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306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
June 12, 1935
At age 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first song, “Love and Kisses,” with Chick Webb’s band. It failed to chart.
Vernon Presley in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
June 12. 1939
At Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, shooting began on “Dr. Cyclops,” starring Albert Dekker, Janice Logan, Victor Kilian and Paul Fix, the first horror movie photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.
August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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.
1948-1953 – Humes High School
Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949
572 Poplar Avenue
Sept 20 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
398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953
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
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 12, 1956
Elvis and June Juanico flew to Houston to pick up the new convertible Elvis had ordered.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
June 12, 1957
American Jazz Hall of Famer/Big Band and Jazz Hall of Famer Jimmy Dorsey died of throat cancer at the age of 53.
Elvis shipped a wallaby, which was given to him as a gift, from Australia to the Memphis Zoo.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
Military service Fort Hood in Texas. On Leave @ Graceland May 31 to June 13
June 12, 1959
Chess Records release two LPs in US, Chuck Berry’s third album “Chuck Berry Is On Top” and Bo Diddley’s first release, “Go Bo Diddley”.
Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson perform on the same bill in Norfolk, Virginia. At Cooke’s insistence, arena management includes integrated seating for the audience.
Elvis Presley left today on a two-week furlough to Paris, France
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 12, 1960
Connie Francis sang “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Dick Van Dyke, Victor Borge, Jay North, and Wayne & Shuster also performed on the program.
June 12, 1961
Frankie Avalon began a 12-day tour of South America.
Wild in the Country Reviewed: Elvis Acting Passable, but Film Script is Inept
June 12, 1962
Post-Production Publicity Photos for Girls Girls Girls
June 12, 1963
The movie “Cleopatra,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Rex Harrison, had its world premiere at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
At Western Studios in Los Angeles, the Beach Boys recorded “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Surfer Girl.” It was the first Beach Boys recording session where Brian Wilson served as the official producer.
June 12, 1964
The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy, Long Tall Sally and Twist And Shout. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.
Girl Happy pre-production – Elvis didn’t report at the arranged session time of 7.00 p.m. and the band was dismissed at 10.40 p.m. after completing several backing tracks.
June 12, 1965
The Beatles were included in the Queen’s birthday honours list to each receive the MBE. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector Dupuis said ‘British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls’.
The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive US No.1 single (they were the first American group to accomplish this feat), when ‘Back In My Arms Again’, went to the top of the charts.
Sonny And Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand, singing a tune called “Just You”.
Elvis Presley’s single “Crying In The Chapel” hit #3 in the U.S. Pop Chart and topping the Easy Listening chart for seven weeks, the greatest chart success for Presley over a six-year span. The single reached number one on the British charts in 1965 where it stayed for two weeks.
The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley movie “Girl Happy” hit #8 in the U.S. and was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
June 12, 1966
The Dave Clark Five sang “Please Tell Me Why” and “Look Before You Leap” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Wayne Newton, Peter Gennero, Joey Adams, and Jackie Vernon also appeared.
Elvis reported to the studio where he spent very little time on the vocals although the songs obviously meant a lot to him; Indescribably Blue, Kui Lee’s I’ll Remember You and If Every Day Was Like Christmas.
|RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee|
|Indescribably Blue (vocal overdub)||TPA4||0982-02|
|I’ll Remember You (vocal overdub)||TPA4||0983-SP|
|If Every Day Was Like Christmas (vocal overdub)||MWA5||9102-02|
June 12, 1967
The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing Loving v. Virginia, by a unanimous vote, ended state laws that prohibited interracial marriages.
Bob Dylan’s album Greatest Hits peaked at No.10 in the US chart. The cover photograph of the album was taken by Rowland Scherman at Dylan’s November 28th, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C., winning the 1967 Grammy award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also included Milton Glaser’s now-familiar psychedelic poster depicting Dylan.
