Our Daily Elvis for June 7, 2018

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Daily Elvis: June 7

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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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 7, 1954

With Big Joe Turner’s “Shake, Rattle and Roll” riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records’ New York studio to record the same number. Haley’s version will enter the Pop chart next August for an amazing 27 week run and rise to #7, becoming the first Rock ‘n’ Roll tune to sell a million copies.

June 7, 1955

Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR

Elvis and Jim Ed Brown at Lura May Mitchell’s watermelon party in Hope, AR

Image result for Elvis 1955 couch

Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown, Onie Wheeler and Elvis with Scotty and Bill played the Fair Park Coliseum at Hope AR.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 7, 1956

With Opening Acts, Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, Jackie Little and The Jordanaires; Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach California.

Scotty and Elvis onstage at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium

Hound Dog
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Thats All Right
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman

June 7, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption


On Leave at Graceland May 31 to June 13 Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.


Johnny Horton sang “The Battle Of New Orleans” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Al Martino, the Barry Sisters, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.

General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 7, 1960

G.I. Blues

Hal Wallis, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Elvis cut a birthday cake for Deano.

June 7, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 7, 1963

Decca Records releases “Come On”, The Rolling Stones‘ first single; the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Stones version would go on to peak at #21 in the UK; and the B-side was a cover of Willie Dixon’s ‘I Want to Be Loved’.

June 7, 1964

During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport.

During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.

June 7, 1965

The U.SThe USA Supreme Court handed down a decision that legalized the use of contraception by married couples.

Frankie Frankie and Johnny

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 7, 1972

After playing off-Broadway for four months, the original production of “Grease,” starring Adrienne Barbeau, Carol Demas, and Barry Bostwick, opened at New York’s Broadhurst Theatre. The musical changed theaters twice more during its 8-year run as it racked up a total of 3,388 performances.

June 7, 1973

At the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Marie Osmond recorded “Paper Roses.”

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 7, 1975

17-year-old Tanya Tucker‘s #1 Country hit, “Lizzie And The Rainman” peaks at #37 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite having 40 Top Ten records on the Billboard Country Chart, ten of which reached #1, this would mark the only time Tucker cracked the Pop Chart Top 40.

Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks)

Before his evening show in Shreveport, LA on June 7, 1975

Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

June 7, 1976

Capitol Records re-issues some of The Beatles‘ hits in a package called, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”. Even though Ringo Starr speaks out against it, the album would reach #2 in the US.

Elvis returned to Memphis in the early afternoon and for the next few weeks remained mostly in his room.

June 7, 1977

Led Zeppelin played the first of six sold out nights at Madison Square Garden, in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour. Playing a 3 hour set, tickets cost $8.50 – $10.50.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

June 7, 1982

Elvis Presley‘s Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.

Elvis’ Aunt Delta, still living at Graceland, just the ribbon.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland Estate Opened to Public on This Day in ’82

June 7, 1982: Priscilla Presley Opened Graceland to the Public – Lifetime

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Seven years after the city won the right to host the building; the ground breaking ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland –  Guests stood on a guitar shaped stage at the construction site on the shore of Lake Erie. On the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland,  among those were among those present:  Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Ruth Brown, Carl Gardner, Pete Townshend, Sam Moore and Billy Joel

Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (The Artist).  (from the name “The Artist formerly Known as Prince)


Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘MMMbop’. Originally called The Hanson Brothers, lead singer Zak Hanson was just 13-years-old at the time of the hit. One of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Always On My Mind – Ultimate Love Songs” hit #5 in the U.K.



Songwriter Wally Gold died in a New Jersey hospital aged 70. Wrote ‘It’s My Party’ hit for Lesley Gore and ‘It’s Now or Never’, hit for Elvis Presley. Member of late 50s group The Four Esquires, produced Kansas & Gene Pitney.

Wally Gold – Wikipedia

Obituary: Wally Gold | The Independent

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Sony announced re-issued of the Follow that Dream “Boy From Tupelo”

Elvis Presley: 'A Boy From Tupelo' Set Collects Every Early Recording

Elvis Presley Las Vegas Contract From 1956 Slated for Auction

Elvis / Orchestra Copenhagen 2018 Concert Review:

tupeloelvisfestival.comThis Week: The Tupelo Elvis Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary – starting tomorrow with a king-sized celebration June 6-10, 2018

Daily Highlight for 2018


Born on this day, Dean Martin, American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer, nicknamed the “King Of Cool”. He was a member of the Rat Pack and the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974) and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1974–1985).Hits include t 1956 UK & US No.1 single ‘Memories Are Made Of This’ and ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’. He died December 25th 1995.

June 7, 1960

G.I. Blues

Hal Wallis, Dean Martin, Shirley Maclaine and Elvis cut a birthday cake for Deano.

Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine with Elvis at a birthday party for Dean on June 7, 1960


For Elvis CD Collectors • Dino, Shirley & Elvis June 7, 1960


Rancho Mirage, California renamed a portion of 35th Avenue as Dean Martin Drive in honor of its late former resident on the 90thanniversary of his birth.

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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