Give us this day, June 11, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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,
The Ink Spots recorded “Maybe.”
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)
A star was born at Nashville’s Grand Old Opry when Hank Williams performed his new single, “Lovesick Blues.” He was called back for six encores, a Ryman Auditorium record.
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
June 11, 1955
Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” reached #1 R&B for eleven weeks and was his first single to cross to pop at #10.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport.
Elvis with Jim Reeves and Leon Post (wearing sunglasses) backstage at the Hayride June 1955
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 11, 1956
Time magazine of June 11, 1956, mockingly referred to the singer as “dreamboat Groaner Elvis (‘Hi luh-huh-huh-huv-huv yew-hew’) Presley.”
In Hollywood, Joe Hazen wrote a memo to Hal Wallis that Elvis’ “meteoric rise is unquestionably a freak situation but that does not detract from the fact that as a straight actor the guy has great potentials.”
Elvis flew home to Memphis for the funeral of his cousin Lee Edward Smith, who was drowned.
Outside his Audubon Drive house was June Juanico, the girl Elvis met a year ago. Elvis would spend much time with June the rest of the week.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
June 11, 1957
RCA releases “Teddy Bear”- The song was a U.S. No. 1 for seven weeks on the Pop Chart; while also hitting No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, and No. 1 on the country charts.
RCA releases Elvis’ 5th LP: Elvis’ Golden Records – his first compilation of hits singles, and is widely believed to be the first greatest hits album in rock and roll history; it is the first of five Elvis’ Golden/Gold Records compilations, four of which would be released during Presley’s lifetime. The first disc was certified Gold on October 17, 1961, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 5x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 6x Platinum on August 17, 1999
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
Jerry Lee Lewis discovered that the scandal surrounding his marriage to his teenaged second cousin was not confined to England, after he returned to the U.S. and was booed off a New York City stage. A second show was cancelled due to poor ticket sales, and Lewis’ career seemed to be in shambles.
Elvis in Nashville at Studio B:
Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks On Leave May 31 to June 13 at Graceland.
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
June 11, 1959
The U.S. Postmaster General banned D.H. Lawrence’s book, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The ban was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals the following March.
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 11, 1960
Drummer Tommy Moore made the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return to his job of driving a forklift at Garston bottle works. He was briefly replaced by Norman Chapman, who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After going drummerless and mostly jobless for a few weeks, the band hired Pete Best on August 12th, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates.
June 11, 1961
June 11, 1962
The Beatles recorded a BBC radio program, “Here We Go”, at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester, in front of a studio audience composed largely of loyal Cavern fans. This was the last recording on which Pete Best played drums.
Elvis finished post production looping for the film Girls! Girls! Girls!
June 11, 1963
U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which included equal access to public facilities, an end to segregation in education, and guaranteed federal protection of voting rights.
In an attempt to halt desegregation by the enrollment of black students Vivian Malone and James Hood, Alabama Governor George Wallace stood defiantly in front of the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama. He eventually stepped aside after being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, federal marshals, and the Alabama Army National Guard.
June 11, 1964
Chicago police break up a Rolling Stones press conference in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
Girl Happy Pre-production: Soundtrack recording for Girl Happy continued from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. Elvis was unhappy with the material and with his own performance and left the sessions after 34 exhausting takes of Do Not Disturb.
June 11, 1965
The Beatles are announced as recipients of the Members of the British Empire award by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace. MP Hector Dupuis said “British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls,” when he returned his OBE three days later. Four more high ranking recipients would also give theirs back in the days that followed.
Frankie and Johnny
June 11, 1966
The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Paint It, Black’, the group’s third US No.1 single. Also a No.1 in the UK, it was the first No.1 single to feature a sitar on the recording.
European radio stations mistakenly report that The Who‘s lead singer Roger Daltrey is dead. Actually, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who was only injured in a car accident a few days earlier.
Melody Maker reported that Eric Clapton had split from John Mayall’s Bluebreakers, Jack Bruce had left Manfred Mann and Ginger Baker quit the Graham Bond Organization to form a new band called Cream.
Elvis remained at the hotel, still refusing to go to the studio. Instead he listened to the recordings of Red West, which were very good.
June 11, 1967
The Mamas & the Papas sang “Dedicated To The One I Love” and “Creeque Alley” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Richard Pryor, Alan King, and the mouse puppet Topo Gigio also appeared on the program.
June 11, 1968
A fire in a London recording studio interrupted The Rolling Stones while they were recording “Sympathy For The Devil” for their “Beggars Banquet” album.
