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: 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:
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (4:30 PM) Yes
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (7:18 PM) Yes
Info March 14 1956 Fox Theater Atlanta GA (10:06 PM) Yes

 

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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Info March 14 1974 Middle Tennessee State U. Murfreesboro TN (8:30 pm) 12200 Aqua Blue Vine Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
March 14, 1975
March 14, 1976
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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 13

Give us this day, March 13, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 13, 1954

Muddy Waters charted with “I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man,” reaching #3 R&B.

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March 13, 1955

Elvis went to the Traffic Violations Bureau in Memphis to pay his March 8 speeding ticket.

 

March 13, 1957

Loving You  

March 13, 1958

March 13, 1959

Friday the 13th proved unlucky for The Kingston Trio when they were involved in an emergency airplane landing in Indiana and nearly killed. Their song, “The Tijuana Jail” was rising up the charts, stopping at number 12 a couple weeks later.
Military Service

There was an Ice show at Ellis again, a performance for Negroes, where Elvis shortly conducted the orchestra with a lighted baton.
March 13, 1961
James Brown’s magic number this day was eight as he charted with one of his earliest hits, “Bewildered,” reaching #8 R&B. It spent eight weeks on the charts and was his eighth chart hit.
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March 13, 1962

Cliff Richard is named Show Business Personality of 1961 at the Variety Club of Great Britain Awards.

Principal photography on Fun In Acapulco was completed. The Colonel threw a party for cast and crew.
Ocala Star-Banner newspaper on May 12, 1963
Elvis‘ employee Richard Davis was involved in a motor car accident that killed a gardener on this day.

March 13, 1964

Billboard reported that sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and The Beatles album Meet the Beatles had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold.

Roustabout 

March 13, 1965

The Beatles topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh time with “Eight Days A Week”. 

Harum Scarum 

March 13, 1966

Spinout 

March 13, 1967

Principal photography for Live A Little, Love A Little, began.
March 13, 1969
Change of Habit Production
The Elvis Presley movie “Charro” opened in the U.S.
March 13, 1970
March 13, 1971
March 13, 1972
March 13, 1973
David Cassidy appeared at Bell Vue Kings Hall in Manchester, the first of 10 sold out UK shows. The saucer-like arena was capable of seating 7,000 people. Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Rolling Stones, 10cc, Supertramp, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton and Led Zeppelin all appeared here during the 60’s and 70’s.
Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 11 – March 1st – March 20th 1974
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Elvis returned to the RCA studio for rehearsals for the Las Vegas show and he worked from 9.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m
March 13, 1976
March 13, 1974
1980
Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” goes Platinum a few weeks into its fifteen week stay at number one on the Billboard chart.
1987
Bryan Adams‘ “Heat of the Night” became the first commercially released cassette single in the U.S.
1999
15 years since her last hit, Cher started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Believe’, making Cher the oldest woman to top the Hot 100 at the age of 53.
2006
The Sex Pistols refused to attend their own induction into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Blondie, Herb Alpert and Black Sabbath were all inducted but the Pistols posted a handwritten note on their website, calling the institution “urine in wine”, adding “We’re not your monkeys, we’re not coming. You’re not paying attention”.
2007
Coffee house Starbucks announced the launch of its own music label, saying it would sign both established and new artists. The chain, which had 13,000 stores worldwide, had already released albums under its Hear Music brand, licensing songs from other companies. Starbucks bosses said the label would now become more independent and that music fitted with the firm’s identity.
March 13, 2015
March 13, 2016
March 13, 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 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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Info March 12 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride
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.
Elvis Presley at the gates of Graceland - March 12, 1960

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
March 12, 1971
March 12, 1972
March 12, 1973
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
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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.
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reference sites:
http://www.elvisnews.com

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

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

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

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

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

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
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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
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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
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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/

 

Daily Elvis: March 10

Give us this day, March 10, our daily Elvis

1935-1948

Tupelo, Mississippi

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1949-1953

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

March 10, 1954

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Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Gene Smith, Betty Amos, Helen (Neal) Hobgood, Scotty, Charles Neal, Elvis and Bob Neal with Jimmy Work and Bill Black standing in a cafe in Clarksdale, MS – Mar. 10, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 10 1955 City Auditorium Clarksdale MS (8:00 PM)
The Clovers and former Drifters lead Clyde McPhatter both re-signed with Atlantic Records.
RCA Records placed a half page advert in Billboard Magazine claiming that Elvis Presley was ‘the new singing rage.’
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With Heartbreak Hotel racing up the charts, the flip side,  “I Was the One” became Elvis’s second chart song when it entered the Top 100 at #84 – by the end of the month, it would be #25.
Elvis Presley : The Lousinana Hayride : March 10, 1956
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.

Joan Putnam, Lois Ann Harrington, Elvis, Carol Mangham and Martha Ann Yearwood at
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Carol ManghamGolemon and Elvis backstage at the Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 10, 1956

I ’bout died when he put his arm around me (14 years old). He’d just come off stage…pink and black shirt..had just removed his jacket…still sweaty, Carol said.

