Daily Elvis: July 12

Give us this day, July 12, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

July 12, 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 12, 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 12, 1954

Elvis Presley signed a recording contract with Sun Records and a one-year personal management contract with Scotty Moore.

Elvis and Scotty agreed that Scotty would be Elvis’ manager and booking agent and all earnings would be split up in three: 50 percent to Elvis, 25 percent each to Scotty and Bill. The document was signed by Elvis and his parents.

Scotty Moore - First Management Contract for Elvis

Gladys Presley was able to sign her name, regardless of what Elvis told Linda Thompson.

Scotty Moore – First Management Contract for Elvis

July 12, 1955


The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 12, 1956

Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Elvis and June went for some deep-sea fishing on the Aunt Jennie with June’s mother.

Romance: June Juanico

Elvis Presley : Ocean Springs, MS. : Thursday, July 12, 1956

July 12, 1957

Alan Freed‘s show The Big Beat debuts on ABC-TV with guests The Everly Brothers, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox and Connie Francis. The show was later canceled by episode 13,  in which Frankie Lymon was seen dancing with a White girl, which reportedly offended the management of ABC’s local affiliates in the southern states.

The Military Service Disruption

July 12, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 12, 1959

Military Service in Germany: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 12, 1960

July 12, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 12, 1962

Elvis borrowed $134,000, using Graceland as collateral in order to purchase land.

July 12, 1963

Viva Las Vegas Pre-production

July 12, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 12, 1965

July 12, 1966

Double Trouble

July 12, 1967

Back on the movie set of Speedway Elvis announced that Priscilla was pregnant and told reporters: “This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”


July 12, 1968

July 12, 1969

Elvis Presley was pictured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 12, 1970

July 12, 1971

The New Seekers recorded a modified version of a commercial jingle they did for Coca-Cola in 1970, changing the title and lyrics from “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” to “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony).” Although the song was released a week earlier by the Hillside Singers, the New Seekers rendition was the more popular of the two, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the Hillside Singers version stalled at #13.

Coke Comes Clean

July 12, 1972

Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.

July 12, 1973

July 12, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 12, 1975

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Charleston, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.\

Date: 12 Jul 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Charleston, WV.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,400
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 12 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Charleston, WV.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,400
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love



Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 12 1975 Civic Center Charleston WV (2:30 pm) 8400 Silver Phoenix Original belt White Suit Yes
Info July 12 1975 Civic Center Charleston WV (8:30 pm) 8400 Chief Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes

July 12, 1976

July 12, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath


Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism



A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas, TX.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Rockabilly singer/songwriter (Bluebirds Over The Mountain, Don’t Let The Rain Come Down) Ersel Hickey died after surgery to remove his bladder at the age of 70.


After his death, Johnny Cash was still popular enough to top The Billboard 200. “American V: A Hundred Highways” earned the Man in Black his first #1 album since 1969’s “Johnny Cash at San Quentin”.

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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