Daily Elvis: May 3

Give us this day, May 3, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi


Author Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone With The Wind.”


“Beer Barrel Polka” was recorded by The Andrews Sisters.

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)

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

May 3, 1948

The United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling stating that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.

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



Muddy Waters, recently signed to Chess Records of Chicago, had his first single for them, the venerable “Rolling Stone.” Though it did not chart, the recording became well known among musicians and made its way across the Atlantic to the blues-hungry British rock ‘n’ rollers of the ’60s.


Kitty Wells recorded ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ – as an answer song to Hank Thompson’s ‘The Wild Side of Life’. It became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist. In the 1970’s Elvis expanded on these songs with “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel(Who’ll Take Me Back In)” 1988 saw Nashville Producer Own Bradley’s final session with Canada’s k.d. lang’s Shadowland LP, which included Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee with k.d. doing “Honky Tonk Angels Medley”

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


April 20, 1954 – mid October 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

May 3, 1955

The Hank Snow Jamboree reunited in Mobile, Alabama, where Elvis and Faron Young, Onie Wheeler, and The Wilburn Brothers participated in radio interviews.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 3, 1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” is #1 on Billboard’s Pop Chart, The single topped Billboards Top 100 chart for seven weeks and Cashboxs pop singles chart for six weeks; No. 1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and reached No. 3 three on the R&B chart, “Heartbreak Hotel” achieved unheard feats as it reached the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts simultaneously

Presley’s first million-seller, and one of the best-selling singles of 1956, eventually be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America

In 1995 “Heartbreak Hotel” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“. That year it was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”.

Elvis and Tom Diskin pose for pictures that will see print later that year in Elvis Hero Or Heel magazine.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 3 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info May 3 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

May 3, 1957

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Sessions –  George Klein, Elvis, D. J. Fontana, Scotty Moore, Gordon Stoker and Neal Matthews

Soundtrack recording continued at Radio Recorders from 9.00 a.m. to 6.25 p.m. This time is was Bill Black’s turn to walk out. He was unable to mange the introduction to “Baby, I Don’t Care” on his new Fender electric bass, so Elvis picked up the instrument and played the part himself.

The song was written by Buddy Holly and Elvis recorded it first for the Jailhouse Rock movie. Holly would record and release it before the movie was release or RCA did a soundtrack EP or soundtrack single.

Radio Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Treat Me Nice (Second Movie Version) ////////-13
Treat Me Nice (Movie Version – RCA Composite / Alternate Master) H2WB 6778-SP
Treat Me Nice (Movie Version – MGM Composite) ////////-SP
I Want To Be Free (Prison TV Version) ////////-13
I Want To Be Free (Prison TV Version – Composite) WPA5 2508-SP
I Want To Be Free (Record Version) ////////-11
I Want To Be Free (Pickup First Ending) ////////-02
I Want To Be Free (Pickup Second Ending) ////////-05
I Want To Be Free (Record Version – Composite) H2WB 6781-SP
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (Rhythm Track) H2WB 6782-16
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (First Vocal Overdub) HRA1 8683-01
Don’t Leave Me Now (First Version – Piano Version) WPA5 2600-02
Don’t Leave Me Now (Second Version – Hit Record Version) HRA1 8684-21

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 3, 1958

At the Boston Arena, one of the first major rock ‘n’ roll concert riots broke out during Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Spring 1958” stage show after local police threatened to shut down the event because of dancing. Freed told the crowd, “The police don’t want you to have fun.” He was arrested for inciting a riot.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

May 3, 1959

Mexicans riot at a movie theatre playing “King Creole”

Why Mexicans hated Elvis! – Elvis Information Network

A false racist quote that continues to be attributed to Elvis inspired the protest.

Elvis was called a homosexual in the Mexican mainstream press and called out for his colorful clothes.

Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishmen

May 3, 1960

G.I. Blues Production

May 3, 1961

Blue Hawaii production

May 3, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 3, 1963

The Drifters, Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, the Crystals, Jerry Butler, Little Esther, Dee Clark, and Solomon Burke performed at Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque.

May 3, 1964

Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” They performed “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying.” Stevie Wonder sang “Fingertips,” and Burt Lancaster, Patti Page,Louis Gossett and Bill Dana also appeared on the program.

Media reports “Elvis Presley’s latest “Kissin Cousins” brought in $1,750,000 at the box office.

May 3, 1965

The Beatles were kept busy filming scenes for their forthcoming film Help! on Salisbury Plain with the British Army’s Third Tank Division.

Harum Scarum post production

May 3, 1966

The Temptations released the single “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg.”

May 3, 1967

Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) went to court on draft evasion charges.

Elvis and Priscilla, with most of the Memphis Mafia, honeymoon in Palm Springs.

May 3, 1968

The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The second half of the concert which featured the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, lectured the audience on “spiritual regeneration.” The reaction was so negative, more than half of the remaining tour dates were cancelled.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded ‘Voodoo Chile.’ It was featured on the ‘Electric Ladyland’ double album and became a UK No.1 single on 21st November 1970 two months after the guitarist’s death. Hendrix’s solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

May 3, 1969

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest Jimi Hendrix at Toronto’s International Airport for possession of narcotics. He was released on $10,000 bail until his acquittal the following December.

Elvis weekended in Palm Springs

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 3, 1970

May 3, 1971

Four days of demonstrations by anti-war protesters began in Washington, DC.

U.S. National Public Radio began operations, with 112 station affiliates, mostly at colleges and universities.

