Give us this day, March 14, our daily Elvis
March 14, 1794
Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, a mechanical device that removes the seeds from cotton and one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution. The word gin is short for engine.
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon Presley awaiting prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
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.
March 14, 1943
Ernest Tubb debuted on the Grand Ole Opry.
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.
Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949
572 Poplar Avenue
Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
March 14, 1954
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
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.
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
The movie “Rock Around the Clock,” starring Bill Haley and His Comets, Alan Freed, the Platters, and Freddie Bell, had its world premiere in Washington, DC.
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
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The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
March 14, 1957
The live cross-country concert tour “Biggest Show of Stars for ’57” made a stop at the Municipal Auditorium in Long Beach, California for a show featuring Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Doggett, Clyde McPhatter, the Five Keys, Ann Cole, the Moonglows, the Five Satins, and Charlie Brown.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
Mick Jagger was in the audience to see Buddy Holly and the Crickets perform at the Granada Theatre in Woolwich, England.
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.”
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
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.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
In London, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent began headlining a week of shows, with Billy Fury, Georgie Fame and Tony Sheridan as their opening acts, at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square.
The cast of Holiday on Ice visited Graceland during the day.
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.
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.
March 14, 1964
For the first time in British recording history, all Top Ten UK singles were by British acts: “Anyone Who Had A Heart” by Cilla Black, followed by “Bits and Pieces,” Dave Clark Five; “Little Children,” Billy J Kramer; “Diane,” Bachelors; “Not Fade Away,” Rolling Stones; “Just One Look,” Hollies; “Needles and Pins,” Searchers; “I Think Of You,” Merseybeats; “Boys Cry,” Eden Kane; and “Let Me Go Lover” Kathy Kirby.
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
Petula Clark made her American television debut on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Downtown” and “I Know A Place.” Jimmy Roselli and the comedy team of Marty Allen & Steve Rossi also performed on the program.
March 14, 1966
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
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
March 14, 1970
March 14, 1971
Barbra Streisand appeared on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS-TV.
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. Elvis Presley received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Grammy Awards.
March 14, 1973
Elvis performed at the Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Middle Tennessee State University
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Johnny B Goode
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
** Tracklist Is Incomplete
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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March 14, 1975
Actress (I Want to Live!, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, With a Song in My Heart, Valley of the Dolls, Where Love Has Gone, David and Bathsheba, Jack London, Beau Geste, Soldier of Fortune, Reap the Wild Wind, Demetrius and the Gladiators) Susan Hayward died of brain cancer at 57. Her cancer allegedly was the result of being exposed to dangerous radioactive toxins on location in Utah while making “The Conqueror” in 1956. The lead actors in the film – Hayward, John Wayne, Agnes Moorehead, John Hoyt, Pedro Armendáriz – and the director Dick Powell, all died of cancer. Many of the Cowboy Movies were filmed near Nevada test sites, so cast and crew.
From June 28, 1957 – Elvis attend a celeb gala and met Susan Hayward, Jane Russel and Bud Abbot without Costello.
March 14, 1976
March 14, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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’.\
Frank Sinatra passed away in Los Angeles. He was 82.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
In Las Vegas, NV, the Elvis-A-Rama museum was burglarized. In less than five minutes thieves were able to steal $325,000 worth of Elvis Presley’s jewelry and kitsch.
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
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
While reminiscing about his experiences of going to a record store and buying vinyl discs, singer Jon Bon Jovi criticized the co-founder of Apple for introducing iTunes, saying “Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business.”
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.
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