Daily Elvis: May 1

Give us this day, May 1, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1941

The movie “Citizen Kane,” directed by and starring Orson Welles, co-starring Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, and Everett Sloane, premiered in New York.

1942

The American War Production Board commandeers all facilities for the production of jukeboxes, turning them over to the manufacture of war materials.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1948

Wynonie Harris bounced back onto the R&B hit parade with “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” reaching #1. Six years later, Elvis Presley would make the song his own at the start of his legendary career, This particular type of blues/R&B song was known then as jump blues, in essence, rock ‘n’ roll in its early beginning stages.

1950

Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize. She was honored for her book of poetry, “Annie Allen.”

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.

May 1, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m.

Elvis began with a 3 week tour into new territory as he traveled to Florida ant the Southeast.

Peter Guralnick, in “Last Train To Memphis“, wrote, the tour began on May 1 in New Orleans, the day after Elvis’ fourth Sun single, “Baby, Let’s Play House,” was released. It was billed as a three-week, twenty-city tour that would employ thirty-one different artists, some of whom would pick up and leave the tour at various points.  Headliners were Hank Snow, Slim Whitman, the Carter Sisters with Mother Maybelle and Martha Carson. Faron Young would join the show in Florida. In a solution the Colonel devised to prevent the kind of thing that had happened on the last tour, there would be a first half of “younger talent” that included Jimmie Rodgers Snow, the Davis Sisters, and the Wilburn Brothers, with “one of the newest though most exciting personalities in the Hillbilly field . . . [whose] singing style is completely different from any other singer in the field,” Elvis Presley, appearing just before the intermission.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 1 1955 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans LA (2:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info May 1 1955 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans LA (5:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info May 1 1955 Municipal Auditorium New Orleans LA (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 1, 1956

Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was made available to the public.

R&B singer Little Willie John recorded his #1 R&B hit, “Fever.” Two years later, Peggy Lee added some of her own lyrics to the original and had a Top 10 pop hit with what became her signature song.

The New Frontier Vegas Engagement

Vegas Daze and Nights

By Ralph Pearl : Las Vegas SUN : May 1, 1956

The Shake and Shiver Kid: Now that I have finally found out what an Elvis Presley really is, I wonder if I will ever be happy again. You see, a Elvis Presley is an intense young singer who opened at the New Frontier a week ago with a very nervous guitar. And though the lad probably has yet to experience his first shave, he and his trio of instrumentalists have already sold a million records of their first recording. Presley sings and I try to recall Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte and Johny Ray. Mind you now, I’m not saying he compares with either of the illustrious gentlemen named. However, he doesn’t sound too unlike those lads.

So there stands Elvis Presley, who probably has yet to blow out his 21st birthday candles, drink his first beer or kiss his first girl, the absolute rage of the juke box business and several million youngsters who compare him to the great in this unique field of hysterical rock ‘n’ roll rhythm. And as he stands up there clutching guitar, he shakes and shivers like he is suffering from itchy underwear and hot shoes.

There is no doubt, I say to myself, because my wife seems to be pretty much interested in Presley’s gymnastics on stage, this is the beginning of another craze. And a cold sweat pops out on my forehead as I full realize that my missus is now on the brink of a shopping spree for Presley records.

Seriously, however, I’d like to see this Presley in a hotel lounge. He would probably be the nearest threat to Louis Prima and his group the two years that Luigi has dominated Vegas lounge entertainment. However, I don’t imagine Presley’s board of strategy is listening to the weak chirpings of lounge talent buyers. Especially when millions of youngsters, who buy Presley’s records, are forming long lines outside of the music shops of America and Canada. Yes siree, the lad with the sleepy eyes and angry fingers on his electric guitar may crave a steady diet of fried pork chops, but the youngsters also crave a steady diet of Elvis Presley.

And right now the lad is hotter than a cauldron of boiling oil. What is his favorite tune, you ask? That is easy. It’s the sound of the hard and shiny cash registers which have his name on them.

read more reviews : Elvis Presley at The New Frontier Hotel April 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 1 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info May 1 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

May 1, 1957

The first issue of 16 Magazine was published, with Elvis Presley pictured on the cover.

read:  The First 16 Magazine @ Scotty Moore Site

Image result for first 16 magazine

There was a soundtrack session scheduled at Radio Recorders. However, Elvis was relaxing with the Jordanaires by singing gospels but after MGM tried to cut that off, Elvis walked out of the studio.

Romances: Barbara Hearn

May 1, 1958

In Pittsburgh, Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played two shows at the Syria Mosque, 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.

