The Elvis Religion

Elvis the new religion

I think that we are seeing a new religion emerging. Elvisism, Elvites, Presletarianism – something based around Elvis Presley.

The reason that I believe this is the many religious aspects of the Elvis story.

  • born in humble circumstances and poverty.
  • sole survivor of a twin birth that his father later claimed to recalling a strange light in the sky on the night of his birth
  • escaped death again at age 5 from a tornado that ripped through Tupelo.
  • He lived in Memphis along a mighty river and became known as The King, giving Pharaoh associations.
  • He recorded his first music on Sun Records – and most religions have sun gods, gods of light
  • He ushered in a great cultural change – broke racial barriers while heightening the generational gap and put overt sex at the cultural forefront
  • His personal image was one of racial tolerance, generosity/charity
  • The kisses, scarves and other items given out to the crowds during concerts is like having a blessing bestowed upon you
  • He was surrounded by a core group of disciples (Memphis Mafia) who have split into camps and written conflicting books after Elvis’ death
  • there are stories of him having visions, laying on hands healing,
  • there’s been after death sightings of him in person, or just his image appearing as people see Jesus, Virgin Mary,  and other religious figures in wood grain or mineral patterns, or on toasted bread products….
  • Elvis’ image is reproduced in religious type paintings
  • Impersonators or Tribute Artists are priests – even having special garments – Elvis’ stage wear and movie costumes.
  • people make pilgrimages to Graceland – especially for the winter holiday (Jan 8) and the end of summer (Aug 16) holidays – which is already a weeklong festival
  • The annual candlelight vigil are exhibiting a form of worship and ritual. As is the annual lighting of the Graceland holiday lights.
  • people have special areas in their homes of their Elvis collections, serving as altar areas or even rooms in their homes  which act as temples.

what other religious elements do you see in the Elvis story, that future generations will reinterpret?

Addition: April 24, 2010:

Using Elvis to disprove god

Addition: September 14, 2011:

Australia TV broadcasts Church of Elvis Documentary:

 

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ReligionWatch: The Elvis Cult or Presleytarians

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Elvis Presley's Personal Bible At Auction

***EXCLUSIVE*** STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM – UNDATED: Handwritten notes in Elvis’ personal bible, given to him by his uncle and aunt in 1957 as a present for his first Christmas at Graceland, are on display at Omega Auction house in Stockport, England. A RARE AUCTION is being held to commemorate the 35th year since the death of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll Elvis Presley. From The King’s personal Holy Bible given to him on his first year living in Graceland complete with written notes from his hand to Elvis’ owned and worn 14 carat gold pendant chain – this auction of 100 items includes some of the rock legend’s most treasured possessions. Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago on August 16 1977 and many of the lots have not appeared on the market before, according to the auctioneers handling the sale. The 14K gold TCB pendant chain was owned and worn by Elvis Presley and is one of the original Schwartz and Ableser TCB pendant necklaces. This pendant chain was on display for many years at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum before the owner sold it to Graceland. The auction will take place at Omega Auction house of Stockport on Saturday September 8th. For more information see http://www.omegaauctions.co.uk. PHOTOGRAPH BY Omega Auctions / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W http://www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W http://www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W http://www.barcroftindia.com

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Why Elvis is better than religion

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This post is dedicated to Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling, who screamed at me at an Elvis convention, I claim to be the last Elvis fan mistreated by members of the Memphis Mafia:

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Daily Elvis: August 28

Give us this day,  August 28, our daily Elvis

1833

By declaration of the British Parliament, slavery was banned throughout the British Empire.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 28, 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 28, 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.

1947

Gene Autry recorded “Here Comes Santa Claus,” which he co-wrote.

1948

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

August 28, 1955

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till from Chicago was abducted from his uncle’s home while visiting him in Mississippi. Two white men brutally murdered the black teenager for supposedly whistling at a white woman. On September 23, a jury acquitted both defendants after a 67-minute deliberation. The two men lived the rest of their lives without formal punishment and died of cancer in the early 1980s.

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

August 28, 1954

This show is not listed on Scotty Moore’s Website.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info August 28 1954 Hippodrome Memphis TN

August 28, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 28, 1956

Love Me Tender  

August 28, 1957

U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina began a 24-hour and 18-minute non-stop filibuster – the longest ever by a lone senator – in an unsuccessful attempt to derail passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

Meanwhile, in Memphis: Elvis with Anita Wood and Gladys

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

August 28, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

August 28, 1959

The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool. This is the opening night of a new teen club in a large Victorian house that is owned by Mrs. Mona Best and the first of seven straight Saturdays that The Quarry Men play here. The band shared one microphone connected to the house P.A.

Military Service in Germany, 60 Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 28, 1960

Seventeen-year-old Barry White completed his four-month prison sentence for stealing 300 tires from a car dealership. While in prison, he heard Elvis Presley’s recording of “It’s Now Or Never” and decided that upon release he would devote his life to music.

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

August 28, 1961

Joe Dowell has Billboard’s top tune with a cover version of an Elvis Presley album cut, “Wooden Heart”. Session musicians included Floyd Cramer on piano, The Anita Kerr Singers, The Jordanaires and Ray Stevens on organ.

August 28, 1962

Elvis returned to Hollywood, for preproduction on It Happened At The World’s Fair.

August 28, 1963

In Washington, DC, an estimated 250,000 Civil Rights advocates joined the “March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom.” They gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear songs by Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary. The climax of the event was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. giving what became known as his “I have a dream” speech.

Viva Las Vegas

August 28, 1964

Right after finishing their set at New York’s Forest Hills Tennis Stadium and on the same day they made their first appearance on the cover of LIFE magazine, the Beatles returned to their suite at the Hotel Delmonico to meet journalist Al Aronowitz who introduced them to his friend Bob Dylan.

The Beatles had just met Elvis, and Dylan is a huge fan. Wonder what they talked about, eh?

Jerry Schilling and Marty Lacker of the Memphis Mafia hung out, Joan Baez was there too.

The Beatles opening acts included Bill Black and His Combo.

August 28, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 28, 1966

The Beatles performed at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles in front of a crowd of 45,000 people. After the show, their attempt to escape the stadium in an armored truck went awry when they reached the main gate and found it locked. The Beatles had to spend two hours sitting in the back of the truck before they could leave the stadium.

