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June 4, 1919
The U.S. Senate passed the Women’s Suffrage bill, leading to the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution which gave women the right to vote.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon Presley in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
June 4, 1942
Capitol Records opens for business, becoming the first major record label based on the US West coast. The company had been established earlier in the year by singer Johnny Mercer and investor Buddy De Sylva as Liberty Records. The label became home to such artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart and countless others. It was Capitol’s manager, Glenn Wallichs, who invented the art of record promotion by sending free copies of new releases to disc jockeys.
The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.
August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1948-1953 – Humes High School
Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949
572 Poplar Avenue
Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951
Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”
April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952
Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre
398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953
Elvis worked at Crown Electric, until mid-October 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
June 4, 1955
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
|Info||June 4 1955||Municipal Auditorium||Shreveport LA||(8:00 PM)||Louisiana Hayride|
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
June 4, 1956
At the Municipal Auditorium in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, Gene Vincent made his live performance debut.
Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Los Angeles for the rehearsals for Elvis’ second appearance on the Milton Berle Show.
Judy Spreckles, a divorced socialite friend, tagged along. Below, Debra Padget rehearses with Elvis.
The Oakland Tribune newspaper reported on June 4, 1956 that “Elvis Presley fans all but tore the roof off the Oakland Auditorium Arena – not once but twice – as the youthful singing sensation proved yesterday he is, without a doubt, the most amazing of entertainers. Presley whips through a song as if he had grabbed a live wire. Some 6,400 madly screaming fans at two performances responded as if they, too, had been jolted by the same current“.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
June 4, 1957
At the University of California, Berkeley, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his Power of Nonviolence speech.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.
The Military Service Disruption
June 4, 1958
Jerry Lee Lewis renewed his marriage vows with second cousin Myra, since he wasn’t divorced from his first wife when he married her.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas. On Leave at Graceland from May 31 to june 13
Elvis rented out the Rollerdrome and the Fairgrounds. He took his parents to see King Creole, bought a new red Lincoln and got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop before a family photo session.
June 4, 1959
General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8
Elvis Presley May Keep Tonsils Frankfurt, Germany -(UPD)-Elvis Presley, hospitalized by tonsillitis, will not have to undergo an operation on the golden throat which has made him a rich man, an Army spokesman said today. The loose-hipped rock n roll singer was admitted to the 97th General Hospital here Wednesday after running a 102-degree fever. 1 Army physicians said that Presley has an infection of the throat in addition to inflamed tonsils; The initial examinations indicated his case was not serious. “He is undergoing treatment for both ailments,” said a spokesman for the 3rd Armored Division in which Presley serves. “The doctors have decided that an operation is not necessary.” . He added, however, that if Presley does not react favorably to the treatment, the question of removing his tonsils will have to be reconsidered.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
June 4, 1960
G.I. Blues Elvis was visited at the set of G.I. Blues by three Scandinavian princesses: the Danish princess Margrethe, The Norwegian Princess Astrid and the Swedish Princess Margaretha.
In the evening Elvis and his entourage went to several nightclubs.
June 4, 1961
June 4, 1962
The Beatles signed their first contract with EMI Parlophone, but it was just to produce a series of demo recordings. They still needed to pass an audition to be signed to make records that would be released.
June 4, 1963
In the UK, the Searchers released their debut single, “Sweets For My Sweet,” a hit for the Drifters two years earlier. The Searchers version was #1 in the UK for two weeks in August but failed to chart in the U.S. when it was issued during the early stages of the British Invasion in 1964.
June 4, 1964
June 4, 1965
June 4, 1966
June 4, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Procol Harum, Denny Laine and The Chiffons all appeared at The Saville Theatre, London. Both Paul McCartney and George Harrisonwere in the audience to see Hendrix perform the title track from Sgt. Pepper which had been released just 3 days earlier.
The Beatles started a 23 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, the album widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, includes songs such as ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Day in the Life’
The Monkees won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The Young Rascals, Nancy Ames, the Harry James Orchestra, Rodney Dangerfield, Georgie Kaye and the mouse puppet Topo Gigio performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
June 4, 1968
June 4, 1969
Seven years after his first hit Tommy Roe was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dizzy’ his only No.1 hit. Also a UK No. 1 for Vic Reeves and Wonder Stuff in 1991.
In Glenrowan, Australia, hundreds of people signed a petition protesting against the casting of Mick Jagger in the role of the Australian folk hero Ned Kelly in the film of the same name. The film, directed by Tony Richardson, was released in October 1970.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
June 4, 1970
Elvis began five days of recording at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. Each day he reported at 6.00 p.m. and worked until dawn the next morning.
Top: David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Elvis Presley, Al Pachuki, Jerry Carrigan.
