Our Daily Elvis for April 21, 2018

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Daily Elvis: April 21

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The Updated for 2018 are:

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  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi


April 21, 1947

At Castle Studio in Nashville and his first recording session for the MGM label, Hank Williams recorded four of his compositions, including “Move It On Over,” which became his first chart single. The master tapes were re-engineered in New York City a week later by Danny Conover at WOR-Radio.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

April 21, 1955

Elvis performed at New Boston, TX High School Football Field

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

When Presley’s troupe rolled into town for two shows on April 21, 1956, he had become already a national figure in the music business. He had appeared with the Dorsey Brothers and Milton Berle on their national TV shows, and his first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel” was only two weeks away from reaching the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top 100” pop chart.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Houston, Texas at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.

The Military Service Disruption

April 21, 1959

At Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City, Johnny Mathis recorded “Misty.” The recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

RCA begins a Gold Standard Series: RCA Victor EPA-5088, A TOUCH OF GOLD VOLUME 1,  sold less than 150,000 copies, the lowest sales for any Presley EP album up to that time. These Extended Play releases are not included as part of Elvis’ sales or chart weeks.

First pressings of US Elvis Presley EPs First edition, released April 21, 1959

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Dick Clark testifies before a Congressional committee investigating the payola scandal. He admits he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on the show over a two year period, but is cleared of all charges. Clark was ordered to sell off some of his conflicting interests, but had his name cleared — unlike disc jockey Alan Freed, who refused to admit that payola was an illegal or immoral practice.
Elvis began pre-production on G.I. Blues 


The Beatles debuted at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

Elvis Presley was America’s greatest cultural ambassador – Foreign Dignitaries often met him and many of his movies were American Tourism Promotion. Hal Wallis, Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno, Elvis and Joan Blackman during Blue Hawaii Production

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Elvis Presley with Indonesia’s first President Kusno Soekarno

“Indorock” – Indonesia's Contribution To The Birth Of Rock’N’Roll - Indonesia Expat

April 21, 1962

President John F. Kennedy opened the Seattle World’s Fair by telegraph key from his Easter vacation in Florida on April 21, 1962, using the same telegraph key that President Taft had used to open the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. The key triggered a radio telescope in Maine, which picked up an impulse from a star 10,000 light years away. This impulse was directed towards the fairgrounds to start the festivities, which included the release of 2,000 balloons, the ringing of the Space Needle’s 538 bell Carillon, 10 Air Force F-102s flying overhead and aerial bombs bursting and raining down tiny flags.

It Happened at the World’s Fair’ was the fourth studio movie known to be made in Seattle and Elvismania soon set in the city.


By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Would vou believe that Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole owe part of their current success to Elvis Presley? These two brilliant Shakespearean – trained actors, winning world – wide acclaim for their performances in “Becker,” might not have had the opportunity to star in the picture were it not for Sir Swivel Hips. Don’t laugh. It’s not that Elvis refused either the role of King Henry n or Becket. No. Elvis helped finance “Becket” indirectly. Producer Hal Wallis, who has made Presley’s biggest hits, also produced “Becket.” And were it not from the revenue of Elvis’ movies there might not have been the wherewithal to film “Becket.” Says Wallis: “In order to do the artistic pictures it is necessary to make the commercially succeesful Presley pictures. But that doesn’t mean a Presley picture can’t have quality, too.” Wallis is that one producer !n a million who turns out movies for all audiences. He doesn’t fall Into the category of artistic souls.

Elvis’ was made “Special Deputy Sheriff of Shelby County” ; a promotion from “Honorary  Chief Deputy Sheriff”


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis returned to Memphis where he bought a house for Linda Thompson at 1254 Old Hickory, near Graceland.

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The album that very likely could be one of The Top Soundtracks of the Rock Era was Footloose, which began a ten week run at the top of the Billboard album chart on the strength of the title track by Kenny Loggins and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams —  besting the Michael Jackson album Thriller which fell to #3.  The move ended Thriller’s run of 37 non-consecutive weeks at #1.


Paul McCartney set a new world record when he played for 184,000 fans at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the largest crowd to ever attend a paid rock concert. For free concerts, attendance of over 600,000 saw Simon & Garfunkel in a free concert in New York City’s Central Park in 1981.



Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires died of a heart attack. He sang back-up on Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” and also worked with Ricky Nelson, Marie Osmond, Tom Jones and Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Johnny Horton, Marie Osmond and Tom Jones.

Neal Matthews Jr.; Singer Backed Elvis Presley as Jordanaires’ Member

In Memory of Neal Matthews – The Jordanaires

Neal Matthews of The Jordanaires Dies at 70 | CMT

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


In Santa Barbara, CA, Michael Jackson was indicted by a grand jury after they found there was suffidient evidence to bring charges against him for molestation. Jackson was scheduled to be arraigned on April 30 where he was expected to plead not guilty.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor agreed to allow prosecutors to show autopsy photos of Michael Jackson to the jury in Dr Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. Dr Murray’s defense lawyers had objected, saying the photographs would enflame jurors’ passions.


Calvin Harris made chart history by becoming the first artist to have eight top 10 hits from one studio album. His track ‘I Need Your Love’, featuring singer Ellie Goulding, climbed to No.7 on the Official UK Chart. The DJ and producer from Dumfries, Scotland had overtaken Michael Jackson, who previously held the record with seven top 10 hits from both his 1987 album Bad and his 1991 record Dangerous.


1970’s Shock Rocker Alice Cooper reveals that he once held a loaded gun at Elvis in 1971.


rare poster from Elvis Presley’s 1955 NC concert sells for double the expected price

Elvis Presley, The Searcher review

Was Elvis Presley a cultural appropriator of black music?

The Number Ones: Elvis Presley’s “Good Luck Charm”

Elvis Presley hits abound in ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ stage musical …

Daily Highlight for 2018

Elvis Presley started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Good Luck Charm’, his fifth US No.1 of the 60s. Also an UK No.1 hit. “Good Luck Charm” was his 29th Top 10 and his 54th hit in seven years.

Good Luck Charm” was published by Gladys Music, Elvis Presley’s publishing company, that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the week ending April 21, 1962. It remained at the top of the list for two weeks. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in the week ending 24 May 1962 and stayed there for five weeks. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

Rather than a link in his perpetual chart success, the record foreshadowed a down turn in Elvis’s recording career. Good Luck Charm would reach #1 on the charts, but Presley would have just one more chart-topper in his career, and that wouldn’t come until over seven years later.

In addition, many of the composers who had provided Elvis’s hit tunes would stop writing for him after 1962. For all its success, Good Luck Charm caused a crisis in Elvis’s recording career.

the B-side  “Anything That’s Part Of You” was #31 in the U.S.

Elvis Presley releases had a tendency both side of the single to chart.

Elvis Presley’s 1962 Pivotal Single Release of Good Luck Charm

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog



ElvisWorld: Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner: Trump has been ‘the worst’ for transgender people


as bad as Trump is for every single demographic

Jenner remains the worst for Trans, a poor role model who endorses the republicans


Caitlyn Jenner (If I hadn’t changed my name years before she did, I would have chosen a different middle name), has shown herself to be extremely disconnected from the vast majority of transgender people from the get-go. After seeing some of the interviews she did early on, I was always unsure how she would be as a role model for younger transwomen (I was post-op a couple of years before I had heard of her). She’s proven my caution completely warranted. Even now I wonder about her real motives.

Book Review: A Little Thing Called Life


give Linda Thompson’s book a read.

“A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between”

She went from Elvis Presley as her first boyfriend, Jenner her first husband but his second wife; and finally Canada’s David Foster,.

Presley cheated for most of their relationship, including dumping the twenty something Thompson for a 19 year old when he was 42.

Jenner did not advise until after marriage and children, and that was to all three wives. That 1980 “Can’t Stop the Music” movie that Jenner made with the Village People should have been a clue to the public in some way.

As for motives, I suggest “To An Athlete Dying Young” is a poem by A.E. Housman’ and the faded celeb turned reality genre fodder

Foster was 19 years and the biggest jerk of the three. He was with hjs wife when he met Thompson and basically offered to divorce his wife upon meeting her, and he hijacked the reality tv show that her two Jenner sons had.

Kim Kardasian was Priscilla Presley’s maid of honor.

and the woman killed in the Jenner literal car crash that followed the public reveal had been a bit player in an Elvis movie where she danced with him in a movie called Double Trouble.

