Daily Elvis May 11

Give us this day, May 11, our daily Elvis


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), was founded.

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


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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era



May 11, 1955

Hank Snow, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Slim Whitman, Martha Carson, The Davis Sisters, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Onie Wheeler,  Jimmy Rogers Snow and Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium , Orlando, Florida at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

Elvis Scotty and Bill did Shake Rattle And Roll

Fans Doris Gurley and Janet Green with Elvis in Orlando – May 11, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 11 1955 City Auditorium Orlando FL (7:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info May 11 1955 City Auditorium Orlando FL (9:30 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 11, 1956

The Flamingos, Drifters, Platters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, and the Teen Queens tore up the International Amphitheater in Chicago

May 11, 1957

Buddy Holly and the Crickets auditioned for “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” and were rejected.

The Everly Brothers made their debut on the “Grand Ole Opry” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. When they sang “Bye Bye Love,” they got a huge ovation from the crowd of 4,000 and Roy Acuff had to call them back to take a bow.

Jailhouse Rock pre-production

Elvis visited Russ Tamblyn, the star of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and a friend of Nick Adams.

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 11, 1958

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 11, 1959

At Master Recorders in Hollywood, Ricky Nelson recorded “Just A Little Too Much” and “Sweeter Than You.” The Jordanaires overdubbed background vocals for the tracks on May 19.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 11, 1960

G.I. Blues 

May 11, 1961

Blue Hawaii 

May 11, 1962

Pittsburgh disc jockey Porky Chedwick, the Civic Arena was rocked by the Drifters, Jerry Butler, Jackie Wilson, the Flamingos, the Jive Five, Bo Diddley, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles (then only known as the Bluebelles), the Coasters, the Marvelettes, the Skyliners, Ketty Lester, Big Maybelle, the Carousels, Gene Pitney, and Bobby Vinton. The average ticket price for the spectacular was under $3 with 13,000 fans in attendance.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 11, 1963

The Beatles started a 30 week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with their debut album ‘Please Please Me’, making it the longest running No.1 album by a group ever. The bands follow up ‘With The Beatles’ replaced it at the top of the charts on 7th December 1963 and stayed there for 21 weeks.

May 11, 1964

During a UK tour The Rolling Stones were refused lunch at The Grand Hotel, Bristol, where they were staying because they were not wearing jackets and ties. The following day the Daily Express ran the story with the headline, ‘The Rolling Stones gather no lunch.’

The Beach Boys released the single “I Get Around” b/w “Don’t Worry Baby.”

May 11, 1965

Roger Miller was at No.1 on the US Country charts with ‘King Of The Road.’ The song has been covered by many other artists, including George Jones, Dean Martin, Boxcar Willie, Randy Travis, the Statler Brothers, and Rufus Wainwright & Teddy Thompson. The Proclaimers had a UK No.9 hit with their version of the song in 1990.

Frankie and Johnny 

May 11, 1966

May 11, 1967

At Olympic Sound Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Baby, You’re A Rich Man,” featuring an unusual oboe-like sound which was created by John Lennon playing a clavioline (an early forerunner of the synthesizer), with a spin-echo effect that was used to fill from the end of one line of the verse to the start of the next.

The Bee Gees made their Top Of The Pops debut performing ‘New York Mining Disaster’ on the UK TV show.

The ABC-TV special “Rodgers & Hart Today” aired. It starred Bobby Darin, the Supremes, Petula Clark and the Mamas & the Papas.

May 11, 1968

Richard Harris released his single of Jimmy Webb’s “MacArthur Park.” The song was inspired by the relationship and breakup of Webb and Susan Ronstadt, one of Linda Ronstadt’s cousins. MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, across from the insurance office where she worked, was where they often met for lunch. Their breakup also inspired one of Webb’s other memorable compositions, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.”

The Elvis Presley song “U.S. Male” hit #28 in the U.S.

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Live a Little, Love a Little 

May 11, 1969

The Monty Python comedy troupe was formed by members Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Their television comedy sketch show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” first aired on the BBC on October 5, 1969.

Diana Ross and the Supremes, Ed AmesLana Cantrell, David Frye, Irwin C. Watson, and the Muppets were guest performers on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 11, 1970

The soundtrack L.P. to the original Woodstock festival was released. The three record set featured many of the top Rock artists of the time, including Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, Joe Cocker and The Who. The album would go Gold within two weeks.

The Beatles single “The Long and Winding Road” was released in North America. It became the Beatles’ 20th and last #1 song in the U.S. The post-production modifications made to it by producer Phil Spector angered Paul McCartney to the point that when he made his case in court for breaking up the Beatles as a legal entity, he cited the treatment of “The Long and Winding Road” as one of the reasons.

May 11, 1971

May 11, 1972

A bare-chested David Cassidy was pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

At United Recording in Hollywood, Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band recorded “Garden Party.”

