Elvis Presley Movie Star

As a teenager, Elvis worked as an usher in a movie theatre, dreaming of being the hero on screen.

He dreamed of being the movie hero and being in movies, and as with making a genre of music his own, so too, did he have his own Star Vehicle Presley Formula Flick.

It was in that theatre Elvis sat while Dewey Phillips played the one sided singed “That’s All Right Mama” for the first time on air. He got so many calls to re-play that song, that he called the boarding house where the Presleys lived and a neighbour got the phone and got Gladys, who then ran out of the house, with Vernon to get their boy down to the radio station to do his first on air interview, over before he realized it was going on. Elvis Presley had a stutter that got incorporated into his singing.

Elvis Presley’ first being in a movie was a short concert film as an opening act with Pat Boone headlining in the Bill Randle Cleveland Disc Jockey Radio Personality – it was likely broadcast on regional television, screened once at a local high school and the film has disappeared into a private European collector’s hand at the last rumour.

Elvis Presley’s short film:

The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey (Documentary) (performer: “That’s All Right, Mama”, “Mystery Train”, “Good Rockin’ Tonight”)

 

Daily Elvis: October 20

ElvisWorld: Making a Movie Short – Pied Piper of Cleveland Oct 20

 

Then after screen testing, Elvis  was in his first movie in a supporting role. Not in Rainmaker with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster – Hollywood A Listers – but in a second Reno Brothers movie telling in a minor role made larger by Elvis playing it.

1956

Love Me Tender

Production: August 22 and September 21, 1956;premiere Nov 15 national release nov 21

Director: Robert D. Webb

Writers: Robert Buckner (screenplay), Maurice Geraghty (story)

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

After that, the movies were crafted around him, Loving You and Jailhouse Rock being good boy/bad boy versions of the same story.

One in Color, softer story with a freedom of speech motif; the other Black/White

seedier, steamier and both of these full of Elvis Presley’s actual band

but also his cousins and Memphis Mafia Pals.

1957

Loving You  

Production: January 21, – March 8; national release July 9, 1957

Director: Hal Kanter

Writers: Herbert Baker (screenplay), Hal Kanter (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey |

Production Co:Hal Wallis Productions / Paramount Pictures

Jailhouse Rock 

Production: May 13 to June 17 Released 8 November 1957 (USA)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writers: Guy Trosper (screenplay), Nedrick Young (story) (as Ned Young)

Production Co:Avon Productions (II) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

 

1958

King Creole 

Production January 20 to March 10, 1958; released 2 July 1958 (USA)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Herbert Baker (screenplay), Michael V. Gazzo (screenplay) |

Harold Robbins (novel)

Elvis Presley does his best James Dean.

1960

Hal Wallis filmed second unit scenery in Germany before Elvis was even mustered out.

GI Blues would be Elvis’ first pairing with foreign celebrity in a musical romantic comedy, objective matrimony.

G.I. Blues 

April 21- June 29th  released: November 23, 1960

Director: Norman Taurog

Elvis Presley does his best Brando since King Creole.

Flaming Star 

Production: August 1 -October 7 released: 20 December 1960

August 28, 1960

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Director: Don Siegel

Writers: Clair Huffaker (screenplay/novel), Nunnally Johnson (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest

The original “Black Star” is the same recording as “Flaming Star”, just the word differs.

1961

Wild in the Country

release date 15 June 1961 (USA)

Director: Philip Dunne

Writers: Clifford Odets (screenplay), J.R. Salamanca (novel)

Blue Hawaii 

Production Hawaii March 27 -April 17th. LA until May 23rd.

released 22 November 1961 (USA)

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story), Hal Kanter

Follow That Dream 

Production: July 5 – August released 11 April 1962 (USA)

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Also Known As: Here Come the Kwimpers

Director: Gordon Douglas

Writers: Charles Lederer (screenplay), Richard Powell (novel)

1962

Kid Galahad

remake of

Director: Phil Karlson

Writers: William Fay (screenplay), Francis Wallace (story)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright |

Production: Mirisch Corporation /United Artists

Release Date: 29 August 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 26 prep, hawaii April 9-26, May 1-June 8 LA

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story/screenplay) , Edward Anhalt (screenplay)

Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate

Production Co: Hal Wallis Productions/ Paramount Pictures

It Happened at the World’s Fair 

Production: August 28 , September 4-13 in Seattle,  to Nov 9

Release Date:3 April 1963

Director: Norman Taurog

1963

Fun in Acapulco

Production January 25 – March 2x ; released November 27 1963

 

Viva Las Vegas July 15 – September 11,

At this juncture, A Presley Picture was a subgenre of it’s own.

1964

Roustabout Feb 26 – opened Nov 11

Girl Happy June 22 – August 12

Tickle Me oct 12 – nov 24

1965

Harum Scarum March 15 – April 19

Frankie and Johnny May 11 – June 24

Paradise, Hawaiian Style  – August – Sept 30

1966

Spinout Feb 11 – April 8

Double Trouble July 11- August 30

1967

Clambake March 20 – April 27

Speedway June 19 to August 21

Stay Away, Joe October 9 to Nov 27

1968

Live a Little Love a Little March 13

The Trouble with Girls (And How to Get into It): Production: Oct – Dec 18

September 3, 1969: premiered in the U.S.

 

Charro! July – August

Elvis completed looping and was released from

 

1969

Change of Habit March and April – released Nov 10

 

His last films were about him: documentaries of concert tours.

1970

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is

1972

Elvis on Tour

 

1980

This is Elvis

 

Elvis Presley tv movies, mini-series and tv-series:

 

Dick Clark’s Elvis with Kurt Russel

 

Elvis Presley: TV Star

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

TV Show: Sun Records

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Daily Elvis: July 2

Give us this day, July 2, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

July 2, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

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

1946
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 2, 1954

The funeral for the two Blackwood Brothers was held at Ellis Auditorium, and Elvis ,along with Dixie Locke and his parents were in the crowd.

July 2, 1955

Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info July 2 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 2, 1956

Ed Sullivan called Elvis Presley’s manager to book Elvis for his show.

