The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Following a 1956 vacation in Vegas, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records on December 4 and interrupted a Carl Perkins recording session – leaving a legendary jam on tape and a myth in the making.

December 04, 1956

Elvis, with Vegas Showgirl Marilyn Evans, showed up at Sun Records where Carl Perkins and his band with Jerry Lee Lewis hired for the session was recording. Elvis’ drop by turned the session into The Legendary Jam Session. Sam Phillips called the press, leveraged the unexpected visit for publicity and called Johnny Cash, newly signed to the label for the photographs.

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The Perkins session that became known as The Million Dollar Quartet was recorded by Phillips. knowing it could never be released – already sold to RCA Presley was a national and breaking international star – while Perkins and Cash were on his label.

Jerry Lee Lewis was still trying to convince Phillips, and was there as a session musician.

Phillips recorded the mostly gospel, with Chuck Berry songs, and Elvis doing impersonations of Country Singers Bill Monroe and Hank Snow as well as impersonating Jackie Wilson who sang lead for Billy Ward and His Dominos, whom Elvis had just seen perform in Vegas.

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A copy of the tape was made for Elvis and it was located in the 1980s in his Graceland bedroom closet, along with a recording of the 1956 Tupelo Homecoming show and an interview with Elvis and both of his parents.

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The Million Dollar Quartet

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71-year-old former Elvis Presley girlfriend tracked down in Chicago

Most of the infamous jam is gospel music, which was changed for the Broadway Play. Also, Elvis plays piano for most of the recordings and while Johnny Cash is in the photos, he’s not evident on any of the tape. Elvis’ Vegas Showgirl Date – Marilyn Evans is – she quips about “This Rover Boy Trio”

Marilyn Evans, the mystery girl Elvis brought to the Million Dollar Quartet

Romances: Marilyn Evans

The four ended up taping some songs together, but recordings from the impromptu session would not be pressed on to discs for another 25 years when they were released as “The Million Dollar Quartet”.

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Elvis Presley had a copy of the session tapes which RCA used, while the Sun Studio was later sold and their original tapes were used by the new owner. Who also had Jimmy Ellis sing “Elvis on Jerry Lee Lewis recordings.

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The Million Dollar Quartet – COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHY

December 4, 1957

After hearing reports that many US radio stations had banned Elvis’ Christmas album because of their shock over “the Pelvis” singing religious songs, DJ Allen Brooks of CKWS in Kingston, Ontario, plays the entire album and invites listeners to call in their opinion. Of eight hundred callers, only 56 disapprove of Presley’s sacred music.

Elvis Presley invented Christian Rock

1977

 

 

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Daily Elvis: September 12

Give us this day, September 12, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 12, 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.

September 12, 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.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948

Elvis Presley, at the age of 13, moved with his parents from Tupelo, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee.

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Elvis Presley, at the age of 13, moved with his parents from Tupelo, Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee.

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

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

September 12, 1954

The first ‘teen idol’, Frank Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Three Coins In The Fountain,’ the singer’s first UK No.1. The song was The Academy Award winning Best Original Song of 1954.

September 12, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia.

The bill was: Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Elvis and opening: The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas

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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 12, 1956

There was an announcement by the police chief of San Diego; if Elvis ever returned to his city and performed in the way he did in the spring, Elvis will be jailed for disorderly conduct.

Love Me Tender  

September 12, 1957

Guest performers on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand” were Nick Noble and the Tune Weavers promoting, respectively, their new releases “Moonlight Swim” and “Happy Happy Birthday Baby.”

Elvis Presley : September 12, 1957 : Little Shamrock Cafe, Cleveland.
Elvis Presley : September 12, 1957 : Little Shamrock Cafe, Cleveland.

The Day Elvis Presley came to Cleveland : September 12, 1957

Elvis called Scotty to talk about his resignation and Bill’s. Elvis asked what he had to do to get them both back. Since Scotty had a lot of debts, he asked for a $50 per week raise and an amount of $10,000 at once.

The Military Service Disruption

September 12, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 12, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 12, 1960

Elvis and Juliet Prowse, costar in G.I. Blues, attended a special screening of the movie. Hal Wallis’ assistant called it “a howling success”.

 

Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse : September 12, 1960

September 12, 1961

Wild in the Country

September 12, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle

September 12, 1963

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘She Loves You’, the group’s second No.1. It became the biggest seller of the year and the biggest selling Beatles single in the UK.

September 12, 1964

The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Shangri-La’s, Dusty Springfield, the Ronettes, Millie Small, the Temptations, the Miracles, and Little Anthony and the Imperials shared the stage at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, New York.

September 12, 1965

In segments taped August 14, 1965, The Beatles performed “I Feel Fine,” “I’m Down,” “Help!,” “Yesterday,” “Act Naturally,” and “Ticket To Ride” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 12, 1966

The Monkees television show premieres on NBC. Producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson decided to emulate the zany, madcap humor of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night for the small screen. When they placed an ad in Variety for four Folk and Rock musicians to appear in a TV series, over 400 applied for the job, including Stephen Stills, John Sebastian, Harry Nilsson and Danny Hutton (later of Three Dog Night), but as it turned out, only one of the four winners, guitarist and songwriter Michael Nesmith, actually saw the ad.

Micky Dolenz (who would play drums), Davy Jones (who would sing), and Peter Tork (bass) found out about the opportunity from other sources. Nesmith and Tork had experience in the Folk scene; Dolenz and Jones were primarily actors, although Nesmith and Jones had already made some obscure solo recordings. Some have claimed that Charles Manson also applied, but he was in prison at the time and would not be paroled until March 21, 1967.

The series ran for a total of 58 episodes.

“The Roger Miller Show” debuted on ABC-TV. The series lasted for 16 episodes.

September 12, 1967

Filming continued for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The bus headed for Widecombe on the Moor, where a local fair was being held but the bus driver (Alf Manders) took a shortcut to bypass heavy traffic and ended up stuck on a bridge, the coach ended up having to drive in reverse for a half-mile before it could turn around. They then head for Plymouth, followed by a 20-car convoy of journalists and photographers.

