Daily Elvis: August 16

Give us this day, August 16, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 16, 1937

The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized as a part of the American Federation of Labor. On September 17, 1952, the Television Authority and AFRA merged to create a new union, the present-day American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

August 16, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

August 16, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

572 Poplar Avenue

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

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

August 16, 1954

August 16, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 16, 1956

Actor Bela Lugosi died after a heart attack at 73. (Dracula, White Zombie, Bride of the Monster, The Wolf Man, Son of Frankenstein, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Body Snatcher, The Ape Man, The Invisible Ray, The Black Cat, Ghosts on the Loose, Island of Lost Souls, Glen or Glenda, Spooks Run Wild, Ninotchka, International House, Bowery at Midnight, Voodoo Man, Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Elvis left Memphis on an American Airlines flight for Los Angeles where he reported to 20th Century Fox for pre-production meetings for his first movie: The Reno Brothers, based on a true story and would be renamed “Love Me Tender”.

August 16, 1957

Buddy Holly And The Crickets played the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and were booed by the mostly Black crowd who were expecting to see an R&B group that also used the name ‘The Crickets’. By the end of the night however, the audience was cheering for the Lubbock, Texas band. Also on the bill that night were Roy Hamilton, Shep And The Limelites and Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

The Military Service Disruption

August 16, 1958

Military Leave in Memphis: Elvis attended the funeral of Red West’s father. He was overcome with emotions and later in the afternoon he visited his mother’s grave.

August 16,1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 16, 1960

Flaming Star : Principal photography began at Conejo Movie Ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.

August 16, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 16, 1962

Peter, Paul And Mary released their first US Top 10 hit, “If I Had a Hammer”, a standard Folk song that had been around since 1949.

August 16, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 16,1964

August 16, 1965

Elvis received a telegram from the president of Capitol Records inviting him to a cocktail party in Los Angeles on the 24th, to meet the Beatles.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 16, 1966

Double Trouble

August 16, 1967

Speedway

August 16, 1968

Charro!

August 16, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 16 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
My Babe
Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Runaway
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
In The Ghetto
What I’d Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 16 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
My Babe
Such A Night
Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
Elvis introduces Harold James after introducing the band
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What I’d Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 16 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Suit long belt
Info August 16 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 16, 1970

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

Date: 16 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 16 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 16 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 16 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 16, 1971

This week’s UK Top 5 singles: No.5, Free, ‘All Right Now’, No.4, Shirley Bassey, ‘Something’, No.3, Hotlegs, ‘Neanderthal Man’, No.2, The Kinks, ‘Lola’ and No.1, Elvis Presley, ‘The Wonder Of You’, (his 16th UK No.1).

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 16 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Love Me Tender
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shaking On
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’ / Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 16 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Love Me Tender
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
I’m Leavin / Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 16 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 16 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

August 16, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 16 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Johnny B. Goode
Proud Mary
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Way
A Big Hunk O’ Love
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 16 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Johnny B. Goode
Proud Mary
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Little Sister/Get Back
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Way
American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 16 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info August 16 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

August 16, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 16 August 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Release Me
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 16 August 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

ngagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 16 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 16 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 16, 1974

August 16, 1975

Noon rehearsals were held each day for three days in preparation for the Vegas opening.

August 16, 1976

August 16, 1977

12:00 midnight: After his 10:30 pm dentist’s appointment is completed, Elvis and girlfriend Ginger Alden return to Graceland.

2:15 am: Elvis calls his doctor to request more painkillers, ostensibly because of pain engendered by the dentist trip. Elvis’ stepbrother Ricky Stanley drives to the all-night pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital and returns with six Dilaudid pills.

4:00 am: Elvis wakes up first cousin Billy Smith and his wife, Jo, to request they play a game of racquetball with him. Presley, as usual, plays the game while barely moving, and playfully attempts to hit Billy with the ball. In doing so, Elvis manages to hit himself with his racquet, bruising his leg. The game is called off.

4:30 am: Elvis moves to a nearby piano and performs two unidentified gospel numbers and “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain.”

5:00 am: Elvis decides to turn in early (for him), going up to his bedroom with Ginger. He takes one of the pre-packaged packets of pills created by his doctor for twice-daily use.

7:00 am: Elvis takes a second pack of pills.

8:00 am: Still unable to sleep, Elvis asks for a third packet, which is brought to him by his aunt, Delta Mae Biggs.

9:30 am: Elvis takes the book he’s been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and goes into his bathroom, “Don’t fall asleep in there,” she says, knowing his propensity to nod off.

“Okay, I won’t,” he says.

Ginger, who Elvis gave a Tylenol 3 tablet, drops back to sleep.

1:30 pm: Ginger awakens and sees Elvis is still gone. When knocking on the bathroom door produces no reply, she enters and finds his lifeless body on the floor in front of the toilet.

She calls downstairs for help and Nancy Rook, Graceland Maid answers and dispatches Elvis associates Al Strada and Joe Esposito, who arrive in the bathroom and they call the fire department. An ambulance is dispatched. Daughter Lisa Marie and father Vernon arrive in the bathroom, but Lisa Marie is quickly removed from the scene.

 

2:56 pm: Elvis Presley arrives at the Baptist Medical Center in Memphis.

3:00 pm: Elvis is pronounced dead.

4:00 pm: On the steps of Graceland, heartbroken father Vernon Presley tells the assembled reporters: “My son is dead.”

Vernon Presley Talks to the Media – August 16, 1977

His autopsy was performed at 7:00 p.m.  The death was announced as the autopsy was being carried out: The official coroner’s report listed “cardiac arrhythmia” as the cause of Presley’s death, (which only means the heart stopped and not why) but the real cause of death: a cocktail of ten prescribed drugs, taken together in doses no doctor should ever prescribe to a person with terminal illness, which Elvis did not have. The pills he took were for symptom management: pain and sleep mostly, nothing for an actual medical condition.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Also on Memphis Mafia duty during the final hours were Stepbrothers David E. Stanley and Rick Stanley. One delivered pill packs and the other was smoking pot with a pal in the pool table room, off the TV room.

 

The staff of television newsrooms considered Elvis’ death a late-breaking story. There was not enough time for TV reporters who had been sent to Memphis to file stories for the evening news. Executives had to decide quickly what film footage they could use from their files and where to place the story in relation to the other news of the day. NBC-TV not only rewrote their news lineup to lead off with the story of Elvis’ death, but the network also made immediate plans to delay The Tonight Show and put together a late-night news documentary. David Brinkley, a national news anchor for NBC at the time, opened his broadcast with three minutes devoted to Elvis’ sudden death. ABC-TV also decided to lead with the Presley story.

When they learned that NBC would be doing a late-night news special about the significance of Elvis Presley to American music, ABC announced that they would also air a half-hour documentary.

CBS did not follow suit, however. The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, featuring the most respected man in broadcasting at that time, had led the news program ratings for more than a decade. CBS executives chose not to open the evening broadcast with the Presley story. Arbitron’s records indicate that when millions of viewers realized this they immediately switched the channel to another network.

