Daily Elvis: April 26

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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)


At Biggs Studio in Dallas, singer/songwriter Ernest Tubb recorded five songs, including his classic “Walking The Floor Over You.”

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


Hank Williams made his only network television appearance, singing “Hey Good Lookin,'” on NBC-TV’s “The Kate Smith Evening Hour.”

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 26, 1954

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

At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, the Platters recorded four songs, including “Only You (And You Alone),” at their first session for Mercury Records. This version of “Only You (And You Alone)” was a re-make of a song they first recorded for the Federal label in May 1954.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium Big Spring, Texas  along with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee and Walking-A-Ranch Hands
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Joyce Railsback, a fan who had been keeping a diary about all their broadcasts on the Hayride, finally got see them in person here and wrote that Elvis wore pink pants and a pink shirt with black trim. After the show she got to meet him and have a Hayride program autographed
Stanley Oberst wrote that having arrived in Big Spring earlier in the day, Elvis met and ate with Oscar Glickman, the owner and operator of The Record Shop at 211 S Main St., not far from the auditorium. Promoting his Sun recordings, Elvis attempted to sell Glickman copies from the trunk of his car, a practice of self promotion not uncommon for many artists in those days. Though reluctant and with little faith in the boy’s future as a performer, he was won over by Elvis’ charm.  He bought a box of 78s and reputedly put one record on the shelf and the rest in the basement.7
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 26 1955 City Auditorium Big Spring TX (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

April 26, 1956

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DJ Fontana, Scotty Moore, Bill Black with Elvis poolside in Vegas

Relaxing by the pool between shows April 26, 1956 Photo © courtesy EPE, Inc.

The Band with the Boy Singer – promotional pictures printed in teenaged magazines.

Elvis surrounded by girls girls girls and being the most photogenic and photographed

Another painful set of shows for an Adult Vegas Audience for Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys at  New Frontier Hotel Vegas.

Bill Willard, a reviewer for the Las Vegas Sun Link newspaper, panned the performance writing, ‘For the teen-agers, the long, tall Memphis lad is a whiz; for the average Vegas spender or showgoer, a bore. His musical sound with a combo of three is uncouth, matching to a great extent the lyric content of his nonsensical songs’.

Willard may have captured the dismay that older Vegas audiences had with the young upstart, but Las Vegas resident Ed Jameson caught a vision of the future Elvis would have in Vegas. Penning a rebuttal to Willard’s review, Jameson wrote, ‘He is not a Rock ‘n’ Roller nor is he a cowboy singer. He is something new coming over the horizon all by himself and he deserves his ever-growing audience. Nobody should miss him. Parents would do well to take their children to hear him.  It would be a good way to get to know and understand your own kids’.

Reviews : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel April 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 26 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 26 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer


Harry Belafonte signed for the then-unheard-of sum of $1 million with RCA Records. Known as the King of Calypso, Belafonte was actually from the Bronx.
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

The Military Service Disruption

April 26, 1958

In Chicago, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played two shows at the Civic Opera House, 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, theChantels, 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 26, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis had music rehearsals for G.I. Blues Production
Joan Blackman and Elvis finishing Location filming in Hawaii for Blue Hawaii production –
Elvis and Joan Blackman "Blue Hawaii" - On April 26, 1962 location filming in Hawaii was completed.

April 26, 1962

Jerry Lee Lewis‘ arrives in London to begin a tour of England. It has been four years since Lewis fled the UK because of the disclosure that he was married to his then thirteen year old cousin, Myra Gale Brown – their young son had drowned in the family pool days earlier. Lewis would perform thirty-two times and gross nearly $50,000.

At RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World studios in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded his compositions “Having A Party” and “Bring It On Home To Me.”

On location shooting for the Elvis Presley film “Girls! Girls! Girls!” finished.

April 26, 1963

Frankie Avalon inks a deal to appear in the Hollywood movie, Beach Party, where he and Annette Funicello would sing, battle a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale And The Del Tones. They would make many beach movie together in the 1960s and an 1980s reunion movie practically direct to VHS.

UK’s Musical Express features an Elvis cover and colour poster.

