Daily Elvis: May 28

Give us this day, May 28, Our daily Elvis

May 28, 1929

The first all-color talking motion picture, “On with the Show,” starring Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown, and Ethel Waters, premiered in New York City.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

May 28, 1938

Vernon in prison

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


Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, featuring vocalist Frank Sinatra, recorded “This Love of Mine,” which became one of the band’s nine Top 10 singles in 1941.

Ernest Tubb released the single “Walking The Floor Over You.”

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 28, 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 28, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Loew’s State Theatre fired Elvis after a fight with another usher over a girl at the candy counter.

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 28, 1955

Elvis performed at the Big D Jamboree., Sportatorium, Dallas, broadcast from the Dallas Sportatorium by local radio station KRLD.

Scotty Elvis and Bill at the Sportatorium –

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 28 1955 Shreveport LA

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 28, 1956

Elvis and Gene Smith flew home to Memphis.

Elvis Presley Dayton, Oh., as Elvis left for Memphis - May 28, 1956

May 28, 1957

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. The NARAS is known for organizing the Grammy Awards.

Elvis bought his first grand piano for Graceland for $795 from Jack Marshall in Memphis.

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption


Buddy Holly receives his draft notice, but he would later be refused induction because of his poor eyesight and a stomach ulcer.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

May 28, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 28, 1960

G.I. Blues  Elvis spent the weekend at the Sahara in Las Vegas, where his entourage was called the “Memphis Mafia” for the first time by members of the local media who noticed they frequently wore long coats and dark glasses.

May 28, 1960 Elvis At The Sahara

May 28, 1961

May 28, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 28, 1963


RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee PPA4 0302-02
(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway (single version) PPA4 0303-01
(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway (album version) PPA4 0303-02
Ask Me PPA4 0304-02
Western Union PPA4 0305-04
Slowly But Surely PPA4 0306-05
Blue River SPA4 6768-02
Ask Me (alternate master) PPA4 0304-06

May 28, 1964

May 28, 1965

The Elvis Presley film “Tickle Me” premiered in Atlanta, GA and would be nationally released 30 June 1965.

Frankie and Johnny

May 28, 1966

Elvis Presley’s 25th LP – soundtrack album “Frankie and Johnny” peaked at #20 in the U.S.; and much later was certified Gold and Platinum on January 6, 2004

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During the 1970s, Pickwick Records had leased several of Presley’s recordings from RCA and reissued the soundtrack album in 1976 with a new cover showing a 1970s-era image of Presley and the title slightly amended to Frankie & Johnny. The running order of the tracks was altered and three songs from the original album were omitted, and it was the only soundtrack to be reissued in this way. It did not chart on the Billboard 200.

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This oddity remained in print for several years and when, following Presley’s death in August 1977, RCA reissued all of his albums, the agreement between RCA and Pickwick prohibited RCA from reissuing the original, complete soundtrack album in the US for several years due to the existence of this version. The original Frankie and Johnny soundtrack album was reissued in Canada and elsewhere however. Not until 2010 would the complete original Frankie and Johnny soundtrack be widely available in the United States again.

In 2003 Frankie and Johnny was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with numerous alternate takes

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Elvis went into the studio again, but without the Imperials his spirit to record was lacking. Only 2 songs were completed between 7.oo and 10.00 p.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Come What May TPA4 0924-08
Fools Fall In Love TPA4 0925-05

Elvis in Nashville may 28 1966. At the time he was recording his album ( How great thou art )

The Jordanaires, Millie Kirkwood and Elvis

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Country Star Kitty Wells and her husband Bobby Wright,  and their son Johnny Wright with Elvis in Nashville

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May 28, 1967

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show:” The Temptations performed “My Girl,” “All I Need,” and “(I Know) I’m Losing You”Robert Goulet and Jane Morgan also performed on the program.

May 28, 1968

Pris and Elvis on Vacation in Hawaii

Elvis and Priscilla Presley Graceland - May 28, 1968

They went shopping and some fans got to have photos taken with Elvis

May 28, 1969

During this period at home, Elvis slept most of the day. He took a swim in the late afternoon before he went horseback riding on the grounds. He ended up down at the gates, where he talked with fans. In the evening he continued to screen movies at the Memphian.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 28, 1970

May 28, 1971

May 28, 1972

May 28, 1973

May 28, 1974

May 28, 1975

May 28, 1976

Elvis performed at the James, W. Hilton Coliseum, University of Iowa, Ames, Iowa.


Astonishingly, three of the 1970s Elvis photographer superfans were there.


Photo by Len Leech

Date: 28 May 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Ames, IA.
Iowa State University
Tickets: 17,750
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) 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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
Jailhouse Rock
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Iowans Ready To See Elvis
Russ Smith, Waterloo Courier, May 30, 1976

AMES – After 20 some years plus one more hour Elvis came Ames Friday evening and 4,500 Iowans were ready. Man, were they ready!

Dollies whose Moms squealed over Elvis in the franlic fifties shreaked when he -bumped his hips. They screeched when he wiped his brow. And, oh, when he sighed…

The Moms still squealed….or cried. He was so beautiful; beautiful in his powder blue suit witli the sequined vest. And a little portly, too.

May 28, 1976 (8:30 pm) Ames, IA. – Elvis Presley In Concert


Photo by (c) Keith Alverson


Photo by Bob Heis

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 21 – May 27th – June 6th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 28 1976 James W. Hilton Coliseum Ames IA (8:30 pm) 14750 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

May 28, 1977

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Welcome To My World” hit #44 in the U.S.

It contained all previously released material, except for “I Can’t Stop Loving You” from the afternoon Madison Square Garden concert, the full concert remained unreleased until the 1990s when it was issued as An Afternoon in the Garden.. Cheating Heart was the oldest track at 19 years, making it a career overview of sorts.

Welcome to My World was certified gold on September 30, 1977 and platinum on January 14, 1983 by the RIAA

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Elvis performed at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Before and after his concert in Philadelphia on May 28, 1977

Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt attended this show; Sadly, but diplomatically, Bruce in 1978 recalled “It was not a good night”

1977 5 28 Philadelphia, PA.

Date: 28 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets: 18,850
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
My Way
Jailhouse Rock
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Walk That Lonesome Valley [Stamps Quartet]
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Philadelphia 77

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 28 1977 The Spectrum Philadelphia PA (8:30 pm) 18850 Mexican Sundial Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work.


Viewers of Dick Clark’s America Picks the #1 Songs chose Bill Haley‘s “Rock Around the Clock”, Simon And Garfunkel‘s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Lionel Richie‘s “All Night Long” as the greatest hits of the Rock era.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Julien’s Auction of Beverly Hills announced plans to put Elvis Presley‘s original grave site up for auction. Presley was laid to rest inside a large underground chamber at the Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee, following his death in August 1977, but his remains were relocated two months later and reburied at his Graceland home alongside his mother Gladys.

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou died at age 86. Author (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Woman, Gather Together in My Name)/poet (On the Pulse of Morning)/actress (Roots, How to Make an American Quilt, Poetic Justice, Madea’s Family Reunion)/film director (Down in the Delta)/documentary narrator (As Seen Through These Eyes)/singer/dancer (Porgy and Bess)/producer/journalist/civil rights activist


Michael Jackson’s former home, Neverland Ranch, was listed for sale for one hundred million dollars. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley, California included a train station, a six-bedroom house, a 50-seat movie theater and two lakes.


Elvis takes the stage at Stokely in 1977 three months before his death

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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