Daily Elvis: May 7

Give us this day, May 7, our daily Elvis

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,


In Hollywood, Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

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.


Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded, later renamed Sony.


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


Electronics engineer Geoffrey Dummer published his concept of the integrated circuit, or microchip, six years before Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments was awarded a patent for the idea.


The original Broadway production of the Cole Porter musical “Can Can,” starring Gwen Verdon, Hans Conreid, Lilo, and Peter Cookson, opened at New York’s Shubert Theatre for 892 performances.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters was drafted into the Army, but was lucky to be stationed in Buffalo, NY. On weekends he would bus in for gigs with the group.

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 7, 1955

Bo Diddley charted with  “Bo Diddley,” reaching #1 R&B and beginning a legendary career that pushed him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Ray Charles reaches the top of the US R&B chart for the first time with “I Got A Woman”. It was later ranked #235 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played the Peabody Auditorium., Daytona Beach, Florida. for the first time while on a tour with Hank Snow’s Jamboree – Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Martha Carson, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 7 1955 Peabody Auditorium Daytona Beach FL (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 7, 1956

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

May 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Young Hearts
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

May 7, 1958

The Champs performed their instrumental hit “Tequila” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

Nashville tries to re-create the Elvis Sound at Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, with Conway Twitty recording his own composition and impersonating Elvis’ vocal quirks on “It’s Only Make Believe.”

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

May 7, 1959
Elvis did Military Service in Germany

May 1959 – Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot

1959 Elvis Presley, "Photoplay" Magazine (No Label) (Scarce)

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishmen

May 7, 1960

Elvis 9th LP release,  compilation of hit singles, “50 Million Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong – Elvis Gold Records, Vol. 2” hit #31 in the U.S. “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.  It was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966. It was certified for a Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992

Elvis’ 1st LP with “the tonsil shot” cover and iconic pink and green lettering cover and this Gold Lame Suit Cover are the 2 most copied album art by other artists.

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TV guide puts Elvis and Frank on the cover.

TV Guide: May 7, 1960 - Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra

For the 1 hour broadcast, appears in only 1/3 of the show. Elvis did a group opening song, 2 songs and a duet with Frank Sinatra.

Elvis Restricted In TV Return | Chicago Tribune Archive

G.I. Blues production

May 7, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production


May 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 7, 1963

May 7, 1964

May 7, 1965

At Twickenham Studios in London, the Beatles filmed the scene for their movie “Help!” in which a suddenly-shrunken Paul McCartney tries to hide his newly-naked body.

SHINDIG (ABC, 8:30-9:30 p.m.).* Elvis Presley’s tenth anniversary in show business is the occasion for a program of the songs he made famous performed by artists of the day/era.

In Birmingham, Alabama, a show billed as “America vs. England” featured the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, the Righteous Brothers, Cannibal and the Headhunters, Skeeter Davis, Archie Campbell and Del Reeves in concert at Legion Field.

Girl Happy opens nationally and does relatively good business. The soundtrack album goes top ten.


Frankie and Johnny pre-production

May 7, 1966

The Rolling Stones released the single “Paint It, Black” in the U.S. It was originally titled “Paint It Black,” without a comma. Keith Richards has said that the comma was added by the record label.

The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Monday Monday’, it made No.3 in the UK

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

Elvis watched some movies at the Crosstown Theatre

May 7, 1967

Soviet youths openly defied police and danced The Twist in Moscow’s Red Square during May Day celebrations.

The Supremes sang “The Happening” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from Expo ’67 in Montreal. Xavier Cugat with Charo, Roberta Peters, Frank Ifield, Clair & McMahon, and Corbet Monica also performed on the program.

1174 Hillcrest Drive (bought May 7, 1967)

Elvis purchased 1174 Hillcrest Drive, as with Graceland, gates to be installed.


May 7, 1968

Aretha Franklin made her first tour of Europe. While at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, her performance was recorded for a future album.

May 7, 1969

“The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS-TV featured guests Goldie Hawn, Pat Paulsen, Roy Clark, John Hartford, and the Association.

Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline” album was certified Gold.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 7, 1970

The Temptations released the single “Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today).”

May 7, 1971

The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar” in North America, the first single on their own label.

After returning to Los Angeles Elvis flew to Las Vegas with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, James Caughley, Red West and Mike Keaton.

May 7, 1972

Tom Jones’ “Special London Bridge Special” on BBC television featured performances by the Carpenters and Engelbert Humperdinck and appearances by Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Jonathan Winters, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Rudolf Nureyev, Jennifer O’Neill, and Hermione Gingold.

The Rolling Stones released the second album on their own label, Exile On Main Street, featuring two hit singles, ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘Happy’. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 7 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest of any Stones album on the list.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, where he would leave the next day for a vacation with Vernon and Dee and some of the guys on Hawaii.

May 7, 1973

George Harrison released “Give Me Love.” Harrison’s single went on to replace “My Love” by Paul McCartney at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and in turn was replaced at #1 by “Will It Go Round in Circles” by singer/musician Billy Preston, who played with Harrison and McCartney during the “Let It Be” sessions in 1969.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

Date: 07 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 07 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list:  2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Im Leavin
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp


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 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 7 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 7, 1974

May 7, 1975

RCA released the album “Today.” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E”, which was released as its first single and went Top 40 in the US. “Bringin’ It Back” was its second single in the US.


