Daily Elvis: June 29

Give us this day, June 29, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

June 29, 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.

June 29, 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)

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 29, 1955

Elvis performed at Curtis Gordon’s Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama.















Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 29 1955 Curtis Gordons Radio Ranch Mobile AL (8:30 PM) Marty Robbins Tour Yes


The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 29, 1956

Marilyn Monroe married the last of her three husbands, playwright Arthur Miller. They divorced in 1961.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 into law, authorizing $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles of coast-to-coast Interstate freeways.

Elvis Presley’s taxes probably funded the highways, as much as needing to ship his product to market.


June 29,1956: A Day In History - 55th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System - 50th Anniversary - Interstate System - Highway History - Federal Highway Administration

Elvis and his party took a chartered plane to Charlotte, North Carolina, where they caught a Delta flight to New York City.

Elvis arrives for Steve Allen show rehearsals –
in the era of film photography, he was the most photographed person; because in the 1950s,
was the first time, professional equipment became a consumer product

In New York, Elvis was fitted for a tux for the the Steve Allen Show.

Then there was Steve Allen Show rehearsals. Skitch Henderson was NBC-TV’s musical conductor from 1951 to 1966, as well as The Steve Allen Show’s bandleader during its run on Sunday nights in 1956-60.


Elvis at 21: June 29, 1956: rehearsal hall

Elvis played piano – and Alfred Wertheimer had been hired by RCA to photograph Elvis.

After that Elvis took a train to Richmond.

Elvis — Alfred Wertheimer

The Charlotte Observer reported the following incident in its June 29, 1956, edition. It seems Elvis was sitting in his “baby blue” limousine after his Thursday night show in Charleston, South Carolina, when a girl reporter for The News and Courier approached his car to take a picture. Apparently, she was after a closeup. She was so close that Elvis was able to stick his head out and bite her hand.

Many girls probably would have enjoyed being bitten by Elvis. This reporter was not one of them. “Hey, you big bruiser, what’s the idea?” she asked him. “You trying to make like Marlon Brando or something.”

“I was only being friendly, like a little puppy dog,” Elvis responded.

The reporter told Elvis it was the first time anyone had ever bitten her as a sign of friendship. “Lady, if you want to get ahead, you gotta be different,” explained Elvis. It was a different era. No lawsuit was filed.

Important June dates during Elvis Presley’s life


June 29, 1957

Police in Iran close all dance halls and prosecute their owners after laws are passed that rule Rock and Roll dancing as “harmful to health.” The ban was not lifted until the 1990s.

At Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, New Mexico, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began a three-day recording session that produced “Peggy Sue,” “Listen To Me,” “I’m Gonna Love You Too,” and “Oh Boy!”

The Military Service Disruption

June 29, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 29, 1959

Dick Clark announces his first Caravan of Stars tour, which would feature The Skyliners, who were still riding high on their hit “Since I Don’t Have You”. Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Buddy Holly, Annette Funicello and Bo Diddley also toured with the Caravan.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 29, 1960

G.I. Blues: Elvis was released by the studio and flew to St. Louis with Gene Smith. There he rented a car and drove back to Memphis.

June 29, 1961

Del Shannon was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Runaway.’ His only UK No.1 and the first of 14 UK Top 40 hits.

June 29, 1962

June 29, 1963

James Brown’s first album, Live at the Apollo, debuted on the pop charts, eventually rising to #2. Despite enormous chart success, he never had a #1 pop album of forty-nine albums hit the pop charts through 1988.  Live would remain his all-time biggest success and would be considered a milestone in the development of live albums for years to come.

Del Shannon‘s cover version of the Beatles’ “From Me To You” became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts, where it would stay for four weeks, reaching #77. The Beatles’ rendition climbed only to #116. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the popular British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.

Bye Bye Birdie Theatre Review:

Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives, Jun 29, 1963, p. 11

June 29, 1964

Media Gossip on whether The Beatles movies make as much as Elvis’,  mentor/manager Col. Tom Parker replied “There’s no comparison because they have to split it four ways. Besides, they’d don’t eat as much as Elvis.”

Girl Happy

June 29, 1965

June 29, 1966

After a 7.00 p.m. cast insurance medical exam, Elvis resumed Double Trouble soundtrack recording at the MGM recording stage till 3.00 a.m. The change to the soundstage was because Elvis had been late to the recording studio.

MGM Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Double Trouble ////////-04
Double Trouble (work part – ending) ////////-NA
Double Trouble (composite) UPA3 3934-SP
Baby, If You’ll Give Me All Of Your Love ////////-05
I Love Only One Girl UPA3 3940-02
It Won’t Be Long UPA3 3942-03
Old MacDonald (track) ////////-07
Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) (remake) UPA3 3937-05

June 29, 1967


June 29, 1968

1968 TV Special: Rehearsals started at 9.00 a.m. Then at 6.90 and 8.00 p.m.;

Elvis taped the two stand-up segments, this time not only in front of a live audience but with a full orchestra, conducted by Billy Goldenberg.

June 29, 1969


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 29, 1970

There was a screening at the Memphian tonight and every night until Elvis returned to California.

June 29, 1971

The Memphis City Council voted to change the name of Highway 51 South to Elvis Presley Boulevard. The formal renaming ceremony occurred in January 1972.

June 29, 1972

June 29, 1973

Following an overdose the night before, Before the show – meeting Governor Carter & Wife.

Backstage with some fans at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, GA on June 29, 1973


Elvis performed at the Omni Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo by © Jack West

Date: 29 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Omni Coliseum
Tickets: 17,143
Costume: White Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Jailhouse Rock
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley : Atlanta : Omni Coliseum : June 29, 1973

June 29, 1973 (8:30 pm). Atlanta, GA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 29 1973 Omni Coliseum Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17143 Orange Sunburst Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 29, 1974

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 29 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Kansas City.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,400
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Neartbreak Hotel
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
Funny How Time Slips Away
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

June 29, 1974. (3:00 pm) Kansas City, MO. – Elvis Presley In Concert




Date: 29 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Kansas City.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,400
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again
Blue Christmas
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
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love


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 29 1974 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (3:00 pm) 10400 Egyptian Original belt Yes
Info June 29 1974 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (8:30 pm) 10400 1974 American Eagle Original belt Black suit Yes Yes

June 29, 1975

Elvis had surgery on his foot in Memphis.

June 29, 1976

Elvis arrives with Linda Thompson

At the Philadelphia Airport on June 29, 1976

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.

© Keith Alverson

Date: 29 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richmond, VA.
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

June 29, 1976. (8:30 pm) Richmond, VA. – Elvis Presley In Concert


After this show, Elvis boarded his plane to North Caroline for the following evening’s performance, but collapsed during the flight with apparent exhaustion.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 29 1976 Coliseum. Richmond VA (8:30 pm) 11900 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 29, 1977

Elvis at Graceland

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.


Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, En Vogue, Levert, and Dianne Reeves, among others, performed on the Celebrate the Soul of American Music  TV show.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie filed for divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, just months after the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary the previous January. Lisa Marie had previously been wed to Danny Keough from 1988 until 1994, Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1999 and to actor Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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