September 12, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 12, 1969

Elvis returned from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, before he went to Palm Springs for a week.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 12, 1970

Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first UK No.1 album with Cosmo’s Factory. It enjoyed a nine-week run at No.1 in the US where it sold over three million copies.

Elvis performed at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

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Date: 12 Sep 1970
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Miami, FL.
Convention Center
Tickets: 16,000
Costume: White Fringe Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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Date: 12 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Miami, FL.
Convention Center
Tickets: 16,000
Costume: White Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
All Shook Up
Blue Suede Shoes
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Elvis Presley: Convention Centre, Miami, Florida – September 12, 1970

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September 12, 1971

September 12, 1972

Gary Glitter’s instrumental, “Rock and Roll Part 2” reached its peak at number seven on the Billboard Pop chart. The song was a standard at sporting events for years until he was arrested on child pornography charges in England in 1997. Many pro sports organizations quit playing the song after a technician fixing Glitter’s computer found indecent images of young children on his hard drive. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was discovered living in Cambodia in April, 2002, and was deported to Thailand. He was released from a Vietnamese prison where he served a three year sentence for committing “obscene acts with children” involving girls aged 10 and 11, and returned to England in August, 2008. On June 5th, 2014, Glitter was charged with eight counts of sexual offences committed against two girls aged 12 and 14 between 1977 and 1980. He would be convicted of those charges on February 5th, 2015 and sentenced to 16 years in prison.

September 12, 1973

September 12, 1974

Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.

September 12, 1975

September 12, 1976

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

The Elvis Presley single “Way Down” was certified gold by the RIAA.

1980

In Kansas City, Queen performed at Kemper Arena.

1987

Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” debuts at #1 on the UK album chart just as he kicks off his first solo world tour in Yokohama, Japan. The sixteen month concert series, which includes an entourage of 250 people, will play before a total audience of 4.4 million and take in over $125 million.

1997

Founder of the Polar Music record label, songwriter, producer and Abba’s manager Stig Anderson died of a heart attack. Anderson co-wrote some of ABBA’s biggest hits, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘The Name of the Game.’ His funeral was broadcast live on Swedish television an honour otherwise only reserved for distinguished statesmen or royalty.

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2000

The Elvis Presley boxed set “Peace in the Valley – The Complete Gospel Recordings” was released on LP as a limited release and then generally as CD set. It was all the gospel, but not Christmas recordings, which would be the actually complete set. Elvis’ christmas catalog is re-issued annually with track lists blurring his original 1950s with the later 1970s seasonal recordings of the gospel genre of music.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Johnny Cash, “The Man in Black” who became a towering figure in American music with such hits as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line”, and “A Boy Named Sue”, died at the age of 71. During his career, Cash won 11 Grammys, most recently in 2003, when “Give My Love To Rose” earned him honors as Best Male Country Vocal Performance. He also notched fourteen number 1 Country music hits. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Two of his most popular albums were recorded live at Folsom Prison in 1968 and at San Quentin in 1969. Many people wrongly thought he had served prison time himself. He never did, although he did spend the odd night in jail during his youth and battled addictions to pills on and off throughout his life.

Lisa Marie Presley performed on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.”

2007

Led Zeppelin announced that they would reform for one night only at London’s 18,000-capacity O2 arena. The event was a tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder and chairman Ahmet Ertegun, who died December 14th, 2006, at the age of 83.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

The European Union Council voted to extend the copyright on sound recordings from 50 to 70 years.

 

2012

Michael Jackson‘s former concert promoter, AEG Live, withdrew a $17.5m (10.9m Pound) insurance claim with Lloyd’s of London over the singer’s cancelled comeback gigs because it had been reimbursed by the singer’s estate.

 

Reference Sites:

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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

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Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: August 5

Give us this day,  August 5, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

 

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

August 5, 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 5, 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

August 6, 1953

Elvis interviewed for a job at Sears Roebuck but was not hired.

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 5, 1954

August 5, 1955

Elvis Presley performed at the eighth annual Country Music Jamboree at the Overton Park Shell, Memphis. .The show also included Webb Pierce, Sonny James, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and some 22 other country music and comedy performers. They drew a crowd of over 4000.


Elvis backstage at Overton Park Shell Aug 5, 1955
Photo by Robert Dye


Elvis backstage at Overton Park Shell Aug 5, 1955
Photo by Robert Dy

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

August 5, 1956

Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be’, the singer actress’ second UK No.1 single. The Oscar-winning song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles.

Elvis did two shows Tampa, FL Fort Homer Hesterly Armory 


Elvis heading for the stage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
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Bill and Elvis onstage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
Photo © Bob Moreland courtesy Ger Rijff’s “The Cool King”


Elvis, Scotty and DJ onstage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
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Elvis, Scotty and DJ onstage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
Photo © Bob Moreland


Elvis onstage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
Photo © Bob Moreland


Elvis onstage at the Armory – Aug. 5, 1956
Photo © Bob Moreland


Elvis signs an autograph for a fan outside the south side entrance Aug. 5, 1956
Photo by Bob Moreland © St. Petersburg Times

Elvis Presley August 5, 1955 – Memphis. Overton Park Shell

Elvis Presley : August 5, 1956 : Tampa Florida


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August 5, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

August 5, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

August 5, 1959

Dick Clark called Elvis Presley and conducted a phone interview in which he informed Presley that his new single had just gone gold.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

August 5, 1960

Flaming Star 

August 5, 1961

Follow That Dream 

August 5, 1962

August 5, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

August 5, 1964

Girl Happy 

August 5, 1965

The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Help!’ The group’s eighth consecutive UK No.1 single. John Lennon later stated he wrote the lyrics of the song to express his stress after the Beatles’ quick rise to success. “I was fat and depressed and I was crying out for ‘Help’.”