The CBS decision not to lead with Elvis’ death gave the CBS Evening News its lowest ratings in years. (For the record, Roger Mudd was substituting for Walter Cronkite that evening.) CBS devoted only 70 seconds to its story on Elvis, placing it after a lengthy segment on the Panama Canal. The producer for that evening’s news was vehemently opposed to leading off with Elvis’ death, in spite of other members of the CBS programming staff suggesting it repeatedly. Interviewed later, the producer agreed that he was out of sync with the national consciousness. Two days later, CBS tried to save face by putting together a documentary on Elvis.

The Death Of Elvis Presley : August 16, 1977 : Elvis Biography

Radio Luxembourg was the first radio station in Europe to announce Elvis’ death.At 11pm Mark Wesley reads the news and announces Elvis’ death, and then it’s the Tony Prince show. Prince, close to tears at times, devotes his entire show to Elvis, finishing at 3.45am.

elvis variety obit

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984

RCA Victor Records released the Elvis Presley single “Baby, Let’s Play House.”

the Producer was Joan Deary, who started at RCA the same year as Elvis, but she was a secretary then. In 1973, she recorded the Aloha Concert for RCA and she was the last RCA producer known to Elvis Presley.

Sun to RCA: The Producers

 

1987

Cinemax-TV premiered “Elvis ’56.”

1994

Light Year Entertainment released a three-video boxed set entitled “Elvis – The Concert Collection.”

1997

Elvis Presley, via video, starred in “Elvis in Concert ’97.” Over thirty of his former TBC bandmates made appearances.

Elvis: The Concert – Wikipedia

On the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, over 30,000 fans descended on Memphis, Tennessee for a 10 minute mourning, circling his grave. A poll found that almost a third of the fans were keeping an eye out for him in the crowd.

2002

In Memphis, TN, Lisa Marie Presley introduced a recording of “Don’t Cry Daddy” The event was the last day of a 25th anniversary concert, the first of three Father/Daughter duets – following on the Hank Williams Sr/Jr and the Nat King and Nathalie Cole post-humus duets.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Thousands of silent mourners paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his gravesite at Graceland, on the 34th anniversary of his death. Flower arrangements and heart-shaped wreaths decorated the burial site as Presley’s music played softly in the background.

2016

“My Brother Elvis” by David E. Stanley was published.

2017

Elvis Remembered At RCA Studio B

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley Lead Elvis Fans in Candlelight Vigil

Elvis Presley fans furious at being charged to visit his grave

Elvis’s death was a perfect example: The media doesn’t understand

Featured Reference Site:  Elvis Information Network: Elvis Week 2017

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 5– 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 as we head to the Candlelight Vigil she spent the day looking around Memphis to check out all those more obscure ELVIS connections such as Anita Woods house, Sam Phillips recording studio, Khang Rhee’s karate studio just to name a few.. and then to the Strictly ELVIS dance party..

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

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

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Daily Elvis: August 15

Give us this day,  August 15, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 15, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

August 15, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

August 1952

Elvis worked at the Upholsterers Specialties Company.

572 Poplar Avenue

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

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

August 15, 1954

Elvis performed at the Goodwyn Institute in Memphis.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info August 14 1954 Goodwyn Institute Memphis TN (8:30 PM) Saturday Night Jamboree

August 15, 1955

After a suggestion that RCA bid $20,000 to land Elvis Presley, company executive Mitch Miller replies “No singer is worth that much.”

Elvis attended a meeting in Memphis with the Colonel, Bob Neal and Vernon at which a new contract was signed that named the Colonel at ‘special advisor’ with control of virtually every aspect of the operation.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 15, 1956

August 15, 1957

Elvis asked Steve Sholes to hire Millie Kirkham for his next session.

The Military Service Disruption

August 15, 1958

21-year-old Buddy Holly was married to 25-year-old Maria Elena Santiago, a woman he had met just two months earlier. The wedding took place at the home of Buddy’s parents in Lubbock, Texas, only a few days after his song “Think It Over” entered the US Top 40.

 

Elvis on Military Leave in Memphis. Red West’s Father died.

 

The funeral of Gladys was held at Graceland at 3.30 p.m. and Elvis and Vernon almost collapsed.

1959

Elvis Presley’s single “A Big Hunk O’ Love” hit #1 in the U.S.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 15, 1960

Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘It’s Now Or Never’, also No.1 in the UK. The record would have international sales of over 20 million.

Flaming Star 

August 15, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 15, 1962

August 15, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 15, 1964

Trying to capitalize on the Beatles’ film success, MGM signs The Dave Clark Five to a movie contract for picture called Having A Wild Weekend.

Despite the fact that the US record charts are dominated by Rock and Roll, crooner Dean Martin has the number one tune with his biggest hit, “Everybody Loves Somebody”. It made it to #11 in the UK. The song had been around since 1949 and had been previously recorded by several well known artists without success. When Martin’s version pushed The Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” out of the top spot on the Billboard chart, he sent telegrams to Elvis and to Frank Sinatra saying “I did it! I knocked ’em out of first place!”

August 15, 1965

Elvis, Vernon and the Colonel visited the USS Arizona.

Parker with Elvis and then Vernon above, below: Jerry Schilling follows Elvis.

Elvis did a benefit concert to raise funds for the memorial and  was in Hawaii in production for Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Elvis on Holiday – Visiting The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial


August 15, 1966

Double Trouble

August 15, 1967

Speedway

August 15, 1968

Charro!

August 15, 1969

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival began on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel, New York. The three-day long festival drew a crowd of more than 500,000 people and became one of the most celebrated Rock and Folk concert festivals of all time. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and the Family Stone, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Ravi Shanker, Country Joe and the Fish, Blood Sweat and Tears, Arlo Guthrie, and Joe Cocker. During the three days there were three deaths, two births and four miscarriages.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 15 August 1969
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
Elvis introduces Jerry Lee Lewis after introducing the band.

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On excerpt
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What I’d Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings: Sweet Memories

 

Date: 15 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
Elvis introduces Jerry Lee Lewis after introducing the band.
Whole Lotta Shakin’ On
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
What I’d Say
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 15 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Herringbone suit with Red pleats
Info August 15 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 15, 1970

Elvis Presley’s album “On Stage” hit #2 in the U.K.

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

 

Date: 15 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
Love Me Tender
[b] ** Tracklist Is Incomplete [/b]
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 15 August 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
Love Me Tender
Youve Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 15 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Fringe White Macrame belt White Suit
Info August 15 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 15, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 15 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 15 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 15 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 15 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

 

August 15, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 15 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 15 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Adonis suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Johnny B.Goode
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To say You love Me
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Little Sister/Get Back
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Walk That Lonesome Road (J.D. Sumner & The Stamps)
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 15 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 15 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 15, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 15 August 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Release Me
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Something
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 15 August 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Release Me
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Something
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 9 – Las Vegas August 6th – September 3rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 15 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info August 15 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 15, 1974

August 15, 1975

Elvis canceled his lease on the Fairchild plane and bought a Jet Commander in its place at a cost of $508,000.
Later in the evening Elvis left Memphis for Las Vegas, but the plane was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Dallas because Elvis had difficulty breathing. After resting for several hours in a motel, he continued the trip.

