Our Daily Elvis for August 14, 2018

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Daily Elvis: August 14

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Tupelo, Mississippi


, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 14, 1954

Elvis performed at the Goodwyn Institute in Memphis

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

August 14, 1955

Elvis attended Jim Ed and Maxine Brown’s parents 25th wedding anniversary party in Gladewater, Texas.

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 14, 1956

A Washington D.C. DJ, Bob Rickman, creates the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley. Much of the national coverage of the singer has been critical, as evidenced by the many headlines which refer to him as a hillbilly as well as being a threat to society.

Back in Memphis Elvis was spotted at a service station in his new Lincoln.

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

August 14, 1957

Elvis received a phone call from James Savery about plans for the Elvis Presley Youth Center in Tupelo. Elvis did a concert and raised $10,000 in funds and it was never built.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption


August 14, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Gladys Presley died at 46, although her age was reported as 42 for many years. Elvis and Vernon at the hospital


While resting at his Graceland home after visiting his mother at a Memphis hospital, Elvis Presley receives a call from his father, telling him that his mother has passed away.

Elvis Presley | August, 1958 – Methodist Hospital – Elvis Presley Music

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

August 14, 1958 : The Death of Gladys Love Presley

August 14, 1959

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Johnny Cash, backed by the Anita Kerr Singers, recorded “The Rebel-Johnny Yuma,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “I’ll Remember You,” “Lorena,” “The Ballad Of Boot Hill,” and “Remember The Alamo.”    Elvis Pal Nick Adams was tv’s Johnny Yuma on The Rebel.

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 14, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 14, 1961

Wanda Jackson‘s “Right Or Wrong” enters the Billboard Pop chart on its way to #29. She would follow it with the #27 hit, “In The Middle Of A Heartache” next November.

Rockabilly: Wanda Jackson

Follow That Dream Filming resumed in Hollywood.

August 14, 1962

Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles Brian Epstein and the other three members decided to sack him. Best played his last gig the following night at The Cavern, Liverpool. Ringo Starrwho was nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes at a Butlin’s holiday camp received a telephone call from John Lennon, asking him to join The Beatles. Ringo gave Rory Storm three days notice and on August 18, appeared as a member of The Beatles for the first time. John Lennon later admitted to the group’s “cowardly” handling of the event.

August 14, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

Romances: Ann-Margaret

August 14, 1964

US singer Johnny Burnette was killed in a boating accident on Clear Lake California, aged 30. His unlit boat was struck by an unaware cabin cruiser, the impact threw him off the boat and he drowned. Burnette scored the 1961 US No.8 & UK No.3 single ‘Your Sixteen’.

Johnny Burnette – Wikipedia

The Johnny Burnette Trio – Rockabilly Legends

Johnny Burnette Mirrored Elvis – Geezer Music Club

August 14, 1965

At Studio 50 in New York City, the Beatles taped performances for CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They did six songs: “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Act Naturally,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Yesterday,” and “Help!” The tape aired on September 12, 1965 and marked their fourth appearance on the program.

Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’ss ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.

25 year old Charles Fizer of the R&B vocal group The Olympics was killed during the Watts Riots. The group reached the US Top 10 in 1958 with “Western Movies”.

The Elvis Presley EP “Tickle Me” hit #70 in the U.S.  Tickle Me used existing Elvis songs rather than new songs and RCA released 2 Extend Play singles, with the format falling out of favor. There were 2 EPs from for Tickle Me and in 2005, the movie got a full CD soundtrack with bonus tracks.

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Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 14, 1966

London’s The Catholic Herald newspaper ran an editorial describing John Lennon’s recent “bigger than Jesus” remark as generally accurate but “arrogant.” Meanwhile, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper of record, accepted the public apology Lennon made a few days earlier.

Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Shadows and The Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals) all appeared at the Surf ‘n See Club in Seabright New Jersey.

Double Trouble

August 14, 1967

All UK offshore pirate radio stations were closed down when the marine broadcasting act came into force. Radio Caroline continued to broadcast until March 68.


August 14, 1968


August 14, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 14, 1970

The first day of the three day UK Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire took place featuring Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, (who didn’t appear after being fog bound at Paris Airport), The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs. Weekend tickets, £3.

Elvis Presley’s single “The Wonder Of You” was certified gold by the RIAA.

That’s the Way It Is Production: Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 14, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows; Elvis complained he was coming down with the flu.

August 14, 1972

The date for the Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii concert is pushed back to January 1973, due to the upcoming release of Elvis: On Tour.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 14, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

August 14, 1974

Paul Anka‘s duet with Odia Coates, “You’re Having My Baby”, is awarded a Gold record despite its denouncement by feminists who object to the use of the word “my” as in “my baby”, not “our baby.” The record buying public feels differently as the song climbed to #1 in the US and #6 in the UK.

Elvis held three days of rehearsals at RCA’s Sunset Boulevard studio, running tonight from 7.00 [p.m. until 1.20 a.m. and continued on the next tow night from 9.00 p.m. till midnight.