Double Trouble

August 28, 1967

August 28, 1968

At the Columbiua Studio in Nashville, Tammy Wynette recorded “Stand By Your Man,” a song she co-wrote in 15 minutes in the studio with producer Billy Sherrill.

Elvis completed looping and was released from Charro.

August 28, 1969

Elvis completed his record breaking Las Vegas engagement with Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 28 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
Jailhouse Rock
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
I Cant Stop Loving You
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Its Now Or Never
( above song is just one verse )
Loving You
( above song is just one verse )
One Night
Love Me
Yesterday
– segued medley with –
Hey Jude
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Whatd I Say
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 28 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White Herringbone suit
Track list: Opening Theme
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
I Cant Stop Loving You
My Babe
Mystery Train
– segued medley with –
Tiger Man
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
Yesterday
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0

 

 

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 28 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Closing (12.00am) 2200 White Herringbone White Macrame belt White Suit

Elvis was the first entertainer to fill the hotels and empty the Casinos in the last decade of Upper Middle Class and International Tourism; Elvis Presley brought the Middle Class to town, and was Vegas’ first Artist in Residence.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 28, 1970

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

This time it was Joe Esposito who received a threat about ‘killing Elvis’. The FBI was notified and Elvis requested Ed Parker, Jerry Schilling and Red West to fly to Vegas to protect him on stage

Date: 28 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 28 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 28, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Matador suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right / Proud Mary
I Got A Woman/Amen
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Donât Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Elvis Introduces Ed Parker
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
recordings:

Elvis received a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in his dressing  room

Elvis Presley : Receiving the Bing Crosby Award : August 28, 1971

In his dressing room Elvis receives a lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). There have only been five previous recipients of the award: Bing Crosby (for whom it has just been renamed), Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Irving Berlin.

This is one of the few legitimate forms of recognition that Elvis gets from the recording industry during his lifetime – but it is a highly significant one. Photo below, NARAS reps, Bing Crosby’s nephew, Chris with Elvis.

Elvis Presley : Receiving the Bing Crosby Award : August 28, 1971

Date: 28 August 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
Thats All Right
I Got A Woman
Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
Its Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
– segued medley with –
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
Im Leavin
I Just Cant Help Believin
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
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 28 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Green Shoulders Gold Attendance belt Yes
Info August 28 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Turquoise Concho Original belt Yes

August 28, 1972

In New York City, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars debuted at Carnegie Hall.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows.

Date: 28 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 28 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
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
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Walk That Lonesome Road [JD Sumner & The Stamps]
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’ Love
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
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 28 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 28 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

August 28, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas

Date: 28 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
Steamroller Blues
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
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
Band Introductions
My Boy
( above song is 1 false start only )
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
( above song is just an excerpt )
My Boy
( above song is 1 false start only )
Release Me
My Boy

I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Heartbreak Hotel
Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 28 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
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Trouble
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’/Mama Don’t Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Fever
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
My Boy
Take These Chains From My Heart
My Boy
Release Me
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Heartbreak Hotel
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
The The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
How Great Thou Art
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

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 28 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 1973 Arabian Original belt Yes Yes
Info August 28 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

 

August 28, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 28 August 1974
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
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Help Me
My Boy
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis by Sandi Pinchon

Date: 28 August 1974
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
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
I’m Leavin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Hound Dog
An American Trilogy
If You Talk In Your Sleep
Why Me Lord
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 11 – Las Vegas August 19th – September 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 28 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Emperor Beige Leather Two-piece Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Info August 28 1974 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Rainfall Beige Leather Two-piece Yes Yes

 

August 28, 1975

August 28, 1976

Elvis performed on tour at the Summit, Houston, Texas at 2.30 p.m., The Heart Broken Concert.

Elvis was all bloated and had trouble moving on stage and his words were slurred. Many members of the audience were crying and leaving.

Date: 28 August 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Houston, TX.
The Summit
Tickets: 17,500
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) 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
And I Love You So (1 false start)
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America The Beautiful (with reprise)
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) School Day

Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Newspaper Articles > 1976 > August 28, 1976. Houston, TX

Journalist Bob Claypool wrote the often-quoted review about this concert for the Houston Post, in it he said…

Elvis Presley has been breaking hearts for more than 20 years now, and Saturday afternoon in the Summit – in a completely new and unexpected way – he broke mine.
In short, the concert was awful – a depressingly incoherent, amateurish mess served up by a bloated, stumbling and mumbling figure who didn’t act like “The King” of anything, least of all rock ‘n’ roll.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info August 28 1976 The Summit Houston TX (2:30 pm) 17500 White Egyptian Bird Egyptian suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

Elvis’ Worst Ever Concert

The Wake and Aftermath

August 28, 1977

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

1996

Isaac Hayes, who co-wrote Sam And Dave‘s classic “Soul Man”, sends a protest letter to presidential candidate Bob Dole, requesting Dole stop using his song, which supporters had changed to “I’m A Dole Man.”

1998

A biopic about Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love,” starring Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, and Larenz Tate as Frankie, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. Little Richard and Ben Vereen made cameo appearances in the film.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

2016

John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was denied parole for the ninth time. Earlier newspaper reports said that five letters recommending Chapman’s release this year had been received by the board, but Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono had written the three-man board opposing it. Chapman’s next hearing was scheduled for 2018.

 

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: August 17

Give us this day, August 17, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

August 17, 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 17, 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 17, 1951

At the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood, Nat “King” Cole recorded the original, monaural version of “Unforgettable.” In 1961, Cole re-recorded the song in stereo, and it was the stereo version that was used to create the “electronic duet” with his daughter, Natalie, that became a hit single in 1991, 26 years after Nat’s death.

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 17, 1954

August 17, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 17, 1956

 

August 17, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

August 17, 1958

Military Leave In Memphis – Elvis returned to his mother’s grave.

August 17, 1959

Although filming started for location shots for G.I. Blues, Elvis was forbidden to take part in the shooting. Elvis was visited in Bad Neuheim by Hal Wallis.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 17, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 17, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 17, 1962

August 17, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 17, 1964

In Scotland, Glasgow council announced that all male swimmers with Beatles-style haircuts would have to wear bathing caps because hair from “Beatle-cuts” was clogging the filters of city pools. Showing how pathetic that the powers that would be, really are.

