Daily Elvis: April 27

Give us this day, April 27, our daily Elvis

April 27, 1667

Poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem “Paradise Lost” for £10



Tupelo, Mississippi



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


Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded “I Hadn’t Anyone ’til You” with Jack Leonard as vocalist.

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


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


April 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Hobbs, New Mexico.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1955 American Legion Hall Hobbs NM (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 27, 1956

Capitol Records signed rockabilly singer Gene Vincent, with the intention of marketing him as the next Elvis Presley.

Sheeky Greene and the Freddie Martin Orchestra and Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys play to an adult audience in Vegas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 27 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 27, 1957

Elvis went on a train to Los Angeles.

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

The Military Service Disruption

April 27, 1958

U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and wife Pat began a goodwill tour of South America. The trip was uneventful until they were met with student demonstrations in Lima, Peru. In Caracas, Venezuela, the Nixons were spat upon by anti-U.S. demonstrators and their limousine was attacked by a pipe-wielding mob.

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Everly Brothers sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” which two weeks later went to #1 on the singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Teresa Brewer, Sal Mineo, Georgia Gibbs, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.

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 27, 1959

Lloyd Price released the single “Personality.”

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

April 27, 1960

In New York City, Sam Cooke began a week of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The Biggest Show of Stars 1960 made a performance stop at the Lauderdale County Coliseum in Florence, AL, with performers including Little Anthony & the Imperials, Llyod Price, Clyde McPhatter, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, and the Coasters, among others.

G.I. Blues Pre-Production

Soundtrack recording for G.I. Blues was moved to the RCA studio at 6363 Sunset Boulevard because of a new agreement between RCA and the musicians union. Elvis arrived at the studio at 9.00 a.m. wearing his full dress uniform from the film and worked until 8.00 p.m.

RCA Studio’s – Hollywood, California
WPA5 2542-11
Didja’ Ever L2PB 3686-02
Didja’ Ever L2PB 3686-SP
Doin’ The Best I Can L2PB 3688-13
G.I. Blues ////////-07
G.I. Blues (Pickup) ////////-10
G.I. Blues (Composite) L2PB 3682-SP
Tonight Is So Right For Love ////////-07
What’s She Really Like ////////-05
Frankfort Special (Fast Tempo) WPA5 2543-13
Tonight Is So Right For Love (Continued) L2PB 3678-11

In the recording studio for the G.I. Blues movie soundtrack on April 27, 1960


April 27, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

April 27,1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production return to LA

April 27, 1963

The Crystals soared onto the pop hit list with “Da Doo Ron Ron,” an eventual #3 classic. Half of TV’s Hardy Boys and teen idol Shaun Cassidy would take the song back on the charts in the 1970s.

At 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a #1 record in the US when “I Will Follow Him” reached the top of the Billboard chart. Her producers stuck the “Little” to her stage name despite her strenuous objections.

April 27, 1964

The Beatles released “Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You” in the U.S.

“In His Own Write,” John Lennon’s first whimsical book of prose, poetry, short stories and line drawings, was published.

April 27, 1965

Bob Dylan was interviewed by BBC journalist and radio presenter Jack DeManio in the Savoy Hotel, London, for the BBC’s Home Service, which was broadcast on the Today programme the following day. Later on the 27th, Dylan and Joan Baez were filmed singing the traditional song Wild Mountain Thyme in the Savoy. Parts of the interview and the song were used in the film Don’t Look Back

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 27, 1966

The Beatles started recording the new John Lennon song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not feature on the original US version of Revolver.

April 27, 1967

Sandie Shaw was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Puppet On A String’, her third UK No.1 and the Eurovision Song Contest winner of 1967.

Clambake completes principle photography

April 27, 1968

Simon & Garfunkel released the single “Mrs. Robinson.”

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 27, 1969

Joe Cocker made his American TV debut, singing “Feelin’ Alright,” on CBS’ “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Connie Francis, the Young Americans, Alan King, Nancy Walker, and John Byner also performed.

