Daily Elvis: June 20

Give us this day, June 20, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 20, 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 20 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.


In Beverly Hills, California, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was murdered by order of mob associates who were angry about the soaring costs of his Flamingo resort project in Las Vegas.

Mulbery Alley
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.


Toast Of The Town, which would later be called The Ed Sullivan Show, premiered on CBS-TV. The first telecast was produced on a meager budget of $1,375. Only $375 was allocated for talent and $200 of that was shared by the young stars of that night’s program, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 20, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas, AT 7.00 AND 9.00 p.m.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at the City Auditorium in Beaumont, TX

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 20 1955 City Auditorium Beaumont TX (7:00 PM) 2400 Marty Robbins Tour Yes
Info June 20 1955 City Auditorium Beaumont TX (9:00 PM) 2400 Marty Robbins Tour Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 20, 1956

June 20, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Post Production: Elvis reported to the studio at 10.00 a.m. for looping.


The Military Service Disruption

June 20, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

Elvis signed an agreement with Stylemaster Mobile Homes for use of a three-bedroom trailer home in exchange for photographs of himself and his family in the unit. Over the weekend, Gladys, Vernon, Minnie and Lamar Fike moved into the unit, located near Fort Hood.

June 20, 1959
Elvis in  Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfeild and Charlie Hodge: The management of the Lido Club calls Elvis Presley’s hotel and demands that the entire female chorus line be returned in time for tonight’s show.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 20  1960

Coral Records released the Buddy Holly single “True Love Ways,” 16½ months after his death.

G.I. Blues

June 20  1961

In UK Surrender by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.

June 20, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

June 20, 1963

June 20, 1964

June 20, 1965

The Beatles began a 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France. The Beatles’ set list for this tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘She’s a Woman’, ‘I’m a Loser’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, ‘Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.

Singer/songwriter/mandolin player Country Music Hall of Famer Ira Louvin of the Louvin Brothers died at age 41 from injuries suffered when his car was hit by a drunk driver near Williamsburg, Missouri. Louvin’s wife Anne was also killed. (Cash On The Barrelhead, When I Stop Dreaming, The Get Acquainted Waltz)/

Frankie and Johnny

June 20, 1966

The Beatles released the album “Yesterday and Today” with the controversial “butcher” cover, showing the Beatles smiling amongst decapitated baby dolls. The original photo became a huge publicity issue for Capitol Records. It was quickly replaced by a more conventional cover, glued over the old one and resulting in one of the band’s most prized collectibles.  At the time, the Beatles defended the use of the butcher photograph. John Lennon said it was “as relevant as Vietnam” and Paul McCartney said that their critics were “soft.” Ringo Starr called it a commentary on how Capitol “butchered” their original albums. George Harrison said he thought the whole idea “was gross, and I also thought it was stupid. Sometimes we all did stupid things thinking it was cool and hip when it was naïve and dumb; and that was one of them.” “Yesterday and Today” was the only Beatles record to lose money for Capitol.

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, overdubs completed the Elvis Presley track “If Every Day Was Like Christmas.” The instrumental backing had been recorded on June 10 and Elvis’ vocal was added on June 12.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
If Every Day Was Like Christmas (overdub) TPA4 0984

June 20, 1967

From 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. Elvis recorded the soundtrack for Speedway at the MGM studio in Culver City. At the end of the session Elvis cut two new versions of Suppose with Charlie Hodge on piano.

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song ////////-06
Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby (movie version) WPA5 2555-01
Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby (record version) WPA1 1023-06
Five Sleepy Heads WPA1 1024-03
Who Are You? (Who Am I?) WPA1 1025-06
Speedway WPA1 1026-04
Suppose (long version) WPA1 1027-01
Suppose (short version) WPA1 1028-07

June 20, 1968

Elvis Presley donated his $35,000 Rolls Royce to a women’s charity in Hollywood for mail-in auction with a minimum bid is $20,000 for the 1964 Roils that features left – hand steering, a built-in stereo and a bar.

Elvis had wardrobe fittings at his home and he reported to Studio One at Western Recorders at 8.00 p.m. for prerecording for the 1968 TV Special “Elvis”.

