Our Daily Elvis for May 12, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: May 12

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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

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1951

The number one record on America’s R&B chart was a song called “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats – whe were actually Ike Turner And His Kings of Rhythm. “Rocket 88” is a first rock record contender, the the strings/horns are not guitars/drums.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 12, 1955

Hank Snow’s All Star Jamboree” was booked to play, featuring country acts Faron Young, the Wilburn Brothers and Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter sisters.  Other artists appearing on the Jamboree were Jimmy Rodgers Snow (Hank’s son), Slim Whitman, The Davis sisters, Martha Carson and Elvis, Scotty and Bill who had only recently began touring with them.

Elvis flew to Minneapolis. He and the band didn’t stay at the same hotel.

Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Baseball Park  (renamed Wolfson Park)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 12, 1956

Elvis Presley’s single “Heartbreak Hotel” hit #15 in the U.K.

Elvis Presley released “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You.” The more than 300,000 pre-orders for the single constituted the greatest number in RCA Victor’s history,  reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Top 100 popular music singles chart, and scoring No. 1 on the country music chart.

Letter to the editor : Las Vegas SUN : May 12, 1956

May 12, 1957

Jailhouse Rock pre-production

Elvis had a date with Anne Neyland, who had a minor part in the Jailhouse Rock Film Co-star Judy Tyler was married, so the Publicity Showmance fell to Starlette Neyland

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 12, 1960

Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.  For a fee of $125,000, Elvis sang “Stuck On You” and “Fame And Fortune” his now released current single – of which these performances were recorded prior to the single.

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Elvis attended a kenpo karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he also met the instructor, Ed Parker.

May 12, 1965

The Rolling Stones recorded ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ at RCA Hollywood studios. Keith Richards had come up with the guitar riff in the middle of the night a week earlier. It gave the band their first number 1 single in the US.

Wilson Pickett recored the soul classic ‘In the Midnight Hour’ with studio musicians Steve Cropper and Al Jackson of the Stax Records house band, including bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn. The song was composed by Pickett and Steve Cropper at the historic Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King, Jr. would later be assassinated in April 1968.

Elvis went to Radio Recorders for the soundtrack sessions of Frankie and Johnny. He was there from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. However, Elvis was not in the right mood to record so only instrumental tracks were cut.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1971

May 12, 1971

Jerry Lee Lewis was granted a divorce from his cousin Myra.

Elvis went to the Self Realization Center with Sir Gerald.

May, 1978 – “Now It Can Be Told…” as told by his chaueffer,”Sir” Gerald Peters
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

 

May 12, 1973

Led Zeppelin started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth album Houses Of The Holy. The group’s third US No.1 album went on to spend 39 weeks on the US chart. Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

May 12, 1974

Elvis performed at the Selland Arena, Fresno, California at 3.00 p.m.

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The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984
Lionel Richie started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello’ his second US solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK
May 12, 1990
TV show “Good Rockin Tonight” aired episode 9 – Bodyguards.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003
In London, Lisa Marie Presley performed at a nightclub. She performed songs from her debut album “To Whom It May Concern.”

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Tickets On Sale Now For Elvis Presley ‘The Wonder Of You’ European …

ELVIS in Concert Live on Screen : GEALive

2018

Elvis Presley’s DIAMOND-STUDDED watch worth £74000 goes up for

Elvis Presley’s Diamond-Encrusted Omega Watch To Be Auctioned Off

Rita Moreno dishes: Marlon Brando was a MUCH better lover than Elvis.

 

Daily Highlight for 2018

1960

Frank Sinatra’s Welcome Home Party For Elvis Presley is broadcast on ABC-TV.

Elvis then did a duet with Sinatra, with Elvis singing “Witchcraft” and Sinatra “Love Me Tender”.

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The show had an opening group song, then everyone had an act and then Elvis and Frank sang.

Nancy Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr also performed

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Ratings for the show were through the roof at 41.5 percent but Billboard magazine later said “Although Elvis became a Sargeant in the Army, as a singer, he never left the awkward squad.” The show marked Presley’s last TV appearance for eight years.

 

The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home Elvis – Wikipedia

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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Our Daily Elvis for April 2, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: April 2

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis performed at  the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, which was remotely broadcast by the Louisiana Hayride. The show included  Slim Whitman, Hoot and Curley, Johnny Horton, Tibby Edwards and Floyd Cramer.
Over 2,000 people were turned away for this performance and Elvis and Slim Whitman both tore the house down.
Elvis on stage in Houston ( Texas ) in april 2, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley played before a combined audience of 23,000 people in two concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. The second of the concerts, for 15,000 fans, was the largest audience Elvis had faced to date. Presley performed formally outside the U.S. only four times in his career – these two concerts in Toronto, another the following night in Ottawa, and one in Vancouver later in 1957.

CHUM DJ Josh King introducing Elvis at Maple Leaf Gardens  – Apr. 2, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in Birmingham, Alabama, to join the city’s leading civil rights activist, the Rev. Frederick Lee Shuttlesworth, in leading a massive desegregation campaign.
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Elvis and Priscilla were spotted in the Chenault’s parking lot by a reporter.
Chenault’s parking spot in Memphis, down at 1400 Bellevue (which is now EP Blvd) TN. Elvis was talking to a reporter after he got back (the day before) from the West Coast where he just had finished up filming “Fun In Acapulco”.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1977

Elvis Presley’s single “Moody Blue” hit #6 in the U.K.

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

“Dallas,” starring Larry Hagman, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jim Davis, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Victoria Principal, and Charlene Tilton, began its 14-season run on CBS-TV. Priscilla Presley would eventually join the cast.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1996

A revival of the 1970’s musical “Elvis” opened in London. Timothy Whitnall played the 1960’s Elvis and P.J. Proby played Elvis in the later years. The show, which runs April 2-July 20, with preview shows from March 19.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

Four people, including the gunman, were killed and sixteen others were injured during a shooting spree on the Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas. The perpetrator was U.S. Army Specialist 4th Class Ivan A. Lopez-Lopez, a veteran of the war in Iraq, who had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression and was allegedly distraught over the deaths of two family members and financial issues.

Elvis was at Fort Hood for 6 months for basic training in 1958.

