Daily Elvis: July 6

Give us this day, July 6, our daily Elvis


Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a composer who developed Dalcroze Eurhythmics to teach music to students, is born in Vienna, Austria.


Contralto singer LaVerne Sophia Andrews (firstborn of The Andrews Sisters) is born in Mound, Minnesota.


Jazz drummer Louie Bellson, famous for his work with Duke Ellington, is born in Illinois.


Bill Haley, (William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, ‘The first Rock ‘n’ Roll star.’ As Bill Haley and his Comets he had the 1955 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Around the Clock’ Haley was one of the earliest acts to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. He sold over 60 million records during his career. Haley died on 9th February 1981.


Della Reese is born Delloreese Patricia Early in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.


Big Dee Irwin is born DiFosco T. Ervin Jr. in Harlem, New York. Recorded a popular version of “Swinging on a Star” with Little Eva.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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


“Sing, Sing, Sing” was recorded by Benny Goodman and his band.

Born today American soul singer,Gene Chandler, (Eugene Dixon) who had the 1962 US No.1 single ‘Duke Of Earl’, and the 1979 UK No.11 single ‘Get Down’.

, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


Soul singer Jan Bradley, who becomes popular by covering Curtis Mayfield tunes before writing her own songs, is born Addie Bradley in Byhalia, Mississippi.

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre


Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler At M. B. Parker Company for the month of July, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 6, 1954

Sam Phillips gave Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips an acetate of Elvis Presley’s “That’s All Right (Mama)” to play on his radio show.

Sessions: July 5-6, 1954 – Master & Session

Elvis Presley : From the book, A Boy From Tupelo : July 6, 1954

July 6, 1955

“Baby Let’s Play House” became Elvis Presley’s first national hit song, when it made #5 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in July 1955. The first three Elvis singles only had regional chart success in the markets where he played concerts or within radio broadcast.

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 6, 1956

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Elvis visited 12 year old Ellen Mincey at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis.

She and her mother were injured in an auto accident the previous day, as they returned home from a picnic to get ready to attend Elvis’ performance at  Russwood Baseball Park.

Elvis Presley | July 5, 1956 | St. Joseph’s Hospital Memphis Tennessee

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

July 6, 1957

John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

July 6, 1958

Elvis received a speeding ticket in Forth Worth.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

July 6, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 6, 1960

During an interview with the Memphis Press-Scimitar, Elvis said about his new stepmother: ” She seems pretty nice. I only had one mother and that’s it. There’ll never be another. As long as she understands that, we wont’ have any trouble.”

July 6, 1961

Elvis arrived in a chartered bus in Crystal River, Florida for the start of the filming of Follow That Dream.

July 6, 1962

July 6, 1963

Two weeks after being released, The Surfaris‘ classic surf tune “Wipe Out” cracks the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to number two. The song was recorded as a “filler” in just two takes, but would stay in the Top 40 for ten weeks and become one of the most popular instrumentals in Rock ‘n’ Roll history.

Three members of The United States Marine Corps at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina who called themselves The Essex, had the number one song on Billboard’s chart with “Easier Said Than Done”. It was a tune that the group would later confess none of them really liked. In the studio they rushed through the recording, intending the track to be the “B” side of their first single.

James Brown went to No.2 on the US album chart with ‘Live At The Apollo’. Recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown’s own expense, it spent 66 weeks on the Billboard Albums chart. In 2003, the album was ranked No.24 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

July 6, 1964

The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ premiered at The Pavilion in London. Filmed during the height of Beatlemania, and written by Alun Owen, the film was made in the style of a mockumentary, describing a couple of days in the lives of the group.

Girl Happy 

July 6, 1965

Jackie Wilson releases “Higher And Higher.”

July 6, 1966

During a show at Syracuse’s War Memorial Hall, The Rolling Stones allegedly drag an American flag across the stage floor. Two days later, local authorities accused the group of desecrating Old Glory.

Double Trouble

July 6, 1967

Pink Floyd made their first appearance on BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘See Emily Play’. A badly damaged home video recording recovered by the British Film Institute of this show was given a public screening in London on 9th January 2010 at an event called “Missing Believed Wiped” devoted to recovered TV shows. It was the first time any footage was seen of the performance since its original broadcast.


July 6, 1968

The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts  Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s jumpin’ Jack.”

Woburn Music Festival, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire took place. A two-day affair featuring Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Alexis Korner, Family, Taste, Tim Rose, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Duster Bennett and Tyrannosaurus Rex, two-day tickets were priced at £2.

