Daily Elvis April 25

Give us this day, April 25, our daily Elvis

April 25, 1912

Gladys Love Smith was born in Pontotoc County, Mississippi,

Relatives: Gladys Love Smith

Relatives: The Smith Grandparents

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1949

An article by Deac Aylesworth in Look Magazine predicted that radio was doomed and that within three years, TV would overshadow radio completely.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952 –

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

Fats Domino had his seventh Top 10 R&B single in a row with “Going to the River” (#2). Of his first thirty chart 45s, an amazing twenty-eight would make the Top 10.

April 20, 1954 – 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.

April 25, 1955

Elvis began a 5 day tour with artists from TNT Records at M-B Corral Club, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Elvis left for Seymour, an hour away, for a second performance but didn’t arrive before midnight because he ran out of gas and money.
The hardcore Elvis fans were still waiting for him when he finally got on stage at the High School, Seymour, Texas. For a long moment Elvis just stood there with his eyes closed, not saying a word and Scotty stepped up behind Elvis, pretending to wind him up. With that, Elvis grabbed his guitar and the show was on.

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 25 1955 M-B Corral Wichita Falls TX TNT Records Tour Yes
Info April 25 1955 High School Auditorium Seymour TX TNT Records Tour

April 25, 1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” was the #1 song.

Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra played for the Vegas Crowd, while Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys struggled on stage for night number three of a planned 14 night run.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 25 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 25 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

 

April 25, 1957

April 25, 1958

Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played the Municipal Theatre in Minneapolis, 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.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 25, 1959

From his last pre-army recording session, Elvis Presley’s double A-side single “I Need Your Love Tonight/”A Fool Such as I” reached number four on the Billboard pop singles chart,

“I Need Your Love Tonight” would reach No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1959 for five weeks

A Fool Such as I, initially released as B-side to “I Need Your Love Tonight“, was an even bigger hit, reaching number one in the UK and number two in the United States (1959). It became a platinum record. The Elvis Presley version went to number sixteen on the R&B charts and featured backing vocals by The Jordanaires.

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Military Service in Germany

Knocking Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place” from the top spot, ending its nine-week run at number one on the chart: Elvis Presley‘s first release since leaving the US Army, “Stuck On You/Fame and Fortune”, tops the Billboard chart becoming his first number-one single of the 1960s and thirteenth to date. It reached #3 in the UK.
The record had been so highly anticipated, it sold over one million copies before it was even recorded.
Elvis’ Sinatra TV show performance has yet to be aired on television.
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Elvis had music rehearsals in the morning which were followed by wardrobe tests in the afternoon for G.I. Blues Production

April 25, 1961

Research engineer/inventor Robert Noyce was granted a patent for an integrated circuit, or microchip. Noyce, nicknamed the “Mayor of Silicon Valley,” co-founded the Intel Corporation in 1968.

Blue Hawaii 

April 25, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

April 25, 1963

April 25, 1964

The Beatles had 14 singles on the American chart.

April 25, 1965

More than 16,000 fans saw the Rolling Stones perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto.

Harum Scarum 

April 25, 1966

Double Trouble 

April 25, 1967

RCA released a Double Trouble Soundtrack single: Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) */That’s Someone You Never Forget   backed with  “That’s Someone You Never Forget” (from the 1962 album Pot Luck) as the B-side. (US) RCA 47-9115 spent 6 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 63 on the week ending June 10

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Clambake 

April 25, 1968

The Beatles refuse to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show. Ringo Starr would later explain, “Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don’t do benefits.”

A survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed that listening on the job to Radio 1, the major Pop and Rock station of the BBC, made workers less productive.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 25, 1969

Change of Habit 

April 25, 1970

The Jackson Five achieve their second straight US #1 single with “ABC”. It was also a Top Ten hit in the UK, topping out at #8.

In an unlikely combination, Wilson Pickett charted with the bubblegum-pop hit-makers the Archies’ 1969 smash “Sugar Sugar.” Pickett’s version reached #4 R&B and a surprising #25 pop.