2017

City Of Ottawa Proclaims “Elvis Presley Day” – Jewel 98.5 Ottawa

2018

10 Best TV Shows to See in April: ‘Westworld,’ Elvis and Jesus

Daily Highlight for 2018

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Elvis was promoted by Ed Parker to the 6th degree black belt in his International Kenpo Karate Association.

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Elvis Presley: Racism vs Sexism – a sexuality social cocktail

During his childhood, he was literally the last white house on the bad white street on the wrong side of town.

so, every morning, when he step outside of his particular square shack divided into two rooms, each with an outhouse in back.

if he turned one way, it was the next white kid to play with

and if he turned the other, it was the first black kid on the next block

he had pals on both sides

his early childhood was not segregated at home, only at the school he went to, he crushed on every girl to the point that there was a schoolyard taunt guaranteed to make a girl cry – “elvis likes you”

ElvisWorld: The Memphis Mafia origins

and, in the 1970s, Elvis did actually date a black woman, he knew the public would never accept it so it was short and sweet; and the book that I read that in was written by Nancy Rook, a Graceland maid – so first hand source.

Now, the Lisa Marie and Jackson marriage, I have to say was actually legitimate romantically.

Sweet Inspirations Myrna Smith took Lisa Marie to see the Jackson 5 perform in Vegas in the 1970s.

Lisa Marie apparently told Myrna that she would marry Micheal Jackson and she told Lisa Marie, then 5 years old, that that was never gonna happen.

Myrna also dated one of Elvis’ MM Guys – Jerry Schilling.

that was in his inner circle – and even more

Surreal Memories: Elvis’ Memphis Mafia

Elvis used to hire Issac Hayes in his bar band era for his new year eve parties and he regularly helped people make contacts in the music and movie industry.

there is amazing film of Elvis meeting Roy Hamilton in 1969 – too bad there’s no sound! at the american sound studio

Elvis gave Roy one of the songs he was going to do – Angeline – and that turned out to be Hamilton’s last single.

Elvis imitated that which he held in esteem, he did not cynically copy for cash. that was why he was such a threat to the American status quo in 1950s post war economic boom of teens with cash and time – and it was big that he sang “black songs”, it was subversive because he sang black WOMEN’s songs.

Mama Thorton sang Hound Dog about her cheating man

Elvis, the cheating man, blamed the dog he was emulating, sang Hound Dog.

they were really a duet, dueling pov’s of nuance, part of the courtship dance of songs in the tradition of call and answer.

hit records often spawned novelty wanna be response songs.

Elvis the Pelvis was the fear of what he was doing to the white women.

Sinatra made them swoon, Elvis conducted orgy revivals in the 1950s,

The Blue Hawaii movie, the template of the Presley Picture.

I like to think of Elvis’s 1960s as doing world music before that became genre in the 1990s .

Elvis did hawaiian/calypso and latin bossa nova and european folk tunes into the middle 1960s and then at the end, he did some mild psychelic – Edge of Reality is a drug trip song from Easy Come Easy Go, and EuroDisco – City by Night from Double Trouble.

In the 1970s, he was all power ballads and swamp stadium rock on tour doing his Vegas Cabaret. He didn’t tour the world, the world came to Vegas to see Elvis.

I was re-watching the Elvis That’s the Way it Is new all Elvis version – and I think while a concert documentary is a good thing, that original version’s segment of the British Fan club made it documentary about the impact of Elvis and was explaining fandom, not Elvis, who was the ticket seller.

anyway, in the new version, there’s more concert footage and in one song Elvis is working the stage, doing the kisses

and women he kisses, men he shakes hands

and then, after a few women, he bends down to kiss the guy, who does not even react and there’s a audience laugh before Elvis shakes the guy’s hand. the band never breaks and Elvis doesn’t either

but it was an odd moment.

and most of all, there’s actual video on youtube of Elvis and Charlie Hodge with Elvis singing Are you lonesome tonight and Hodge is doing stereotype mincing routine, making Elvis laugh and flub the song, in the Elvis bootleg world, it’s even refered to as “Lonesome Tonight The Gay Version” – although Elvis does not change the lyrics.

it seems more like an in joke being played on the audience, rather than homophobic joke the audience is in on.

and that was from the era where fans had to sneak in rolls of film and camera which was often in 2 parts and heavy to carry and clunky to hide.

in any case Jailhouse Rock was the first gay #1 rock n roll song.

Jails were not coed, the writers wrote it to see if Elvis would reject it, they didn’t want to write for him until his Hound Dog disc cheques cleared.

Elvis delivered the song with the same searing sexuality as all his other teenage heavy petting 1950s songs

Walking in Memphis: Cher as Elvis!

Elvis was too pretty to be straight; while he was enlightened about ethnicity, he was sexist about women.

 

also, I believe that Elvis Presley was bisexual. His relationship with Nick Adams as an example

Book Review: Rebel & The King Expanded

but also his Memphis Mafia guys – all more masculine than Elvis

Elvis was in control of the access to women, which was why the MM guys flocked to him, for the overflow and pulling power. And, there are all the Memphis Mafia tell all books, with the obligatory orgy party scenes, Elvis as sexual conductor; and each of them saying that there was more, that they would take to their graves.

Bisexual is pretty much the only thing not officially printed, but so long published that in the 1950s, Mexico had a riot at movie theatre to protest King Creole on the basis of Elvis being homosexual as well as a false quotation about Elvis being racist towards Mexican and Black People. Which is as false as the shoe shine quote.

ElvisWorld: Memphis Police

Elvis the metrosexual fashionista

Elvis was metrosexual; but was he Bisexual?

Elvis Presley & Mexico: Rumors of Racism & the King of Rock’s …

Elvis Presley ‘Shine My Shoes’ Remark – Snopes.com

Cultural impact of Elvis Presley – Wikipedia

How Did Elvis Get Turned Into a Racist? – The New York Times

Elvis Presley and Racism | The Ultimate, Definitive Guide | Elvis …

The definitive truth about Elvis Presley and racism according to B.B. …

Superfans: The Lewis Family

Elvis with Donna Lewis at Graceland, She wrote three books (“Hurry Home Elvis”) made from volumes of her diaries during that time. Volume I deals with 1962-1966, Volume II with 1967-1968 and Volume III is about 1969-1977. Donna’s diaries offer a great day-by-day account of Elvis’ semi-public comings and goings, during the time he resided in Memphis.