August 15, 1976

August 15, 1977

Elvis was planning to leave to begin a tour which would start in Portland.

 

He woke at about 4.00 p.m. He watched television until 10.30 p.m.  Then he left for his dentist appointment, where fans at the gate took the last living photos of Elvis.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.

1992

Boyz II Men started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘End Of The Road’ the group’s first US No.1. Taken from the Eddie Murphy film ‘Boomerang’, it broke the 36-year-old record held by Elvis for the longest run at No.1

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

On NBC’s “Today Show” a segment aired about a special song being planned for inclusion on the “Elvis 2nd To None” CD.

At Graceland, Ernst Jorgensen and Joe DiMuro from BMG/RCA announced the discovery of a lost Elvis recording, “I’m a Roustabout.”

The crowd on hand witnessed the premiere of the music video for the new Paul Oakenfold remix of Elvis’ 1969 recording of “Rubberneckin’.”

2007

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley made a surprise visit to Graceland on the eve of the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ death. The pair spoke to the surprised crowd from an elevated platform where Lisa Marie said “I’ve always avoided this because I felt that it would be too emotional, but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight.”

2017

Elvis Week 2017: Featured Elvis Site:

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 4– 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 on a lazy Sunday she headed down to Tupelo to soak up the atmosphere of where it all came from.. getting time to chat with Elvis’ school buddy Guy Harris 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

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: July 13

Give us this day,  July 13, our daily Elvis

July 13, 1924

“Hillbilly singer” Vernon Dalhart recorded “The Wreck Of The Old 97.” It was the first Southern song to become a national success in the U.S., eventually selling more than 7 million copies.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

 

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

July 13, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

July 13, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

July 1953,

Aat M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

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

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

 

July 13, 1954

July 13, 1955

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 13, 1956

“Hound Dog” b/w “Don’t Be Cruel.” released – it was the first single that the A and B sides races each other up the chart.

 

Within a few weeks “Hound Dog” had risen to #2 on the Pop charts with sales of over one million. Soon after it was overtaken by “Don’t Be Cruel” which took #1 on all three main charts; Pop, Country, and R ‘n’ B.

Don’t Be Cruel” is a song recorded by Elvis Presley and written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley in 1956. By the end of 1956 it had sold in excess of four million copies.[1][3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1956.

It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2004, it was listed #197 in Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is currently ranked as the 173rd greatest song of all time, as well as the sixth best song of 1956, by Acclaimed Music

Between them, both songs remained at #1 on the Pop chart for a run of 11 weeks tying it with the 1950 Anton Karas hit “The Third Man Theme” and the 1951/1952 Johnnie Ray hit “Cry” for the longest stay at number one by a single record from late 1950 onward until 1992’s smash “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men.

 

Elvis remained in Biloxi for most of July. Vernon and Gladys arrived in Biloxi too to visit their son.

Romance: June Juanico

July 13, 1957

Anita Wood had dinner at Graceland with Elvis and his parents.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

July 13, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 13, 1959

The movie “Hound-Dog Man,” starring Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Arthur O’Connell, and Dodie Stevens, began production.

Military Service in Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 13, 1960

 

July 13, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 13, 1962

July 13, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

July 13, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 13, 1965

July 13, 1966

Double Trouble

July 13, 1967

Speedway

July 13, 1968

July 13, 1969

Charro!

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 13, 1970

July 13, 1971

July 13, 1972

Elvis was back in Los Angeles where he remained until the 20th.

July 13, 1973

July 13, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 13, 1975

Elvis performed at the International Convention Center, Niagara Falls, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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Date: 13 Jul 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Niagara Falls, NY.
Convention Center
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 13 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Niagara Falls, NY.
Convention Center
Tickets: 11,500
Costume: Black Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Heartbreak Hotel
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 13 1975 Convention Center Niagara Falls NY (2:30 pm) 11500 Silver Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info July 13 1975 Convention Center Niagara Falls NY (8:30 pm) 11500 Black Phoenix Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

July 13, 1976

Elvis Presley has his father Vernon fire three of his security crew, Sonny West, Red West and Dave Hebler.  Sonny West and his cousin Red had been with Elvis since 1960. Hebler had been his self-defense instructor and personal bodyguard for four years.  

July 13, 1977

Elvis gave a Triumph sports car to Ginger.

Romances: Ginger Alden

 

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1996

Over 2,000 guitar players, including Chet Atkins and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, set a new world record for the largest jam session ever when they played “Heartbreak Hotel” for 75 straight minutes at Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

The previous record was set in Vancouver, Canada on May 7th, 1994, when Randy Bachman led 1,322 mostly-amateur guitarists in a performance that lasted 68 minutes.

1999

The Elvis Presley album “Artist of the Century” was released.

Elvis Presley – Artist Of The Century 1999 set question

Elvis Presley CD : Artist Of The Century (3-CD Slipcase) EU – Bear

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: July 4

Give us this day, July 4, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

July 4, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

July 4, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

 

July 1953,

At M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

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

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

July 4, 1954

Elvis went to Scotty’s house and run through nearly every song he knew. Bill Black showed up too, but neither of them were impressed by Elvis. However, Scotty agreed to Sam Philips that it would be worth another try in the studio with Elvis.

July 4, 1955

Sun Records had released Elvis’s first four single records, with a fifth due out in August.

It was a hectic Independence Day for Elvis. He made personal appearances this day in three separate Texas communities—De Leon, Stephenville, and Brownwood. They were among about 200 live shows he had performed with Scotty and Bill in the year since they first met.

Stephenville, TX City Recreation Hall (10:00am)

DeLeon, TX Hodges Park (afternoon)

Brownwood, TX Soldier’s & Sailor’s Memorial Hall (8pm)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 4 1955 Stephenville Recreation Hall Stephenville TX (10:00 AM) Gospel All-Day Picnic Yes
Info July 4 1955 Hodges Park DeLeon TX Gospel All-Day Picnic Yes
Info July 4 1955 Memorial Hall Brownwood TX (8:00 PM) Yes

 

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 4, 1956

Elvis arrived with the train in Memphis and walked home to Audubon Drive.

With his girlfriend Barbara Hearn present, he played for them the acetate of “Don’t Be Cruel,” which he had recorded at RCA’s New York studios two days before.

Elvis spent the holiday with his family at the Audubon Drive home he had purchased.

Romances: Barbara Hearn

 

In the evening he did a show in Russwood Park, Memphis.


Elvis onstage at Russwood  – July 4, 1956
Photo by Bob Williams © The Commercial Appeal

Vernon and Gladys with Minnie Mae and Barbara Hearn enjoy the show.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info July 4 1956 Russwood Park Memphis TN (8:00 PM) 14000 Charity Show

July 4, 1957

After hearing of the death of Judy Tyler, costar in Jailhouse Rock, Elvis showed up at George Klein’s house early in the morning.