After playing a concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, where men in the crowd taunted the interracial band Pacific Gas and Electric, the group is shot at as their van leaves the club. Four bullets hit the vehicle but no one is hurt.

April 25, 1971

April 25, 1972

Elvis on Tour 

Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, and Jerry Lee Lewis played at the Cole Field House in Maryland, with Berry backed by Springsteen’s band.
Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 4.30 in the “Lucky” Jumpsuit and Blue Rain Suit at 8.30 p.m.
Date: 25 Apr 1973
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Fresno, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Lightblue Swirls 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
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
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: 0
Date: 25 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fresno, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Lightblue Swirls 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
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
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: 0
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 25 1973 Selland Arena Fresno CA (4:00 pm) 7500 Lucky Original belt
Info April 25 1973 Selland Arena Fresno CA (8:30 pm) 7500 Blue Rain Original belt Yes

April 25, 1974

April 25, 1975

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida.

Date: 25 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jacksonville, FL.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 10,532
Costume: White 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
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Damn Fine Show
 
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 25 1975 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville FL (8:30 pm) 10532 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Arena, Long Beach, California at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. The afternoon show track ‘My Woman, My Wife’ written by Marty Robbins was never released, though it was officially recorded by RCA.
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
America
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
My Woman, My Life
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Date: 25 Apr 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Long Beach , CA.
Long Beach Arena
Tickets: 14,000
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
Tryin’ To Get To You
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hurt
And I Love You So
Burning Love
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Long Beach
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 25 1976 Long Beach Arena Long Beach CA (2:30 pm) 14000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info April 25 1976 Long Beach Arena Long Beach CA (8:30 pm) 14000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes
The musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way,” featuring performances by guests Natalie Cole and Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band aired on ABC-TV.
Elvis Presley makes what will be the last recordings of his life at a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Center. Three songs from the show will appear in heavily overdubbed mixes on the posthumously released Presley album, “Moody Blue”.
Date: 25 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Saginaw, MI.
Saginaw Center
Tickets: 7,197
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
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

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

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Greetings From Saginaw
 

Elvis Heats Up Saginaw Crowd

By Anthony A. Rocha And Janet I. Martineau
The Saginaw News : April 27, 1977

Falling scarves, embattled police, screaming women, popping flash bulbs and a sneering singer an Elvis Presley concert make. And such was the case Monday night at Wendler Arena as the legendary ‘King’ paid his first of two visits to Saginaw. An Elvis concert makes for an interesting time of people watching – not only watching this pulsating superstar sing and work his magic but watching the legions of fans carry on. It appears they’d kill just to snatch one of the sweaty scarves he flings at them like golden coins.

Elvis, despite being in his 40s and carrying extra pounds, still turns ’em on. He still has that animal magic, that power that with a single swivel or smirk or glare can elicit screams of ‘Oh Elllllllll-vis. We love you!’

He looks tired and a bit the worse for wear. He doesn’t girate nearly as much as he used to. His singing time amounts to less than an hour of the 2 1/2 hour concert.

But despite that, he sings as well as ever. His sense of humor sparkles. In fact, he seemed in rare form Monday – he didn’t forget any words to any songs as he has in the past, he didn’t get as winded as he did at the Pontiac concert in 1976, and he seemed to be having as good a time as his fans.

One gets the impression he views this as a big put-on, surveying his adoring fans like a conquering hero.

Among the songs he tossed out were ‘C. C. Rider’, ‘I Got A Woman’, ‘Amen’, ‘Treat Me Like A Fool’, ‘This Time’, ‘Jsilhouse Rock’, ‘It’s Now Or Never’, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘What’d I Say’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Hawaiian Wedding Song’, and his new ‘Hurt’. He also did a very effective, and highly appreciated, ‘My Way’.

He mumbled to his band and back-up singers, teased with the audience by saying ‘What did you say, honey? to women who shouted endearments and once said ‘Is that me?’ when surprised by a low note he hit.