At EMI studios in London, John Lennon works on “Revolution 9” in studio 3, while Paul McCartney records “Blackbird” in studio 2.
Elvis in rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend. Today, Elvis met with costume designer Bill Belew to discuss his ideas for the show, readily accepting Belew’s suggestions of high ‘Napoleonic’ collars and a black leather suit.
June 11, 1969
The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Ballad Of John and Yoko’ the group’s 17th UK No.1. The only two Beatles that played on the track were John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 11, 1970
June 11, 1971
June 11, 1972
Elvis performed at Madison Square Garden, New York at 2.30 p.m.
This fourth show was added after the original three show series sold out.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 6 – June 9th – June 20th 1972
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||Madison Square Garden
||New York NY
||Lion Head belt
June 11, 1973
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 11, 1974
Vernon leaves Dee Stanley and purchases a nearby home.
June 11, 1975
June 11, 1976
June 11, 1977
Joe Strummer and Topper Headon were detained overnight in prison in Newcastle upon Tyne having failed to appear at Morpeth Magistrates on May 21st. Both The Clash members were to answer a charge relating to the theft of a Holiday Inn pillowcase. They were both fined £100 ($170).
KC and the Sunshine Band became only the second group after The Jackson Five to achieve four US No.1’s when ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’ went to the top of the charts.
The Wake and Aftermath
Actor John Wayne (The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Rio Bravo, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, How the West Was Won, The Longest Day, Hatari!, North to Alaska, The Alamo, The High and the Mighty, Island in the Sky, The Quiet Man, Sands of Iwo Jima, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Stagecoach, Red River, Chisum, McLintock!, The Green Berets, Donovan’s Reef) died of stomach cancer at 72.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Nelson Mandellas 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion.
Patty Loveless joined the Grand Ole Opry.
Olivia Newton-John became a United Nations environmental ambassador.
ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson were invited by U2 to join them onstage at their concert in Stockholm to perform “Dancing Queen.”
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of “hate crimes” could be sentenced to additional punishment.
a chance to appear on U.S. postage stamps with Elvis Presley. … Dinah Washington, Richie Valens and Clyde McPhatter
Aaliyah went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Try Again’. It became the first “airplay-only” song to reach No.1 on the US singles chart (no points from a commercial single release).
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin founding member and guitarist, was awarded an OBE in the Queen of England’s Birthday Honours list and Queen guitarist and founding member Brian May was awarded a CBE.
The U.S. Congress heard singer Nancy Sinatra’s plea for legislation requiring that all performers – not just songwriters – be compensated when their songs are played on commercial radio.
The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violated a collective bargaining agreement.
Cher’s lesbian daughter, Chastity Bono, announced that she would undergo gender reassignment surgery to become a man. Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition and, in May 2010, he legally changed his gender to male and name to Chaz.
John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, received a lifetime achievement honor at the Mojo magazine awards in London, the first music prize of her career. With Lennon and as a soloist, she has made two dozen albums in 41 years.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon, re-entered the Billboard Album chart at No. 47, and reached the milestone of 1,000 weeks on Billboard’s charts. The album which was released in 1973 has done consistently well reaching No.1 on more than one occasion. The Dark Side Of The Moon
Elvis – That’s The Way It Is” the three-disc Special Edition was released by BMG. The collectors’ label Follow That Dream released special editions of the album in 2008, 2009 in 2012. While Sony released an 8 CD with 2 DVD set in 2014.
Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road.
Simon & Schuster announced a deal with Ringo Starr to publish his children’s book, “Octopus’ Garden,” based on a song the drummer wrote and sang while with the Beatles. Meanwhile, Starr was on hand at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for the opening of “Ringo: Peace & Love,” an exhibition of artifacts from his life and career, from childhood snapshots to his pink satin suit from “Sgt. Pepper,” and complete drum kits dating from his 1960s appearances as a member of the Beatles on TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” to more recent appearances as leader of his All-Starr Band.
A week after getting a Lifetime Country Music Achievement Award, Jim Ed Brown of The Browns died after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 81. The trio, that also included Jim’s sisters Maxine and Bonnie, reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the chart topping “The Three Bells” in 1959 and again in 1960 with “Scarlet Ribbons” and “The Old Lamplighter”. After the group broke up, Jim went on to a career in Country music which landed him in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2015.
In Manchester, Tennessee, the annual Bonnaroo music festival opened. The four-day event featured performances by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Earth Wind & Fire, Kacey Musgraves, Tears for Fears, and Brandi Carlile, among others.
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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