Jan Berry of Jan And Dean is accidentally knocked off of a camera car and breaks his leg on the first day of shooting the film Easy Come, Easy Go. 17 others are also hurt, causing Paramount to cancel the movie entirely.

Elvis flew to Hawaii for location shooting with his gang and his father and stepmother.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

August 5, 1966

The Beatles Revolver was released in the UK. The bands seventh album featured: ‘Taxman’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘She Said She Said’, ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’.

Double Trouble

August 5, 1967

Speedway

August 5, 1968

Charro!

August 5, 1969

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 05 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/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Hound Dog
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Memories
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
[band introductions]
In The Ghetto
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 05 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
Polk Salad Annie
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
Runaway
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Yesterday/Hey Jude
[band introductions]
Elvis introduces Darlene Love and Bill Medley after introducing the band.
In The Ghetto
Can’t Help Falling In Love

 

Elvis Presley – August 5, 1969 – Midnight Show – International Hotel

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 1 – Las Vegas July 31st – August 28th 1969
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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

August 5, 1970

That’s the Way It Is Production

August 5, 1971

August 5, 1972

A Rock and Roll revival concert is held at Wembley Stadium near London, featuring Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Billy Fury, Bill Haley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The crowd is made up of mostly greasers, Teddy Boys and trouble makers who disrupt the show and at one point, boo Little Richard off the stage.

Wayne Newton achieves his biggest hit when the million selling “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” leads the Cashbox chart. It would top out at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the only time he cracked the Top Ten. “Danke Schoen” went to #13 in 1963 and “Red Roses For A Blue Lady” stalled at #23 in 1965.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 05 August 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White two piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
You Lost That Loving Feeling
Polk Salad Annie
What Now My Love
Fever
Love Me
Big Hunk Of Love
Wonder Of You
Hound Dog
Blue Suede Shoes
My Way
Suspicious Minds
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0
Date: 05 August 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: White two piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Never Been To Spain
You Lost That Loving Feeling
Love Me Tender
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
What Now My Love
Little Sister/Get Back
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder Of You
One Night
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
My Way
[band introductions]
My Babe
An An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 7 – Las Vegas August 4th – September 4th 1972
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August 5, 1973

August 5, 1974

Elvis responded to a request for donations to help Ivory Joe Hunter, singer and songwriter, who was hospitalized with cancer.

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

August 5, 1975

Sonny West, Linda Thompson and Elvis

August 5, 1976

NBC-TV aired “The Beach Boys: It’s O.K.,” a 15th anniversary special for the group, with guest appearances by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The program included interview segments, comedy sketches, and concert footage from Brian Wilson’s 1976 return to the concert stage.

Elvis performed at the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Date: 05 August 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fayetteville, NC.
Cumberland County Memoria
Tickets: 7,000
Costume: Bicentennial 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
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 23 – July 23rd – August 5th 1976
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August 5, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

A report by 560 UK undertakers revealed that bereaved families preferred Pop songs to Hymns at funerals. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler was the most requested song, along with Robbie Williams “Angels”, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind”. Among the most unusual songs played was Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

2007

Beatles fans feared the misuse of the Fab Four’s music had hit rock bottom following the decision to license ‘All You Need Is Love’ for use in a nappy advert. Procter & Gamble had purchased the rights to use the song from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which now owned Northern Songs, the Beatles’ catalogue. The ad featured a baby jumping on a teddy bear in a disposable nappy which offered ‘ultimate leak protection.’

2009

Plans for a free show to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival were cancelled by Michael Lang, one of the original promoters. Lang told Rolling Stone magazine that the reason for the cancellation was “Money. No sponsors.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

August 5, 2010…Near Copiapó, in northern Chile, a cave-in at the troubled 121-year-old San José copper and gold mine trapped 33 miners 2300 feet underground. After 69 days, all 33 men were brought safely to the surface, almost all in good medical condition with no long-term physical effects, on October 13, 2010. One lead the group in Elvis singalongs and later they were all invited to Graceland.

Rescued Chilean miner, a serious Elvis fan, tours Graceland

Prince Albert of Monaco visited Graceland.

 2016

RCA / Legacy released an Elvis Presley anthology called “Way Down in the Jungle Room”, a two-disc box-set featuring songs he recorded at his home studio during the final 18 months of his life

 

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

 

TV Show: Sun Records

Sun Records is the second tv show focussed on Elvis Presley.

It ran for a single season, like Good Rocking Tonight/Elvis did in the 1990s

Unlike that show, it departed from history and reality, undermining the social message.

Episode Title Plot Air Date
1 706 Union Sam Phillips moves his family to Memphis to open a recording studio in hopes of finding new talent as a young Elvis and Johnny Cash try and find their place in the world. 23 Feb. 2017
2 Outta the Groove Sam records B.B. King, but his new label struggles. Elvis is inspired by African-American music, but is chastised by his family and girlfriend for crossing racial lines. We meet cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. 2 March, 2017
3 Record Man Blues Sam can’t find the follow-up hit to Ike Turner’s “Rocket 88.” Colonel Tom Parker’s conniving ways are exposed. Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart have their eye on the same girl.
9 Mar. 2017
4 Never Better Sam’s worsening anxiety attacks lead to a radical new medical procedure. Elvis tries to win Trixie back. Overseas, Johnny Cash makes a decision that will affect his girlfriend back home. 16 March, 2017
5 Rising Sun Sam finds another hit with Johnny Bragg and The Prisonaires. Becky makes a surprising announcement. Elvis enlists Sam to help him record a song for his mother. Johnny takes his relationship with Vivian to the next phase. 23 Mar. 2017
6 Who They Were Meant to Be Sam and Marion take Elvis on the road to promote “Blue Moon,”. Colonel Tom Parker pays a heavy price for his gambling, while Jerry Lee tries to stay on the straight and narrow in his new married life. 30 Mar. 2017
7 No Favors Here Elvis gets his first taste of fame. Col. Parker scams his way out of his debts and sets his sights on Elvis. Johnny returns from oversea to start his life with his wife, Vivian. 6 Apr. 2016
8 Finishing School Col. Parker presses to take over Elvis’s career but Sam is reluctant to let go. Jerry Lee’s philandering finally catches up with him. Johnny starts his own band. 13 Apr. 2017

