Daily Elvis: May 31

Give us this day, May 31, our daily Elvis

May 31, 1854

The U.S. Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, allowing settlers in those territories to determine through popular vote whether they would allow slavery.


The first jazz record, “Darktown Strutters’ Ball,” was released.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

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

At CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, Tony Bennett recorded the Hank Williams composition, “Cold, Cold Heart.”

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 Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 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 31, 1955

Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Midland, Texas at 7.30 p.m. Other acts were Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown and Onie Wheeler

Elvis backstage at Midland HS

Then at the High School Field House, Odessa, Texas at 8.30 p.m.


Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 31 1955 High School Auditorium Midland TX (7:30 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes
Info May 31 1955 High School Field Home Odessa TX (9:30 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 31, 1956

Buddy Holly was inspired to write “That’ll Be the Day” after he saw the John Wayne movie “The Searchers,” in which that expression was used twice by Wayne as a sarcastic reply to another character.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 31, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 31, 1958

At the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, guitarist Dick Dale performed his new tune, “Let’s Go Trippin’,” widely viewed as the moment of birth of “surf music.”

At the gates of Fort Hood, the Colonel and Anita Wood, at 6.00 a.m, picked up Elvis, Rex Mansfield and William Norvell for a well deserved two week leave. Elvis arrived home at Graceland late in the evening.

May 31, 1959

Bobby Darin, Edith Piaf and Wayne & Shuster guested on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 31, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 31, 1961

Chuck Berry opened his own amusement park outside of St. Louis called Berry Park. The 30-acre complex features a swimming pool, miniature golf course, Ferris wheel, a children’s zoo and a picnic grove with barbecue pits.

Elvis news item:

Rich, Handsome and Bachelor No Marriage Plans for Elvis Presley
By VERNON SCOTT| Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UPI) –

Elvis Presley is rich, handsome and a bachelor—and intends to stay that way for a good while. So relax, teen-age cuties. no matter what the gossip columnists say your boy Elvis is as unattached romantically as Zasu Pitts. ,Anybody can get married,” the Tennessee Valentino said during a dressing room lunch of yogurt and a soft drink.

Getting married is easy. ‘There’s been a lot of mistakes made in marriage and I’d like to, avoid making that kind of a mistake if I can.” Does this mean Elvis will stay a bachelor forever? ‘ No,” he said thoughtfully,’ ‘I’ve been so busy I haven’t had . time to think about marriage. Besides, I haven’t met anyone I care for that much. I want to marry and settle down some day—but at the right time and to the right’ person.”

Elvis at is in top-flight physical condition and so busy with his career he hardly has time for girls, much less think about marching to the altar, Since leaving the Army 14 months ago he has starred in three movies, and currently is working in Hal Wallis’  ‘Blue Hawaii,” “I have 30 days off when I finish this picture,” he said, “and I’m going back to Memphis for a rest. I sing It songs in ‘Blue Hawaii’, so 1 could use a few weeks off.”

Modesty is Presley’s long suit. He’d rather talk about any subject than Elvis Presley. When pressed he reluctantly makes an observation. How docs he feel about himself as an actor, for instance?  After eight pictures I’m still unsure of myself in front of the cameras,” he said. ‘ It takes quite a while to learn the ropes. And it’s not good for a fella to get too self-confident. “I might have progressed a little with each picture, but every movie is different and difficult because you’re not playing yourself. You hive to learn the kind of character you’re supposed to be and then do the best you can.

Elvis may not appear in academy award contenders, but his pictures make money, and he is more in demand than Frank Sinatra. The hip-swinging singer has 11 more movies lined up through 1965, which is more than any other performer can boast. Furthermore, they are with top out- fit.s, MGM, the Mirish Brothers and Wallis. ‘‘Next year I’m going to take more time between pictures,” he .said. “But it won’t be for any honeymoon.”

May 31, 1962

The Beatles played the last night of a 7-week run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany. During their residency they would play for four-and-a-half hours on weekdays and six hours on Saturdays, with some songs lasting over 20 minutes to fill out the time.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 31, 1963

May 31, 1964

The Dave Clark Five, Abbe Lane, Bill Cosby and the husband-and-wife comedy duo of Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

May 31, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

May 31, 1966

Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees’ first single, ‘Last Train to Clarksville’ was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. In conjunction with the first broadcast of the television show on September 12, 1966 on the NBC television network, NBC and Columbia had a major hit on their hands.

May 31, 1967

Elvis held a bowling party at the Whitehaven Plaza from midnight to 4.00 p.m.

May 31, 1968

Working on what will become The White Album, The Beatles added overdubs of bass and vocals on ‘Revolution’. After numerous overdubs have been added, the final six minutes of the song evolved into chaotic, jamming, with Lennon repeatedly shouting “alright” and Yoko Ono speaking random phrases. The jam becomes the basis for ‘Revolution 9’, and this session is the first that Yoko attends.

