Daily Elvis: April 24

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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 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 24, 1954

Taking notice of changes in music trends, Billboard magazine featured the headline “Teenagers Demand Music with a Beat – Spur Rhythm and Blues.” Within a year, R&B music by both black and white artists caught the public’s fancy.

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

Perez Prado was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White’. Known as the ‘King of the Mambo’ the instrumental was the theme from the film ‘Underwater’ where Jane Russell can be seen dancing to ‘Cherry Pink’.
Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas in the afternoon, and he performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston, Texas in the evening.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 24 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston TX
Info April 24 1955 Cook’s Hoedown Houston TX

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

April 24, 1956

Elvis with Scotty, Bill and DJ –  did 2 more shows at New Frontier Hotel to a middle aged audience with Sheeky Greene the comedian and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra playing along.

Frame grab from Hollywood or Bust – 1956

A Hollywood Movie Production, filming in Vegas had a shot of the marquee of the New Frontier.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 24 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

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

April 24, 1957

16 year old Ricky Nelson released his first single, “I’m Walkin'” b/w “Teenager’s Romance.” Both sides made it to the Billboard Top 5, with B-side “Teenager’s Romance” reaching #2 and his Fats Domino cover going to #4. It was the first of Nelson’s two single releases on the Verve label prior to beginning a long association with Imperial Records.

The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the Garden in Cincinnati for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, theFive Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.

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

The Military Service Disruption

April 24, 1958

In Milwaukee, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played three shows at the Riverside Theatre, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

At the Decca Recording Studio in the Pythian Temple, New York City, Bobby Darin recorded his composition “Early In The Morning.” When first released as a single, it was credited to the Ding Dongs, and eventually to the Rinky-Dinks, to conceal Darin’s identity while under contract to another label. The Rinky-Dinks version peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 while Buddy Holly’s competing rendition reached #32.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

April 24, 1959

After 24 years of Saturday nights on radio and nine years on television, the final installment of the musical countdown show “Your Hit Parade” was presented on NBC-TV

Buddy Holly hit #1 on the U.K. Singles chart six weeks after his death with the Paul Anka song “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

The Drifters released the “There Goes My Baby,” co-written by lead singer Ben E. King. This was the first single by the second incarnation of the Drifters (previously known as the 5 Crowns), who assumed the group name in 1958 after manager George Treadwell fired the remaining members of the original lineup.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

April 24, 1960

G.I. Blues 

April 24, 1961

Del Shannon‘s “Runaway” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, enabling him to finally quit his job as a carpet salesman. The song also reached the top of the chart in the UK and has since been ranked at #466 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Bob Dylan appeared on Harry Belafonte’s album ‘The Midnight Special’ playing harmonica on the title track. Dylan was paid a $50 session fee for this his first ever recording.

Blue Hawaii 

April 24, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

In Nashville, singer Brenda Lee, then 18, married 19-year-old building contractor Ronnie Shacklett, six months after meeting him at a Jackie Wilson concert. They have two daughters.
Elvis had ordered a lot of books at the Readin’ & Ritin’ Shop.

April 24, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production


April 24, 1965

The Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was #1 on the Album chart for the third out of 13 weeks.

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Game Of Love’, a No.2 hit in the UK. Wayne took his name from DJ Fontana the Elvis Presley drummer. Eric Stewart guitarist in the Mindbenders went on join Hotlegs and 10CC.

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 24, 1966

The Dave Clark Five performed “Catch Us If You Can” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Roberta Peters, Jose Greco, Alan Sherman, Shelley Berman, and mouse puppet Topo Gigio also appeared.

Spinout Production

April 24, 1967

Clambake Production


April 24, 1968

Louis Armstrong was at #1 in the UK with the single “What A Wonderful World”. At 66 years of age, it made him the oldest act ever to score a UK #1. The song stalled at #32 in the US, but Louis is also the oldest person to reach #1 on the Billboard chart, a feat he accomplished in 1964 with “Hello Dolly”. Until George Burns in 1980.

The Beatles new company, Apple Records turned down the offer to sign new artist David Bowie. (Apple later signed Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger and Billy Preston).

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 24, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 24, 1970

Invited to a White House dinner by Tricia Nixon, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick brought radical Abbie Hoffman with her but he was turned away at the door by Secret Service agents. Slick also left.

