Daily Elvis May 9

Give us this day, May 9, our daily Elvis

May 9, 1887

Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show began the first of its eight tours of Europe.


Tupelo, Mississippi


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre


Billy Ward & the Dominoes’ “These Foolish Things” was released. It became their ninth Top 10 R&B hit (#5) in three years.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

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

May 19, 1954

Elvis and Dixie attended the Oral Roberts Crusade.

May 9, 1955

Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Onie Wheeler and “special added attraction Elvis Presley with Bill and Scotty.” performed at the City Auditorium, Fort Myers, Florida.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 9 1955 City Auditorium Fort Myers FL (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

May 9, 1956

Elvis in Memphis, Audobon Drive


May 9, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in may 9 1957.

Elvis returned to radio Recorders to complete the work on the Jailhouse Rock soundtrack from 1.00 to 4.15 p.m.

May 9, 1958

Disc Jockey Alan Freed quit radio station WINS in New York City after they refused to stand behind him in the wake of recent charges of inciting a riot at a Boston concert. In Hershey, Pennsylvania on that same day, Freed debuted his new package tour that starred Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, Danny & the Juniors, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Larry Williams, and The Chantels.

Richard Burton made his American television debut in a “DuPont Show of the Month” presentation of “Wuthering Heights” on CBS, co-starring Patty Duke, John Colicos, and Rosemary Harris.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas

May 9, 1959

Jackie Wilson’s “That’s Why (I Love You So)” topped off at #2 R&B and #13 pop.

UK music paper Melody Maker introduced a Juke Box Top 20 Chart compiled from 200 Juke Boxes around the UK.

16 year-old Wayne Newton made his Las Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. That first booking, scheduled to last two weeks, stretched into three years. Newton went on to become the king of the Vegas showrooms, earning close to $20-million a year.
Military Service in Germany

May 9, 1960

The U.S. became the first country to use the oral birth control pill legally.

The great instrumental “White Silver Sands” by Bill Black’s Combo was #1 for the third out of four weeks on the R&B chart.

Elvis Presley held on to #1 for a third week with “Stuck On You”.  Incredibly, it was Elvis’s 74th week at #1 in his career.  All this in just five years.

Image result for elvis stuck on you single

G.I. Blues Production

May 9, 1961

In RCA Studio B in Nashville, Ann-Margret recorded “I Just Don’t Understand,” which became her only Top 40 hit, peaking at #17 on theBillboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Image result for ann-margret I Just Don't Understand

Blue Hawaii Production

May 9, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 9, 1963

May 9, 1964

Gene Vincent and the Shouts appeared at The Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Gate, England. The poster advertised that the first 50 girls would be admitted free; tickets cost six shillings and six pence, ($0.94).

Chuck Berry began his first British tour, performing with the Animals, the Nashville Teens, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and others at the Astoria Theater, Finsbury Park, London.

“Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong ended the Beatles’ 14-week monopoly at #1.  The Beatles were still second with “Do You Want to Know A Secret”.  Mary Wells moved up with “My Guy”, leapfrogging “Bits And Pieces” from the Dave Clark Five, while the Beatles’ former #1–“Can’t Buy Me Love”, was fifth.

The Beatles’ Second Album continued to top the chart with Meet the Beatles! coming in second.  Hello, Dolly! remained at #3, the Dave Clark Five moved up to #4 with Glad All Over and Al Hirt had the fifth-biggest album with Honey in the Horn.


May 9, 1965

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

May 9, 1966

May 9, 1967

Sandy Shaw had the #1 record in the U.K. with “Puppet On A String”.

May 9, 1968


May 9, 1969

Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s experimental album Electronic Sounds was released on Zapple records.

May 9, 1970

The Guess Who scored their only #1 song with “American Woman”/”No Sugar Tonight”.  “ABC” by the Jackson 5 slipped to #2 while the Beatles were at #3 with “Let It Be”.

In Washington, DC, nearly 100,000 Vietnam War protesters staged a demonstration in front of the White House.

May 9, 1971

May 9, 1972

May 9, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 09 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


Date: 09 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Flip Flop & Fly
I’m Leavin’
Hound Dog
Fever / What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
A Big Hunk O’Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 9 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 9 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 9, 1974

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie performed “Blowin In The Wind” and “Spanish Is The Loving Tongue” for a benefit concert for Chile at New York City’s Felt Forum.

