Daily Elvis: June 16

Give us this day, June 16, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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


June 16, 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 16, 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

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 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.”

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 16, 1956

In Cleveland, the Giant Rock ‘n Roll Revue began two days of live performances at “The Hipp” (Hippodrome Theater), with Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Clyde McPhatter, the Diamonds, Don Cherry, Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘n Roll Trio, “Sam the Man” Taylor, the 4 Tunes, and Joe Howard and His Band. WERE Radio’s Bill Randle was the emcee.

Elvis Presley’s single “Blue Suede Shoes” hit #9 in the U.K. whereas it peaked at 20 in the USA, and certified gold in 1999. Elvis recorded it twice – his mono Perkins cover and a stereo soundtrack version for GI Blues.

Patti Page saw what would be her biggest hit, “Allegheny Moon”, enter the Billboard chart, where it would reach #2 during a 22 week run. In all, the Oklahoma native would place sixteen songs in the Top 40 between 1954 and 1965.

A 31-year-old woman named Gogi Grant knocked Elvis out of Billboard’s number one spot with a song called “The Wayward Wind”. It was a tune that she recorded almost as an after thought, with just fifteen minutes of studio time remaining. Six weeks later, Elvis would be back on top with “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”

“I Want You, I Love You” hit #31 in the U.S. second No. 1 single on the country music charts, and peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart – The single was a rare spliced take, Steve Sholes took parts of two takes he liked (takes 14 and 17), cut and spliced them together to create a take worthy of release. His cuts were so seamless, nobody at RCA Victor could tell it wasn’t from a single take.

Elvis went to a local TV host Wink Martindale’s Dance Party to promote his charity show at Russwood Park in Memphis, July 4.

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Elvis announced that the door prize will be his diamond initial ring.

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Elvis and coke a cola

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Dewey Phillips sang.



After that Elvis visited a café near the Strand movie theater on Main Street, where he posed for pictures with Robbie Moore, a young woman.

Romance: June Juanico


Martindale and Elvis Presley – Elvis Australia

June 16, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

June 16, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. Advanced Tank Training.

June 16, 1959
Elvis traveled to Munich and Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge. In Munich Elvis visited old friends at the Moulin Rouge.


The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


G.I. Blues

June 16, 1961

June 16, 1962

The Isley brothers charted with “Twist & Shout,” reaching #2 R&B and #17 pop. The song was originally recorded by the Top Notes on Atlantic in 1961, then by the Isley Brothers who recorded the song before The Beatles.

The Elvis Presley EP “Follow That Dream” hit #15 in the U.S. The extended play record was the number-one EP in the UK for 20 weeks.

“Follow That Dream” (song)
Chart (1962) Peak
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening[5] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 15

It was simultaneously certified Gold and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 27, 1992.

June 16, 1963

The top four spots on the UK chart are held by acts from Liverpool with The Beatles at #1 (“From Me To You”), Gerry And The Pacemakers at #2 (“I Like It”), Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas at #3 (“Do You Want To Know A Secret”) and Billy Fury at #4 (“When Will You Say I Love You”).

June 16, 1964


June 16, 1965

ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” featured performances by the Everly Brothers, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Dick & Dee Dee.

Herman’s Hermits were awarded their first Gold record for “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”. The song was originally an album cut that got so much air play in the US, MGM Records released it as a single.

Frankie and Johnny

June 16, 1966

June 16, 1967

The original Kingston Trio gave their final concert, although other editions of the popular vocal group would continue well into the new millennium.

The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Also on the bill: The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Steve Miller Band, Canned Heat, The Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and The Electric Flag. John Phillips, of The Mamas and The Papas wrote, ‘San Francisco, (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)’ to promote the festival, which later became a hit for Scott McKenzie.

Lot Detail – 1967 Standard Response Letter of Thanks for Wedding

June 16, 1968


June 16, 1969

On his way back to Memphis Elvis made a stop in Vegas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 16, 1970

The sponsors of the original Woodstock Festival announce that they lost more than $1.2 million on the actual concert. They would eventually profit from the sale of the Woodstock sound track and related memorabilia.

June 16, 1971

“Love Letters from Elvis” released – it would reach only #53 on the US Billboard Singles chart. It was Elvis’s lowest chart position for a single since “Almost in Love” had reached #95 in late 1968. “Heart Of Rome” was placed on the B-side of the non-album track “I’m Leavin'” released as a single in August 1971 it reached #23 in the UK and #83 in Australia.

June 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

Elvis performed at the Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois.


June 16, 1972 (8:30 pm) Chicago, IL – Elvis Presley In Concert


Date: 16 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Chicago, IL.
Chicago Stadium
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: White Adonis suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
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 16 1972 Chicago Stadium Chicago IL (8:30 pm) 20000 Adonis Gold Attendance belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 16, 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 16, 1974

Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.


Date: 16 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 16 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 16, 1974 (8:30 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 16 1974 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth TX (3:00 pm) 14000 Egyptian Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Info June 16 1974 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth TX (8:30 pm) 14000 Turquoise Phoenix Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes

June 16, 1975

June 16, 1976

A summer variety series featuring the Jackson family called The Jacksons debuted on CBS-TV for a four-week run. Along with the Jackson 5 were the group’s sisters Rebbie, La Toya, and youngest member Janet.

With the breakdown of Elvis’ inner circle, communication with Colonel Tom Parker has become almost nonexistent, leading him to write a personal note to the King wondering what’s happened.

June 16, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album charted, reaching #3 (#1 R&B) and becoming such a huge hit thaat it stayed in the Top 10 for ten months. It also sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. In Britain it reached #2 – and was one of three LPS that defined that year – Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.


The first day of the UK three day Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Throwing Muses, Pixies, All About Eve, Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, Suzanne Vega and Fairground Attraction. Tickets cost £28 ($48).
Celebrating 30 years in the music business and 100 singles released, Cliff Richard performs at London’s Wembley Stadium to a sell out crowd of over 72,000. Supporting acts included some old friends from his early days, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Kalin Twins and The Searchers.


The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.



An estimated 100,000 people attended the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for performances by the Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Richie Havens, Rage Against The Machine, Sonic Youth, Fugees, De La Soul, and Yoko Ono. It was the largest U.S. benefit concert since Live Aid in 1985.


46 years after his first hit, Elvis Presley started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Little Less Conversation’, (Elvis vs. JXL), giving Elvis a total of 18 UK No.1 singles, the most by any artist in chart history. This also set a new record for the longest span of No.1 hits with 44 years, 11 months and 9 days. His first UK No.1 single was ‘All Shook Up’ in 1957.

CNN.com – Elvis makes UK chart history – June 16, 2002

While the 1968 version peaked at 69 on the Hot 100 in the USA, the remix of Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation” from the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven, hit #1 in the U.K;  it became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries and was awarded certifications in ten countries by 2003.

In the United States, the song peaked at number 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, the first Hot 100 hit for Presley since 1981, and extending his list of charted singles into the 21st century.

Why Elvis vs JXL’s “A Little Less Conversation” Still Matters, 15 Years

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


England’s Crown Prosecution Service announced that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard on charges of historical sex abuse. In a statement to the press, Richard said, “I have always maintained my innocence, co-operated fully with the investigation, and cannot understand why it has taken so long to get to this point.”

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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