NBC aired José Feliciano’s TV special, “Very Special,” with guests Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, Dionne Warwick, and Burt Bacharach.

Change of Habit

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 27, 1970

April 27, 1971

The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. During part of the show, the Beach Boys appeared on stage with the Dead and together they performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

April 27, 1972

April 27, 1973

Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

Date: 27 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Portland, OR.
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Studded Nail Circle 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
Little Sister/Get Back
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Goin On
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: Back In Portland

Elvis Back In Portland April 27 1973 (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

April 27, 1973. Portland, OR. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 27 1973 Coliseum Portland OR (8:00 pm) 13000 Nail Studded Original belt Yes Yes

April 27, 1974

A free afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared, Aerosmith Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back. Springsteen then went on to play another gig that evening at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

April 27, 1975

In Los Angeles, it was reported that during Pink Floyd’s recent four nights of concerts at the L.A. Arena, 511 audience members were taken into custody for smoking marijuana.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.


Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Burning Love
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

April 27, 1975. (2:30 pm) Lakeland, FL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert review: The King Is Here by Jeff Kline, Lake Ledger

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 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (2:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Snake Design None White Suit Yes
Info April 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (8:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Red Suit Yes Yes

April 27, 1976

Olivia Newton-John’s “Come On Over” album was certified Gold.

Elvis boarding the Lisa Marie at Boeing Field in Seattle, WA departing for Spokane, WA for his 8:30 p.m. show on April 27, 1976

Before his show in Spokane, WA on April 27, 1976


Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Spokane, Washington and after this evening show Elvis flew to Lake Tahoe.


Date: 27 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Spokane, WA.
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
ee See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
You Gave Me A Mountain
I’m Leavin’
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Spokane, WA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert review

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 27 1976 Coliseum Spokane WA (8:30 pm) 7500 Chicken Bone Original belt Blue Suit Yes

April 27, 1977

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and again Felton Jarvis recorded some songs.


Date: 27 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Arena.
Tickets: 11,854
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

April 27, 1977. (8:30 pm) Milwaukee, WI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley’s last Milwaukee show — 4 months before his death

 Newspaper Articles > 1977 > April 27, 1977. Milwaukee, WI.

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 27 1977 Milwaukee Arena Milwaukee WI (8:30 pm) 11854 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Ringo Starr married actress and one time ‘Bond girl’ Barbara Bach. The pair met while filming the movie, Caveman, with Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. In attendance at the wedding were George Harrison and Paul McCartney.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US chart with ‘We Are The World’. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.


Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater  and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.


In Monticello, Georgia, highway 83N was re-named Trisha Yearwood Parkway.


The Recording Industry Association of America filed 477 more lawsuits against accused file sharers. Sixty-nine of the accused had allegedly been using university networks to distribute music through peer-to-peer services.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.


U.S. President George Bush signed a law that allowed for up to three years in prison for anyone that pirated music or films on the Internet.

Elvis The Concert



Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”


The RIAA agreed to accept $7,000 to settle a piracy lawsuit it brought against a suburban New York family. The settlement ended a four-year battle between record companies and a 46 year old mother of five, who was accused of illegally downloading and distributing music.

Aerosmith were to hold a free concert in Hawaii to placate angry fans who brought a legal case against them. Fans filed a class action case, which claimed the band had cancelled a sold-out show in Maui two years ago, leaving hundreds of fans out of pocket in favour of a bigger gig in Chicago. Lawyers for the would-be concert-goers said Aerosmith had now agreed to put on a new show, and would pay all expenses. Everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert would receive a free ticket.