May 31, 1969

At the Graceland gates greeting fans sometime between May 29th and June 10th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 31, 1970

May 31, 1971

Driving his Harley through the gates of 1174 Hillcrest Drive in Beverly Hills

May 31, 1972

May 31, 1973

May 31, 1974

Gordon Lightfoot is awarded a Gold record for his LP “Sundown” on the strength of the title tune, which went to #1, and “Carefree Highway” which climbed to #10.

May 31, 1975

The Elvis Presley song “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” hit #31 in the U.K.

Elvis performed at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 31 May 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Indian feather suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Blue Suede Shoes
For The Good Times
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Hunting ‘Em Down In Huntsville

Date: 31 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Red Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Blue Suede Shoes
For The Good Times
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Elvis Presley | Huntsville, AL | May 31, 1975

May 31, 1975. (2:30 pm) Huntsville, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

May 31, 1975. (8:30 pm) Huntsville, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

EP Music – Photos – Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL – May 31, 1975 | Elvis …

Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set [2 Concerts]

from Dixieland Delight – Elvis Australia

Elvis Today: A Dixieland delight?

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 31 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (2:30 pm) 8000 Chief Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info May 31 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (8:30 pm) 8000 Red Phoenix Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

May 31, 1976

The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground. The record stood for nearly a decade. AC/DC and Manowar are among several bands that have claimed to hold the record since the Who, however Guinness no longer includes a category of loudest band, reportedly because they did not want to encourage hearing loss.

The BBC announced a ban on the new Sex Pistols single ‘God Save The Queen’ saying it’s, “in gross bad taste”. And the IBA issued a warning to all radio stations saying the playing the single would be in breach of Section 4:1:A of the Broadcasting act. The single reached No.2 on the UK chart.

At the airport in Lubbock, TX on May 31, 1976

Elvis performed at the Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.

Date: 31 May 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lubbock, TX.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 9,600
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

May 31, 1976 (8:30 pm). Lubbock, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Wows Fans At Sellout Concert  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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 31 1976 Municipal Auditorium Lubbock TX (8:30 pm) 9600 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes

May 31, 1977

In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single “God Save the Queen” was banned by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.  Shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record, partly owing to the cover of Queen Elizabeth with a safety pin in her lip, but it still managed to reach #2 on the UK chart.

The musical “Beatlemania,” starring Leslie Fradkin, Justin McNeill, and Joe Pecorino, with disc jockey Murray the K as a special consultant, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 920 performances.

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In England and Australia, the yet-to-be published tell-all book by Elvis Presley’s bodyguards Sonny and Red West, titled “Elvis: What Happened?” began to leak out a chapter at a time to local newspapers.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Date: 21 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Freedom Hall.
Tickets: 18,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
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
My Way
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: All Right In Louisville

Newspaper Articles > 1977 > May 31, 1977. Baton Rouge, LA.

 On Tour 77 #28 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

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 31 1977 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA (8:30 pm) 15000 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Although the Disco craze was running out of steam, a group from Minneapolis, Minnesota called Lipps, Inc., that featured Cynthia Johnson on vocals, reached the top of the US charts with a tune called “Funkytown”. It was a UK #2 hit. The record would be certified Platinum, but the group’s only other Hot 100 entry, “Rock It”, would stall at number 83.


1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


David Bowie’s Tin Machine made their live debut at the International Music Awards, New York. Bowie stated that he and his band members joined up “to make the kind of music that we enjoyed listening to” and to rejuvenate himself artistically.


On the first night of her world tour, Diana Ross performed at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, and she broke the house attendance record previously held by John Denver.


U.S. Senator Bob Dole singled out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” in movies and music. Dole later admitted that he had not seen or heard much of what he had been criticizing.

Shania Twain’s debut album, “The Woman In Me,” was certified Gold.


VH1’s “Behind the Music” began airing nightly. The premier show was “The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


UK police announced that thousands of people at this year’s pop festivals would be subjected to a computerised drug test. Fans would be asked to provide swab samples from their hands, which would be inserted into a drug detection machine. It was to be a voluntary test but Anti-drug officers could search anyone refusing.


The mysterious Watergate figure nicknamed “Deep Throat” was revealed to be former FBI agent W. Mark Felt.

The original broadway cast recording of “All Shook Up” was released. The release included 25 renditions of Elvis Presley hits.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Dental mould and crown

A dental crown worn by Elvis Presley went astray during a tour to raise awareness of mouth cancer, leaving members of a dental practice “all shook up”.

“The King’s Crown” was due to arrive at Bracknell’s Appledore Dental Clinic early on Thursday, but arrived more than five hours late after a labelling mix-up by FedEx, the practice claimed.

It was located on its way to Dundee before being redirected.

Elvis Presley dental crown ‘goes missing’ during tour – BBC News


A report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. According to the autopsy report, Prince self-administered fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin.


‘Steer clear of that cave boy, James Dean, and grease ball, Elvis Presley

Spectator.co.uk13 hours ago

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