Daily Elvis: June 6

Give us this day, June 6, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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


June 6, 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 6, 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 6, , 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.”


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 6, 1955

Scotty Elvis and Bill playing a football field in New Boston TX.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 6 1955 High School Football Field New Boston TX

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 6, 1956

June 6, 1956 Elvis in his Los Angeles hotel room

Elvis at his hotel room in LA before his San Diego show.

Elvis Presley on the Milton Berle Show – The New York Times


Elvis performed at the San Diego, CA Arena, California with opening acts Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, Jackie Little and The Jordanaires


Presley Sings; Parents IrkedKids rocked and rolled as parents complained last night when Elvis Presley, singer, brought his show to the San Diego Arena. Police said more than 4000 persons, many of them squealing juvenile girls, attended the performance. There were reports some “exhibitionist” girls feigned swoons but nobody was carried away unconscious, police said. One sailor, 21, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk. Lt. Pershing W. Devereux said no parent filed a formal complaint with police. But he said some made remarks to officers they saw when leaving the arena. The remarks ranged from “not the type of show for juveniles to see” to “why do police allow this to go on?” No special details were assigned to the show but patrol officers working the area were told to keep a close eye on the arena during the performance. San Diego Union-Tribune June 7, 1956 San Diego Public Library

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 6 1956 San Diego Arena San Diego CA (7:30 PM) 4000 Yes

June 6, 1957

Jailhouse Rock May 13 to June 17

The Military Service Disruption

June 6, 1958

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

June 6, 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 6, 1960

Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World” charted en route to #2 R&B (#12 pop.) It was his last hit for the independent Keen label before he went on to RCA

Roy Orbison‘s “Only the Lonely” was released in the US where it would go on to reach number two on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK, it would top the chart next October.

Bing Crosby was presented with a Platinum disc to commemorate his 200 millionth record sold. The sales figures were a combined total of 2,600 recorded singles and 125 albums. Crosby’s global lifetime sales on 179 labels in 28 countries totaled 400 million records.

The album “Elvis Is Back” earned gold certification. RCA reissued the original 12 track album on Compact Disc in 1990, and in 1999 re-released it with bonus tracks. In 2005 Elvis is Back! was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a 2-disc CD collection.

Chart (1960) Peak
UK Albums Chart 1
US Billboard Top Selling LP’s 2

G.I. Blues

June 6, 1961

June 6, 1962

The first Beatles recording session took place at Abbey Road studios. The group recorded four tracks, one of which was ‘Love Me Do’ the four musicians received payments for the session of £7.10 ($12.07) each.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 6, 1963

June 6, 1964

The Dixie Cups became the first American group to top the Billboard chart in 1964 when “Chapel of Love” went to number one. Up until then, the year had been dominated by The Beatles and US solo performers. The song reached #22 in the UK.

June 6, 1965

The Rolling Stones released the single ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in the US, which went on to give the band their first No.1. In the UK, (where it was released in August 1966), the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive.

Frankie and Johnny

June 6, 1966

Roy Orbison’s first wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorbike that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas, she was 25. She inspired the Orbison penned song “Claudette” a hit for the Everly Brothers.

RCA  released the single “Love Letters.” b/w “Come What May”

in the 1990s, this Elvis cologne was released with a cassette with Come What May, the B-side’s first re-issue

Elvis was doing in the 1960s movies, what became known as “world Music” in the 1990sElvis doing Clyde sounds kinda Beatles-y and I can only describe it as hawaiian RnB


June 6, 1967


June 6, 1968

June 6, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 6, 1970

Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry headlined the Hampden Scene ’70 concert in Glasgow, Scotland.

Elvis in Nashville’s Studio B

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
ZPA4 1614-SP

June 6, 1971

June 6, 1972

Elvis at the RCA studio on Sunset – in rehearsal in band


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 6, 1974

Billy Swan recorded “I Can Help.” Elvis would cover the song in concert.

June 6, 1975

Elvis performed at the Convention Center’s Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.

Date: 06 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dallas TX.
Dallas Memorial Auditorium
Tickets: 10,128
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
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Hail, Hail Rock’n’Roll
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

RCA released this concert as part of the box set “Elvis Aaron Presley”

Sonny West and Elvis heading to his limo on his way to perform in Dallas on June 6, 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 6 1975 Dallas Memorial Auditorium Dallas TX (8:30 pm) 10128 Black Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 6, 1976

Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.


Date: 05 Jun 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Tickets: 17,540
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Help Me
Jailhouse Rock
America The Beautiful
Band Introductions:  Early Morning Rain( featuring John Wilkinson ) Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton ) Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )
Love Letters / School Day
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Burning Love
Big Boss Man
Shake A Hand
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

June 6, 1975. (8:30 pm) Dallas, TX. – 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 6 1976 The Omni Atlanta GA (2:30 pm) 17540 White Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 6, 1977

RCA released the last Elvis single of his lifetime: “Way Down”.

It initially peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 6, 1977 and had fallen to No. 53 on the chart for the week ending August 27, 1977. Thereafter, it reversed direction and reached an even higher peak at No. 18 on 24 September – 1 October 1977. “Way Down” reached No. 1 on the American Country chart the week he died. Overseas, the song hit the UK Singles Chart a few weeks later, almost seven years after his previous UK number-one single, “The Wonder of You”, in 1970. His previous single, “Moody Blue”, had been a number-one hit on the US Country Charts earlier in 1977. “Way Down” was reissued in April 2005 and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart.

The recording also featured J.D. Sumner singing the words “way on down” at the end of each chorus down to the note low C (C2). At the end of the song, this phrase is octaved, reaching a double low C (C1, three octaves below middle C). According to the Guinness Book of World Records it is the lowest recorded note ever produced by the human voice, first accomplished by Sumner in a 1966 recording of the hymn “Blessed Assurance.”

Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 15
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 23
Irish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 1

The Wake and Aftermath

June 6, 1978…The newsmagazine “20/20” debuted on ABC-TV. The show’s anchors on the premiere telecast were Harold Hayes, the editor of Esquire magazine, and TIME art critic Robert Hughes. Hugh Downs was recruited to take on the role of sole host on the following week’s program.  The Elvis Cover-Up Episode was produced by this program with reporter Geraldo Riveria.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


1986…After 29 years, CHUM-AM in Toronto, Canada’s first full-time Top 40 radio station – with the longest-running hit record chart in North America – changed its format to a mix of soft rock and oldies.


Kim Wilde took the Holland-Dozier-Holland classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. It was the third time that the song made it into the Top Ten, following the original version by The Supremes, (#1 in 1966) and a remake by Vanilla Fudge, (#6 in 1968).

Whitney Houston had her second UK No.1 single with ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’. It reached No.1 in over a dozen other countries and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1988


The biopic, What’s Love Got to Do With It, based on Tina Turner’s life and her 1986 autobiography, premiered.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A judge in London, England ruled that Rap lyrics should be treated as a foreign language after admitting that he was unsure of the meaning of ‘shizzle my nizzle’ and ‘mish mish man’. The court battle was over a copyright issue between the Ant’ill Mob and the Heartless Crew, who had used the lyrics on a remix.


After hearing fourteen weeks of testimony, the jury in the Michael Jackson child molestation case began deliberations.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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