New York City’s Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center announced that it would begin presenting rock, pop and jazz concerts as well as classical.

Led Zeppelin kicked off a European tour at K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark in front of 4,000 fans. The set list included the only known performance of ‘Four Sticks’ and the debut live performance of ‘Misty Mountain Hop’.

Elvis was seen as an outpatient at the Palm Springs hospital.

May 3, 1972

Guitarist Les Harvey of the Scottish / English soul band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted by a shorted microphone wire during a concert attended by 12-thousand people in Swansea, Wales. He died in a local hospital three hours later.

May 3, 1973

The New York Times revealed that the mother’s face pictured on packages of Ivory Soap was that of porn actress Marilyn Chambers.

May 3, 1974

May 3, 1975

The English Glam-Rock band Mud attain their third and final UK number one with a cover of Buddy Holly’s 1957 hit, “Oh Boy”.

The Bay City Rollers started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album ‘Once Upon A Star.’

Leaving his hotel in Monroe May 3, 1975
Arriving in his limo in Monroe, LA on May 3, 1975

Elvis performed 2 concerts on tour at the Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 03 May 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Monroe, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear- segued medley with -Dont Be Cruel
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode featuring James Burton
Drum Solo featuring Ronnie Tutt
Bass Solo featuring Jerry Scheff
Piano Solo featuring Glen D Hardin
Electric Piano Solo – David Briggs
School Day
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E (includes 1 false start )
Alfie (is just an excerpt )
Ill Remember You
The Wonder Of You
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
An American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0

Date: 03 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Monroe, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,000
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
I Walk The Line
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Help Me
Burning Love
Band Introductions
Whatd I Say
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Glen D Hardin )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
School Day
Johnny B Goode
Steamroller Blues
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Ill Remember You
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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 3 1975 Civic Center Monroe LA (2:30 pm) 8000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Light Blue suit Yes Yes
Info May 3 1975 Civic Center Monroe LA (8:30 pm) 8000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes Yes

May 3, 1976

Paul McCartney makes his first concert appearance in America in almost ten years as Wings commence their Wings over America tour in Fort Worth, Texas.

David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.

Elvis played Lake Tahoe

Date: 03 May 1976
Time: 10pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Aztec suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Happy Birthday To You
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’ll Remember You
An American Trilogy
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
Love Letters
Hound Dog
Softly As I Leave You
Why Me Lord
Sweet Sweet Spirit [J.D. Sumner & The Stamps]
Can’t help falling in love

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 3 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) White Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes

May 3, 1977

Elvis performed at the Saginaw Center, Saginaw, Michigan and after this show Elvis flew home to Memphis.

Date: 03 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Saginaw, MI.
Saginaw Center.
Tickets: 7,197
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: That’s All Right
Trouble [excerpt]
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Happy Birthday, Linda
Big Boss Man [intro only]
Hound Dog
Trying To Get To You
Jailhouse Rock
My Way
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Love Me Tender
Why Me Lord
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Danny Boy [S.Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]
Mystery Train/Tiger Man

Can’t Help Falling In Love


Elvis Returns to Saginaw…And Second Appearance Is an Improvement by Anthony A. Rocha

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 3 1977 Saginaw Center Saginaw MI (8:30 pm) 7197 1974 Arabian Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


FM, a film about the struggles of a radio station, debuts in Los Angeles. The soundtrack features Steely Dan, Steve Miller, The Eagles, Neil Young, Billy Joel and Warren Zevon. More people would buy the soundtrack than bothered to see the film.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.


Actress/night club entertainer Christine Jorgensen, the first widely-known person to have sex reassignment surgery (in her case, male to female), died of lung and bladder cancer at 62.


George Murphy, who served as U.S. Senator from California (1965-1971) after retiring from show business, died at the age of 89. Dancer/actor (This Is the Army, Battleground, For Me and My Gal, Broadway Rhythm, Rise and Shine, Little Miss Broadway, Jealousy, Broadway Melody of 1938, Broadway Melody of 1940, Little Nellie Kelly, Bataan)

Letter To President Nixon – The Presley Assignment

Elvis’s Own Personal Drug War | Mises Wire

Elvis Presley: The Man Who Flimflammed President Nixon


In Paris, Tina Turner officially began her 255-date Wildest Dreams World Tour with a concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Her opening act was the Accelerators, led by actor Bruce Willis.


The Notorious B.I.G. started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his posthumous hit ‘Hypnotize’, a No.10 hit in the UK, the rapper was gunned down and killed on March 9th, 1997.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Bob Dylan hosted his first show on XM Satellite Radio, playing favorite tracks by Prince, Wilco, Blur, Billy Bragg, Blur, and LL Cool J, among others.


Bob Dylan went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Together Through Life’ his seventh UK No.1 album. It was the singer, songwriter’s 33rd studio album, he last topped the UK chart with ‘New Morning’ in 1970. His first No.1 in 1964, was ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’. Dylan now held the record, (previously held by Tom Jones), for the longest gap between solo number one albums.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Donny and Marie Osmond released a self-titled CD, their first studio album in 30 years.


The Eagles were suing a hotel in Mexico that calls itself the Hotel California, after the band’s hit song and album. The rock band claim the 11-room hotel, in Todos Santos, “actively encourages” guests to believe it is associated with them in order to sell merchandise. They claim the hotel plays Eagles songs in the lobby and sells t-shirts describing the venue as “legendary”.


Bruce Campbell has also retired from playing Elvis Presley

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