Our Daily Elvis for May 9, 2018

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Daily Elvis May 9

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

May 19, 1954

Elvis and Dixie attended the Oral Roberts Crusade.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 9, 1955

In Ft. Myers, Florida, Grand Ole Opry stars Faron Young and the Wilburn Brothers performed in concert at the New City Auditorium, with “special added attraction Elvis Presley with Bill and Scotty.”

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer


Variety’s Reviews of Elvis Presley Records in the Fifties

Elvis Presley: “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”-“My Baby left Me” (RCA Victor). The current phenom of the music biz, Elvis Presley probably could have a hit if his name were on a blank disk. This coupling is sure of a big ride even though the material is not up to the level of his “Heartbreak Hotel” smash. “I Want You” is a slow ballad with a strong beat and Presley belts it with his identifying vocalisthenics. Flip, in a traditional blues vein, also gets an energetic workout.

May 9, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in may 9 1957.

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 9, 1960

The U.S. became the first country to use the oral birth control pill legally.

The great instrumental “White Silver Sands” by Bill Black’s Combo was #1 for the third out of four weeks on the R&B chart.

Elvis Presley held on to #1 for a third week with “Stuck On You”.  Incredibly, it was Elvis’s 74th week at #1 in his career.  All this in just five years.

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May 9, 1961

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow criticized current television as being a “vast wasteland.”

In RCA Studio B in Nashville, Ann-Margret recorded “I Just Don’t Understand,” which became her only Top 40 hit, peaking at #17 on theBillboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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May 9, 1965

During a UK tour Bob Dylan played the first of two sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall. All four members of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Donovan, and Marianne Faithfull. were in the audience.

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 9, 1971

Backstage at Caesar’s Palace, or in Tom Jones’ suite in Las Vegas with Merv Griffin, Tom Jones and Norm Crosby on the evening of Sunday May 9, 1971

May 9, 1973

Mick Jagger added $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 by The Rolling Stones January benefit concert for victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

May 9, 1974

Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie performed “Blowin In The Wind” and “Spanish Is The Loving Tongue” for a benefit concert for Chile at New York City’s Felt Forum.

Opening for Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen gave a two-hour performance at the Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jon Landau, who would later become the manager and producer for Springsteen, famously said in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen.”

May 9, 1975

Back home Elvis screened some movies at the General Cinema in Whitehaven.

May 9, 1976

Elvis closed out the Tahoe engagement with over 2 hours of show, then flew home to Memphis.

“Exceeding All Expectations – May 9, 1976 Closing Show” A Classic Bootleg review by Javilu

Exceeding All Expectations!: May 9, 1976 – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

The Wake and Aftermath


The original Broadway production of the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Nell Carter, André De Shields, and Charlaine Woodard, opened at New York’s Longacre Theatre for 1604 performances.

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Outside Graceland, fans protest over the sentence of Treatise Wheeler who drove his car into the Elvis Mourners on August 18, 1977, striking Alice Marie Hovatar, Juanita Joanne Johnson and Tammy Baiter  in the crowd. Hovatar and Johnson were mangled beyond recognition, while Wheeler was apprehended by police on scene.


Adam and the Ants were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Stand And Deliver.’ The song enjoyed a five-week run at No.1.

Elvis Presley’s single “Lovin’ Arms” hit #47 in the U.K. From Presley’s posthumous album Guitar Manand was released as the second single from it, with “You Asked Me To” on the side B. In the UK the song spent 6 weeks on the singles chart, peaking at number 47 for the week of April 14. In the United States the single charted as a double-A-side (“Lovin’ Arms / You Asked Me To”) on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, peaking at number 8 on the week on June 20.

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Elvis Presley’s album “This is Elvis Presley” hit #47 in the U.K.

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1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Bob Neal (born Robert Neal Hobgood; October 6, 1917 – May 9, 1983) was a country music promoter who managed Elvis PresleyJohnny CashSonny James, and Tom T. Hall, among others


Bob Neal (promoter) – Wikipedia

Bob Neal : Managing The Hillbilly Cat | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Nudie Cohn, who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era, died at the age of 81.

Stars Who Rocked The Nudie Suit | Billboard

Nudie Cohn: Rhinestone cowboy tailor reinvented rodeo – CNN

The Story of Elvis Presley’s Gold Lamé Suit – Elvis History Blog

A Touch Of Gold Lamé (Elvis and Nudie Cohn) | Elvis – Echoes Of The Past

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Elvis Presley 3-CD set “Legendary” was released by Sony International. The set contained 50 songs.

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2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In New York City, Andy Warhol’s painting “Double Elvis,” which shows Elvis Presley as a cowboy shooting from the hip, sold for $37 million at Sotheby’s auction house.

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Post Malone Joins Band, Performs Elvis Presley Covers At A Nashville Bar

Post Malone Surprises Nashville Bar With a Cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘That’s All Right’: Watch

Post Malone Joins Band’s Show in Nashville … And That’s All Right!!!

Post Malone Performs Impromptu Elvis Presley Cover At Nashville Bar

Pop Royalty! Britney Channels Elvis Presley In Unearthed ‘Live From Las Vegas”

Daily Highlight for 2018


Actress (Glen or Glenda)/songwriter (Rock-A-Hula Baby) Dolores Fuller died at age 88.

Interview with Dolores Fuller | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

Elvis Songwriter, Dolores Fuller has passed away | Elvis Articles

For Elvis CD Collectors • Ed Wood – Elvis Connection: Dolores Fuller

Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood Star and Elvis Songwriter, Dead at 88


Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog


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