 

Chad Michael Murray Chad Michael Murray
 Sam Phillips (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Margaret Anne Florence Margaret Anne Florence
 Marion Keisker (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Keir O'Donnell Keir O’Donnell
 Dewey Philips / … (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Drake Milligan Drake Milligan
 Elvis Presley (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Kevin Fonteyne Kevin Fonteyne
 Johnny Cash (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Christian Lees Christian Lees
 Jerry Lee Lewis (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Billy Gardell Billy Gardell
 Colonel Tom Parker (8 episodes, 2016-2017)
Ann Mahoney Ann Mahoney
 Gladys Presley (7 episodes, 2016-2017)
Joe Chrest Joe Chrest
 Vernon Presley (7 episodes, 2016-2017)

 

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Will ‘Sun Records’ Return For Season 2?

 

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Daily Elvis: May 27

Give us this day, May 27, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

May 27, 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 27, 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

1950

Frank Sinatra made his television debut on NBC’s Bob Hope-hosted “Star-Spangled Review.”

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

1954

Twenty days after Uncle Sam called Clyde McPhatter, the Drifters’ “Honey Love” was released. It became their second #1 R&B hit of three releases.

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

May 27, 1955

Elvis played the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium in Texarkana, AR.


Scotty,  Elvis and Bill at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium


The Browns performing with Elvis, Scotty and Bill at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium 

MusicWorld: The Browns

Elvis Presley : Texarkana, AR : Friday, May 27, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 27 1955 Municipal Auditorium Texarkana AR

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 27, 1956

Elvis performed at the University of Dayton Fieldhouse, Dayton, Ohio at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m.


Elvis, DJ and Bill perform during first show in the fieldhouse

WHAT’S SECRET?

Elvis Presley’s Rise
Show Biz Phenomenon

What’s the magic formula that Elvis Presley has discovered? And who are his fans?
As far as the formula goes, few have figured it out. People just latch on to something that’s new, and Presley certainly is new and different.
But one thing about his audience–for the first time in the history of the recording industry, one record leads all possible fields–popular, hillbilly and rhythm – and – blues. That record is Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel.” and it has led the three categories not once, but for two straight weeks.
Presley will appear at the University of Dayton fieldhouse for two shows today at 2 p. m. and 8 p. m., rated the hottest show business attraction in the history of the music business. He now commands a fee of $10,000 an appearance.
With him Sunday will be several acts of vaudeville, including the Jordanaires of the Eddy Arnold TV show. Guest MC’s will be Al Morris of WAVI, for the 2 p. m. show, and Gene Barry of WING at night.
General admission tickets will go on sale an hour before each show.


Dayton Daily News Photo courtesy Dayton Public Library Archives


Photo by Marvin Israel © Lawrence Israel courtesy “Elvis Presley 1956


Elvis interviewed between shows with Gene Smith – Photo by Marvin Israel © Lawrence Israel courtesy “Elvis Presley 1956


Elvis onstage for the second show at the fieldhouse – Photo by Marvin Israel 


Photo by Marvin Israel © Lawrence Israel courtesy “Elvis Presley 1956

Polly Thomas, a staff writer for the Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio, who took her daughter, with Elvis above, to the show:

“He took them ecstatically through all conceivable contortions of voice and body. Beyond all precedence, he worked tirelessly, as though he were offering himself to some strange medium, understood only by those who feel beyond all feeling.

The obvious gyrations, to the unartistic eye (most of all, mine) may have appeared ribald. But in all fairness, I must admit that there is an explanatory background that lifts them into the field of art.

Elvis was born in Tupelo, Miss., and spent his childhood days in the deep south. As a child he heard the plaintive chants and blues and saw potential shoe-shine boys ‘jig’ until they were exhausted. He captured the beat of the south and began to take part in amateur productions. Performing was as natural as breathing.

That primitive almost savage expression may be, in itself, a part of the hypnotic fascination. Then, too, the young southerner with straight, slicked-back hair and long sideburns, is dedicated to his audience. He sets his course and steers it straight, completely oblivious and uninhibited.

A Review of Elvis Presley’s 1956 Appearance in Dayton, Ohio

more pictures of Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ – Elvis Presley Music Site

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 27 1956 University Of Dayton Fieldhouse Dayton OH (2:00 PM) 1800
Info May 27 1956 University Of Dayton Fieldhouse Dayton OH (8:00 PM) 12000

May 27, 1957

Toronto radio station CHUM went to a Top 40 format and published its first hit record chart 50 years ago today, in 1957. The No. 1 song was Elvis Presley’s All Shook Up. The 1,500th issue of the chart made its appearance on March 14, 1986, making it the oldest surviving radio station chart in North America. The chart was discontinued later in 1986 when CHUM dropped its Top 40 format.

Historicist: Elvis in Toronto, 1957 – Torontoist

“That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that “are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.” It was also the first song to be recorded by The Quarrymen, the skiffle group that subsequently became The Beatles.

Jailhouse Rock May 13 to June 17

The Military Service Disruption

May 27, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 27, 1959
Military Service in Germany /  Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 27, 1960

Jackie Wilson broke the attendance record at the Apollo Theater in New York while performing for a week. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Arena hosted a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza featuring LaVern Baker, the Coasters, Llyod Price, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Jones, Sammy Turner, and Jimmy Reed.

G.I. Blues

May 27, 1961

Johnny Cash appeared on “The Deputy,” the NBC-TV western series starring Henry Fonda.