Elvis reported to the RCA studio at 2.00 p.m. This was the first time that Elvis took over full leadership of a session and he insisted on completing each song to his own satisfaction. Elvis Presley was an uncredited session producer – This was the first time The Jordanaires worked with Presley.

Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires - RCA Sudio 1 - July 2, 1956

For Hound Dog, Take 31 being the version they released. The single sold over 10 million copies globally, became his best-selling song and topped the pop chart for 11 weeks, a record that stood for 36 years.
RCA Studios – New York
Hound Dog G2WB 5935-31
Don’t Be Cruel G2WB 5936-28
Any Way You Want Me (That’s How I Will Be) G2WB 5937-12

Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956

Elvis Presley : RCA Studio One, Memphis, Tennessee : July 2, 1956

On This Day: July 2, 1956 – Elvis Presley Recorded “Don’t Be Cruel”

July 2, 1957

 

The Military Service Disruption

July 2, 1958

Elvis Presley‘s fourth feature film, “King Creole,” co-starring Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, and Vic Morrow, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 2, 1960

July 2, 1961

July 2, 1961 – PRESLEY’S PROBLEM: | Chicago Tribune Archive

Elvis traveled to Nashville to record six songs for the soundtrack of Follow That Dream. After the session Elvis checked into the Anchor Hotel in Nashville before returning home to Memphis.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Angel M2WW
Angel (dubdown to track) ////////-NA
Angel (vocal overdub) ////////-NM
Follow That Dream M2WW 0874-06
What A Wonderful Life M2WW 0875-07
I’m Not The Marrying Kind M2WW 0876-08
A Whistling Tune M2WW 0877-04
A Whistling Tune (overdub) ////////-NA
Sound Advice M2WW 0878-06

July 2, 1962

July 2, 1963

July 2, 1964

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Jim Reeves had his last session for RCA, recording “Missing You” and “Is It Really Over?” He was killed in the crash of a private airplane 29 days later.

Girl Happy

July 2, 1965

July 2, 1966

Frank Sinatra’s version of “Strangers In The Night” displaced The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was also a UK #1. Sinatra’s recording would win him a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year, despite the fact that Frank often said he didn’t really like the song.

Double Trouble pre-production

July 2, 1967

Speedway

July 2, 1968

Elvis spent a week resting in Palm Springs.

July 2, 1969

US consumer advocate Ralph Nader issued a warning that loud Rock music threatened to produce a nation of hearing-impaired people.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 2, 1970

July 2, 1971

July 2, 1972

July 2, 1973

Elvis performed at the Myriad Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Date: 02 Jul 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Myriad Center Arena
Tickets: 15,400
Costume: White Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Mama Don’t Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock
I’m Leaving
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
Faded Love
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

July 2, 1973 (8:30 pm). Oklahoma City, OK. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 10 – June 20th – July 3rd 1973
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Info July 2 1973 Myriad Center Arena Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 15400 1973 American Eagle Second belt White Suit Yes

July 2, 1974

Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Date: 02 Jul 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Palace
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf 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
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Big Boss Man
Steamroller Blues
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

July 2, 1974 (8:30 pm) Salt Lake City, UT. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 July 2 1974 Salt Palace Salt Lake City UT (8:30 pm) 13000 Blue Swirl Original belt White suit Yes Yes

July 2, 1975

July 2, 1976

Elvis performed at the Louisiana State University Assembly Center, Baton Rouge.

Date: 03 Jul 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Convention
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Bicentennial (blue) 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
America
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Hurt
Funny How Times Slip Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

July 2, 1976. (8:30 pm) Baton Rouge, LA. – Elvis Presley In Concert

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 22 – June 25th – July 5th 1976
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Info July 2 1976 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA (8:30 pm) 16000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes

July 2, 1977

Elvis at Graceland, and mostly upstairs at Graceland – for the balance of the month.

The Wake and Aftermath

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1988

Tracy Chapman started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her self-titled debut LP. Helped by her performance at the ‘Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday Tribute Concert’ at Wembley Stadium, also No.1 in the US.

1990

Representatives of the Italian Catholic Church announce they’ll attempt to put a stop to Madonna’s concerts in Rome because of her alleged inappropriate use of crucifixes and sacred symbols. And They Did. 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2001

Yoko Ono was on hand as Liverpool renamed its airport after John Lennon. Yoko said John would have been very proud. “Thank you very, very much for remembering John and for loving John.”

2004

Elvis Radio debuted from a specially designed studio in the plaza of Graceland. The satellite radio station features a continuous variety of Elvis Presley music.

2005

The world’s biggest music stars united in concerts around the world to put pressure on political leaders ahead of the G8 summit to tackle poverty in Africa. Concerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people. A TV audience of several hundred million watched the gigs.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Buddy Holly‘s widow, Maria Elena Holly, announced that she had entrusted the publishing rights to her late husband’s influential catalog to the artist’s performance rights group, BMG. The company was now authorized to administer royalties worldwide of nearly all of Holly’s recordings.

Songwriter Roy C. Bennett, who collaborated with writing partner Sid Tepper on more than 300 published songs, including nearly 50 of them for Elvis Presley movies, died at the age of 97, three months after Tepper’s death. (Red Roses For A Blue Lady, Kiss Of Fire, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, G.I. Blues, Puppet On A String, The Young Ones, New Orleans, Suzy Snowflake, Nuttin’ For Christmas, The Lady Loves Me)

2016

The U.S. Postal Service previewed the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp. It was also announced that debut of an exclusive music CD titled “ELVIS FOREVER” on August 12.

2017

Outbreak hotel! Legionnaires’ disease strikes guests at Elvis

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

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

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

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

Daily Elvis: May 3

Give us this day, May 3, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1937

Author Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone With The Wind.”

1939

“Beer Barrel Polka” was recorded by The Andrews Sisters.

1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

1950

Muddy Waters, recently signed to Chess Records of Chicago, had his first single for them, the venerable “Rolling Stone.” Though it did not chart, the recording became well known among musicians and made its way across the Atlantic to the blues-hungry British rock ‘n’ rollers of the ’60s.