April 26, 1964

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five headlined the NME poll winner’s concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London.

April 26, 1965

Bob Dylan made his first visit to England to promote his album, “Bringing It All Back Home.” Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker chronicled the tour for the documentary “Don’t Look Back.”

April 26, 1966

Dusty Springfield was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the singers only UK No.1. When recording the track, Springfield was not satisfied with her vocal until she had recorded forty-seven takes.

t EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded the John Lennon composition “And Your Bird Can Sing.” It was used as the theme song of the Beatles’s cartoon series during its third season. Lennon later referred to the song as “another of my throwaways … fancy paper around an empty box.”

April 26, 1967


April 26, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 26, 1969

Dorothy Morrison & the Edwin Hawkins Singers hit the pop charts with the pure gospel song “Oh Happy Day,” which broke all barriers on its way to #4 pop and million-seling status.

During the band’s second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco in California. It was during this show that ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was played live for the first time.

Canada’s Guess Who  latest single “These Eyes” entered the Billboard Top 40. It would climb to #6 and was followed by twelve more hits over the next five years. Lead singer Burton Cummings would later recall; “We fought RCA tooth and nail not to release that as a single because we wanted to be a Rock band.”


Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 26, 1970

John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Tom Jones were the guest stars on Raquel Welch’s NBC-TV special, “Raquel!”

The original Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” starring Elaine Stritch, Barbara Barrie, Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, Charles Kimbrough, and Beth Howland, opened at New York’s Alvin Theatre for 705 performances.

April 26, 1971

John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison officially end their plans to appeal Paul McCartney’s efforts to legally dissolve The Beatles.

Elvis flew to Memphis. He would be at the movies most nights and the theater would be closed to all but the inner circle.

April 26, 1973

In Howard Hughes’ airplane, Elvis arrives as the Fresno Air Terminal, fans mob the airports and tv news and press media do full coverage.

His stage and personal wear blur, the Cisco Kid Vest:

We can see here Elvis in april 26 1973 in Fresno using as personal wardrobe his 1971 sleeveless Cisco kid jacket . It was the last time that he wear it.

In the White Snowflake Jumpsuit, Elvis performed at the International Sports Arena, San Diego. California.

Elvis Still Rock Royalty  by Carol Olten The San Diego Union


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Date: 26 Apr 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Diego, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: White Snowflike 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
I’m Leaving
Hound Dog
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

Elvis Presley | April 26, 1973 | San Diego, California

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
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Info April 26 1973 Sports Arena San Diego CA (8:30 pm) 15000 1973 Snowflake Original belt White Suit Yes

April 26, 1974

Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “The Way We Were” charted, becoming their thirty-third of forty-two Top 100 singles. The same day, the quintessential disco hit “The Hustle,” by the late great Van McCoy, entered the hit list, rising to #1 pop and R&B.
B.J. Thomas not only reached the top spot on both the Cash Box Best Sellers list and the Billboard Hot 100, he also set a record for the number one song with the longest title with “Hey Won’t You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. The tune was not a hit in the UK.
Elvis performed at the Curtis-Hixon Auditorium, Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m;the afternoon show was recorded on Soundboard
Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Grey 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
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
That’s All Right
Heartbreak Hotel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: The King Rocks On Tampa

Hefty And Hot, Elvis Still Carries Weight with Fans  by Victor Livingston, St. Petersburg Times

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Date: 26 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixson Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Burning Love
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
My Boy
Alfie (1 line)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info April 26 1975 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (2:30 pm) 7500 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 26 1975 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (8:30 pm) 7500 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
‘Wings At The Speed Of Sound’ went to No.1 on the US album chart. Paul McCartney’s fifth No.1 album after The Beatles became his most successful American chart album, spending seven unconsecutive weeks at No.1. The album featured the hits ‘Let ‘Em In’ and ‘Silly Love Songs’
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.