July 6, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 6, 1970

July 6, 1971

Karen and Richard Carpenter hosted “Make Your Own Kind of Music” on NBC-TV. which would air on NBC from July 20th to September 7th.

American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, Louis Armstrong died. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ He made frequent use of laxatives as a means of controlling his weight, resulting in Armstrong appearing in humorous, advertisements for laxative product Swiss Kriss; the ads bore a picture of him sitting on a toilet, as viewed through a keyhole, with the slogan “Satch says, ‘Leave it all behind ya!” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.

Deep South: Louis Armstrong and all that jazz

Elvis went to the RCA studio on Sunset to rehearse for his upcoming show.

July 6, 1972

David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.

Elvis was introduced to Linda Thompson.

Romances: Linda Thompson

July 6, 1973

In the UK, Queen release their self-titled debut album, along with their first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” The album is released in America on September 4.

July 6, 1974

Rock The Boat” by The Hues Corporation becomes the first disco song to top the Hot 100.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 6, 1975

July 6, 1976

Elvis presented J.D. Sumner with a check for $25,000 to purchase a new touring bus for the Stamps.

July 6, 1977

Performing at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on the final stop of Pink Floyd‘s first stadium tour, Roger Waters spits on an unruly fan and excoriates the crowd for setting off fireworks. The experience inspires their next album, The Wall.

Elvis Presley’s single “Way Down” was released. It initially peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated August 6, 1977 and had fallen to No. 53 on the chart for the week ending August 27, 1977. Thereafter, it reversed direction and reached an even higher peak at No. 18 on 24 September – 1 October 1977. “Way Down” reached No. 1 on the American Country chart the week he died.[1] Overseas, the song hit the UK Singles Chart a few weeks later

Chart (1977) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 15
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 23
Irish Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 1

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath


The B-52s release their self-titled debut album, featuring one of their signature songs in “Rock Lobster.”

American singer, producer songwriter, Van McCoy died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey. Van McCoy and the Soul City had the US No.1 single ‘The Hustle’. Worked with Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin and David Ruffin.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The Jacksons kicked off their North American Victory tour at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Over 2 million people attended the 55 concerts which grossed over $75 million. Michael Jackson donated $5 million to various charities.


Phil Collins went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sussudio’, his third US No.1, it made No.12 in the UK. The track was taken from his third solo studio album, No Jacket Required.


Neil Young & Crazy Horse release Life, their last album under the Geffen label. With the exceptions of studio recordings “Cryin’ Eyes” and “We Never Danced,” the tracks are all taken from live performances.

Kris Kristofferson makes a public apology after a plaque that was given to him by a Vietnam veteran’s group is found in a trash can. Kristofferson was given the plaque for playing at a welcome home benefit concert for veterans two days earlier, along with John Fogerty, Neil Diamond and Stevie Wonder. Kristofferson would later donate $1,000 to the Vietnamese Veterans Association.


MTV refuses to play Neil Young‘s video for “This Note’s For You,” citing a policy against videos that mention products. The video is a parody of various ad campaigns, with lyrics mentioning Coke, Pepsi, Miller and Bud.


Grunge music takes baby steps into the mainstream as the Alice in Chains album Facelift peaks at #42 in the US, and “Man In The Box” goes to #18 on the Mainstream Rock chart.


David Gates from Gateshead, Northumberland was given one year’s probation after being convicted of stealing guitars from the back of a van belonging to The Bay City Rollers.


The light-hearted drama tht advanced CGI,  Forrest Gump hits theaters. Aside from becoming the top-grossing film of the year in North America and winning multiple Academy Awards, the movie spawns a hit soundtrack with songs from Elvis PresleyThree Dog NightThe DoorsThe ByrdsThe Mamas & the PapasBuffalo Springfield, and more.


Roy Rogers, star of many Western films in which he sang, dies of heart failure at 86. The other singing cowboy of his era, Gene Autry, dies a few months later.


Folk singer Richie Havens publishes his autobiography, They Can’t Hide Us Anymore.


A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.


George Harrison‘s widow Olivia put the couple’s home up for sale for £20m saying she couldn’t bear to live with the memories of the attack by schizophrenic Michael Abram who broke into the house in 1999.

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The Dixie Chicks performed a concert at Dallas’ American Airlines Center despite an anonymous threat that group member Natalie Maines would be shot on stage, (after the controversy regading her comments about President George W. Bush, and the Iraq war). Maines had a police escort to and from the show and then directly to the airport.