Thompson also shares about her and Elvis watching Jenner’s gold medal Olympics and Elvis commenting that he wasn’t gay but that Jenner was hot.

so… all reality, you can’t make this up, eh.

Romances: Linda Thompson

on my other blog: dykewriter

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals


Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Wheaties Bruce

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner ?

see also

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. …

Romances: Janie Wilbanks

Daily Elvis: September 20

Janie Wilbanks, a girl that Elvis met at the Memphis train station when the troop train passed through, on September 20, 1958, went to Germany, in 1959 to visit her uncle, and stayed with Elvis for nearly a week.

Dec 1, 1986 

Elvis was sentimental, worried about looks – UPI Archives – UPI.com

Dec. 2, 1986

‘Was he in love with me? Only Elvis could answer that’ – UPI Archives


44 years later, girl who kissed Elvis celebrates his birthday 

Romances: Debra Watts

Elvis dated a Memphis Bank Teller in June to August 1977.

Deborah Gail Watts. The late Bill Burk referred to her (in an EIN news article, May 2005) as “Debbie” — which biographer Alanna Nash does, as well — whilst the Memphis Press-Scimitar went with “Debra” in 1973. Ostensibly, Ms. Watts graduated in the Hillcrest High School Vikings class of 1973 and by 1977 was employed in Memphis as a bank teller.

“September Holiday — Debra Watts, senior at Hillcrest High School, spends her Labor Day holiday watching young fishermen from the dock at Audubon Lake, who, in turn, watched her. Debra plans to enter the Miss Teen-Age America pageant which has its national finals in Memphis next November. It was a warm, lazy day, just right for getting out to admire the late summer scenery.” (Photo caption and image courtesy the UofM, Special Collections Dept.; Memphis Press-Scimitar Staff by Ken Ross; Sept. 4th 1973)


Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley & Human Dignity: Lights Out In Memphis is available now from Amazon USA and Amazon UK 


see also:

May 2005 – Elvis Information Network

The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Following a 1956 vacation in Vegas, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records on December 4 and interrupted a Carl Perkins recording session – leaving a legendary jam on tape and a myth in the making.

December 04, 1956

Elvis, with Vegas Showgirl Marilyn Evans, showed up at Sun Records where Carl Perkins and his band with Jerry Lee Lewis hired for the session was recording. Elvis’ drop by turned the session into The Legendary Jam Session. Sam Phillips called the press, leveraged the unexpected visit for publicity and called Johnny Cash, newly signed to the label for the photographs.

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The Perkins session that became known as The Million Dollar Quartet was recorded by Phillips. knowing it could never be released – already sold to RCA Presley was a national and breaking international star – while Perkins and Cash were on his label.

Jerry Lee Lewis was still trying to convince Phillips, and was there as a session musician.

Phillips recorded the mostly gospel, with Chuck Berry songs, and Elvis doing impersonations of Country Singers Bill Monroe and Hank Snow as well as impersonating Jackie Wilson who sang lead for Billy Ward and His Dominos, whom Elvis had just seen perform in Vegas.

Million Dollar Quartet – Dec. 4 1956 | Sun Record Company

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A copy of the tape was made for Elvis and it was located in the 1980s in his Graceland bedroom closet, along with a recording of the 1956 Tupelo Homecoming show and an interview with Elvis and both of his parents.

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MusicWorld: The Holy Grail of Rock n Roll

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The Million Dollar Quartet

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71-year-old former Elvis Presley girlfriend tracked down in Chicago

Most of the infamous jam is gospel music, which was changed for the Broadway Play. Also, Elvis plays piano for most of the recordings and while Johnny Cash is in the photos, he’s not evident on any of the tape. Elvis’ Vegas Showgirl Date – Marilyn Evans is – she quips about “This Rover Boy Trio”

Marilyn Evans, the mystery girl Elvis brought to the Million Dollar Quartet

Romances: Marilyn Evans

The four ended up taping some songs together, but recordings from the impromptu session would not be pressed on to discs for another 25 years when they were released as “The Million Dollar Quartet”.

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Elvis Presley had a copy of the session tapes which RCA used, while the Sun Studio was later sold and their original tapes were used by the new owner. Who also had Jimmy Ellis sing “Elvis on Jerry Lee Lewis recordings.

