Our Daily Elvis for June 18, 2018

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Daily Elvis: June 18

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Tupelo, Mississippi



Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 18, 1955

Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘Unchained Melody’, (a theme for the obscure prison film Unchained and a hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1965, and an Elvis 70s concert showstopper).

Elvis performed at the Big D Jamboree, Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas

Elvis Presley | Big D Jamboree | Dallas, Texas. Sportarium 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 18, 1956

At Audobon Drive with June

Romance: June Juanico

June 18, 1957

Jailhouse Rock Post-production

Presley Fans Keep Studio From Chopping Sideburns By ALINE MOSBY United Press Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (UP) —

Elvis Presley was All Shook Up with gratitude today. Durned if fans didn’t keep MGM Studio from chopping off his famous sideburns and bangs. MGM figured on giving Elvis a crewcut and shaving off those side whiskers because he plays a convict in “Jailhouse Rock”, the third movie on the agenda of the Presley . steamroller through Hollywood. But this caused the biggest crisis in the movie business since Lassie was exposed as a she: Four thousand post cards and letters from Presley fans poured into MGM, begging that the studio let their hero act with his original hair hanging around his sensual- looking face. His Trademark A Fortville, Ind., mother wrote “We love him at our house. Elvis has had more criticism than anyone but his loyal fans stand by.”

The Military Service Disruption

June 18, 1959
Elvis in Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 18, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks.

June 18, 1963

Paul McCartney celebrates his 21st birthday at the home of his Aunt Ginny (referred to as Aunty Gin in “Let ‘Em In”), along with various friends, relatives and the other Beatles.


Elvis Presley’s single “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” / “Please Don’t Drag That String Around” released.

The Devil in Disguise,peaked at number three in the US on the Billboard singles chart on August 10, 1963 and number nine on the Billboard Rhythm and Blues singles chart, becoming his last top ten single on the Rhythm and Blues charts in the USA.  when the song was debuted to a British audience on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, the celebrity guest John Lennon voted the song “a miss” stating on the new song that Elvis Presley was “like Bing Crosby now”. The song went on to reach number 1 in the UK for a single week.The song also topped Japan’s Utamatic record chart in the fall of 1963.

Chart (1963) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 1
Canada (CHUM Chart)[5] 1
Finland (Finnish Singles Chart) 1
French Singles (SNICP)[6] 1
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 1
New Zealand Singles (NZFPI)[5] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 3
US Hot R&B Sides[14] 9

“Please Don’t Drag that String Around, did not chart; and “Devil in Disguise” re-charted in 2005, but did not break the Top 10.



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Elvis with fans at The Memphian Movie theatre



Elvis in rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office.

June 18, 1964

Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney 22nd birthday and after the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors ‘Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party’ competition.


Presley’s return to the charts: For the First Time in the three years since The Beatles rocketed to fame and fortune, the English hit parade has been topped by that figure out of the past, Elvis Presley. His “Crying in the Chapel” displaced Briton Sandie Shaw’s “long Live Love”, according to a recent weekly report, at the top of the pile.

The best The Beatles could do was take 24th place, with “Ticket to Ride”. The Beatles recent appearance on the queen’s birthday honors list, creating them members of the Order of the British Empire, cannot be expected to do much for their dwindled popularity. One teen-age girl, for example, said of The Beatles favor at the royal hand, “They’ve become respectable, and I don’t want anything to more to do with them.”

All along, of course, we knew that even The Beatles would have their day and be replaced. But we did not expect to see so ancient a figure as Elvis Presley rise to occupy the Beatles’ vacated throne – and in the Beatles home country! Isn’t anything certain any more, even the fickleness of addicts to popular records?

June 18, 1965

The final cut of Harum Scarum is screened for studio executives, and the Colonel, aghast, declares “It would take a fifty-fifth cousin to P.T. Barnum to sell this picture… The best thing to do is to book it fast, get the money, then try again.”

Frankie and Johnny

Elvis’ father’s day telegram to Frank Sinatra

June 18, 1966

Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers In The Night” overtook The Rolling Stones‘ “Paint It Black” as the best selling single in the US.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 18, 1972

“Live at Madison Square Garden” is released days after the concerts.  It was certified Gold on August 4, 1972, Platinum on May 20, 1988, 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.[6] Along with Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite it ranked as the top 1970’s RCA live album by Elvis Presley.

