ElvisWorld: The Bathroom Bullies

Elvis World by Stern Jane Michael – AbeBooks

one of the more interesting Elvis books that was published was ElvisWorld by Jane and Michael Stern.

It was gold and lavish and filled with all kinds of Elvis trivia and photographs of elvis related items

but the most surprising was the photo of one of the school bullies that threatened to cut Elvis’ hair and resulted in Red West protecting Elvis in the bathroom, one of the more dangerous places, along with the gym change room in schools.

 

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Our Daily Elvis for August 4, 2018

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1901

Born on this day, Louis Armstrong, singer, bandleader, trumpet. Had many hits including the 1964 US No.1 ‘Hello Dolly!’, 1968 UK No.1 ‘What A Wonderful World’ plus ‘When The Saints Go Marching In’, ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, and ‘We Have All the Time in the World.’ Died 6th July 1971.

1927

At the Taylor Christian Hat Factory in Bristol, Tennessee, Jimmie Rodgers, later revered as “The Father of Country Music,” made his first recordings, “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” and “Sleep, Baby, Sleep.” Three days earlier, the Carter Family – Sara, Alvin Pleasant ‘A.P.,’ and Maybelle – made their first recordings, “Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow,” “Little Log Cabin By The Sea,” “The Poor Orphan Child,” and “The Storms Are On The Ocean,” at the same location.

 

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 4, 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 4, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal (Muny) Hall Auditorium , Camden, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.30 p.m.

Other acts were Webb Pierce, consistently voted the nations’ number one star of Country music, Red Sovine, a Decca Record artist, formerly of KWKH in Shreveport, Bud Deckleman, MGM recording star, Charlie Feathers also of SUN Records, and Miss Wanda Jackson Oklahoma City’s contribution to Folk Music.

Scotty Moore – Municipal (Muny) Hall – Camden, AR

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 4, 1956

The Platters score their second Billboard #1 with their version of “My Prayer”. The song was originally a French tune written in 1926 by Georges Boulanger called “Avant de Mourir” that had English lyrics added in 1939. Both Glenn Miller and The Ink Spots had hits with it that year.

 

Car shopping for a Lincoln in Miami on August 4, 1956

 

 

Elvis performed at the The Olympia Theater , Miami at 1.30, 3.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.



Press Scimitar photo courtesy Brian Petersen‘s “The Atomic Powered Singer”

The other acts were Frank Connors, Phil Maraquin, Nancy Ford, The Jordanaires, and The Headliners


Scotty and Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956


Elvis onstage at the Olympia – Aug 4, 1956

Elvis Presley Concert Setlist at Olympia Theater, Miami on August 4 

Let´s Keep the 50´s Spirit Alive!: August 4, 1956 – Elvis Presley

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 4, 1957

The Everly Brothers make their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and perform their upcoming release, “Wake Up Little Susie”, a song which would be banned from some radio stations because it was about two teenagers who accidentally fell asleep together. The Everly Brothers also sang “Bye Bye Love” during their second appearance on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” guest-hosted by Dan Dailey. Frankie Lymon, the Kirby Stone Four and Jay Lawrence also performed on the program.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

 

August 4, 1958

Billboard magazine changed the name of its weekly music chart from the Top 100 to the Hot 100. Their first number one was “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, his sixth hit record in the US.

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 4, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 4, 1960

Flaming Star  Elvis was fitted with contact lenses to change his blue eyes to brown for his role as Pacer Burton for his role in Flaming Star. In the end he kept his own blue eyes; being Elvis doing a movie, rather than an actor as a film character. 

Elvis Presley – Flaming Star wardrobe test – August 10, 1960

August 4, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 4, 1962

The Rolling Stones played the first of 22 weekly shows at Ealing Jazz Club in Ealing, London. They were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period.

August 4, 1963

UK music weekly The NME reported that The Beatles could score their first US hit with ‘From Me To You’ as the single was ‘bubbling under’ on the charts at No.116.

The Beatles appeared at the Queen’s Theatre in Blackpool. So many fans crowded around the theatre, blocking every entrance, that The Beatles had to go through a construction area, up and across some scaffolding to the roof of the theatre, from where they were lowered through a trap door.

Viva Las Vegas

August 4, 1964

Girl Happy 

August 4, 1965

Elvis worked from 7.00 to 10.30 p.m. and completed the soundtrack of Paradise, Hawaiian Style 

Paradise, Hawaiian Style | Elvis Presley Official Web Site

August 4, 1966

John Lennon’s comment that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus Christ” was re-printed in an American teen magazine called Datebook and was widely reported in North America. The statement, made to London Evening Standard journalist Maureen Cleave several months earlier, caused a public outcry in the US and led to mass destruction of Beatle records. Thirty five radio stations banned all Beatles songs and even the Ku Klux Klan made threats against the group. What Lennon actually said was “Christianity will go. It will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue about that, I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus Christ now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

A ban on the broadcast of Beatles records in South Africa and on some U.S. radio stations went into effect in response to John Lennon saying the band was more popular than Jesus. The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s ban on Beatles records lasted for five years, until after the group had disbanded, but continued in subsequent years on John Lennon’s solo recordings.

Double Trouble

August 4, 1967

A female Monkees fan stowed away on the bands plane between shows in Minneapolis and St Louis. The girl’s father threatened to bring charges for transporting a minor across state lines.

Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the UK, Record Mirror and NME both gave the album four stars out of five. The album which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper peaked at No.6 on the UK album chart and failed to chart in the US.

Speedway

August 4, 1968

The second day of the two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Blue Cheer, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.

Charro!

August 4, 1969

Lot Detail – 1969 Elvis Presley Handwritten Signed Letter to Gary Pepper

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 4, 1970

The rehearsals for the filming of That’s The Way It Is started today and went on the following three days, with the singers scheduled at 1.00 p.m. and the entire group at 7.00 p.m.

August 4, 1972

 Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, which was the opening night of this engagement.

August 4, 1976

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

August 4, 1977

Elvis What Happened? Was published.

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The film “Rock & Roll High School” starring the Ramones premiered in New York, NY.

1980

After a five year hiatus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin recording their album “Double Fantasy” at New York’s Hit Factory Studio. The LP would go to number one in the US after its release in November, less than a month before Lennon was gunned down outside his New York apartment. “Double Fantasy” received the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Ye

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2018

It’s now or never: Elvis back for one night only

The Guardian– Now, 50 years on, Elvis Presley’s famed 1968 TV concert is getting a big-screen reboot, showing at 250 cinemas throughout Britain next week.

 

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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

 

 

Our Daily Elvis for May 12, 2018

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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
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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.

https://i2.wp.com/www.elvisconcerts.com/pictures/s74051202.jpg

 

 

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.

 

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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

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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

 

Our Daily Elvis for April 2, 2018

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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

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

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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

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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
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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]

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Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
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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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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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