Daily Elvis May 13

Give us this day, May 13, 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.

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

, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 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


At CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, Tony Bennett recorded “Cinnamon Sinner.”

May 13, 1955

Elvis performed at the Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park) Florida.

Elvis Presley‘s performance in Jacksonville, Florida is the first Presley show at which a riot ensues: At the end of his performance Elvis said to the audience: “Girls, I’ll see you backstage”. This became a riot with fans pursuing Elvis into his dressing room and tearing off his clothes and shoes.

Elvis, Faron Young and Mae Boren Axton - May 1955
Elvis, Faron Young and Mae Boren Axton

Peter Guralnick in Last Train To Memphis wrote, “Almost immediately they were after him. The Police got him into the dugout locker room, where Mae and the Colonel were totaling up the nights receipts. Most of the other acts were backstage too Mae recalled, when the fans started pouring in through an overhead window that had been inadvertently left open. ”I heard feet like a thundering herd and the next thing I knew I heard his voice from the shower area, I started running and three or four policemen started running too and by the time we got there several hundred must have crawled in – well maybe not that many but a lot and Elvis was on top of one of the showers looking sheepish and scared, like What do I do? and his shirt was shredded and his coat was torn to pieces. Somebody had even gotten his belt and his socks.”

Reportedly, Tom Parker was convinced of the magnitude of Elvis’ popularity.

Elvis Presley | May 13, 1955 | Elvis with Mae Boren Axton

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 13 1955 Baseball Park Jacksonville FL (8:00 PM) 1400 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 13, 1956

The musical variety show, “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch,” aired its final broadcast after 16 years on CBS Radio. The program featured 10 to 15 minute skits about cowboys and rustlers, along with musical numbers by Autry.

Elvis performed at the St. Paul, MN St. Paul Auditorium  at 3.00 p.m.

“I Love You Baby,” Fans Cry– Teen-Age Girls Rock Auditorium While Elvis ‘Rolls’

By Allen W. Doerr, The St. Paul Pioneer Press

Elvis Aaron Presley, swarthy young singing idol of teenage rock and roll fans, held court for 26 minutes in the St. Paul auditorium Sunday.
There were no casualties.
Some 4000 present, mostly girls, greeted the 21 year-old former Tennessee truck driver.
They screamed, they cheered, they whistled, they clapped and they cried. Then they fought like demons for a touch or close-up glimpse of their king.
Another 4,000 persons, only slightly less exuberant, screamed and squealed through Presley’s evening show in the Minneapolis auditorium.
Youths lined up at the doors before noon. They bought photographs of Presley for 50 cents, 75 cents and $1.

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Presley, in nondescript black shirt and slacks slipped in a side door at 3:15 p.m. A dozen patrolmen held back the mob.
In his dressing room Presley admitted in his southern drawl that he doesn’t know how long his popularity will last. “Ah’m not worried. There were plenty of good ‘rock and roll’ men before I came along. “This is good. I hope it keeps on. Ah’ll keep working as long as it does.”

He signed autographs and posed for pictures and explained he hopes to try serious acting in movies. It would be a career to fall back on if the rock and roll boom fades, he said.
Outside the crowd was chanting “We want Elvis.” When he emerged in a Kelly green jacket and started for the stage, they began screaming again. Police formed a ring around the stage.
After the first words of his hit song “Heartbreak Hotel,” the noise of the crowd drowned out the music. Only the beat carried over the loudspeaker system.

“Over Here, Elvis”     “I Got A Woman . . .”

“You don’t need to know what he’s saying,” one girl shouted. “It’s just to look at him.”
Presley grabbed the microphone with both hands and tossed his head. He shook his shoulders in a motion that carried down through his body to his feet. He shuffled stiff-legged from side to side. He leaned his forehead on the microphone closed his eyes and twitched slowly through his body as he sang.

He threw his guitar from side to side and moved jerkily around the stage. The guitar gashed the side of his head and girls in the audience moaned and through their handkerchiefs to him as blood flowed.
“Over here, Elvis, over here,” a 13-year-old shouted falling on her knees pleading in the front row.
“I love you, baby I love you. I love you,” another girl chanted, tears streaming down her face.