1952

Kitty Wells recorded ‘It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’ – as an answer song to Hank Thompson’s ‘The Wild Side of Life’. It became the first No.1 Billboard country hit for a solo female artist.

In the 1970’s Elvis expanded on these songs with “There’s a Honky Tonk Angel(Who’ll Take Me Back In)”

1988 saw Nashville Producer Own Bradley’s final session with Canada’s k.d. lang’s Shadowland LP, which included Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee with k.d. doing “Honky Tonk Angels Medley”

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.

May 3, 1955

The Hank Snow Jamboree reunited in Mobile, Alabama, where Elvis and Faron Young, Onie Wheeler, and The Wilburn Brothers participated in radio interviews.

May 3, 1956

“Heartbreak Hotel” is #1 on Billboard’s Pop Chart, The single topped Billboards Top 100 chart for seven weeks and Cashboxs pop singles chart for six weeks; No. 1 on the Country and Western chart for seventeen weeks and reached No. 3 three on the R&B chart, “Heartbreak Hotel” achieved unheard feats as it reached the top 5 of Country and Western, pop, and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues charts simultaneously

Presley’s first million-seller, and one of the best-selling singles of 1956, eventually be certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America

In 1995 “Heartbreak Hotel” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2004 Rolling Stone magazine named it one of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“. That year it was also included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll”.

Elvis and Tom Diskin pose for pictures that will see print later that year in Elvis Hero Or Heel magazine.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info May 3 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (8:00 PM) The Atomic Powered Singer
Info May 3 1956 New Frontier Hotel Las Vegas NV (12:00 AM) The Atomic Powered Singer

May 3, 1957

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock Sessions –  George Klein, Elvis, D. J. Fontana, Scotty Moore, Gordon Stoker and Neal Matthews

Soundtrack recording continued at Radio Recorders from 9.00 a.m. to 6.25 p.m. This time is was Bill Black’s turn to walk out. He was unable to mange the introduction to “Baby, I Don’t Care” on his new Fender electric bass, so Elvis picked up the instrument and played the part himself.

The song was written by Buddy Holly and Elvis recorded it first for the Jailhouse Rock movie. Holly would record and release it before the movie was release or RCA did a soundtrack EP or soundtrack single.

Radio Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Treat Me Nice (Second Movie Version) ////////-13
Treat Me Nice (Movie Version – RCA Composite / Alternate Master) H2WB 6778-SP
Treat Me Nice (Movie Version – MGM Composite) ////////-SP
I Want To Be Free (Prison TV Version) ////////-13
I Want To Be Free (Prison TV Version – Composite) WPA5 2508-SP
I Want To Be Free (Record Version) ////////-11
I Want To Be Free (Pickup First Ending) ////////-02
I Want To Be Free (Pickup Second Ending) ////////-05
I Want To Be Free (Record Version – Composite) H2WB 6781-SP
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (Rhythm Track) H2WB 6782-16
(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care (First Vocal Overdub) HRA1 8683-01
Don’t Leave Me Now (First Version – Piano Version) WPA5 2600-02
Don’t Leave Me Now (Second Version – Hit Record Version) HRA1 8684-21

May 3, 1958

At the Boston Arena, one of the first major rock ‘n’ roll concert riots broke out during Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Spring 1958” stage show after local police threatened to shut down the event because of dancing. Freed told the crowd, “The police don’t want you to have fun.” He was arrested for inciting a riot.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 3, 1959

Mexicans riot at a movie theatre playing “King Creole”

Why Mexicans hated Elvis! – Elvis Information Network

A false racist quote that continues to be attributed to Elvis inspired the protest.

Elvis was called a homosexual in the Mexican mainstream press and called out for his colorful clothes.

Elvis Movie Causes Mexican Riot


Military Service in Germany

May 3, 1960

G.I. Blues Production

May 3, 1961

Blue Hawaii production

May 3, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! production

May 3, 1963

The Drifters, Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, the Crystals, Jerry Butler, Little Esther, Dee Clark, and Solomon Burke performed at Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque.

May 3, 1964

Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” They performed “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying.” Stevie Wonder sang “Fingertips,” and Burt Lancaster, Patti Page,Louis Gossett and Bill Dana also appeared on the program.

Media reports “Elvis Presley’s latest “Kissin Cousins” brought in $1,750,000 at the box office.

May 3, 1965

The Beatles were kept busy filming scenes for their forthcoming film Help! on Salisbury Plain with the British Army’s Third Tank Division.

Harum Scarum post production

May 3, 1966

May 3, 1967

Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) went to court on draft evasion charges.

Elvis and Priscilla, with most of the Memphis Mafia, honeymoon in Palm Springs.

May 3, 1968

The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The second half of the concert which featured the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, lectured the audience on “spiritual regeneration.” The reaction was so negative, more than half of the remaining tour dates were cancelled.

Live a Little, Love a Little 

May 3, 1969

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest Jimi Hendrix at Toronto’s International Airport for possession of narcotics. He was released on $10,000 bail until his acquittal the following December.

Elvis weekended in Palm Springs

May 3, 1970

May 3, 1971

New York City’s Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center announced that it would begin presenting rock, pop and jazz concerts as well as classical.

U.S. National Public Radio began operations, with 112 station affiliates, mostly at colleges and universities.

Elvis was seen as an outpatient at the Palm Springs hospital.

May 3, 1972

Guitarist Les Harvey of the Scottish / English soul band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted by a shorted microphone wire during a concert attended by 12-thousand people in Swansea, Wales. He died in a local hospital three hours later.

May 3, 1973

The New York Times revealed that the mother’s face pictured on packages of Ivory Soap was that of porn actress Marilyn Chambers.

May 3, 1974

May 3, 1975

The English Glam-Rock band Mud attain their third and final UK number one with a cover of Buddy Holly’s 1957 hit, “Oh Boy”.