May 27, 1962

Like many other Sundays in Hollywood Elvis and the guys played football at De Neve Park near Elvis’ home and Elvis’ team was suspiciously invincible.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 27, 1962 – DOLORES HART SAYS: | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1963

Ruth Brown appeared at the Cafe Tia Juana in Cleveland. Brown was once asked by a reporter, “At what point did rhythm & blues start becoming rock ‘n’ roll?” Without hesitation she fired back:  “When the white kids started to dance to it.”

Elvis went to RCA’s Studio B in Nashville and recorded from 7.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee PPA4 0302-02
(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway (single version) PPA4 0303-01
(It’s A) Long Lonely Highway (album version) PPA4 0303-02
Ask Me PPA4 0304-02
Western Union PPA4 0305-04
Slowly But Surely PPA4 0306-05
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Ask Me (alternate master) PPA4 0304-06

May 27, 1964

Eleven young boys were suspended from a school in Coventry, England for having Mick Jagger style haircuts.

May 27, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

May 27, 1965 – Looking at Hollywood | Chicago Tribune Archive

May 27, 1966

In London, prior to his concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Bob Dylan welcomed the Beatles in his dressing room. Paul McCartney, who was eager to impress the singer, played him an electronic version of a song that would later become “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Dylan laughed and left the room after saying to Paul, “Oh, I get it, you don’t want to be cute anymore.”

Elvis went into the recording studio from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
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Somebody Bigger Than You And I (work part – ending) ////////-06
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Without Him TPA4 0921-12
If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side TPA4 0922-05
Where Could I Go But To The Lord? TPA4 0923-02

May 27, 1967

Otis Redding‘s backup band, The Bar-Kays, enter the US charts with “Soul Finger”, an instrumental that will peak at #3 R&B and #17 Pop. Six months later, four members of the band died in the plane crash that killed Redding.

Elvis Presley’s single “That Someone You Never Forget” hit #92 in the U.S.

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Elvis Presley’s single “You Gotta Stop/Love Machine” hit #38 in the U.K.

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Columbia and RCA Victor, two of America’s biggest record labels, announce that they will raise the list price of L.P.s by one dollar on June 1st. It’s the first increase since 1953.

May 27, 1968

Hawaii Vacation and USS Arizona Memorial visit

Priscilla & Elvis Presley USS Arizona Memorial May 27, 1968

There was a plaque that commemorated Elvis’s concert to raise funds for the memorial.

It was removed by the Federal government in 1987, citing Elvis as a poor role model – at the peak of the Elvis Aliver hysteria, which also had threatened the US Post Office issue the first Elvis Presley postal stamp, that same year.

Reinstate Elvis’ name on the “USS Arizona” – Petitions24.com

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Elvis Presley on Holiday, Hawaii, May, 1968 – Elvis Presley Photos

May 27, 1969

Elvis flew back to Memphis, where he stayed until July 5, except for a brief trip to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 27, 1970

May 27, 1971

May 27, 1972

May 27, 1973

May 27, 1974

Backstage after a Jackson 5 show at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, 6-year-old Lisa Marie Presley was introduced to 15-year-old Michael Jackson.

Elvis performed in Tahoe.

Date: 27 May 1974
Time: 3am
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
Tryin’ 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
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Profile – The King Vol. 2 (CD-1)
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 27 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Closing (3.00am) Peacock White Spanish Flower suit belt Blue Suit Yes

May 27, 1975

May 27, 1976

Elvis performed at the Athletic Center, Bloomington, Indiana, which was the first show of a short tour of 11 days.

Photo by Bob Heis

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Date: 27 May 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Bloomington, IN.
Univ Of Indiana
Tickets: 16,000
Costume: V-neck, puff sleeves
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
Steamroller Blues
And I Love You So
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Burning Love
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
It’s Now Or Never
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Photos:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 21 – May 27th – June 6th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 27 1976 University of Indiana Bloomington IN (8:30 pm) 16000 V-Neck Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

May 27, 1977

Virgin Records releases the anti-establishment anthem “God Save The Queen” by The Sex Pistols. UK sales will reach over 150,000 in the first five days, despite the fact that major retailers refuse to sell the record and the BBC bans it from air-play. Against all odds, the single still reached #2 on the UK singles chart.

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

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Len Leech shot of Elvis in his Mexican Sundial jumpsuit holding an apple inside the limo in Binghampton, NY

Date: 27 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
You Gave Me A Mountain
Blue Suede Shoes
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Send Me The Light… I Need It Bad

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 27 1977 Broome County V. Memorial Aren Binghamton NY (8:30 pm) Mexican Sundial Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1983

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1989

The Beach Boys and Chicago began touring together for the first time in 14 years. Brian Wilson joined the group for a few shows during the tour.

Cliff Richard released his one hundredth single, ‘The Best Of Me’, which became his 26th Top 3 UK hit.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The Johnny Cash albums “Super Hits,” “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison,” and “Johnny Cash at San Quentin” were certified Platinum.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010,

Dozens of AC/DC fans needed treatment after complaining of burning eyes during a concert on the runway of Wels Airport, Wels, Austria. Around 150 fans had to be treated. Doctors found that the fans showed allergic reactions to bark mulch spread at the venue – the runway of Wels Airport, to avoid the soil getting too muddy after hours of massive rainfall.

2013,

A report was published saying how many musicians were frustrated with fans filming gigs on their smartphones. Jack White and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had both put up signs at their concerts asking people to leave their mobiles in their pockets.

 

2017

Elvis Presley’s private jet just sold for well below its estimate Digital Trends

Elvis Presley’s jet auctioned after sitting on runway 30 years CBC.ca

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

http://www.elvisnews.com

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 20

Give us this day, May 20, our daily Elvis

1920

The Canadian Marconi Company’s station XWA (Experimental Wireless Apparatus) in Montréal gave what it would later claim to be thefirst scheduled radio broadcast in North America, and quite possibly in the world. Its call letters were changed to CFCF on November 4, 1920, and while the meaning of that call sign has never been officially confirmed, it is generally believed to be “Canada’s First, Canada’s Finest.”

