Daily Elvis: May 25

Give us this day, May 25, our daily Elvis

May 25, 1895

In London, playwright/poet/novelist Oscar Wilde was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labor for “gross indecency,” a term used at that time to mean “homosexual acts not amounting to buggery.”


At the Sam Harris Theatre in New York City, Movietone News was shown for the first time. These newsreels were produced for showing in theaters until 1967 when television competition led to their extinction.

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.


The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


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 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 25, 1955

As part of the Jimmy Rodgers Memorial celebration, Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Meridian, Mississippi, where Elvis was called back for encore after encore.

Bill and Elvis pose on the locomotive at the Memorial at “Rodgers Park”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 25 1955 American Legion Hall Meridian MS Evening Jimmie Rogers Memorial Celebration Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 25, 1956

Elvis performed at the Fox Theater , Detroit, Michigan at 4.00, 7.00 and 9.45 p.m.

Full page Newspaper supplement in the paper and, at the threatre, a larger than life promotional Elvis on the grand staircase –
Photo by Louis Goldenberg, Paramount Photo Service, Huntington Woods, MI

Charles Manos of the Detroit Free Press gave a somewhat favorable review of the show the following day when he wrote, Elvis Presley, the rock-n-roll dreamboat, danced up a storm in Detroit Friday. Some 15,000 teenager, mostly girls, paid nearly $25,000 in small change to watch him sing, play the guitar and wiggle across the stage at the Fox Theater.  His take-home pay for the three performances was estimated at $10,000.

Elvis and DJ onstage at the Fox3

Scotty and Bill were still only earning their $200 a week salary.  By the time of their appearance back in Memphis, on July 4th at Russwood Park, Scotty would be behind in child support and have to refinance his guitar in an attempt to make ends meet.

Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ at the Fox Theatre

Elvis Presley | Detroit, MI. Fox Theater | May 25, 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 25 1956 Fox Theater Detroit MI (4:00 PM) 5000 Yes
Info May 25 1956 Fox Theater Detroit MI (7:00 PM) 5000 Yes
Info May 25 1956 Fox Theater Detroit MI (9:00 PM) 5000 Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 25, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption


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 25, 1959

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “I’m Gonna Get Married,” the fourth and last of his #1 singles on the Billboard R&B chart.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 25, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 25, 1961

The Temperance Seven were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’, their only UK No.1 single. The song gave producer George Martin his first No.1.

Ral Donner recorded “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It).”


May 25, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 25, 1963

The Elvis Presley soundtrack album “It Happened At The World’s Fair” hit #4 in the U.S. and U.K.

In 2003 It Happened at the World’s Fair was reissued on the Follow That Dream edition that contained the original album along with numerous alternate takes

The single released ahead of the LP “One Broken Heart for Sale” and “They Remind Me Too Much of You” just missed the top ten, peaking at number 11 with the b-side  number 53 – Elvis first single to not make the top 10.

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May 25, 1964

May 25, 1965

Blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, Sonny Boy Williamson died in his sleep. Van Morrison, Aerosmith, The Who, The Animals, Yardbirds and Moody Blues all covered his songs. According to the Led Zeppelin biography Hammer of the Gods, touring the UK in the 60’s, Sonny Boy set his hotel room on fire while trying to cook a rabbit in a coffee percolator.

Frankie and Johnny

May 25, 1966

Elvis left for Nashville at 1.00 a.m. on a rented Greyhound. At Studio B Elvis met his new producer, Felton Jarvis. According to Chet Atkins, Felton’s temperament would suit Elvis better. Felton was already a big fan of Elvis.

This was the first time in more than 2 years that Elvis was in the studio to record something else than soundtracks.
He had to deliver 2 singles, a Christmas single and a gospel album. Elvis worked form 10.00 p.m. to 7.00 a.m. on this first night. He concentrated on the album How Great Thou Art, but recorded Tomorrow Is A Long Time from Bob Dylan as well.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Run On TPA4 0908-07
How Great Thou Art TPA4 0909-04
Stand By Me TPA4 0910-11
Where No One Stands Alone ////////-04
Where No One Stands Alone (work part) ////////-07
Where No One Stands Alone (composite) TPA4 0911-SP
Down In The Alley TPA4 0912-09
Tomorrow Is A Long Time TPA4 0913-03

May 25, 1967

Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit. ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ became the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009). The first video for the song was shot in the ruins of Witley Court in Worcestershire, England. Directed by Peter Clifton whose insertion of Vietnam War newsreel footage caused it to be banned from airplay on the Top Of The Pops TV show. The band subsequently made another video.

John Lennon took delivery of his psychedelic painted Rolls Royce.

John Lennon’s Phantom V: The Psychedelic Beatle-Mobile 

May 25, 1968

The 1968 Monterey Pop Festival was canceled.

Simon And Garfunkel‘scored their second US No.1 album with ‘Bookends’. The album featured four US singles: ‘A Hazy Shade of Winter’, ‘At the Zoo’, ‘Fakin’ It’ and ‘Mrs Robinson’.

Still on Hawaii, Elvis and Priscilla went to Ed Parker’s championship karate tournament at the Honolulu International Center. The couple met with former international light-contact champion Mike Stone.

May 25, 1969

The originally X-rated movie, “Midnight Cowboy,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, and with Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro and Barnard Hughes, had its world premiere in New York City. The Voight role was originally offered to Elvis.

CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” Theodore Bikel, Louis Nye, and Ron Carey also appeared,  Sam & Dave performed “Soul Man” and “I Thank You,” and Mary Hopkin sang “Goodbye”

The Who and Led Zeppelin appeared at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. This was the only time the two group’s ever appeared together, with Zeppelin opening the show. On the tickets Led Zeppelin was spelt Lead Zeppelin.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 25, 1970

May 25, 1971

May 25, 1972

Elvis vacation in Vegas;

Backstage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas with Engelbert Humperdink

Backstage at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas with Engelbert Humperdink on May 25, 1972

May 25, 1973

May 25, 1974

Elvis did Midnight and Dinner Tahoe Shows


Date: 25 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
Trying 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
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: And The King For Dessert

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Date: 25 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
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
You Gave Me A Mountain
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I’m Leavin’
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis: Lake Tahoe ’74’ FTD In-Depth Review: ‘ELVIS: Lake Tahoe ‘74’ features another value-for-money double pack with two Dinner Shows from May 25 and May 26 1974. This a 2-CD 5” digipack release.
The setlist at Lake Tahoe this season was fine, and while the May 25, 1974 Dinner Show has been out as an audience recording, the May 26, 1974 Dinner Show is totally unreleased.

Although both concerts are “Dinner Shows” on May 26, with The Jackson 5 in the audience, Elvis was inspired and included several rarities – and pushed the band on with unexpected reprises.
Both concerts create a good combination – making this a great two-for-one release from FTD.
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 25 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 25 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Peacock White Spanish Flower suit belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

May 25, 1975

May 25, 1976

May 25, 1977

“Star Wars,” starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness, and Peter Cushing, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters and became the largest-grossing film to date. The movie has since been re-titled as “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”

Leaving the Sheraton Hotel in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 25, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden


Elvis performed at the Community War Memorial, Rochester, New York.

Concert photo by Len Leech

Date: 25 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Rochester, NY.
Comunity War Memorial.
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O’Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Tryin’ To Get To You
One Night

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Sings Low And Lazy – Without Half-Trying by David Stearns Rochester Times-Union

May 25, 1977. (8:30 pm) Rochester, NY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 25 1977 Comunity War Memorial Rochester NY (8:30 pm) 10000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


The Who perform a concert in London to be filmed for their documentary movie on the band’s history, The Kids Are Alright. This will prove to be Keith Moon’s last performance with the band before his death on September 7th.

After seeing The Hype (soon to become U2) appearing at the Project Arts Centre, in Dublin, Paul McGuinness became their manager.


R&B singer/songwriter (Let The Four Winds Blow, Good Rocking Tonight, Hard Luck Blues) Roy Brown died following a heart attack at age 55.

Roy Brown (blues musician) – Wikipedia

Roy Brown, Good Rockin’ Tonight

Roy Brown broke new musical ground as a rock and roll revolutionary


1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


“Return of the Jedi,” starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters and set a new record for opening day movie ticket sales. The movie has since been re-titled as “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The Elvis Presley compilation album “Reconsider Baby” hit #92 in the U.K.

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The Definitive Elvis “blues” album


An estimated 7 million Americans took part in “Hands Across America” to raise money for the hungry and homeless, in Memphis, people included the Beale Street Elvis statue in the event.

Remembering Hands Across America – HISTORY

Of Halloweens and Kings


Debbie Gibson’s “Foolish Beat” hit #1, making her the youngest artist to write, sing and produce a #1 hit. She was 17 years old at the time.


Mariah Carey becomes the first artist since The Jackson 5 to have her first four chart singles top the Billboard Hot 100 when “I Don’t Wanna Cry” went to number one.


The earliest known recording of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, from 1961, was sold at Christies in London for £50,250 ($85,425).


A report showed that Elvis Presley was now the world’s bestselling posthumous entertainer with worldwide sales of over one billion, over 480 active fan clubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans who still buy his records. Ironically he had died owing $3 million (£1.76 million).

Bob Dylan was diagnosed as suffering from histoplasmosis pericarditis, a fungal infection of the lung, and was admitted to hospital he stayed until June 2nd. Having just turned 56, Dylan later admitted: ‘I really thought I’d be seeing Elvis soon’. Treated by drugs and rest, Bob was back on the road only 10 weeks later, for 22 American and Canadian shows.


Lisa Marie Presley arrived with Nicolas Cage when he received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from Cal State University Fullerton.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Madonna cancelled three shows in Israel after terrorists threatened to kill her and her kids. A spokesperson said she was targeted because she symbolises the West and not because she practises the Jewish faith Kabbalah.


The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California announced that it was officially closing the stabbing case of Meredith Hunter, the 18-year-old American who was killed at the 1969 Rolling Stones Altamont Free Concert. Investigators, concluding a renewed two-year investigation, dismissed the theory that a second Hell’s Angel took part in the stabbing.

On stage in front of 7,000 fans at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California, country music singer Garth Brooks proposed to fellow singer Trisha Yearwood. They married in December 2005.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


American rock and roll bassist Marshall Lytle, died aged 79. He was best known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars in the 1950s. He played upright slap bass on the iconic 1950s rock and roll records ‘Crazy Man, Crazy’, ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, and ‘Rock Around the Clock’.


May 25, 2014…Actor (The Bronze Buckaroo, Two-Gun Man from Harlem, Harlem Rides the Range)/singer (Flamingo, Satin Doll w/ Duke Ellington Orchestra) Herb Jeffries, the silver screen’s first black singing cowboy, died of heart failure at the age of 100.



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