The Military Service Disruption

July 4, 1958

Elvis shares a rented house off base with his parents, his grandmother Minnie, cousins Gene and Junior Smith, and friend Lamar Fike.

July 4, 1959

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 4, 1960

On his first Independence Day since his army discharge, Elvis visits his mother’s grave in Memphis. Having mixed feelings about his father’s marriage to Dee Stanley, Elvis did not attend the ceremony the day before.

In an interview two days later, he said, “I only had one mother and that’s it. There’ll never be another. As long as she understands that, we won’t have any trouble.”

July 4, 1961

 

July 4, 1962

 

July 4, 1963

July 4, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 4, 1965

July 4, 1966

Double Trouble pre-production

July 4, 1967

Speedway June 19 to August 21

July 4, 1968

Elvis’s 1964 Rolls Royce is auctioned off to benefit a children’s charity.

July 4, 1969

“In the Ghetto” was at #7 in Billboard’s current Hot 100 list.

A nervous and excited Elvis prepares to leave Memphis for Los Angeles to begin rehearsals for his return to live performances at the end of the month at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.

Signing autographs at Graceland sometime between June 22nd and July 4th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 4, 1970

July 4, 1971

After the annual evening fireworks display/war at Graceland, Elvis and the guys spend the rest of the night at the Crosstown theater watching two films—Williard and an Italian horror film, The Cat o’ Nine Tails.

July 4, 1972

July 4, 1973

Elvis returns to Memphis from Atlanta after completing a 10-day tour. He looks forward to Lisa Marie’s summer visit and plans are made for him to stay in town for a recording session at Stax, a studio renowned for its rhythm and blues recordings.

Driving around Memphis on his Harley Davidson on July 4, 1972

July 4, 1974

Back home in Memphis after an eighteen-day tour, Elvis gives a lecture and demonstration at with Ed Parker at his newly established Tennessee Karate Institute.

Giving a karate demonstration with Ed Parker in Memphis on July 4, 1974

Elvis Presley giving a Karate demonstration in Memphis : July 4, 1974

July 4, 1975

Waiting at traffic lights in Memphis on July 4, 1975

July 4, 1976

Elvis performed at the Mabee center, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa. Oklahoma at 2.30 p.m.

© George Hill

Date: 04 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tulsa, OK.
Oral Roberts University Mabee Center
Tickets: 14,974
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
America
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
An American Trilogy
[band introductions]
Hurt
Help Me
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
How Great Thou Art
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 4 1976 Oral Roberts University Mabee Tulsa OK (2:30 pm) 11974 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

July 4, 1977

Elvis spends the final Independence Day of his life in seclusion upstairs at Graceland. Charlie Hodge, Billy Smith, and his wife Jo are regular visitors, and girlfriend Ginger Alden comes and goes. Otherwise, Elvis sees few others until Lisa Marie is due to arrive for a two-week visit at the end of the month.

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

Elvis Celebrate 4th of July | Elvis Presley News Elvis News

What Elvis Presley Was Doing on the Fourth of July – Elvis History Blog

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: June 2

Give us this day, June 2, our daily Elvis

1896

Guglielmo Marconi was granted a patent for his electro-magnetic wave communication system, later to be called radio.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

June 2, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

June 2, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

June 2, 1949

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

June 2, 1953

Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN. He was the first Presley and the first Smith member to do so.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

June 2, 1954

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy made the unsubstantiated charge that there were communists working in the Central Intelligence Agency and at American atomic weapons plants.

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

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
  June 2, 1955 City Auditorium Amarillo Texas

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 2, 1956

A sleepy Jazz tune called “Moonglow” by Morris Stoloff And The Columbia Pictures Orchestra pushed Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” out of the top spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers List.

Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Oakland, California, where they arrived at 4.00 a.m. and met with the band who drove the whole way.

June 2, 1957

Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Yes Tonight Josephine’, the US singers third and final UK No.1. Ray became deaf in his right ear at age 13 after an accident during a Boy Scout “blanket toss,” a variation of the trampoline. (Ray later performed wearing a hearing aid).

Jailhouse Rock  Elvis filmed the scene in the prison coal yard.

Jailhouse Rock JUNE 2 1957

Journalist June Callwood Wrote About Elvis Presley in Canada in 1957

The Military Service Disruption

June 2, 1958

Alan Freed kicks off his new Rock ‘n’ Roll radio show on WABC in New York, which will run from 7:15 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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Military service –  On Leave At Graceland May 31 to June 13 – photos of Elvis in the Graceland driveway.

June 2, 1958. OMG, Pinterest is a Gold Mine for an Elvis Fan, Check it Out! http://pinterest.com/yellowhammer69/elvis/

Elvis in his driveway becomes a photo for the “A Date with Elvis” LP.

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Fans greet Elvis at the Graceland Gates.

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The Memphis Press covered the homecoming.

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June 2, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 2, 1960

Bobby Darin performed for the first time at New York’s famed Copacabana night club. His shows on June 15 and 16 were recorded, edited and released in the album “Darin At The Copa.”

G.I. Blues

June 2, 1961

“Gidget Goes Hawaiian,” starring James Darren, Deborah Walley, Michael Callan, Carl Reiner, and Peggy Cass, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

June 2, 1962

Ray Charles started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Don Gibson penned country ballad ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’, also No.1 in the UK.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

June 2, 1963

June 2, 1964

 

June 2, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 2, 1966

Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Strangers In The Night’, the singers second UK No.1.

June 2, 1967

David Bowie released his first album, which contained the single, “Love You ‘Til Tuesday”. Although the LP got positive reviews, neither it or the single sold well.

 

June 2, 1968

Elvis and Priscilla returned from Hawaii to Los Angeles.

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On a plane from Hawaii to LA on June 2, 1968

Elvis still nervous of flying, distracts himself by greeting passengers.

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June 2, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 2, 1970

June 2, 1971

June 2, 1972

Dion And The Belmonts reunited for a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The performance was recorded and released as a live album the following year. They had parted company a dozen years earlier after which Dion had a successful solo career, while The Belmonts managed to chart only a couple of times.

June 2, 1973

Paul McCartney had both the No.1 positions on the US charts when ‘Red Rose Speedway’, went to the top of the album chart and ‘My Love’, started a four week run as the No.1 single.

Elvis Presley’s live version of “Steamroller Blues” hit #17 in the U.S.

June 2, 1974

June 2, 1975

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama, at 4.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Photo by George Hill

Date: 02 Jun 1975
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,620
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

After this show, Elvis fought with Linda Thompson regarding the amount of his money she spent. They spoke of breaking up.

Iconic Elvis image would be used as a cover for “Elvis Presley Blvd”, recorded “live” at Graceland.

Photo

 

Date: 02 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets: 10,620
Costume: Indian feather suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
[band introductions]
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Photo by George Hill

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
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Info June 2 1975 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (4:30 pm) 10620 Silver Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 2 1975 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 10620 Chief Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

June 2, 1976

Wings set a new world record when they performed in front of 67,100 fans in Seattle, the largest attendance for an indoor crowd.

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Coliseum, El Paso, Texas.