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1942

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded “I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo,” with Marion Hutton & the Mordernaires and featured solos by Tex Beneke and Billy May. The single spent eight weeks at #1.

1943

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, from May 15 until June 20, and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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.

Bill Haley And His Comets‘ “Rock Around the Clock” was released. The record would find only limited success until the following year when it was included on the soundtrack of the film Blackboard Jungle.

May 20, 1955

Ruth Brown’s hit, “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” was banned in England. British Broadcasting felt that it might encourage wife beating.

Elvis Scotty and Bill on Kilgore, TX KOCA Radio.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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  May 20 1955 KOCA Radio. Kilgore, TX Yes

May 20, 1956

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium Arena, Omaha, Nebraska at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m on the playbill with The Flaims, Jackie Little, Frankie Conners, and Phil Maraquin

 


Bill, D.J. and Scotty backstage in Omaha, NE – Photo ©  J. Kent


Omaha World-Herald – May 21, 1956


DJ, Elvis and Bill at the Omaha Civic Auditorium

High in the third tier, Elvis was watched by comedian Victor Borge.  Mr. Borge‘s comment: “The only thing he does like me is that he doesn’t come back for an encore. When he goes off the show is over.  The remainder of the Presley show was very good.


Article on Victor Borge in the May 1956 issue of Playboy

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info May 20 1956 Civic Auditorium Omaha NE (3:00 PM) 3500 Yes
Info May 20 1956 Civic Auditorium Omaha NE (8:00 PM) 3500 Yes

May 20, 1957

American crooner Andy Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Butterfly’, the US singers only UK No.1 and the first of 40 hit singles from 1957 until 2002 on the UK chart.

Jailhouse Rock 

May 20, 1958

Sun Records single “Guess Things Happen That Way.” by Johnny Cash

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 20, 1959
Military Service in Germany/ in Bad Nauheim, Germany

May 20, 1960

At the Tivoli Theater in Chicago: The Flamingos, the Crests, and Sam Cooke

 

 G.I. Blues 

May 20, 1961

Elvis Presley’s song “Flaming Star” hit #14 in the U.S. The song was from, “Elvis By Request,” an experimental four-track release Extended Play 45 sized single that played at the Long Play 33rpm speed; and  containing two  songs written for the motion picture Flaming Star (“Flaming Star” and “Summer Kisses Winter Tears”, the latter cut from the final print) and two of his earlier hits on the reverse side.

Elvis by Request is the only Presley EP to play at 33⅓ rpm. All of his other EPs were 45 rpm

The “Flaming Star” song was originally recorded as “Black Star” and changed to “Flaming Star” – and the movie was turned down by Brando – with Elvis turning in a solid acting performance placing “Flaming Star” on the Movie Academy Top 100 Westerns for it’s dealing with social issues that sadly remain relevant in 2017.

Blue Hawaii Production

May 20, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

May 20, 1963

May 20, 1964

Rudy Lewis, 28, the lead singer of The Drifters on their hits “On Broadway” and “Up On The Roof”, died under mysterious circumstances the night before the group was set to record “Under the Boardwalk”.  Rather than reschedule the studio session to find a new front man, former Drifters backup singer Johnny Moore was brought back to perform lead vocals for the recording. The single reached #4 in the US the following July and #45 in the UK.

Elvis Presley‘s 15th feature film “Viva Las Vegas,” co-starring Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova and William Demarest, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

May 20, 1965

Frankie and Johnny 

May 20, 1966

May 20, 1967

The BBC announces that it will not play The Beatles‘ “A Day In The Life”, claiming it contained explicit drug references. On the same day, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr go to the BBC to record interviews for the show Where It’s At.

May 20, 1968

May 20, 1969

Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera attended a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game in Los Angeles, where four Marines who disapproved of his long hair beat him so badly that his jaw was broken and he lost four teeth. He spent five hours in surgery and two days in intensive care. The incident had an effect on Cetera’s career and, according to him, an impact on his singing style. “With my jaw wired together, I went on the road and I was actually singing through my clenched jaw, which, to this day, is still the way I sing.”

The Circle G Ranch in Mississippi was sold for $440,000 to the North Mississippi Gun Club.

May 20, 1970

The Beatles’  Let It Be, premiered – basically a documentary of the group’s break-up, including footage of their last public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters in London.

May 20, 1971

Still in Nashville Elvis recorded some pop material to be released as singles: I’m Leavin’, We Can Make The Morning and It’s Only Love.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
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We Can Make The Morning APA4 1286-NA
It’s Only Love APA4 1287-04
I Shall Be Released (informal rehearsal) WPA5 2573
It’s Only Love APA4 1287-10

May 20, 1972

May 20, 1973

Cancelled Shows  – Elvis in Memphis

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 20 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV CANCELLED
Info May 20 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV CANCELLED

May 20, 1974

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 20 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 20 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 20 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 20 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 20, 1975

May 20, 1976

May 20, 1977

Elvis performed at the University of Tennessee Stokely Athletic Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, which was the first night of his 4th tour of the year.

Date: 20 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Knoxville, TN.
Univ. Of Tennessee.
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: Mexican Sundial 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
And I Love You So
How Great Thou Art

[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 20 1977 University Of Tennessee Knoxville TN (8:30 pm) 13000 Mexican Sundial Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

1977

The stage show “Beatlemania” opened at the Winter Garden Theater, New York.

1978

The Buddy Holly story film was premiered in Holly’s hometown, of Lubbock, Texas. The film features an Oscar-nominated lead performance by Gary Busey.

Paul McCartney led his group Wings to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third time with “With A Little Luck”. It reached #5 in his homeland.

Rick James’ first single as a member of the Motown family, “You and I,” charted, reaching #1 R&B and #13 pop, becoming his first gold disc. Rick, whose real name was James Johnson, played with a blues group in London called the Main Line in 1970 before signing to Motown’s Gordy label.  He was motivated by acts like Sly & the Family Stone, the Drifters, and George Clinton, all of whom inspired the style of music he created and called funk ‘n’ roll.

