Daily Elvis May 15

Give us this day, May 15, 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

May 15, 1954

Elvis and Dixie went to the Hi-Hat on South Third. Elvis was wearing his bolero jacket with a pink shirt and accompanied himself on the guitar. He sang 2 songs. This tryout didn’t get him a job.

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

Romances: Dixie Locke

May 15, 1955

Elvis performed on the bill with Hank Snow, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Slim Whitman, Martha Carson, The Davis Sisters, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Onie Wheeler and Jimmy Rogers Snow at  the Municipal Auditorium Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m.

Elvis and Bill onstage in Norfolk – May 15, 1955

A blurb in Billboard Magazine at the time reads, Tex Davis, country spinner at WCMS, Norfolk, typewrites that the last big show of the season there recently, featuring Hank Snow and band, Slim Whitman and band, Elvis Presley, the Davis Sisters, Onie Wheeler and Jimmie Rodgers Snow, attracted over 6,000 payees in two performances.5


Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 15 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (3:00 PM) abt 3.000 Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info May 15 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (8:00 PM) abt 3.000 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 15, 1956

Bob Neal’s Cotton Pickin’ Jamboree at Ellis featured Elvis headlining over Hank Snow and the Jordanaires as part of the opening of the twenty-second annual Cotton Carnival.

Elvis performed at the Ellis Auditorium, Memphis along with Hank Snow and The Jordanaires

Patricia Cowden, Elvis and Clare Mallory at Ellis Auditorium – Photo by Bob Williams © The Commercial Appeal

He wears black pants, a white shirt, and a kelly-green jacket, sings Heartbreak Motel, and introduces Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally” as a beautiful song “recorded by a friend of mine…I never met him, but here’s the song.

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
I Was The One
Money Honey
I Got A Woman
Blue Suede Shoes
Only You
Hound Dog

Elvis at Ellis Auditorium -Photo by Robert Dye

Elvis signs autographs at the Cotton Jamboree at Ellis Auditorium – Photo by Robert Dye

Elvis Presley | Ellis Auditorium Memphis, TN. | May 15 1956

Elvis’s Memphis Homecoming in May 1956 – Elvis History Blog

Young Man With The Big Beat: 1956, Elvis Presley’s Pivotal Year – Time

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 15 1956 Ellis Auditorium Memphis TN (8:30 PM) 7000 Cotton Pickin Festival

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 15, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

Elvis is released from the hospital after surgery to remove his lung lodged tooth-cap

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 15, 1958

Patti Page recorded “Left Right Out Of Your Heart.” It became the 23rd of her 24 Top 10 singles.

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 15, 1959

Elvis Presley scored his fourth No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight.’ His first ballad to hit No.1.

“A Fool Such as I”  initially released as B-side to “I Need Your Love Tonight“, was the even bigger hit, reaching number one in the UK and number two Pop and #15 R&B in the United States (1959). It became a platinum record.

Related image

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 15, 1960

Elvis Presley’s song “Fame And Fortune” hit #17 in the U.S.

The song was first released on a single as the flipside to “Stuck on You” (RCA 47 7740)  and was Presley’s first post-army single. “Fame and Fortune” peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100  while “Stuck on You” spend several weeks at number 1.

In the United States the single “Stuck on You” (backed with “Fame and Fortune”) was certified Gold by RIAA for selling in over 1 million copies.

Image result for elvis Fame And FortuneImage result for elvis Fame And Fortune

G.I. Blues 

May 15, 1961

Gladys Knight & the Pips became the first act in history to have two different versions of the same song on the charts at the same time when “Every Beat of My Heart” hit the pop Top 100. First recorded for Huntom and licenced to Veejay (#6 and #1 R&B), they recorded it on Fury (#45 and #15 R&B) and both raced up to the hit list starting today.

Brenda Lee guest-starred on the Danny Thomas sitcom “Make Room For Daddy” on CBS-TV.

Floyd Cramer was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘On The Rebound.’ The US singer’s only UK No.1. The Nashville pianist played on many Elvis Presley hits.

Blue Hawaii 

May 15, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 15, 1963

At the fifth annual Grammy Awards, Ray Charles won the Best R&B recording Award for his classic country pop single, ” I Can’t Stop Loving You.” Record of the Year is Tony Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. Peter, Paul And Mary‘s “If I Had a Hammer” wins both Best Performance by a Vocal Group and Best Folk Recording.