April 26, 1976 (8:30 pm) Seattle, WA.
Date: 26 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Tickets: 14,687
Costume: Aztec (Dark 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
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
And I Love You So
Hound Dog
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Blue Suede Shoes
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live In Seattle

The Elvis Presley Army – 14,687 Strong  Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 27, 1976

Boarding the Lisa Marie in Long Beach, CA on April 26, 1976 heading for Seattle, WA

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
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Info April 26 1976 Coliseum Seattle WA (8:30 pm) 14687 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
In New York City, the disco boom really got rolling with the opening of Steve Rubell’s new ultra-exclusive club, Studio 54. Among the guests invited to opening night: Mick Jagger and wife Bianca, Cher, Donald and Ivana Trump, Debbie Harry, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, Salvador Dali, Martha Graham, Brooke Shields, Margaux Hemingway, Jerry Hall, and Robin Leach.
The National Enquirer ups the ante by publishing new photos of Elvis and claiming he’s had a recent face lift.​
Elvis performed at the Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Photo by Bob Heis
Date: 26 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kalamazoo, MI.
Wings Stadium.
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Mexican Sundial 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
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Memories From Kalamazoo
Bob Heis Photo:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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Info April 26 1977 Wings Stadium Kalamazoo MI (8:30 pm) 7500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


“Ringo,” an updated, musical version of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper,” aired on NBC-TV, with Ringo Starr in the lead role and George Harrison as narrator. Ringo sang his best-remembered Beatles songs, “Act Naturally,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Art Carney, John Ritter, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Price, Angie Dickinson, and Mike Douglas also appeared;  but the effort still finishes 53rd out of 65 shows.


Blondie were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK No.1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a No.1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to help compose and perform a song for the soundtrack, but she declined.

The Carpenters’ fifth television special “Music Music Music,” with guest stars Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson, aired on ABC.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Mike McCartney unveiled the £40,000 statue of The Beatles by John Doubleday at the new £8 million Cavern Walks shopping centre in Liverpool, England. John’s first wife, Cynthia, was also in attendance.


Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed the Mick Jagger solo track Just Another Night was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name. Alley was claiming $7m in profits from the track. During the case Sly Dunbar played drums to the court to show how the beats were different in each song and Mick sang and played demos of his song to show the court the development of the track. At the end of the week-long trial, Jagger won the case.


ABC’s telecast of U2: A Year in POP becomes the lowest-rated prime-time program in the history of major network television.


Destiny’s Child were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Survivor’, Janet Jackson was at No.1 on the US chart with ‘All For You’ and Shaggy and Ricardo RikRok Ducent had the Australian No.1 single with ‘It Wasn’t Me’

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


David Cassidy guest-starred in an episode of CBS-TV’s “The Agency.”


Tinchy Stryder feat N-dubz started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Number 1’, the first time ever that a single called ‘Number 1’ has made it to the top of the UK charts.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Dionne Warwick and the surviving members of The Shirelles launched a lawsuit against the producers of a new Broadway musical called Baby It’s You, accusing them of cashing in on the plaintiffs’ stories and successes while using plaintiffs’ names, likenesses and biographical information without their consent.


US country singer George Jones who had a string of No.1 songs between the 1950s and 1990s, died aged 81. Nicknamed Possum, his signature song was He Stopped Loving Her Today, a track about love and death. He was married to Tammy Wynette between 1969 and 1975 and the pair recorded several songs together in the 1970s.

George Jones toured on the same country play bills as Elvis in the early 1950s.

George Jones and Elvis | ElvisBlog

The King Is Gone (So Are You) – Wikipedia

Elvis Presley Singing George Jones Hit is Absolutely Epic

BEYOND BELIEF: “No Stranger to this House” – Elvis Joins George


In the first week after the death of Pop star Prince, fans bought 654,000 copies of his albums and downloaded 2.82 million of his songs. “The Very Best of Prince”, “Purple Rain” and “The Hits / The B-Sides” re-entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at 1, 2 and 6, respectively.


Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale.


Watch a 4-year-old Bruno Mars perform as Elvis and speak to Jonathan Ross

Why are so many celebrities connected to a Lake Worth radio station?

Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter, Buys Trendy Silver Lake …

Architectural Digest– Riley Keough, a rising actress and the eldest grandchild of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, recently dropped just over $1.3 million to purchase a home base for herself in Los Angeles’s trendy Silver Lake neighborhood. The 1,191-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath home, which Keough purchased with …

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