Daily Elvis: May 12

Give us this day, May 12, 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,

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.


Known as Lady Day, Billie Holliday charted R&B (#5) with “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” It was her first and only R&B Hit but her last of thirty-nine pop hits that started in 1935.

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)

May 12, 1950

After 34 years, the American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street


The number one record on America’s R&B chart was a song called “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats – whe were actually Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm. “Rocket 88” is a first rock record contender, the the strings/horns are not guitars/drums. 

une 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

, 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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 12, 1955

Hank Snow’s All Star Jamboree” was booked to play, featuring country acts Faron Young, the Wilburn Brothers and Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter sisters.  Other artists appearing on the Jamboree were Jimmy Rodgers Snow (Hank’s son), Slim Whitman, The Davis sisters, Martha Carson and Elvis, Scotty and Bill who had only recently began touring with them.

Elvis flew to Minneapolis. He and the band didn’t stay at the same hotel.

Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 12 1955 Baseball Park Jacksonville FL (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 12, 1956

Elvis Presley’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #15 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley released “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.” The more than 300,000 pre-orders for the single constituted the greatest number in RCA Victor’s history,  reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart, and scoring No. 1 on the country music chart.

Letter to the editor : Las Vegas SUN : May 12, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 12, 1957

Jailhouse Rock pre-production

Elvis had a date with Anne Neyland, who had a minor part in the Jailhouse Rock Film Co-star Judy Tyler was married, so the Publicity Showmance fell to Starlette Neyland

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 12, 1958

The Everly Brothers started a four-week run at No.1 in the US with ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’.

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 12, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 12, 1960

Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.

For a fee of $125,000, Elvis sang “Stuck On You” and “Fame And Fortune” his now released current single – of which these performances were recorded prior to the single.

Image result for elvis presley Stuck On You" and "Fame And Fortune"

Elvis then did a duet with Sinatra, with Elvis singing “Witchcraft” and Sinatra “Love Me Tender”.

Image result for frank sinatra elvis show

The show had an opening group song, then everyone had an act and then Elvis and Frank sang.

Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr also performed

Image result for elvis and sinatra 1960

Ratings for the show were through the roof at 41.5 percent but Billboard magazine later said “Although Elvis became a Sargeant in the Army, as a singer, he never left the awkward squad.” The show marked Presley’s last TV appearance for eight years.


The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis – Wikipedia

Elvis attended a kenpo karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he also met the instructor, Ed Parker.

G.I. Blues

May 12, 1961

The Beatles in Hamburg, West Germany, signed a recording contract with producer Bert Kaempfert. That evening they played at The Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg.

Blue Hawaii

May 12, 1962

The Temptations charted for the first time with “Dream Come True,” reaching #22 R&B, though it was the flip, “Isn’t She Pretty,” that was the portent of things to come from this Hall of Fame quintet.

Billboard magazine reported that the previous year’s most-played jukebox record was “Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean, followed by Chubby Checker’s “The Twist.”

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 12, 1963

Ray Charles & the Raelettes began their first British tour in London’s Finbury Astoria.

Bob Dylan walked out of rehearsals for the US TV Ed Sullivan show after being told he couldn’t perform his song Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues due to it mocking the US military and segregation. CBS officials asked Dylan to substitute it for another song, but the singer reportedly said: ‘No, this is what I want to do. If I can’t play my song, I’d rather not appear on the show’.

May 12, 1964

The Beach Boys started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Beach Boys Concert’, the group’s first US No.1.

6th annual Grammy Awards are announced. Henry Mancini’s “The Days of Wine and Roses” is Record and Song of the Year. The Album of the Year is “The Barbra Streisand Album” and Best Rock and Roll Recording goes to Nino Tempo and April Stevens for “Deep Purple”.

May 12, 1965

The Rolling Stones recorded ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ at RCA Hollywood studios. Keith Richards had come up with the guitar riff in the middle of the night a week earlier. It gave the band their first number 1 single in the US.

Wilson Pickett recored the soul classic ‘In the Midnight Hour’ with studio musicians Steve Cropper and Al Jackson of the Stax Records house band, including bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn. The song was composed by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be assassinated in April 1968.

Elvis went to Radio Recorders for the soundtrack sessions of Frankie and Johnny. He was there from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. However, Elvis was not in the right mood to record so only instrumental tracks were cut.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Come Along (Track) ////////-06
Beginners Luck (Track) ////////-05
Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (Track) ////////-07

May 12, 1966

May 12, 1967

May 12, 1968

May 12, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 12, 1970

May 12, 1971

Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

Elvis revisits Sri Daya Mata’s Self Realization Fellowship Center in Los Angeles for the first time since 1965, with chauffeur  Sir Gerald.

May, 1978 – “Now It Can Be Told…” as told by his chaueffer,”Sir” Gerald Peters
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May 12, 1972

Paul McCartney and Wings released the single “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

May 12, 1973

Led Zeppelin started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth album Houses Of The Holy. The group’s third US No.1 album went on to spend 39 weeks on the US chart. Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 12 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 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 12 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 12 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 12, 1974

Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 3.00 p.m.


Date: 12 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fresno, CA.
Selland Arena
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Blue Rainbow suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
The Wonder Of You
An American Trilogy
Help Me
Big Boss Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Steamroller Blues
Taken From Review. Is Incomplete
Recordings: 0

On The Aisle: Elvis Presley  by David Hale, The Fresno Bee 

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 12 1974 Selland Arena Fresno CA (3:00 pm) 7500 Blue Swirl Blue Starburst suit belt White Suit Yes

May 12, 1975

May 12, 1976

 May 12, 1977
After being dropped by both EMI and A&M records in less than 6 months, Virgin records announced they had signed the Sex Pistols.
Led Zeppelin received the outstanding contribution to British music at the second Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Lionel Richie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello’ his second US solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK
May 12, 1990
TV show “Good Rockin Tonight” aired episode 9 – Bodyguards.
Thieves stole the gates to Strawberry Field, the Merseyside landmark immortalized by the Beatles song. The 10-foot high iron gates were later found at local scrap metal dealers in Liverpool.
American singer and TV presenter Perry Como died aged 88. He scored fourteen US No.1 singles, from 150 US chart hits and over 25 UK chart hits, including the single ‘Magic Moments’ and ‘Catch A Falling Star.’ Como was once the highest-paid performer in the history of television.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

In London, Lisa Marie Presley performed at a nightclub. She performed songs from her debut album “To Whom It May Concern.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Tickets On Sale Now For Elvis Presley ‘The Wonder Of You’ European …

ELVIS in Concert Live on Screen : GEALive


Elvis Presley’s DIAMOND-STUDDED watch worth £74000 goes up for

Elvis Presley’s Diamond-Encrusted Omega Watch To Be Auctioned Off

Rita Moreno dishes: Marlon Brando was a MUCH better lover than Elvis.


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Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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