Skip Battin bassist and songwriter with The Byrds died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. (1965 US & UK No.1 single ‘Mr Tambourine Man’). Also played with New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Beyonce featuring Jay-Z started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Crazy In Love.’ The track features a sample from The Chi-Lites’ 1970 ‘Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)’. Also 8 weeks at No.1 on the US chart.


On the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of The Beatles film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, a private reunion of the cast and crew was hosted in London by DVD producer Martin Lewis. The screening was attended by Paul McCartney actors Victor Spinetti (the television director), John Junkin (the band’s road manager), David Janson (the small boy met by Ringo on his “walkabout”) and many of the crew members.
American R&B, soul singer-songwriter Syreeta Wright died after a two-year battle with bone cancer aged 58. Teamed up with Billy Preston on the 1980, No.1 US hit ‘With You I’m Born Again.’ Once worked as a secretary at Motown Records and married Stevie Wonder in 1970.

A specially designed Elvis 50th Anniversary NASCAR was unveiled at Sun Studio.

Pamela Clarke Keogh’s book “Elvis Presley: The Man. The Life. The Legend.” was released.


The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in Wildwood, N.J. inducted The JordanairesThe Ronettes, The Dells, The O’Jays and The Tokens.

Grammy award winning Rap star Lil’ Kim who was convicted of perjury and conspiracy in March 2005, was sentenced to a year in jail for lying to a grand jury to protect friends. Kim told the court “I testified falsely to the grand jury and during the trial. At the time I thought it was the right thing to do. Now I know it was wrong.” Lil’ Kim, (real name Kimberley Jones), was also fined $50,000 (£28,000). Charges were brought against her after a gunfight erupted outside a New York radio station in 2001 as a rival rap group was arriving.


Avril Lavigne was facing legal action by members of 1970s rock band The Rubinoos, who claimed she had copied one of their songs. Songwriters Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer alleged Lavigne’s hit ‘Girlfriend’ was lifted from their 1979 song ‘I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend.’

Britney Spears apologised for attacking a photographer’s car with an umbrella earlier this year. Pictures of the 25-year-old lashing out appeared in several newspapers shortly after photos emerged of her shaving her head in a hair salon. In a message on her website, she said: “I apologise to the pap for a stunt that was done four months ago.” She said she got “carried away” preparing for a film part but added that she did not get the role.


Alanis Morissette begins an eight-episode stint on the Showtime drama Weeds, playing obstetrician Audra Kitson.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Harvey Fuqua, a founding member of the Doo-Wop group The Moonglows who would go on to guide the career of Soul great Marvin Gaye, died of coronary problems at the age of 80 in a Detroit hospital.


Nielsen SoundScan’s sales figures for the first six months of the year showed a 1% improvement over the same period in 2010. More CDs were sold than downloads, but digital sales were up by 19% compared to the same time last year.

Pete Doherty was facing another prison sentence after allegedly breaking into a shop in Regensburg, Germany earlier this year. The owners of the music shop, from which The Libertines singer allegedly stole a guitar and record, were said to be pressing charges against him. The Sun Newspaper reported that Doherty admitted to smashing the shop window, but says he didn’t remember stealing anything, as he was drunk at the time. Doherty was currently serving 6 months in a UK jail for cocaine possession.


Carol Hawkins, the former personal assistant of U2 bassist Adam Clayton was jailed for seven years for embezzling 2.8m euros (£2.2m) of his money to fund a lavish lifestyle. Hawkins was convicted on 181 counts of theft from the bassist’s bank accounts over a four-year period. The judge said Hawkins’ crimes were “rooted in greed and nothing else”.


Television and film producer Jerry Weintraub, former Chairman/CEO of United Artists, (The Brink, Frank Sinatra: The Main Event, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Karate Kid, Diner, Nashville, Oh! God)/artist manager/concert promoter (Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Denver)  died after a bowel rupture triggered two heart attacks at age 77.

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Drake equalled Michael Jackson’s 1983 US chart record after he had the No.1 album and song in the American charts for seven consecutive weeks. ‘Views’ and ‘One Dance’ remained unbeaten on the Billboard charts respectively. In the UK ‘One Dance’ scored its twelfth week atop the UK charts, overtaking the Rihanna song ‘Umbrella’ which was the millennium’s previous longest-running No.1.


Jay-Z’s digital-only album 4:44 went platinum within five days – despite limits on who could access it. The music was only available on Tidal, the star’s own streaming service, and to customers of US mobile firm Sprint. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital-only albums. The RIAA only started counting digital streams last year, with 1,500 plays considered equal to one album sale.