Elvis had a private meeting with the Colonel about Larry Geller.

Tickle Me

August 17, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 17, 1966

During a press conference in Toronto where The Beatles were scheduled to play that night, the group created more controversy by siding with American “draft dodgers” who chose to move to Toronto instead of staying in the U.S. where they could be drafted into the military to fight in Vietnam.

Double Trouble

August 17, 1967

Speedway

August 17, 1968

Charro!

August 17, 1969

On the final day of the three-day Woodstock festival in Bethel, New York, there were performances by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, the Band, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

Elvis Presley’s TV special was re-broadcasted on NBC-TV. The song “Blue Christmas” was edited out and replaced with “Tiger Man.”

Elvis in Vegas, shown in an autograph hotel lobby session with fans.

Elvis in the lobby of the International Hotel on August 17 when Elvis came for an autograph session.

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : August 17, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 17 August 1969
Time: 8.15pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 17 August 1969
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

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 17 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 17 1969 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 17, 1970

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

Date: 17 August 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 17 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 17 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 17 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 17, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 17 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
[band introductions]
Johnny Be Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
It’s Over
Little Sister/Get Back
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 17 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
I Got A Woman/Amen
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Need Your Loving Everyday
I’m Leavin
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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 17 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info August 17 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes

August 17, 1972

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 17 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White 2 piece suit
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
One Night
All Shook Up
Little Sister/Get Back
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: 17 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White pants with blue shirt
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
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Little Sister/Get Back
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
A Big Hunk O’ Love
An American Trilogy
Tiger Man
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 17 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 White Two-Piece suit with Aqua Pockets Turquoise Concho suit belt White Yes
Info August 17 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

August 17, 1973

Paul Williams of The Temptations died of a self inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 34. Williams had left the Temps in 1971 because of poor health, although he continued to supervise their choreography. At the time of his death, he owed $80,000 in taxes and his celebrity boutique business had failed.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 17 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
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
My Boy
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 17 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
Steamroller Blues
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
What Now My Love
Release Me
Something
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
How Great Thou Art
Help Me Make It Through The Night
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 17 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info August 17 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

August 17, 1974

August 17, 1975

August 17, 1976

A fanzine called Sniffin’ Glue, which chronicled of the early days of British Punk Rock, is first published in the UK. Although initial issues only sold about 50 copies, circulation soon increased to 15,000. Fearing absorption into the mainstream music press, publisher Mark Perry would cease operations in September ’77.

August 17, 1977

U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued a statement saying, in part, “Elvis Presley’s death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable. More than 20 years ago, he burst upon the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equaled. His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense and he was a symbol to people the world over, of the vitality, rebelliousness and good humor of his country.”

From the archive, 17 August 1977: Elvis Presley dies

Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that the number of orders in one day for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the total for any other event in the company’s history.

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Elvis’ body was moved to Graceland for Family and Then Public Viewing, Elvis cousin Bill Mann took the infamous Coffin Photo for the National Enquirer, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who was also the publisher of the Bodyguard book, Elvis What Happened.

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Elvis planned concert, cancelled.

 

Memphis was in a heat wave, and many fans were overcome.

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At Graceland:

Vernon and Lisa Marie

Grandmother Minnie Mae “Dodger” Presley

Vernon’s Sister – Delta

Romances: Priscilla

His Ex-wife

Romances: Linda Thompson

His Ex-Girlfriend

Romances: Ginger Alden

His Fiance/Last Girlfriend

 

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1990

Wild at Heart is released in North America – Nicolas Cage does his best Elvis.

1991

The Elvis Presley single “Are You Lonesome Tonight (The Laughing Version)” hit #68 in the U.K.

1992

Despite once being listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s highest paid entertainer, Wayne Newton files for bankruptcy, claiming he owes $20 million.

1993

Police in Los Angeles began an inquiry into child abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. The investigation began after the son of a Beverly Hills dentist told his therapist that Jackson sexually abused him. Jackson’s security staff claimed the allegations followed a failed attempt to blackmail the singer for 20 million dollars. Although no criminal charges were ever laid, lawyers for the 13 year-old filed a civil suit a month later claiming damages for sexual battery, seduction and other allegations. The suit was settled out of court in January 1994 for somewhere between $5 to $24 million.

1995

The rights to the Rolling Stones’ 1981 hit “Start Me Up” were purchased by Microsoft to use as the theme for their upcoming Windows 95 ad campaign.

1997

A pair of Elvis Presley’s black underwear was stolen from the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in Los Angeles.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Jerry Schilling book “Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley” was released.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Three members of the Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years imprisonment after they had staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior in a protest directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for President Putin during his election campaign.

2017

Incredible 431-week Billboard streak: Drake has had at least 1 song on the Hot 100 every week for more than 8 years, starting in 2009.

The Elvis Candlelight Vigil 2017 drew an estimated crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 people last night to Graceland, about 15,000 fewer than five years ago.

Featured Elvis Reference site:

ELVIS WEEK 2017 – DAY 6– 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.

Yesterday Sanja spent the whole evening at the Candlelit Vigil and Meditation Gardens on a emotional summer’s night. It was all the more emotional with Lisa Marie plus her children and Priscilla being there to say a special Thank You to all the fans.

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: June 26

Give us this day, June 26, our daily Elvis

1909

Andreas Cornelis van Kuijkwas born in Holland, in America, he became Col Tom Parker.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

June 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.

June 26, 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

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

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

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

June 26, 1954

Sam Phillips asked Marion Keisker to call Presley to try out the song Without You, but he failed to come up with a successful version of the song. . An enthusiastic Elvis rushed right over. “I was there by the time she hung up the phone,” he later joked.

June 26, 1955

Decca Records announces that Bill Haley And His Comets have sold more than 3 million units in thirteen months. Both “Rock Around The Clock” and “Shake Rattle and Roll” sold a million copies, while “Dim, Dim the Lights” and “Mambo Rock” sold about 500,000.

Elvis performed at the Slavonian Lodge , Biloxi, Mississippi, where he, Scotty and Bill opened the new club with air-condition to a sellout crowd.

June Juanico – Elvis Presley News Elvis News

Elvis Presley saw June in the audience.