May 1, 1959
Military Service in Germany

May 1, 1960

Johnny Horton performed “Sink The Bismark” on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on CBS-TV. Also appearing on the program were Charlton Heston, Dean Jones, Pinky Lee, Rickie Layne & Velvel, and Renato’s Boogie Jazz Combo.

G.I. Blues Production

May 1, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

May 1, 1962

The Beatles started a month long residency at The Star Club, in Hamburg, Germany.  American musicians including Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Bill Haley, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Lee Lewis also all appeared here.

Britain’s first Cinebox, a device that showed 16mm color film of musicians performing their hits on a 21 inch screen, is installed in London, England. As you might expect, the device flashed paid advertising messages whenever the machine was idle.

At Paramount Studio on Stage 5. Girls! Girls! Girls! production resumed

May 1, 1963

Lesley Gore lip-synced “It’s My Party” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

May 1, 1964

Elvis went to Paramount for some Roustabout publicity stills

click for more of the Roustabout Gallery (off site link)

May 1, 1965

Herman’s Hermits started a three week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’.

The Supremes leaped onto the charts with “Back In My Arms Again,” their fifth #1 in a row.

May 1, 1966

The Beatles made their final live, paid appearance in the UK when they played a 15 minute set at the NME Poll Winners concert at Empire Pool, Wembley. Also appearing were The Spencer Davis Group, The Fortunes, Herman’s Hermits, Roy Orbison, Cliff Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Seekers, The Small Faces, Dusty Springfield, The Walker Brothers, The Who and The Yardbirds. The Fab Four were not filmed because a financial agreement could not be reached.

May 1, 1967

The F.B.I. arrests The Beach Boys‘ Carl Wilson on charges of avoiding the military draft and refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance. He is later released and joins the rest of the band in Ireland for a European tour.

32 year old Elvis Presley married 21 year old Priscilla Beaulieu.

After midnight the wedding party left for Las Vegas in 2 jets and at 3.30 a.m. Elvis and Priscilla obtained their marriage license at the Clark County Courthouse.

The ceremony was held at 11.45 a.m. at the Aladdin Hotel, followed by a press conference in the Aladdin Room.

Presley, then 32, married 21-year-old Priscilla Ann Beaulieu on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas. Joan Kardashian, the aunt of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, was the matron of honor.

The wedding ceremony took place at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and although the marriage license was only $15, the wedding cake cost $3,500.

Converting the 1967 cake dollars into 2017, the cake cost $25,548.01 an inflation rate of 629.9%.

Elvis gave his new bride a $4,000 ring that featured a three karat diamond surrounded by twenty smaller diamonds. She gave him a plain gold band. Priscilla’s maid of honor was her sister, Michelle. Joe Esposito and Marty Lacker were duel best men, but the rest of the “Memphis Mafia” were conspicuously absent because they hadn’t been invited. The ceremony was followed by a reception for 80 guests.

Red West, who was so furious about his exclusion from the ceremony that he didn’t have contact with Elvis for the next 2 years.

ELVIS – ‘The Wedding’ EIN Spotlight- 50th anniversary: Whatever people’s own personal feelings are toward Priscilla, Elvis clearly loved her. We can debate whether he was ‘pushed’ in to marriage by outside forces or whether Elvis who belonged to the women of the world should have married at all, but the fact is that Elvis did marry Priscilla 50 years ago today. May 1st 1967 was no ordinary day in Elvis’ life.
There were however some odd choices to the day and the ‘last minute’ exclusion of some of those who grew-up with Elvis was a particularly bad and hurtful.
Marty Lacker was Elvis’ co-Best Man at the wedding and he has kindly given EIN permission to publish his story of what happened on that famous day.
Go here to Marty Lacker’s story with some great Elvis & Priscilla photos(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)

May 1, 1968

Elvis and Priscilla had their first wedding anniversary. It was catered by the Deli Restaurant at the house. Priscilla received flowers from Elvis with a card saying: “Love, Elvis.”

May 1, 1969

At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Bob Dylan taped a performance that aired the following month on the premiere episode of ABC-TV’s music variety series, “The Johnny Cash Show.”

Change of Habit Post-production

May 1, 1970

May 1, 1971

The Rolling Stones‘ “Brown Sugar” is released. It would reach number one in the US and number two in the UK. Although the lyrics were the subject of much controversy, Mick Jagger would later tell Rolling Stone, “God knows what I’m on about on that song. It’s such a mishmash. All the nasty subjects in one go… I never would write that song now.”

