Daily Elvis: May 14

Give us this day, May 14, 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


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

, 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

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.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 14 1955 Shrine Auditorium New Bern NC (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info May 14 1955 Shrine Auditorium New Bern NC (9:00 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 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.”

Elvis Presley | LaCrosse Wisconsin | May 14, 1956

Elvis Presley | Teeners’ Hero – May 14, 1956 – Elvis Presley Music

May 14, 1956: Elvis Presley plays the Twin Cities – StarTribune.co

Scotty Moore – Mary E Sawyer Auditorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 14 1956 Mary E. Sawyer Auditorium La Crosse WI (7:00 PM) 4000 Yes
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.

Image result for elvis may 14, 1957

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”.

G.I. Blues 

May 14, 1961

Blue Hawaii

May 14, 1962

Singer Helen Shapiro, at age 15, became the youngest headliner at the London Palladium.

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

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.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Roustabout (Vocal Overdub) RPA3 5273-17

May 14, 1965

Frankie and Johnny  Elvis returned to Radio Recorders for overdubs from 5.00 to 7.30 p.m.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Part 1 – Vocal Overdub) ////////-05
Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 3 – Vocal Overdub) ////////-NA
Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version Section 6 – Vocal Overdub) ////////-NA
Frankie & Johnny (Movie Version – Composite) TPA3 3997-SP
What Every Woman Lives For (Vocal Overdub) SPA3 7377-08
Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter ////////-04
Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter (Insert) ////////-02
Petunia, The Gardener’s Daughter SPA3 7375-06
Look Out Broadway SPA3 7379-12
Everybody Come Aboard SPA3 7385-15
Chesay SPA3 7376-07
Frankie & Johnny (Record Version) SPA3 7378-06

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

Image result for elvis frankie and johnny soundtrack

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

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is 

May 14, 1971

May 14, 1972

May 14, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 14 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


Date: 14 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 14 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 14 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

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.

Image result for elvis Baby I Don't Care 1983

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.

Frank Sinatra and Elvis – Historic Television Duet | Official Graceland

Why Elvis Presley agreed to perform with rock and roll hater, Frank

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis – Wikipedia

Frank Sinatra TV shows with Elvis, others to be reissued – AXS

Comparing Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra – Elvis History Blog

The Stories Behind Frank Sinatra’s and Elvis Presley’s Private Jets

Elvis Presley, Joe Esposito, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire


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.


As part of the fiftieth annual BMI Pop Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Little Richard were presented with the Icon Award

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


Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland


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.

The definitive truth about Elvis Presley and racism according to B.B

B.B. King talks about Elvis Presley | Elvis Interviews – Elvis Australia

Elvis Presley and B.B. King | December 7, 1956, Radio Station WDIA 

PBS – American Roots Music : Oral Histories – B. B. King

Elvis and B.B. King | ElvisBlog

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.”


Elvis‘ diamond Omega watch fetches US$1.8m in auction


More Daily Elvis!

Give us This Day, Our Daily Elvis for



Previous Day’s Daily Elvis

 Daily Elvis May 13

Next Day’s Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis May 15

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog



2 thoughts on “Daily Elvis: May 14

  1. Pingback: Our Daily Elvis for May 14, 2018 | Our Daily Elvis

  2. Pingback: Daily Elvis May 15 | Our Daily Elvis

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.