Our Daily Elvis for August 3, 2018

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Emile Berliner, inventor of the gramophone, died following a heart attack at age 78. He acquired a patent in Canada for his machine in 1897 and set up manufacturing facilities in Montréal. Five years before he died, Berliner sold his firm to the Victor Talking Machine Company.

Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 3, 1953

Once again back at the Tennessee Employment Security Office, Elvis expressed interest in obtaining a job where he could keep clean and was sent out for several interviews.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 3, 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

August 3, 1955

Bill Haley files a law suit against Dave Miller of Essex Records. Haley asks the court to ban Miller from issuing recordings that Haley made while under an Essex contract. The suit describes the recordings as “of inferior quality to said plaintiffs current releases.”

Elvis performed at the Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas.

This tour featured Webb Pierce, Elvis, Scotty and Bill, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckelman and Charlie Feathers. Local attraction Sammy Barnhart was again added to the line-up in Little Rock

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 3, 1956

In Miami, Elvis Presley began a week-long tour of Florida.

Elvis performed at the The Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida, at 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

June Junico arrived with a friend to join Elvis on tour, and her appearance was noted by the press.


Elvis Presley | Olympia Theater, Miami, Florida | August 3, 1956

Lot Detail – Elvis Presley Concert Ticket Stub from Miami’s Olympia .

Florida Frontiers “Elvis Presley in Florida, August 1956” 

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 3, 1957

Elvis Presley’s single “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” hit #3 in the U.K.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption


August 3, 1958

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.

August 3, 1959

The Browns, a trio consisting of siblings Maxine, Bonnie and Jim Ed, break into the Billboard Top 40 with their rendition of a Country flavored tune called “The Three Bells”. The record would go on to top the Hot 100, the Country chart, and somewhat surprisingly, the Billboard R&B chart

MusicWorld: The Browns

“A Big Hunk Of Love” becomes Elvis Presley‘s fourteenth straight Gold record. Recorded in Nashville while he was still in the Army, it was the first of Presley’s hits that did not include guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. The a-side spent two weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the b-side peaked at #12. The single was less successful on the Cashbox Top 100 with the a-side peaking at #2 and the b-side at #23.On the UK Singles Chart the a-side peaked at #4, while the b-side did not appear on the chart. The a-side also peaked at #10 on Billboard magazine’s R&B Singles chart

Military Service in Germany; Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 3, 1960

Flaming Star Pre-production- Elvis doing horse riding lessons

August 3, 1961

Follow That Dream

August 3, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

August 3, 1963

The Beatles played their last ever performance at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. During their set a power cut silenced their instruments and plunged the Cavern into temporary darkness. Lennon and McCartney performed an acoustic version of ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’, a song they wouldn’t release until 1967, while waiting for the electricity to return. The Beatles, whose fee for their first performance at the Cavern had been £5, received a fee of £300 for this performance.

The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

The Elvis Presley single “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” hit #1 in the U.K.

Viva Las Vegas

August 3, 1964

Girl Happy : Principal photography on Girl Happy was concluded.

August 3, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style  pre-production

Elvis continued overdubbing at Radio Recorders between 3.00 and 10.00 p.m.

August 3, 1966

The Rolling Stones began nine days recording sessions for their next album at Los Angeles, RCA Studios, Hollywood, USA. Tracks recorded included: Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? Let’s Spend The Night Together, My Obsession, Yesterday’s Papers and Back Street Girl.

Comedian/satirist/social critic Lenny Bruce died of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.

Elvis and Lenny Bruce

Double Trouble

In his car on August 3, 1966

August 3, 1967


August 3, 1968

The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’ a #15 hit in the UK.  The group’s second US No.1. ‘Hello I Love You’, was also in the Top 5 at the same time as Jose Feliciano’s version of ‘Light My Fire’, giving The Doors two songs, written by the group, simultaneously in the Top 5.

The two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Alice Cooper, Canned Heat, Chambers Brothers, Charles Lloyd Quartet, Country Joe and the Fish, Electric Flag, James Cotton Blues Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Sonny & Cher, Steppenwolf and Tiny Tim. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.


August 3, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 3, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production

August 3, 1971

Paul McCartney announced the formation of his new band, Wings with his wife Linda on keyboards, drummer Denny Seiwell and guitarist Denny Laine.

Ringo Starr receives a Gold record for “It Don’t Come Easy”, which went to #4 in both the US and the UK. Ringo was given full writer’s credit even though it was later revealed that George Harrison not only helped him, but may have written the bulk of the song.

Elvis traveled to Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Hilton.

August 3, 1973

Stevie Wonder released his 16th studio album Innervisions. Wonder played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album’s nine tracks, singles from the album were, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Living for the City’ and ‘He’s Misstra Know-It-All’.

Elvis flew to Vegas to begin rehearsals at the Hilton.

August 3, 1974

Anne Murray appeared at The Schaefer Festival in New York as the headlining act. The opening act was Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

Elvis Presley’s single “If You Talk In Your Sleep” hit #17 in the U.S.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 3, 1975

Elvis leased an aircraft for one year, putting down a $26,000 deposit against $13,000 a month rental.

August 3, 1976

Elvis performed at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Leaving Roanoke Virginia with Linda Thompson, enroute to Fayetteville on August 3, 1976

Romances: Linda Thompson

Newspaper Articles > 1976 > August 3, 1976. Fayetteville, NC.

Fayetteville, NC. – Elvis Presley In Concert

August 3, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Actress Carolyn Jones died of colon cancer at 53. (The Addams FamilyHow the West Was Won, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Seven Year Itch, King Creole, The Tender Trap, The Bachelor Party, A Hole in the Head, Marjorie Morningstar, House of Wax, The War of the Worlds, Sail a Crooked Ship, Desirée, Baby Face Nelson, The Opposite Sex)

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The Beach Boys released their 27th studio LP, “Summer in Paradise”. It did not sell very well, partially because it was overshadowed by a Beach Boys box set issued the following week. The band did not record another album of original material until “That’s Why God Made the Radio” in 2012.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elvis on Tour released on DVD.


Robert Kardashian began dating Priscilla Presley soon after he …


Hot 100 Turns 60! The Top 60 Male Artists of All-Time, From Elton …

Billboard– As we celebrate the Billboard Hot 100’s 60th anniversary, Billboard looks at the top-performing solo male artists in the chart’s history, dating to …
Flashback: Elvis Presley’s ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ Marks His Final Truly Great Moment
Rolling Stone · 2 days ago

Story image for elvis presley from Rolling Stone

Revisiting Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special With Its Director

Rolling Stone– When Elvis Presley was filming the intro to his fabled “’68 Comeback Special,” the program’s director had an unusual problem. “I ended up …

Story image for elvis presley from News18

Baz Luhrmann is All Set to Direct an Elvis Presley Biopic

News1811 hours ago
Following the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, which will release in October, the King himself, Elvis Presley, is to be portrayed on …

Highlight for 2018


Stage Door Glimpse of Elvis Starts Riot – Aug. 3, 1956
Miami News Photo by Charles Trainor

Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 3, 1956
Miami News Photo by Charles Trainor

Del Puschert and Elvis backstage cutting up ripped pants
Photoplay magazine photos by Stan Wayman courtesy FECC/ Brian Petersen

Fans in line on SE 2nd Ave catching fragments of clothing
Photoplay magazine photo courtesy FECC/ Brian Petersen

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