Elvis performed 2 concerts on tour at the Civic Center, Monroe, Louisiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 03 May 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Monroe, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,000
Costume: Blue 2-piece suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear- segued medley with -Dont Be Cruel
Help Me
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Band Introductions
Johnny B Goode featuring James Burton
Drum Solo featuring Ronnie Tutt
Bass Solo featuring Jerry Scheff
Piano Solo featuring Glen D Hardin
Electric Piano Solo – David Briggs
School Day
My Boy
T-R-O-U-B-L-E (includes 1 false start )
Alfie (is just an excerpt )
Ill Remember You
The Wonder Of You
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
An American Trilogy
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings: 0

Date: 03 May 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Monroe, LA.
Civic Center
Tickets: 8,000
Costume: White 2-piece suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
I Walk The Line
( above song is just an excerpt )
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
The Wonder Of You
Help Me
Burning Love
Band Introductions
Whatd I Say
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo
( featuring Glen D Hardin )
Electric Piano Solo
( featuring David Briggs )
School Day
Johnny B Goode
Steamroller Blues
Help Me Make It Through The Night
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Ill Remember You
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 15 – April 24th – May 7th 1975
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Info May 3 1975 Civic Center Monroe LA (2:30 pm) 8000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Red Armadillo None Light Blue suit Yes Yes
Info May 3 1975 Civic Center Monroe LA (8:30 pm) 8000 Navy Blue Two-Piece with Blue Armadillo None White Suit Yes Yes Yes

May 3, 1976

Paul McCartney makes his first concert appearance in America in almost ten years as Wings commence their Wings over America tour in Fort Worth, Texas.

David Bowie played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley, his first UK gig in three years.

Elvis played Lake Tahoe

Date: 03 May 1976
Time: 10pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Aztec suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Happy Birthday To You
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
I’ll Remember You
An American Trilogy
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
What’d I Say
Love Letters
Hurt
Hound Dog
Softly As I Leave You
Why Me Lord
Sweet Sweet Spirit [J.D. Sumner & The Stamps]
Can’t help falling in love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info May 3 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) White Egyptian Bird Original belt Black Suit Yes

May 3, 1977

Elvis performed at the Saginaw Center, Saginaw, Michigan and after this show Elvis flew home to Memphis.

Date: 03 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Saginaw, MI.
Saginaw Center.
Tickets: 7,197
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: That’s All Right
Trouble [excerpt]
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Happy Birthday, Linda
Big Boss Man [intro only]
Hound Dog
Trying To Get To You
Jailhouse Rock
My Way
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Help Me
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Love Me Tender
Why Me Lord
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Danny Boy [S.Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S.Nielsen]
Mystery Train/Tiger Man

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 30 – April 21st – May 3rd 1977
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1978

FM, a film about the struggles of a radio station, debuts in Los Angeles. The soundtrack features Steely Dan, Steve Miller, The Eagles, Neil Young, Billy Joel and Warren Zevon. More people would buy the soundtrack than bothered to see the film.

1986

Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

1989

Actress/night club entertainer Christine Jorgensen, the first widely-known person to have sex reassignment surgery (in her case, male to female), died of lung and bladder cancer at 62.

1996

In Paris, Tina Turner officially began her 255-date Wildest Dreams World Tour with a concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Her opening act was the Accelerators, led by actor Bruce Willis.

1997

The Notorious B.I.G. started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his posthumous hit ‘Hypnotize’, a No.10 hit in the UK, the rapper was gunned down and killed on March 9th, 1997.

2006

Bob Dylan hosted his first show on XM Satellite Radio, playing favorite tracks by Prince, Wilco, Blur, Billy Bragg, Blur, and LL Cool J, among others.

 

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/

Daily Elvis: March 15

Give us this day, March 15, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

1945

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

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 15, 1954

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Elvis signed an amended one-year agreement with Bob Neal from which Neal would receive a 15 percent management fee.
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.”

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 15 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (10:06 PM) Yes

 

March 15, 1957

Loving You  

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 con- fine his judgment to the bobby soxers, for reasonably sane …

 March 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

March 15, 1962 – 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 

Principal photography began on Harum Scarum .
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 

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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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 

March 15, 1970

Elvis arrived in Nashville for a session at RCA’s Studio B. Priscilla flew to California to supervise the redecorating of the new house. 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.
March 15, 1971
March 15, 1972
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/Amen

Love Me

Trying to Get to You

All Shook Up

Steamroller 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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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
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.
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.
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:

 

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/

 

Daily Elvis: March 14

Give us this day, March 14, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 14, 1954

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March 14, 1955

The Colonel agrees to pay for the trip to the Arthur Godfrey show after securing Neal’s promise to protect the Colonel’s interest in any bookings that may arise from the tryout.

CBS talent scout Arthur Godfrey turned down the chance to sign ELVIS PRESLEY, instead signing singer PAT BOONE at the same audition.

Elvis performed at the Fox Theater, Atlanta, Georgia, at 4.30, 7.18 and 10.06 p.m.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution advertisement – March 14, 1956
Peter Guralnick and Ernst Jorgensen in Elvis Day by Day wrote, “Elvis arrives at the theater for an 11:30 a.m. dress rehearsal for shows that alternate with scheduled screenings of The Square Jungle, with Tony Curtis.  He is paid $1831.54, representing 50 percent of the net proceeds for the two-day engagement.

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
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March 14, 1957

Loving You  

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On this day in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the first gold record. It was Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star on RCA Victor Records. The tune became the first to win million-seller certification, though other songs dating as far back as the 1920s may have sold a million records or more. Due to lack of a certification organization like the RIAA, they weren’t awarded the golden platter.

It was really Elvis’ back to back million sellers and chart toppers that created the RIAA.

One of the next three gold records that were certified after Perry Como’s million seller was “Hard Headed Woman” by Elvis Presley.

Elvis and his entourage got off the train in Dallas and rented Cadillacs for the drive to Memphis. Back at Graceland a reporter asked Elvis how his parents felt about his going into the army. Elvis admitted that his mother was very upset about that, like all mothers. On the question of whether his popularity would fade during his absence Elvis responded: ” That’s the sixty-four-dollar question. I wish I knew.”