Western Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Nothingville / Guitar Man (part 1) (“Guitar Man’s Evil” section 1) WPA1 8045-10
Let Yourself Go (part 1) (“Guitar Man’s Evil” section 2) ////////-07
Let Yourself Go (part 1) (1st verse female vocal overdub) ////////-01
Flicker Routine / Let Yourself Go (part 2) / Alley Pickup (“Guitar Man’s Evil” section 3) ////////-07
Let Yourself Go (composite) WPA1 8112-SP
Guitar Man (part 2 – fast) (“Escape” section 1) ////////-08
Calliope Carnival (“Escape” section 2) ////////-02
Big Boss Man (“Escape” section 3) WPA1 8046-03
It Hurts Me (part 1) (“Escape” section 4) ////////-07

June 20, 1969

David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 20, 1970

Elvis Presley’s song “Kentucky Rain” hit #21 in the U.S.

Chart (1970) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 16
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 31
Canadian RPM Top Singles 10
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
UK Singles Chart 21

“Kentucky Rain” | Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs

June 20, 1971

June 20, 1972

Elvis performed at the Civic Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tulsa, OK.
Civic Assembly Center
Tickets: 9,500
Costume: White two piece suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0


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 20 1972 Civic Assembly Center Tulsa OK (8:30 pm) 9500 White Two-Piece suit with Laced Pockets Gold Attendance belt Yes

June 20, 1973

The 20th anniversary show of American Bandstand: Neil Diamond appeared  along with Little Richard, Cheech And Chong, Paul Revere And The Raiders and Three Dog Night.

Elvis performed at the Mobile Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.


Photo by George Hill

Date: 20 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,612
Costume: White Aloha Eagle
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me Tender
( above song includes 1 false start )
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
– segued medley with –
Long Tall Sally
– segued medley with –
Mama Dont Dance
– segued medley with –
Shake Rattle And Roll
– segued medley with –
Jailhouse Rock
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Im Leavin
How Great Thou Art
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp



Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 20 1973 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 10612 1973 American Eagle Second belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes

June 20, 1974

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Des Moines, Iowa.


June 20, 1974 (8:30 pm) Des Moines, IA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 20 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Des Moines, IA.
Veterans Memorial
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Blue Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Reviews – 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 20 1974 Veterans Memorial Des Moines IA (8:30 pm) 11000 Turquoise Phoenix Original belt Yes Yes

June 20, 1975

June 20, 1976

June 20, 1977

Elvis performed at the Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, Nebraska.


© Shirley Stevenson

Date: 20 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lincoln, NE.
Pershing Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 7,500
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
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/ It’s Now Or Never
Love Me Tender
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Unchained Melody

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don’t Want To Know
School Days
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 20, 1977. (8:30 pm) Lincoln, NE. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Adios Lincoln June 20, 1977 & Rattling Plates, Aces ‘n … – Elvis Presley

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 20 1977 Pershing Municipal Auditorium Lincoln NE (8:30 pm) 7500 Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


“Stars on 45” went to No.1 on the US singles chart, a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat. It was the start of a flood of ‘Stars On’ hits of medleys of famous artists.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Actress Ina Balin died of pulmonary hypertension and coronary heart disease at age 52. (The Comancheros, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Charro!, From the Terrace, The Young Doctors, The Patsy)


Mariah Carey scored her sixth US No.1 single with ‘I’ll Be There’, a No.2 hit in the UK. The song was also a US No.1 for The Jackson Five in 1970.


Beatles fans learn that the three surviving members of the group are working on a “new” song for their upcoming Anthology multimedia juggernaut, a song which turns out to be the “Threetles” overdubbing themselves onto a ’70s John home demo called “Free As A Bird.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


June 20th marked the 3000th time that Paul McCartney took to the stage as a professional musician. He had performed 2,535 concerts with The Quarrymen and The Beatles, 140 gigs with Wings and 325 solo shows.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The Jacksons, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito, hit the road together for the first time in almost three decades with a show at Casino Rama near Orillia, Ontario, about two hours north of Toronto. It was the first time they had performed as a group since 1984’s Victory tour – when Micheal was alive.


Songs by Elvis Presley, ABBA and the Spice Girls were among those being used in research that hoped to unlock the secret of how our memory works. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam had created an online game in an attempt to shed light on why some tunes get stuck in your head. Fans were asked to identify song clips and compare them by their catchiness.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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