Elvis and Guitarist James Burton – photo by Bud Sanders

Date: 02 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: El Paso, TX.
Civic Center Grand Hall
Tickets: 9,000
Costume: Bicentennial (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
Fever
Jailhouse Rock
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say?
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt (plus reprise)
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Red West, Dave Hebler, Dick Grob and an exhausted Elvis leave the building Photo Copyright;Keith Alverson
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 21 – May 27th – June 6th 1976
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Info June 2 1976 Civic Center Coliseum El Paso TX (8:30 pm) 7050 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 2, 1977

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama.

Date: 02 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Mobile, AL.
Municipal Auditorium.
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairy Tale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Help Me
American Trilogy
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hurt
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

After the show,  Elvis returned to Memphis – Elvis Left the Building with Dr Nick and Ginger Alden.

In the back seat of his car in Mobile, AL on June 2, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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Info June 2 1977 Municipal Auditorium Mobile AL (8:30 pm) 11000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1983

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1992

Singer k.d. lang’s interview with the Advocate, a gay and lesbian publication, speaking frankly about being a lesbian and her unrequited love for a married woman, inspiring “Constant Craving” is published.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2008

American guitarist and singer Bo Diddley, (Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida aged 79. The legendary singer and performer, was known for his homemade square guitar and his ‘shave and a haircut, two bits’ rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly to Bruce Springsteen The Rolling Stones and U2.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

A 26-year-old Cordova, Tennessee man was handed a two-year suspended sentence with probation after stealing a pair of Elton John’s sunglasses from the Memphis Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May.

2016

The limited edition vinyl pressing of the David Bowie album ChangesOneBowie was at No.1 on the UK’s Official Vinyl Album Chart. Bowie had four other vinyl albums on the chart; Blackstar at No.14, Hunky Dory at No. 17, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars at No. 18 and Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best of David Bowie at No.23. Sales of vinyl records were up 32% to $416 million, their highest level since 1988, according to the RIAA.

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

Daily Elvis: May 26

Give us this day, May 26, our daily Elvis

May 26, 1835

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution declaring it had no authority over state slavery laws.

May 26, 1913

In New York City, the Actors’ Equity Association was organized.

May 26, 1933

Country music singer (The Brakeman’s Blues, In The Jailhouse Now, Blue Yodel, The Soldier’s Sweetheart) Jimmie Rodgers, nicknamed “the Singing Brakeman,” died of a lung hemorrhage and tuberculosis at 35. In 1961, Rodgers was the first person to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tupelo, Mississippi

 

1935-1940

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

May 26, 1938,

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

May 26, 1946
Berry Street “Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
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.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

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

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

January 7 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street, rented

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

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

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 26, 1955

At Universal Recording in Chicago, Pat Boone recorded “Ain’t That A Shame.”

May 26, 1955 - Elvis Presley with Jimmie Rodgers Snow on Elvis´ pink Cadillac Fleetwood in Meridian, Mississippi

Elvis Presley won second prize at the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial Talent Show.


Ann Raye, Elvis and Mae Axton

May 26, 1955 – Elvis Presley Music


Bill Black, Jimmie Rodgers Snow and Elvis parade in Meridian, MS

All performers took a ride in the Jimmie Rodgers celebration parade.

Elvis performed at the Ray Stadium, Meridian, Mississippi.


Elvis onstage at Ray Stadium – Photo (reworked) from Country Song Roundup Vol. 1 No. 40 Sept. 1955

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 26 1955 Junior College Stadium Meridian MS (7:00 PM) 4500 Jimmie Rogers Memorial Celebration Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 26, 1956

The Clovers’ “Love, Love, Love” (#4 R&B) and the Magnificents’ “Up on the Mountain” (#9) R&B) were released

Carl Perkins finally appears on The Perry Como Show. Unfortunately, 2 months since his car accident, his hit “Blue Suede Shoes” had already peaked in popularity and Perkins’ career momentum was lost.

Liberace gave a three-hour solo piano performance for an audience of 16,000 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.


Oscar Davis plugs the sale of Elvis Presley Juke Box Favorites between acts

The Other acts were Jackie Little, The Smokey Mountain Boys, The Flaims, Frank Connors and Phil Maraquin

Elvis performed at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium , Columbus, Ohio at 7.00 and 10.00 p.m.


Elvis and DJ at the Veterans Memorial Aud

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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info May 26 1956 Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus OH (7:00 PM) 2000 Yes
Info May 26 1956 Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus OH (10:00 PM) Yes

May 26, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

May 26, 1958

Just four days into Jerry Lee Lewis’ tour of England, theatre owners bowed to pressure from the UK press and canceled the thirty-three remaining dates. After headlines that said, “Clear Out This Gang,” “Baby Snatcher Go Home”, “We Hate Jerry Shout Ex-Fans”, and “Lewis: Bigamist”, Jerry Lee and his entourage packed their bags for home only to discover that the scandal had followed him there.

At Bell Sound Studios in New York City, Paul Anka, George Hamilton IV and Johnny Nash, with narrator Bill Givens, recorded “The Teen Commandments.”

Elvis Presley had been in the army barely two months, but the U.S. government already had plans to use their new private’s music to help ease the Cold War. In May 1958, the State Department was lining up program content for a negotiated radio broadcast exchange with the Soviet Union. In a May 26, 1958, article, Billboard reported that Presley’s music was being considered for some of the 16 programs the State Department had to provide the Soviets under the agreement signed in January.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

Important May dates during Elvis Presley’s life

May 26, 1959

Military Service in Germany / 14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 26, 1960

G.I. Blues Elvis Presley chats with leading lady, Leticia Roman, 19, on the set of G.I. Blues at Paramount Studio in Hollywood May 26, 1960. The film was Presley’s 5th, but his first since his release from the Army.

One Hollywood producer was already pegging her as another Lollobrigida.It was the first movie for Leticia Roman, an import from Italy, she acted until 1968.

Elvis Presley and Leticia Roman

May 26, 1961

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Joe Dowell recorded “Wooden Heart,” based on a German folk song.

May 26, 1962

The first Briton to chart in America: Mr. Acker Bilk’s instrumental single, “Stranger On the Shore” provided the first, hint of the British Invasion to come when it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Mr. Acker Bilk was a jazz clarinetist dressed in the throwback garb of an Edwardian dance hall player

The Isley Brothers‘ “Twist and Shout” is released on Wand Records. It will rise to #17 on the US Pop chart and will be covered two years later by The Beatles, whose version rose to #2.

Elvis Presley’s single “Good Luck Charm” hit #1 in the U.K and stayed there for five weeks, it had charted in April at #1 in the USA.

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Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 26, 1963

Elvis goes to RCA’s Studio B in Nashville working on what will eventually become 14 recorded masters. The songs are intended to make up an album and a single with ‘Devil In Disguise’ selected as the A-side.

The planned album however is never released and the songs parceled out over the next few years as singles or soundtrack album ‘bonus selections’.

The prospective ‘album’ was eventually released on CD as ‘For The Asking – The Lost Album‘ in 1990 and FTD release, Elvis Sings Memphis Tennessee.

