Daily Elvis: June 5

Give us this day, June 5, our daily Elvis


In the weekly anti-slave journal The National Era, Harriet Beecher Stow published the first installment of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Originally she used the subtitle “The Man That Was A Thing,” but soon changed it to “Life Among the Lowly.”

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 5, 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 5, 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.”

June 5, 1952

Billboard magazine reported that, as of July, major record labels would supply radio stations with 45-RPM singles rather than 78-RPM singles.

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 5, 1955

Eddy Arnold Day was declared in Nashville.

“Parker Dinner” Jean Aberbach daybook,  Col Parker business meeting

Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum Hope, Arkansas.

Elvis at the Coliseum in Hope, AR – June 5, 1955*
Photo source Cristi Dragomir courtesy DeAgostini

Shirley (Searcy) Delgado and Elvis

After the show Elvis went to Texarkana with Shirley (Searcy) Delgado. Halfway to Texarkana Elvis’ Cadillac caught fire and burned out.


Elvis’ mother, Gladys, will always recall how she was awakened out of a sound sleep at home by the feeling that something was wrong. Others recall Elvis sitting by the side of the road, looking desolate and saying “Man, I loved that car” as he watched his dream car go up in smoke. From Texarkana Scotty returns to Memphis to get the new pink & white Ford Crown Victoria that Elvis has recently purchased for his parents, while Elvis and Bill fly on to Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
June 5 1955 Hope Fair Park Hope, Arkansas

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 5, 1956

Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula” is released in America where it will reach #5 and sell over a million copies. 

Elvis did his second and final Milton Berle Show, NBC Studio, Los Angeles at 8.00 p.m – the infamous Burlesque Hound Dog.

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Debra Padget appeared in an Elvis skit as well as doing her own dance number.

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Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle’s Texaco Star Theatre, where his hip swinging gyrations during his performance of “Hound Dog” provoked howls of outrage. TV critics panned him, saying his performance looked ‘like the mating dance of an aborigine’, while others said he had ‘no future in the music business.’ Jack Gould of The New York Times declared, ‘Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability’, while John Crosby of the New York Herald Tribune called Elvis ‘unspeakably untalented and vulgar’.

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Elvis met “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle”

Elvis did a “record store skit” and then performed “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.

Elvis Presley on The Milton Berle Show, June 5, 1956


“All I Want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth” novelty tune child star Barry Gordy impersonated Elvis on the same show.

View Barry Gordon’s comedy routine on the June 5, 1956 Milton Berle

With Milton Berle June 5, 1956

Elvis Presley on The Milton Berle Show: Elvis History Blog

June 5, 1957

At the Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded “The Big Beat,” title song of a 1958 movie starring William Reynolds, Andra Martin, Gogi Grant, Hans Conreid, Rose Marie, Bill Goodwin, Chicago disc jockey Howard Miller, and featured musical performances by Domino, the Diamonds, the Mills Brothers, Harry James, George Shearing, the Lancers, Buddy Bregman, and Cal Tjader.

In Memphis, saxophonist and Sun Records house band leader Bill Justis recorded “Raunchy.”

Frank Sinatra Criticized Elvis’s Rock ‘n’ roll in 1957 – Elvis History Blog

In a short article in Variety on June 5, 1957, Sinatra, then on the set of Pal Joey in Hollywood, was asked to comment of Presley’s singing ability. He responded:

“Only time will tell. They said I was a freak when I first hit, but I’m still around. Presley has no training at all. When he goes into something serious, a bigger kind of singing, we’ll find out if he is a singer. He has a natural, animalistic talent.”

Jailhouse Rock 

The Military Service Disruption


The L.P. “Johnny Mathis’ Greatest Hits” went to number 1 in the US. It stayed on the charts for 490 weeks, setting a longevity record that would not be broken until the 1980s by Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side of the Moon”.

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

June 5, 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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 5, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 5, 1961

June 5, 1962

Pot Luck with Elvis is the fifteenth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2523, in June 1962. It peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Top LP’s chart

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 5, 1963

June 5, 1964

June 5, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 5, 1966

Elvis rented the Memphis Fairgrounds, arriving at 1 am wearing a blue satin shirt, blue pants and windbreaker and black suede ankle boots with silver accessories on his boots. He was also wearing sunglasses. He sent out for milkshakes, and finally at 5:30 am said goodnight to everyone. His shirt was torn and he was soaking wet, but happy.

June 5, 1967

Elvis rented the Memphis Fairgrounds from 12.30 to 3.30 a.m.


Elvis and Priscilla spent the afternoon riding at the Circle G. Elvis was wearing a canary yellow shirt, and black pants. Later they switched from horses to the golf cart. Elvis rented the Memphis Fairgrounds from 12:30 to 3:30 a.m.

