Daily Elvis: June 2

Give us this day, June 2, our daily Elvis


Guglielmo Marconi was granted a patent for his electro-magnetic wave communication system, later to be called radio.

June 2, 1897

Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” The 61-year-old author was responding to rumors that he had died.

June 2, 1924

Native Americans were granted American citizenship by the U.S. Congress.

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

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

June 2, 1953

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in Westminster Abbey in London, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. It was the first coronation to be televised.

Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN. He was the first of both family sides Presley and Smith  to do so.

Elvis: The Year 1953 | Elvis – Echoes Of The Past

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

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

June 2, 1954

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy made the unsubstantiated charge that there were communists working in the Central Intelligence Agency and at American atomic weapons plants.

June 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
  June 2, 1955 City Auditorium Amarillo Texas

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

“Road Trip To Texas 2011” by Francesc Lopez – Elvis Presley In Concert

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 2, 1956

A sleepy Jazz tune called “Moonglow” by Morris Stoloff And The Columbia Pictures Orchestra pushed Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” out of the top spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers List.

Gene Vincent released the single “Be-Bop-A-Lula” on Capitol Records.

Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Oakland, California, where they arrived at 4.00 a.m. and met with the band who drove the whole way.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 2, 1957

Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Yes Tonight Josephine’, the US singers third and final UK No.1. Ray became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout “blanket toss,” a variation of the trampoline. (Ray later performed wearing a hearing aid).

Jailhouse Rock  Elvis filmed the scene in the prison coal yard.

Jailhouse Rock JUNE 2 1957

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

Journalist June Callwood Wrote About Elvis Presley in Canada in 1957

The Military Service Disruption

June 2, 1958

Alan Freed kicks off his new Rock ‘n’ Roll radio show on WABC in New York, which will run from 7:15 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Military service –  On Leave At Graceland May 31 to June 13 – photos of Elvis in the Graceland driveway.

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Elvis in his driveway becomes a photo for the “A Date with Elvis” LP.

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Fans greet Elvis at the Graceland Gates.

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The Memphis Press covered the homecoming.

June 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 2, 1960

Bobby Darin performed for the first time at New York’s famed Copacabana night club. His shows on June 15 and 16 were recorded, edited and released in the album “Darin At The Copa.”

G.I. Blues

June 2, 1961

Gidget Goes Hawaiian,” starring James Darren, Deborah Walley, Michael Callan, Carl Reiner, and Peggy Cass, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

June 2, 1962

Owen Gray’s ‘Twist Baby’ became the first single released on UK based Island Records. The label became home to Free, Traffic, Jethro Tull, Bob Marley and U2.

Making believers out those who told him he would lose his fan base if he recorded Country And Western songs. The album it came from sold over a million copies, becoming the first Gold record for ABC-Paramount; Ray Charles started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Don Gibson penned country ballad ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, also No.1 in the UK.

“Stranger On The Shore” was #1 for the seventh week on the Easy Listening chart for Mr. Acker Bilk, but dropped to #2 on the top ten, replaced by Ray CHarles I Can’t Stop Loving you.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 2, 1963

The Rolling Stones played two gigs in one day. The first at Studio 51, Ken Colyer Club in Soho, London. The Stones played a regular Sunday afternoon gig at the club from 4 until 6.30 and were billed as Rhythm and Blues with The Rolling Stones. That evening they appeared at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey.

June 2, 1964

The Rolling Stones made their American television debut on “The Les Crane Show,” then a local program on WABC-TV in New York City.

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Any Time At All,” “When I Get Home,” and “Things We Said Today.

Gerry and the Pacemakers began filming their movie debut, “Ferry Cross The Mersey,” which also starred singer Cilla Black.

The original Broadway cast album of “Hello Dolly!” was certified Gold.

June 2, 1965

James Brown released the single “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.”

ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Righteous Brothers, Diane Renay, Major Lance, and Patty Duke.

The movie “I’ll Take Sweden,” starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld, had its world premiere.

Frankie and Johnny

June 2, 1966

Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’, the singers second UK No.1. The song was originally composed by Avo Uvezian as ‘Broken Guitar’ and later under the title ‘Beddy Bye’ as part of the instrumental score for the movie A Man Could Get Killed. Sinatra ad-libbed the “Doo-be doo-be doo” closing scat. Iwao Takamoto, the animator who created the cartoon dog Scooby-Doo, said that he got the inspiration to name his character from Sinatra’s ad-lib.

The Who were in concert at the Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden.