Wedding anniversary in Palm Springs.

Romances: Priscilla

May 1, 1972

May 1, 1973

May 1, 1974

May 1, 1975

Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.

Elvis Presley: Omni : Atlanta Georgia : May 1, 1975

Date: 01 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni
Tickets: 17,228
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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Why Me Lord
Burning Love
[band introductions]
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

in 2017, the Elvis Collector Label Follow That Dreams releases this concert as disc 2 of “Elvis in Atlanta”

'Elvis In Atlanta' 2 CD soundboard from FTD.

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 May 1 1975 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17228 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 1, 1976

Led Zeppelin started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Presence, the group’s fifth No.1 album.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Shows at Lake Tahoe at the Sahara Hotel

Date: 01 May 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
Softly As I Leave You
Love Me
Happy Birthday To You
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say/Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Live At The Lakeside

 

Date: 01 May 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
Delilah
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Fever
My Way
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hail, Hail Rock’n’Roll
Hurt
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

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 May 1 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) Chicken Bone Original belt Blue Suit Yes
Info May 1 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

May 1, 1977

Elvis performed at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.

Elvis Presley : Chicago : May 1, 1977 : Fromk the book Encore Performance IV : Back In The Windy City.
Elvis Presley : Chicago : May 1, 1977 : Fromk the book Encore Performance IV : Back In The Windy City.

Date: 01 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Chicago, IL.
Chicago Stadium.
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
When The Saints Go Marin’ In [excerpt]
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairy Tale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Tryin’ To Get To You
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle Of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt(Elvis introduces Joe Esposito)
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: When Elvis Comes Marching In

Image result for Elvis presley May 24, 1974

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 May 1 1977 Chicago Stadium Chicago IL (8:30 pm) 20000 1974 Arabian Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

 

1978

Boney M’s double sided hit, “Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring” is certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.

1979

Elton John becomes the first Pop music star to perform in Israel. In three weeks time he’s the first Western solo pop performer to tour Russia.

1982

Barry Manilow scored his first UK #1 album when “Barry Live In Britain” went to the top of the chart. The LP was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London in January and would go on to reach Platinum status.

1987

A U.S. federal court ruled that a British retailer could not sell unlicensed Elvis Presley merchandise. Elvis Presley Enterprises would sue the “Elvisly Yours” in England, where they lost in that Court.

1988

Pink Floyd‘s, “Dark Side of the Moon” finally dropped off the US albums chart after a run of 725 weeks (almost 14 years).

Billy Joel escapes punishment for defamation charges brought against him by Jack Powers, whom he called a “creep” during an interview with Playboy magazine. The judge cited the 1st Amendment and dropped all charges.

1993

Cliff Richard went to #1 on the UK album chart for the seventh time with a cleverly titled LP called “The Album”.

George Michael, Queen and Lisa Stansfield went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Five Live EP’ which was recorded at the Freddie Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992, at Wembley Stadium, London.

Singer Charley Pride became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

2001

Lisa Marie Presley sold her waterfront mansion in Clearwater, FL, to Kirstie Alley.

2005

Coldplay became the first British band to have a new entry in the US Top 10 singles chart since The Beatles. Coldplay’s latest single ‘Speed Of Sound’ entered the chart at number eight, only the second time a UK band has achieved the feat. The Beatles managed it with ‘Hey Jude’ in 1968.

Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Devils & Dust’ the American singer songwriters sixth UK No.1.

2002

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland unveiled the exhibit “Fifty Years of Rock And Roll,”

2003

Lisa Marie Presley was a guest and performer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

2007

Meat Loaf performed on “Dancing with the Stars” as he continued promoting his albumBat out of Hell 3: The Monster is Loose.

 

2015

In Las Vegas, New Kids on the Block or “NKTB” rebranded band with opening acts TLC and Nelly, began their 40-city The Main Event tour with a concert at the Mandalay Bay Resort Event Center.

2017

‘The Wonder Of You’ Drops Out the UK charts after seven months!: After an incredible seven month run in the UK album charts – and having made Number One – the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ finally drops out of the UK Top 100 Album Chart.

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 28st April, 2017
  ‘The Wonder Of You’ drops from 45 to 81 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 55 to 92 on the Album Sales Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ drops from 61 to 69 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from 16 to 22 on the Indie Albums Chart and drops from 81 to 88 on the Album Sales Chart
‘The Wonder Of You’ drops from 53 to 66 on the Scottish Album Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ rises from 91 to 83 on the Scottish Album Chart
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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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