Daily Elvis May 4

Give us this day, May 4, our daily Elvis


Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter received a US patent for the graphophone. Their invention was meant to replace Thomas Edison’s phonograph and featured wax-coated cylinders which were considered an improvement over the phonograph’s tinfoil cylinders which had been delicate and difficult to remove.

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

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

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


, 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 4, 1955
Elvis performed at the Ladd Stadium., Mobile, Alabama.

“Elvis On The Road”1955-56 | The Pop History Dig

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 4 1955 Ladd Stadium Mobile AL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 4, 1956

Gene Vincent recorded the classic rock ‘n roll song ‘Be Bop-A-Lula’, at Owen Bradley’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The song went on to be a US & UK Top 20 hit in this year. Vincent has said that he wrote the words to the song after being inspired by a comic strip called “Little Lulu”.

Lonnie Donegan left Chris Barber’s Jazz Band to form his own skiffle group.

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RCA released Elvis’ 7th single “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”, becoming Presley’s second No. 1 single on the country music charts, and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart, an earlier version of the Billboard Hot 100. Before the creation of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during 1958, there were a number of charts including Jukebox plays, Store charts, and Airplay charts. The song scored No. 1 on the Billboard Top Sellers in Stores chart

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info May 4 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info May 4 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 4, 1957

The Alan Freed Show premiers on ABC-TV. The half-hour program includes Guy Mitchell, The Del-Vikings, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Clovers, June Valli, Martha Carson and the Alan Freed Rock And Roll Orchestra.

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 4, 1958

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the Chordettes sang “Lollipop,” David Seville performed “Witch Doctor,” and Ed Townsend sang “For Your Love.” Also that night, the comedy duo Wayne & Shuster made the first of their 67 appearances on the variety show series.

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

Elvis Presley at Fort Hood in Texas, May 4, 1958.

May 4, 1959

The Grand Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles was the site of the very first Grammy Awards, where statuettes were given out for Record of the Year and Song of the Year to Domenico Modugno for his rendition of “Volare” (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu). He beat out Peggy Lee’s “Fever”, “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Como, “Witchcraft” from Frank Sinatra and “The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville.

Brook Benton landed a ninth straight week at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s Just A Matter Of Time”.

Johnny Horton achieved one of the biggest chart jumps in rock history, when “The Battle Of New Orleans” rose from 93 to 36 on this date.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 4, 1960

Johnny Burnette released the single “Dreamin.'”

G.I. Blues 

May 4, 1961

The Marcels version of “Blue Moon” hits #1 in the UK. Since 1934, the song has been recorded by over 50 major artists and has been featured in at least 8 motion pictures, including Elvis on SUN

In Washington, DC, 13 civil rights activists – seven black, six white – called “Freedom Riders” in the press, began a bus trip that would take them through the segregated American South. The plan was to have at least one interracial pair sitting in adjoining seats and at least one black rider sitting up front where seats under segregation in the South had been reserved for white customers. During the Freedom Ride, many local and state police considered the activists’ actions as criminal and arrested them. In some localities, the police cooperated with Ku Klux Klan chapters and other whites opposing the actions and allowed mobs to attack the riders.

Blue Hawaii 

May 4, 1962

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The latest edition of the Biggest Show of Stars 1962 tour began at Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque, Featuring fats Domino, Don & Juan, Brook Benton, the Impressions, and Gene Chandler.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 4, 1963

The Beatles score their first UK #1 when “From Me To You” reaches the top for the first of a seven week run. The song’s title was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

The Beach Boys “Surfin U.S.A.” LP debuts on Billboard’s album chart, where it will enjoy a 78 week stay and top out at #2.

Wilson Pickett debuted on the chart with his first of 38 hits -“If You Need Me”.

May 4, 1964

May 4, 1965

May 4, 1966

May 4, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience peaked at #3 with “Purple Haze” on the British charts, their second Top 10 hit in a row.

The planned 1 month Palm Springs Honeymoon ended early with Elvis and Priscilla flying back to Memphis, after a 2 day stay in Palm Springs, and arrived at 6.00 a.m.

May 4, 1966

May 4, 1967

Live a Little, Love a Little 

May 4, 1968

Mary Hopkin won her heat on the ITV talent show ‘Opportunity Knocks’. She later signed with The Beatles owned Apple Records, Paul McCartney produced her UK No.1 single ‘Those Were The Days’, which also made No. 2 in the US. Hopkin later married record producer Tony Visconti.

May 4, 1969

Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie used the name “Carpenter” to fly to Hawaii with the Gambills, the Fikes, the Esposito’s and Charlie Hodge. They spent the first and the last week at the Ilikai Hotel with the intervening weekend at the Coco Palms Hotel.

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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 4, 1970

Four students at Kent University were killed and eleven wounded by National Guard troops at a campus demonstration protesting the escalation of the Vietnam War. The incident inspired Neil Young to compose ‘Ohio’ which became a hit for Crosby Stills Nash & Young.

