Daily Elvis April 30

Give us this day, April 30, our daily Elvis


In Hollywood, actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks became the first celebrities to leave their footprints in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Hollywood: Mary Pickford


Tupelo, Mississippi


Arthur Godfrey began a 27-year run with his CBS Radio morning show “Arthur Godfrey Time.”


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

April 30, 1955

Elvis performed “Tweedle Dee” at the Louisiana Hayride, from the Gladewater High School Gymnasium (Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast)

Mail order coupon for advance tickets in Gladewater Daily Mirror
Elvis on stage in Gladewater ( Texas ) in april 30, 1955
Elvis at the Gladewater H.S. Gymnasium with Bill Black, Royce Hanson Jr. – Elvis had impersonators before He was “Elvis”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 30 1955 High School Gym Gladewater TX (8:00 PM) 3000 Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast Yes

April 30, 1956

New Frontier Hotel: the two week gig is about to become 1 week.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 30 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 30 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer


April 30, 1957

Elvis worked on Jailhouse Rock soundtrack recordings at Radio Recorders from 10.00 a.m. to 6.10 p.m.

It was at this sessions that Elvis first met with Leiber and Stoller.

Elvis Presley recorded the soundtrack for "Jailhouse Rock" at Radio Recorders in Hollywood on April 30 and May 3, with an additional session at the MGM Soundstage on May 9. During post-production, the songs were dubbed into the films scenes, in which Presley mimed the lyrics.Image result for Elvis Presley April 30, 1957

‘Jailhouse Rock’ later went on to top the Cashbox Best Sellers list, the Billboard Pop music chart, the R&B chart and even the Country And Western chart in the USA and was the first song to debut at No.1 in Great Britain.

Image result for Elvis Presley April 30, 1957

Radio Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Jailhouse Rock (Alternate Master) ////////-05
Jailhouse Rock ////////-06
Jailhouse Rock (Pickup to instrumental, chorus and on) ////////-02
Jailhouse Rock (Record Version – Composite) H2WB 6779-SP
Treat Me Nice (First Movie Version) HRA1 8681-19
Young And Beautiful (Record Version) H2WB 6777-22
Young And Beautiful (Alternate Master) ////////-SP
Young And Beautiful (Movie End Version – Composite) ////////-SP
Young And Beautiful (Solo / Prison TV Version) WPA5 2507-03
Young And Beautiful (Florita Club Version) HRA1 8682-07

Image result for Elvis Presley April 30, 1957 Elvis at work for his first recording session on the movie set Jailhouse rock april 30 1957 .Image result for Elvis Presley April 30, 1957

April 30, 1957 : Bill for Stone Wall Built at Graceland – Elvis Presley Music


April 30, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

April 30, 1959
Military Service in Germany

April 30, 1960

The Everly Brothers started a seven week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Cathy’s Clown’, giving Warner Bros a No.1 with their first release.

Elvis Presley’s single “Stuck On You” hit #1 in the U.S. It was his first single to be released in stereo.


G.I. Blues 

April 30, 1961


April 30, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

April 30, 1963

April 30, 1964

The Beatles receive $140,000 for the rights to having their pictures included in packages of bubble gum in the USA.

For the first time, Elvis had his hair done by Larry Geller, not just a hair guy Geller became spiritual guide.

At the time, Geller worked for the salon owned by Jay Sebring, one of the victims in the Manson Family murders at the Polanski/Tate home.  Geller would later publish books on hair, and several on Elvis.

April 30, 1965

Bob Dylan began a UK tour backed by the Band. The concerts were filmed for the documentary “Don’t Look Back.”

Harum Scarum Post-production

April 30, 1966

The Platters’ “I Love You 1,000 Times” charted, reaching #6 R&B and #31 pop, their first hit in four years.

Elvis Presley’s single “Frankie And Johnny” hit #25 in the U.S.

April 30, 1967

Paul Revere and the Raiders performed “Good Thing,” “Kicks,” “Ups And Downs,” and “Him Or Me-What’s It Gonna Be?” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Jack Benny, Melina Mercouri, Edward Villella, Patricia McBride and Jim Henson’s Muppets also appeared on the program

Elvis’ last night as a single man.