The Elvis Presley compilation album “Elvis – The ’56 Sessions, Vol. 1” hit #47 in the U.K.

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1979

Elton John performed in Leningrad in the Soviet Union.

1988

Priscilla Presley held a press conference to deny that Elvis is still alive. There are however, many who still think otherwise and the Did Elvis Fake His Death? denial/conspiracy  remains to 2017

A Mom Again, Elvis’ Widow Tries to Lay His Ghost to Rest in a Painful

1989

Rick James, the King of Punk Funk, charted with “This Magic Moment/Dance With Me,” reaching #74 R&B. The recording was a medley of two late Drifters hits and the only songs of his career that he charted with but did not write. It was also his last of twenty-seven career singles charters.

Elvis Presley’s album “Roustabout” was certified gold by the RIAA.

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The Elvis Presley albums “Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite” and “Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas” were certified by the RIAA to have sold 2 million copies.

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1995

“Unchained Melody” becomes the first song to reach #1 in the UK by three different artists when the version by Robson Green and Jerome Flynn makes it to the top. Jimmy Young did the trick in 1955 followed by The Righteous Brothers‘ re-charted rendition in 1990.

1998

The funeral of Frank Sinatra was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Mourners in attendance included, Tony Bennett, Faye Dunaway, Tony Curtis, Liza Minnelli, Kirk Douglas, Angie Dickinson, Sophia Loren, Bob Newhart, Mia Farrow and Jack Nicholson.

2003

The South Carolina State Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services pardoned James Brown for all past crimes in the state…including drug, weapons and assault charges. Brown, who appeared before the board, sang “God Bless America” after the decision.

2008

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that designated Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contributions to American culture.

2012

Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees passed away at the age of 62 after battling colon and liver cancer. His vocals were featured on the hits “Massachusetts”, “I Started a Joke”, “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” and “Holiday”.

2016

BPI, the British recorded music industry’s trade association, announced figures that showed that UK music accounted for 17.1% of the global music market, its highest ever share. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and Coldplay were the the top selling British artists around the world.

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 17

Give us this day, our daily Elvis

April 17, 1924

Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Company merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

April 17, 1952

Elvis Presley was hired by the Lowe’s State Theater; he would work there for 5 weeks until getting into a fight with another usher over a girl working the candy stand.

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1954

1955

Fats Domino‘s “Ain’t That a Shame” is released on Imperial Records. It will rise to the top of the Billboard R&B chart and #10 on the Pop chart, becoming the first of 37 Top 40 hits The Fat Man will have over the next eight years.

Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Waco, Texas, while the band went by car. Elvis performed at the Heart O’ Texas Coliseum, Waco. Elvis drove out on the field and up to the stage in his Cadillac. Later he told a local reporter the his fame ” happened so fast, I’m scared. You know, I could go out like a light, just like I came on.”

KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
Elvis Gives Out With Crazy COOL Interview

By BEA RAMIREZ
Waco News-Tribune Staff

Shortly before he was to go on stage at the Heart O’ Texas Coliseum, Elvis Presley, the new 21-year-old king of the nation’s rock n’ roll set, sat in a darkened Cadillac limousine for an interview—well hidden from the sight of nearly 4,000 screaming squealing teen-agers who were on hand to welcome him Tuesday night.
All the hep cats were there and not enough fuzz (cops).
Out in the stands and on the floor, his audience of idolizing teen-agers did all but hiss and boo to rid the stage of a group of other hillbilly entertainers and bring Presley out behind the microphone that he handles more like a limp blonde than a mechanical gadget.
Still Elvis made them wait. . . and he stared out at them, half scared and half unbelieving.
Then with some sort of spasmodic movement, he turned to talk about himself.
“What do you want to know about me, honey?”
“Elvis, have you any idea at all about just what it was that started the girls going crazy over you?”
“No, I don’t. I guess it’s just some thing God gave me. I believe that, you know. Know what I mean, honey? And I am grateful. Only I’m afraid. I’m afraid I’ll go out like a light, just like I came on. Know what l mean, honey?”
Presley has a way with that “honey” business. When he talks, he looks straight ahead, or sort of dreamy like in no direction at all. Then he turns with that “know what I mean, honey?” His face is close, real close. Right in your face — almost.
“When do you start making your first movie, Elvis?” {Everybody calls him Elvis.)
“Oh, early in June, I think, because . . .” At this point he stopped talking and stared ahead into the crowd. He squinted his eyes, jerked up a pencil (which had no lead} and began scribbling on the dash of the car. Then he turned and said: “Huh, did you say something.”
“Elvis, when you start acting, will you keep the sideburns?” (The side burns come down below his ears).
“Oh, I don’t know, it depends on what type part they put me in. You know, I’m supposed to do ‘Billy the Kid’ pretty soon.”
“But Elvis, ‘Billy the Kid’ has been done to the ground.”
“Yeah, I know, but this time it will be different.” The way he says “different” it really will be.
“Elvis, will you sing in your first movie?”
“No, honey, sure won’t. Going to be in it with Katharine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, and I won’t sing. I don’t want to, I want to be an actor.”
Then he turns and stares into the crowd again, listens to one of the other entertainers singing and grins slowly.
“But Elvis, have you thought how unhappy all these girls are going to be if you stop singing?”
“Huh, what was that? Oh, I’ll never stop singing, honey, never.”
He was beginning to make me wonder if I knew what I was talking about, so I changed the subject:
“Elvis, I hear you walk in your sleep.”
“Well, I have nightmares.”
“What kind?”
“I dream I’m about to fight somebody or about to be in a car wreck or that I’m breaking things. Know what
I mean, honey?” (I don’t have any idea what he means).
“Where are you from?”
“From Memphis, Tenn.”
“Oh, yes, that’s where all the hillbilly singers come from, isn’t it?”
“Maybe so, but I’m no hillbilly singer.”
“Well, have you typed yourself. . . I mean your type of singing?”
“No, I don’t dare.”
“Cause I’m scared, know what I mean, honey? Real scared.”
“What of?”
“I don’t know. . . I don’t know. Know what I mean, honey?”
At this point I thanked him for his time and started to make a beeline for the door. He grabbed my hand, sat there looking sleepy-eyed into my face and fanned his long lashes while he said:
“Write me up good, will you, honey?”
And he drove out to meet the hysterical adoration of young girls and boys whose emotions he has found are easy to stir up with a song.

