Daily Elvis: May 29

Give us this day, May 29, our daily Elvis

May 29, 1852

After her successful two-year, P.T. Barnum-promoted tour of the United States, opera singer Jenny Lind, nicknamed the “Swedish Nightingale,” left New York to take up residence in Dresden, Germany.

May 29, 1886…The first advertisement for Coca-Cola, touting the drink as “Delicious! Refreshing! Exhilirating! Invigorating!,” appeared in The Atlanta Journal.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

May 25 1938,

Vernon in prison

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


Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”, which would go on to become the biggest selling single of all time, until 1997’s.  “Candle In The Wind (Princess Diana Tribute)” by Elton John.

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.

August 8, 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

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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


Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters joined the Grand Ole Opry.

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 29, 1955

Elvis performed at the North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth at 4.00 p.m.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage in Ft. Wort

PRESLEY CLOSED HIS EYES, and began the sensual, almost vulgar swaying of his body that has made him a nationwide celebrity. In a reaction better explained by Freud than Variety or Billboard, the girls collapsed on one another, moaning from side to side with closed eyes. They screamed. Tears ran down their faces. They swarmed toward the stage.
Twenty policemen, imported for the Friday night show, shook their heads in amazement and ushered them back to their seats.
Forty girls from Dallas chartered a bus to attend the show. Two proudly displayed scars on their arms where they had carved the word “Elvis” with pocket knives. Georgiana Blaylock, 16, and Dolores Orms, 16, both of Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, said their mothers called them “idiots” for carving their arms. “I’ve done it four times – the latest one today,” Georgiana said with a sigh. “I’ve only done it twice,” pouted Dolores.

As Presley moaned and swayed through “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Only You,” “I Was The One, Honey,” and “I’ve Got A Woman,” there was even a 3-year old boy mimicking him from the first row.
Earl Lloyd Bright Jr., whose parents live at 609 Crosby, came to the show with a child’s guitar, and strummed and swayed along with the star. The Brights’ other child, 20-month-old Laura, clapped her hands to the rock and roll music while sucking a bottle.

Then at the Sportatorium , Dallas at 8.00 p.m.

Scotty Elvis and Bill at the Sportatorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 29 1955 North Side Coliseum Fort Worth TX (4:00 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes
Info May 29 1955 Sportatorium Dallas TX (8:00 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 29, 1956

Elvis in the front yard of his home at 1034 Audubon Drive in May 29, 1956. When this photo was taken, Elvis had just returned from touring; the band’s instruments were still packed on the roof of his car. His famous pink Cadillac can be seen over his right shoulder.

Elvis Presley : Audubon Drive Memphis : May 29, 1956

Audubon Drive Memphis : May 29, 1956

Elvis went to Dixie’s house and took her for a ride on his motorcycle.

Romances: Dixie Locke

May 29, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

May 29, 1958

Little Anthony & the Imperials recorded their immortal “Tears On My Pillow” (#4 pop, #2 R&B), their first million-seller. They started the session as the Chesters and left the studio as the Imperials. When disc jockey Alan Freed began playing the single, he christened the group Little Anthony & the Imperials, and within a month all new copies of the 45 read Little Anthony & the Imperials.

At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded  “Ebb Tide,” “Angel Eyes,” “Spring Is Here,” “Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry,” “Only The Lonely,” and “Willow Weep For Me” for his classic “Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely” album.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 29, 1959

Ray Charles, the Drifters, B.B. King and Jimmy Reed performed for an estimated 9,000 people at Atlanta’s Herndon Stadium. It was one of the rock era’s first outdoor music festivals.
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 29, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 29, 1961

Ricky Nelson made something of a comeback when he reached the top of the Billboard and Cashbox music charts with “Travelin’ Man” the B-side was the Gene Pitney song ‘Hello Mary Lou’ which became a double A side UK No.1.. While Nelson had placed eight consecutive singles in the Top 10 between 1957 and 1959, his previous 4 singles had peaked without breaking the Top 10. Sam Cooke had turned the song down,

May 29, 1962

Barbra Streisand appeared on CBS-TV’s “The Garry Moore Show.” She sang “When The Sun Comes Out,” a few bars of “Moanin’ Low,” and, for the first time in public anywhere, her classic slow-tempo version of “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 29, 1963

This was Priscilla’s graduation day from High School, which Elvis didn’t attend.

Elvis waited for her in his car and took her home to Graceland where a graduation party was planned

Priscilla Presley in the dining room at Graceland after her graduation, May 29, 1963.

May 29, 1964

May 29, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

May 29, 1966

May 29, 1967

Elvis and Priscilla wore their wedding outfit again at a reception hold at Graceland for friends, relatives and employees.