Elvis and Priscilla showing their matching Horseshoe Engagement Rings - April 30, 1967

April 30, 1968

“The Cilla Black Show” debuted on the BBC, making Cilla the first Englishwoman with her own TV show. It featured her biggest hit “Step Inside Love,” written by Paul McCartney, as its theme song.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 30, 1969

Change of Habit 

April 30, 1970

April 30, 1971

Elvis flew to Palm Springs for the weekend

April 30, 1972

April 30, 1973

Elvis performed at the Denver Coliseum, Denver, Colorado


CONCERT DATE: April 30 1973 (8:00 pm). Denver CO.

Elvis Proves He’s Still The King
by Clark Seacrest – The Denver Post

In the freezing drizzle outside the Denver Coliseum Monday night, teenybop girls stood in the cold, offering to buy your tickets to Elvis Presley’s concert inside. Fat chance.

Inside, if you were fortunate enough to have seats up front, other fans were offering $5 if you’d let them squeeze in between you and your companion – three people in two chairs, don’t you know.

As it was already, the maximum allowable audience – something nearing 13.000 – jammed the coliseum despite miserable weather, to see the king of ’em all.

Elvis – fresh-looking, youthful, vibrant and with oodles of sex appeal for the ladies – gave the audience what they had come for. There were some 40 musicians on stage helping him out, but he left no doubt as to who was working the hardest.

[…] Elvis bedazzles his fans just as we knew he would (We know his suit was patriotic because it had sequinned red, white and blue eagles and shields and stuff on it).

As sweat rolled from the brow (mopped up by scarves which were lobbed to eager young ladies). Elvis did all the things we knew he would do – “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Love Me Tender,” “I Got A Woman,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” “Johnny B. Goode,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” and so on.

But what really turned on the audience – particularly the young ladies present – was when, with a sneer and suggestive tug at the scarf, Elvis did “I’m A Steam Roller, Baby (and I’m Going To Roll All Over You).” (squeal, ecstasy, Elvis! Elvis!) Or with a jerk of the knee and a thrust of the arm, he did “Fever.”

There were more scarves, more pouts, more curled lips, more jerks and grinds, more stabs of a fist into the air, more sweating. But now and then, if you looked real carefully, there was a flick of the mouth or a twinkle of the eye, and you could see that Elvis Presley knew he was pulling thousands of legs at the Denver Coliseum monday night.

Date: 30 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Denver, CO.
Denver Coliseum
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Aloha Eagle
Track list:
  1. Love Me 3:03
  2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 2:55
  3. Love Me Tender 2:40
  4. All Shook Up 1:05
  5. Teddy Bear / Don’t Be Cruel 2:06
  6. I’ll Remember You 2:41
  7. Help Me 2:41
  8. How Great Thou Art 3:09
  9. Introductions 6:59
  10. My Boy 3:46
  11. T-R-O-U-B-L-E 3:56
  12. It’s Now Or Never 2:41
  13. Let Me Be There 3:26
  14. An American Trilogy 4:04
  15. Burning Love 4:21
  16. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:17
  17. That’s All Right 2:28
  18. Can’t Help Falling In Love 1:39
  19. Closing Theme 1:29


Recordings: 0

After the show Elvis left the building for the Sahara Tahoe Hotel.

2017 The Follow That Dream Elvis Collector label released this concert as disc 1 of Elvis in Atlanta

'Elvis In Atlanta' 2 CD soundboard from FTD.

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 30 1973 Denver Coliseum Denver CO (8:00 pm) 13000 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yellow Suit Yes

April 30, 1974

April 30, 1975

Elvis performed at the Omni. Atlanta, Georgia.

Date: 30 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Tickets: 17,228
Costume: White 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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’ll Remember You
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
My Boy
It’s Now Or Never
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Burning Love
Funny How Times Slip Away
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley : 'The Omni' Atlanta GA: April 30, 1975

Atlanta April 30, 1975 CD plus a bonus DVD

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 30 1975 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17228 White Two-piece suit with blue shoulder ornaments None Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

April 30, 1976

Elvis performed at the High Sierra Theater, Sahara Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada. This was the opening night of the Tahoe engagement and Elvis was not well at all.

Elvis Presley at Lake Tahoe 1971-1976 – Elvis History Blog

Date: 30 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
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
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
America The Beautiful
Hurt / Burning Love
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

April 30 – May 9, 1976. Lake Tahoe, NV.

On the Scene  by Perry Phillips  Oakland Tribune Tuesday, March 9, 1976

Sahara Tahoe’s summer entertainment season has been given a big boost with Elvis Presley agreeing to return for the first time in over a year. On orders from his doctor, Elvis curtailed his appearances last year and canceled his engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton when hospital rest was prescribed.