Romance: June Juanico

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info June 26 1955 Slavonian Lodge Biloxi MS (8:00 PM) Marty Robbins Tour Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 26, 1956

In an article in LOOK magazine entitled, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Controversy, Swing Band leader Benny Goodman makes this comment about Rock ‘n’ Roll; “I guess it’s okay, man. At least it has a beat.”

Elvis performed at the Charlotte Coliseum, North Carolina with opening acts: Flaim Sextet, Phil Maraquin, Frank Connors, George & Betty Johnstone, Doris & Lou Storm, The Jordanaires


Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
I Was The One
Baby Lets Play House
Blue Suede Shoes
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Hound Dog


Elvis onstage at the Charlotte Coliseum

Elvis at the Coliseum, 1956 | Charlotte Observer

Young Elvis at the Charlotte Coliseum, June 26, 1956.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info June 26 1956 Coliseum Charlotte NC (8:30 PM) 7000 Yes

June 26, 1957

A very impatient Elvis got off the train in Lafayette, rented a car and drove the rest of the way to Memphis. This would be his first night in his new home: Graceland.

The Military Service Disruption

June 26, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

June 26, 1959

Elvis in Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge until the 25th

 

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 26, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 26, 1961

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded “Crying.” Five of the musicians who played on the Elvis session on the same day and in the same studio also played on the Roy Orbison session.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Kiss Me Quick M2WW
That’s Someone You Never Forget M2WW
I’m Yours M2WW
I’m Yours (work part 1 – ending)
I’m Yours (composite – single version) M2WW 0859-SP
I’m Yours (vocal overdub – album version) M2WW 0859-SP
(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame M2WW 0860-08
Little Sister M2WW 0861-04

June 26, 1962

Priscilla  visits from Germany for 2 weeks (June 17 – 28 ).

June 26, 1963

June 26, 1964

The Beatles released the album, “A Hard Day’s Night” in North America.

Girl Happy set – Parker’s birthday

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June 26, 1965

Frankie and Johnny post-production

Elvis gave the Colonel an electric golf cart for his birthday.

Col Parker and 1st wife Marie with Elvis

June 26, 1966

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Red West, Jerry Schilling, Marty Lacker and Charlie Hodge, because his bus needed a new engine. The others had left a few days earlier, driving Elvis’ new black Cadillac Eldorado convertible and several other cars plus a trailer full of motorcycles.

June 26, 1967

Speedway Production

Elvis in his car – fan shot candids

 

United Recorders – Hollywood, California
There Ain’t Nothing Like A Song (Nancy Sinatra – vocal overdub) WPA1 1022-08
Your Groovy Self (Nancy Sinatra) WPA1 1038-13

June 26, 1968

There was a rehearsal of the entire Burbank show between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.

On the set Elvis sung a birthday song for the Colonel on the melody of “It Hurts Me”.

Burbank ’68 : Elvis Presley FTD CD – The Official Elvis Presley Shop

Photos : Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ’68 Special

June 26, 1969

 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 26, 1970

June 26, 1971

WNEW-FM in New York City became the first radio station to play Don McLean’s “American Pie,” aired in its 8-minute, 36-second entirety.

Love Letters From Elvis (chart debut June 26, 1971, peak position # 33, 15 weeks on the chart)

June 26, 1972

June 26, 1973

Elvis performed at the Civic Center Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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© Steve Toli

Date: 26 Jun 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA.
Civic Center Arena
Tickets: 14,296
Costume: White Today suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
I’m Leavin’
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 26, 1973 (8:30 pm). Pittsburgh, PA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
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Info June 26 1973 Civic Center Arena Pittsburgh PA (8:30 pm) 14296 Pharao Nail Studded suit belt White Suit Yes Yes

June 26, 1974

Elvis performed at the Fair and Expo Center’s Freedom Hall, Louisville, Kentucky.

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© George Hill

Date: 26 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Louisville, KY.
Fair & Expo C-Hall
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Peacock suit
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
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

June 26, 1974 (8:30 pm). Louisville, KY. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 25 1974 – Elvis Presley In …

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info June 26 1974 Fair & Expo C-Hall Louisville KY (8:30 pm) 20000 Peacock Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

June 26, 1975

June 26, 1976

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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© Cathi Avenell

Date: 26 Jun 1976
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Bicentennial (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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
America
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band Intrductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hurt
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Date: 26 Jun 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Providence, RI.
Civic Center
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Bicentennial (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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band Intrductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

June 26, 1976 (2:30 pm). Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

June 26, 1976. (8:30 pm). Providence, RI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
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Info June 26 1976 Civic Center Providence RI (2:30 pm) 13500 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
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June 26, 1977

Elvis performed at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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© Bob Heis

Date: 26 Jun 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Indianapolis, IN.
Market Square Arena.
Tickets: 18,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suite
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
TeddyBear/Don’t Be Cruel
Please Release Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
I Really Don’t Want To Know
Hurt
Hound dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Closing vamp
Recordings:
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© Tom Loomis

Many of the band members became ill after the show and were hospitalised overnight. This would be Elvis’ last ever concert; after a very good show Elvis and Ginger returned to Memphis

June 26, 1977 : 8.30pm Market Square … – Elvis Australia

The King’s Final Bow: Elvis’s Last Concert in Indianapolis

June 26, 1977 : 8.30pm Market … – Elvis Presley Music

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 32 – June 17th – June 26th 1977
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Info June 26 1977 Market Square Arena Indianapolis IN (8:30 pm) 18000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father, died.

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2007

The 21-song Elvis Presley collection “That’s Alright” was released.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2017

Why the Elvis Presley plaque is absent in Indy on final concert’s 40th …

Indianapolis StarJun 26, 2017

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: June 10

Give us this day, June 10, our daily Elvis

1925
Tennessee officials approved state public school use of a new biology text book that denied the theory of evolution.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

June 10, 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 10, 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

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

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

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

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 10, 1955

Elvis performed at the American Legion Hall, Breckenridge, Texas. The other acts were Onie Wheeler
Fonda Wallace, Dee-Don & Dean Beard, Ben & Denna Hall, Weldon Myrick


Scotty, Bill and Elvis in Breckenridge, TX American Legion Hall

Elvis on stage june 10, 1955 in Breckenridge   ( Texas

Thats All Right
I Dont Care If The Sun Dont Shine
Tweedle Dee
Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info June 10 1955 American Legion Hall Breckenridge TX (8:00 PM) Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 10, 1956

Pat Boone was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ll Be Home.’ Boone scored over 30 UK Top 40 hit singles during the 50’s and early 60’s and was the second biggest charting artist behind only Elvis Presley.