June 2, 1967

David Bowie released his first album, which contained the single, “Love You ‘Til Tuesday”. Although the LP got positive reviews, neither it or the single sold well.

The Beatles released the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in North America  a day after the UK

June 2, 1968

Elvis and Priscilla returned from Hawaii to Los Angeles.

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On a plane from Hawaii to LA on June 2, 1968

Elvis still nervous of flying, distracts himself by greeting passengers.

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Elvis on a plane from Hawaii to LA, June 2, 1968 – Elvis Presley Photos

Romances: Priscilla

June 2, 1969

Tommy James & the Shondells released the classic single “Crystal Blue Persuasion”.

Kenny Rogers & the First Edition released the single “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”.

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

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 2, 1970

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, George Harrisonbegan recording “Isn’t It A Pity” for his “All Things Must Pass” album. It was also issued on a double A-side single with “My Sweet Lord.”

June 2, 1971

June 2, 1972

Dion And The Belmonts reunited for a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The performance was recorded and released as a live album the following year. They had parted company a dozen years earlier after which Dion had a successful solo career, while The Belmonts managed to chart only a couple of times.

June 2, 1973

Paul McCartney had both the No.1 positions on the US charts when ‘Red Rose Speedway’, went to the top of the album chart and ‘My Love’, started a four week run as the No.1 single.

Paul McCartney & Wings made it a triple crown with the new #1 song “My Love”.  Elton John found himself at #2 with his biggest hit to that point with “Daniel”.  Edgar Winter Group tumbled to 3 with “Frankenstein” while Sylvia’s solo hit “Pillow Talk” was at #4.

Paul Simon watched as his “Kodachrome” rapidly moved up the chart, moving from 57 to 28.

Elvis Presley’s live version of “Steamroller Blues” hit #17 in the U.S.

ELO began their first tour of the United States at San Diego Stadium in San Diego, California.

Red Rose Speedway, the new album from Paul McCartney & Wings, pulled away from the competition in its fourth week of release, moving from 13 to 1.  The album it displaced at #1 was the Beatles/1967-1970 (the “Blue” album).

June 2, 1974

June 2, 1975

The Bee Gees released the album that would launch them into superstardom, Main Course, on RSO Records.

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, at 4.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Photo by George Hill

Date: 02 Jun 1975
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,620
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
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
I’ll Remember You
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

After this show, Elvis fought with Linda Thompson regarding the amount of his money she spent. They spoke of breaking up.

Sweet Home Alabama 2 CD : Two Concerts : Mobile, June 2, 1975 A/S

Iconic Elvis image would be used as a cover for “Elvis Presley Blvd”, recorded “live” at Graceland.

Date: 02 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,620
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
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
[band introductions]
School Days
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Photo by George Hill

June 2, 1975. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis “The King” Gives ‘Em What They Want by Gordon Tatum Jr. Mobile Register

Romances: Linda Thompson

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 2 1975 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (4:30 pm) 10620 Silver Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 2 1975 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 10620 Chief Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

June 2, 1976

Wings set a new world record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Coliseum, El Paso, Texas.

Elvis and Guitarist James Burton – photo by Bud Sanders

Date: 02 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: El Paso, TX.
Civic Center Grand Hall
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Jailhouse Rock
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say?
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt (plus reprise)
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

“An Excitement Frenzy – It’s Elvis in Person” by Barbara Funkhouser
El Paso Times (June 3, 1976) (Concert Review)

“Elvis Arrives Quietly Under Tight Security” by Francisco Trejo
El Paso Times (June 3, 1976) (Concert Review)

Red West, Dave Hebler, Dick Grob and an exhausted Elvis leave the building Photo Copyright;Keith Alverson

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 2 1976 Civic Center Coliseum El Paso TX (8:30 pm) 7050 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 2, 1977

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.

Date: 02 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets: 11,000
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
It’s Now Or Never
Help Me
American Trilogy
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love

After the show,  Elvis returned to Memphis – Elvis Left the Building with Dr Nick and Ginger Alden.

In the back seat of his car in Mobile, AL on June 2, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

Mobile, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 June 2 1977 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 11000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Bruce Springsteen released his fourth album, “Darkness On The Edge Of Town.”

Crystal Gayle hosted Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on The Midnight Special on NBC-TV.


Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hot Stuff’, her second US No.1, it made No.11 in the UK.

“Hot Stuff” gave Donna Summer her third #1 song after “Last Dance” and “MacArthur Park”.  “Hot Stuff” was one of a select few songs I called “Disco Rock”, for it really was a melding of two musical styles.  Had more songs been like this, disco would have lasted much longer.  Peaches & Herb relented from their hold on #1 with “Reunited” while the Bee Gees edged closer with “Love You Inside Out”.  Supertramp had their first Top 10 with “The Logical Song”.


Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years).

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Wham! had their first UK No.1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael, one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up before you go” but with “up” accidentally written twice, so Ridgeley wrote “go” twice on purpose.

“Time After Time” from newcomer Cyndi Lauper on the Adult Contemporary chart, reaching the #1 position.

Huey Lewis & the News had the fastest-rising song within the Top 10 with “The Heart Of Rock & Roll”, moving from 13 to 8.


Peter Cetera released the single “Glory Of Love”.


Whitney Houston released her follow-up album Whitney on Arista Records.

Dance band leader  Sammy Kaye died of cancer at age 77. (Harbor Lights, The Old Lamp-Lighter, I’m A Big Girl Now, Chickery Chick, Daddy, Dream Valley, Love Walked In, Rosalie)

Harbor Lights – Wikipedia

Elvis 100% – Harbor Lights


Former Temptations lead singer David Ruffin was sentenced in Detroit to two years probation and 50 days of community service after being convicted of using cocaine. A bag containing cocaine residue was found with Ruffin’s personal papers when police raided a house in July 1987.

Adrienne Brown’s lawyer, Allen W. Johnson, introduced a novel defense at her trial where she was answering to charges of driving under the influence of drugs, speeding and criminal trespass. Johnson claimed that Adrienne’s status as the wife of James Brown, the “ambassador of Soul”, gave her diplomatic immunity. Johnson reconsidered and withdrew the motion the next day.


Rolling Stone Bill Wyman secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. Wyman’s 28-year-old son was best man. All other four Stones attended. The marriage lasted 17 months.


Mariah Carey first appeared on the scene with “Vision Of Love”, her first chart hit.

“Do You Remember” by Phil Collins moved into the #1 slot on the Adult Contemporary chart.


Singer k.d. lang’s interview with the Advocate, a gay and lesbian publication, speaking frankly about being a lesbian and her unrequited love for a married woman, inspiring “Constant Craving” is published.


Ronald Ray Howard’s murder trial began in Austin, TX. Howard killed a state trooper after listening to Tupac Shakur’s “2Pacalypse Now” album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death.


The RIAA certified Garth Brooks’ “Double Live” at the 13 million level. This matched the highest-certified live album record held by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s “Live 1975-1985.”


Jimmy Buffett flew his biplane into a runway sign at Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport, but was not injured. The Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the plane was pushed off the runway by a gust of wind.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


After negative public reaction and protests from Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney agreed to drop his quest to have certain Beatles songwriting credits reversed to read McCartney-Lennon.

The New York Philharmonic announced that it would return to Carnegie Hall. The orchestra cited Carnegie’s acoustics as a key reason for the move.


Vince Welnick, keyboard player for The Tubes and later The Grateful Dead, committed suicide. The 55-year-old musician stood on a hillside behind his Forestville home and drew a knife across his throat in front of his wife.


American guitarist and singer Bo Diddley, (Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer, was known for his homemade square guitar and his ‘shave and a haircut, two bits’ rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones and U2.

ELVIS and BO DIDDLEY | ElvisBlog

Diddley: Elvis was great, but he wasn’t an original – The Blade

Bo Diddley: Elvis “ripped off my leg-wriggling” – Anderson Cooper 360

The Indestructible Beat of Bo Diddley – Rolling Stone

Getting Elvis’s Legacy Right – The Atlantic


Cher launched a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, claiming that the label shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, by underpaying about $5 million in royalties. A UMG spokesman said “The claims are meritless and we are confident that we will prevail in court.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Paul McCartney received the Gershwin Prize for popular song from the Library of Congress by United States President Barack Obama at the White House.


A 26-year-old Cordova, Tennessee man was handed a two-year suspended sentence with probation after stealing a pair of Elton John’s sunglasses from the Memphis Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May.


The limited edition vinyl pressing of the David Bowie album ChangesOneBowie was at No.1 on the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart. Bowie had four other vinyl albums on the chart; Blackstar at No.14, Hunky Dory at No. 17, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars at No. 18 and Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie at No.23. Sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA.


In Atlanta, Paul Simon continued his summer tour with a concert at Chastain Park Ampitheatre.

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit.


Elvis Lives at Polymnia Spring Concert on June 2 | Melrose MA

Polymnia Choral Society’s 2018 Spring Pops Concert, will celebrate the music of Elvis Presley

Elvis guitar fails to strike a chord with buyers


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