Daily Elvis: June 7

Give us this day, June 7, our daily Elvis


Born on this day, Dean Martin, American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer, nicknamed the “King Of Cool”. He was a member of the Rat Pack and the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1985).Hits include t 1956 UK & US No.1 single ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ and ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’. He died December 25th 1995.

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 Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 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 7, 1954

With Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records’ New York studio to record the same number. Haley’s version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27 week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock ‘n’ Roll tune to sell a million copies.


June 7, 1955

Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR

Elvis and Jim Ed Brown at Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR

Image result for Elvis 1955 couch

Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler and Elvis with Scotty and Bill played the Fair Park Coliseum at Hope AR.


Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info June 7 1955 Fair Park Coliseum Hope AR Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 7, 1956

With Opening Acts, Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, Jackie Little and The Jordanaires; Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach California.

Elvis with fans called backstage at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium

Scotty and Elvis onstage at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium

Hound Dog
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Thats All Right
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman

SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS head off rush of bobbysoxers toward stage in Municipal Auditorium where Elvis appeared Thursday night. The screaming audience threatened several times to surge the stage where the husky 21-year-old from Mississippi was shouting such rock and roll numbers as “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Independent Staff Photo courtesy Long Beach Public Library


Long Beach Municipal Auditorium : June 7, 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 7 1956 Municipal Auditorium Long Beach CA (7:30 PM) 4000 Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption


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


Johnny Horton sang “The Battle Of New Orleans” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Al Martino, the Barry Sisters, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.

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

February 3, 1959 to March 2, 1960 /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 7, 1960

G.I. Blues

Hal Wallis, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Elvis cut a birthday cake for Deano.

Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine with Elvis at a birthday party for Dean on June 7, 1960

For Elvis CD Collectors • Dino, Shirley & Elvis June 7, 1960

June 7, 1961

June 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 7, 1963

Decca Records releases “Come On”, The Rolling Stones‘ first single; the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Stones version would go on to peak at #21 in the UK; and the B-side was a cover of Willie Dixon’s ‘I Want to Be Loved’.  That same night, the group makes their TV debut on the BBC’s Thank Your Lucky Stars. After the show, its producer is reported to have told Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham to get rid of “that vile looking singer with the tire-tread lips.

June 7, 1964

During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport.

During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.

June 7, 1965

The U.SThe USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

Frankie Frankie and Johnny

June 7, 1966

Sony Corporation unveiled its new consumer home videotape recorder. Able to play only black & white video, the unit sold for $995.

June 7, 1967

The animated musical fantasy “Yellow Submarine” was announced as being in development as the Beatles’ third film project.

For Ann-Margret’s opening in Vegas, Elvis sent a guitar-shaped flower arrangement, something he would do for every one of her Vegas openings until her August 15, 1977, the day before he died.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

June 7, 1968

At Sun Studio in Memphis, Jerry Jeff Walker recorded his composition “Mr. Bojangles.”

June 7, 1969

The Who’s fourth album, ‘Tommy’ album entered the UK chart, peaking at No.2. One of two full-scale rock operas from The Who (the other being the 1973 ‘Quadrophenia’). The double album tell’s a loose story about a “deaf, dumb and blind boy” who becomes the leader of a messianic movement, Tommy was the first musical work to be billed overtly as a rock opera.

British supergroup Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Rick Grech and Steve Winwood made their live debut at a free concert in London’s Hyde Park. Their only album release provoked controversy because the cover featured a topless pubescent girl, holding a silver space ship which some perceived as a phallic symbol. The US record company issued it with an alternative cover which showed a photograph of the band on the front. Rumours about the girl’s relationship to the band fuelled the controversy; among them were that she was a groupie kept as a slave by the band members.

Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Dylan sang I Threw It All Away and Living The Blues and duetted with Johnny Cash on Girl From The North Country.

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

Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 7, 1970

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

June 7, 1971

Carole King‘s album “Tapestry” is awarded a Gold record. The album was number one in the US for fifteen straight weeks and would remain on the charts for three years, producing her biggest selling single, “It’s Too Late”. On July 17, 1995 the LP was certified Diamond in the United States by the RIAA for 10 million copies sold in the US and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Paul Cohen’s disturbing the peace conviction in Los Angeles, establishing the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

June 7, 1972

After playing off-Broadway for four months, the original production of “Grease,” starring Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Demas, and Barry Bostwick, opened at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre. The musical changed theaters twice more during its 8-year run as it racked up a total of 3,388 performances.

June 7, 1973

At the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Marie Osmond recorded “Paper Roses.”

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 7, 1974

June 7, 1975

17-year-old Tanya Tucker‘s #1 Country hit, “Lizzie And The Rainman” peaks at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite having 40 Top Ten records on the Billboard Country Chart, ten of which reached #1, this would mark the only time Tucker cracked the Pop Chart Top 40.

Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks)

Before his evening show in Shreveport, LA on June 7, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Before and after his afternoon show in in Shreveport, LA on June 7, 1975

Photo by Christopher Brown

June 7, 1975. (2:30 pm) Shreveport, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 07 Jun 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Shreveport, LA.
Hirsch Coliseum
Tickets: 11,000
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
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

The Creeping Crud Express, June 6 & 7, 1975 Double … – Elvis Presley

June 7, 1975. (8:30 pm) Shreveport, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 07 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Shreveport, LA.
Hirsch Coliseum
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Indian feather 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
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
Recordings: 0
Photos: 0

Follow that Dream release

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 7 1975 Hirsch Coliseum Shreveport LA (2:30 pm) 11000 Silver Phoenix Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 7 1975 Hirsch Coliseum Shreveport LA (8:30 pm) 11000 Chief Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 7, 1976

Capitol Records re-issues some of The Beatles‘ hits in a package called, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”. Even though Ringo Starr speaks out against it, the album would reach #2 in the US.

Elvis returned to Memphis in the early afternoon and for the next few weeks remained mostly in his room.

June 7, 1977

Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour. Playing a 3 hour set, tickets cost $8.50 – $10.50.

The Wake and Aftermath


The US Internal Revenue Service charges Chuck Berry with three counts of tax evasion. Just hours later, he performs for President Carter on the front lawn of the White House. Berry later pled guilty and was ordered to perform a series of benefit shows after serving four months in prison.


Rocky Burnette’s “Tired of Toeing the Line” peaks at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rocky bills himself as The Son Of Rock and Roll as his father, Johnny Burnette had scored a 1960 number one hit with “You’re Sixteen”. The feat of father and child both scoring a Top Ten hit has also been accomplished by Ozzie and Rick Nelson, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Nat and Natalie Cole as well as Pat and Debbie Boone.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

June 7, 1982

Elvis Presley‘s Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.

Elvis’ Aunt Delta, still living at Graceland, just the ribbon.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Estate Opened to Public on This Day in ’82

June 7, 1982: Priscilla Presley Opened Graceland to the Public – Lifetime


Jerry Lee Lewis married his fifth wife, Shawn Michelle Stevens, who died a year later at Lewis’ home under what some considered to be mysterious circumstances.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.


In Concord, California, Bob Dylan performed with Neil Youngat the Concord Pavilion.


Seven years after the city won the right to host the building; the ground breaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland –  Guests stood on a guitar shaped stage at the construction site on the shore of Lake Erie. On the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland,  among those were among those present:  Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Ruth Brown, Carl Gardner, Pete Townshend, Sam Moore and Billy Joel

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (The Artist).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince)


Queen Elizabeth II and Paul McCartney opened the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in a building which had housed the school that McCartney and fellow Beatle George Harrison attended as teenagers.


Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘MMMbop’. Originally called The Hanson Brothers, lead singer Zak Hanson was just 13-years-old at the time of the hit. One of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Always On My Mind – Ultimate Love Songs” hit #5 in the U.K.


Songwriter Wally Gold died in a New Jersey hospital aged 70. Wrote ‘It’s My Party’ hit for Lesley Gore and ‘It’s Now or Never’, hit for Elvis Presley. Member of late 50s group The Four Esquires, produced Kansas & Gene Pitney.

Wally Gold – Wikipedia

Obituary: Wally Gold | The Independent


The “Prince: A Celebration” party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name “Prince” after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.


Virgin Records announced they had dropped Victoria Beckham after her debut solo album, which cost more than $5 million to make, sold only 50,000 copies.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Taylor Swift’s debut album was certified Platinum.

The funeral of guitarist, singer Bo Diddley took place in Gainesville, Florida. Many in attendance chanted “Hey Bo Diddley” shortly after family members had passed by his coffin as a gospel band played Bo Diddley’s music. At the service, they presented a floral tribute in form of his trademark square guitar.

Rancho Mirage, California renamed a portion of 35th Avenue as Dean Martin Drive in honor of its late former resident on the 90thanniversary of his birth.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In Arlington, TX, about 105,000 people attended George Strait‘s final concert at AT&T stadium. The show set a record for the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history.


A hacker took control of George Harrison’s Twitter page, changing some of the former Beatles’ biography before offering to help secure the account. Quickly apprised of the fact that his target died 15 years ago, the intruder tweeted an apology through Harrison’s account.

In New York City, Beyoncé continued her Formation World Tour with a concert at Citi Field.

Cher confirmed that a musical based on her life would debut on Broadway in 2018 with three different actresses portraying her at different points in her life. “The Cher Show” is scheduled to open at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018.

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.


Sony announced re-issued of the Follow that Dream “Boy From Tupelo”

Elvis Presley: 'A Boy From Tupelo' Set Collects Every Early Recording

Elvis Presley Las Vegas Contract From 1956 Slated for Auction

Elvis / Orchestra Copenhagen 2018 Concert Review:

tupeloelvisfestival.comThis Week: The Tupelo Elvis Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary – starting tomorrow with a king-sized celebration June 6-10, 2018

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