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RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Echoes Of Love PPA4 0290-10
Please Don’t Drag That String Around PPA4 0291-06
(You’re The) Devil In Disguise PPA4 0292-06
Never Ending PPA4 0293-03
What Now, What Next, Where To PPA4 0294-01
Witchcraft PPA4 0295-03
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers PPA4 0296-03
Love Me Tonight PPA4 0297-08

May 26, 1964

May 26, 1965

On the TV show Shindig,  Jackie De Shannon, Sonny And Cher and The Rolling Stones performed Howling Wolf’s “How Many More Years.” and while Howling Wolf, whom the Stones had requested be on the program with them, also appeared.

Frankie and Johnny

May 26, 1966

Elvis went into the studio again and worked from 6.30 p.m. until 7.00 a.m.  Because Floyd Cramer wasn’t available until 9.00 p.m,  David Briggs was booked for the early session. Even after the arriving of Cramer, Briggs kept on playing the piano, because Elvis had grown used to his sound. The Imperials were present too.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Love Letters TPA4 0914-09
So High TPA4 0915-04
Farther Along TPA4 0916-SP
By And By TPA4 0917-10
In The Garden TPA4 0918-03
Beyond The Reef TPA4 0919-02

May 26, 1967

The Beatles  “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released in the UK, one week before its American debut

May 26, 1968

The Jackson 5 signed to Motown Records. Motown President Berry Gordy intended to label their music “soul bubblegum.”

US blues artist Little Willie John died in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. Co-wrote and was the first to record a ‘Fever’ (covered by Peggy Lee in 1958), and ‘Need Your Love So Bad’ covered by Fleetwood Mac. James Brown recorded a tribute album ‘Thinking Of Little Willie John… And A Few Other Nice Things’.

May 26, 1969

The Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their second famous “bed-in” for peace at Le Reine Élizabeth Hotel (Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in English) in Montreal, Quebec. John Lennon recorded “Give Peace a Chance” in a room at Hotel La Reine Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada. The voices of Tommy Smothers and Petula Clark can be heard on the chorus.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 26, 1970

May 26, 1971

Don McLean records “American Pie”. Although he never actually mentions their names, most music lovers assume he is singing about February 3rd, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash, as ‘the day the music died.’

May 26, 1972

May 26, 1973

Deep Purple‘s “Smoke On The Water” is released. The song is based on the true story of how someone had fired a flare gun into the ceiling of the Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, during a concert by Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention. The resulting fire destroyed the building where Deep Purple was set to record a live album the next day. The single will reach #5 in the US and #21 in the UK.

The great double greatest hits album The Beatles/1967-1970 was #1 this week and the Beatles’ double album The Beatles/1962-1966 was at #3 withHouses of the Holy from Led Zeppelin sandwiched in between.

On Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 #19 “Steamroller Blues” by Elvis Presley

During the 1970s, Elvis Presley added “Steamroller Blues” to his concert repertoire and included it on his live album Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite. Presley also released it as a single in March 1973 with “Fool” as its flipside track, and the song reached number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart. It was later included on Presley’s 2007 compilation The Essential Elvis Presley. A newly-orchestrated version was included on the 2015 album If I Can Dream with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

May 26, 1974

At White City Stadium in London, 650 people were injured and 30 required hospitalization at a David Cassidy concert. Over 1,000 fans had to be treated by first aid workers due to the frenzied excitement. One fan Bernadette Whelan died from heart failure four days later. Cassidy is so shaken by the incident, he wouldn’t tour again for 11 years.

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Elvis ended his engagement at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, with an added performance at 3.00 a.m.

Date: 26 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving you
Help Me / American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Itâs Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Date: 26 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
You Gave Me A Mountain
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I’m Leavin’
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

Meet Me at Del Webb’s Sahara Tahoe! CD from – Elvis Fans Only

Elvis: Lake Tahoe ’74’ FTD In-Depth Review: ‘ELVIS: Lake Tahoe ‘74’ features another value-for-money double pack with two Dinner Shows from May 25 and May 26 1974. This a 2-CD 5” digipack release.
The setlist at Lake Tahoe this season was fine, and while the May 25, 1974 Dinner Show has been out as an audience recording, the May 26, 1974 Dinner Show is totally unreleased.

Although both concerts are “Dinner Shows” on May 26, with The Jackson 5 in the audience, Elvis was inspired and included several rarities – and pushed the band on with unexpected reprises.
Both concerts create a good combination – making this a great two-for-one release from FTD.
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
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Info May 26 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Egyptian Original belt White Suit
Info May 26 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Yes Yes

May 26, 1975

May 26, 1976

May 26, 1977

Elvis’ private jet, the Lisa Marie, had just landed after a Rochester-to-Binghamton, N.Y. flight. Grob, the chief of security, had just warned Elvis that they were in a restricted gun-carry area.

It was about 3 a.m. May 26, and a crowd of fans and dignitaries, including Elvis’ manager, Col. Tom Parker, and a high-ranking law officer, had gathered to welcome Elvis.

Still wearing pajamalike karate gear, Elvis began descending the portable stairs when the crowd started cheering as a spotlight hit him. As he lifted his arms to acknowledge the reception, two loaded semiautomatic Colt pistols fell from his waistband and bounced down the steps. ‘Elvis had a sheepish grin as he came down’.

Waiting was the local police chief or ranking officer. Elvis ‘completely disarmed the man by shaking his hand and introducing himself’. ‘The guy handed him the guns and said, ‘I believe these are yours Mr. Presley’. Elvis stuck ’em back in his waistband’. The guns are now on display at Graceland.

Elvis performed at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York.

Returning to his hotel in Binghamton, NY on May 26, 1977

Ginger left the tour after this show.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Pre-Concert Article – Elvis Presley In Concert

Presley Thrills Crowd At Arena – by Jeff Share, The Sun Bulletin

The gyrations which made him famous on television are a distant memory – and the ever-present paunch is an unpleasant reminder of age – but to the 7,000 who packed the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena last night, Elvis Presley sounded better.

“He was just super, I’ll never be the same again, never, never, never,” said one middle-aged housewife as she led her seemingly indifferent husband through a throng of people after Elvis’ 60-minute show.

Several members of the audience said they were disappointed Elvis didn’t perform longer. Several others said they were upset by his pudgy appearance. Still others complained that Elvis should have sung more of his early numbers.

Presley, regarded as a father of rock ‘n’ roll with record sales of more than a half billion, was ushered by limousine into the arena past 30 fans about 15 minutes before his show.

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 26 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Binghamton, NY.
The Broome County Arena
Tickets: ?
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Why Me Lord
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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Info May 26 1977 Broome County V. Memorial Aren Binghamton NY (8:30 pm) Mexican Sundial Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1983

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1989

To demonstrate the power of radio, over 8,000 stations in the US go silent for 30 seconds at 7:42am.

1990

Michael Jackson received Billboard magazine’s Music of the ’80s poll awards, including Black Artist of the Decade, Black Single of the Decade (“Billie Jean”), Pop Album of the Decade (Thriller), and Black Album of the Decade (Thriller).