Police formed a flying wedge to take Presley in a waiting car after the show, but the crowd broke through. The Kelly green coat was half torn off.
Two stowaway girls were waiting in the car. Police pushed one into the street and the car drove away.
“Hey,” screamed the girl. “My girl friend is in there.”
She stood in the street crying and the pouring rain matted her hair down around her face.

“Go, Man, Go”

“. . . A Lonely Place . . .”

Eager for Elvis This eager group of teen-age girls huddled in front of Minneapolis auditorium Sunday afternoon. They were getting the jump on the horde expected to hear singer Elvis Presley, the new teen-agers’ king of swoon, at 8 p.m.  Several teens arrived at 6 a.m. and were questioned by a cautious squad car crew. Most came around noon; because their mothers insisted they get at least one hot meal. Kid stuff, huh? Well, two older women fans showed up early with the teen-agers. They thought Liberace was playing!

Minneapolis Tribune Photo by Bill Seaman

Elvis signs Souvenir Programs for Timi Anderson, Suzie Olson, Dede Smith and Anna Skarning – May 13, 1956
Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune Photo courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Elvis performed at the Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Auditorium at 8.00 p.m.

Open Letter To Elvis PresleyBy Bill Diehl,  Motion Picture Editor

OPEN LETTER to Elvis Presley:
Dear Elvis:

Last Sunday we met you for the first time. Remember Sunday? It was a day of disappointments. The weather was disappointing. Your crowds both at the St. Paul and Minneapolis auditoriums were disappointing (a Twin Cities total of something like 25,000 was expected and the combined total was only about 6,000). And Elvis, we’re sorry to say it, but your act was disappointing.

This column has been quite a booster of yours. And we’re not giving up on you. Yet. We liked you because you dared to be different. and we liked you because we heard you didn’t drink or smoke. Knowing you were idolized by millions of kids, we thought you were setting a fine example.

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Texas DJ Bill Strength and Elvis in Minneapolis


Oh, we heard grown-ups make cracks about your sideburns but so what? And we heard that you looked like “one of those hoodlums.” Again, so what? Maybe the kids would let their sideburns grow, but also in setting an example — didn’t smoke and drink, maybe eventually the kids would ape you that way, too. And you’d accomplish something.

So we said, okay, come on, Elvis! We saw you, talked to you and were impressed by your courtesy and consideration and poise in the dressing room. You were generous with autographs and interviews. Your fingers showed no yellow stains, so we assume the stories about your not smoking are true. Your hair was long, sure, but neatly groomed. Even your fingernails were reasonably clean. Yes, you had pimples as some people cracked, but many at your age do. (I might be getting one on the end of my nose right now!)

But then, Elvis, we saw your act. And we were, in a word, disappointed. Somebody, probably an adult, has told you to wriggle around when you sing. Your actions, Elvis, were “low.” And you don’t have to be like that, boy. Your records are selling like crazy to kids who have never seen you but who like your singing style . . . free and uninhibited.

On stage, Elvis, you were nothing but a male burlesque dancer. Your gyrations were straight from strip-tease alley. Happily, you did leave your clothes on. Now, you flopped in Las Vegas because you were playing to adults who don’t dig you. some calculating adult booked you in there — and he was pushing you. You got the bounce.

Do you wonder why flops No. 2 in St. Paul and No. 3 in Minneapolis happened? Oh, they’ll blame the weather and Mother’s Day and anything else. We’ve been asking around, though, and I’ll tell you one big reason: Moms and Dads had seen you on TV and didn’t like your unnecessary bump-and-grind routine.

If more Moms and Dads had seen you, I bet not even the scattered 6,000 would have turned up. You disillusioned many of your fans needlessly. You set a fine example with your courtesy and by not smoking and not drinking. Why, Elvis, do you resort to your “Pelvis Presley” routine? You’d better drop it before more and more people drop you.

Of course, there’ll always be a few crackpots to screech: “Oohhh, Elvis” when you do your hip-wriggle bit. But by now you should know that in show-biz nothing grows in dirt. Clean it up and you’ll really clean up.