 

March 14, 1959

Elvis Presley led the Billboard Hot 200 chart with his 7th Album  “For LP Fans Only”. It was the first album ever issued without the artist’s name to be found anywhere on the cover – front or back.

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Military Service in Germany

The Platters’ album Encore of Golden Hits charted, reaching #6 on the  Top 100 and spending 174 weeks on the pop list. The album was later certified gold in an era when gold meant one million copies sold as opposed to today where it only represents 500,000 copies.
Sam Cooke performed in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to a sell-out audience that included two future stars, Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.
The cast of Holiday on Ice visited Graceland during the day.
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In the evening, the Memphian was rented to screen some movies.
March 14, 1961
Elvis and assorted friends, assistants, and bodyguards flew to Los Angeles so he could begin production on his next film, Blue Hawaii.
Elvis bought some jewelry from Harry Levitch, including a handmade fourteen-karat yellow gold diamond tie tack.
Fun in Acapulco Publicity stills were taken in the morning.
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Hal Wallis approved a request from Elvis to keep 2 of the black silk shirts and the flamenco outfit that he wore in the movie.

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March 14, 1964

Roustabout 

Beatles singles I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, and Please, Please Me hold the top three spots on the Hot 100, something Elvis had never accomplished.

March 14, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 14, 1966

Spinout 

March 14, 1967

March 14, 1968

The promotional film for ‘Lady Madonna’ was broadcast in black and white on Top Of The Pops on UK television. The video portion of the film clip was shot while The Beatles were performing the song ‘Hey Bulldog’, but the ‘Lady Madonna’ audio track was paired with the video for the promo release.

Live a Little Love a Little 

March 14, 1969

Change of Habit 

 

March 14, 1970

March 14, 1971

March 14, 1972

Grammy Awards fourteenth annual event, Aretha Franklin received the best R&B Vocal Performance, Female trophy, Muddy Waters won the Best Ethnic or Traditional recording Award and Isaac Hayes came away a winner for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture when his “Theme from Shaft won.

March 14, 1973

Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Date: 14 Mar 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Murfreeboro, TN.
Middle Tennessee State University
Tickets: 12,200
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
Steamroller Blues
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Suspicious Minds
Why Me Lord ?
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
Recordings:
CONCERT DATE: March 14 1974 (8:30 pm). Murfreesboro TN.Elvis Performs; Crowd Pleased”
by Mike West Murfreesboro Daily News March 1974

He is “the King.” No one who witnessed Elvis Presley’s performance last night at MTSU’s Murphy Center will disagree – unless they just like to argue. To begin with, the concert had no major flaws. Most similar performances have something drastically wrong with them. An amplifier might blow, the performer might be tired or the sound system might be out of balance. At any rate, something always goes out of “kilter”. But not last night.

The only flaw was the warm-up comedian’s jokes which were stale, to say the least. Who cares about jokes anyway? Elvis’ warm-up group, “The Sweet Inspirations” were great – but not as great as the “Big E.” The audience, the largest in Murphy Center’s brief history, was tense but not vocal. After all, Elvis fans are a different breed from any other set of fans. They’re “rabidly” loyal, but they’re also hard to please, but: When you get down to it, Elvis did more than please them.

He opened with a rock-a-billy number See See Rider and closed with his classic Can’t Help Falling in Love. Everything in between was fantastic. Personally, the high point was a moving, well orchestrated version of Kris Kristofferson’s Why Me Lord which featured the super bass of J.D. Sumner. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet served in a backup role, along with the Sweet Inspirations and Kathy Westmoreland. However, it was Sumner who almost stole the show. His gravely bass voice can hit rock bottom – and then some.

Another “high point” was Suspicious Minds. The amount of musical drive achieved during this number was incredible. Increasing the effect was the power of the musical arrangements, handled very capably by Elvis’ backup band. American Trilogy – a Mickey Newbury concoction – was also enough to make one feel patriotic which is amazing when you consider the nation’s current disenchantment. Perhaps this feeling points to the reason for Elvis’ success. He offers his fans a musical world that’s quite an improvement over their daily, often disenchanting grind.

Elvis can sing with “hurt.” But he also sings with hope – the hope that life is a little better than it seems. His music serves very efficiently as an escape vehicle. Hope plus escape from the day-in-day-out drag. What more can an entertainer offer his fans? Would you believe professionalism? The ticket takers almost messed things up by inefficient ticket taking methods, etc. but the professionalism of the Elvis road show pulled them through. The show was ready to begin at 8.30 PM but all of the crowd hadn’t arrived yet. So the show “waited.” This has got to be the most amazing fact about the entire concert. I want to see Elvis again.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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March 14, 1975
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1991
American songwriter Doc Pomus died. With Mort Shuman he wrote many of Elvis’ soundtrack songs, and many early 60’s hits including, ‘A Teenager in Love’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Sweets For My Sweet’, ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’, ‘Little Sister’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Surrender’ and ‘Viva Las Vegas’.
1998
Frank Sinatra passed away in Los Angeles. He was 82.
2005
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel that saw Bruce Springsteen ushering in U2 and Rod Stewart inducting Soul singer Percy Sledge. Neil Young welcomed The Pretenders into the Hall, while Justin Timberlake introduced The O’Jays.
2014

Elvis Presley’s 1974 Memphis Concert Remembered With 2 CD Set …

 2016
Sony ATV Music Publishing announced that it would buy out Michael Jackson’s share of a joint music publishing venture for $750m. The purchase gives Sony the rights to about three million songs, including works by The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Taylor Swift, but did not include Jackson’s master recordings.