June 5, 1968

Bobby Kennedy is assassinated – Jun 05, 1968 – HISTORY.com

June 5, 1969

Elvis was riding Rising Sun this afternoon, accommodating the fans for autographs. He was wearing a long sleeved, dark brown shirt, brown pants, a turquoise and silver belt, a long red scarf and white boots. Priscilla was also out riding Domino, and GeeGee on Willy.  The grounds were full of fans and Mr. Pepper kept blowing his whistle. Elvis laughingly said, “Mr. Pepper’s got that whistle caught in his throat, hasn’t he?” Elvis was in a great mood, laughing, joking acting silly and doing some of his impressions like Glen Campbell and Ray Stephens, saying “Let’s hear it for the monkey – Guitarzan.”  Elvis stayed out until after dark. Then he went to the Memphian.
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He arrived at the Memphian wearing the same clothes he had been riding in.  The first movie was “Sams Whiskey” with a bird named Priscilla. When Angie Dickinson said, “Priscilla died” everyone, including Elvis and Priscilla, busted out laughing.  Elvis sang some during the movie, “This time We’re Really Breaking Up”,  and someone said “do you believe in magic? And Elvis started singing that song.  He also sang “Do You Know The Way to San Jose?”  The second movie was  “Eye of the Devil”. The evening ended at 3:15 am.
From the Donna Lewis Diaries Vol III.


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 5, 1970

Elvis in Studio B Nashville

Arriving at RCA Studio B in Nashville on June 5, 1970

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Mary In The Morning

June 5, 1971

Grand Funk broke The Beatles’ box office record by selling out Shea Stadium in 72 hours. The concert grossed more than $300,000. That was about $2,000 more than The Beatles made at their 1965 Shea concert.

Elvis Presley’s “Rags To Riches” hit #9 in the U.K.

June 5, 1972

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

June 5, 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 5, 1975

The Rolling Stones became the first artists to receive record royalties from the Soviet Union. Until the country’s copyright laws were changed, the Soviets had made no payment to any artist for work released or used in that country.

Elvis performed at the Hofheinz Pavillion in Houston, Tx.

June 5, 1975. (8:30 pm) Houston, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 05 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
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
Tryin’ To Get To You
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
You Gave Me A Mountain
An American Trilogy
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love


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 5 1975 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston TX (8:30 pm) 12000 Chief Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes


June 5, 1976

Elvis performed on Tour at the Omni, Atlanta GA

© Keith Alverson

Date: 05 Jun 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Tickets: 17,540
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Heading to perform in Atlanta, GA at the Omni on June 5 & 6, 1976

Date: 05 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
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
One Night
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: One Night At The Omni

June 5, 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 5 1976 The Omni Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17540 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

June 5, 1977


The Wake and Aftermath


1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


HBO presented “Fats Domino and Friends,” featuring performances by friends Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis.


Conway Twitty, died of a heart attack during surgery after a blood vessel had ruptured in his stomach. He was 59 and had had 55 #1 country music singles including Hello Darlin’, Desperado Love, Don’t Call Him A Cowboy, Ain’t She Somethin’ Else, Somebody’s Needin’ Somebody, The Rose, Slow Hand, Tight Fittin’ Jeans, I’d Love To Lay You Down, and Top 10 pop hits Lonely Blue Boy, Danny Boy, It’s Only Make Believe. 


Elvis’s song “Danny” for King Creole was the same song as Lonely Blue Boy, but cut from the film and left off the soundtrack, unreleased until the 1970’s RCA Legendary Performer Series.


2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Paul McCartney released his 21st solo album, “Memory Almost Full,” on the new Hear Music Starbucks label. The album was played non-stop in more than 10,000 Starbucks outlets across 29 countries.


2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The Beach Boys album “That’s Why God Made the Radio” is released to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary. It’s the first new, all-original Beach Boys LP since the 1998 death of co-founder Carl Wilson and features core members Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine. It would go on to reach #3 on the Billboard 200 chart and became their highest charting studio album of new material since 1965.


The four members of ABBA performed alongside one another for the first time since 1982 at a private gala to mark 50 years since songwriting duo Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time in Stockholm. The impromptu performance reportedly began when Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstadon recited their 1980 hit “Me and I” as a tribute to Andersson and Ulvaeus, before the two others joined in and made the reunion official.

Bobby Curtola, a Canadian teen idol who reached #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fortuneteller” in 1962, passed away at the age of 73. Over his career Curtola achieved 25 Canadian Gold singles and 12 Canadian Gold albums.


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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