Daily Elvis: June 3

Give us this day, June 3, our daily Elvis


“Casey at the Bat,” the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 3, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

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 3, 1945 (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
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

June 3, 1949

Elvis Presley received a school report card on which he was given an “A” in English and a “C” in Music.

July 3, 1949: Elvis got his 8th grade report card from Humes High. He got a C in music. Here's Elvis' report cards.

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

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

June 3, 1953

Elvis received his high school diploma at 8.00 p.m. at Ellis Auditorium.

June 3, 1954

Dixie left Memphis for a family vacation in Florida.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

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

2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

Romances: Dixie Locke

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 3, 1955

On tour with Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler, Buddy & Bob,
Mac Davies, George & Earl, and Simon Crum – Elvis performed twice this day.

Elvis at the coliseum with Buddy Holley and Bob Montgomery looking on 

First at the Johnson-Connelley Pontiac Showroom, Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly (then of Buddy and Bud) and Elvis Presley appeared together at an autograph session at a Lubbock, Texas car dealership.

Elvis Presley : Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock, TX

Then at 8.00 p.m. at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock Texas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 3 1955 Johnson-Connelley Pontiac Lubbock TX (7:00 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes
Info June 3 1955 Fair Park Coliseum Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) 6000 Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 3, 1956

Elvis in his dressing room at the Oakland Auditorium – Photos by Robert B. Stinnet

Elvis performed at the Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m, the supporting acts were Benny Strong Orchestra and Paul Desmond

Elvis sang Blue Suede Shoes, Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog

Gene Smith and Elvis escorted by Oakland Police at the Oakland Auditorium – © Alfred Wertheimer.

June 3, 1956 – Oakland Auditorium – Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis at the Oakland Civic Auditorium – June 3, 1956
Photos by Bob Campbell


Presley Confuses Music Definition

“Jazz is, above all, a total freedom to express yourself.”

If you accept this definition at face value it would seem to follow that practitioners as disparate as, say, Elvis Presley and Duke Ellington. must be lumped together. And before any Ellington fan starts screaming, he should realize that it was the Duke himself who laid down these ground rules. Maybe he should have stopped after he said that Jazz really cannot be defined.

Certainly the great majority of jazz musicians and aficionados would not for a moment maintain that Presley, a rock ’n’ roll belter, could be admitted to their field. Yet on the other hand there are among these same brethren those who would likewise bar Ellington.

GO, MAN, GO–Sandra McCune (left) rocks back on her heels, her hands raised high in wild excitement, as she listens to Elvis Presley belt out a song on stage at the Oakland Auditorium Arena. More than 6,000 fans created pandemonium during appearance of the teen-agers’ newest idol.

Plays Two Shows
Before probing this further it should be pointed out that Presley will appear at 3 pm. and again at 8 pm. today at the Oakland Auditorium Arena in shows which also will include Benny Strong’s Hotel Claremont orchestra; Vera Mason, a tap dancer, and Paul Desmond, a comedian, who is not to be confused with the alto saxophonist of the Brubeck Quartet. (This is not to imply that the musical Desmond cannot, on occasion be comical)

His teen-age audience broke up as Presley came onstage, flailed wildly at his guitar, sang passionately into mike …
Photo by Bob Campbell

Apparently there is no middle ground for the reaction to Presley. TV critic John Crosby referred to him as “a shouter . . . who yells a song and seems to have some sort of St. Vitus dance.” A teen-age girl- one of tens of thousands who buy Presley’s records- remarked: “I have a funny feeling I’ll see Elvis Presley in the near future; that will be the day I have a heart attack.”

FOR YOU ALONE-Gyrations on stage are a part of Presley’s stock in trade. An amateur photographer stands entranced as he tilts forward, points and sings for her alone.



