Give us this day, May 14, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
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
Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf recorded one of his earliest sessions at Sam Phillips Sun Studios in Memphis. The session included his early classics “Moanin’ at Midnight” and “How Many More Years,” which would become both sides of his first chart single.
June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951
Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”
Tex Ritter recorded “High Noon” for the movie of the same name starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. A version of the song by Frankie Laine eclipsed Ritter’s rendition (that got to #12), peaking at #5 on theBillboard pop chart and selling more than a million copies.
April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952
Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre
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
May 14, 1955
Bo Diddley’s tune “Bo Diddley” debuts on the US R&B chart, where it will stay for 18 weeks, climbing to #1. The song will become his most successful record and introduces what will be known as the Bo Diddley beat.
Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, New Bern, North Carolina at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
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The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
May 14, 1956
Patti Page released the single “Allegheny Moon.”
“The Platters,” the group’s first album, was released.
Buddy Holly is fitted with contact lenses by Lubbock optometrist Dr. J. Davis Armistead. Although they cost him $125, Holly can’t get used to them and will revert to his trademark glasses.
Elvis performed at the Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium, LaCrosse, Wisconsin at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.
Elvis onstage at Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium – May 14, 1956
The program were promoted as a five-star variety show featuring Elvis, The Jordanaires, Irish tenor Frank Connors, the Flaim Brothers and Rick Flaim and his Orchestra.
Elvis and Bill onstage at Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium – Photo © Vinje Dahl Jr.
While a full house yelled like wild banshees at the floor shows acts that preceded the king of rock ‘n roll, Elvis himself was pacing nervously near the entrance to his dressing room, his guitar lying carelessly on the floor. “I’m always by myself before I go on,” he said. “I’m never assured. In Las Vegas, a while ago, it was really bad. There were a lot of movie stars there, and that made it even worse.” Ten minutes later Presley stepped onto the stage, immediately the soft-spoken kid with the nervous laugh disappeared and Elvis turned into a purple-coated musical demon who belted out songs like his young life depended on it.”
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|Info||May 14 1956||Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium||La Crosse WI||(9:30 PM)||1200||Yes|
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
May 14, 1957
Jailhouse Rock while working on the dance sequence in Jailhouse Rock, Elvis swallowed a cap from one of his teeth.
Taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung, and was released the next day.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
May 14, 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 14, 1959
Cliff Richard’s first movie, “Serious Charge,” premiered in the UK.
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
May 14, 1960
The Silver Beats (John Lennon, Paul McCartney George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, and Tommy Moore) performed at Lathom Hall, Seaforth, Liverpool. They played a few songs during the “interval” to audition for promoter Brian Kelly. Also appearing are Cliff Roberts & the Rockers, The Deltones, and Kingsize Taylor & the Dominoes. This is the only occasion on which the group uses the name “Silver Beats”, quickly changing it back to “Silver Beetles”.
May 14, 1961
May 14, 1962
Singer Helen Shapiro, at age 15, became the youngest headliner at the London Palladium.
May 14, 1963
At A&R Studios in New York City, with Quincy Jones as producer, Lesley Gore recorded “Judy’s Turn To Cry.”
May 14, 1964
Jan & Dean began recording “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena).”
Elvis finished his work on Roustabout with some more publicity stills.
At Radio Recorders in West Hollywood, Elvis Presley completed the song “Roustabout” by overdubbing his vocal onto an instrumental track recorded April 29.
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May 14, 1965
Frankie and Johnny Elvis returned to Radio Recorders for overdubs from 5.00 to 7.30 p.m.
May 14, 1966
The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” entered the Billboard Hot 100 for the ninth time since its first release in 1963.
Elvis’s 25th LP was the soundtrack album “Frankie and Johnny” hit #11 in the U.K. It peaked at 20 in the US; and It was certified Gold and Platinum on January 6, 2004
The Kingsmen‘s “Louie Louie” enters the Billboard Hot 100 for the ninth time. This time it only stayed on the charts for two weeks, going to #97. When it was first released in 1963, it made it to #2 during a thirteen week run.