May 11, 1973

Elvis did dinner and midnight Tahoe shows

Date: 11 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
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
Steamroller Blues
Help Me Make It Through The Night
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
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


Date: 11 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 11 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Yes Yes
Info May 11 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 11, 1974

Elvis performed at the Forum, Inglewood, California at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 11 May 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets: 18,500
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
You Can Have Her
Steamroller Blues
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 11 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets: 18,500
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Follow that Dream released this concert on “Elvis Presley Live in LA”

Image result for Elvis presley May 24, 1974

Led Zeppelin attended an Elvis Presley show at the Los Angeles Forum in California.

Image result for led zeppelin meets elvis

After a shaky start to the show, Elvis stopped the band and jokingly said: ‘Wait a minute, if we can start together fellas, because we’ve got Led Zeppelin out there, lets try to look like we know what we’re doing.’ All four members of Zeppelin met with Elvis after the show, spending over 2 hours backstage. Elvis asked for all the group’s autographs for his daughter Lisa Marie. Just before the meeting broke up, Robert Plant finally summoned up the courage to sing Elvis’ 1956 hit “Love Me.” Elvis joined in for a few bars.

With Linda Thompson, Red West, his Dad and Joe Esposito in Los Angeles, CA on May 11, 1974

Elvis Presley | May 11, 1974 | Forum, Los Angeles, California

Newspaper Articles > 1974 > May 11 1974 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Led Zep @ Elvis L.A. Forum Concert | May 11, 1974 – Led Zeppelin

Elvis Presley Stage Worn Scarf Given to a Fan at the May 11, 1974

Elvis At The Forum Saturday May 11 1974 – Elvis On CD

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 12 – May 10th – May 13th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 11 1974 Forum Los Angeles CA (2:30 pm) 18500 Peacock White Spanish Flower suit belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info May 11 1974 Forum Los Angeles CA (8:30 pm) 18500 1974 American Eagle Second 1973 belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

May 11, 1975

May 11, 1976

May 11, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley died of lung cancer and a brain tumour aged 36. Had the 1981 single ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other UK Top 40 singles. In 1990, the 6th February was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. The compilation album, Legend, released in 1984, is the best-selling reggae album ever with sales of more than 20 million copies. Time magazine chose Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Whitney Houston charted solo for the first time on the pop charts with “You Give Good Love,” reaching #3 and becoming her first of eight R&B #1s. Whitney is the daughter of Cissy Houston and cousin of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.


On his 100th birthday, songwriter Irving Berlin was serenaded by fans singing his songs outside his New York City apartment. That night at Carnegie Hall, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Isaac Stern, and Leonard Bernstein saluted the composer with a program of his hits.


Roy Orbison was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Eric Clapton presented the award to Orbison’s widow Barbara.


Ritchie Valens was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 31 years after his death in the plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and “The Big Bopper.”


The Elvis Presley compilation album “Elvis 56” hit #42 in the U.K.

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The first Broadway revival of the musical “Grease,” starring Ricky Paull Goldin, Sam Harris, Marcia Lewis, and Rosie O’Donnell, opened at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre for 1,505 performances.


In Austin, Texas, Jimmy Vaughn, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray reunited for a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn. All five had played with Vaughan at his last show on August 26, 1990, before he was killed in a helicopter crash.


At the Orleans Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas where he was booked for the week, 81-year-old country music legend Eddy Arnold announced his retirement.


Oasis, The Black Crowes and Spacehog kicked off ‘The Tour of Brotherly Love’, a North American tour at The Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada. (The three bands featuring pairs of brothers, (Noel and Liam Gallagher, Chris and Rich Robinson, Royston and Antony Langdon, respectively).


Over 500 Michael Jackson fans held a demonstration outside the Sony records building in Berlin complaining that the label hadn’t promoted the singer’s latest album ‘Invincible’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


CBS aired the second part of the new four-hour mini-series “Elvis.” The first part had been aired on May 8. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the part of Elvis.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


One of the rarest rock t-shirts in the world sold for $10,000 (£6096.00), the largest sum ever paid for a vintage t-shirt. The record-setting sale of a 1979 Led Zeppelin t-shirt on eBay was sold by Kyle Ermatinger of Stormcrow Vintage. The recent completion of the transaction placed the purchase as the world’s rarest and most expensive vintage t-shirt.


The Day Led Zeppelin Met Elvis Presley – Ultimate Classic Rock

May 11: Elvis Presley Stops His Show & Bob Marley Died 


May 11, 1974: Led Zeppelin, the gods of 70s rock, meet their own god

For Elvis CD Collectors • UPDATED: May 11, 1974 Footage + Led Zepp


Petula Clark keeps peddling this story , seriously, that you and Karen Carpenter said no was your bad
Remembering the Elvis Presley Remix That Somehow Changed Culture


You Can Buy Elvis Presley’s Actual Omega Watch This Weekend

An unfiltered Rita Moreno says Marlon Brando was better in bed than Elvis Presley


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