Daily Elvis: June 1

Give us this day, June 1, our daily Elvis

1861

The Battle of Fairfax Court House was fought in Virginia. It was the first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War.

1921

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a race riot erupted that left 85 people dead.

1933

The first Mickey Mouse watch was sold by Ingersoll-Waterbury, a Connecticut clock maker on the verge of bankruptcy. Sales of the watches – 2.5 million in the first two years – saved the company.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

June 1, 1938

The world’s first super hero, Superman, appeared in the first issue of the Action Comics series of comic books.

Vernon arrived at Parchman and Gladys and Elvis made the bus trip on several occasions.

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
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.

June 1, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946

The Ink Spots, pioneers of what would become R&B, entered the charts with yet another hit, “The Gypsy,” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks while spending thirteen weeks at the top of the pop carts.
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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

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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

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

June 1, 1955

Patsy Cline recorded “A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye” at her first recording session. It was the first of her 51 sides over a two-year period for Four Star Records.

 

On a Playbill with Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler and Al Rogers; Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Guymon, Oklahoma.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info June 1 1955 High School Auditorium Guymon OK (8:00 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 1, 1956

Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Que Sera, Sera) entered the US charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay.

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Elvis made a surprise visit to the Overton Park Shell in Memphis. Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Warren Smith were performing there.

Elvis and Carl teased the fans by asking each other for autographs.

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June 1, 1957

Sam Cooke records “You Send Me” at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles. The song will rise to the top of the US chart next December and become the first of Cooke’s 29 Billboard Top 40 hits. The song reached #29 in the UK.

NBC-TV chose Ricky Nelson, Gordon MacRae, Patti Page, Nat “King” Cole, and Andy Williams for their “Five Stars For Springtime” music variety special.

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Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” hit #6 in the U.K.

In the USA, Presley’s “Too Much” reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart. The single peaked at number two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart.

Chart (1957) Peak
position
US Billboard Top 100 2
US Billboard Best Sellers in Stores 1
US Billboard Most Played by Jockeys 2
US Billboard Most Played in Jukeboxes 1
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3

 

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

June 1, 1958

At Graceland on leave from Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

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Elvis in june 1 1958 with his mother and father in Memphis.

Dressed in full uniform, Elvis took the time to explain his army insignia to fans at the Graceland gate

June 1, 1959

The Flamingos’ “I Only Have Eyes For You” charted on its way to #11 pop, #3 R&B, and immortality.

The Battle Of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton hits the top of both the Country and Pop charts in the US, where it will stay for an amazing two months straight.  Horton’s version would become one of the largest selling records of the year and later won a Grammy Award.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, The Browns recorded “The Three Bells.” Based on the 1945 French language song “Les trois cloches,” it went to #1 on the pop and country music charts and #10 on the R&B chart.
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elvis was promoted to Specialist 4th Class, raising his salary to $122.30 per month.

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The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 1, 1960

The Flamingos performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand  daytime show singing one of their rare uptempo tunes, “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.”

The Hitmakers of 1960 tour started at the Gardens in Cincinnatti, OH. These late ’50s and early ’60s tours were usually a series of grueling one-nighters, and it was not uncommon for acts to perform several times a day. The artists on the travelogue were the Drifters, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Billy Bland, bongo pro Preston Epps, Marv Johnson, Ray Bryant, Doc Bagby, and, for a change of pace, comedian Redd Foxx.

G.I. Blues

June 1, 1961

FM stereo was heard for the first time by listeners in Schenectady, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The FCC would adopt the standard a year later.

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Surrender’, his eighth UK No.1. The song was based on the 1911 Italian song, ‘Return To Sorrento.’

Chart (1961-2005) Peak
position
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles[3] 8
France (SNEP)[4] 92
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 25
Italy (Musica e dischi)[7] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 20
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 1

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Elvis flew home to Memphis.

June 1, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 1, 1963

Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier.

June 1, 1964

June 1, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 1, 1966

CFTO-TV in Toronto transmitted Canada’s first color television program.

June 1, 1967

The Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, in the UK. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time and was the first Beatles album where the track listings were exactly the same for the UK and US versions. As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.

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RCA released Elvis’ twenty-ninth LP the soundtrack for Double Trouble; which peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200. In 2004 Double Trouble was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with a selection of alternate takes

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June 1, 1968

Simon And Garfunkel reached the top of the US charts with “Mrs. Robinson”, which was featured in the soundtrack of the film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft. The song went on to win a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Vocal Duo or Group.

Elvis’ 31st Album – “Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4” – a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Mono version is rarer than the Stereo version, and 1997 reissue of Elvis’ Gold Records Volume 4 on CD format had 6 additional tracks.

