Daily Elvis; May 22

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

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
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

January 7 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street, rented

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 22, 1955

Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut cancel a dance at the Ritz ballroom featuring Fats Domino. Authorities say the cancellation is because they discovered that “Rock and Roll dances might be featured” and justify their action by citing “a recent near riot at the New Haven Arena” where Rock ‘n’ Roll dances were held.

Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas in the afternoon and very likely appeared at Cook’s Hoedown club , a club in Houston, in the evening.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 22 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston TX Afternoon

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 22, 1956

After sitting patiently through opening performances by Rick Flaim and his six-piece orchestra, singer Jackie Little, Irish tenor Frankie Connors, comedian-dancer Phil Maraquin and the Jordanaires, fans left their metal folding chairs behind to dance to Presley’s headlining set.

“He was wearing black loafers, lavender socks, a white shirt with a thin tie and a lavender sport coat. At that point in time we had never seen a lavender sport coat. He was about 20 feet away from us,” recalled Wanda Goeppinger, 70.

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa.

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 22 1956 Veterans Memorial Auditorium Des Moines IA (8:00 PM) 4000 Yes


May 22, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption


Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport to begin his first British tour, along with his new bride, 14 year old third cousin, Myra. Although advised not to mention it, Lewis answered all questions about his private life. The public’s shock over Lewis’ marriage marks the start of a controversy leading to his British tour being cancelled after just 3 of the scheduled 37 performances.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

in Bad Nauheim, Germany Military Service

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 22, 1960

Elvis Presley Returns To Movie Maneuvers  (May 22, 1960)
In this interview during the filming of his first movie since serving in the Army, Elvis acknowledged that he found acting more difficult than singing.

G.I. Blues

May 22, 1961

Blue Hawaii

May 22, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 22, 1963

May 22, 1964

May 22, 1965

Jack Benny’s broadcast run of live network radio programs ended after 23 years. His TV show aired from 1952-1965.

Barbra Streisand released the album “My Name Is Barbra,” a few weeks after her Emmy Award-winning television special of the same title aired on CBS.

The Beatles went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ticket To Ride’, the group’s eighth US No.1.

Frankie and Johnny

May 22, 1966

Elvis played touch football at Whitehaven High School, near Graceland.

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Image result for May 22, 1966 Elvis played touch football

May 22, 1967

The Monkees released their third album, “Headquarters,” the one album on which they played their own instruments, mostly on songs they had written.


May 22, 1968

Frank Sinatra performed with a full orchestra at a Democratic Party fundraiser for presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey at the Oakland Coliseum in California.


May 22, 1969


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 22, 1970

Elvis and the group went to the Memphian to attend the movies, just like every night that Elvis was at home.

May 22, 1971

Richie Havens’ “Here Comes the Sun” reached #16 on the pop Top 100, earning the folk artist his only chart appearance. The song was originally recorded by the Beatles.

The Rolling Stones achieve the rare feat of having both the Number One LP (“Sticky Fingers”) and Number One single (“Brown Sugar”) in the US. The artwork for Sticky Fingers which, on the original vinyl release, featured a working zipper that opened to reveal cotton briefs, was conceived by American pop artist Andy Warhol.

Elvis and Joyce Bova left Nashville to return to Memphis, where Elvis went to Dr. Nick’s house from the airport.

Romances: Joyce Bova

May 22, 1972

Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Moscow and met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

May 22, 1973

May 22, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Image result for May 22, 1974 elvis presley

Date: 22 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 22 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
( followed by a reprise of above song )
My Way
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 22 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 22 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes

May 22, 1975

May 22, 1976

Donna Summer reached #52 pop with “Could It Be Magic,” originally recorded by Barry Manilow and given to Donna by Manilow’s publisher Jay Warner.

Wings started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Silly Love Songs’, McCartney’s fifth US No.1 since leaving The Beatles. Paul McCartney had often been teased by music critics as well as former Beatle and friend, John Lennon, for writing lightweight songs and he wrote this number in response.

May 22, 1977

Elvis performed at the Capital Center Arena. Landover, Maryland.

Date: 22 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Largo, MD.
Capital Center.
Tickets: 19,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairy Tale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Funny How Time Slips Away
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way

[band introductions]
Blueberry Hill [excerpt]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Battle of New Orleans
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Danny Boy [S.Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 22 1977 Capital Center Largo MD (8:30 pm) 19000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Roy Orbison was the musical guest on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”


Independent record promoter Ralph Tashjian became the first person ever convicted under the 29-year-old US payola law. He pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to distributing cash and cocaine to a radio station in order to get airplay for records by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Laura Branigan.


Ringo Starr released “Time Takes Time”, his first studio album in nine years. To promote it, Starr toured with an all-star band that included his son Zak on drums, along with Burton Cummings, Dave Edmunds and Todd Rundgren.


Salt-n-Pepa performed at a benefit to raise money for AIDS patientscalled LIFEbeat’s Counteraid. They had intneded to become nurses but wound up as telephone sales operators before striking gold as a rap act.


The Temptations charted with “How Could He Hurt You,” their eighty-seventh and last R&B charter of the century, reaching #57. The group had its first R&B hit thirty-seven years earlier and by this time, only Otis Williams remained from the original group.


The 1966 Elvis Presley movie “Frankie and Johnny” was released on DVD

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The final manuscript of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which was annotated by the composer, sold at an auction for $3.47 million.


3rd version “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 4” is a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, the original release peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200  and was certified Gold on March 27, 1992.

1997 Reissue with Bonus Tracks

The Gold LP Series has 5 Volumes – 2 from the 1950s, 2 from the 1960s and 1 from the 1980s.

Image result for Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4 2007


Madonna‘s documentary, “I Am Because We Are,” was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog

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