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/

 

Daily Elvis: March 12

Give us this day, March 12, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 12, 1954

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American jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker died of a heart attack in New York City while watching Tommy Dorsey’s Orchestra on television. He was 34. The coroner who performed his autopsy mistakenly estimated Parker’s 34-year-old body to be between 50 and 60 years of age. (After years of drug and alcohol abuse).
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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At 8.44 a.m. Vernon, Gladys and Elvis signed papers to complete the purchase of their new home for $29,500 from Welsh Plywood Corporation

March 12, 1957

Loving You   

Jazz singer Billie Holiday, who had pled guilty to a narcotics-possession charge in 1956, is given a year’s probation by a Philadelphia court.
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Elvis was back in Hollywood and attended a cast party for King Creole given by Hal Wallis. In an interview with Vernon Scott Elvis said that the army couldn’t be any worse than the merry-go-round he had been on for the past 2 years.
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March 12, 1959
Military Service in Germany

Jackie Wilson performed on Dick Clark’s nighttime version of his daily American Bandstand.
Elvis threw a party at Graceland,  taking time out to greet a group of deaf children who arrived at the gates of Graceland.
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Memphis Press Scimitar. March 14, 1960

Elvis Presley is playing host to the Holiday on Ice company today at his home. Buses were to leave the Hotel Claridge at 2:30, carrying the entire company to Graceland to spend the afternoon.

The singer visited the show again last night at Ellis Auditorium and spent most of the time backstage. He climbed up to the elevated bandstand where Conductor Ben Stabler let him wield his lighted baton for a moment over the 17-piece band. Later he hugged the matronly wardrobe women and told them they had all don ‘a great job’. Elvis was kept busy signing autographs and posing for pictures for members of the company.

He wore a white open-neck shirt and dark suit.

At the performance for negroes last night, which drew a capacity house, St. Jude Hospital received a check for $500 thru the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, a negro organization.

Sarah Lewis, top student at LeMoyne College and ‘Holiday Princess of the Ice for 1960’ accepted the check from Mrs. Maggie Jordan, sponsor of the sorority campus chapter, who turned it over to Fred Gattas, representing the hospital. Remaining performances of the ice show will be tonight and tomorrow at 8:30.

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Deaf Children Meet Elvis

Elvis Presley fans know no boundaries – recognize no handicaps. Saturday night Elvis made the world of four youngsters a brighter place when he left a houseful of guests to come and greet four youngsters, who are students at the Arkansas School for the Deaf.

Flecher Davis, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Davis of West Memphis; Shirley Varner, 13, foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Lopez of Memphis; Philis Roberson, 15, of Stuttgart, Ark., and Betty Penington, also 15, of Benton, Ark., drove out to Graceland to have a look at the home of Elvis.

‘The children had no idea of seeing Elvis’, said Mrs. Davis’, in fact, we warned them that they couldn’t. We drove the children out about 9 p.m.. And then we saw one of Elvis’ cousins, Wayne Presley, whom we met in West Memphis last summer. He recognized us and said he would go inside and explain the situation to Elvis’.

‘When Elvis’ uncle, Travis Smith, called us out of a line of some 30 cars and motioned us inside the gate you could have heard our children squealing and the other disappointed fans moaning a mile away.

‘Elvis is a warm hearted and thoughtful young man. He came bounding out of the front door of his home looking handsome in a dark suit and a white shirt. He kissed the girls on the cheeks and they stood like rag dolls vowing to never wash their faces again. He shook hands and thanked us for bringing the children to see him’.

Mrs. Davis says the children are deaf but not mute, and that some even have partial hearing. Contrary to popular notion, deaf children love music. They feel the vibrations and even dance in their stocking feet to feel the vibration of the music more keenly. Last year the Davis family donated a juke box and several albums.

Elvis Presley at the gates of Graceland - March 12, 1960
Elvis bought a 1962 Dodge House Car for over $10,500. This was the way he planned to travel to California.

March 12, 1963

Fun in Acapulco

March 12, 1964

Roustabout

March 12, 1965

Harum Scarum 

March 12, 1966

The Drifters’ “Memories Are Made Of This” was released. The Dean Martin oldie reached #48 as their next-to-last of thirty-six Top 100 singles.

Spinout 

After learning of the bathroom fall accident, Vernon and Priscilla flew out from Memphis to Elvis.
The Colonel had by now dismissed Marty Lacker as co-foreman, leaving Joe Esposito in charge. Larry Geller was banished, forbidden by the Colonel to spend any time alone with Elvis. There were no more religious discussions and no more books allowed. Elvis was made to burn his spiritual books and his porn in advance of getting married later in the year.

Clambake pre-production

March 12, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

eleventh annual Grammy Awards, Dionne Warwick won Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Female, The Temptations became the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award – for ‘Cloud Nine’ for the Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance.
Change of Habit principal photography began. Primarily the filming took place at the studio but included some locations around Los Angeles.
March 12, 1970
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March 12, 1974
CONCERT DATE: March 11 1974 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA.Local Fans Scream Loyalty To Elvis
By Linda Cooley – The Times Herald  March 12, 1974

Not rain, a half mile walk or $10 tickets will keep middle America from adoring their glittering idol, Elvis Presley.

Elderly mean hearing aids and canes, 35 year old women in hot pants with hair piled high and studded with rhinestone pins and 10 year old girls screaming “Elvis,Elvis!” paid their tribute about 10,500 strong to an older, shorter-haired Elvis at Hampton Roads Coliseum Monday night.

Some fans had to walk in the cold rain from adjacent parking lots when the coliseum lot filled up 20 minutes before showtime.

More relaxed than on his April 1972 visit here and at times almost giddy. Elvis proved again his versatility in the many types of music he performs, but more importantly, that he can still mesmerize an audience.

Backed up by 10 vocalists and 10-piece orchestra Elvis emerged as he did for his 1972 performances during the theme from the film 2001 looking like Cinderella’s prince.

Dressed in white jumpsuit studded with gold chains and turquoise stones. Elvis put together songs from driving rockers like “C.C. Rider” and “I Got A Woman” to the Chicago blues song “I’m A Steamroller Baby,” to the religious “How Great Thou Art” and a rendition of “Dixie” that brought tremendous audience reaction.

Elvis, now 39, appeared amused by the audience reaction and pleased that he could still bring girls charging to the stage by moving a hip in their direction.

He managed to dispose of at least half a dozen neck scarves to maniacal young women. A scuffle over one scar between two people was eventually resolved by a policeman who tore it in half.