In Shreveport, Louisiana, KJOE deejay Vern Steirman convinced his station manager to fly the station’s single engine airplane over the city the afternoon of June 10 so that Stierman could drop 50 Presley dog tags from the air. According to Billoard’s June Bundy, it was a merchandising gimmick to promote the release of the new Three-teens record, “Dear 53310761” (Elvis’s army serial number). People finding the tags were directed to take them to Stan’s Record Shop, where they would receive free copies of the new Elvis tribute record.

 

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies escort Elvis Presley to his car after a press conference at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds in June 1956.

Elvis in Tucson in june 10  1956 with fans.

 

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Elvis performed at the Rodeo Grounds, Tucson, Arizona

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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June 10, 1957

The Bobbettes’ immortal “Mr. Lee” (#6) was released today along with such doo-wop standards as “Happy Happy Birthday Baby” by the Tune Weavers and “Desiree” by the Charts.

Jailhouse Rock

The Military Service Disruption

1958

RCA released “Hard Headed Woman” a single from the King Creole Soundtrack in both 78 RPM and 45 RPM formats. In 1958 it went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart. It became the first rock and roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record.

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

In Nashville, Elvis was very enthusiastic about the musicians. He recorded 5 up tempo songs between 7.00 p.m. and 5.00 a.m.

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Elvis wore his uniform in the studio.

Elvis , Nashville recording session in june 10 1958.elvis recording sessions - Google Search

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
I Need Your Love Tonight J2WB 3253-18
A Big Hunk O’ Love J2WB 3254-SP
Ain’t That Loving You Baby J2WB 3255-04
Ain’t That Loving You Baby (fast version) PPA5 2672-SP
(Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I J2WB 3256-09
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1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 10, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 10, 1961

Screen: Presley Is a Problem Again:He Stars in ‘Wild in the Country,’ by Odets Joined by Misses Weld, Perkins and Lange  By BOSLEY CROWTHER  Published: June 10, 1961; New York Times

Presley Is a Problem Again: NYT movie review

June 10, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! Post Production

June 10, 1963

June 10, 1964

The first edition of the official The Rolling Stones book was issued, priced at one and six, (the publication ran for 30 issues). Also on this day, at producers Phil Spector’s suggestion, The Stones recorded ‘It’s All Over Now’, ‘I Can’t Be Satisfied’ and ‘Time Is On My Side’ at Chess studios in Chicago. During the day, the Stones got to meet, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Chuck Berry.

On their first world tour The Beatles took a flight from Hong Kong to Australia making an unscheduled fuel stop in Darwin, where over 400 fans greet their aircraft. The Beatles then fly on to Sydney, where they arrive in the middle of a heavy downpour. The group were required to appear in an open-top truck in the pouring rain to wave at the 1,000’s of fans greeting them at the airport.

Weekend Magazine published: Elvis Presley 1964 Interview”My Fast Life”

Elvis reported to Radio Recorders at 7.00 p.m. to begin with the soundtrack recordings for Girl Happy. He worked until 3.00 a.m.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
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June 10, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

Elvis on the set of his movie Frankie & Johnny in june 10 1965 .

Interview

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Elvis makes a donation to the Old Actor’s Fund, which Frank Sinatra and Barbara Stanwick accept

 

June 10, 1966

The Beatles release the single, “Rain”, their first song to use the reversed-tape effect that would later stir up the Paul McCartney death hoax.

The Monkees first recording sessions took place. These sessions featured members of the Wrecking Crew, a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles but proved to be unsuccessful.

The Elvis Presley single “Long Legged Girl” peaked at #63 in the U.S after 6 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

RCA released the soundtrack album “Paradise, Hawaiian Style.”

Although Elvis was back in Nashville to record again, he stayed in his hotel with a bad cold and sent Red West to take his place.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
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June 10, 1967

The Beatles‘ “Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” started a 23 week run at #1 on the UK album chart. The LP also topped the Billboard Hot 200 chart for 15 weeks, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and would eventually sell over 30 million copies world wide. Ringo Starr would later comment: “a bunch of songs and you stick two bits of ‘Pepper’ on it and it’s a concept album. It worked because we said it worked.”

After selling over 356,000 copies in the first three weeks after its release, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Procol Harum tops the UK chart. The song would peak at #5 in the US near the end of July. In 2004, the United Kingdom performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited recognized it as the most-played record by British broadcasting of the past 70 years. The same year, Rolling Stone placed “A Whiter Shade of Pale” at #57 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

With Elvis behind the wheel of the Greyhound, the entourage including the wives, left for California.

June 10, 1968

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

June 10, 1969

Elvis, Charlie, Gee Gee and Lamar flew from Memphis to Las Vegas to view the construction of the new showroom. Elvis continued on to Los Angeles for wardrobe fittings for opening night in Vegas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 10, 1970

June 10, 1971

A Jethro Tull concert in Denver is disrupted by police who fire tear gas to quiet the 10,000 plus crowd. The band plays on, even though keyboardist John Evans can’t see his piano through the gas.

Back in the studio for a final recording Elvis performed “My Way” and “I’ll Be home On Christmas Day”, but at 4.30 Elvis ran out of the studio in frustration due to the inattention of the backup singers.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
My Way APA4 1296-03
I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day (remake) APA4 1297-NA

June 10, 1972

Chuck Berry’s album The London Chuck Berry Sessions charted on its way to #8 pop, the most successful album of his career. One side of the recording consisted of sides cut in a London studio with the Faces,  while the other side was a live and unauthorized (by Berry) recording with the Average White Band at the Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry, England.

The album “Elvis Now” hit #12 in the U.K. Unlike Elvis’ other albums Elvis Now encompasses a variety of genres, including country, gospel, soul and pop. The album was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, by the RIAA and reissued by FTD in 2010 as an extended 2 cd set.

The Elvis Presley album “Rock And Roll” hit #34 in the U.K. The album was the reissue of “Rock ‘N’ Roll No. 1.”