The Waco News-Tribune, April 19, 1956 courtesy West Waco Library & Genealogy Ctr.

Elvis performed: Heartbreak Hotel, I Got A Woman, Baby Lets Play House, Blue Suede Shoes, Money Honey and Only You.
Other Acts were Hank Locklin, Wanda Jackson and Rudy Grayzell
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info April 17 1956 Heart O Texas Coliseum Waco TX (8:00 PM) 4000 Texas Tour Yes

 

1957

Patti Page released the single “Old Cape Cod.”

At Master Recorders in Hollywood, Ricky Nelson recorded “Poor Little Fool.” The Jordanaires overdubbed background vocals for the track on April 28.

1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. After being assigned to Company A of the Third Armored Division’s 1st Medium Tank Battalion.

1959
Military Service in Germany

Rock and Roll pioneer Eddie Cochran was just 21 years old when he was killed after the taxi in which he was riding blew a tire, then hit a lamp post. Cochran enjoyed hits with “Summertime Blues”, “C’mon Everybody” and “Sittin’ in the Balcony”.
Gene Vincent, who recorded “Be Bop A Lula” in 1956, would have a limp for the rest of his life from his injury. Cochran’s fiancee, Sharon Sheeley, survived the crash . Their touring mate,Freddy Cannon, was supposed to be with them, but was running late and took another cab.
The cab driver was convicted of dangerous driving, fined, disqualified from driving for 15 years, and sent to prison for six months.
Elvis and Anita attended Easter service at the First Assembly of God Church but were forced to leave when their presence caused a disruption.

 

This was the last day of location shooting in Hawaii for Blue Hawaii – Hal Wallis and Elvis
Elvis and Producer Hal. B Wallis in april 17 1961 on the movie set Blue Hawaii .
Col Parker, Wallis and Elvis
Colonel Parker chatting with Elvis and Producer Hal. B Wallis in april 17 1961 on the movie set Blue Hawaii .

1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

Elvis hosted a party at Graceland and ordered 80 Tasty Dogs and 115 Cokes.

1964

Washington’s FBI lab reported it could not determine the lyrics to “Louie Louie.”

Roustabout 

1965

RCA and LearJet Corporation announce the development of the combination 8 track tape player and car radio that will become available in next Fall’s new cars.

Harum Scarum 

1966

 

1967

Clambake 

1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

1969

Change of Habit 

1970

Paul McCartney releases his first solo album, officially ending his days with The Beatles, just as the group’s single “Let It Be” reached #1 in America

Johnny Cash performed at the White House at the invitation of U.S. President Richard Nixon. Nixon asked him to sing “Okie From Muskogee,” apparently confusing him with Merle Haggard. Cash sang his own recent hit “A Boy Named Sue” instead. June Carter and the Statler Brothers also performed.

1971

Three Dog Night‘s “Joy to the World” hit the top of the US singles chart for a six week stay. It made #24 in the UK. The record became the best selling song of the year in the US, beating out Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May”. Hoyt Axton, son of “Heartbreak Hotel” author, Mae Axton, wrote the so

All four former Beatles have solo singles on the UK chart: Paul McCartney: “Another Day”, Ringo Starr: “It Don’t Come Easy”, John Lennon, “Power To The People” and George Harrison: “My Sweet Lord”.

1972

Elton John released the single “Rocket Man.”

Elvis performed at the T.H. Barton Coliseum, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Elvis on Tour 

Jackie Kahane Warm Up Act / 2001 Theme / C. C. Rider / Proud Mary / Never Been To Spain / You Gave Me A Mountain/Until It’s Time For You To Go / Polk Salad Annie / Love Me / All Shook Up / Teddy Bear – Don’t Be Cruel / Heartbreak Hotel / Hound Dog / How Great Thou Art / I Can’t Stop Loving You / Love Me Tender / Suspicious Minds / Introductions / For The Good Times / American Trilogy / Funny How Times Slip Away / Can’t Help Falling In Love / Closing Vamp.

Indie label releases of this concert include “He Broke my Guitar”, “The Grand Return to Little Rock” And “An Unforgettable Night in Little Rock”

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 5 – April 5th – April 19th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info April 17 1972 T.H. Barton Coliseum Little Rock AR (8:30 pm) 10000 Red Pinwheel Gold Attendance belt Yes Yes Yes
Pink Floyd receives a Gold Record for “The Dark Side of the Moon”, one of Rock’s landmark albums. The LP remained on the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history and has sold an estimated 45 million copies.
Elvis spent 3 days rehearsing at RCA’s Studio C.

1974

Elvis purchased a Convair 880 jet from Delta for $250,000. The plane was called the Lisa Marie.

1976

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1981

Caveman,” starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, and Barbara Bach (who married Ringo ten days later), opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1982

Johnny Cash hosted NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.”

1986

“The Very Best of the Everly Brothers” album was certified Gold.

1991

At the OK Hotel in Seattle, Nirvana gave their first public performance of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

2013

Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inducts Heart, Rush, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Donna Summer along with Lou Adler and Quincy Jones.

2016

The annual independent music retailer celebration called Record Store Day spurred sales of 521,000 vinyl albums according to Nielsen Music. Vinyl album sales in 2016 stood at 4.09 million, which accounted for 6.6 percent of all album sales. .

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/

www.elvishistoryblog.com/