THE LATEST word from Hollywood is that Nancy Sinatra and Elvis Presley will make a pair in a forthcoming Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production titled, somewhat enigmatically, “Speedway. It’s described as a musical written by Phillip Shuken no other details, except that filming will begin this month at MGM s Culver City studios. We can’t help wondering if the story is related to that of an earlier “Speedway,” also produced by MGM, back there in 1929, and filmed largely in Indianapolis, with William Haines and Anita Page starring
June 12, 1968
Elvis Presley’s 27th movie, “Speedway,” co-starring Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, and Poncie Ponce, premiered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where it was filmed.
Elvis continued with the rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend.
1174 Hillcrest Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Leaving his house for the second pre-recording session at Western Recorders, Elvis stopped to sign autographs. In return, he got one fan to light his cigar.
June 12, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 12, 1970
David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival’, which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey’s studio debut with Bowie’s band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.
Elvis photographed with a fan at the Memphian Theater in Memphis, TN on Friday, June 12, 1970.
June 12, 1971
Elvis Presley’s single “Life/Only Believe” hit #53 in the U.S. The single release had a seven-week stay on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, peaking at #53. It reached #8 on the Easy Listening chart and #34 on the Country Chart. Both songs were from the upcoming album Love Letters from Elvis.
The Elvis Presley Story Radio 12 hour program announced
Back home in Memphis Elvis spent time at Kang Rhee’s studio.
June 12, 1972
John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album “Some Time In New York City” in North America. It was not released in the UK until September 15.
Elvis performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
|Date:||12 Jun 1972|
|Venue:||Fort Wayne, IN.
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Never Been To Spain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Polk Salad Annie
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Bridge Over Troubled Water
It’s Now Or Never
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||June 12 1972||Memorial Coliseum||Fort Wayne IN||(8:30 pm)||7690||Lucky||Mirror belt||White Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
June 12, 1973
At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded “Jolene.”
Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.
June 12, 1974
June 12, 1975
June 12, 1976
The album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” hit #29 in the U.K.
From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was certified Gold on October 10, 1977 by the RIAA. In 2000 the album’s tracks were added to Moody Blue to create an expanded 19-track CD of the latter title. In 2000 a two-disc edition of From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee was issued on the “Follow That Dream” label
June 12, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Nearly a million people crammed into New York’s Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, with performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and Gary “U.S.” Bonds. It was the largest anti-nuclear protest and largest political demonstration in American history.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
A dozen of Canada’s top songwriters were honored in Vancouver for writing songs that had been played on Canadian radio at least 100,000 times since 1965. Gene MacLellan won three of the awards from the Performing Rights Organization of Canada, including one for writing the Anne Murray hit, “Snowbird”. The others were for “Put Your Hand in the Hand” and “The Call”. Burton Cummings also won three awards for “Stand Tall”, “Break It to Them Gently” and “These Eyes”.
Former disc jockey Vivian Carter, co-founder with Jimmy Bracken (later her husband) of Vee-Jay Records (the label name formed from their initials) died following a stroke and complications from diabetes at the age of 69. Vee-Jay was the largest black-owned label of the 1950s and over its 13-year lifespan had a talent roster that included the Spaniels, the Dells, Jimmy Reed, Rosie & The Originals, John Lee Hooker, Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, Betty Everett, Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, the 4 Seasons and, briefly, the Beatles. Vee-Jay went bankrupt in 1966.
Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley, including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii.
Mariah Carey released her self-titled debut album.
In Indianapolis, David Bowie appeared at the Deer Creek Music Center during the North American leg of his Sound & Vision tour.
Singer/vegetarian k.d. lang cancelled a show in Owen Sound, Ontario after local beef farmers threatened to block the parking lot with farm vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs. She had upset the cattlemen by appearing in an advertising campaign that proclaimed “Meat Stinks.”
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981
Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “visionary” use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997’s Crystal Ball, exclusively on the internet.
Canada Post issued postage stamps honoring Canadian singers Paul Anka, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, and Anne Murray.
Amy Winehouse performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid £1m for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms Zhukova.
The switch from analog to digital TV transmission in the U.S. was completed.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Carl Gardner, the lead singer of The Coasters on their pioneering Rock ‘n’ Roll hits “Yakety Yak”, “Charlie Brown”, “Poison Ivy” and “Searchin'” died of congestive heart failure at the age of 83.
Elvis Presley: The Searcher plays in the UK on tv
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