Music sales in the UK had grown for the first time in six years, according to music industry body the British Phonographic Institute (BPI). Revenue increased by 1.4%, bringing the total income for 2009 to £928.8m. Download sales provided the shot in the arm, rising by more than 50% to earn £154m, compared with £101.5m in 2008.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


At the corner of Beale and Handy Circle in Memphis, Jerry Lee Lewis’ Café and Honky Tonk had its formal grand opening. The nightspot features Lewis memorabilia, including 19 Gold Records and an old piano brought from Louisiana by Lewis and his father when Lewis went to Memphis in the 1950s to audition for Sam Phillips at Sun Records.


In Miami, Beyoncé began the North American leg of her 37-city Formation World Tour with a concert at Marlins Park.


“Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21.

“Miss Elvis Presley” – the world’s rarest Elvis book was (and still is) unique and controversial: The Elvis book world features several thousand titles. As to the rarest Elvis books published, normally titles such as Elvis Presley Ein Lebensbild (A Life Story) by Peter DeVeechi, The Name Code: The God of Elvis (Christopher Byrnes Matthews), Elvis Presley Dead or Alive? (Will Jima), Elvis The T.V. Years (I.R. Bailye) and Elvis UFO Connection (Richard Daniel) are usually mentioned.

However, there is one title that few fans will have ever heard of, a one of a kind publication which lays claim to being the rarest Elvis book of all and was released as part of a set of 21 hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!! It is: Miss Elvis Presley.

Due to its (especially in the 1950s) scandalous subject matter the 21 book set received very little, if any, media coverage and more likely was only known about in underground gay circles.

The little known set of 21 books was listed on ebay last year with an asking price of US$45,000.! Not surprisingly it did not sell. The set is still available to buy directly from: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc ABAA

This is the text accompanying the set’s sales listing:

1958. Softcover. Oblong 24mos. Measuring 5″ x 8″. Illustrated throughout with original ink and watercolor drawings. Each 8pp. Stiff paper wrappers with index cards used for pages and bound with staples or brads. Overall near fine with some wear at the corners and light reading creases to the front wrap along the spine. An elaborate and vibrant collection of 21 gay cartoon books that appear to have been illustrated by one person. Each features very graphic and explicit tales of boy meets boy – and sometimes another boy (and in a few cases a werewolf, or Elvis Presley, or Dick Tracy and well, you get the idea). Each is lovingly composed of seven or eight index cards that have been illustrated on the unlined side and bound into hand decorated stiff wraps, some with applied elements. Though undated, the fashions, furniture, and cultural references suggest the late 1950s with titles such as *Miss Elvis Presley*, *I Was a Teen-Age Werewolf*, and *Space Girl* starring Flash Gordon. A unique collection of handcrafted drawings revealing the unvarnished exploits (or at least the fantasies) of a sexually active gay man of the 1950s with more than a dose of figurative and literal tongue-in-cheek humor and pun filled titles, such as *Ima Hoor Presents: Lover, a Sexascope Production*. The optimistic portrayal of certain physical attributes of the characters certainly parallel or reflect the similarly endowed characters of Tom of Finland, or might possibly even predate them slightly. Due to the singular and clandestine nature of the books, this collection would be almost impossible to recreate today. Originally held for many years by an art dealer who never encountered anything like it, the collection has been in the possession of only one other private owner since. Housed in a specially made slipcase.

The obscure release was consistent with an undercurrent in the Elvis story that he was gay or bi-sexual. Stories about his wearing of mascara and friendship Hollywood with known gay actor, Nick Adams, appeared in several 1950s magazines. (Book News, Source: EIN)


Apr 27, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017 – Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival – Events


Graceland chief asks Whitehaven’s help in harnessing economic …

The Commercial Appeal– Graceland officials urged Whitehaven residents Thursday to rise up and demand a fair shake, starting with city and county backing of a continuing expansion of the Elvis Presley-themed tourist magnet. Joel Weinshanker, the entrepreneur who has overseen $137 million additions of a resort hotel and exhibit …

Lisa Marie’s Ex-Manager Demands Court Dismiss Lawsuit


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