Almost always pictured with a guitar, Elvis apparently uses it just for show now. when he first came on stage, a black linger-smudged guitar was gingerly placed around his neck. He removed it two songs later without having touched its strings.

Strolling around the stage whispering to female singers and breaking them into laughter, or motioning for one of his bodyguards to poke another singer in the leg, it was hard to tell whether Elvis just wasn’t taking things seriously or if he was just having a tremendous amount of fun.

His gyrations were somewhat more mundane than those that made Ed Sullivan nervous in the early days, but he is as agile as ever. At the end of “Polk Salad Annie,” he did a near split – when like any slightly out of the ordinary move – made the audience scream.

The king of rock can still slow fans down and move them just as well as he can bring them up and excite them. “Why Me Lord,” a gospel song, was one of the most stirring numbers, and the voice power that came from the vocalists was incredible powerful.

While the former truck driver who began with country and western music gave his followers trinkets, they gave others back. A set of long red underwear lettered with “I’m longing to kiss Elvis,” a large paper flower, and a tiny brown teddy bear thrown on stage during, of course, “Teddy Bear,” were among the items Elvis got but didn’t take away.

The Elvis concert is like no other rock concert at the coliseum. Sold out in several days, the performance was surrounded with security that would keep the Shah of Iran, Henry Kissinger and Patricia Hearst secret backstage.

Presley had no less than 25 Hampton police as security. Arrangements were so secret that Monday afternoon Hampton Police Chief P.G. Minetti said of Elvis arrival, “It’s so secret, I don’t even know.”

The policemen who usually don levin and sweat-shirts to act as narcotics agents at concerts wore their traditional blue, and for probably the first time actually got to watch some of the show.

Unlike with other rock stars, the surroundings preceding an Elvis concert are considerably more tacky. A greasy-haired pot-bellied huckster-type incessantly urged fans to “get your super souvenirs”: picture books, posters, banners, “all made up just for this tour” he barked “you can’t buy them in any store.”

One vendor during Elvis’ April 1972 appearance reportedly sold about $3,000 worth personally of Elvis trinkets.

Unlike any other promoters who grant press passes, Elvis promoter Tom Parker would allow no news photographers or reporters without the price of a ticket.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 12 1974 Richmond Coliseum Richmond VA (8:30 pm) 11791 1973 American Eagle Second belt Light Blue Suit Yes
Elvis finished the sessions in the RCA studio with 2 more masters before he broke off at 3.30 a.m. The 10 songs were barely enough for a new album and there was no new single among them.
March 12, 1976
Elvis got some sand into his eye and instead of visiting the USS Arizona, he hurried back home to Memphis. Dr. Nick suggested that Elvis would recuperate at home for a week or so before going out on tour once again. The Hawaii Vacation ended and the group returned home.
2001
In a poll conducted by the Recording Industry Association of America, music fans voted Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow” as the Song Of The Century. The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” came in at #16 and The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” was #26.
2007
Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing ‘Rehab’. The song went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.
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/

 

Daily Elvis: March 11

Give us this day, March 11, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 11, 1954

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Elvis performed at the Jimmie Thompson’s Arena, Alexandria, Louisiana.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info March 11 1955 Jimmie Thompson Arena Alexandria LA (8:00 PM) Yes

 

March 11, 1956

March 11, 1957

Loving You   Post Production

March 11, 1958

King Creole Post Production

March 11, 1959

RCA sends a Gold record to Elvis Presley as his single “A Fool Such As I” reaches the one million sales mark.

Military Service in Germany

Elvis had his hair dyed black and then gave Elizabeth driving lessons in the yellow Lincoln he had bought for her to use.

Elvis and Wallace Dorrit, March 11, 1960. Elvis Presley took time out last night to help two teen-aged boys who were hurt when the motor-cycle they were double-riding and a car collided. Presley, who returned Monday from two years in the Army, was out for an evening motorcycle ride himself with an unidentified girl friend. The crash occurred at Highway 51 S. and Finley Road, one mile south of Presley´s $100.000 mansion. Highway Patrolman James G. Tobias said he was at the Presley ...

 Elvis and Wallace Dorrit, March 11, 1960. Elvis Presley took time out last night to help two teen-aged boys who were hurt when the motor-cycle they were double-riding and a car collided. Presley, who returned Monday from two years in the Army, was out for an evening motorcycle ride himself with an unidentified girl friend. The crash occurred at Highway 51 S. and Finley Road, one mile south of Presley´s $100.000 mansion.

Charlie Hodge and Joe Esposito came to Graceland too and were joined by Red West and Cliff Gleaves a little later.

Romance: Anita Wood

March 11, 1961

March 11, 1962

March 11, 1963

Fun in Acapulco  Production

Elvis begged Roustabout’ director John Rich to let him do his own fight scenes. Of course there was an accident and Elvis required stitches to sew up the cut above his eye.
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However, there were no shooting days lost, because the motorcycle accident was already filmed and Elvis cut could well be the result of that.
Elvis wanted back up singers on the song and was said, but Elvis, where would they be?
“The same damn place the band is!” Elvis replied.
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March 11, 1965

Tom Jones was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s Not Unusual.’ The Welsh singer’s first of 16 UK Top 40 hits during the 60’s.

Harum Scarum Pre-Production

March 11, 1966

Spinout Production

March 11, 1967

Clambake Pre-production

Elvis returned to Western Recorders to cut the vocal for “Almost In Love”.

Live a Little, Love a Little Pre-production

Western Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub – Unused Movie Version) ////////-10
Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub – High Key) ////////-04
Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub – Low Key) WPA1 5766-03

March 11, 1969

Change of Habit Pre-production

March 11, 1970

The Grammy Award winners are  The Fifth Dimension‘s “Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In” is Record of the Year. Blood, Sweat And Tears‘ self titled LP is Album of the Year and Joe South’s “Games People Play” is Song of the Year. Crosby, Stills And Nash were named Best New Artist. Blood, Sweat And Tears were nominated for a then-record eleven Grammy Awards (They won three).