May 4, 1971

Romances: Priscilla

Look Magazine May 4, 1971 Elvis Presley Great vintage ads

May 4, 1972

May 4, 1973

Led Zeppelin opened their 1973 North American tour, which was billed as the ‘biggest and most profitable rock & roll tour in the history of the United States’. The group would gross over $4 million from the dates, flying between gigs in ‘The Starship’ a Boeing 720 passenger jet, complete with bar, shower room, TV and video in a 30′ lounge and a white fur bedroom.

Elvis Presley began a 25-show engagement at the High Sierra Theater, Sahara Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, The engagement at 17 performances as Elvis fell ill.

Date: 04 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

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Elvis in 1973 : one of the Legends of Lake Tahoe 

Lake Tahoe, May 4 – May 20, 1973 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
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Info May 4 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Opening

May 4, 1974

ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Waterloo’, the group’s first of nine UK No.1 singles was the 1974 Eurovision song contest winner for Sweden.

‘Night Fever’ by The Bee Gees was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The group’s third No.1 and the theme from the film ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ The song was a US No.1 for over two months.

Grand Funk Railroad started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Little Eva hit ‘The Loco-Motion.’ It was only the second time that a cover version had been a No.1 as well as the original.

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May 4, 1975

Elvis Presley began a 31-date tour with two shows at the Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Elvis performed at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

May 4, 1975 : Lake Charles – Elvis Presley Music

Date: 04 May 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Lake Charles, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line (excerpt)
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Why Me Lord
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
School Days
The Wonder Of You
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

With Jerry Schilling, Joe Esposito and Red West arriving in Lake Charles in the early morning hours of May 4, 1975

Before and after his Lake Charles, LA concert on May 4, 1975

Date: 04 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lake Charles, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 10,000
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
The Wonder Of You
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Steamroller Blues
I’ll Remember You
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis As Recorded Live In Lake Charles | EP – Elvis Presley

What You May Not Have Known About Elvis Presley’s … – 92.9 The Lake

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 4 1975 Civic Center Lake Charles LA (2:30 pm) 10000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info May 4 1975 Civic Center Lake Charles LA (8:30 pm) 10000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Red suit (possibily) Yes Yes

May 4, 1976

Elvis played Lake Tahoe.

May 4, 1976: Elvis performed at the High Sierra Theater at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, in Stateline, Nevada.

Date: 04 May 1976
Time: 10pm
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
My Way
Burning Love
I’ll Remember You
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
Sweet Sweet Spirit [The Stamps]
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
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Info May 4 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) White Jumpsuit Yes

May 4, 1977

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon spoke with David Frost in the first of four TV interviews.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath


Opening for Public Image Ltd, East Los Angeles band Los Lobos, was bombarded with bottles and other debris from an Olympic Auditorium audience who came to hear Punk music. It would take seven more years for the band to crack the Hot 100 with a couple of Richie Valens songs, “La Bamba” (#1) and “Come On, Let’s Go” (#21).

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Randy Travis released his second album “Always & Forever,” which went to #1 for 43 weeks and spawned four #1 singles.


In an interview, David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie claimed she once walked in on Bowie and Mick Jagger having sex.


Cher scored her first solo UK No.1 single with ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’ from the film ‘Mermaids’. The song had been a hit for Betty Everett on 1964, and gave Cher her first No.1 in the UK since 1965’s ‘I Got You Babe’.


At a concert to remember the Kent State University shootings in 1970, Peter, Paul & Mary performed “Blowin’ In The Wind”.


Alanis Morissette started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Jagged Little Pill. The record produced six successful singles, including ‘You Oughta Know’, ‘Ironic’, ‘You Learn’, ‘Hand in My Pocket’, and ‘Head over Feet’.

George Michael scored his seventh UK No.1 single as a solo artist when ‘Fastlove’ started a three-week run at the top of the chart. The second of six singles to be taken from George’s comeback album Older.


Metallica were demanding online music service Napster cut off 335,000 users who they claimed had been illegally trading their songs. The band had passed on the names of all those they considered to be “stealing” their material over the internet in the latest development in an ongoing battle over the protection of music copyrights on the web.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Madonna’s latest album Hard Candy went straight to No.1 in the UK, giving the singer a chart double, with her song 4 Minutes, featuring Justin Timberlake, on top of the singles chart for a third week. Hard Candy was Madonna’s 10th number one album.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland


During his concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Paul McCartney played “Let’s Go Crazy” as a tribute to Prince in the late singer’s hometown.


Story image for elvis presley from PEOPLE.com

Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s 50th Wedding Anniversary: 10 Things …

PEOPLE.comMay 3, 2017 Dear Everyone: they got divorced, she is his ex-wife, not widow.
Stagecoach Festival in Los Angeles: here is a unique photo of great Jerry Lee Lewis with Tom Jones and Priscilla together at a backstage meeting with Great Balls of Fire rocker Jerry Lee Lewis last Friday April 28.
The photo was taken by Daniel White, a Jerry Lee Lewis super fan who has struck up a friendship with the star.

Blogger Nina notes: Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977.



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