May 15, 1964


May 15, 1965

Frankie and Johnny 

May 15, 1966

May 15, 1967


May 15, 1968


May 15, 1969

John Lennon’s “Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions,” the noise music successor to 1968’s highly controversial “Unfinished Music No.1: Two Virgins,” was released on Apple’s subsidiary label Zapple. The album opens with an extended and improvised recording titled “Cambridge 1969,” recorded at Cambridge University in front of a live audience. The piece consists of Yoko Ono’s vocalizations accompanied by electric guitar feedback from John Lennon. The second side of the album was recorded on a cassette player at London’s Queen Charlotte Hospital during Yoko Ono’s pregnancy which ended in a miscarriage.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 15, 1970

The Carpenters released the single “(They Long To Be) Close To You.”

May 15, 1971

Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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Sensing his reluctance, producer Felton Jarvis decorates the recording studio at RCA with fake presents and a decorated tree in order to get Elvis in the mood to record his next Christmas album.

Elvis returned to Nashville, because RCA had pressured him. Although he was not in the right mood he did complete half the album before breaking off at 4.00 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Miracle Of The Rosary APA4 1259-04
It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (Without You) APA4 1260-07
If I Get Home On Christmas Day APA4 1261-08
Padre APA4 1262-SP
Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees APA4 1263-10
Merry Christmas Baby APA4 1264-01
Merry Christmas Baby MWA5 9086-01
Silver Bells APA4 1265-02

Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas – Wikipedia

Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas | Elvis Presley Official

May 15, 1972

In Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning for the U.S. presidency, Alabama Governor George Wallace was shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer. Three bystanders were also wounded. Bremer was found guilty of attempted assassination and sentenced to 63 years in prison. After 35 years of incarceration, Bremer was released in November 2007.

Glen Campbell’s “Greatest Hits” album was certified Gold.

Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin'” album was certified Gold.

May 15, 1973

The Pointer Sisters, former Boz Scaggs and Elvin Bishop backup singers, made their stage debut with their own act at the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 15 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


Date: 15 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
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 15 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 15 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 15, 1974

In Lake Tahoe, Elvis rehearsals were held at noon, both this day and the following day.

May 15, 1975

May 15, 1976

The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Black And Blue’, the group’s sixth US No.1 album.

May 15, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


Five weeks after first appearing on the Billboard Pop chart, “Ebony and Ivory” reached #1. The Paul McCartney / Stevie Wonder duet would stay at the top for seven weeks. It was also a #1 hit in the UK.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Bob Dylan signed for his first straight acting role in the movie “Hearts of Fire,” also starring Rupert Everett, Fiona, and Julian Glover.

Sam Phillips is a guest on The Late Show With David Letterman where the host spends six awkward minutes trying to interview the record producer about the early days of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Instead of answering the questions put to him, a disinterested Phillips seems bent on making silly comments about Letterman’s teeth and giving short, flippant answers.


Independent Television in Britain broadcast the earliest known footage of The Beatles, shot in February 1961. That was three years before the group became world-famous. The film, which had no soundtrack, was found in a drawer in a house in Liverpool.


Sonny & Cher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live” with musical guests the Backstreet Boys.


In Washington, DC, Lisa Marie Presley attended a protest against the use of mind-altering medications for children.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


June Carter Cash died at the age of 73 after complications from heart surgery. Along with Merle Kilgore, June wrote the Johnny Cash hit “Ring of Fire” about their stormy courtship. That song became the biggest hit of his career, staying at number one in the US for seven weeks. Actress Reese Witherspoon portrayed June in the 2005 film Walk The Line.


Televangelist the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority religious group and Liberty University, died of a heart arrhythmia at age 73.

For Elvis CD Collectors • Rev Jerry Falwell Died

Farewell Falwell | Opinion | The Guardian

Elvis’ Stepbrother Strives to Serve His Own King – latimes



Neil Diamond reached the top of the US Billboard album chart for the first time in his career with ‘Home Before Dark’ the 67-year-old’s 29th studio album. His previous highest chart position was in 1973 when the soundtrack to the film Jonathan Livingston Seagull peaked at No.2. At the age of 67, Diamond became the oldest artist to have a US number one, the record was previously held by Bob Dylan in 2006 with ‘Modern Times’ released when he was 65.


In Ottawa, Randy Bachman, a founding member of the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, was invested as an officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In Boston, Barry Gibb began his six-stop American solo tour, his first since the death of his brother Robin in 2012, with a 33-song set at Boston Garden. The third Bee Gees brother, Maurice, died in 2003.

Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland


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Reference Sites:






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The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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