Give us this day, July 4, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
July 4, 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 4, 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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
At M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954
Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct
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 4, 1954
Elvis went to Scotty’s house and run through nearly every song he knew. Bill Black showed up too, but neither of them were impressed by Elvis. However, Scotty agreed to Sam Philips that it would be worth another try in the studio with Elvis.
July 4, 1955
Sun Records had released Elvis’s first four single records, with a fifth due out in August.
It was a hectic Independence Day for Elvis. He made personal appearances this day in three separate Texas communities—De Leon, Stephenville, and Brownwood. They were among about 200 live shows he had performed with Scotty and Bill in the year since they first met.
Stephenville, TX City Recreation Hall (10:00am)
DeLeon, TX Hodges Park (afternoon)
Brownwood, TX Soldier’s & Sailor’s Memorial Hall (8pm)
|Info||July 4 1955||Stephenville Recreation Hall||Stephenville TX||(10:00 AM)||Gospel All-Day Picnic||Yes|
|Info||July 4 1955||Hodges Park||DeLeon TX||Gospel All-Day Picnic||Yes|
|Info||July 4 1955||Memorial Hall||Brownwood TX||(8:00 PM)||Yes|
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
July 4, 1956
Elvis arrived with the train in Memphis and walked home to Audubon Drive.
With his girlfriend Barbara Hearn present, he played for them the acetate of “Don’t Be Cruel,” which he had recorded at RCA’s New York studios two days before.
Elvis spent the holiday with his family at the Audubon Drive home he had purchased.
In the evening he did a show in Russwood Park, Memphis.
Elvis onstage at Russwood – July 4, 1956
Photo by Bob Williams © The Commercial Appeal
Vernon and Gladys with Minnie Mae and Barbara Hearn enjoy the show.
|Info||July 4 1956||Russwood Park||Memphis TN||(8:00 PM)||14000||Charity Show|
July 4, 1957
After hearing of the death of Judy Tyler, costar in Jailhouse Rock, Elvis showed up at George Klein’s house early in the morning.
The Military Service Disruption
July 4, 1958
Elvis shares a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.
July 4, 1959
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
July 4, 1960
On his first Independence Day since his army discharge, Elvis visits his mother’s grave in Memphis. Having mixed feelings about his father’s marriage to Dee Stanley, Elvis did not attend the ceremony the day before.
In an interview two days later, he said, “I only had one mother and that’s it. There’ll never be another. As long as she understands that, we won’t have any trouble.”
July 4, 1961
July 4, 1962
July 4, 1963
July 4, 1964
July 4, 1965
July 4, 1966
Double Trouble pre-production
July 4, 1967
Speedway June 19 to August 21
July 4, 1968
Elvis’s 1964 Rolls Royce is auctioned off to benefit a children’s charity.
July 4, 1969
“In the Ghetto” was at #7 in Billboard’s current Hot 100 list.
A nervous and excited Elvis prepares to leave Memphis for Los Angeles to begin rehearsals for his return to live performances at the end of the month at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
July 4, 1970
July 4, 1971
After the annual evening fireworks display/war at Graceland, Elvis and the guys spend the rest of the night at the Crosstown theater watching two films—Williard and an Italian horror film, The Cat o’ Nine Tails.
July 4, 1972
July 4, 1973
Elvis returns to Memphis from Atlanta after completing a 10-day tour. He looks forward to Lisa Marie’s summer visit and plans are made for him to stay in town for a recording session at Stax, a studio renowned for its rhythm and blues recordings.
July 4, 1974
Back home in Memphis after an eighteen-day tour, Elvis gives a lecture and demonstration at with Ed Parker at his newly established Tennessee Karate Institute.
July 4, 1975
July 4, 1976
Elvis performed at the Mabee center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa. Oklahoma at 2.30 p.m.
© George Hill
|Date:||04 Jul 1976|
Oral Roberts University Mabee Center
|Costume:||Bicentennial (blue) Suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||July 4 1976||Oral Roberts University Mabee||Tulsa OK||(2:30 pm)||11974||Blue Egyptian Bird||Original belt||Red Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
July 4, 1977
Elvis spends the final Independence Day of his life in seclusion upstairs at Graceland. Charlie Hodge, Billy Smith, and his wife Jo are regular visitors, and girlfriend Ginger Alden comes and goes. Otherwise, Elvis sees few others until Lisa Marie is due to arrive for a two-week visit at the end of the month.
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
http://www.elvisrecordings.com/ Master and Sessions