Elvis Presley’s Show in Oakland on June 3, 1956 – Elvis History Blog

Tribune Photo

Elvis Presley thrills Oakland, June 3, 1956 – San Francisco Chronicle

POUNDING IT OUT-Presley clutches the microphone, swings a leg out wide and starts singing passionately. The crowd loved it.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 3 1956 Auditorium Arena Oakland CA (3:00 PM) 3200 Yes
Info June 3 1956 Auditorium Arena Oakland CA (8:00 PM) 3200 Yes

June 3, 1957

Jailhouse Rock  – Wardrobe test photo

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in june 3 1957.

The Military Service Disruption

June 3, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.  On Leave at Graceland May 31 to june 13

Elvis continued to greet fans at the Graceland Gate, the local press coverage of the previous day

June 3, 1958:Elvis meet fans in Memphis …

June 3, 1959

Billboard magazine splits its album chart into two separate sections: Best Selling Stereophonic LPs and Best Selling Monophonic LPs.

Military Service in Germany / Elvis was hospitalized in the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. He was discharged 6 days later.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 3, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 3, 1961

Elvis Presley’s single “Surrender” hit #1 in the U.K.

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The Elvis Presley album “His Hand in Mine” hit #3 in the U.K. In the USA it peaked at #13 on the Top Pop Albums chart, and  was certified Gold on April 9, 1969 and as Platinum on March 27, 1992

His Hand in Mine was Elvis’ 12 LP and the first of three gospel albums.

Elvis Trivia: Elvis is wearing a karate lapel pin.

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June 3, 1962

For the second time Elvis donated a wallaby given to him by Australian fans to the Memphis Zoo.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 3, 1963

June 3, 1964

June 3, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 3, 1966

June 3, 1967

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” topped the pop charts for two weeks and the R&B hit list for eight, giving Aretha her second million-seller. The song was originally a hit (#4R&B) for Otis Redding in 1965.

ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand” featured Jefferson Airplane lip-syncing “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit.”

A 31-year-old singer born Arnold George Dorsey was the talk of the music industry when he reached the number one spot in the UK and number four in the US with “Release Me”. No one had paid much attention to him until his manager, Gordon Mills, changed his stage name to Englebert Humperdinck, the name of the Austrian composer who wrote Hansel and Gretel.

June 3, 1968

Elvis reported to the Binder-Howe offices on Sunset at 1.00 p.m. for the start of 2 weeks of informal rehearsals.

June 3, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 3, 1970

Elvis returned to Memphis from Dallas.

June 3, 1971

June 3, 1972

The reissue of the 1965 album “Elvis For Everyone” hit #48 in the U.K. Follow that Dream would re-release it as a 2 cd version in 2014.

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June 3, 1973

June 3, 1974

June 3, 1975

Arriving in Tuscaloosa on June 3, 1975

Elvis performed at the University of Alabama, Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Date: 03 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tuscaloosa, AL.
University of Alabama
Tickets: 15,400
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
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Receiving a police badge on his plane on June 3, 1975

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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 3 1975 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL (8:30 pm) 15400 Red Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 3, 1976

Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

Date: 03 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Convention
Tickets: 14,000
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
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
Jailhouse Rock
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Happy Birthday
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love



Back in the day, Elvis rocked and rolled DFW | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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 3 1976 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth TX (8:30 pm) 14000 V-Neck Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 3, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Britain’s BBC announces that it has banned George Michael‘s “I Want Your Sex” because of its sexually explicit content. Michael said the song was about love, not lust.


Bryan Adams started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman’ Taken from the film ‘Don Juan De Marco’ it became Adams third US solo No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.


In London, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, and Aretha Franklin were among the performers at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Hundreds of fans walked out of Whitney Houston’s show in Denmark after her voice continually faltered. Music critic Thomas Soie Hansen, of the Berlingske Tidende newspaper, wrote: “She looked and sounded like a person who doesn’t have many years left to live. At the end of the show she looked like she was ready to explode.”



Muhammad Ali died.

Muhammad Ali – Wikipedia

Celeb Pals: Muhammed Ali

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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