Daily Elvis: June 4

Give us this day, June 4, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 4, 1937

Vernon in prison

June 4, 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.

June 4, 1942

Capitol Records opens for business, becoming the first major record label based on the US West coast. The company had been established earlier in the year by singer Johnny Mercer and investor Buddy De Sylva as Liberty Records. It was Capitol’s manager, Glenn Wallichs, who invented the art of record promotion by sending free copies of new releases to disc jockeys.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

August 8, 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

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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.”

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 4, 1955

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 4 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 4, 1956

Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Los Angeles for the rehearsals for Elvis’ second appearance on the Milton Berle Show.

Judy Spreckles, a socialite friend, tagged along.


The Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on June 4, 1956 that “Elvis Presley fans all but tore the roof off the Oakland Auditorium Arena – not once but twice – as the youthful singing sensation proved yesterday he is, without a doubt, the most amazing of entertainers. Presley whips through a song as if he had grabbed a live wire. Some 6,400 madly screaming fans at two performances responded as if they, too, had been jolted by the same current“.

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“Oakland Auditorium” by Francesc Lopez – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 4, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

June 4, 1958

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

Once again Elvis rented out the Rollerdrome and the Fairgrounds. He took his parents to see King Creole, bought a new red Lincoln and got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop before a family photo session.

June 4, 1959
General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Media Reports:

Elvis Presley May Keep Tonsils Frankfurt, Germany -(UPD)-Elvis Presley, hospitalized by tonsillitis, will not have to undergo an operation on the golden throat which has made him a rich man, an Army spokesman said today. The loose-hipped rock n roll singer was admitted to the 97th General Hospital here Wednesday after running a 102-degree fever. 1 Army physicians said that Presley has an infection of the throat in addition to inflamed tonsils; The initial examinations indicated his case was not serious. “He is undergoing treatment for both ailments,” said a spokesman for the 3rd Armored Division in which Presley serves. “The doctors have decided that an operation is not necessary.” . He added, however, that if Presley does not react favorably to the treatment, the question of removing his tonsils will have to be reconsidered.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 4, 1960

G.I. Blues Elvis was visited at the set of G.I. Blues by three Scandinavian princesses: the Danish princess Margrethe, The Norwegian Princess Astrid and the Swedish Princess Margaretha.

In the evening Elvis and his entourage went to several nightclubs.

Elvis Today: Three Princesses And A King

Learn more about all the dignitaries visiting Elvis on the set of G.I. Blues (Elvis Australia)

June 4, 1961

June 4, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 4, 1963

June 4, 1964

June 4, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 4, 1966

June 4, 1967

The Monkees won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

June 4, 1968

June 4, 1969

In Glenrowan, Australia, hundreds of people signed a petition protesting against the casting of Mick Jagger in the role of the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly in the film of the same name. The film, directed by Tony Richardson, was released in October 1970.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 4, 1970

Elvis arriving at Studio B on June 4, 1970.
Elvis arriving at Studio B

Elvis began five days of recording at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. Each day he reported at 6.00 p.m. and worked until dawn the next morning.

Top: David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Elvis Presley, Al Pachuki, Jerry Carrigan
Bottom: Felton Jarvis, Chip Young, Charlie McCoy, James Burton
Top: David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Elvis Presley, Al Pachuki, Jerry Carrigan.
Bottom: Felton Jarvis, Chip Young, Charlie McCoy, James Burton.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
ZPA4 1593-09
ZPA4 1594-07
ZPA4 1595-01
ZPA4 1596-11
WPA5 2584-01
ZPA4 1597-02
WPA5 2569-SP
ZPA4 1598-02
ZPA4 1599-03

Nashville Marathon : June 4-8, 1970 : Elvis Articles

June 4, 1971

ABC aired “The Bobby Sherman TV Special,” with guest performers the 5th Dimension.

June 4, 1972

June 4, 1973

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 4, 1974


June 4, 1975

Elvis in the back seat of his limo in Houston, TX on June 4, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston Tx.

Date: 04 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
Hofheinz Pavillion
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Eyes Of Texas [two lines]
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Day
T-R-O-U-B-L-E [incomplete]
Why Me Lord?
How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love


CONCERT DATE: June 4 1975 (8:30 pm). Houston TX.

Music: Elvis Presley
by Bob Claypool,  The Houston Post

People who were there 20, 21 years ago still remember it vividly and speak glowingly about it – yes, when young Elvis Aron Presley came to Houston and stalked the stage in places like Cook’s Hoedown. He was a fiery, intense young man then, full of tightly-compacted violence and raw emotion. When he sang, when he quivered those loose legs, the girls screamed, and the people who saw him then will tell you in a minute that he always “had it.”

for full review: Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

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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 4 1975 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston TX (8:30 pm) 12000 Silver Phoenix Black Phoenix suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 4, 1976

The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.

Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.


Date: 04 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Tickets: 17,540
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
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
Burning Love
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Pre-Concert Article – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 4, 1976 (8:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 4 1976 The Omni Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17540 White Egyptian Bird Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 4, 1977

Elvis presented Lincolns to Kathy Westmoreland and Larry Geller for their loyalty.

The Wake and Aftermath


In Washington, DC, Chuck Berry played a concert for President Jimmy Carter and his family at the White House.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Donna Summer entered the carts with the anthem of the ’80s, “She Works Hard For the Money” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks and #3 pop.


Tina Turner released the single “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Bruce Springsteen releases the album “Born In The USA”, which will top the Billboard Hot 200 chart for seven weeks and spawn seven Top-10 singles and is in a three way tie with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.


The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the “younger Elvis” stamp design in a nationwide vote.

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2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.


Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Billboard magazine reported that weekly album sales may have hit its lowest point since the early 1970s. According to the RIAA, album shipments in 1973 totaled an average of 7.47 million per week, while last weeks sales totaled 4.98 million units. One industry executive described the situation as “pretty scary.”


The U.S. Postal Service announced that on August 12th they would issue a brand new Elvis Presley commemorative stamp as part of their music icons series. In 1993, the post office issued the first stamp of Elvis which went on to become the largest selling sticker in Post Office history.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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