The last time I saw Elvis at Sahara Tahoe, his show ran a good two hours. And, he was on stage darn near the whole time. Two shows a night, even over a week’s time, has to take its toll when each show runs two hours.

Since Elvis holds the record in the Sahara Tahoe’s High Sierra Theatre it is best you be informed that the usual procedure for show reservations won’t be in effect this time around. Here’s how it’s going to work and you had better move fast if you want to see him. All performances will be presold. All seats in the room are priced at $20.00 each. Tomorrow, the Sahara Tahoe will open an Elvis booth in the hotel lobby and tickets may be purchased there. You may also order by mail by sending a money order, a self-addressed No. 10 envelope and 50 cents for handling. Elvis opens April 30 and closes May 9 so indicate your desired date.

I must admit that’s quite some departure from the norm. But Elvis is Elvis, folks, and he’ll sell every seat in that room for each and every performance.

By the way, Elvis will do one show a night at 10 p.m. excepting Friday and Saturday nights. On these nights, he’ll do shows at 8:15 p.m. and midnight. High Sierra Theatre’s normal dinner and cocktail show format won’t be in effect either. The ticket price will include two beverages and all taxes and gratuities.

I don’t know what the procedure is if you should want an extra beverage.


write to: Elvis in Concert; Sahara Tahoe:
P.O. Box C; Stateline, Nev. 89449.

And, good luck.

Date: 30 Apr 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
Steamroller Blues
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hound Dog
Jailhouse Rock
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Another Night In Tahoe

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 30 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Opening (8.15pm) White Egyptian Bird Original belt Yes Yes
Info April 30 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes Yes

April 30, 1977

In Pontiac, Michigan, Led Zeppelin played a show to an audience of 77,229. The event set a new record for attendance at a single-act concert, The Who held the previous record at the same venue with 75,962 people.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Date: 30 Apr 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: St. Paul, MN.
Civic Center.
Tickets: 17,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Rip It Up [excerpt]
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never

My Way
Hound Dog
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Delta Lady (James Burton Guitar Solo]
The Wonder Of You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hawaiian Wedding Song

Can’t Help Falling In Love


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 30 1977 Civic Center St Paul MN (8:30 pm) 17000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes



Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), the crown prince of Chicago blues, died of a heart attack at his Chicago home while sleeping. The man who started out driving a truck for a Venetian-blind company had driven blues to a new level of acceptance with his resonant, deep voice and biting electric guitar style. Muddy was sixty-eight.

The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song ‘Rollin’ Stone.’ Best known songs include ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’, ‘I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man’, ‘Got My Mojo Working.’

Michael Jackson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Beat It’, his fifth solo US No.1. The third single from the singer’s Thriller album featured Eddie Van Halen on the song’s distinctive overdriven guitar solo, but Halen was prevented by his record label from appearing in the music video.


The Beatles’ “Help!”, “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver” were released on compact disc.


Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” fell out of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 725 weeks.


Elton John‘s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.


James Brown performed “Get on Up” with Jeffrey Osborne, Jim Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Bruce Springsteen, and Magic Johnson, among others, at the inaugural night of the House of Blues, Los Angeles.


An estimated 42 million viewers were tuned in as ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the sitcom “Ellen,” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she was a lesbian.


Michael Jackson was arraigned in a Santa Maria, California courtroom after a grand jury determined that there was sufficient evidence to send him to trial. The jury handed down a ten-count indictment, including four counts of committing lewd acts upon a minor.

At his Los Angeles recording studio, Ray Charles made his last public appearance, attending a ceremony honoring the studio as a national historic landmark. He died of liver disease six weeks later.


Zola Taylor, who broke gender barriers as the first female member of the 1950s R&B group The Platters, singing on their hit “The Great Pretender”, died from complications of pneumonia. She was 69.


Television producer Bob Finkel died at age 94; his tv specials featuring Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, John Denver, and series starring Andy Williams, Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller/ as director of The Bob Newhart Show, Barney Miller.


Ben E King, (Benjmin Earl Nelson), soul and R&B singer with The Drifters, died at the Hackensack University Medical Center at the age of 76. The Driffters had the 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, and King scored the the 1987 UK No.1 solo single ‘Stand By Me’, (first released in 1961).

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database





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