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

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

1949

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

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

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

Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Such A Night.’ The singer’s first of three UK No.1’s. He became deaf in his right ear aged 13 after an accident and would later perform wearing a hearing aid. Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 music video for ‘Come On Eileen’, used footage of Ray from 1954. The lyrics of the song say, “Poor old Johnnie Ray sounded sad upon the radio / he moved a million hearts in mono”.

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

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

April 25, 1955

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs issued a report that stated, in the words of the British delegate, John Walker, there was a “definite connection between increased marijuana smoking and that form of entertainment known as bebop and rebop.”

 

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

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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

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

April 25, 1957

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

The Military Service Disruption

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Singer Eddie Cochran was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, California, nine days after a single-vehicle accident in England that led to his death.
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’s number 1 in the USA for four weeks and only 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

Freddie and the Dreamers, Eydie GorméCharo with Xavier Cugat and his orchestra, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, Shelley Berman and Topo Gigio performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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

Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles embark upon their next project, recording the theme to ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ at Abbey Road studios in London.

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

Image result for Elvis Presley Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)

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 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

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

According to the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, “streaking” was so popular that Yes and Gregg Allman concerts had been interrupted by practitioners of the fad, and at a recent Beach Boys concert the band had been streaked by members of its own crew.

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
 

 

Elvis Presley | Jacksonville Florida | April 25, 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 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

 

Elvis Presley: Ann Arbor Michigon: April 25, 1977

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

The Wake and Aftermath

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.

1982

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th No.1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!”. It was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine and in 2007 was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles. The song had been offered to Michael Jackson for his Bad album.

U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree. Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year produced the hit singles ‘With or Without You’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’.

1994

A judge found Michael Bolton’s 1991 hit “Love Is A Wonderful Thing” to be a plagiarized version of the Isley Brothers’ 1966 song of the same name, even though Bolton protested that he’d never heard the Isley Brothers’ song.

1997

U2’s ‘Pop Mart’ world tour kicked off at The Las Vegas San Boyd Stadium in front of 35,000 fans. The tour featured the largest video screen in the world and would visit 80 cities around the planet.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

In this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, Paul McCartney was confirmed as the world’s richest musician with a fortune worth over £760m. Madonna was 4th in the list with £227m, Mick Jagger 6th with £175m and Elton John 7th with £170m. Ozzy Osbourne became the 24th richest musician after earning an estimated £42m from his MTV show The Osbournes. And Simon Fuller was said to have earned over £50m from sales of the ‘Pop Idol’ TV show.

Singer/songwriter/pianist/civil rights activist Nina Simone was laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. She had lived in France since 1992, and died there on April 21.

2005

Bruce Springsteen played the first show of his Devils & Dust Tour at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

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.

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

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

2017

Estelle Brown Birthday on Tour in Europe: Currently touring as part of our ‘An Evening with Elvis’ Friends and Original Musicians’ show
2018

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Reference Sites:

April 25th – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

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