Title: “Hurry home, Elvis”: Donna Lewis’ diaries: 9780965508636 …

Hurry Home Elvis: Donna Lewis Diaries, 1962-1966 – Donna Lewis

Elvis Book Review – David Neale

Her parents were Elvis fans and they moved to Memphis, they ended up on the fringe of the Elvis Circle:

Friday, July 20, 1962 Donna Lewis, her mom, and Elvis at the Memphis Fairgrounds:

Elvis and Donna – 1969

 

Daily Elvis: May 31

Give us this day, May 31, our daily Elvis

May 31, 1854

The U.S. Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, allowing settlers in those territories to determine through popular vote whether they would allow slavery.

1917

The first jazz record, “Darktown Strutters’ Ball,” was released.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

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

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 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

At CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, Tony Bennett recorded the Hank Williams composition, “Cold, Cold Heart.”

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

, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 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

 

May 31, 1955

Elvis performed at the High School Auditorium, Midland, Texas at 7.30 p.m. Other acts were Ferlin Huskey, Martha Carson, The Carlisles, J.E. & Maxine Brown and Onie Wheeler

Elvis backstage at Midland HS


Then at the High School Field House, Odessa, Texas at 8.30 p.m.

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 31 1955 High School Auditorium Midland TX (7:30 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes
Info May 31 1955 High School Field Home Odessa TX (9:30 PM) Bob Neals Tour Of West Texas Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 31, 1956

Buddy Holly was inspired to write “That’ll Be the Day” after he saw the John Wayne movie “The Searchers,” in which that expression was used twice by Wayne as a sarcastic reply to another character.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 31, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 31, 1958

At the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, guitarist Dick Dale performed his new tune, “Let’s Go Trippin’,” widely viewed as the moment of birth of “surf music.”

At the gates of Fort Hood, the Colonel and Anita Wood, at 6.00 a.m, picked up Elvis, Rex Mansfield and William Norvell for a well deserved two week leave. Elvis arrived home at Graceland late in the evening.

May 31, 1959

Bobby Darin, Edith Piaf and Wayne & Shuster guested on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 31, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 31, 1961

Chuck Berry opened his own amusement park outside of St. Louis called Berry Park. The 30-acre complex features a swimming pool, miniature golf course, Ferris wheel, a children’s zoo and a picnic grove with barbecue pits.

Elvis news item:

Rich, Handsome and Bachelor No Marriage Plans for Elvis Presley
By VERNON SCOTT| Hollywood Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UPI) –

Elvis Presley is rich, handsome and a bachelor—and intends to stay that way for a good while. So relax, teen-age cuties. no matter what the gossip columnists say your boy Elvis is as unattached romantically as Zasu Pitts. ,Anybody can get married,” the Tennessee Valentino said during a dressing room lunch of yogurt and a soft drink.

Getting married is easy. ‘There’s been a lot of mistakes made in marriage and I’d like to, avoid making that kind of a mistake if I can.” Does this mean Elvis will stay a bachelor forever? ‘ No,” he said thoughtfully,’ ‘I’ve been so busy I haven’t had . time to think about marriage. Besides, I haven’t met anyone I care for that much. I want to marry and settle down some day—but at the right time and to the right’ person.”

Elvis at is in top-flight physical condition and so busy with his career he hardly has time for girls, much less think about marching to the altar, Since leaving the Army 14 months ago he has starred in three movies, and currently is working in Hal Wallis’  ‘Blue Hawaii,” “I have 30 days off when I finish this picture,” he said, “and I’m going back to Memphis for a rest. I sing It songs in ‘Blue Hawaii’, so 1 could use a few weeks off.”

Modesty is Presley’s long suit. He’d rather talk about any subject than Elvis Presley. When pressed he reluctantly makes an observation. How docs he feel about himself as an actor, for instance?  After eight pictures I’m still unsure of myself in front of the cameras,” he said. ‘ It takes quite a while to learn the ropes. And it’s not good for a fella to get too self-confident. “I might have progressed a little with each picture, but every movie is different and difficult because you’re not playing yourself. You hive to learn the kind of character you’re supposed to be and then do the best you can.

Elvis may not appear in academy award contenders, but his pictures make money, and he is more in demand than Frank Sinatra. The hip-swinging singer has 11 more movies lined up through 1965, which is more than any other performer can boast. Furthermore, they are with top out- fit.s, MGM, the Mirish Brothers and Wallis. ‘‘Next year I’m going to take more time between pictures,” he .said. “But it won’t be for any honeymoon.”

May 31, 1962

The Beatles played the last night of a 7-week run at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany. During their residency they would play for four-and-a-half hours on weekdays and six hours on Saturdays, with some songs lasting over 20 minutes to fill out the time.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 31, 1963

May 31, 1964

The Dave Clark Five, Abbe Lane, Bill Cosby and the husband-and-wife comedy duo of Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

May 31, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

May 31, 1966

Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees’ first single, ‘Last Train to Clarksville’ was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. In conjunction with the first broadcast of the television show on September 12, 1966 on the NBC television network, NBC and Columbia had a major hit on their hands.

May 31, 1967

Elvis held a bowling party at the Whitehaven Plaza from midnight to 4.00 p.m.

May 31, 1968

Working on what will become The White Album, The Beatles added overdubs of bass and vocals on ‘Revolution’. After numerous overdubs have been added, the final six minutes of the song evolved into chaotic, jamming, with Lennon repeatedly shouting “alright” and Yoko Ono speaking random phrases. The jam becomes the basis for ‘Revolution 9’, and this session is the first that Yoko attends.

May 31, 1969

At the Graceland gates greeting fans sometime between May 29th and June 10th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 31, 1970

May 31, 1971

Driving his Harley through the gates of 1174 Hillcrest Drive in Beverly Hills

May 31, 1972

May 31, 1973

May 31, 1974

Gordon Lightfoot is awarded a Gold record for his LP “Sundown” on the strength of the title tune, which went to #1, and “Carefree Highway” which climbed to #10.