For the first time ever the Top five positions on the US singles chart were held by female artists; Madonna was at No.1 with ‘Vogue’, Heart were at No.2, Sinead O’Connor No.3, Wilson Phillips at No.4 and Janet Jackson was at No.5

1994

In two months time, music fans around the world would be stunned to learn that 37-year-old Michael Jackson married 27-year-old Lisa Marie Presley in the Dominican Republic. Both the bride and groom wore black – tt was his first marriage, her second, and occured in the middle of Jackson’s pedophile criminal investigation and without any hint of Presley’s first marriage to Danny Keough in trouble over media.  They had first met when Sweet Inspirations’ Myrna Smith took the seven-year-old Presley to several Jackson 5 concerts in Las Vegas in 1975. Lisa Marie would file for divorce in January of 1996, citing irreconcilable differences.

 

Myrna Smith, Sweet Inspirations and once girlfriend of Jerry Schilling, Memphis Mafia member

Interviewed by Elvis Fansite: Elvis Information Network

EIN – I believe that you were the first person to introduce Lisa Marie to Michael Jackson!

MS – Yes, Jerry and I did that! She would have been 6 years old I think and she wanted to see The Jackson 5. So we took her to see the show and afterwards we went backstage to meet them. But she didn’t remember that! I saw her on my birthday recently and she asked me about it because Michael had remembered the meeting and reminded her of it. Apparently Michael had tried to get in touch with her long before she started seeing him but until Lisa was 18 years old her Mother had her kinda’ under her thumb.

EIN – Now was that was a weird relationship, wasn’t it?

MS – In my mind it was a strange one. Lisa didn’t talk to me for a couple of years because I told her that, “No way are you going to get together with Michael Jackson”! She defied me anyway. She knows her own mind and she’s going to try it whether it’s right or wrong. She’s definitely like her Dad in that respect.

Riley Keough Talks about Her Late Stepfather Michael Jackson

Riley Keough Talks about Her Late Stepfather, Michael Jackson

2002

The first episode of At Home With The Osbournes was shown on MTV in the UK.

2003

Recording Artist: Lisa Marie Presley

2010

Actor – Riley Keough

 

2013

Paul McCartney visited Graceland and dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave, saying it was “So Elvis can play in heaven.”

2009

A US judge ended a bitter two-year battle over the late soul singer James Brown’s estate. Judge Jack Early ruled half of his assets will go to a charitable trust, a quarter to his wife and young son, and the rest to his six adult children. Brown’s family and wife Tomi Rae Hynie Brown, had fought over his fortune since he died of heart failure in 2006.

2015

US authorities were investigating the death of blues legend B.B. King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned. Karen Williams and Patty King said the musician had been given “foreign substances to induce his premature death” by his business manager Laverne Toney. King died in his sleep at his Las Vegas home on 14 May of this year, aged 89.

reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

Daily Elvis: April 29

Give us this day, April 29, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1944

“G.I. Jive” by Louis Jordan charted, reaching #1 R&B for six weeks as well as #1 pop for two. Jordan’s recording’s hold the R&B record for most weeks at #1, an astounding 113 weeks.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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 was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

April 29, 1955

Elvis performed “Tweedle Dee” at the Cotton club. Lubbock, Texas as an act with Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee, and Walking-A-Ranch Hands

This early fan shot extremely rare in color for the era is generally deemed to be at this show, however, the background does not match the Cotton Club, but another nearby venue. So there might have been two shows on this date or the footage is from another date at the other club. Full details at the Scotty Moore site: Cotton club

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info April 29 1955 Cotton Club Lubbock TX (8:00 PM) TNT Records Tour Yes

April 29, 1956

To capitalize on Elvis Presley’s revival hit of “Money, Honey,” Atlantic Records reissued Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters’ three-year-old original in both the pop and R&B markets.

For Comedian Sheeky Greene and Freddy Martin & His Orchestra, 2 shows a night – For Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys, 2 shows a night to a hostile audience.

However, not all the 1950s media was negative, 10 days after the Tulsa OK show, Elvis received the longest and most positive concert review of his career so far:

1956 appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Elvis History Blog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info April 29 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

April 29, 1957

“The Negro disk jockey, once considered a rarity on the nation’s airwaves, has become almost commonplace in this day and age,” Ellis Waters stated today in the New Negro men’s magazine, Duke. The writer continued: “There are now more than 500 Negro platter spinners on the air across the nation.” He described disc jockeying as the “newest Negro industry,” a $250 million annual business.

RCA didn’t want Rocker Elvis to record gospel music – and who would buy songs they already knew and most likely sang? Ed Sullivan had a rare secular high culture and pop culture variety show and Elvis Presley sang the only gospel song of that Show of Show’s run. Elvis Presley should be credited for creating a Christian Music industry and as a result, Christian rock – the least and weakest of the genre formats.

Elvis Presley sang the blues as country and country as blues, with the upbeat message of getting paid and laid, delivered with a gospel fervor. This was his sacred songbook, that balanced his more profane performances. Other rockers lurched between religion and rock, Elvis, just combined them all.

Elvis Presley’s “Peace In The Valley” hit #39 in the U.S, reaching reached number three on the short-lived Billboard EP chart, and number three on the album chart, and number 39 on the singles chart.

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April 29, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

April 29, 1959
Military Service in Germany – Elvis spent the evening at the Moulin Rouge.

April 29, 1960

With the payola scandal still in the news, Dick Clark divested himself of some of the recording company interests and music publishing rights he owned

Sam Cooke began a week’s engagement at New York’s Apollo Theater.

G.I. Blues Production

April 29, 1961

Blue Hawaii Production 

April 29, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

April 29, 1963

April 29, 1964

Roustabout Post-Production

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
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April 29, 1965

Harum Scarum Post Production

April 29, 1966

April 29, 1967

Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”, a song that will become her signature tune and go on to win two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female.

April 29, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

April 29, 1969

Elvis reported to the studio and after completing looping, he was dismissed from Change Of Habit.  

April 29, 1970

Rick Nelson and Doug Kershaw were guest performers on Johnny Cash’s ABC-TV music variety show.

April 29, 1971

April 29, 1972

New York City Mayor John Lindsay intervened in the immigration proceedings against John Lennon. Lindsay called attempts by the U.S. government to deport Lennon “a grave injustice in light of Lennon’s unique contributions to music and art.” Lennon was granted permanent resident status in the U.S. in 1976.

April 29, 1973

Although virtually unknown in Great Britain, 29 year old John Denver kicks off a six week UK TV series for the BBC.

More than 15,000 people attending a Rock concert by Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, Buddy Miles and Fleetwood Mac are routed from a baseball stadium in Stockton, California, by police firing tear-gas canisters. More than 80 people, including 28 police officers, are hurt and fifty arrests are made.

In a Howard Hughes Plane – Elvis Arriving at the Seattle airport on April 29, 1973

Seattle’s Centre Arena had 2 Elvis concerts, the Afternoon in the “Lightblue Swirls suit” suit and the more spectacular “Pharaoh” for the evening.