As Recorded at Madison Square Garden – Wikipedia

Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

Elvis Presley : Fort Worth, Texas: June 18, 1972

Yea, yea, They Still Scream For Elvis by Jack Gordon Fort Worth Press

Elvis Presley | Fort Worth, Texas| June 18, 1972

Leaving the Chicago Midway Airport on Fathers Day, June 18, 1972 after three concerts in two days

On Tour 72 #5 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

June 18, 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 18, 1974

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


June 18, 1974 (8:30 pm). Baton Rouge, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 18, 1975

Elvis Presley in Mid-South Hospital in Memphis, supposedly to have “an extensive eye examination, actually underwent a face-lift.

June 18, 1976

ABBA gave a special live performance in Stockholm for Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Sommerlath on the eve of their wedding.

June 18, 1977

The Beatles’ “Live At The Hollywood Bowl”, recorded in August, 1964 and August, 1965, rose to the top of the UK album chart. Across the pond, it would climb to #2 on the Billboard Hot 200.

Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was slashed on his face and hands by knife-wielding youths on a London street. They objected to the Pistols’ anti-monarchist song “God Save the Queen”. The next day, another member of the Pistols, Paul Cook, was beaten by a gang armed with iron pipes.


Elvis performed at the Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. He seemed tired but announced to the crowd: ” In spite of what you may hear or you may read, we’re here, and we’re healthy and we’re doing what we enjoy doing.”

June 18, 1977. (8:30 pm) Kansas City, MO. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Music in Mid-America by Shifra Stein Kansas City Times

“It isn’t a pretty sight to behold a crumbling phenomenon. Urged on and on around the country by fans who rely on his past glories to fuel their image of him, Elvis is like a bull in the ring. He belongs to the crowd – and they refuse to let him go.”

KC Recalls: Elvis Presley at Kemper Arena | The Daily Record

“Photoplay” magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.

On Tour 77 #29 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Geraldo show  Did Elvis Presley fake his death?

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Ray Charles’ funeral was held at the First AME Church in Los Angeles. Stevie Wonder, Glen Campbell, B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, and Willie Nelson performed during the service. Non-performing mourners included Clint Eastwood, Berry Gordy, Jr., and Little Richard.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


PressReader – The Day: 2018-06-18 – Longtime Elvis Presley

‘The King’: New documentary compares Elvis to Trump

Daily Highlight for 2018


Mary Kathleen Selph was killed in an auto accident on July 18, 1972 at the age of 20.


Woman With Elvis No Longer A Mystery | Elvis News – Elvis Presley

Elvis Romances: Mary Kathleen Selph


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



Was There A Dark Side to Elvis and Gladys?

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Elvis filled in the blank lines of his parent’s marriage certificate with his own name and that of “Magdline” Morgan, a girl he knew from church. He wrote in September 11th as the date of their marriage.


This all was a big surprise, 50 years later, to Magdalene, when she heard about it. She commended: ” It was just a very sweet relationship. At that time, if you just held hands, it was very serious. And we did hold hands a lot”.

Magdalene Morgan died in February, 2012.


1940s Tupelo school grounds “Elvis likes you” was the playground taunt to make girls cry.

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Bill E. Burke was a Memphis Reporter who covered Elvis’ early career – his slim volumes and columns have yet to be collected in a proper hard cover must own.

He watched Elvis change from the…

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Elvis Collectibles: Elvis Aaron Presley

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Elvis Aaron Presley

This set of 8 LPs came out in 1980. I had spent the summer babysitting and had earned just enough to buy it – $60.

checking the Inflation calc: What cost $60 in 1980 would cost $164.59 in 2012.

I went to Sam The Record Man – a now defunct Canada chain at Surrey Place, now Central City Mall.

Sam the Record man

Where the teenaged clerk was rude to me, but I was in too much of a shopping fervor to pay much attention. Besides, it was par for the course to be treated as a lesser customer because of age. Who knew to assert themselves as a kid against the system?

“limited to only 100,000” ever copies, eventually this set was released on CD as a box set.

Anyway, the LP covers!


EAP LP 1 description

with interestingly an almost 20 minute Elvis monolog from 1962 recorded on a movie set.

The second album…

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Our Daily Elvis for June 13, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 13

Click the above for the complete Daily Elvis posting

The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi


Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977


At the Castle Studio in Nashville’s Tulane Hotel, Hank Williams recorded his compositions “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Settin’ The Woods On Fire” and “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive.”


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 13, 1956

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Elvis and June Juanico in Houston: When Elvis and June were having breakfast at a restaurant on South Main Street, Elvis got himself surrounded by a lot of girls. He told a reporter he was engaged to only one: his career.