May 31, 1975

The Elvis Presley song “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” hit #31 in the U.K.

Elvis performed at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 31 May 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Indian feather 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]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Trouble
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Blue Suede Shoes
For The Good Times
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Hunting ‘Em Down In Huntsville

Date: 31 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Huntsville, AL.
Von Braun Civic Center
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Red Phoenix 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]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Blue Suede Shoes
For The Good Times
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Elvis Presley | Huntsville, AL | May 31, 1975

May 31, 1975. (2:30 pm) Huntsville, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

May 31, 1975. (8:30 pm) Huntsville, AL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

EP Music – Photos – Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL – May 31, 1975 | Elvis …

Dixieland Delight : 1975 : Elvis Presley FTD 2 CD Set [2 Concerts]

from Dixieland Delight – Elvis Australia

Elvis Today: A Dixieland delight?

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 31 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (2:30 pm) 8000 Chief Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info May 31 1975 Von Braun Civic Center Huntsville AL (8:30 pm) 8000 Red Phoenix Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

May 31, 1976

The Who gave themselves a place in the Guinness book of Records as the loudest performance of a rock band at 120 decibels, when they played at Charlton Athletic Football ground. The record stood for nearly a decade. AC/DC and Manowar are among several bands that have claimed to hold the record since the Who, however Guinness no longer includes a category of loudest band, reportedly because they did not want to encourage hearing loss.

The BBC announced a ban on the new Sex Pistols single ‘God Save The Queen’ saying it’s, “in gross bad taste”. And the IBA issued a warning to all radio stations saying the playing the single would be in breach of Section 4:1:A of the Broadcasting act. The single reached No.2 on the UK chart.

At the airport in Lubbock, TX on May 31, 1976

Elvis performed at the Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.

Date: 31 May 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lubbock, TX.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 9,600
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

May 31, 1976 (8:30 pm). Lubbock, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Wows Fans At Sellout Concert  Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 21 – May 27th – June 6th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 31 1976 Municipal Auditorium Lubbock TX (8:30 pm) 9600 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes

May 31, 1977

In the U.K., the Sex Pistols single “God Save the Queen” was banned by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority.  Shops and pressing plant workers refused to handle the record, partly owing to the cover of Queen Elizabeth with a safety pin in her lip, but it still managed to reach #2 on the UK chart.

The musical “Beatlemania,” starring Leslie Fradkin, Justin McNeill, and Joe Pecorino, with disc jockey Murray the K as a special consultant, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 920 performances.

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In England and Australia, the yet-to-be published tell-all book by Elvis Presley’s bodyguards Sonny and Red West, titled “Elvis: What Happened?” began to leak out a chapter at a time to local newspapers.

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Date: 21 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Freedom Hall.
Tickets: 18,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: All Right In Louisville

Newspaper Articles > 1977 > May 31, 1977. Baton Rouge, LA.

 On Tour 77 #28 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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Info May 31 1977 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA (8:30 pm) 15000 Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

Although the Disco craze was running out of steam, a group from Minneapolis, Minnesota called Lipps, Inc., that featured Cynthia Johnson on vocals, reached the top of the US charts with a tune called “Funkytown”. It was a UK #2 hit. The record would be certified Platinum, but the group’s only other Hot 100 entry, “Rock It”, would stall at number 83.

1983

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989

David Bowie’s Tin Machine made their live debut at the International Music Awards, New York. Bowie stated that he and his band members joined up “to make the kind of music that we enjoyed listening to” and to rejuvenate himself artistically.

1991

On the first night of her world tour, Diana Ross performed at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, and she broke the house attendance record previously held by John Denver.

1995

U.S. Senator Bob Dole singled out Time Warner for “the marketing of evil” in movies and music. Dole later admitted that he had not seen or heard much of what he had been criticizing.

Shania Twain’s debut album, “The Woman In Me,” was certified Gold.

1999

VH1’s “Behind the Music” began airing nightly. The premier show was “The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Behind the Music.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

UK police announced that thousands of people at this year’s pop festivals would be subjected to a computerised drug test. Fans would be asked to provide swab samples from their hands, which would be inserted into a drug detection machine. It was to be a voluntary test but Anti-drug officers could search anyone refusing.

2005

The mysterious Watergate figure nicknamed “Deep Throat” was revealed to be former FBI agent W. Mark Felt.

The original broadway cast recording of “All Shook Up” was released. The release included 25 renditions of Elvis Presley hits.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2014

Dental mould and crown

A dental crown worn by Elvis Presley went astray during a tour to raise awareness of mouth cancer, leaving members of a dental practice “all shook up”.

“The King’s Crown” was due to arrive at Bracknell’s Appledore Dental Clinic early on Thursday, but arrived more than five hours late after a labelling mix-up by FedEx, the practice claimed.

It was located on its way to Dundee before being redirected.

Elvis Presley dental crown ‘goes missing’ during tour – BBC News

2016

A report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota said Prince died from an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. According to the autopsy report, Prince self-administered fentanyl, an opioid many times more powerful than heroin.

2018

‘Steer clear of that cave boy, James Dean, and grease ball, Elvis Presley

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1542

While searching for gold along the Mississippi River, explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto died of semitropical fever at the age 45 (or 46).

1917

The Great Atlanta Fire destroyed 300 acres, including 2,000 homes & businesses; displaced nearly 10,000 people.

1928

Walt Disney’s trademark application for “Mickey Mouse” was filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

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

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 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

, 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

 

May 21, 1955

Chess Records new artist Chuck Berry recorded his first single, “Ida Red.” During the session, producer Leonard Chess decided to rename it “Maybellene.” It would become one of the first records to be successful on rhythm & blues, country & western, and pop charts at the same time.. Elvis  would cover the R&B song to a country audience.

Chuck Berry records “Maybellene” – May 21, 1955 – HISTORY.com

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport,

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 21 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 21, 1956

The U.S. exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

Brenda Lee signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

Doris Day released the single “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera).” The song was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring Day and James Stewart, which had premiered in New York City five days earlier.

Elvis arrived in Topeka by plane where he got off the plane wearing nothing above the waist but a loose fitting, 2 button, shantung suit coat.

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Topeka. Kansas, where an estimated 2,500 fans stormed the stage.