Bottom: Felton Jarvis, Chip Young, Charlie McCoy, James Burton.
|RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee|
June 4, 1971
ABC aired “The Bobby Sherman TV Special,” with guest performers the 5th Dimension.
June 4, 1972
June 4, 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 4, 1974
Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Band On The Run,” the single and the album, were certified Gold.
June 4, 1975
The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law in the U.S. giving farm workers collective bargaining rights, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
At Sound Labs in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Country Boy (You’ve Got Your Feet in L.A.).”
Elvis performed at the Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston Tx.
|Date:||04 Jun 1975|
|Costume:||Silver Phoenix suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
The Eyes Of Texas [two lines]
The Wonder Of You
Johnny B. Goode
Why Me Lord?
How Great Thou Art (with reprise)
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away (with reprise)
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||June 4 1975||Hofheinz Pavilion||Houston TX||(8:30 pm)||12000||Silver Phoenix||Black Phoenix suit belt||White Suit||Yes||Yes|
June 4, 1976
The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.
Elvis performed at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.
|Date:||04 Jun 1976|
|Costume:||Bicentennial (white) Suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Polk Salad Annie
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||June 4 1976||The Omni||Atlanta GA||(8:30 pm)||17540||White Egyptian Bird||Original belt||Dark Blue Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
June 4, 1977
Apple II, the first personal computer, went on sale.
Elvis presented Lincolns to Kathy Westmoreland and Larry Geller for their loyalty.
The Wake and Aftermath
In Washington, DC, Chuck Berry played a concert for President Jimmy Carter and his family at the White House.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Donna Summer entered the carts with the anthem of the ’80s, “She Works Hard For the Money” reaching #1 R&B for three weeks and #3 pop.
The Police started a four week run at No.1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final No.1 single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Tina Turner released the single “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”
Bruce Springsteen releases the album “Born In The USA”, which will top the Billboard Hot 200 chart for seven weeks and spawn seven Top-10 singles and is in a three way tie with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.
Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.
At the Cow Palace in San Francisco, 14,000 fans attended the first concert of a six-date Conspiracy of Hope benefit tour to increase awareness of Amnesty International on the 25th anniversary of its work for human rights. The shows were headlined by U2 and Sting, and also featured Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, and the Neville Brothers.
The producers of the Beatles tribute show “Beatlemania!”were forced to pay Apple Corps Ltd. $10 million in royalties following a years-long court battle that ended in Apple’s favor.
The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the “younger Elvis” stamp design in a nationwide vote.
Wet Wet Wet started a fifteen-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Is All Around’, from the film ‘Four Weddings & A Funeral’. The song was written by Reg Presley of The Troggs and was a former Top 10 hit for his band in 1967.
In Chicago’s Grant Park, Ray Charles reunited with his touring band to perform in celebration of his 50th year in the music business.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.
Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
Residents of Canada and the UK were first to be able to buy and rent films at the iTunes Store.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Billboard magazine reported that weekly album sales may have hit its lowest point since the early 1970s. According to the RIAA, album shipments in 1973 totaled an average of 7.47 million per week, while last weeks sales totaled 4.98 million units. One industry executive described the situation as “pretty scary.”
Herb Reed, bass singer and founder member with American doo-wop group The Platters died aged 83. The Platters scored four No.1’s in the late 50s: The Great Pretender, My Prayer, Twilight Time and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Reed is credited with coming up with the group’s name – inspired by disc jockeys who referred to their records as “platters”.
Handwritten letters, notes, poems and sketches by John Lennon all exceeded pre-sale estimates at an auction at Sotheby’s in New York. The Fat Budgie, a nonsensical poem, sold for $143,000 (£85,000), having been valued at up to $35,000 (£21,000). A handwritten manuscript called I Sat Belonely went for $137,000 (£82,000), four times its estimate. The pieces, part of an 89 lot sale, came from Lennon’s books In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.
According to the BPI’s Music Market 2015 report British acts accounted for 1 in 7 albums sold worldwide. With 13.7% of worldwide sales, it’s the highest British share since the BPI began recording figures in 2000. Albums by One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith and Pink Floyd all made the top ten list of the world’s biggest-sellers of 2014.
At a medical facility in Franklin, Tennessee where he was being treated for cancer, Jim Ed Brown received his Country Music Hall of Fame medallion. He died one week later.
The U.S. Postal Service announced that on August 12th they would issue a brand new Elvis Presley commemorative stamp as part of their music icons series. In 1993, the post office issued the first stamp of Elvis which went on to become the largest selling sticker in Post Office history.
Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with a concert at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.
Actor Roger Smith, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage to singer/dancer/actress Ann-Margret, died at age 84. (77 Sunset Strip, Mister Roberts, Auntie Mame, Man of a Thousand Faces)
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