Romance: June Juanico

The Military Service Disruption

June 13, 1958

“High School Confidential,” starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Diane Jergens, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Anthony, Michael Landon, and featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing the title song, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Ed Sullivan phones Colonel Tom Parker and says he wants Elvis to make a fourth appearance on his show as soon as he is discharged from the Army. Unfortunately for Sullivan, Elvis would never return to his program as The Colonel chose to book his client on Frank Sinatra’s variety show on May 12th, 1960 for a then unheard of fee of $125,000.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.  On Leave @ Graceland May 31 to June 13


June 13, 1959

Military Service in Germany /  At the beginning of a 15 day furlough Elvis traveled to Munich and later Paris with Lamar, Rex and Charlie Hodge.

U.S. Army Pvt. Elvis Presley received a 15-day furlough and used it to travel from his post in Germany to Paris. While there, he and his entourage stayed in a suite at the Prince De Galles Hotel on the Champs Elysees and made frequent visits to the Moulin Rouge and the Lido club.

Elvis in Munich in june 13 1959 .Elvis at the Moulin Rouge in Munich in march 4 1959.

Elvis Presley’s 1959 Two-week Army Furlough in Munich and Paris

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

une 13, 1962

At Western Recorders in Hollywood, Ricky Nelson recorded “It’s Up To You.”

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 13, 1963

DOLORES HART, the 24-year-old film actress and co- star of Elvis Presley, is becoming a nun a Hollywood spokesman said

June 13, 1964

The Beatles performed another two shows at Centennial Hall, Adelaide, South Australia. For the four shows that The Beatles performed in Adelaide there were 12,000 tickets, for which 50,000 requests had been placed. The two shows on this day were drummer’s Jimmy Nicol’s last as a “temporary Beatle”. Ringo Starr (who had been ill), re-joined The Beatles in Melbourne the next day.

The Rolling Stones make a television appearance on Hollywood Palace, a show hosted by Dean Martin. Dino made some jokes at the Stones’ expense. After a trampolinist’s act, Dean quipped, “That’s the father of The Rolling Stones; he’s been trying to kill himself ever since.”

Elvis Presley’s cover of Ray Charles 1959 hit “What’d I Say” hit #21 in the U.S.

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The b-side “Viva Las Vegas” hit #29 in the U.S.  reached #12 on the UK Singles Chart, improving to #15 after a reissue in 2007. and it was certified Gold Award issued on March 27, 1992.

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June 13, 1967

The Bee Gees appear on the UK TV show As You Like It, where they perform their new single “New York Mining Disaster 1941”. Originally titled “Have You Seen My Wife, Mr. Jones”, the song would go on to reach #12 in the UK and #14 in the US.


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Priscilla’s pregnancy is announced. The group stayed over two nights in Flagstaff, Arizona, while visiting the Grand Canyon.

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Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Visiting The Grand Canyon, June 1967


June 13, 1968

Elvis continued with the rehearsals at Binder-Howe Productions office throughout the week and the weekend.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 13, 1971

Frank Sinatra performed his “retirement” concert at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, a benefit performance marking the 50th anniversary of the Motion Picture And Television Relief Fund. His 11-song set ended with the song “Angel Eyes” and its last line, “‘S’cuse me … while I … disappear,” after which the spotlight that had been reduced to illuminate only his face was extinguished. Sinatra returned a year and a half later with the legendary comeback album “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back.”

June 13, 1972

The Drifters’ original lead singer, Clyde McPhatter died. He was considered by many as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest voices and  Elvis Presley was one of his biggest fans. Joined Billy Ward & the Dominoes in 1950, formed The Drifters in 1953, had several solo hits including 1962 ‘Lover Please,’ was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Clyde McPhatter – Wikipedia

For Elvis CD Collectors • Clyde McPhatter Says Hello 

Elvis Presley cover of Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters’s ‘Such a Night 

MusicWorld: The Drifters

Elvis performed at the Roberts Municipal Coliseum, Evansville, Indiana.


Elvis Presley : Evansville, Indiana : June 13, 1972

June 13, 1972 (8:30 pm) – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 13, 1973

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded her composition “I Will Always Love You,” inspired by her professional partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, whom she was leaving at the time in order to begin a solo career.

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 13, 1974

Elvis flew into Memphis before taking off on his third tour of 1974.

June 13, 1975

John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance when he appeared on ‘Salute To Sir Lew Grade’, performing ‘Slippin And Slidin’, and ‘Imagine’. The performance was recorded at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on April 18, 1975.

Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California. Recordings from these two shows were used as part of his No.1 double album ‘Frampton Comes Alive’. It became the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US and Frampton Comes Alive! was voted “Album of the year” in the 1976 Rolling Stone readers poll. It stayed on the chart for 97 weeks.