April 24, 1971

April 24, 1972

One of John Lennon’s most controversial singles, “Woman Is the Nigger of the World” is released in the US. The song actually reached #57 on Billboard’s Hot 100, despite virtually every radio station in the country refusing to play it. The phrase was originally uttered by Yoko Ono during a magazine interview in 1967 and John would later explain that he was making a point that women deserved higher status in society.

Elvis on Tour Production


Elvis performed at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, and Lisa Marie was in the audience.
Date: 24 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Anaheim, CA.
Convention Center
Tickets: 8,500
Costume: White Stone Eagle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: City To City
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 24 1973 Convention Center Anaheim CA (8:30 pm) 8500 Orange Sunburst Original belt Green Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 24, 1974

April 24, 1975

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia. Jerry Scheff returned on bass for the first time in 2 years.

Date: 24 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Macon, GA.
Macon Coliseum
Tickets: 10,242
Costume: Dark Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Promised Land
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: We’ll Make You Happy CD 1 (from Love Me to I’ll Remember You)

Before and after his show in Macon, GA on April 24, 1975

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 24 1975 Macon Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 10242 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Black Suit Yes Yes Ye
In a parody of recent public offers in the millions of dollars, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels went on the air and offered the Beatles the whopping sum of $3,000 if they agreed to reunite on the NBC-TV show. as it turned out,   Paul and Linda McCartney spent the evening with John Lennon at his New York Dakota apartment and watched Saturday Night Live on TV. Producer of the show Lorne Michaels made an offer on air asking The Beatles to turn up and play three songs live. Lennon and McCartney thought about taking a cab to the studio, but decided they were too tired. This was the last time Lennon and McCartney were together.
Wings’ “At The Speed Of Sound” went to #1 on the US album chart. It was Paul McCartney’s fifth #1 after he left The Beatles.
Elvis performed at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
Date: 24 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
San Diego Sports
Tickets: 17,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
My Woman, My Life
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

‘The First Time Ever I Lay With You’ New Import CD: Out soon from the E. P. Collector label  “The First Time Ever I Lay With You” San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show AUDIENCE RECORDING.
The San Diego, April 24th, 1976 afternoon show is previously unreleased and moreover, it is completely a new show for Elvis fans – never before in circulation, in any form!
Elvis April ’76 tour was rated as very good one, with longer shows and variable set list. Unlike later that year, when Elvis ended his concerts quickly after introductions of his band, here he gave no less than 9 songs after ‘School Day’ orchestra solo! Elvis’ drummer Ronnie Tutt was back in band and pianist Shane Kiester was replaced by Tony Brown.
Among the concert highlights there are ‘Tryin’ To Get To You’, ‘America’, ‘Hurt’, ‘Burning Love’ and ‘How Great Thou Art’.  One song stands out: rare, heartfelt performance of complete version of ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’. This song was performed only 3 known times, in 1976.
This concert is taken from a recently found first generation audience recorded cassette tape. The nicely designed digipak has a great collection of quality images taken in San Diego, CA, April 24, 1976.
Go to ‘Elvis All The CD News’ for tracklist and more details 

Departing the Lisa Marie with Linda Thompson in San Diego on April 24, 1976

San Diego, CA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 24 1976 San Diego Sports San Diego CA (8:30 pm) 17500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes
Elvis performed at the Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
RCA recorded “Little Darlin” and Elvis playing the piano as he sang ‘Unchained Melody’ – with no other band accompaniments. RCA recorded this track and later overdubbed it with percussion, bass and organ instruments. The tracks were released on the album ‘Moody Blue’.
Elvis Presley made some of his last recordings during a concert at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Two songs from the show, “Little Darlin'” and “Unchained Melody,” along with “If You Love Me (Let Me Know),” recorded in Kalamazoo, Michigan two nights later, appeared in heavily overdubbed mixes on “Moody Blue,” the last Elvis Presley album released during his lifetime.
Date: 24 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Ann Arbor, MI.
Crisler Arena.
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Tryin’ To Get To You
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Blue Hawaii [excerpt]
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
My Way
Polk Salad Annie

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt [twice]
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Little Darlin’

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: “Fans to Fans”   and “Shaking Up The Great Lakes”
A Profile of the King on Stage  Elvis at Cazzie’s House 
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 24 1977 Crisler Arena Ann Arbor MI (8:30 pm) 12000 1974 Arabian Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Ray Charles’ ‘Georgia On My Mind’ was proclaimed the state song of Georgia. The music to the song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael who also recorded a version of the song in New York in the same year. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded it in 1960 on the album The Genius Hits the Road.