When he wiped his furrowed brow with one of the colorful scarves and then threw it into the crowd, he smirked at the commotion it caused. When a fan on top of someone’s shoulders threw him a bunch of flowers he bantered with her a bit, gave the flowers back at her request and kissed her. The arena went mad.

Police on duty, trying to keep fans from rushing the stage, fought a never ending battle, but for the most part seemed to keep a sense of humor about all the hoopia.

When one girl pleaded with a female officer to try to grab a scarf for her, the officer retorted, ‘And get killed? No way!!! Toward the end, as the frenzy reached its peak, the battle was a losing one.

Presley does everything he can to continue his mystique. There are the slow built-up entrance and quick exit, the white outfits bedecked with glitter, the fingers full of sparkling rings. He still enters to the tune of Strauss’ ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ (best known as the theme song from the movie ‘2001. A Space Odyssey’) which is geared to point excitement. And there still is the constant hawking of ‘super Elvis momentoes, a reminder of your night with Elvis.’ For prices ranging from $2 to $5 you can get big color posters of a younger Elvis, belt buckles and big buttons, pennants and necklaces. Business was booming.

The only thing he didn’t do in Saginaw which he usually does elsewhere was rip his pants. (Which brings us to other stories people have written about how terribly fat Elvis has become. OK, he’s not the hulking mass many writers would have us believe he is). Fans of Presley are loyal, dedicated and devoted to a point or near-reverence for the semi-deity of popular music. Form matters more than substance and content to them.

‘I have always liked him since he first started singing’, said a bank clerk who admitted to being in her mid-40s, ‘My mother, who is 69, is here and she’s just tickled. My brother thinks he is the best singer ever. My 36-year-old married daughter is really crazy about him. and my youngest son and his girlfriend are sitting there really enjoying him. Such remarks typified the mood of the audience.

‘I like him better now than when he was younger’, said Mrs. Delphine Isquierdo, 2204 Phelon. ‘I came here with my youngest girl, who is a student at Central Michigan University, who sent in for the tickets then dragged us along.’ Did the front row seats go to special people?’

‘As soon as we heard about the Presley concert I went right to the post office, got a money order and mailed it out’, said Mrs. Bonnie Blower, 1605 N. Carolina. She said she nearly fainted when she got the tickets back for front-row seats. ‘I mean they were center section and I Could hardly believe it.’

Mrs. James Campau of 1563 Treanor said not even her recent operation could keep her away. ‘Just to be there in the front section and see him was worth it all. Said Mrs. Sharon Hanson, 31 and a Social Services supervisor, ‘it’s his voice, I like his voice. He’s such a good singer. One 50ish man, asked on the side if it was his wife who dragged him here, nodded and said, ‘Yes. But you know, he is pretty good, even yet.’

Entertaining before the show was a Gospel group with a bass who vibrated the rafters with his slow notes (and later heckled Elvis with those low notes); a trio of black soul singers and comedian Jackie Culhane who complained, ‘Elvis was met by Mayor Tortora, I was met by sister Ardeth’.

Elvis Presley: Ann Arbor Michigon: April 25, 1977

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 25 1977 Saginaw Center Saginaw MI (8:30 pm) 7197 1974 Arabian Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

1978

Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

Gordon Lightfoot’s album “Endless Wire” was certified Gold.

1981

Paul McCartney, who is reluctant to tour because of death threats he was receiving in the wake of John Lennon’s murder, decides to disband Wings.

2015

Eagles’ drummer Don Henley lashed out on his Facebook page against fans using cell phones to capture images and video at the band’s concerts. “The madness, the rudeness, the thoughtlessness must stop. Constantly looking at the world through a viewfinder is not seeing. Listening to live music while recording on a smartphone is not hearing. Experiencing life second-hand is not living. Be here now.” At Eagles’ shows on their most recent tour, ushers were instructed to reprimand those who ignored the ban and remove repeat offenders.

2017

Estelle Brown Birthday on Tour in Europe: Currently touring as part of our ‘An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians’ show

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/

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