That teenage trauma Elvis Presley had about 2,500 Topeka misses envying a microphone Monday night in Municipal Auditorium

The rock-and-roll recording sensation strode onto the stage like a musical Paul Bunyan with a guitar for an axe.
And for 20 minutes, he made love to the “mike,” completely felling most of his already-sold audience.
Anticipating demonstrations similar to those in other cities, Topeka police took no chance.
Several stood at stage-side through Presley’s short performance which followed a variety show.
But the guards were not needed. The stage was too high and Presley was out of the building by a secret exit and into the Hotel Kansan before the youths caught on.

It was a little hard to be sure above the continuing squeals and clapping—but the sensuous 21-year·old from Memphis apparently sang some of the songs which have pushed him to the top of the Hit Parade.
Though he didn‘t give the titles, it was obvious the young fans had heard the loud tunes before.
Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Money Honey,” and “Hound Dog” were among them.
With movements which would put a burlesque queen to shame, Elvis squirms out his songs. He keeps himself so breathless from the physical contortions that the pleasant timbre of his lower baritone notes can seldom be detected.

Dressed in his famed red coat and black shirt and pants, Elvis has the effect of an earlier Frank Sinatra, with a more robust appeal.
His songs not only transform his fans, but that walk on stage apparently brings a metamorphosis in him.
Off stage. despite some published reports, Elvis is a polite young man, who prefixes nearly every sentence with “Yes, mam,” or “Thank you, mam.”
With a hair cut and a shave for his sideburns. he would not turn many heads on Kansas Avenue. His light brown hair tops very blue eyes and full lips.

He is amazed by it all. It wasn’t long ago that he walked into a public recording studio to cut a record “just to hear myself sing.”
The money ( reported $7.500 a week), which permits him to own several Cadillacs and maintain a new home for his parents, is easy to take, he admits.
Though he soon will make a movie, Elvis said he has “got what I want. But I’d just like to keep giving the people something that they want to hear.”
Whether rock-and-roll is here to stay he doesn’t know.”
He says he will “start worrying when the, girls don‘t mob me.”
However, he no longer exposes himself unnecessarily.
Police have had to guard him at all his recent Western and Midwest stops.
“There is no sense getting your clothes torn off,” he said.
“Several times they got everything but my pants and I had quite a fight for those.”
His garb on arrival at Municipal Airport might explain some of this.
The singer had on nothing above the waist but a loose-fitting, two button shantung suit coat which exposed considerable bare chest.
His style was “just an accident,” he says. But he claims to “admire anybody in any profession that is good at it.”
“A great singer, I could listen to all night. I don’t care whether it is opera or jazz.”
He is quick to refute many egotistical statements attributed to him in magazines and newspapers. ‘
The draft may catch him soon, but in the meantime he claims no matrimonial intentions.
Of the Time Magazine remark attributed to him in this connection-“Why buy a cow when you can get milk through a fence?”—he says, “I never said that.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 21 1956 Municipal Auditorium Topeka KS (7:00 PM) 2500

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

May 21, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Production

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At 7.00 a.m. Elvis had a makeup appointment for the fitting of the “butch cut” wig that he would wear in the prison scenes of Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 21, 1958

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

May 21, 1959

The musical “Gypsy,” based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and starring Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman, opened at New York’s Broadway Theater for 702 performances.

Jackie Wilson recorded “I’ll Be Satisfied.”

A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight by Elvis Presley was #1 on the UK Singles Chart for 5 weeks

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 21, 1960

G.I. Blues 

May 21, 1961

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut Studio in Nashville, Brenda Lee recorded “Dum Dum.”

Blue Hawaii 

May 21, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 21, 1963

The Beatles recorded two BBC radio programs at the Playhouse Theatre in London. They recorded five songs for Saturday Club and six songs for Steppin’ Out

Little Stevie Wonder released the single “Fingertips (Part 2),” recorded in June 1962 during a concert at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

May 21, 1964

At the Atlantic Studios in New York City, The Drifters recorded “Under The Boardwalk,” with Johnny Moore substituting for lead singer Rudy Lewis who had been found dead the previous night.

New York Times reviews “Viva Las Vegas” as “Whatever it isn’t, “Viva Las Vegas” remains friendly, wholesome and pretty as all get-out.”

Elvis-Presley Teams With Ann-Margret – NYTimes.com

May 21, 1965

Debunking One of Rock Music’s Original Myths

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Frankie and Johnny 

May 21, 1966

Dusty Springfield‘s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” enters the Billboard Hot 100, where it will reach #4 and become her biggest US hit. In the UK, it went all the way to #1.

Five students from Freehold Regional High School in New Jersey performed at their senior prom as the Castiles. The group’s lead singer was Bruce Springsteen.

May 21, 1967

The Seekers and Petula Clark performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast from Expo 67 in Montreal. Alan King, Birgit Nilsson, Peter Gennaro, and the Montreal Symphony also appeared.

May 21, 1968

Last contact was made with the nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Scorpion, with 99 men aboard. Later the remains of the sub were found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

The Monkees performed at Olympia Stadium in Salt Lake City

In London, Paul McCartney and girlfriend Jane Asher attended an Andy Williams/Henry Mancini concert at Royal Albert Hall.

May 21, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a ten-day “bed-in” in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 21, 1970

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the protest single Ohio, written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970, when unarmed college students were shot by the Ohio National Guard. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

Elvis and Priscilla returned to Memphis, where they stayed until July 5, except for some brief trips to Dallas by Elvis.

Romances: Priscilla

May 21, 1971

Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one of the landmark recordings in pop music history, and one of the greatest albums of the 20th century.

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
It’s Only Love (overdub) APA4 1287-NA
RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Love Me, Love The Life I Lead APA4 1288-12
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (duet with Temple Riser) APA4 1255-01

Heading to record in Nashville at Studio ‘B’

Heading to record in Nashville at Studio ‘B’ on May 21, 1971 and another date in May 1971

On this last day of the session in Nashville Elvis had Joyce Bova as a guest in the studio.

