Daily Elvis: April 22

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Tupelo, Mississippi



306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.



August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.


Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

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


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Dean Martin recorded “Sway.”

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955


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

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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.

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957


Elvis Presley had his custom built ‘Music Gates’ installed at Gracelands. The gates were designed by Abe Saucer and custom built by John Dillars Jr, of Memphis Doors inc.

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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.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Music Gates at Graceland | April 22, 1957

Elvis Presley New Music Gates at Graceland in 1957 – April 22, 1957

The Military Service Disruption


Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland



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

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

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

G.I. Blues 


Blue Hawaii 


Girls! Girls! Girls! 


The President of The National Federation Of Hairdressers offered a free haircut to the next No.1 group in the UK pop charts. He said The Rolling Stones are the worst, one of them looks as if he’s got a feather duster on his head.’
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.


The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ticket To Ride.’ Taken from the film Help! it was the group’s seventh UK No.1.

In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “It Was A Very Good Year” for inclusion in his “September Of My Years” album. The session was filmed by CBS-TV for a Walter Cronkite special about Sinatra’s 50th birthdaybroadcast on November 16, 1965.

Harum Scarum Post Production


‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs (who were originally called The Troglodytes) as the result of a distribution dispute, the single was available on two competing labels, Atco and Fontana. Since both pressings were taken from the same master recording, Billboard combined the sales for both releases, making “Wild Thing” the only single to simultaneously reach #1 for two labels. The song went on to reach No.1. Fronted by Reg Presley, ‘Wild Thing’ became a major influence on garage rock and punk rock.

The career of young Bruce Springsteen got a boost when his band the Castiles was one of the three winners in a battle of the bands contest at a roller rink in Matawan, New Jersey. The prize for all three top finishing bands was the opportunity to open for the Crystals and the Ad-Libs at the following week’s show.


In the most popular Monkee poll conducted in the music paper Disc & Music Echo, Davy Jones received 63% of the votes, Mickey Dolenz 22%, Peter Tork 8% and Mike Nesmith 7%.



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.

Steve Sholes : Signed Elvis Presley to RCA | Elvis Articles

Stephen H. Sholes – Wikipedia

For Elvis CD Collectors • Remembering Steve Sholes 

Herb Alpert sang the Burt Bacharach composition, “This Guy’s In Love With You,” to his first wife, Sharon, on the Tijuana Brass CBS-TV special “Beat of the Brass.” It was released as a single a few weeks later and rose on the Billboard Hot 100 to #1, where it stayed for four weeks.

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 Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


“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 Presley began a series of nine concerts at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Phoenix.
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.

April 22, 1974 (8:30 pm). Detroit, MI. Olympia Stadium 

Still a Heavy: Elvis Proves He’s Bigger Than Ever  by Lawrence DeVine, Detroit Free News


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.

Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” became the first single to sell more than two million copies.
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


Leaving the stage after his show in Detroit on April 22, 1977

April 22, 1977. (8:30 pm). Detroit, MI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

ELVIS PRESLEY Unused Dinner Ticket #312 OLYMPIA ROOM

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 Wake and Aftermath


Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at the One Love Peace Concert in Jamaica. It was Marley’s first public appearance on the island since being wounded in an assassination attempt a year and a half earlier.

John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first appearance as the Blues Brothers on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”


In Oshawa, Ontario, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards played two concerts for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, an act of court-ordered community service by Richards, who had been arrested for heroin possession in Toronto two years earlier. Richards’ band, the New Barbarians, featured Stones guitarist Ron Wood, bass player Stanley Clarke, Ian McLagan on keyboards and drummer Ziggy Modeliste.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singers seventh US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.


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.


The 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, died four days after suffering a stroke at age 81.


Destiny’s Child went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor.’ Their second chart topper, they were the first US female band to have more than one UK No.1. The song won the trio a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Group.


Linda Susan Boreman, the former adult film actress (Deep Throat) who worked under the stage name Linda Lovelace, died in a Denver hospital after being taken off life support at age 53. She had suffered massive trauma and internal injuries in a car accident 19 days earlier.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.”

Songwriter Felice Bryant died of cancer. Wrote many hits with her husband Boudleaux including; The Everly Brothers, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’ a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.

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.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis at 21 opens » Telfair Museums

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.


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