Daily Elvis: June 18

Give us this day, June 18, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 18, 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 18, 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.


Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

June 18, 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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


June 18, 1955

Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘Unchained Melody’, (a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained and a hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1965, and an Elvis 70s concert showstopper).

Elvis performed at the Big D Jamboree, Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas

Scotty Elvis and Bill at the Sportatorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 18 1955 Sportatorium Dallas TX (8:30 PM) The Big D Jamboree

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 18, 1956

At Audobon Drive with June

Romance: June Juanico

June 18, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Post-production

Presley Fans Keep Studio From Chopping Sideburns By ALINE MOSBY United Press Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UP) —

Elvis Presley was All Shook Up with gratitude today. Durned if fans didn’t keep MGM Studio from chopping off his famous sideburns and bangs. MGM figured on giving Elvis a crewcut and shaving off those side whiskers because he plays a convict in “Jailhouse Rock”, the third movie on the agenda of the Presley . steamroller through Hollywood. But this caused the biggest crisis in the movie business since Lassie was exposed as a she: Four thousand post cards and letters from Presley fans poured into MGM, begging that the studio let their hero act with his original hair hanging around his sensual- looking face. His Trademark A Fortville, Ind., mother wrote “We love him at our house. Elvis has had more criticism than anyone but his loyal fans stand by.”

The Military Service Disruption

June 18, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 18, 1959
Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 18, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 18, 1961

June 18, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks.

June 18, 1963

Elvis Presley’s single “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” / “Please Don’t Drag That String Around” released.

The Devil in Disguise,peaked at number three in the US on the Billboard singles chart on August 10, 1963 and number nine on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues singles chart, becoming his last top ten single on the Rhythm and Blues charts in the USA.  when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was “like Bing Crosby now”. The song went on to reach number 1 in the UK for a single week.The song also topped Japan’s Utamatic record chart in the fall of 1963.

Chart (1963) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 1
Canada (CHUM Chart)[5] 1
Finland (Finnish Singles Chart) 1
French Singles (SNICP)[6] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 1
New Zealand Singles (NZFPI)[5] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 3
US Hot R&B Sides[14] 9

“Please Don’t Drag that String Around, did not chart; and “Devil in Disguise” re-charted in 2005, but did not break the Top 10.


Elvis in Memphis , june 18 1963.Elvis in Memphis , june 18 1963.

Elvis with fans at The Memphian Movie theatre

June 18, 1964

Presley’s return

For the First Time in the three years since The Beatles rocketed to fame and fortune, the English hit parade has been topped by that figure out of the past, Elvis Presley. His “Crying in the Chapel” displaced Briton Sandie Shaw’s “long Live Love”, according to a recent weekly report, at the top of the pile.

The best The Beatles could do was take 24th place, with “Ticket to Ride”. The Beatles recent appearance on the queen’s birthday honors list, creating them members of the Order of the British Empire, cannot be expected to do much for their dwindled popularity. One teen-age girl, for example, said of The Beatles favor at the royal hand, “They’ve become respectable, and I don’t want anything to more to do with them.”

All along, of course, we knew that even The Beatles would have their day and be replaced. But we did not expect to see so ancient a figure as Elvis Presley rise to occupy the Beatles’ vacated throne – and in the Beatles home country! Isn’t anything certain any more, even the fickleness of addicts to popular records?

June 18, 1965

The final cut of Harum Scarum is screened for studio executives, and the Colonel, aghast, declares “It would take a fifty-fifth cousin to P.T. Barnum to sell this picture… The best thing to do is to book it fast, get the money, then try again.”

Frankie and Johnny

Elvis’ father’s day telegram to Frank Sinatra

June 18, 1966

Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night” overtook The Rolling Stones‘ “Paint It Black” as the best selling single in the US.

June 18, 1967


Elvis in rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office.

June 18, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 18, 1970


June 18, 1972

Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

Date: 18 Jun 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant Count Center
Tickets: 14,122
Costume: White Adonis suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
It’s Now Or Never / Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
For The Good Times
How Great Thou Art
A Big Hunk O’ Love
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 18 1972 Tarrant County Convention Center Fort Worth TX (8:30 pm) 14122 Eyelet Lion Head belt Yes Yes

June 18, 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 18, 1974

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Raton Rouge, Louisiana.


June 18, 1974 (8:30 pm). Baton Rouge, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 18 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Baton Rouge, LA.
Louisiana State University
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: Blue Rainbow suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


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 18 1974 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA (8:30 pm) 15000 Blue Swirl Original belt Black Suit Yes


June 18, 1975

Elvis Presley in Mid-South Hospital in Memphis, supposedly to have “an extensive eye examination, actually underwent a face-lift.

June 18, 1976

ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.

June 18, 1977

The Beatles’ “Live At The Hollywood Bowl”, recorded in August, 1964 and August, 1965, rose to the top of the UK album chart. Across the pond, it would climb to #2 on the Billboard Hot 200.

“Photoplay” magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.

Elvis performed at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. He seemed tired but announced to the crowd: ” In spite of what you may hear or you may read, we’re here, and we’re healthy and we’re doing what we enjoy doing.”

June 18, 1977. (8:30 pm) Kansas City, MO. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 18 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kansas City, MO.
Kemper Arena
Tickets: 17,000
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Big Boss Man
Love Me
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio (by Sherrill Nielsen) – segued medley with – Its Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
band introductions
   Early Morning Rain/ featuring John Wilkinson     What’d 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
I Really Don’t Want To Know  Electric Organ Solo/  featuring Bobby Ogdin
School Days
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 18, 1977. (8:30 pm) Kansas City, MO. – Elvis Presley In Concert

KC Recalls: Elvis Presley at Kemper Arena | The Daily Record

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 32 – June 17th – June 26th 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 18 1977 Kemper Arena Kansas City MO (8:30 pm) 17000 1974 Arabian Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller became the first British music manager since The Beatles Brian Epstein to hold the top three positions in the US singles chart. Fuller, who steered the Spice Girls and S Club 7 to success, was in charge of bestselling artists Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, together with the American Idol 2 Final 10. During 2003 Fuller sold more than ten million records around the world and has had 96 No.1 singles and 79 top-placed albums in both the US and UK during his career. He was named in the latest Sunday Times Rich List as the 359th wealthiest person in the UK with assets of £90 million ($153 million).


Ray Charles’ funeral was held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Stevie Wonder, Glen Campbell, B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, and Willie Nelson performed during the service. Non-performing mourners included Clint Eastwood, Berry Gordy, Jr., and Little Richard.

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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