Daily Elvis: April 22

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Tupelo, Mississippi


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


April 22, 1952

The first nuclear explosion shown on live network television was an atomic test in Nevada.

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an usher at Loew’s State Theatre


April 20, 1954 to mid-October 1954

Elvis began working at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician.


Elvis performed at Texarkana, AR Arkansas Municipal Auditorium

The other acts were Tommy Sands, J.E. & Maxine Brown and Cheesie Nelson as Cheesy and the Flying Saucers.

Scotty, DJ, Elvis and Bill on stage at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana – Apr. 22, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 22 1955 Municipal Auditorium Texarkana AR
Elvis flew from Houston to Las Vegas, Nevada for a 2 week engagement that would be shortened to 1 week. It would be Elvis’ first major career setback.



Custom-built “music gates” were installed at the entrance of Elvis Presley’s Graceland.

Image result for graceland gates installed april 22 1957

Elvis Presley with Arthur Hooten

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The musical gates with the red/orange primer before being painted white.

The Music Gates at Graceland

The Graceland gates in red.


Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.


Alan Freed’s rocksploitation flick, Go, Johnny, Go!, premiered across the  nation today. Also performing in the popular teen flick were Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, the Flamingos, Harvey Fuqua (of Harvey & the Moonglows), the Cadillacs and Ritchie Valens.
Military Service In Germany

Elvis spent his evenings at the Crossbow, where he met Lance LeGault.

G.I. Blues 


Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 


The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair opened its first season.
Publicity stills were shot for Roustabout, some were used by RCA for covers or inserts.

Col Parker considered himself part of the Elvis Presley act.


Harum Scarum Post Production






Country Music Hall of Famer Steve Sholes, the prominent recording executive for RCA Victor who was responsible for recruiting Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, the Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Pee Wee King and most famously: Elvis Presley, died after a heart attack at the age of 57.

Live a Little, Love a Little 


The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera “Tommy” at a show in Dolton, England.

Change of Habit 


“The Johnny Cash Show” on ABC-TV featured guest performers Lynn Anderson and Burl Ives.


Michael Jackson peaked at #2 pop and R&B with “Rockin’ Robin.” The song was a hit for Bobby Day & the Satellites in 1958 and coincidentally also reached #2. The song that kept Jackson out of #1 was Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”
Elvis went back to California to spend the weekend in Palm Springs.

Elvis on Tour 

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona at 3.00 p.m.
Date: 22 Apr 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Phoenix, AZ.
Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: Red Flower suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip Flop & Fly/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Release Me
An American Trilogy
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
After the show he went to his LA home in L.A and April 23, drove to Anaheim where to  the Anaheim Royal Inn.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 22 1973 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Phoenix AZ (3:00 pm) 15000 Fire Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes


The Who’s Tommy Rock Opera was being made into a Movie, April 22, Tina Turner began filming her “Acid Queen” roll. The movie also starred Ann-Margaret.


RCA released the single “T-R-O-U-B-L-E/Mr Songman” – on the USA charts, it made #11 on the Hot Country Chart and #35 on the Hot 100.

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska.
Date: 22 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Omaha, NE.
City Auditorium Arena.
Tickets: 10,546
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: 2001 Theme / C C Rider / I Got A Woman / – segued medley with – / Amen / Love Me / If You Love Me / You Gave Me A Mountain (+ reprise) / Tryin To Get To You / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear / – segued medley with – / Dont Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / America The Beautiful / Polk Salad Annie / Band Introductions / Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) / Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Two Miles Pike ( featuring Tony Brown ) / Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / Love Letters / School Day / Hurt / Hound Dog / Help Me / How Great Thou Art / Little Darlin / Its Now Or Never / Funny How Time Slips Away / Cant Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp
Official Follow that Dream Release: Elvis America
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 22 1976 City Auditorium Arena Omaha NE (8:30 pm) 10546 V-Neck Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.

Photo by Bob Heis

Date: 22 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Detroit, MI
Olympia Stadium.
Tickets: 14,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Blue Christmas
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle Of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love

Detroit … The Second Most Fortunate City for Elvis Presley Concerts

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 22 1977 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (8:30 pm) 14500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes



The rock opera musical “The Who’s Tommy,” starring Michael Cerveris in his Broadway debut, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 899 performances.

April 22, 2008

1960s British singer Tommy Steele claimed he took Elvis Presley on a secret tour of London in 1958; beginning a trend of faded celebs to claim an Elvis connection. Elvis is the most documented person in the world, yet, Elvis associates continue to have to debunk and deny many celeb utterings.

April 22, 2017

From Memphis to Vegas

Story image for elvis presley from Las Vegas Review-Journal

Elvis artifacts still housed at Westgate, hidden from public

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Elvis Presley outfits that were part of “Elvis: The Exhibition” are seen at Westgate Las Vegas in Las Vegas Thursday, April 16, 2015.
From Vegas to Memphis

Elvis’ first home on Audobon Drive in Memphis Tennessee was the scene of a fire.


reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database




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