August 14, 1975

August 14, 1976

Cliff Richard‘s biggest US hit, “Devil Woman” entered the Billboard Top 40 where it would reach #6. A huge star in his native UK, Richard achieved nine US Top 40 entries, including “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (#7 in 1979} and “Dreaming” (#10 in 1980).

August 14, 1977

Elvis and Ginger went motorcycling with cousin Billy and Jo Smith.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath


The Statue of Presley was unveiled in Elvis Presley Plaza in Memphis, TN. this statue was eventually moved inside the Memphis Welcome Centre



The BBC recording of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana reached #1 on the UK album chart.

Judge Joseph Evans orders that Elvis’ estate does not have to make any more payments to Col. Tom Parker, ending his 36 year hold on much of the King’s finances.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The DVD “Elvis Thru the Years” was released. The DVD presented the life of Elvis Presley through rare film footage, press conferences, behind-the-scenes feature, movie trailers, news clips, and comedy sketches to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the Elvis’ death.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



Michael Jackson’s former wife, 54-year-old Debbie Rowe testified in Los Angeles Superior Court that “Michael had a very low pain tolerance.” Giving evidence in a civil action filed by Katherine Jackson over her son’s death in 2009, Ms Rowe went on to say “Unfortunately, some of the doctors decided that when Michael was in pain, they would try to see who could give him the best pain killer.”


Paul McCartney led the final event held at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park before it was to be torn down to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.


Sammy Davis Jr. pendant among Elvis artifacts auctioned | The Seattle

Sammy Davis Jr pendant among 160 auctioned Elvis Presley items …

Elvis Presley gift to Sammy Davis Jr. sold for $40,000 at Graceland 


Ringo Starr became the first Beatle to become a great grandfather when his granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, gave birth to Stone Zakamo Low. Tatia is the daughter of Ringo’s son Zak Starkey.


Just days after Ted Nugent claimed that his involvement with National Rifle Association has played a part in keeping him out of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, double inductee David Crosby wrote on his Twitter account that Ted “just isn’t good enough.”

Collectors from around the world gathered at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee to bid on pieces of Elvis Presley for the 40th Anniversary Elvis Week commemoration, with 315 items sold in the August 12 auction selling for over $1.6 million.  All of the 315 items offered came from third-party collectors and not from the treasured Graceland Archives owned by Lisa Marie Presley.

What the Rise and Fall of Elvis Mean to America 40 Years After His Death

Featured Elvis Reference Site: Elvis Information NetworkELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 3– EIN exclusive report: ‘C’mon Everybody’ and watch out Memphis because Sanja Meegin, EIN’s roving reporter, is back in the Promised Land once again to give us all the inside scoops on Elvis Week 2017.

This is Sanja’s 18th visit to Memphis and Elvis Week, and today she checked out the alternate ELVIS Collectors’ Fairs getting time to meet up with Jimmy Velvet, Nancy Rook and Elvis photographer Keith Alverson along the way..

EIN is the only website with these exclusive Sanja Meegin Elvis Week 2017 reports, click here & don’t miss her great photos



Aug 09, 2018 – Aug 18, 2018 – Elvis Week 2018 – Events – Graceland

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Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

wreg.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late ..

What was Elvis Presley’s cause of death?

The SunAug. 13, 2018
Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 following drug abuse, with his … of Rock and Roll’s death, his daughter Lisa-Marie Presley confirmed her …

Elvis and Me: Todd Slaughter was the last man filmed with Presley

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Todd Slaughter is king of Elvis Presley fans, having run the UK fan club for more than 50 years. A film of him meeting the King at Indianapolis …

Elvis Presley The Boy Who Would Be King

Cashbox Magazine CanadaAug. 10, 2018
Elvis Presley. Although the anniversary of his death is not as universally recognized as years past his impact on the world has not diminished.
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Daily Mail

Lisa Marie Presley reveals she ‘still speaks to late father Elvis’

New Zealand Herald14 hours ago
Lisa Marie Presley admitted she “occasionally” asks her late father Elvis Presley for help in a candid interview on ITV’s Lorraine this week. The 50-year-old …


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Dear Readers

I began this blog on October 20, 2017

Daily Elvis: October 20

on this day, Elvis opened for Bill Haley and Pat Boone and stole the show, with the infamous Pied Piper of Cleveland a day in the life of  Disc Jockey – Bill Randal being filmed on this day in Elvis history.


I have gone around over  year, updating the original posts with a daily update this year

anyway, I am changing laptops and my web presence, so, if this is the last post on the daily elvis blog

I want to thank my readers and the Elvis websites and other music sites that I linked to in the daily posts

enjoy the compile, and feel free to share or re-compile.