Romances: Joyce Bova

May 21, 1972

The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Faces, Family, Curved Air, Atomic Rooster, The Kinks, Rory Gallagher, Uriah Heep, Country Joe McDonald, Buddy Miles, Status Quo, Brinsley Schwarz, Spencer Davis, The Strawbs and Humble Pie all appeared at the 2nd British Rock Meeting, Insel Grun, Germersheim, West Germany. The festival was due to take place in Mannheim, West Germany, but after protests from the locals, the concert actually took place in nearby Germersheim.

May 21, 1973

May 21, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 21 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
When I Say Goodbye
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

The Midnight concert was officially released by the Follow that Dream Collector label as “High Sierra”

High Sierra – FTD CD. EIN in-depth review

Date: 21 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
Help Me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Big Boss Man
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:

Lake Tahoe, May 16 – May 27, 1974 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Spanish Eyes By Request’ CD review – Elvis Information Network

It’s Midnight – CD review – Elvis Information Network

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 21 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 21 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes Yes

May 21, 1975

Officials at Gatwick Airport in London announce that they will not permit a plane carrying The Osmonds to land there because when the group last visited the UK, twenty overly enthusiastic teens were injured.

May 21, 1976

Dan Fogelberg’s “Souvenirs” album was certified Gold.

May 21, 1977

Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall Louisville, Kentucky

Arriving and departing Louisville, KY on May 21, 1977

Enroute to the Freedom Hall to perform in Louisville Kentucky

May 21, 1977 - Elvis In Concert - Louisville, Kentucky - TCB⚡with TLC⚡

Date: 21 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Freedom Hall.
Tickets: 18,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: All Right In Louisville

Arriving and departing Louisville, KY on May 21, 1977
Enroute to the Freedom Hall to perform in Louisville Kentucky on May 21, 1977

Elvis Rerun… 19000 Fans Don’t Seem to Mind  by Billy Reed, Louisville Courier-Journal May 22, 1977

May 21, 1977. (8:30 pm) Louisville, KY – Elvis Presley In Concert

Louisville, KY – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley | Louisville Kentucky | May 21st 1977

Elvis ‘Road To Nowhere’ Louisville, KY, May 21st, 1977 … – Elvis Presley

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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Info May 21 1977 Freedom Hall Louisville KY (8:30 pm) 18000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so.

1980

After poor ticket sales at the venue caused him to cancel his second scheduled concert in Dayton, Ohio, Bob Dylan performed his last “gospel” show, eventually returning to secular music.

1981

A worldwide reggae legend, Bob Marley was especially revered in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, where he was buried with full state honors.

1982

The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live. Home to many Manchester acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People who all played at the club. (The club closed in 1997).

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

Anita Baker debuted on the R&B charts with “No More Tears,” which reached #49. She would go on to have twenty-one R&B chart singles through 1995.

Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” reached #6 pop and #15 R&B.

David Bowie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

 

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

Marvin Gaye’s last album, “Dream Of A Lifetime,” was released, featuring songs that critics considered too offensive, such as the controversial pop version of “The Lord’s Prayer.” Three of the songs on the album were completed after Gaye’s death.

1988

Prince scored his first UK No.1 album with ‘Lovesexy.’ The cover (based on a photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino) caused some controversy upon release as it depicts Prince in the nude. Some record stores refused to stock it or wrapped the album in black.

Wet Wet Wet and Billy Bragg were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘She’s Leaving Home.’ The two Beatles songs had been recorded for the childLine charity, sales of the single, which spent four weeks at No.1 on the UK chart, were over £600,000, all of which was donated to ChildLine .

1996

It was reported the Indian Times and CNN that a picture of Elvis Presley hung beside pictures of Hindu gods in a temple in the Indian state of Karnataka. The temple is maintained by a man who last year published a booklet under Presley’s name titled “Why my daughter married Michael Jackson.”

CNN – Elvis worshipped in India town – May 21, 1996

Presleys in the Press: Elvis in Asia – ElviCities

2001

The Elvis Presley Instant Lottery Promotion created by MDI Entertainment, Inc., began. The scratch ticket lottery featured cash prizes up to $100,000 and “Elvis Experience” VIP trips to Graceland.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Mariah Carey hit back at Eminem’s threats to sample the slushy voicemail messages she left on his mobile. Carey described the rapper as “a little girl” saying it’s “like dealing with a girlfriend in 7th grade, and he shouldn’t do it because it’ll get him in a bit of trouble with her lawyers.”

Paul McCartney received an honorary doctorate in music from the conservatory of Russia’s St. Petersburg University.

2006

Country music singer (I’d Like To Be In Charlie’s Shoes) Billy Walker, his wife, and two band members were killed in a car crash while driving back to Nashville from a show in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Walker, a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 46 years, was 77.

Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist

2008

Lou Pearlman, the music mogul who created the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison over a decades-long scam that bilked thousands of investors out of their life savings. Many victims were Pearlman’s relatives, friends and retirees in their 70s or 80s who lost everything. A view of the behind-the-scenes life of The Backstreet Boys is revealed in Gary James’ interview with A.J. Mclean’s mother, Denise McLean Solis

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Rolling In The Deep’, taken from her second studio album, 21. The video to the song was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards nominations, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ was also the Billboard Year End Hot 100 Number One Single of 2011. And on 12 February 2012, ‘Rolling in the Deep’ received three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video.

Bob Dylan came out on top as both the most inspirational individual for poets and the dream collaborative partner, in a survey carried out by The Foyle Poetry Society. The extensive survey questioned poets asking which musician and which genre of music most inspired their writing. The young people, aged between 11 and 17, from countries throughout the world also voted for artists such as Regina Spektor, David Bowie, Florence and the Machine, Leonard Cohen, Morrissey and Pete Doherty.

2014

“Elvis at 21” Published – Photographs by Alfred Wertherimer – a travel gallery exhibit was also done.

Elvis Presley at 21: Photos From Before He Was King – The Atlantic

 

2015

Television director Marty Pasetta died after accidentally being run over by the car he had just exited at age 82. (Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire, Stand Up and Cheer, Paul Anka…Music My Way, TV inaugural galas for Presidents Carter and Reagan, 17 years of Academy Awards shows, Grammy and Emmy Awards broadcasts)

Marty Pasetta – Elvis Presley Music

Marty Pasetta and Elvis – An EIN spotlight on Aloha producer Marty …

 

Interview with ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ director and producer, Marty Pasetta

Marty Pasetta dies at 82; directed 17 Oscar shows, Elvis satellite concert

2016

Auctioneers at Julien’s auction house in New York sold one of Elvis Presley’s acoustic guitars for $354,400. Other items in the sale included a red vinyl jacket which Michael Jackson wore for his 1996-97 HIStory world tour which sold for $256,000 and John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for The Beatles’ “Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite” which brought $354,400.

