Daily Elvis: July 2

Give us this day, July 2, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

July 2, 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.

July 2, 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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 2, 1954

The funeral for the two Blackwood Brothers was held at Ellis Auditorium, and Elvis ,along with Dixie Locke and his parents were in the crowd.

July 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 2 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 2, 1956

Ed Sullivan called Elvis Presley’s manager to book Elvis for his show.

Elvis reported to the RCA studio at 2.00 p.m. This was the first time that Elvis took over full leadership of a session and he insisted on completing each song to his own satisfaction. Elvis Presley was an uncredited session producer – This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley.

Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires - RCA Sudio 1 - July 2, 1956

For Hound Dog, Take 31 being the version they released. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.
RCA Studios – New York
Hound Dog G2WB 5935-31
Don’t Be Cruel G2WB 5936-28
Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) G2WB 5937-12

Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956

Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956

On This Day: July 2, 1956 – Elvis Presley Recorded “Don’t Be Cruel”

July 2, 1957


The Military Service Disruption

July 2, 1958

Elvis Presley‘s fourth feature film, “King Creole,” co-starring Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, and Vic Morrow, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 2, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 2, 1960

July 2, 1961

July 2, 1961 – PRESLEY’S PROBLEM: | Chicago Tribune Archive

Elvis traveled to Nashville to record six songs for the soundtrack of Follow That Dream. After the session Elvis checked into the Anchor Hotel in Nashville before returning home to Memphis.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Angel M2WW
Angel (dubdown to track) ////////-NA
Angel (vocal overdub) ////////-NM
Follow That Dream M2WW 0874-06
What A Wonderful Life M2WW 0875-07
I’m Not The Marrying Kind M2WW 0876-08
A Whistling Tune M2WW 0877-04
A Whistling Tune (overdub) ////////-NA
Sound Advice M2WW 0878-06

July 2, 1962

July 2, 1963

July 2, 1964

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Jim Reeves had his last session for RCA, recording “Missing You” and “Is It Really Over?” He was killed in the crash of a private airplane 29 days later.

Girl Happy

July 2, 1965

July 2, 1966

Frank Sinatra’s version of “Strangers In The Night” displaced The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a UK #1. Sinatra’s recording would win him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year, despite the fact that Frank often said he didn’t really like the song.

Double Trouble pre-production

July 2, 1967


July 2, 1968

Elvis spent a week resting in Palm Springs.

July 2, 1969

US consumer advocate Ralph Nader issued a warning that loud Rock music threatened to produce a nation of hearing-impaired people.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 2, 1970

July 2, 1971

July 2, 1972

July 2, 1973

Elvis performed at the Myriad Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Date: 02 Jul 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Myriad Center Arena
Tickets: 15,400
Costume: White Aloha Eagle
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/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock
I’m Leaving
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Faded Love
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

July 2, 1973 (8:30 pm). Oklahoma City, OK. – 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 July 2 1973 Myriad Center Arena Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 15400 1973 American Eagle Second belt White Suit Yes

July 2, 1974

Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Date: 02 Jul 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Palace
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
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
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0


July 2, 1974 (8:30 pm) Salt Lake City, UT. – 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 July 2 1974 Salt Palace Salt Lake City UT (8:30 pm) 13000 Blue Swirl Original belt White suit Yes Yes

July 2, 1975

July 2, 1976

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

Date: 03 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Convention
Tickets: 14,000
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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

July 2, 1976. (8:30 pm) Baton Rouge, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert


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 July 2 1976 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA (8:30 pm) 16000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

July 2, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, and mostly upstairs at Graceland – for the balance of the month.

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.


Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Yoko Ono was on hand as Liverpool renamed its airport after John Lennon. Yoko said John would have been very proud. “Thank you very, very much for remembering John and for loving John.”


Elvis Radio debuted from a specially designed studio in the plaza of Graceland. The satellite radio station features a continuous variety of Elvis Presley music.


The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa. Concerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Buddy Holly‘s widow, Maria Elena Holly, announced that she had entrusted the publishing rights to her late husband’s influential catalog to the artist’s performance rights group, BMG. The company was now authorized to administer royalties worldwide of nearly all of Holly’s recordings.

Songwriter Roy C. Bennett, who collaborated with writing partner Sid Tepper on more than 300 published songs, including nearly 50 of them for Elvis Presley movies, died at the age of 97, three months after Tepper’s death. (Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Kiss Of Fire, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, G.I. Blues, Puppet On A String, The Young Ones, New Orleans, Suzy Snowflake, Nuttin’ For Christmas, The Lady Loves Me)


The U.S. Postal Service previewed the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp. It was also announced that debut of an exclusive music CD titled “ELVIS FOREVER” on August 12.


Outbreak hotel! Legionnaires’ disease strikes guests at Elvis

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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