Elvis performed on tour at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, TN

City Managers who once resisted Elvis Presley concerts as damaging riots, now realized tourism and venue fees.

May 7, 1975, issue of Variety reported: Elvis’s 1975 show in Macon, Georgia. “After making 10,242 of his Georgia fans happy,” noted Variety, “Elvis Presley left Macon about $85,000 richer from his sellout concert April 24 at the Coliseum.” The arena manager reported that Elvis’s share of the $96,000 receipts was $81,000. To that was added about $4,000 in the sale of Elvis souvenirs. In addition to the Coliseum’s $15,000 fee, Macon retailers and hoteliers profited nicely from Elvis coming to town.

Elvis in May … Important May dates during Elvis Presley’s life

Memphis Mafia Joe Esposito and Dick Grob on the stage with Elvis.

Date: 07 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreesboro, TN
Mid Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B.Goode
School Days
Bridge Over Troubled Water
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Hound Dog
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Keep The Fire Burnin’

From Elvis In Murfreesboro 1975 CD | EP – Elvis Presley

May 7, 1975. (8:30 pm) Murfreesboro, TN. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 7 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1976

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe shows

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Date: 07 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
It’s Midnight
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Softly As I Leave You
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Date: 07 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
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Happy Birthday
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight
I’ll Remember You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
My Way
Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Laras Theme
One Night
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Lake Tahoe, Apr. 30 – May 9, 1976 – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (8.00pm) V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes
Info May 7 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 7, 1977

The Eagles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hotel California’, the group’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for ‘Hotel California’ at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978. The song’s guitar solo is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine’s Top 100 Guitar Solos and was voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine.

The Wake and Aftermath


In London, it took less than eight hours to sell the 90,000 tickets for an upcoming series of Bob Dylan concerts.

In New York City, David Bowie played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 US No.1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.

Spandu Ballet vs Duran Duran lacked the The Beatles vs The Rollings Stones, which DD and Stones both won.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


In his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey, R&B singer Wilson Pickett drove his car through the mayor’s front yard, yelling death threats. He was arrested and found to have open containers of alcohol in his car. Pickett was released after agreeing to perform a charity concert and serve a one-year probation.


A leather Jacket worn by John Lennon during 1960-1963, was sold at Christies, London, England for £24,200.


Randy Bachman led 1,322 guitarists who had gathered in Vancouver to play Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care of Business”, for 68 minutes and 40 seconds.


Evan Chandler filed a $60 million breach of contract suit against Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley. The charge was that they had violated a confidentiality clause in the 1994 out-of-court settlement by discussing the case with Diane Sawyer on “PrimeTime Live.”


Eddie Rabbitt, US singer, songwriter died of lung cancer aged 56. During his career, he scored over 20 No.1’s on Billboard’s country singles chart including 1981 ‘I Love A Rainy Night’. Elvis Presley, Dr Hook, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle and Lynn Anderson all recorded his songs.

Songs written by Eddie Rabbitt | SecondHandSongs

Kentucky Rain – Wikipedia


Singer Patti Page, at age 72, performed in a special concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the release of her latest album, “Brand New Tennessee Waltz.”

Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. Written and produced by hit-makers Max Martin and Rami Yacoub, who had previously collaborated with Spears on ‘…Baby One More Time’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Singer/songwriter Carole King played a music store owner on WB-TV’s “Gilmore Girls.”

A Los Angeles federal jury recommended a $1.5 million award to a British record company that sued rapper-producer Dr Dre for song plagiarism. London-based Minder Music Ltd. sued Dre in 2000, claiming his 1999 song, ‘Let’s Get High,’ used the bass line of The Fatback’s 1980 song, ‘Backstroking’ which was featured on Dre’s successful ‘2001’ album, which sold 9 million copies worldwide.

Pete Townshend of the Who was cleared of possessing pornographic images of children. He was placed on a national register of sex offenders for five years. Police determined that he did not possess images of child abuse but that he was guilty of accessing a child-pornography Internet site in 1999.


Dolly Parton was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Tennessee.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The book “The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows” by Mother Dolores Hart was published. She worked with Elvis in Loving You and King Creole.

She had previously done a documentary “God is bigger than Elvis” which failed to Oscar. She left Hollywood for a Catholic Convent and since then uses Elvis to fund raise often.

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Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland


Three of B.B. King’s 11 surviving children lost a bid in a Las Vegas court to take control over their father’s affairs after they said they suspect the 89-year-old Blues legend’s manager of stealing his money and neglecting his medical care while blocking them from seeing him in home hospice care. King died in his sleep on May 14, 2015, at the age of 89.

ELVIS PRESLEY – Was he bisexual? ⋆ Historian Alan Royle


In Houston, Beyoncé continued her Formation World Tour with a concert at NRG Stadium.


Naoki Kobayashi Joins Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In ‘The …

Riley Keough & Sasha Lane Are Met Gala Gorgeous!

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