Daily Elvis: May 24

Give us this day, May 24, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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


February 6 1939,

Vernon was released from Prison with a six month suspension of their sentence, granted on condition of continued good behaviour.

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.

May 24, , 1945
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
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

May 24, 1945

Priscilla was born

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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

May 24, 1951

Racial segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants was ruled illegal.



Clyde McPhatter & the Dominoes charted with “Have Mercy Baby,” which scaled the hit list, reaching #1 R&B for an impressive ten weeks

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 24, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs. Both Luxembourg and the winner Switzerland used the same singer for both. Switzerland won with ‘Refrain’ by Lys Assia.

Bill and Elvis onstage in Kansas City – Photo by Bill Van Pool, Movieland Dec. 1957 

Elvis flew to the next gig with Gene Smith and Tom Diskin while the band drove again.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. However, there was a big riot and DJ’s drums and Bill’s bass were smashed, while DJ himself was thrown into the orchestra pit.

At 4.35 Elvis flew to Detroit.


Surge of Teen-Agers Convinces Guitarist It Isn’t Safe to Stay and Finish His Song.
By Bill Moore (A Member of the Star’s Staff)

Elvis Presley, the males and modern version of what some gay old blades may remember as the sideshow dancer, lasted just 20 minutes on the stage of the Municipal Auditorium Arena last night before the mob started after him.
Elvis fought his way clear of the hysterical swarm of teen-age girls that broke through he police lines, then he jumped into a motor car parked in the corridor backstage and was off like a frightened gazelle. He left in the middle of a note – if the act he had been performing could be called singing.
Heartbreak at Exit.
The girls rushed the back exit, milled around in the corridor and were finally pushed back by police. But Elvis was gone. There wasn’t much left to do but to move out the crowd.
Elvis, who is 21, is billed as the nation’s only atomic-powered singer. Some of the adults in the audience of 2500 commented that if this is the use to be made of atomic power, the idea of splitting the atom was the saddest mistake the world has made.
Between gyrations, Elvis jigs across the stage dragging the microphone after him leaning at almost horizontal angles. He whangs the daylights out of a guitar. He shouts and moans. But the Presley voice – and there may be some who will still insist he has one – is lost on the screams of the girl enthusiasts.

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A Few Boys in Crowd.
Elvis took the stage at 9:30 o’clock, wearing a fox-hunt scarlet coat and black pants. Several hundred girls, apparently ranging in age from 12 to 17 for the most part, left their seats and made the big rush forward. There were a few teen-age boys in the crowd which barged up to be within almost touching distance, but it was the girls who touched off the sustained pandemonium that followed. One girl got through before Elvis had twanged his first note on the guitar. Sobbing and shrieking she was led off the stage by a patrolman. Then Elvis went into his act. The noise hit a higher pitch. His gyrations got looser and faster.
Problem for Police.
Police gathered on the stage. Others strode at a sort of a dog trot around the sides, attempting to herd the girls back – gently but just sort of firmly. But police have a rough time of it when the opposition is composed of young young girls caught up in such an emotional dither. The police had a choice of getting rough or just letting things take their course. They chose not to get rough.
Elvis got through four or five songs before the roof finally fell in. A girl got past the police, bounced up on the stage, and hugged and kissed her panting crocodile. A policeman got her off again, but the signal for the avalanche was on.
As the cool cats would say, they were determined to get really with him. They poured over the front and over the sides of the stage. They surrounded their almost prostrated hero, reaching for buttons, a piece of his shirt, a lock of his ducktail or anything else they could grab. The Presley gyrations stopped suddenly. He was immobilized.

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Cats at His Heels.
Then he broke out and fled, a couple of steps ahead of his pursuers. Hours later some of the girls were reported groping aimlessly through the lobbies of the downtown hotels, calling for Elvis. It is reported that the next Presley stop is Detroit. An inspector for the welfare department said when it was all over that he hoped the entertainer would keep going until he reached a point from which his voice, if heard at all, will be the faintest of echoes – some spot, say, like Outer Mongolia.
The crowd was described by Harry Peebles, operator of a booking agency at Wichita, as one of the smallest Elvis ever has drawn. Peebles said too many students were home boning up for high school final examinations.
Calm Before Storm.
The performance started at 8:10 o’clock and before the Presley appearance on the stage it was confined to clean type of singing and comedy. The other members of his troupe played and sang everything form swing stuff to Dixieland. There was a 6-piece band, a girl singer, a comedian, a lyric tenor, and a men’s quartet. Their part of the show was entertainment. It was received with enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm was within bounds.
An adult who has an important role in show business here lingered in the auditorium after the tumult and shouting had died away. He was asked for his reaction to the Presley performance. He did not speak. He merely pressed two fingers to his nose.