Opening for Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen gave a two-hour performance at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Landau, who would later become the manager and producer for Springsteen, famously said in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

May 9, 1975

Back home Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven.

May 9, 1976

Elvis closed out the Tahoe engagement with over 2 hours of show, then flew home to Memphis.

Date: 09 May 1976
Time: 10pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) Suit
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
Blue Suede Shoes
Return To Sender
Heartbreak Hotel
Hawaiian Wedding Song
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Band introductions/ Early Morning Rain/What’d I Say/Johnny B. Goode
/Love Letters/School Days/Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Young And Beautiful
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
Hurt (with Reprise)
Hound Dog
Micky Mouse Club Song
Happy Birthday
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Love Me Tender
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Funny How Time Slips Away [S. Nielsen]
Burning Love
Help Me
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Jailhouse Rock
One Night
How Great Thou Art
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 9 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Closing (10:00pm) Chicken Bone Original belt White Suit Yes

May 9, 1977


The original Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Nell Carter, André De Shields, and Charlaine Woodard, opened at New York’s Longacre Theatre for 1604 performances.

Image result for Graceland august 17, 1977

Outside Graceland, fans protest over the sentence of Treatise Wheeler who drove his car into the Elvis Mourners on August 18, 1977, striking Alice Marie Hovatar, Juanita Joanne Johnson and Tammy Baiter  in the crowd. Hovatar and Johnson were mangled beyond recognition, he was apprehended by police on scene.



Elvis Presley’s single “Lovin’ Arms” hit #47 in the U.K. From Presley’s posthumous album Guitar Man and was released as the second single from it, with “You Asked Me To” on the side B. In the UK the song spent 6 weeks on the singles chart, peaking at number 47 for the week of April 14. In the United States the single charted as a double-A-side (“Lovin’ Arms / You Asked Me To”) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at number 8 on the week on June 20.

Image result for Elvis Presley loving arms 1981

Elvis Presley’s album “This is Elvis Presley” hit #47 in the U.K.

Image result for This is Elvis Presley LP 1981 UK


Called “9 to 5” in Europe, Dolly Parton sued Sheena Easton for the song title in the US,  thus “Morning Train” by Sheena Easton remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Nudie Cohn, who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, died at the age of 81.


Several US department stores refuse to stock the newly released Prince album “Lovesexy” because of its cover photo, which features a nude picture of him.


Irish singer Sinead O’Connor refuses to perform on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live after shock comedian Andrew Dice Clay is named as host. Two years later, O’Connor would do some shocking of her own when she ripped up a picture of the Pope on the same show, sending her career into ruins.


Rapper Snoopy Dog made his chart debut with “Deep Cover,” reaching #46. The recording actually read, “Dr. Dre Introducing Snoop Doggy Dog,” and was from the film of the same name. Dog would go on to become one of gangsta rap’s icons with forty-four R&B charters through 2003.

Bruce Springsteen appeared on Saturday Night Live on NBC-TV.


Brian Wilson, genius of the Beach Boys, began to make a remarkable comeback from mental illness when he performed his first-ever solo concert at the Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

The Soundtrack to “Titanic” was #1 on the Album chart for the 16th week in a row with One Step at a Time from George Strait and another soundtrack,City of Angels close behind.  Let’s Talk About Love by Celine Dion was #4 followed by the great debut from Savage Garden that held down #5.


The Elvis Presley 3-CD set “Legendary” was released by Sony International. The set contained 50 songs.

Image result for The Elvis Presley 3-CD set "LegendaryImage result for The Elvis Presley 3-CD set "Legendary


In New York City, Andy Warhol’s painting “Double Elvis,” which shows Elvis Presley as a cowboy shooting from the hip, sold for $37 million at Sotheby’s auction house.

Image result for double elvis


Cher‘s mother, 86-year-old Georgia Holt, made her Billboard chart debut when her LP “Honky Tonk Woman” entered the Heatseekers Albums Chart at #13 and the Top Country Albums Chart at #43.

David Bowie’s latest video, which starred Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard, was temporarily pulled from YouTube over its graphic content. “The Next Day” featured heavy religious imagery, including Cotillard bleeding from stigmata marks. The video sees Bowie performing in a basement bar, surrounded by religious figures, while Oldman, dressed as a priest, punches a beggar before dancing with a prostitute, played by Oscar-winner Cotillard. YouTube admitted making the “wrong call” in removing the video, and reinstated it with an adult content warning.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database





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