According to Nielsen Music, vinyl album sales grew 19.2 percent in the U.S in the first half of 2018 compared with the first six months of 2017. From Dec. 29, 2017, through June 28, 2018, there were 7.6 million vinyl albums sold; up from 6.4 million in the comparable frame a year ago.

Vince Martin, who reached #9 in America with “Cindy, Oh Cindy” in 1956, passed away at the age of 81 after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis the previous March.

Liliane Montevecchi, French cabaret star who won a Tony

Liliane Montevecchi Died;  the French-born actress, singer and dancer who played Forty Nina with Elvis in King Creole

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Jim Malloy, recording engineer for Presley, Cash, dies

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With 13 weeks at #1, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. “Lose Yourself,” “Boom Boom Pow” and “See You Again” all had runs of 12 weeks.

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On his 85th birthday, The Dalai Lama releases the album Inner World, a collection of Buddhist mantras and prayers set to music.

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from the article:

On one particular weekend, on a Friday afternoon, his friend David said, “Ted, let’s take a road trip this weekend and go see Graceland where Elvis lives.”

Ted said he was a little hesitant to go, but he said why not, I love Elvis and this is a chance in a lifetime. They got to Memphis late that night and got a cheap motel room because being college students, they didn’t have a lot of money.

The next morning, they went to Graceland and went up to the gate and Elvis’ Uncle Vester was the gate guard. Ted and David talked to Vester about many things Elvis. Ted said most likely he had heard these questions thousands of times from fans from all over the world. He said Vester was a really nice man and seemed to really like his job. They stayed around the gate until about noon.

So, this is where the fun begins! David said, “Ted, lets drive around the backside of the house where there’s a subdivision and try to look over the fence onto the house.” So, they did.

They climbed up into a large tree looking over the property and began taking photos. Then a lady came out and told the boys they needed to get out of the tree if they didn’t want to get in trouble. They did, but then they drove down the street and found an empty house.

They headed to the back of the house and turned a dog house over and climbed up on it, looking over to Graceland, and began taking more photos. In a few minutes, David jumped over the fence into the Graceland backyard and hollered at Ted to jump on over too. Ted did. There the two guys were standing, taking photos of everything.

Ted said there were all kinds of animals and beautiful peacocks everywhere and Elvis’ horses were out grazing in the pasture. There were lots of Elvis’ cars and trucks, even his mom’s old ’50s’ pink Cadillac. Elvis’s dad Vernon’s office was also in the backyard.

As the boys got closer to the house, David was going through a trash can when Elvis’ guards came and said, “What are you doing here, boys?”

“We did not know what to really say,” Ted said, so they said they were “just taking a few pictures.” A minute or two went by, then Elvis came out.

Ted said, “I just stood there with my mouth open and scared to death knowing if my dad had to drive down to get me out of jail, I was going to be in big trouble!”

Ted said Elvis was real nice and talked to them a little while, asking them where they were from. David was from Pennsylvania and David told Elvis, but Ted said he was from there, too. Even to this day, Ted told me, ” I don’t know why I didn’t say Oak Ridge.”

After talking a little bit, Elvis said, “Now boys, next time you come to the house, how about knocking at the front door like respectable people do?”

Then Vester came with the Jeep up to the house to take the boys back down to the gate. He called them both over to the Gate Shack and gave them each a nice poster that Elvis wanted the boys to have to remember that special and very eventful day. Ted said, “What a day it was!”

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from the article:
Stereogum reports Hart misheard the lyrics and thought the Beatles were singing the words “take the last train.” After that, he realized the lyrics to “Paperback Writer” had nothing to do with a train and consequently decided to write a song around the phrase “take the last train.” “Take the last train” is certainly an intriguing phrase. It evokes a sense of urgency.
The lyrics of the song also took inspiration from the Beatles in another way. At the time “Last Train to Clarksville” was released, one of the Beatles’ most famous hooks was “yeah, yeah, yeah” in the chorus of “She Loves You.” Inspired by this, “Last Train to Clarksville” uses “no, no, no” as a hook.
Micky Dolenz told Rolling Stone “It’s about a guy going off to war. Frankly, it’s an anti-war song. It’s about a guy going to Clarksville, Tennessee, which is an army base if I’m not mistaken. He’s obviously been drafted and he says to his girlfriend, ‘I don’t know if I’m ever coming home.’ Considering that it was a Monkees song and the first one, I was always surprised that the record company even released it unless it just went right over their head.”
Blogger Nina Notes – for a band that started as actors on a tv show, the supposed to be bubble gum marketed to the pre-teens on the dawn of tweenages as a marketing group.

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