Elvis Presley Letters from Omaha in 1956 – Elvis History Blog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 24 1956 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (8:00 PM) 2500 Yes


May 24, 1957

Jailhouse Rock – wardrobe photo

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in may 24 1957.

The Military Service Disruption

May 24, 1958

Elvis Presley’s single “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” hit #3 in the U.S. and U.K.

It was Presley’s 6th number-one hit in the American R&B Charts, but peaked at #2 on the American Pop and #3 Country Charts; this single notable for breaking a string of ten consecutive number 1 hits that Presley achieved in an astonishing two years – and certainly being drafted did not help, and that career momentum was lost; with the potential later squandered.

“Doncha’ Think It’s Time” managed #21 on the Hot and 10 RnB charts.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 24, 1959

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Ed Wynn, Carol Lawrence, Myron Cohen and Billy Storm performed while Fabian sang “Tiger” and “Turn Me Loose”
14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany – Military Service

Elvis had a meeting with Currie Grant, an airman whom Vernon and Lamar had already met in Wiesbaden.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 24, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 24, 1961

Blue Hawaii

May 24, 1962

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Good Luck Charm’ his 11th UK No.1 single. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

Good Luck Charm was #1 USA Hot Chart for 2 weeks, whereas it was #1 for 5 weeks in the UK.

The flip side “Anything That’s Part of You“, peaked at #31 Hot and #6 adult contemporary charts in the USA.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 24, 1963

Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter (Shake Your Money Maker) Elmore James, “the King of the Slide Guitar,” died after a heart attack at the age of 45.

May 24, 1964

On “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a taped Beatles performance was played. The Beatles performed “You Can’t Do That” from the set of “A Hard Day’s Night.” Appearing live on the program were Duke Ellington and his orchestra, Liza Minnelli, Morecambe & Wise, and Professor Backwards.

May 24, 1965

Frankie and Johnny Principal photography began

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.


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Elvis bought Priscilla a special Happy Birthday charm with rubies and sapphires.

May 24, 1967

Priscilla Birthday at Graceland

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May 24, 1968

The Rolling Stones released the single ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ in the UK, the track gave them their seventh UK No.1 hit.


May 24, 1969

The Beatles with Billy Preston started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Get Back’, the group’s 17th US No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US.

The Guess Who made their U.S. television debut, lip-syncing “These Eyes” and “Laughing,” on ABC’s “American Bandstand.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 24, 1970

Elvis held a surprise party at Graceland for Priscilla’s birthday.

Romances: Priscilla

May 24, 1971

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (overdub) APA4 1260-NA
If I Get Home On Christmas Day (overdub) APA4 1261-NA
Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (overdub) APA4 1263-NA
Silver Bells (overdub) APA4 1265-NA
On A Snowy Christmas Night (overdub) APA4 1267-NA
The First Noel (overdub) APA4 1271-NA
The Wonderful World Of Christmas (overdub) APA4 1272-NA

May 24, 1972

Elvis flew to Las Vegas where he would stay until the weekend to attend Glen Campbell’s show at the Hilton.

May 24, 1973

May 24, 1974

American composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington, died of lung cancer and pneumonia aged 75. Worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday. Awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 24 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band Introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
I’ll Remember You
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 24 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band Introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me / Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Spanish Eyes
Big Boss Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

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 24 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Yes
Info May 24 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Swirl Blue Starburst suit belt White Suit Yes

May 24, 1975

Earth Wind and Fire went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shining Star’, the group’s first and only US No.1.

May 24, 1976

May 24, 1977

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.

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CONCERT DATE: May 24, 1977. (8:30 pm) Augusta, MA.

They Screamed For Elvis “All it took was a shake of a finger” By Paul Betit
Kennebec Journal May 25, 1977

“He was about four feet away. I just couldn’t touch him,” said the woman bouncing around in her pink slacks and halter-top, her arms outstretched still trying to touch Elvis.

Tuesday night, she and more than 7,000 others got the thrill of a lifetime when Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, played the Augusta Civic Center.

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It was electric, and it was made even more so by the fact that Presley was late. His Greyhound bus rolled across the grass at the rear of the Civic Center to within yards of the back door. Twin columns of policemen kept the path clear as Presley sprang out of the bus and into the building. It was there that “The Pink Lady” nearly touched him.