The last elvis fan screamed at by the Memphis mafia

2007 Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling (not in the photo) with your blogger Nina Tryggvason

ElvisWorld: The Bathroom Bullies

Col Thomas Parker

Sun Records: Marion Keisker

Superfan: Kay Wheeler

America’s son on SUN: Elvisworld

Elvis @ Louisiana Hayride

Elvis Presley: TV Star

Elvis Presley Movie Star

Christmas Specials: Radio and TV

From Rockabilly Sun to RCA’s Atomic Powered Singer

The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Sun to RCA: The Producers

From Rocksploitations to Rock Opera: The Movie Soundtrack

The Trials of Lenny Bruce vs Elvis Presley, Police Badge Collector

Elvis Presley Collections – The Major Sets

Internet Elvis: Rare and Obscure Songs

The Elvis Religion

Elvis Fan Feature: Olof Adams

Elvis Presley: Racism vs Sexism – a sexuality social cocktail

1987 – Memphis

The Science of Tipping and the Social Arts

ElvisWorld: Hound Dogs

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Steve Allen did not like getting hammered in the ratings by Milton Berle twice with Elvis as the guest.

Nina K Tryggvason's photo.

Steve Allen was an urbane northern big city wit and closet gay in the 50s.

He had Elvis just once and it was the tv low point of Elvis’ career.

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Steve Allen joked that it was Elvis’ first comeback, as if the Berle Show had been less than a stellar success with Elvis burlesquing Hound Dog.

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Allen’s smackdown of highlighting Elvis’ southern roots with the Hillybill Act that Imogene Cocoa and shamefully Andy Griffith took part in as well.

A Tuxedo’d Elvis just showed how freaking sexy he was and ultimately the joke was on Allen and all Elvis’ naysayers.

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Even standing almost still, just suggesting movement – made the girls …..

squirm and squeal in the theatre seats

Nina K Tryggvason's photo.

there was a reason why Elvis was…

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ElvisWorld: Cigars, Cigarettes, Weed?

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Elvis Presley smoked pot in the 1950s before it was illegal.

He did smoke cigarettes and often paid the photographers who caught him smoking for their film, because he struggled to be a good role model. He enjoyed cigars.

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Elvis Presley came from families that moonshined and drank. Several to their deaths. So he rarely drank, it is one of the things most positively said about him by his insiders.


Booze is a depressant, it makes people maudlin and violent, Elvis had a few hard drinkers in his group – Charlie Hodge most noteably. His parties had booze, but Elvis mostly drank water, sodas, juice and milkshakes. The last meal he had was cookies and ice cream.


Elvis Presley tried LSD one time and The Beatles smoked pot at Elvis’ house when they met him in 1964.

He did medical grade drugs ordered from the pharmacy manual obtained by doctor…

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Elvis Presley: the 68 Comeback – the Album that wasn’t supposed to be

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Steve Binder, the director of the Elvis special, was promised by Col Parker that there would be no soundtrack album. This was a one time tv event, like the TAMI Program Binder had directed in the early 60s.

It marks the return of Elvis to the live stage and performing his A Game – a revitalized studio period and then The Concert Years.


This show aired on tv and blew the rating and put Elvis back on the Main Stage.

bootlegs of the un-released recordings circulated… until the dawn of home video and VHS and DVD deluxe box sets!

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One of the sit down shows was released on VHS.

It was funny to me that, at the time, The Beatles were “too good” for the CD format.

Yet. there was Elvis – an LP and CD release $5 difference in price, CDs cost more, but they had another 5 tracks…

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Elvisworld: Priscilla is his ex-wife – not his widow

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From Elvis Information Network’s Ask Marty:

Fab: Did Elvis really want to marry Priscilla or did the Colonel want him to marry her.

Marty: Elvis told me, the day he asked me to be his Best Man that Priscilla’s father threatened him with breach of promise and that he would go to the media and tell them he had been living with her since she was 16, if he didn’t marry her. He told me that.

Parker advised him to marry her, even though he said he didn’t want to. To be fair, Priscilla and her father denied that on Elvis By The Presleys, which really should have been called Elvis By The Beaulieus. I prefer to believe Elvis because of how agitated he was about it.


Nina adds: The divorce included an agreement that Priscilla not use the Presley name. She changed back to the Presley name…

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Elvisworld: Television Commericals

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the latest tv product to use Elvis to sell it is beer.

Elvis did not drink. He was very much against alcohol, as moonshining is why the Presely Family midnight moved out of Tupelo and many of his relatives where alcoholics who’s deaths were related to booze. His mother included.

anyway to really sell this, Sony is releasing a green 45 single collector item

bossa nova green


recently Elvis was spotted with Dolly Parton promoting Tennesse tourism

and of course:

elvis record player

While his name was stamped on products, Elvis only 2 to ads during his lifetime.

During the Hayride shows, he sang the theme for the Southern Made donut shop, no audio of this has so far surfaced

He also did a photo session to advertise RCA higher end stereos – back when these sorts of things were the size of furniture.

it occurred to RCA that teens don’t buy furniture so the…

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