IBM introduced the Personal Computer.


Stevie Wonder’s duet with Paul McCartney, “Ebony & Ivory,” reached #1 in Britain and would soon be #1 pop for seven weeks in the states (#8 R&B).

Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, the Coasters, Lou Christie, the Duprees, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, and special guest Bobby Rydell played the Spectrum in Philadelphia.


1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


A day after its release, the “We are the World” album was certified Gold.


Tom Petty released his first solo album, “Full Moon Fever.”


The Cleveland Orchestra filed a $7 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson after discovering the singer had used part of their recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on his “Dangerous” album.

“Elvis — The Great Performances” aired on CBS-TV. The event was hosted by Priscilla from Graceland.

Image result for elvis the great performances vhs


More than 40,000 people were in attendance as Farm Aid VI took place in Ames, Iowa. Performers included Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, the Highwaymen, Ricky Van Shelton, Arlo Guthrie, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Ringo Starr, the Kentucky Headhunters, theCharlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.


The Bee Gees released their 22nd and final studio album, “This Is Where I Came In.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The first official UK download chart was compiled after the big five record companies- EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal combined for a Digital Download day. Over 150,000 computer users had downloaded 1.1m tracks. The Net Parade Top 3: No.3, Tatu, ‘All The Things She Said’, No, 2, Coldplay ‘Clocks’ and No.1 Christina Aguilera, ‘Beautiful.’

Dixie Chicks launched a publicity campaign to explain their position after the controversy of Natalie Maines’ statement regading the Iraq war. During a prime-time interview with TV personality Diane Sawyer, Maines said she remained proud of her original statement. The band also appeared naked (with private parts strategically covered) on the current cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine, with slogans such as “Traitors”, “Saddam’s Angels”, “Dixie Sluts”, “Proud Americans”, “Hero”, “Free Speech”, and “Brave” printed on their bodies. The slogans represented the labels (both positive and negative) that had been placed on them in the aftermath of Maines’ statemen


The Vermont Teddy Bear Company ended its release of the limited edition Elvis Bear 2. The bears were to be offered (March 29-April 24, 2004) at more than 750 Kroger stores free of charge with a minimum purchase.


In Vienna, U.S. President George W. Bush was denied a luxury suite at the Imperial Hotel because Mick Jagger, who was in town with the Rolling Stones on a tour, had booked it first.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


t the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona, the Beach Boys began their 37-date Reunion Tour. They also unveiled a clip of “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” their first new song in two decades and the first single from their reunion album.



Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic champion, told ABC-TV interviewer Diane Sawyer “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” and that he is transitioning to a life in that gender. The 65 year-old Jenner said he first decided to transition to living publicly as a woman in the 1980s after the end of his two marriages, and that he took hormones for five years before stopping treatment.

Songwriter Sid Tepper, who collaborated with writing partner Roy C. Bennett on more than 300 published songs, including nearly 50 of them for Elvis Presley movies, died at the age of 96.  (Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Kiss Of Fire, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, G.I. Blues, Puppet On A String, The Young Ones, New Orleans, Nuttin’ For Christmas, The Lady Loves Me)

Sid Tepper – Wikipedia

Sid Tepper dies at 96; songwriter for Elvis, other stars

Songwriter Sid Tepper Remembers writing for the King | Elvis Articles

Sid Tepper Dead: Wrote Songs for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra – Variety



Toya Wright Wears Elvis Presley T-Shirt In Photo From Coachella And …

Celebrity Insider (blog)Apr. 16, 2018 One angry fan said: “All this black girl magic is going on, and she got on Elvi. Why Elvis? He was openly racist!!!! I don’t understand blacks who seem to take pride in wearing these racist people on their shirts! Elvis would never rock a shirt with any black person! Girl, he said I’m the only thing blacks can do …

Was Elvis Presley a cultural appropriator of black music?

Story image for how did elvis get turned into a racist from New York Times

How Did Elvis Get Turned Into a Racist?

New York TimesAug. 10, 2007
ONE of the songs Elvis Presley liked to perform in the ’70s was Joe South’s “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” its message clearly spelled out in the title. Sometimes he would preface it with the 1951 Hank Williams recitation “Men With Broken Hearts,” which may well have been South’s original inspiration. “You’ve …

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