Daily Elvis: June 8

Give us this day, June 8, our daily Elvis

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


“Texaco Star Theater” starring Milton Berle began an eight-year tenure on NBC-TV.

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949


A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

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


The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

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 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the Auditorium, Sweetwater, Texas.

Sweetwater Reporter (June 7, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Sweetwater Reporter (June 9, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 8 1955 City Auditorium Sweetwater TX Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 8, 1956

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

Elvis backstage at the Shrine Auditorium – Photo by Ernest Reshovsky

Gene Smith, Elvis and Scotty backstage at the Shrine Auditorium

Elvis at the Shrine Auditorium, photos by by Ernest Reshovsky

Heartbreak Hotel
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

Elvis Presley at The Commercial Appeal | June 8, 1956

Lot Detail – June 8, 1956 Elvis Presley Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 8, 1956 – Los Angeles, Shrine

June 7, 1956. Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

“Writhing Singer Has L.B. Soxers Wailing” by Paul Wallace
Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Concert Review)

June 8, 1956. Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Times (June 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 8 1956 Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles CA (7:30 PM) Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 8, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

June 8, 1958

Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks leave May 31 to April 13.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

June 8, 1959

The Clovers recorded two versions of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion No. 9 ” – one that became the group’s biggest hit single, and one for the album of the same name for which a new final verse was created referring to “love potion #10.”

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

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 8, 1960

GI Blues

June 8, 1961

The Elvis Presley movie “Wild In The Country,” co-starring Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, and Millie Perkins, had its premiere in Memphis.

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat and a boat trailer.

June 8, 1962

Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley’s movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!”.

June 8, 1963

The Crystals’ ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a “wall of sound”. Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax. 1970s teen idol Shaun Cassidy would also make a hit of the song.

June 8, 1964

June 8, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 8, 1966

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Good Day Sunshine.”

June 8, 1967

The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ the group’s only UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded versions by other artists are known.

The staff at Graceland throws Priscilla a shower.

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Elvis was not in a good mood when he got to the Memphian this night. The grass at the ranch had not been cut and he made the remark, “If it’s not cut by tomorrow night I’m gonna go down and burn that *&((*&^^ 168 acres!” The first movies was “The Naked Runner”. The second movie was “The Viscount”

June 8, 1968

James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two months earlier, was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport trying to leave the UK on a false Canadian passport.

The Elvis Presley single “U.S. Male” hit #15 in the U.K.

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June 8, 1969

Although he was actually dismissed from the band, founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was resigning from the group, saying that he no longer saw “eye to eye” with the rest of the band. One month later, he was found dead in his swimming pool.

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“The film? (Change of Habit) … it’s a change of pace for me, yeah. It’s more serious than my usual movies, but it don’t mean I’m aiming for a big dramatic acting scene, no sir. The way I’m headed, I want to try something different now, but not too different. I did this film because the script was good, and I guess I know by now what the public goes for. Most of the scripts that come my way are all the same. They’ve all got a load of songs in them, but I just did a western called ‘Charro!’ which hasn’t any songs ‘cepting the title tune. It did have a couple of nude scenes, but they’ve been cut. Anyhow, can you imagine a dramatic western where the hero breaks into song all the time?” — San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1969.


Elvis was down at the Graceland gates again, signing autographs and talking with and singing to the fans. Image result for Elvis Presley June 8, 1969

Later Elvis rented the Memphian. He arrived at 12:30 am in his Lincoln, wearing a dark brown , brown pants and white boots.  The movies were “Goldfinger” , “Heaven With A Gun”. Throughout the night Elvis would sing lines from “Funny How Time Slips Away”.

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Goldfinger (1964) – IMDb

Heaven with a Gun (1969) – IMDb

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

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 8, 1970

Elvis returned to Nashville Studio B, where he worked until 2.00 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

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

June 8, 1971

Jerry Lee Lewis marries his fourth wife, 29-year-old Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, a divorcee who worked as a secretary for the Memphis sheriff’s department. The pair would split just two weeks later, but never divorced. They would remain married, seeing each other only occasionally until she was found dead, floating in her backyard swimming pool on June 8th, 1982.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Until It’s Time For You To Go (remake) APA4 1289-10
Put Your Hand In the Hand APA4 1290-02
Reach Out To Jesus APA4 1291-10

June 8, 1972

Elvis flew to New York City, where he arrived at the Hilton for the first stop on his new tour.

June 8, 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 8, 1974

Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with Monkey Grip, (it peaked at No.39 in the UK and No.99 in the US). The album featured guest appearances by, Dr John, Leon Russell and Lowell George.

Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’ his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK. McCartney later stated that George Harrison unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song: “If we ever get out of here” when he said it during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

June 8, 1975

Elvis performed at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.


June 8, 1975. (2:30 pm) Jackson, MS. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 08 Jun 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Jackson, MS.
State Fair Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
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
School Days
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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During this concert, Elvis made a comment about needing a fly swatter. He’s handed one and waves it around swatting imaginary flies as the coliseum lit up with the flash bulbs of cameras.

Before his evening show in Jackson, MS on June 8, 1975

Date: 08 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jackson, MS.
State Fair Coliseum
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
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
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 8 1975 State Fair Coliseum Jackson MS (2:30 pm) 12000 Black Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 8 1975 State Fair Coliseum Jackson MS (8:30 pm) 12000 Silver Phoenix Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 8, 1976

June 8, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


A Nevada jury ruled that the Howard Hughes “Mormon Will,” which bequeathed $156 million of the Hughes estate to Melvin Dummar, was a forgery.


Paul McCartney released the ninth and final studio album by Wings, “Back to the Egg,” in the UK. It was issued in North America three days later.

The Who released the soundtrack album “The Kids Are Alright,” as a companion to the band’s documentary film of the same name.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. – The Movie includes a scene where a News Anchor asked the Ghostbusters how is Elvis doing.

Ghostbusters (1984) – IMDb

Top Secret is released with Val Kilmer debuting in a Presley Picture.

Top Secret! (1984) – IMDb


Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”


The surviving Beatles are seen together for the first time in nearly 30 years at a memorial service for Linda McCartney held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England.


Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band’s seventh US No.1 album. The performances were from the band’s 1972 tour of the United States, recorded at the LA Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.


Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.


Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was ‘Brown Sugar’ by The Rolling Stones, No.4 , ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks, No.3, ‘Crossroads’, by Cream, No.2 ‘Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix and No.1 ‘Johnny B Goode’, Chuck Berry.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price


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