 

2017

After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circusshut down “The Greatest Show on Earth” with a final performance for a sold-out audience at the Nassau Coliseum in suburban New York City.

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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April 27, 1667

Poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem “Paradise Lost” for £10

 

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

1938

Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded “I Hadn’t Anyone ’til You” with Jack Leonard as vocalist.

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

,1939

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

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

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

 

April 27, 1955

Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Hobbs, New Mexico.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1955 American Legion Hall Hobbs NM (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

April 27, 1956

Capitol Records signed rockabilly singer Gene Vincent, with the intention of marketing him as the next Elvis Presley.

Sheeky Greene and the Freddie Martin Orchestra and Elvis and The Blue Moon Boys play to an adult audience in Vegas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 27 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 27 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

April 27, 1957

Elvis went on a train to Los Angeles.

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

The Military Service Disruption

April 27, 1958

U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and wife Pat began a goodwill tour of South America. The trip was uneventful until they were met with student demonstrations in Lima, Peru. In Caracas, Venezuela, the Nixons were spat upon by anti-U.S. demonstrators and their limousine was attacked by a pipe-wielding mob.

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Everly Brothers sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” which two weeks later went to #1 on the singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Teresa Brewer, Sal Mineo, Georgia Gibbs, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

April 27, 1959

Lloyd Price released the single “Personality.”

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

April 27, 1960

In New York City, Sam Cooke began a week of shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The Biggest Show of Stars 1960 made a performance stop at the Lauderdale County Coliseum in Florence, AL, with performers including Little Anthony & the Imperials, Llyod Price, Clyde McPhatter, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Reed, and the Coasters, among others.

G.I. Blues Pre-Production

Soundtrack recording for G.I. Blues was moved to the RCA studio at 6363 Sunset Boulevard because of a new agreement between RCA and the musicians union. Elvis arrived at the studio at 9.00 a.m. wearing his full dress uniform from the film and worked until 8.00 p.m.

RCA Studio’s – Hollywood, California
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In the recording studio for the G.I. Blues movie soundtrack on April 27, 1960

 

April 27, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production

April 27,1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production return to LA

April 27, 1963

The Crystals soared onto the pop hit list with “Da Doo Ron Ron,” an eventual #3 classic. Half of TV’s Hardy Boys and teen idol Shaun Cassidy would take the song back on the charts in the 1970s.

At 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a #1 record in the US when “I Will Follow Him” reached the top of the Billboard chart. Her producers stuck the “Little” to her stage name despite her strenuous objections.

April 27, 1964

The Beatles released “Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You” in the U.S.

“In His Own Write,” John Lennon’s first whimsical book of prose, poetry, short stories and line drawings, was published.

April 27, 1965

Bob Dylan was interviewed by BBC journalist and radio presenter Jack DeManio in the Savoy Hotel, London, for the BBC’s Home Service, which was broadcast on the Today programme the following day. Later on the 27th, Dylan and Joan Baez were filmed singing the traditional song Wild Mountain Thyme in the Savoy. Parts of the interview and the song were used in the film Don’t Look Back

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 27, 1966

The Beatles started recording the new John Lennon song ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not feature on the original US version of Revolver.

April 27, 1967

Sandie Shaw was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Puppet On A String’, her third UK No.1 and the Eurovision Song Contest winner of 1967.

Clambake completes principle photography

April 27, 1968

Simon & Garfunkel released the single “Mrs. Robinson.”

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 27, 1969

Joe Cocker made his American TV debut, singing “Feelin’ Alright,” on CBS’ “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Connie Francis, the Young Americans, Alan King, Nancy Walker, and John Byner also performed.

NBC aired José Feliciano’s TV special, “Very Special,” with guests Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, Dionne Warwick, and Burt Bacharach.

Change of Habit

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

April 27, 1970

April 27, 1971

The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. During part of the show, the Beach Boys appeared on stage with the Dead and together they performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

April 27, 1972

April 27, 1973

Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

Date: 27 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Portland, OR.
Coliseum
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Studded Nail Circle suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister/Get Back
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On Goin On
I’m Leaving
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Back In Portland

Elvis Back In Portland April 27 1973 (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs

April 27, 1973. Portland, OR. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1973 Coliseum Portland OR (8:00 pm) 13000 Nail Studded Original belt Yes Yes

April 27, 1974

A free afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared, Aerosmith Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back. Springsteen then went on to play another gig that evening at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

April 27, 1975

In Los Angeles, it was reported that during Pink Floyd’s recent four nights of concerts at the L.A. Arena, 511 audience members were taken into custody for smoking marijuana.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Lakeland, Florida at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

 

Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Date: 27 Apr 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lakeland, FL.
Lakeland Civic Center
Tickets: 8,200
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Burning Love
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Photos:

April 27, 1975. (2:30 pm) Lakeland, FL. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert review: The King Is Here by Jeff Kline, Lake Ledger

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (2:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Snake Design None White Suit Yes
Info April 27 1975 Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland FL (8:30 pm) 8200 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Red Suit Yes Yes

April 27, 1976

Olivia Newton-John’s “Come On Over” album was certified Gold.

Elvis boarding the Lisa Marie at Boeing Field in Seattle, WA departing for Spokane, WA for his 8:30 p.m. show on April 27, 1976

Before his show in Spokane, WA on April 27, 1976

 

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Spokane, Washington and after this evening show Elvis flew to Lake Tahoe.

 

Date: 27 Apr 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Spokane, WA.
Coliseum
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Aztec (dark blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
ee See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Hound Dog
It’s Now Or Never
You Gave Me A Mountain
I’m Leavin’
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Hurt
America
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Spokane, WA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley In Concert review

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 20 – April 21st – April 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1976 Coliseum Spokane WA (8:30 pm) 7500 Chicken Bone Original belt Blue Suit Yes

April 27, 1977

Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and again Felton Jarvis recorded some songs.