June 13, 1976

June 13, 1977

Three days after escaping prison, the convicted assassin of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Earl Ray, was recaptured.

Elvis called President Jimmy Carter to try to help out his friend George Klein in a federal court case. President Carter returned the phone call, but could not understand anything Elvis said.


The Wake and Aftermath


The movie version of “Grease,” starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, and Jeff Conaway, had its world premiere in New York City.


“Roadie,” starring Meat Loaf, Art Carney and Kaki Hunter, with Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Jr., Alice Cooper, Merle Kilgore, Blondie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Peter Frampton, and Don Cornelius, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Businessman (Jimmy Dean Sausage)/singer (P.T. 109, Big Bad John)/actor (J.J. Starbuck, Daniel Boone, Diamonds Are Forever)/television host (The Jimmy Dean Show)/radio host (Town and Country Time)/Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Dean died at age 81. Along with placing eight songs on Billboard’s Top 40 between 1958 and 1976, Dean was also elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February, 2010. His remains are entombed in a 9-foot-tall piano-shaped mausoleum overlooking the James River on the grounds of his Virginia estate. Borrowing from the lyrics of his biggest hit single, “Big Bad John,” Dean’s epitaph reads “Here Lies One Hell of a Man.”

Jimmy Dean and Elvis | ElvisBlog

Jimmy Dean Remembers Elvis Presley | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

The Jimmy Dean Show tv appearance. – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

Jimmy Dean and Elvis Presley on the Jimmy Dean WMAL-TV Show …


Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Hall of Fame at New York’s Apollo Theater, the same venue where he began his professional career as a 12-year-old in 1962.


The Beach Boys‘ first album of all-new material since 1992, “That’s Why God Made the Radio”, raced up the Billboard 200 chart to number 3. Their span of Billboard Top Ten LPs stretched to 49 years and one week since they first graced the chart with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963.


Songwriter  Lincoln Wayne “Chips” Moman, who produced hits for Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Merrilee Rush, the Box Tops, the Gentrys and Carla Thomas died of complications from emphysema at age 79. (Hey Won’t You Play-Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, Luckenbach Texas-Back To The Basics Of Love)/ record producer (Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, Kentucky Rain, Don’t Cry Daddy, Sweet Caroline, Always On My Mind, Angel Of The Morning, Cry Like A Baby, Keep On Dancing, Gee Whiz)

Chips Moman – Wikipedia

Legendary Producer Chips Moman Dead at 79 – Rolling Stone

Chips Moman, producer who helped revive Elvis Presley’s career, dies

Chips Moman, Hit-Making Producer and Songwriter, Dies at 79 


Rutherford native keeps Elvis alive

Watch the Elvis Presley impersonator wowing Manchester audiences

Elvis Presley Boulevard blocked after container falls off truck, starts 


Daily Highlight for 2018


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


Vancouver Views: Jane Fonda dares VPD to arrest her

Elvis was asked at his Madison Square Press conference about celebrities and expressing their political views, while he declined to share his views, he said other celebs should not keep their views to themselves.

Elvis was a controversy in himself, other celebs have to identify issues

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Give us This day June 13, Our Daily Elvis

Elvis called President Jimmy Carter to try to help out his friend George Klein in a federal court case.

June 14, 1977
President Carter returned Elvis phone call at 5.18 p.m. but gave up because he could not understand Elvis’ rambling. Elvis tried to call back the next day, but didn’t succeed.
U2 frontman and philanthropist Bono will meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday to discuss Canada’s maternal and child health initiative, CTV News has confirmed.  ctvnews.ca
dear U2’s Bono: pay taxes so government can afford to do all the stuff you demand that they do; you know, Elvis Presley paid 90% and was proud to be America’s highest paying taxpayer.

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Elvis World: Love Children to Fake Children

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A Swedish woman named Lisa Johansen (after a name change and possibility facial surgery) has been claiming for over a decade that she is Lisa Marie Presley while for some unclear reason, Priscilla has knowingly raised an impostor.

You really would think the story would end there, because who would believe that? There is simply no logic to the claim at all, but this hasn’t stopped the claimant from showing up at Graceland from time to time and attempting nuisances lawsuits.

Her most ridiculous claim was having had the RCMP conduct a skull assessment of the agreed upon Lisa Marie child photos and herself – and the RCMP does not hire out as a private labratory and there is no criminal proceeding in Canada. so… No.


Alice Tifkin dyed her hair black and changed her name to Eliza Presley; first claiming to be an Elvis love child, then switching her…

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