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June 1, 1969

The Plastic Ono Band recorded ‘Give Peace A Chance’ during a ‘bed-in’ at the Hotel La Reine in Montreal, Canada. Producer Phil Spector, poet Allan Ginsberg and writer Timothy Leary all sang on the song.

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Lesley Gore, Mason Williams, Gwen Verdon, Alan King, and Wayne & Shuster were among the performers on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 1, 1970

June 1, 1971

Gladys Knight is the last musical guest to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, which was canceled the next day after 23 years on the air. It was TV’s longest running variety show and was a springboard for nearly every major music act in the ’60s. Sullivan was so angry about the cancellation that he refused to do a final show, although he would return for several TV specials and a 25th-anniversary show in 1973. Ed Sullivan died of esophageal cancer at age 73 on October 13th, 1974.

Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo, MS, was opened to the public as a tourist attraction.

Tupelo painted a structure and added the porch swing and wallpaper.

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June 1, 1972

June 1, 1973

Paul McCartney & Wings released the single “Live and Let Die.”

June 1, 1974

UK weekly music paper the New Musical Express published its list of the 100 Greatest Albums. At #3, was the Beach Boys’  “Pet Sounds,” #2 was Bob Dylan’s “Blonde On Blonde,” and the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was voted #1.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, then on to Palm Springs for a week, accompanied by Voice.

June 1, 1975

Elvis at his hotel before the concert with HPD Officers Ottman, Waters, Chief Sweeton, Officers Ratliff, Burtis, Norment, and Sadler

With police officers in Huntsville, AL on June 1, 1975

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

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© George Hill

Date: 01 Jun 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Silver 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
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
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:

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© George Hill

Date: 01 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Black 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]
Johnny B. Goode
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
School Days
Release Me
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Follow That Dream release of this concert: Dixieland Delight

Boarding a plane after his last concert in Huntsville, AL on June 1, 1975

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 June 1 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (2:30 pm) 8000 Silver Phoenix Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 1 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (8:30 pm) 8000 Black Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 1, 1976

Elvis performed at the Community Center Arena, Tucson, Arizona.

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Date: 01 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tucson, AZ.
Comunity Center Arena
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Bicentennial (white) 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
Polk Salad Annie
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me Make It Through The Night
America The Beautiful
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
[band introductions]
Hurt
Burning Love
Funny How Time Slips Away
One Night
Danny Boy
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Follow that Dream Release: Tuscon ’76

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 June 1 1976 Comunity Center Arena Tucson AZ (8:30 pm) 10000 White Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

June 1, 1977

Arriving at the airport and then his hotel in Macon, GA in the early morning hours of June 1, 1977

Elvis summoned an ENT doctor to his suite at the Hilton before this show because he wasn’t feeling well. The doctor observed that Elvis was pale and had swollen joints from fluid retention. He indicated Elvis’ kidneys were not working properly and advised Elvis to be admitted to a hospital ASAP. But the doc’s advise was ignored.

Elvis (and Ginger beside him), followed by Sam Thompson

Taking the scenic route to his performance in Macon, GA June 1, 1977

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Macon, Georgia.

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© Bob Heis

Date: 01 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Macon, GA.
Coliseum.
Tickets: 10,242
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairy Tale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
My Way
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hound Dog
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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© Keith Alverson

Elvis Macon, GA – June 1, 1977 – Elvis Presley Music

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 June 1 1977 Coliseum Macon GA (8:30 pm) 10242 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr., creator of the Nielsen television ratings system, died at the age of 82.

1984

Nate Nelson, lead singer of the Doo-Wop group The Flamingos, died at the age of 52. He was with the group when they recorded their biggest hit, “I Only Have Eyes For You” in 1959 and joined the Platters three years later.

1987

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is released in CD format in the UK, where it will rise to #3, twenty years after it was first issued.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1991

Sting appeared on the first installment of a new Soviet TV rock show called “Rock Steady.”

1994

The Songwriters Hall of Fame held their twenty-fifth annual awards in New York and honored Little Richard by inducting him.

Re-issued to mark the 40th anniversary of its release, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” re-entered the UK album chart at #47. To this date, the album spent a total of 201 weeks on the UK charts.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Closing arguments and rebuttals in the Michael Jackson child-molestation trial came to an end.

2006

The 1994 debut album by Oasis, Definitely Maybe was voted the greatest album of all time in a survey to mark 50 years of the Official UK Albums Chart. The Beatles came in second and third place with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Revolver OK Computer by Radiohead was fourth and (What’s the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis was voted fifth.

2007

Contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all worked with Geoff Emerick – the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrates the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

The British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) announced that digital songs and music videos containing explicit lyrics will now be marked with Parental Guidance logos or the word ‘EXPLICIT’.

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

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