Elvis performed at Madison Square Garden, New York at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. where RCA recorded both shows.

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Joe Esposito and Elvis backstage before the June 10, 1972 matinee show in New York City

Elvis Presley  - Afternoon Show @ New York's Madison Square Garden  - June 10, 1972

 

Date: 10 Jun 1972
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: New York City, NY.
Madison Square Garden
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Grass suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Reconsider Baby
Hound Dog
I’ll Remember You
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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Joe Esposito, Elvis, Red West, Vernon Presley and Jerry Schilling arriving for the matinee

In the back of his limo outside Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 10, 1972

This concert was later released as Elvis an Afternoon in the Garden

 

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Elvis at Madison Square Garden’ Forty years on! – EIN spotlight.

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Date: 10 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: New York City, NY.
Madison Square Garden
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: Porthole suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
The Impossible Dream
[band introductions]
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

This concert was released as Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden

The Elvis Madison Square Garden shows were not professionally filmed, but the audio and some film was released as the “Elvis A Prince from anther Planet” 2 cds of the concerts and 1 dvd with the press conference and concert footage.

next Follow that Dream release is a book:

Photo

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 6 – June 9th – June 20th 1972
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June 10, 1973

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 10, 1974

The Who begin a four day stay at Madison Square Garden to which tickets had sold out in 60 hours, a full two months before the concerts.

June 10, 1975

Elvis performed at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.

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Backstage in Memphis on June 10, 1975

Date: 10 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Memphis TN.
Mid-South Coliseum
Tickets: 12,367
Costume: Indian feather (white) 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
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
American Trilogy
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
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June 10, 1976

Paul McCartney and Wings set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,053 fans gathered to see them at the Kingdome in Seattle. It was also the venue’s first rock concert.

June 10, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

George Benson’s remake of the Drifters’ 1963 hit, “On Broadway,” leveled off at #7 on the pop charts. Ironically, the Drifters’ version fifteen years earlier also reached #7, but on the R&B charts.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta teamed up to take “You’re The One That I Want” to the top of the Billboard chart. In the UK, the record would be number one for nine weeks.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “He Walks Beside Me” hit #113 in the U.S.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1991

The James Brown—Living in America live pay-per-view TV special aired. The show featured Bell Biv Devoe, Hammer, En Vogue, and C&C Music Factory, among others.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004

Ray Charles passed away at the age of 73. During his 45 year career, Ray appeared on the US Pop charts 77 times, with 33 of those songs making the Top 40. He became the first artist to have an album on Billboard’s Hot 200 for six decades in a row.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

reference sites:

Elvis in June … Important June dates during Elvis Presley’s life

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: March 15

Give us this day, March 15, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1945

Billboard” magazine began listing a top albums chart. The first #1 was “The Nat King Cole Trio.

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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

March 15, 1954

The Chords recorded their doo-wop composition “Sh-Boom,” covered later that year by the Crew-Cuts.

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

At Cosimo Studios in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded his composition “Ain’t It A Shame,” covered later that year by Pat Boone as “Ain’t That A Shame”
Elvis signed an amended one-year agreement with Bob Neal from which Neal would receive a 15 percent management fee.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis renegotiates his contract with Colonel Tom Parker. From this point on, Parker will receive one-quarter of all Elvis’ earnings.
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Elvis Presley rests backstage after a May 15, 1956, performance in Memphis. Photo courtesy RCA/Legacy/Barney Sellers/Commercial Appeal.

Elvis performed at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia at.4.30, 7,18 and 10.06 p.m. for the second day. He was paid $1,831.54, what was 50% of the net proceeds, for the 2-day engagement.


Elvis advertised on the Fox’s marquee – Mar. 1956
Photo from Robert Gordon’s “The King on the Road” courtesy FECC/ThePurpleGang

A blurb in the March 15th edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution read:
Teen-Agers Agog At Presley Show
– Teen-aged Atlantans turned out en masse to applaud Elvis Presley, semihillbilly singing sensation, who appeared on stage at the Fox Theater during matinee and evening shows Wednesday.  Turnaway throngs, predominantly “rock and roll” fans, are expected again Thursday, the final day here for the RCA-Victor recording artist.”

Elvis Presley | Ellis Auditorium Memphis, TN. | May 15 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

March 15, 1957

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

March 15, 1958

King Creole 

March 15, 1958 – HILLBILLY CHIVALRY | Chicago Tribune Archive

If he is fearful that they can be manipulated thru hillbilly music and Elvis Presley, he should confine his judgment to the bobby soxers, for reasonably sane …

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

 March 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Bravo Magazine Elvis image
Elisabeth Stefaniak left, presumably to visit her parents, but in fact met Rex Mansfield and the 2 of them decided to marry secretly, sending Elvis an invitation to their wedding on June 4. Neither one of them ever saw Elvis again.

March 15, 1960

March 15, 1961

March 15, 1962

Bobby Darin released the album “Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles.”

Looking at Hollywood | Chicago Tribune Archive

by Hedda Hopper … Elvis Presley’s custom-built Cadillac is being equipped with a gold and pearl transistor Hi-Fi set lit already has its own …

March 15, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 15, 1964

Roustabout 

In Los Angeles, Elvis Presley began filming his 19th movie, “Harum Scarum,” co-starring Mary Ann Mobley, Fran Jeffries, Michael Ansara, and Jay Novello.
Joe Esposito, whom was fired by Elvis on the ride home to Memphis in August 1964 returned to the group to become “co-foreman” with Marty Lacker.

 

March 15, 1966

Spinout 

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, George Harrison began recording his composition “Within You Without You,” at this point called “Untitled,” for the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. Harrison was the only member of the Beatles who played on the track, which was completed with overdubs on March 22 and April 3.
Elvis was still in Palm Springs, recuperating from his fall, so wasn’t able to attend the wedding between Jerry Schilling and Sandy Kawelo.
Joan Crawford’s letter to Elvis:

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The Beatles released the single “Lady Madonna” in North America.
Elvis filmed scenes for Live a Little Love a Little at Marineland.
The Presley’s hired Bernard and Rene Sinclair as butler and cook for their new Hillcrest home.

