Daily Elvis: June 6

Give us this day, June 6, our daily Elvis

June 6, 1925

The former machinist and railroad mechanic who rose to head the Buick division of General Motors, Walter Percy Chrysler acquired a controlling interest in the ailing Maxwell Motor Company, phased out Maxwell and absorbed it into his new company, the Chrysler Corporation.

June 6, 1933

In Camden, New Jersey, the first drive-in movie theater opened. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car, plus 25 cents per person, and no group charged more than one dollar.

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 20 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


398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

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

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

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

Presley Hootchy Coo Virtuoso Article  © The New York Times

June 6, 1957

Jailhouse Rock May 13 to June 17

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

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

The Silver Beetles and Gerry and the Pacemakers played the Grosvenor Ballroom in Liscard, Wallasey, England. They were billed as “jive and rock specialists.”

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

Tony Williams, for five years the lead vocalist of the Platters on their seven (and only) Top 10 hits, left the group for a solo career.

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

In their first visit to EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded four audition demos: three original compositions, “Love Me Do,” “Ask Me Why,” “P.S. I Love You,” and a cover of “Besame Mucho.” John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best were each paid £7.10 for their efforts. Producer George Martin was not present at the session, but was called in by engineer Norman “Hurricane” Smith when he heard something he liked in “Love Me Do.” Martin was not impressed with the group’s songwriting, scruffy outfits, and even scruffier equipment, and told them so, finishing, “Look, I’ve laid into you for quite a time, you haven’t responded. Is there anything you don’t like?” To which George quipped, “I don’t like your tie!” The tension was broken, and Martin, charmed by the group’s personality, agreed to work with them.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 6, 1963

June 6, 1964

“In the public interest, watch the Rolling Stones crush the Beatles!” was the entire text of an anonymous ad that appeared in six U.S. music trade publications.

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.

Herman’s Hermits, Trini Lopez, Roberta Peters, Tommy Steele, John Byner, Georgie Kaye, and Stiller & Meara performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Frankie and Johnny

June 6, 1966

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatlescompleted work on their recording of “Eleanor Rigby.” None of the Beatles played instruments on the track, although John Lennon and George Harrison did contribute harmony vocals behind Paul McCartney’s lead.

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 1990s Elvis doing Clyde sounds kinda Beatles-y and I can only describe it as hawaiian RnB


June 6, 1967


June 6, 1968

In Los Angeles, U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy died at 1:44 a.m. after being shot by Sirhan Sirhan the previous evening. Kennedy was 42 years old. Sirhan, a Jordanian citizen, was convicted of the assassination and is currently serving a life sentence at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga, California. In February 2016, Sirhan’s 15th parole hearing resulted in a denial. The hearings are scheduled every five years.

June 6, 1969

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

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 6, 1970

With tongue firmly in cheek, Eric Clapton tells the UK’s Melody Maker magazine that he intends to vote for guitarist B.B. King in the upcoming British election.

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

John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on stage for the first time since 1969 when they joined Frank Zappa for a show at the Fillmore East.

“The Ed Sullivan Show” aired for the last time. It had been cancelled after almost 23 years as a Sunday evening staple on CBS-TV.Gladys Knight and the Pips, Sid Caesar, Carol Channing, Jerry Vale, Robert Klein, Peter Nero, Pat Henry and Caterina Valente were the performing guests on the final broadcast, a taped repeat of the show that first aired live on February 7, 1971.

June 6, 1972

David Bowie released “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” album.

Elvis at the RCA studio on Sunset – in MSG rehearsal with band/Elvis on Tour Filming


The movie “Elvis On Tour” opened in the U.S.

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

June 6, 1976 (2:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 6, 1975. (8:30 pm) Dallas, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Believers Still Rate Elvis King by Don Harris The Dallas Morning News

The Creeping Crud Express – Elvis Presley CD Info **RCA – BMG …

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

J. Paul Getty, oil billionaire who at the time of his passing was said to be the richest man in the world, died of heart failure at 83.

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


Just before he hit the stage on a Sunday afternoon for the matinee show in Atlanta on June 6, 1976

June 6, 1976 (2:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Hitting the stage for a concert in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 1976 and leaving the satge at the end of the show with Sonny West and Joe Esposito in tow

Boarding the Lisa Marie with Linda Thompson in Atlanta, GA on June 6, 1976

Charleston Rocks – Elvis Presley CD Info **RCA – BMG – FTD …

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.


Kim Carnes sang “Bette Davis Eyes” and Gary (U.S.) Bonds performed “This Little Girl” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


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

Michael Jackson announced that he was breaking all ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jackson was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and in years past he reportedly would wear disguises and go door to door delivering the Watchtower message in the cities where he was performing.


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

A re-formed Velvet Underground played at Wembley Arena, London.

The stage version of The Who‘s Rock Opera, Tommy, wins five trophies at the annual Tony Awards in New York City. The show will run until 1995 for a total of 899 performances.


In London, song lyrics by Terry Fell,for “Mississippi River”sold for $30,000 at auction,  because Fell claims to have co-written the song as a Gladys Tribute with Elvis Presley, in 1959 while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.


Alice Cooper caused a stir when a song from his album, “Brutal Planet” contained a tune called “Wicked Young Man”. The track describes an adolescent with “a pocket full of bullets and a blueprint of the school”, clearly a reference to the April 29, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.


Guitarist/songwriter (Wanted Man, Back For More, Lay It Down, Round and Round)Robbin Crosby of the band Ratt died of a heroin overdose at 42.

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.

Keyboardist (See See Rider, It’s My Life, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place) Dave Rowberry, briefly a member of the Animals (1965-1966), died after a heart attack at age 62.


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


Billy Preston, the keyboardist who had a series of hit singles in the 1970s, including “Will It Go ‘Round In Circles” and “Nothing From Nothing”, passed away at the age of 59. Billy was the only backing musician to ever be credited on a Beatles single when his name appeared on “Get Back”.

John Lennon Shares Beatles ‘Hell’ in Recently Unearthed Interview

For Elvis CD Collectors • Elvis Sings Billy Preston

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Marvin Isley, bass player for the legendary funk band The Isley Brothers, died of undisclosed causes at the age of 56. After he joined the group in 1973, the band continued to chart throughout the ’70s with hit songs like “Who’s That Lady”, “Fight the Power” and “Between the Sheets”.


Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s Folk quartet The Weavers, passed away at the age of 88. At the height of their popularity the quartet sold millions of records and are most often remembered for “On Top Of Old Smoky”, “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”, “The Wreck Of The John B” and “Rock Island Line”.


The Beyoncé album “Lemonade” was certified Platinum.


The site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival was officially recognized for its place in history when Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places

A week after topping the UK chart, the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles‘ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” rose to #3 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Paul Simon continued his 17-date summer tour with a concert at the Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sky Arts commissions new doc about Elvis Presley

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