May 14, 1967
May 14, 1968
John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV’s Tonight Show , unfortunately, Johnny Carson was on vacation that week, and his guest host, sportscaster Joe Garagiola, had almost no idea what to talk about with the pair. At one point, he actually asked which one of the two was Ringo. The disastrous interview was cut short so as to give the appearance that the two Beatles had somewhere else to go.
Elvis had a meeting with Bob Finkel about his upcoming Christmas special and Elvis declared that he wanted the special to be something completely different from everything else he had done. He wanted everyone to know what he really could do.
May 14, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
May 14, 1970
May 14, 1971
May 14, 1972
May 14, 1973
Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows
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Sahara Tahoe Hotel
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Sahara Tahoe Hotel
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May 14, 1974
Elvis flew from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe to begin rehearsals with Joe Guercio and the rhythm section for his upcoming show.
May 14, 1975
May 14, 1976
33 year old Keith Relf, former lead singer for The Yardbirds, was electrocuted while tuning a guitar which was not properly grounded. The accident happened in his West London home where he was found by his eight year old son, still holding the plugged-in electric guitar. His voice can be heard on such British Invasion classics as “For Your Love”, “Heart Full of Soul”, “I Ain’t Got You”, and “Shapes of Things”.
May 14, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Spandau Ballet scored their first and only UK No.1 album with ‘True.’ The title track from the album spent four weeks at No.1 on the UK singles charts and reached No.2 in the US. Other singles from the album included ‘Gold’ (a No.2 UK hit and a Top 30 hit in the U.S.), ‘Lifeline’, and ‘Communication’.
The Elvis Presley single “Baby I Don’t Care” hit #61 in the U.K.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
At the White House, Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from U.S. President Ronald Reagan for his work against drunk driving.
Frank Sinatra, who had performed in South Africa in the past, publicly condemned the country’s apartheid regime and referred to President P.W. Botha as “a bum.”
At Atlantic record’s fortieth anniversary concert at Madison square Garden in New York City, saw reunions of Led Zeppelin, The Bee Gees, The Rascals,Genesis, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wilson Pickett, The Coasters, Yes, Foreigner, The Spinners and many others – Sam of Sam & Dave, in a duet with Dan Aykroyd—whose Blues Brothers film gave renewed interest in Sam & Dave’s classic songs—also performed.
Conway Twitty’s album “The Very Best Of Conway Twitty” was certified Platinum.
During an auction at Christies in London the acoustic guitar that Elvis Presley used to make his first recordings in 1954, ‘That’s All Right Mama’ and ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, sold for £130,285, ($152,000). And four ‘Super Hero’, Costumes worn by the group KISS sold for £20,000, ($35,385).
While visiting the Great wall of China, B.B. King was on hand to open the first Hard Rock Cafe in Beijing.
Janet Jackson performed on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live.
Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. He enjoyed his first hit record in April, 1940 with “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and went on to have over 30 US and 40 UK Top 40 singles, selling over 150 million records worldwide. His final entry on the Hot 100 had come in 1980 with “Theme From New York, New York”. He would be buried at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California on May 20th with a tombstone that reads The Best Is Yet To Come.
Tom Jones‘ album “Reload” was at the top of the UK album chart, making him the oldest artist (60) to ever score a UK #1 album with new material.
The musical We Will Rock You opened in the West End of London, England at the Dominion Theatre. The musical was written by British comedian and author Ben Elton in collaboration with Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and does the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. WWRY has since become the longest-running musical at the Dominion Theatre.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Lew Anderson, the longest-serving and last actor to play Clarabell the Clown on the TV series “The Howdy Doody Show,” died of complications from prostate cancer at the age of 84.
Two weeks after he appeared on American Idol, Neil Diamond topped the Billboard Hot 200 album chart for the first time in his career when “Home Before Dark” went to number one. The closest he came before was with the 1973 soundtrack to “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”, which reached #2.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died in his sleep aged 89 from a series of small strokes caused by type 2 diabetes. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, Rolling Stone magazine placed him behind only Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman in its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, U2 began their Innocence + Experience tour with a concert at Rogers Arena.
In Los Angeles, Beyoncé continued her Formation World Tour with a concert at the Rose Bowl.
Drake was both host and musical guest on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”
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