 

Date: 27 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Arena.
Tickets: 11,854
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So

My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

April 27, 1977. (8:30 pm) Milwaukee, WI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Elvis Presley’s last Milwaukee show — 4 months before his death

 Newspaper Articles > 1977 > April 27, 1977. Milwaukee, WI.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 27 1977 Milwaukee Arena Milwaukee WI (8:30 pm) 11854 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1981

Ringo Starr married actress and one time ‘Bond girl’ Barbara Bach. The pair met while filming the movie, Caveman, with Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long. In attendance at the wedding were George Harrison and Paul McCartney.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

USA For Africa started a three-week run at No.1 on the US chart with ‘We Are The World’. The US artists’ answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer’s of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

1993

Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater  and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.

2001

In Monticello, Georgia, highway 83N was re-named Trisha Yearwood Parkway.

2002

The Recording Industry Association of America filed 477 more lawsuits against accused file sharers. Sixty-nine of the accused had allegedly been using university networks to distribute music through peer-to-peer services.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.

2005

U.S. President George Bush signed a law that allowed for up to three years in prison for anyone that pirated music or films on the Internet.

Elvis The Concert

 

2004

Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”

2009

The RIAA agreed to accept $7,000 to settle a piracy lawsuit it brought against a suburban New York family. The settlement ended a four-year battle between record companies and a 46 year old mother of five, who was accused of illegally downloading and distributing music.

Aerosmith were to hold a free concert in Hawaii to placate angry fans who brought a legal case against them. Fans filed a class action case, which claimed the band had cancelled a sold-out show in Maui two years ago, leaving hundreds of fans out of pocket in favour of a bigger gig in Chicago. Lawyers for the would-be concert-goers said Aerosmith had now agreed to put on a new show, and would pay all expenses. Everyone who bought a ticket to the original concert would receive a free ticket.

2010

Music sales in the UK had grown for the first time in six years, according to music industry body the British Phonographic Institute (BPI). Revenue increased by 1.4%, bringing the total income for 2009 to £928.8m. Download sales provided the shot in the arm, rising by more than 50% to earn £154m, compared with £101.5m in 2008.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

At the corner of Beale and Handy Circle in Memphis, Jerry Lee Lewis’ Café and Honky Tonk had its formal grand opening. The nightspot features Lewis memorabilia, including 19 Gold Records and an old piano brought from Louisiana by Lewis and his father when Lewis went to Memphis in the 1950s to audition for Sam Phillips at Sun Records.

2016

In Miami, Beyoncé began the North American leg of her 37-city Formation World Tour with a concert at Marlins Park.

2017

“Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21.

“Miss Elvis Presley” – the world’s rarest Elvis book was (and still is) unique and controversial: The Elvis book world features several thousand titles. As to the rarest Elvis books published, normally titles such as Elvis Presley Ein Lebensbild (A Life Story) by Peter DeVeechi, The Name Code: The God of Elvis (Christopher Byrnes Matthews), Elvis Presley Dead or Alive? (Will Jima), Elvis The T.V. Years (I.R. Bailye) and Elvis UFO Connection (Richard Daniel) are usually mentioned.

However, there is one title that few fans will have ever heard of, a one of a kind publication which lays claim to being the rarest Elvis book of all and was released as part of a set of 21 hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!! It is: Miss Elvis Presley.

Due to its (especially in the 1950s) scandalous subject matter the 21 book set received very little, if any, media coverage and more likely was only known about in underground gay circles.

The little known set of 21 books was listed on ebay last year with an asking price of US$45,000.! Not surprisingly it did not sell. The set is still available to buy directly from: Between the Covers Rare Books, Inc ABAA

This is the text accompanying the set’s sales listing:

1958. Softcover. Oblong 24mos. Measuring 5″ x 8″. Illustrated throughout with original ink and watercolor drawings. Each 8pp. Stiff paper wrappers with index cards used for pages and bound with staples or brads. Overall near fine with some wear at the corners and light reading creases to the front wrap along the spine. An elaborate and vibrant collection of 21 gay cartoon books that appear to have been illustrated by one person. Each features very graphic and explicit tales of boy meets boy – and sometimes another boy (and in a few cases a werewolf, or Elvis Presley, or Dick Tracy and well, you get the idea). Each is lovingly composed of seven or eight index cards that have been illustrated on the unlined side and bound into hand decorated stiff wraps, some with applied elements. Though undated, the fashions, furniture, and cultural references suggest the late 1950s with titles such as *Miss Elvis Presley*, *I Was a Teen-Age Werewolf*, and *Space Girl* starring Flash Gordon. A unique collection of handcrafted drawings revealing the unvarnished exploits (or at least the fantasies) of a sexually active gay man of the 1950s with more than a dose of figurative and literal tongue-in-cheek humor and pun filled titles, such as *Ima Hoor Presents: Lover, a Sexascope Production*. The optimistic portrayal of certain physical attributes of the characters certainly parallel or reflect the similarly endowed characters of Tom of Finland, or might possibly even predate them slightly. Due to the singular and clandestine nature of the books, this collection would be almost impossible to recreate today. Originally held for many years by an art dealer who never encountered anything like it, the collection has been in the possession of only one other private owner since. Housed in a specially made slipcase.

The obscure release was consistent with an undercurrent in the Elvis story that he was gay or bi-sexual. Stories about his wearing of mascara and friendship Hollywood with known gay actor, Nick Adams, appeared in several 1950s magazines. (Book News, Source: EIN)

 

Apr 27, 2017 – Apr 30, 2017 – Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival – Events

2018

Graceland chief asks Whitehaven’s help in harnessing economic …

The Commercial Appeal– Graceland officials urged Whitehaven residents Thursday to rise up and demand a fair shake, starting with city and county backing of a continuing expansion of the Elvis Presley-themed tourist magnet. Joel Weinshanker, the entrepreneur who has overseen $137 million additions of a resort hotel and exhibit …

Lisa Marie’s Ex-Manager Demands Court Dismiss Lawsuit

Riley Keough, granddaughter of Elvis, gets positive reviews for role

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