Daily Elvis: June 19

Give us this day, June 19, our daily Elvis


U.S. President Abraham Lincoln outlined his Emancipation Proclamation which outlawed slavery in U.S. territories.


The first motion picture censorship board was established in Pennsylvania.

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 19, 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 19, 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.”

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

June 19, 1955

Elvis performed at the Magnolia Gardens (matinee) and then at Cook’s Hoedown club (eve)  

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 19 1955 Magnolia Gardens Houston TX Afternoon

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 19, 1956

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their 10-year partnership after starring on radio, TV and in 16 feature films.

Col Parker made a deal for an Elvis Presley Fan Magazine, and the photographer followed Elvis on his date with Barbara Hearn to Libertyland, on Black Community Day.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn at Elvis' 1034 Audubon Drive House : June 19, 1956.

Memphis Police provide crowd control on the midway, as Elvis throws a ball to win Hearn a prize.

Elvis attending on Black Community day, with these photos in a nationally published fan magazine, were socially revolutionary. In the 1960s and 1970s, he’d rent the park when he had carnival urges to ride the rides.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn : Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis.

Elvis Presley and Barbara Hearn : June 19, 1956 : Fairgrounds Amusement Park, Memphis

After the fairground, Elvis, Barbara and Photographer Robert Williams went into the Gridiron Restaurant:

The photos were published in “Elvis Presley Speaks”, and Miss Moore sued and settled for $5,500.

After the cafe, it was off to the movies.


Romances: Barbara Hearn

June 19, 1957

Elvis received lead sheets and demos for 2 new songs from Mike Stoller.

The Military Service Disruption

June 19, 1958

Buddy Holly enters Coral Record’s studios in New York to record for the first time without The Crickets. None of the tracks he laid down would become hits.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 19, 1959

Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

Rare Elvis Presley interview June 19, 1959 via YouTube | Elvis Expert

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 19, 1960

Image result for Elvis Presley june 19, 1960

Newspaper insert Parade Sunday Magazine Elvis Presley Cover: Fighting to Stay on Top (article title)

G.I. Blues

June 19, 1961

Pat Boone had his sixth and final number 1 hit in the US with “Moody River”. A year later, “Speedy Gonzales” would finish his run of thirty-eight Top 10 hits. A tongue-in-cheek, heavy metal “comeback” was attempted in 1997 with an album called “In a Metal Mood (No More Mr. Nice Guy)”.

The following short article in Billboard on June 19, 1961, a month after “Surrender” exited the “Hot 100,” indicates that RCA may have overestimated the record’s sales potential.

• Copies of “Surrender” given away in Canada

“Station CKWX [in Vancouver, B.C.] gave away 3,000 recordings of ‘Surrender’ by Elvis Presley this month in a contest which pulled in more than 10,000 letters. According to CKWX deejay Red Robinson, RCA Victor had ‘over-pressed’ the Presley disk, so they turned the excess wax over to the jock and suggested he build a promotion around it. Robinson offered the disk free to the first 3,000 dialers who wrote in and merely said they like Elvis.”

“Surrender” … Elvis Presley’s 1961 International Hit Recording

June 19, 1962

Instead of staying with the Barrises, as promised to Priscilla’s parents, Pris moved into the Bellagio Road house one day before Elvis decided to show her Las Vegas. With the entourage they traveled in the motor home, and stayed at the Sahara for the next 12 days.

June 19, 1963

June 19, 1964

Elvis Presley enjoyed his 15th UK #1 single with his rendition of “Crying In The Chapel”, which first became a hit for 17-year-old Darrell Glenn when it topped the Cashbox Best Sellers chart in 1953. To date there are over 50 known recorded versions of the song, but none as successful as Presley’s which would eventually be awarded Platinum status by the RIAA.

June 19, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 19, 1966

June 19, 1967

Elvis reported to MGM for pre-production of Speedway, beginning with a 10.00 a.m. music meeting and a 2.00 p.m. wardrobe fitting.

According to Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen’s book, “Elvis: Day by Day,” on that first day Elvis presented his costar with a car that had “‘Speedway’ painted on one door and ‘Starring Nancy and Elvis’ on the other.”

Nancy Sinatra … Elvis Presley’s Leading Lady in “Speedway”

June 19, 1968

June 19, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 19, 1970

June 19, 1971

June 19, 1972

Elvis performed at the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita, Kansas.


© Sean Shaver

Elvis Presley : Wichita Falls, KS. : June 19, 1972


June 19, 1972 (8:30 pm) Wichita Falls, KS – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 19 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Wichita, KS.
Henry Levitt Arena
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: White two piece 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
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Johnny B.Goode
I Can’t Stop Loving You
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Funny How Times Slip Away
An American Trilogy
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 19 1972 Henry Levitt Arena Wichita KS (8:30 pm) 10000 White Two-Piece suit with Black Pockets Gold Attendance belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 19, 1973

Late at night Elvis had minor surgery on his foot in Memphis.

June 19, 1974

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas.


June 19, 1974 (8:30 pm) Amarillo, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 19 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Amarillo, TX.
Civic Center
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Rainbow suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog

Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 19 1974 – Elvis Presley In Concert


Official FTD release

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 19 1974 Civic Center Amarillo TX (8:30 pm) 10000 Peacock Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 19, 1975

June 19, 1976

The Beach Boys‘ cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Rock And Roll Music” enters the Billboard Top 40 where it would peak at #5 during a thirteen week run. That was one spot higher than Berry’s 1957 original.

June 19, 1977

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska where the show was filmed to the CBS TV special what later was called Elvis In Concert.


Photos by Sean Shaver


Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

‘Elvis In Concert’ DVD review – Elvis Information Network

Date: 19 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Omaha, NE.
Omaha Civic Center.
Tickets: 10,604
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Love Me
Fairy Tale
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don’t Want To Know
School Days
Hound Dog
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love

RCA released portions of this concert on the TV Special Soundtrack: Elvis in Concert

Boarding the Lisa Marie with Ginger Alden on June 19, 1977

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 19 1977 Omaha Civic Center Omaha NE (8:30 pm) 10604 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Over 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson, who was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Amy Winehouse was booed by crowds in Serbia’s capital Belgrade after appearing to be too drunk to perform. The concert – the first on the singers 12-day European tour, saw Winehouse mumble her way through parts of songs, leave the stage altogether and at one point she threw her microphone to the floor. She was frequently booed by the crowd, who had paid up to £45 to see her in a country in which wages are some of the lowest in Europe.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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