About 10:15 p.m. the lights went down and the orchestra began the haunting, imperial strains of the theme from “A Space Odyssey.” Then it started. It was deafening. One shrill scream filled the hall. The stage lights came up and a single spotlight caught Elvis as he made his way onto the stage, slowly strolling it’s entire length and back again, seemingly drinking it all in. The scream now reached a crescendo and stayed there for nearly a minute. It subsided, a slight undulation of his hips, and it started once more.

Along with the screams, there was the syncopated blinding light of thousands of flashbulbs. It was as if everyone in the place had an Instamatic.

He didn’t have to sing. All he had to do was stand there and move something – a finger, a leg, a shake of the head. It was all the same. Every time he struck a different pose, the flashbulbs and the screams would start again.

But Elvis did sing, and it was his old stuff that brought the greatest response – “Treat Me Like a Fool,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and more.

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Every once in a while, in the middle of a song, he would stride along the length of the stage throwing silk scarves, which had been draped around his neck, into the audience. As Elvis rid himself of one scarf, one of his sidemen would place another around his neck. Dozens of women flocked to the front of the stage each time this was done.

Elvis got some things thrown at him too. At one point, someone tossed up a dozen long-stemmed roses. The replica of a bright red Maine lobster also came his way.

Nobody seemed to notice that Elvis has changed a little during the last 20 years. There was the hint of a paunch. But the glamour – his angel white jumpsuit with silver brocade – was distracting. Breathed one woman: “He hasn’t changed a bit.”

Although all the excitement would make it difficult to for one to make an objective assessment of the concert, it was a slick production.

A Las Vegas-based orchestra, Joe Guercio and the Hot Hilton Horns, opened the show with a rock version of Beethoven’s Fifth.

Comedian Jackie Kahane followed. Explaining that he was part of the warm up, he said: “the women don’t need any warming up. If it were any hotter in here there’d be a fire.” After each one of the opening numbers, a slight hush filled the room, as the audience awaited the arrival of the King. It was replaced by a collective groan as the lights went up and there was no Elvis.

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It was pure Presley. All the elements of what he is were there – gospel, soul, rock, and plenty of excitement.

Date: 24 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Augusta, ME.
Civic Center.
Tickets: ?
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way

Heartbreak Hotel
[band introductions – and Felton Jarvis intro on stage]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
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 24 1977 Civic Center Augusta ME (8:30 pm) Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath



Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork reunited as the Monkees. They kicked off their reunion tour at the Concord Hotel, in New York’s Catskills Mountains.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Hanson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘MMMBop’, the brothers first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. ‘MMMBop’ was phenomenally successful, especially for a debut single, reaching No.1 in 27 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Mexico.

The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Spice’, making them only the third all girl group to do so after The Supremes and The Go-Go’s and the first ever UK girl group to do so.

The Elvis Presley song “Always On My Mind” debuted at #13 in the U.K.


Chuck D testified to the U.S. Congress about the benefits of Napster and online music distribution.

Recording Artist: Lisa Marie Presley


Paul McCartney had tea with Russian premier Vladimir Putin and then went to Red Square for his first concert performance behind the “iron curtain.” The audience was estimated to be about 20,000 people.


Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour.

Actor – Riley Keough



Sonny West died. Cousin to Red West.

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Sonny West was one of the three bodyguards manipulated by Steve Dunleavy, who worked for Rupert Murdoch in the original Elvis expose book – Dee Stanley and her three sons would poison pen “Elvis We Love You Tender” and other volumes blaming Elvis for their Mother leaving their father; and the more infamous Albert Goldman Elvis in 1984, which Lamar Fike was duped for. Sonny West wrote a later balanced book.

Last year that Sonny West was confirmed to have stage 4 lung cancer – although he had been battling with serious medical issues over the last 5 years.

Sonny West told EIN, “Elvis was a substantial part of my life, and one that I truly enjoyed living. I didn’t handle the news of Elvis’ death well at all. I was devastated and just fell apart. – Elvis should never had died so young. Why should someone so talented, with so much still to offer the world in music and movies have to die so early in his life with so much left to give. If that old saying, “only the good die young” is true. Elvis is that personified.
Elvis knew there was something special about him being who and what he was. He just didn’t know what or why. But I am sure he, just as the rest of us, never expected it to be this overwhelming, and for this long with no end in sight. It is truly something very special.”

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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