March 11, 1971

TV’s fictional Rock band, The Partridge Family, featuring David Cassidy on vocals, receives a Gold record for “Doesn’t Somebody Want to be Wanted”. It’s the second of their five US Top 20 hits.

March 11, 1972

March 11, 1973

Janis Joplin‘s manager, Albert Grossman, was awarded $112,000 on her life insurance policy. The insurance company had argued that Joplin’s drug overdose death in 1970 was a suicide, not an accident.
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Elvis leaving his hotel for the on tour performance at the Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia.
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A newspaper review from this concert (Hampton Roads) mentioned that fans gave Elvis a big paper flower.
CONCERT DATE: March 11 1974 (8:30 pm). Hampton VA.Local Fans Scream Loyalty To Elvis
By Linda Cooley
The Times Herald
March 12, 1974

Not rain, a half mile walk or $10 tickets will keep middle America from adoring their glittering idol, Elvis Presley.

Elderly mean hearing aids and canes, 35 year old women in hot pants with hair piled high and studded with rhinestone pins and 10 year old girls screaming “Elvis,Elvis!” paid their tribute about 10,500 strong to an older, shorter-haired Elvis at Hampton Roads Coliseum Monday night.

Some fans had to walk in the cold rain from adjacent parking lots when the coliseum lot filled up 20 minutes before showtime.

More relaxed than on his April 1972 visit here and at times almost giddy. Elvis proved again his versatility in the many types of music he performs, but more importantly, that he can still mesmerize an audience.

Backed up by 10 vocalists and 10-piece orchestra Elvis emerged as he did for his 1972 performances during the theme from the film 2001 looking like Cinderella’s prince.

Dressed in white jumpsuit studded with gold chains and turquoise stones. Elvis put together songs from driving rockers like “C.C. Rider” and “I Got A Woman” to the Chicago blues song “I’m A Steamroller Baby,” to the religious “How Great Thou Art” and a rendition of “Dixie” that brought tremendous audience reaction.

Elvis, now 39, appeared amused by the audience reaction and pleased that he could still bring girls charging to the stage by moving a hip in their direction.

He managed to dispose of at least half a dozen neck scarves to maniacal young women. A scuffle over one scar between two people was eventually resolved by a policeman who tore it in half.

Almost always pictured with a guitar, Elvis apparently uses it just for show now. when he first came on stage, a black linger-smudged guitar was gingerly placed around his neck. He removed it two songs later without having touched its strings.

Strolling around the stage whispering to female singers and breaking them into laughter, or motioning for one of his bodyguards to poke another singer in the leg, it was hard to tell whether Elvis just wasn’t taking things seriously or if he was just having a tremendous amount of fun.

His gyrations were somewhat more mundane than those that made Ed Sullivan nervous in the early days, but he is as agile as ever. At the end of “Polk Salad Annie,” he did a near split – when like any slightly out of the ordinary move – made the audience scream.

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The king of rock can still slow fans down and move them just as well as he can bring them up and excite them. “Why Me Lord,” a gospel song, was one of the most stirring numbers, and the voice power that came from the vocalists was incredible powerful.

While the former truck driver who began with country and western music gave his followers trinkets, they gave others back. A set of long red underwear lettered with “I’m longing to kiss Elvis,” a large paper flower, and a tiny brown teddy bear thrown on stage during, of course, “Teddy Bear,” were among the items Elvis got but didn’t take away.

The Elvis concert is like no other rock concert at the coliseum. Sold out in several days, the performance was surrounded with security that would keep the Shah of Iran, Henry Kissinger and Patricia Hearst secret backstage.

Presley had no less than 25 Hampton police as security. Arrangements were so secret that Monday afternoon Hampton Police Chief P.G. Minetti said of Elvis arrival, “It’s so secret, I don’t even know.”

The policemen who usually don levin and sweat-shirts to act as narcotics agents at concerts wore their traditional blue, and for probably the first time actually got to watch some of the show.

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Unlike with other rock stars, the surroundings preceding an Elvis concert are considerably more tacky. A greasy-haired pot-bellied huckster-type incessantly urged fans to “get your super souvenirs”: picture books, posters, banners, “all made up just for this tour” he barked “you can’t buy them in any store.”

One vendor during Elvis’ April 1972 appearance reportedly sold about $3,000 worth personally of Elvis trinkets.

Unlike any other promoters who grant press passes, Elvis promoter Tom Parker would allow no news photographers or reporters without the price of a ticket.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info March 11 1974 Hampton Roads Coliseum Hampton Roads VA (8:30 pm) 10957 Aqua Blue Vine Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes
March 11, 1976
Elvis and the entire group to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center at the Hawaii campus of Brigham Young University.
March 11, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

1978

Meat Loaf‘s “Bat Out Of Hell” album began a 416 week run on the UK chart and would go on to sell over 2 million copies.

French singer Claude Francois, who scored a 1976 UK hit with “Tears On The Telephone”, was electrocuted when he changed a light bulb while standing in his bathtub.

1990

The fifth Episode “Hole in the Pocket” has Elvis getting his first royalty check and blowing it on a pink Cadillac

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

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

1991

Janet Jackson, the youngest member of the Jackson clan, signed a $50 million contract with Virgin Records. The deal was for only two albums and was at the time the most lavish recording contract in history, until brother Michael signs with Sony a week later.

 

1996

Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr turn down a $225 million offer to do a The Beatles reunion tour.

1997

The investiture ceremony where Paul McCartney was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II took place at Buckingham Palace. Sir Paul told reporters: “Proud to be British, wonderful day and it’s a long way from a little terrace in Liverpool.”

2002

Connie Francis launches a 40 million dollar lawsuit against her record label for unpaid royalties and inappropriate licensing of her recordings.

2005

Lisa Marie Presley’s video for “Dirty Laundry” was world premiered on AOL Music’s First View.

 

2008

US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, Madonna was inducted, the 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who “said I couldn’t sing, that I was a One Hit Wonder. Rock star John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five were also among the inductees.

 

2005

The cast members from the broadway musical “All Shook Up” performed live on NBC’s “Today”.

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/