Daily Elvis: June 12

Give us this day, June 12, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 12, 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 12, 1945
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 12, 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

October 1954


The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 12, 1956

Elvis and June Juanico flew to Houston to pick up the new convertible Elvis had ordered.

Romance: June Juanico

June 12, 1957

American Jazz Hall of Famer/Big Band and Jazz Hall of Famer Jimmy Dorsey died of throat cancer at the age of 53.

The Great Clowns of American Television

Elvis on the movie set Jailhouse rock may/june 1957.Elvis on the movie set Jailhouse rock may/june 1957.

Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley with a baby Wallaby on the set of Jailhouse Rock

Elvis shipped a wallaby, which was given to him as a gift, from Australia to the Memphis Zoo.

The Military Service Disruption


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

June 12, 1959

Chess Records release two LPs in US, Chuck Berry’s third album “Chuck Berry Is On Top” and Bo Diddley’s first release, “Go Bo Diddley”.

Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson perform on the same bill in Norfolk, Virginia. At Cooke’s insistence, arena management includes integrated seating for the audience.

Elvis Presley left today on a two-week furlough to Paris, France

Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 12, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 12, 1961

Wild in the Country Reviewed: Elvis Acting Passable, but Film Script is Inept

June 12, 1962

Post-Production Publicity Photos for Girls Girls Girls


June 12, 1963

June 12, 1964

The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre.

Girl Happy pre-production – Elvis didn’t report at the arranged session time of 7.00 p.m. and the band was dismissed at 10.40 p.m. after completing several backing tracks.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Startin’ Tonight (track) ////////-03
Do The Clam (track) ////////-05
Wolf Call (track) ////////-08
Wolf Call (track – intro) ////////-02
Wolf Call (track – intro) ////////-01
Wolf Call (track – composite) ////////-SP

June 12, 1965

Elvis Presley’s single “Crying In The Chapel” hit #3 in the U.S. Pop Chart and topping the Easy Listening chart for seven weeks, the greatest chart success for Presley over a six-year span. The single reached number one on the British charts in 1965 where it stayed for two weeks.

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In 1965, “Crying in the Chapel” became Elvis’s first hit record in 2 years

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie “Girl Happy” hit #8 in the U.S. and  was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Frankie and Johnny

June 12, 1966

Elvis reported to the studio where he spent very little time on the vocals although the songs obviously meant a lot to him; Indescribably Blue, Kui Lee’s  I’ll Remember You and If Every Day Was Like Christmas.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Indescribably Blue (vocal overdub) TPA4 0982-02
I’ll Remember You (vocal overdub) TPA4 0983-SP
If Every Day Was Like Christmas (vocal overdub) MWA5 9102-02

June 12, 1967

The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing Loving v. Virginia, by a unanimous vote, ended state laws that prohibited interracial marriages.

THE LATEST word from Hollywood is that Nancy Sinatra and Elvis Presley will make a pair in a forthcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production titled, somewhat enigmatically, “Speedway. It’s described as a musical written by Phillip Shuken no other details, except that filming will begin this month at MGM s Culver City studios. We can’t help wondering if the story is related to that of an earlier “Speedway,” also produced by MGM, back there in 1929, and filmed largely in Indianapolis, with William Haines and Anita Page starring

The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on June 12, 1967 …

June 12, 1968

Elvis Presley‘s 27th movie, “Speedway,” co-starring Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, and Poncie Ponce, premiered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where it was filmed.

Elvis continued with the rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend.

1174 Hillcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Leaving his house for the second pre-recording session at Western Recorders, Elvis stopped to sign autographs. In return, he got one fan to light his cigar.

Elvis Presley : Beverly Hills, California : June 12, 1968

Elvis Presley : Beverly Hills, California : June 12, 1968 + Meeting The …

June 12, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 12, 1970

Elvis photographed with a fan at the Memphian Theater in Memphis, TN on Friday, June 12, 1970.

Elvis photographed with a fan at the Memphian Theater in Memphis, TN on Friday, June 12, 1970. Source: "The Elvis Files Vol. 5: 1969 - 1970" by Erik Lorentzen. See more: http://www.elvisinfonet.com/book_elvis_files_vol.5.html

June 12, 1971

Elvis Presley’s single “Life/Only Believe” hit #53 in the U.S. The single release had a seven-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #53. It reached #8 on the Easy Listening chart and #34 on the Country Chart. Both songs were from the upcoming album Love Letters from Elvis.

Image result for elvis presley Life/Only Believe

The Elvis Presley Story Radio 12 hour program announced

The 1971 “Elvis Presley Story” radio documentary – Elvis History Blog

Back home in Memphis Elvis spent time at Kang Rhee’s studio.

June 12, 1972

Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Date: 12 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Wayne, IN.
Memorial Coliseum
Tickets: 7,690
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Hound Dog
Reconsider Baby
It’s Now Or Never
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 6 – June 9th – June 20th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 12 1972 Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne IN (8:30 pm) 7690 Lucky Mirror belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 12, 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 12, 1974

June 12, 1975

June 12, 1976

The album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” hit #29 in the U.K.

From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA. In 2000 the album’s tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title. In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the “Follow That Dream” label

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June 12, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


A dozen of Canada’s top songwriters were honored in Vancouver for writing songs that had been played on Canadian radio at least 100,000 times since 1965. Gene MacLellan won three of the awards from the Performing Rights Organization of Canada, including one for writing the Anne Murray hit, “Snowbird”. The others were for “Put Your Hand in the Hand” and “The Call”. Burton Cummings also won three awards for “Stand Tall”, “Break It to Them Gently” and “These Eyes”.


Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley, including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii.


Singer/vegetarian k.d. lang cancelled a show in Owen Sound, Ontario after local beef farmers threatened to block the parking lot with farm vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs. She had upset the cattlemen by appearing in an advertising campaign that proclaimed “Meat Stinks.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Canada Post issued postage stamps honoring Canadian singers Paul Anka, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and Anne Murray.


Amy Winehouse performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid £1m for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms Zhukova.


The switch from analog to digital TV transmission in the U.S. was completed.

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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