Hopefully, Bill Diehl

Elvis backstage with Tupelo friend, Airman Edward Thornton, at the Minneapolis Auditorium

Elvis driven away from the Minneapolis Auditorium through the crowd
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 13 1956 Auditorium St. Paul MN (3:00 PM) 4000 Yes
Info May 13 1956 Auditorium Minneapolis MN (8:00 PM) 4000 Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 13, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Principal photography began on the jailhouse dance sequence.

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 13, 1958

Jerry Lee Lewis is granted a divorce from wife number two, Jane Mitcham, six months after marrying his second-cousin, Myra Gayle Brown.

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 13, 1959

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Johnny Horton recorded a British version of “The Battle Of New Orleans”

After one year, Milton Berle hosted his last “Kraft Music Hall” on NBC-TV. Perry Como became the program’s host in the fall of 1959 and continued through 1967.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 13, 1960

Frankie Lymon (without the Teenagers), Shirley & Lee, Robert & Johnny, Billy Bland, Major Lance, Barrett Strong, and Irma Thomas performed on a bill together with backing by Ernie Field’s band at the Regal theater in Chicago

“Platinum High School,” starring Mickey Rooney, Terry Moore, Dan Duryea, Conway Twitty, Warren Berlinger, Yvette Mimieux, and Jimmy Boyd, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters

G.I. Blues 

May 13, 1961

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Clyde McPhatter, Sam Cooke, the Olympics, and Aretha Franklin appeared at the Keil Auditorium in St. Louis.

Blue Hawaii 

May 13, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 13, 1963

Elvis screened movies at The Memphian almost every night from this day on until June 23.

May 13, 1964


May 13, 1965

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production Elvis continued recording for Frankie and Johnny at Radio Recorders at 5.00 p.m. He overdubbed lead vocals on the tracks recorded the day before, but after doing 2 additional songs he left the studio again.

May 13, 1966

In the UK, the Rolling Stones released “Paint It, Black,” one of the first rock records to use a sitar. The single had been issued in the U.S. six days earlier.

Like on many other nights Elvis rented the Fairgrounds after the movies.

May 13, 1967

The Monkees second album ‘More Of The Monkees’, went to No.1 on the UK charts. In 1967 only four albums reached No.1; ‘The Sound Of Music’ which spent 17 weeks at No.1, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper, 25 weeks at No.1 and The Monkees first and second albums spent 9 weeks at No.1.

The Supremes scored their 10th US No.1 single with ‘The Happening’; it made No.6 in the UK. It was the last single to be released as the Supremes, from now on they were known as Diana Ross and the Supremes.

Elvis Presley’s second religious album, “How Great Thou Art,” hit #18 in the U.S. and #11 in the U.K.

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May 13, 1968

May 13, 1969

Led Zeppelin became one of the first major British rock group to appear in Hawaii, when they appeared at The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu. A review in the Honolulu Advertiser stated: ‘The showmanship exceeded any rock performance here to date. I wondered before the concert if Led Zeppelin could sound as good as their Atlantic album – they sounded better’.

The Beatles, now with beards and long hair, met at EMI House in London to replicate the cover of their first album for the cover of their current album project, “Get Back.” When that project evolved into “Let It Be,” the photograph was put aside until its eventual use for the cover of the compilation release, “The Beatles 1967-1970,” nicknamed the “blue album.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 13, 1970

The world premiere of The Beatles film ‘Let It Be’ took place in New York City. The film, which was originally planned as a television documentary, features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, their last performance in public. Released just after the album, it was the final original Beatles release.

May 13, 1971

On his twenty-first birthday Stevie Wonder received all his childhood earnings. Despite having earned $30 million so far, he received only $1 million.

Aretha Franklin’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was certified Gold.

Media coverage of Elvis Backstage at Caesar’s Palace, or in Tom Jones’ suite in Las Vegas with Merv Griffin, Tom Jones and Norm Crosby on the evening of Sunday May 9, 1971

May 13, 1972

Elvis Presley’s third gospel album, “He Touched Me,” hit #79 in the U.S.

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May 13, 1973

In addition to the Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows; Elvis performed at the Sahara Tahoe at 3.00 p.m.

This 3 pm show was a special Mother’s Day engagement to benefit a local hospital and was released on the Follow that Dream Collector label in 2003.