The Million Dollar Quartet : December 4, 1956 | Elvis Articles |

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The Million Dollar Quartet – COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHY

December 4, 1957

After hearing reports that many US radio stations had banned Elvis’ Christmas album because of their shock over “the Pelvis” singing religious songs, DJ Allen Brooks of CKWS in Kingston, Ontario, plays the entire album and invites listeners to call in their opinion. Of eight hundred callers, only 56 disapprove of Presley’s sacred music.

Elvis Presley invented Christian Rock




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Daily Elvis: December 4

Daily Elvis: October 19

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Tupelo, Mississippi



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

October 19, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 19, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

Commerce Street, a rental

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


Mulbery Alley

1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

The Presley family was in need for money and Vernon got himself a loan for $200 (in 2017 dollars: $2,048.29). He had to pay it back within 20 weeks by installments of $10 each.

Memphis, Tennessee


Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

October 19, 1954

October 19, 1955

Returning to Cleveland; Elvis appeared at the Circle Theatre Cleveland at 7.30 and 10.00 p.m. with Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells, local stars at the Grand Ole Opry.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill at the Circle – Oct 19, 1955
Photo by Tommy Edwards from Chris Kennedy’s 1950s in Color

Before Elvis was dying his hair black:

Elvis signing autographs at the Circle Theater – Oct 19, 1955
Photo by Tommy Edwards from Chris Kennedy’s 1950s in Color

The other acts on the bill: Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Benny Martin, Shot Jackson and Lester Wilburn

Elvis Presley : Cleveland : October 19, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 19 1955 Circle Theater Cleveland OH (7:30 PM) Yes
Info October 19 1955 Circle Theater Cleveland OH (10:00 PM) Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 19, 1956

Elvis Presley released his second album, “Elvis.”

The day before Elvis was booked for assault and battery at a gas station, but all charges were dropped against Elvis, while the other two men were fined for their involvement in the fight the other day.

Vernon with Elvis in court, Elvis at the Bench and then, leaving the courtroom:

Elvis Presley : October 19, 1956 : Assault Charge

June Juanico arrived from Biloxi for a visit.

Romance: June Juanico

From my Other Blog:

Rock n Roll vs The Courtroom (Oct 18/19)

October 19, 1957

Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.

Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)

The Military Service Disruption

October 19, 1958

Brenda Lee records “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”. The song will be released as a single but will fail to chart in either 1958 or 1959. When it was re-released in 1960 it rose to #14 and has since become a Christmas standard, being ranked at #4 in the Top 10 All Time Christmas Songs.

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

October 19, 1959

Elvis’ unit went on manoeuvres called Big Lift at the military training area in Wildflecken near the Swiss border.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 19, 1960

October 19, 1961

October 19, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 19, 1963

October 19, 1964

Tickle Me

October 19, 1965

October 19, 1966

October 19, 1967

Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 19, 1968

Elvis Presley’s single “A Little Less Conversation” hit #69 in the U.S.

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

October 19, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 19, 1970

The Australian outlaw film “Ned Kelly,” featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, was released to unflattering reviews. One movie critic wrote, “He looks about as lethal as last week’s lettuce.”

Elvis picked up 12 TCB-pendants in Beverly Hills from Schwartz and Ableser, Fine diamonds and Jewelry.
These pendants were made from a design sketched by Elvis and Priscilla. The 14 karat gold charm consisted of the letters TCB over a zigzag lightning bolt. Over the years many explanations were given but its meaning is:
Taking Care of Business- in a flash.

October 19, 1971

October 19, 1972

From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.

October 19, 1973

Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.

Romances: Linda Thompson

October 19, 1974

October 19, 1975

October 19, 1976

The Mayor of Wisconsin proclaimed it to be ‘Elvis day’ in Madison.

Elvis performed at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin.

photo by Sean Shaver

Date: 19 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Madison, WI.
Dade County Coliseum
Tickets: 10,221
Costume: Rainbow (blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Hawaian Wedding Song
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )

Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Blue Christmas
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

October 19, 1976 (8:30 pm) Madison, WI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 19 1976 Dade County Coliseum Madison WI (8:30 pm) 10221 Blue Swirl White Two-Piece suit belt

The Wake and Aftermath



1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism



2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



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