 

March 15, 1969

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 15, 1970

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded four songs, including two Gordon Lightfoot compositions,
 Everybody hoped for the same success of the previous year, but there were problems from the start. Finally Elvis called the session off, at 1.30 a.m. because of discomfort in his eye.
Priscilla flew to California to supervise the redecorating of the new house.
Elvis arrived in Nashville for a session at RCA’s Studio B.
March 15, 1971
CBS-TV announced its intention to cancel “The Ed Sullivan Show” after 23 years. At the time, it was American television’s longest-running series.
March 15, 1972
Disc jockey Robert W. Morgan of Los Angeles radio station KHJ played Donny Osmond’s “Puppy Love” for 90 minutes straight. Police eventually raided the station fearing foul play, but discovered a publicity stunt instead.
March 15, 1973
Elvis performed at the Stokely Athletic Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.
Date: 15 Mar 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Knoxville, TN.
University Of Tennessee
Tickets: 13,305
Costume: White Studded Nail suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
CC RiderI go a woman/AmenLove MeTrying to Get to YouAll Shook UpSteamroller blues

Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel

Love Me Tender

Johnny B Goode

Hound Dog

Fever

Polk Salad Annie

Why Me Lord

Suspicious Minds

Band Intros

I Can’t Stop Loving You

Help Me

American Trilogy

Let Me Be There

Funny How Time Slips away

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Closing Vampe

Recordings:
Date: 15 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Knoxville, TN.
University Of Tennessee
Tickets: 13,305
Costume: Sunlight suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Info March 15 1974 University Of Tennessee Knoxville TN (8:30 pm) 13305 Orange Sunburst Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Elvis Presley’s album “Promised Land” hit it’s top position of #47 on the Billboard Top 200 , reached 1 in Billboard’s Top Country LPs chart and #1 in the Country Cashbox albums chart. In the UK the album reached #21.
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Elvis traveled to Las Vegas by plane, while his belongings were delivered to the Las Vegas Hilton.
March 15, 1976
March 15, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

In Columbus, Ohio, Elvis Costello got into an argument with singers Stephen Stills and Bonnie Bramlett at a Stills concert afterparty. Allegedly attempting to get Bramlett so disgusted she’d stop arguing, a drunk Costello referred to James Brown as a “jive-ass n*****” and Ray Charles as a “blind, ignorant n******.” Bramlett responded by punching Costello in the face. At a press conference the following day, Costello explained, “It became necessary for me to outrage these people with about the most obnoxious and offensive remarks that I could muster.” Later he personally apologized to Brown and Charles and did some work with the Rock Against Racism project.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1999
Relatives of Buddy Holly filed a suit against MCA Records for allegedly hoarding royalty payments, forging contracts and illegally producing albums without the consent of the family.
2002
A rare autographed copy of the Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” sold at auction for £34,000, approximately $59,000 (US).

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2004
In Australia, an interview with Lisa Marie Presley was broadcast in which she said that she had seen things she “couldn’t do anything about” during her marriage to Michael Jackson. She clarified her remarks two days later and included that she had never seen Jackson engage in inappropriate behavior with kids.
2006
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, parts of Fats Domino’s three pianos were discovered and saved by the Louisiana State Museum after attempting to salvage his Ninth Ward home in New Orleans.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013
March 15, 2013…The Beach Boys, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Nat “King” Cole, Perry Como, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Brenda Lee, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Vinton and Stevie Wonder were elected to be the first class of inductees into America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame.
2017
Only because 1956 through 1958 are no longer counted in order to benefit current artists:

2018

A-LIST: Priscilla Presley at Zach Theater on March 14 for SXSW

SXSW Panel Recap: Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Priscilla Presley presents documentary on Elvis at SXSW

Village Theatre’s 2018-19 lineup includes Elvis Presley musical

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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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: March 4

Give us this day, March 4, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

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

,1939

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

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

March 4, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker gave his last public performance at New York’s Birdland.
Elvis  performed at the High School, De Kalb, Texas.
March 4, 1955, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Bill Black Signed Promotional Photo - Also Signed by Floyd Cramer and Jimmy Day - An Incredibly Rare Autographed Artifact

The offered signed photo, which includes the signatures of Elvis, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Floyd Cramer and Jimmy Day, is accompanied by a letter from the young lady from De Kalb, Texas, who had it signed at the March 4, 1955 show by the five band members.

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“To tell you the truth, I don’t remember much about the actual concert, but I’ll always remember the thrill of having Elvis place his picture on my back to sign it!” Elvis’ signature is the largest and boldest of the signatures on the reverse of this promotional Elvis photo. It’s evident from this strong signature that even at this early stage of his career, Elvis was already becoming quite adept at signing his name in almost any setting.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 4 1955 High School Gym DeKalb TX

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Gene Smith flew home to Memphis.
The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957

Elvis’ Smith Cousins

1957

Marty Robbins released the single “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation).

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland

1958

King Creole – on location in New Orleans

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Why Carolyn Jones did not want to kiss Elvis Presley | RAY BENNETT …

Apr 28, 2015 – By Ray Bennett. LONDON – When I interviewed Carolyn Jones, who would have turned 85 today, she told me she had been sick but she did …

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Elvis on location Lake Pontchartrain Shack, New Orleans

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

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Military Service: Elvis and Vera visited the set of a Viking Movie that was being made at the film studios in Munchen-Geiselgasteig.
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Elvis, Red and Lamar returned to the Moulin Rouge alone: Elvis with The Orkowski twins

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Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

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1960

Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz. It was granted on May 4, 1960, ending 19½ years of marriage. They had a daughter, Lucie, and a son, Desi Arnaz, Jr.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1961

1962

Fats Domino, Connie Stevens, Tommy Sands, Phyllis Dillerand Henny Youngman performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

1963

The Beach Boys released “Surfin’ USA.” The song was a note-for-note copy of Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen” with new lyrics. After Berry sued, he was granted royalties, and all further issues of the song gave him writing credit.

Fun in Acapulco

March 4, 1964

While Elvis worked on Roustabout ; Variety reviewed  Kissin Cousins with:

“This new Elvis Presley concoction is a pretty dreary effort, one that certainly won’t replenish the popularity of Sir Swivel. Presley needs—and merits—more substantial material than this if his career is to continue to flourish as in the past. A few more like this and Cuhnel Parker may have to press the panic button.”