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 3pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Lightblue Swirls suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me Make It Through The Night
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Center Arena, Seattle, Washington : April 29, 1973

Date: 29 Apr 1973
Time: 8pm
Venue: Seattle, WA.
Seattle Center Arena
Tickets: 6,800
Costume: Studden Nail suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Evening In Seattle

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 9 – April 22nd – April 30th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (3:00 pm) 6800 Lucky Original belt Yellow Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info April 29 1973 Seattle Center Arena Seattle WA (8:00 pm) 6800 Pharao Fire suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1974

April 29, 1975

The Bee Gees released their 13th album, “Main Course,” the Gibb brothers’ first album to include disco influenced songs.

In Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows, Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 29 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
[band introductions]
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
When It’s My Time [K. Westmoreland]
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 29 1975 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Multi Colored Arrows None Light Blue suit Yes Yes

April 29, 1976

After a gig in Memphis Bruce Springsteen took a cab to Elvis Presley’s Graceland home and proceeded to climb over the wall. A guard took him to be a crank fan and apprehended him. Springsteen had a song “Fire” he wanted to give to Elvis, and was told he was not at Graceland.

April 29, 1977

The Kinks performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto

The Temptations, the most successful male vocal group of the 1960’s and early ’70s, left Motown Records after 17 years. They signed with Atlantic, but after recording two unsuccessful Disco albums, the Temps were later lured back to Motown by Berry Gordy Jr.

Elvis performed at the Arena, Duluth, Minnesota – a rare 1977 not performed in the iconic Inca Sundial suit, but the Arabian jumpsuit first worn in 1974.

 

In order to keep Ginger with him, Elvis had her mother and sister flew in.

Date: 29 Apr1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Duluth, MN.
Duluth Arena.
Tickets: 7,755
Costume: King Of Spades (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Big Boss Man
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Delta Lady
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Day In Duluth

CONCERT DATE: April 29 1977 (8:30 pm). Duluth MN.

Ol’ Swivel Hips Still Wovs’Em
by James Heffernan
Duluth News-Tribune
April 30, 1977

A somewhat subdued yet happy – almost giddy – Elvis Presley did what he does best again Friday night in the Duluth Arena. A capacity crowd got what it came for at $12 to $15 a head for a show that was identical in most ways to the one Elvis put on here in October. The side acts were the same, the introductory music was the same and even some of comedian Jackie Kahane’s jokes were the same.

And despite reports that Elvis had ballooned up to 285 pounds and was ailing, he looked pretty good. There’s no question that he’s fighting the battle of the bulge like most 42-year old men. But his paunch was well contained in his white sequined suit and massive belt and he looked healthy enough, even at close range.

The Elvis magic was still intact. Women still scream and try to make it to the stage to be immortalized by a kiss. A few made it. The white scarves, fresh from his damp neck, were handed out to screaming fans. Police and ushers fought the crowd back and one young woman fell and broke her leg at the foot of the stage. Her only regret, as police and Gold Cross ambulance attendants worked on her backstage, was that she was missing the performance. “I wanna go back and see Elvis”, she cried, her knee bulging as though a golf ball had been implanted in it. She left in an ambulance. And while this small drama was unfolding behind the scenes, Elvis continued at center stage, doing as much bantering with the audience as singing. The crowd at stage front surged some more, with many women trying to pass bouqets of flowers to their idol.

Just for the record, the 8PM concert got under way about 8.30 after the Elvis entourage had milked the audience dry selling posters, belt buckles, programs and other memorabilia at tables situated throughout the arena. Once again, Elvis’ very fine male quartet opened the show, followed by the comedian. He worked in the names of Mayor Beaudin and County Atty. Keith Brownell as well as some popular references to Twig. “I knew there were a lot of people from Twig here, I saw their plows parked outside.” Some day a comedian is going to come to Duluth and not mention Twig.

Kahane introduced the soul singing Sweet Inspirations, a female trio with a lot of bounce, and they took it to the intermission. It was 9.30. The half hour intermission gave fans one more opportunity to purchase Elvis souvenirs, relentlessly hawked by sales people festooned with buttons bearing the singer’s likeness. They were for sale too.

At precisely 10 PM, wrist-watch time, Elvis’ band struck up the now-familiar introduction – the “Space Odyssey” song- and the great man swaggered to the stage, blue spotlights playing on him and thousands of hand-held cameras popping flashbulbs. The crowd surged forward down the aisles despite the protestations of ushers and police and he was off and wriggling.

The star didn’t wriggle quite as much as last time, and he seemed to be having trouble remembering the words to some of his own standards. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You received a lot of help from his backup singers. My Way and Bridge Over Troubled Waters, not songs generally associated with Elvis went better.

Still the crowd was pleased. After about an hour’s work, Elvis left the Arena, bound for more glory and Duluth International Airport, three floors at the Radisson vacated to be sold to more ordinary customers who can come and go more freely, but don’t make as much money.

It’s becoming fashionable for reviewers to say that Elvis is slipping a bit, but it’s never safe to underestimate the boy from Tupelo, Miss., whose impact on popular culture at mid-century and beyond is undisputed. As radio commentator Paul Harvey said in 1955: “The kid won’t last a year.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 29 1977 Duluth Arena Duluth MN (8:30 pm) 7755 1974 Arabian Original belt White suit Yes Yes

1978

In London, singer P.J. Proby was fired from his role as the oldest of three Elvises in the stage musical “Elvis,” because he continually changed his lines during performances.
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Timothy Whitnall, Shakin’ Stevens, and James Proby in ‘Elvis’

Elvis (musical) – Wikipedia

1989

At the Dollywood theme park in Tennessee, Porter Wagoner joined Dolly Parton on stage for the first of four sold-out shows, marking the first time they had performed together since their split in 1976.

1990

The TV-movie Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” starring Bruce Greenwood, Greg Kean, Arlen Dean Snyder, Casey Sander, Bo Foxworth, Wendy Foxworth, and Linda Dona, aired on ABC.

1993

Barry White was a guest voice on Fox-TV’s “The Simpsons.”

2003

“Only the Strong Survive,” a musical documentary about Stax Records, premiered in New York City. Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler, Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Rufus and Carla Thomas, Luther Ingram, Ann Peebles, and the Chi-Lites were among the artists featured.

The Elvis Presley album “Live At The Louisiana Hayride” was released.

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2007

Nancy Sinatra made a rare TV appearance in an episode of The Sopranos where she sang “Bossman” to a small gathering of the main characters.

2013

Scottish singer Emeli Sande made U.K. chart history when her first album, “Our Version Of Events”, notched 63 consecutive weeks in the Top Ten of the U.K.’s Official Album Chart. That broke a 50-year-old record held by The Beatles‘ “Please Please Me”, which spent 62 weeks in the Top Ten in 1963 and 1964.

2016

Fifteen of Prince’s albums made it into the UK chart as fans rushed to buy his music following his sudden death. Six were in the top 40 with The Very Best Of, Ultimate and Purple Rain at two, three and four.

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http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/