Monday, 29 May 1967: Elvis and Priscilla Presley dress in their wedding clothes and have a second wedding reception in the trophy room at Graceland in Memphis, TN to accommodate family and friends who were not present at their wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on May 1st, 1967.


The room was decorated in green and white for the reception at 8.30 p.m. The wedding cake was provided by Monte’s Catering Service with music from Tony Barrasso.


Later in the evening Elvis went to the Memphian to watch a movie again.

Romances: Priscilla

May 29, 1968

May 29, 1969


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 29, 1970

Elvis flew to Dallas as John Carpenter with Charlie Hodge, Richard Davis and Joe Esposito. They stayed at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel until June 2.

May 29, 1971

Canada’s 5 Man Electrical Band enters the US charts with what would prove to be their biggest hit and signature tune, “Signs”. The song is still a staple of oldies radio in the US.

At San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, three dozen audience members attending a Grateful Dead show were treated for hallucinations after drinking apple juice spiked (some say by the band) with LSD.

May 29, 1972

Paul McCartney releases his version of the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had A Little Lamb” as kind of tongue-in-cheek joke to get back at the BBC for banning his earlier single “Give Ireland Back To The Irish”. It reached the US Top-30.

May 29, 1973

May 29, 1974

U.S. President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.

May 29, 1975

May 29, 1976

Elvis Presley’s single “Hurt” hit #28 in the U.S.

Presley’s version reached No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100, while reaching No. 7 on Billboards Easy Listening chart, No. 6 on Billboards Hot Country Singles chart,[12] and No. 37 on the UK Singles Chart. He sang the song on stage 159 times, usually performing it with a reprise. In three of these instances, in Birmingham AL, Pittsburg, PA and in Chicago IL, ending it by going to the floor intentionally while simultaneity delivering a seven second uninterrupted note, the only singer in history to attempt, let alone succeed at, such extraordinary vocal and physical gymnastics.

“Hurt” was originally performed by Roy Hamilton, whose version peaked at number eight on the R&B Best Seller chart and spent a total of seven weeks on the chart. The song is considered to be the signature hit of Timi Yuro, whose version went to number four on the Billboard pop chart in 1961. Juice Newton‘s 1985 version scored number one on Billboard’s Country chart.

Image result for Elvis presley hurt single

The Elvis Presley RCA compilation album “The Sun Sessions” hit #76 Pop Chart and would #2 on the country charts.

Village Voice critic Robert Christgau hailed The Sun Sessions as “the rock reissue of the year”, writing in that along with Chuck Berry’s Golden Decade, its songs represented the wellspring of rock music. In 2003, the album was ranked #11 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2001, the TV channel VH1 named it the 21st greatest album of all time

Image result for elvis presley The Sun Sessions

Elvis performed at the Myriad Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Elvis by Sean Shaver

Elvis Presley left the stage in the middle of the concert and did not return. It was the first time he terminated a show in this manner.

Date: 29 May 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Tickets: 15,241
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


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 29 1976 Myriad Convention Center Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 15300 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes

May 29, 1977

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, where Elvis left the show in the middle of his performance  for more than 20 minutes in the middle of a concert. After returning, he explained that he had to leave because of an aching ankle “and nature,” referring to an intestinal problem. Only a handful of audience members asked for refunds, but at the finale there was no ovation, and patrons exited shaking their heads and speculating on what was really wrong with him.


© Keith Alverson


© Len Leech


Date: 29 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Baltimore, MD.
Civic Center.
Tickets: 12,841
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Blue Christmas
Hearbreak Hotel
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
You Gave Me A Mountain
Danny Boy[S.Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Walk That Lonesome Valley [Stamps Quartet]
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Help Me
Unchained Melody
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder Of You
One Night
It’s Now Or Never
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 29 1977 Civic Center Baltimore MD (8:30 pm) 12841 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Mary Pickford died following a stroke at 87.

Hollywood: Mary Pickford

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Tina Turner began her comeback with the release of the “Private Dancer” album, her first in five years. In 1989, it was ranked #46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the ’80s.


Press reports began to surface that Michael Jackson offered $50,000 (29,412 pounds) to buy the remains of Joseph Merrick, aka the Elephant Man. Jackson would later deny the claims


Lisa Marie Presley gave birth to a baby girl. Danielle Riley was the daughter of Danny Keough. (pronounced KEE-oh). By the time she reached the age of 14, she was working as a fashion model and has since become an accomplished actress, co-starring in the 2010 film The Runaways with Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Tatum O’Neal.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Lisa Marie Presley intervened to stop a letter written to her by ex-husband Michael Jackson from being auctioned. The handwritten note by the late King Of Pop was of a personal nature and was reportedly penned between 1993 and 1996. Auction house owner Darren Julien stated “We wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley.”

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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