Daily Elvis: July 5

Give us this day, July 5 , our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

July 5 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 3, 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


July 1953,

Aat 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

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 5, 1954

Elvis, Scotty and Bill reported to Sun after work. This was his first commercial session.

They tried to get something right, but Sam was not impressed. During a break Elvis burst out in “That’s All Right” and Sam Phillips demanded to know what Elvis was doing – and to do it again with the tape machine running.

Not everyone was convinced of its commercial appeal. Upon hearing the playback, lead guitarist Scotty Moore said, “They’ll run us out of town when they hear this.”

Sam Phillips then rushed the one sided record to the biggest DJ in Memphis, Dewey Phillips (no relation) and it became Elvis’s breakout hit – and is the first rock n roll record that established the Rock n Roll band as Strings with drums later.


Sun Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
EPA3 2742-03
G2WB 1086-SP
F2WB 8040-04

How Elvis Sparked the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era on July 5, 1954 – Variety

July 5, 1955

Elvis returned to Memphis for a two-week vacation. During this weeks Elvis rehearsed the song ‘Mystery Train’.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 5, 1956

Elvis began the first real vacation that he had since he became national known.

July 5, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

July 5, 1958

Ray Charles performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI. Atlantic Records recorded the performance for a live album.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.  until September 19, Oct 1 In Germany

July 5, 1959

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 5, 1960

RCA releases “It’s Now Or Never.” It was a number-one record in the U.S., with five weeks at number one and in the UK, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue, and numerous other countries, selling in excess of 25 million copies worldwide,

Chart (1960–61) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 1
Germany (Der Musikmarkt)[7] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[9] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 1
US Billboard Hot R&B Sides[12] 7
US Singles (Cash Box)[13] 1

Chart (2005) Peak
France (SNEP)[15] 86
Ireland (IRMA)[17] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 58
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 1


July 5, 1961

Follow That Dream

July 5, 1962

July 5, 1963

July 5, 1964

Girl Happy

July 5, 1965

July 5, 1966

Double Trouble pre-production

July 5, 1967


July 5, 1968

July 5, 1969

Chuck Berry and The Who at the Pop Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Albert Hall banned rock ‘n’ roll after over-zealous fans charged the stage.

Elvis Presley’s “In The Ghetto” hit #2 in the U.K. The song was Presley’s first Top 10 hit in the US in four years, peaking at number 3, and his first UK Top 10 hit in three years, peaking at No. 2. It hit No. 1 on Cashbox. It was a number-one hit in West Germany, Ireland, Norway, Australia and New Zealand.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles to prepare for his Las Vegas opening.


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 5, 1970

Elvis flew to the West Coast by way of Chicago, where he checked into the Marriott during his layover.

July 5, 1971

Elvis leaves for Los Angeles to start rehearsals for an engagement at the Sahara Tahoe beginning on July 20.

July 5, 1972

July 5, 1973

July 5, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month, screening movies, shopping at Lansky’s and attending the opening game of the Football League.

July 5, 1975

July 5, 1976

Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.


© George Hill

Date: 05 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Memphis, TN.
Midsouth Coliseum
Tickets: 11,999
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
One Night
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode – Solos –
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Help Me – How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
Polk Salad Annie
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Elvis’ last Memphis 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 5 1976 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis TN (8:30 pm) 11999 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

July 5, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Sun records musical director Bill Justis died of cancer aged 55. He worked with Sam Phillips at Sun Records, worked with also worked with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis. Had the 1957 US No. 2 single ‘Raunchy’ (the first Rock and Roll instrumental hit). Also had a No.1 hit in Australia in 1963 with ‘Tamoure.’


In Cincinnati, the Everly Brothers began their reunion tour, playing together onstage again for the first time since 1973.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Elvis Presley`s “That`s All Right” was played simultaneously on radio stations around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of The King’s first professional record. Scotty Moore, Presley’s first guitarist, hits the button on a control board at Sun Studios to begin the satellite broadcast to over 1,200 stations.

Scotty Moore – Global Moment in Time

Scotty Moore – “That’s All Right” Gold Record Awards

Scotty Moore - Global Moment in Time

Scotty Moore | Vintage Guitar® magazine

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough




Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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