Date: 13 May 1973
Time: 3am
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Thru The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Shake Rattle And Roll
My Way
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
It’s Over / Release Me
Faded Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 13 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
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Shake Rattle And Roll
My Way
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
It’s Over
Release Me
Faded Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 13 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Im Leavin
A Big Hunk Of Love
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Recordings: 0

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

Live In Lake Tahoe – 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 13 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV 3:00am Yes Yes
Info May 13 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Fire Original belt
Info May 13 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 13, 1974

Forty-three people were arrested and more than fifty were injured after youths started throwing bottles outside a Jackson Five concert at RFK stadium in Washington DC.

Cher released the single “Dark Lady.”

Elvis performed at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California.

Date: 13 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: San Bernardino, CA.
Swing Auditorium
Tickets: 7,200
Costume: Blue Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

With Linda Thompson, Jerry Schilling and Joe Esposito in San Bernardino, CA on May 13, 1974
Heading to do a show at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino on May 13, 1974

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 13 1974 Swing Auditorium San Bernardino CA (8:30 pm) 7200 Turquoise Phoenix Spare belt Purple suit Yes

May 13, 1975

Western swing musician/songwriter/bandleader (Faded Love, Ida Red, New San Antonio Rose) Bob Wills died of pneumonia at age 70.

The Four ‘Kings of Country’: Which One Most Deserves the Crown?

After Elvis, Wills Fans Hope It’s Swing Time | News OK

Faded Love – Wikipedia


May 13, 1976

May 13, 1977

Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a performance at the Bottom Line.

EMI in Britain and Capitol Records in the U.S. released “The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl,” an album made from live recordings of the Beatles’ North American tours of 1964 and 1965.

The Wake and Aftermath


Boney M were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Rivers of Babylon’. The single which stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks was originally by the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians, whose version of the song appeared in the sound track to the 1972 movie The Harder They Come.

With Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You” reaching the top of the chart, Barry Gibb became the first songwriter in history to have written four consecutive #1 singles on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.

In Las Vegas, singer Paul Anka opened a $3 million, 1,000-square-foot restaurant and disco called Jubilation. In 1987, it was renamed the Shark Club, and remained a rock club until it closed a decade later.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Stevie Wonder was cited by the United Nations for his efforts against apartheid.


Johnny Carson made his last appearance on television, a walk-on bit during which he did not speak, on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Carson died in January 2005.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Michael Jackson launched a court case suing Motown Records. Jacko filed the lawsuit in LA, saying he hadn’t been paid royalties due for the music he did with the Jackson Five in the 60s and 70s. The singer also claimed his music has been used in TV ads without his permission.


CBS aired the TV special Elvis by the Presleys.

After not feeling well the day before during a show in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and after becoming disoriented at the airport the next day, it was determined that Bo Diddley had suffered a mild stroke. He was hospitalized at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
The US Postal Service issued a 42-cent postage stamp in honour of Frank Sinatra. The design showed a 1950s-vintage image of Sinatra, wearing a hat.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


‘Like A Rolling Stone’ was voted as Bob Dylan’s best-ever song by Rolling Stone Magazine, who had asked the opinions of a panel of writers, academics and musicians to compile a poll to mark Dylan’s 70th birthday on 24th May. ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, was described by U2’s Bono as ‘a black eye of a pop song’, while Mick Jagger praised the simplicity of Desolation Row. Keith Richards argued that the original 1963 solo version of Girl From The North Country, ranked 30th, was superior to Dylan’s 1969 duet of the same song with Johnny Cash.


Riot breaks out at Elvis Presley concert in Jacksonville 60 years ago …

On this day in Florida history – May 13, 1955 – Jax fans chase Elvis


In Mahnomen, Minnesota, Kenny Rogers began his farewell world tour, aptly named The Gambler’s Last Deal, with a concert at the Shooting Star Casino. This first leg of the tour, with opening act Linda Davis, included stops throughout the U.S. as well as Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Ireland and England.


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

ELVIS in Concert Live on Screen : GEALive


Omega Watch Belonging to Elvis Presley Sells at Auction for $1.8 Million

Joel Goldenberg: Elvis Presley’s best, the early 1960s, part 2

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