1965

1966

While Elvis worked on Spinout ; The Beatles

March 4, 1966: Lennon’s ‘Beatles Bigger Than Jesus’ Gaffe

John Lennon’s statement that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus Christ’ was published in The London Evening Standard. “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. We’re more popular then Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was alright, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.” Christian groups in the US were outraged resulting in some states burning Beatles records. Lennon later apologised. The English public didn’t raise an eyebrow over his remarks, but they caused controversy and protest in America

1967

The Rolling Stones went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ruby Tuesday’, the group’s fourth US No.1 single. ‘Lets Spend The Night Together’ was the original A side but after radio stations banned the song ‘Tuesday’ became the A side.

Elvis reported to MGM for preproduction of his new film, Live A Little Love A Little.
1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

1970
1971
Elvis returned to Los Angeles, moving back into the unsold Hillcrest house, while Priscilla remained at the Monovale address.
1973
Elvis Presley released the single “Steamroller Blues.”
On Billboard Hot 100 the single charted as “Steamroller Blues / Fool”, peaking at number 17 on the week of June 2, 1973.  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.

Fool” was released as a single with its flipside track “Steamroller Blues” and then on the 1973 album Elvis (as its opening track). In the United Kingdom the single “Fool” spent 10 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 15 on the week of August 11, 1973.  “Fool” also charted on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, spending there 16 weeks in total and peaking at number 12 on the same week of June 2.

Marty Lacker, Joe Esposito, Vernon Presley, Red West, Jerry Schilling with Elvis and the Memphis mafia at Monroe airport in march 4 1974.
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Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards before Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana.
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Due to internal arguments within Voice, Sherrill Nielsen left the tour after this date and was replaced by Per-Erik Hallin.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
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1975
1976
Elvis and friends arrived on Hawaii and checked into the Hilton Rainbow Tower.
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The last vacation of Elvis Presley March 1977 | ELVIS EXPERT

Elvis Presleys last vactaion | Hawaii, March 1977 – Elvis Presley Photos

Elvis Presley on Holiday in Hawaii | March, 1977 – Elvis Presley Music

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

The US internal Revenue Service carried out a dawn raid at the home of Jerry Lee Lewis and removed cars worth over £100,000 ($170,000) to pay off his tax debts.

The Bee Gees achieved a rare feat on the Billboard Hot 100, with four of the top five songs performed by the Brothers (Stayin’ Aliveat #2, Night Fever at #5) or written by them (Samantha Sang’s Emotion at #4, and kid brother Andy Gibb’s (Love Is) Thicker Than Water at #1). Dan Hill’s “Sometimes When We Touch” was #3.

1982

The sitcom “Police Squad,” starring Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, and with Marvin Miller as the narrator, debuted on ABC-TV. It lasted for just six episodes but served as the basis for the successful “Naked Gun” movies, which Priscilla Presley acted in.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

 

1990

The fourth Episode “Bel Air Breakdown” has Elvis, Scotty and Bill go out on the road for their first tour. On the way, they encounter many troubles as they tour the country as the first rock ‘n’ roll group.

The series ran from February 6, 1990 – May 19, 1990

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

1993

The Elvis Presley compilation album “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” was named Best Reissue Album in Rolling Stone magazine’s 1993 Music Awards Critic’s Picks.

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The Elvis Presley compilation album “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” was named Best Reissue Album in Rolling Stone magazine’s 1993 Music Awards Critic’s Picks.

1996

Comedienne/Country Music Hall of Famer Sarah Colley Cannon, known professionally as “Minnie Pearl,” who appeared on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years, died after a stroke at 83.

Elvis Presley | March 25, 1961 | Honolulu, HI. Bloch Arena

 

2003

A noisy neighbour was banned from playing her music and had her stereo system impounded, after she had played Cliff Richard music too loudly. 23 year-old Sian Davies was fined £1,000 ($1,700) plus court costs after environmental protection officers raided her flat in Porth, Rhondda, Wales and seized 15 amplifiers and speakers, plus 135 CDs and cassette tapes. The disc found in her CD player was the Cliff Richard single, ‘Peace in Our Time’. A spokesman for the Cliff Richard Organization said he was delighted to hear of somebody in their early 20s owning one of his many recordings. He added, Cliff would not want anyone to play his music so that it caused a nuisance.

2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2009

Britney Spears kicked off a world tour in New Orleans, her first concert tour for five years. The 27-year-old who dressed as a ringmaster in the show, featured jugglers, acrobats and martial arts dancers.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

According to Nielsen SoundScan in the US, vinyl sales increased 36 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year, concluding that vinyl records where making a big comeback for music fans.

2017

Why Elvis shot this TV (and other photos from the new Graceland …

PBS NewsHour19 hours ago
A television with a bullet hole in the screen is one of the items on display at the new Elvis Presley complex across the street from his home …

Latest US Billboard Charts: The joy of Christmas Elvis has truly departed in the Billboard charts for week ending 4th March, 2017:
Elvis has no albums on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

– ‘The Wonder Of You’ remains at 5 on the Classical Albums Chart
‘Elvis: Ultimate Gospel’ rises from 13 to 8 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart; rises from 35 to 32 on the Top Christian Albums Chart and rises from 37 to 34 on the Christian And Gospel Albums Chart
– ‘If I Can Dream’ drops from 13 to 17 on the Classical Albums Chart
– ‘Heart And Soul’
drops from 21 to 22 on the Country Catalog Albums Chart

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


‘The Wonder Of You’ still in the UK charts: After nearly four months in the UK album charts, the Elvis & RPO album ‘The Wonder Of You’ is just hanging on in the Top 100 albums for the 24th February, 2017

#96 – ‘The Wonder Of You’

Other Elvis Entries on the UK Charts – 24th February, 2017
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ drops from 44 to 49 on the Physical Album Chart and drops from 51 to 58 on the Album Sales Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ drops from 66 to 71 on the Physical Album Chart; drops from 83 to 100 on the Album Sales Chart and drops from 16 to 18 on the Indie Albums Chart
‘The Wonder Of You’ drops from 52 to 61 on the Scottish Album Chart
‘The Platinum Collection’ rises from 98 to 93 on the Scottish Album Chart

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

2018

New documentary on Elvis Presley to delight fans  Times of Oman