Photo © Carol Golemon courtesy John Golemon


Elvis with fans outside the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 10, 1956

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Elvis was pushed by RCA to record some songs.
The Colonel held on to his belief: ” Overexposure is like a sunburn. It can hurt.”

Loving You   Post Production

March 10, 1958

Big Records released ‘Our Song’ by a teenage duo from Queens, New York, Tom and Jerry. The duo will become famous in the ’60s under their real names, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

King Creole Principle Photography completed

 

RCA Records releases Elvis Presley’s single “I Need Your Love Tonight”/”A Fool Such as I,” 1 million copies are pressed and sent out to stores. A gold record is sent to Presley, who is stationed in Germany.
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I Need Your Love Tonight“reached number four on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1959. Released as a double A-side with “A Fool Such as I“, that song reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and #2 in the USA pop and sixteen on the R&B charts

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UK trade paper Record Retailer published the UK’s first ever EP (extended player) chart and LP chart. No. 1 EP was ‘Expresso Bongo’ by Cliff Richard & The Shadows and No.1 LP ‘The Explosive Freddy Cannon.’
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Elvis went to the Holiday on Ice show at Ellis Auditorium and visited backstage some members he had met in Germany. There were four different Holiday companies around the world, but five members of the troupe now in Memphis were in the company Elvis saw in Germany.
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At the Howard Theater in Washington, DC, East Coast “Chitlin Circuit” Sam Cooke headlined with opening act Rochelle & the Candles.  Not only was Rochelle not a girl, he (Rochelle Henderson) wasn’t even the lead singer. That privilege went to Johnny Wyatt, who sang the song in falsetto, fooling everyone from disc jockeys to swooning teen boys until the Los Angeles group came on stage their current hit, “Once Upon A Time.”
Back in Memphis Elvis went for a ride in a Piper Comanche airplane, circling over Graceland and even briefly took over the controls.
March 10, 1962

March 10, 1963

Fun in Acapulco  Production

March 10, 1963 – ‘I Was Mistaken About Elvis’ | Chicago Tribune Archive

by Hedda Hopper There may be another Elvis Presley, which is more than all right with the parents … murmur a silent apology to Elvis Presley.

March 10, 1964

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965.

Roustabout 

March 10, 1965

Harum Scarum Pre-Production

March 10, 1966

Spinout 

March 10, 1967

Clambake Pre-production

March 10, 1968

Live a Little, Love a Little 

Elvis reported to Universal for preproduction on Change Of Habit.
March 10, 1970
March 10, 1971
March 10, 1972
March 10, 1973
 Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album The Dark Side of The Moon in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May 2006. With an estimated 45 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia.
Elvis introduces Kathy Westmoreland, the Girl who does our high voice singing

10000 Fans Pack Center to See Elvis
by Margie Fisher & Pat Matheny
Roanoke World-News : March 1974

Funny, how time slips away. For 10640 fans who had waited two and half hours to see him live – and many who had waited 14 years – 55 minutes of Elvis was not nearly enough. A silver-haired man, who had carried four sets of binoculars into the Roanoke Civic Center for the women folk he had escorted, turned to them and asked with long-suffering patience, ‘Was it worth it?’ after Elvis abruptly departed the stage and his announcer appeared to advise: ‘Elvis has left the building. He has left the building. He’s done split’.

The women folk with the silver-haired man just sat there with happy smiles on their faces. They stared at where their idol had been, belting out the oldies but goodies, frequently playing to the edge of the stage to touch fingertips with the upreached female hands, to do the scarf trick that has become a major part of the superstar’s act. The five females, including one little girl who got one of the blue or white scarves, obviously felt they’d gotten their money’s worth.

Another woman who made a nimble lunge and got up on the stage far enough to nearly touch his toes before she was pulled off by police no doubt felt she’d gotten hers. And one woman on the front row could go home and boast to her friends that she had given Elvis a lei. Elvis reached down and took the red lei, the type that’s given out to customers at a local Polynesian restaurant, and put it on and wore it through a couple of numbers after asking, ‘Does it go with the outfit?’

The scarves, sans sweat from the superstar’s brow, were being hawked before, after and during the show’s intermission as ‘super souvenirs’ for $7.50 a piece along with $1, $2 or $3 buttons, photo albums and poster-size pictures of Elvis with ‘Picasso-like splendor’. One woman, considering the scarves on the souvenir tables in the lobby at intermission time said, ‘I want one all right, but I want one from around his neck’. After intermission Elvis was introduced merely as ‘the second part’ of the show and as he came on he was greeted with the explosion of hundreds of flash cameras and the squeals and applause of the record-attendance audience in the civic center. Commented one woman: ‘I’ll just die if I have to go to the restroom. I paid $12.50 to see him once – then had to go in the middle of it’.

He plunged right into C.C. Rider, went through a half a dozen old favorites like Blue Suede Shoes and some new numbers like Help Me before closing with Can’t Help Falling in Love with You and whisking away with the throbbing coliseum still begging for more.

The soprano chorus that squealed throughout the Elvis performance was clearly predominant with yesterday’s teen-agers. They were the girls who’d fallen in love with Elvis on the movie screen in the 1950s and on the smaller screen of the Ed Sullivan show. There were far more pantsuits and lacquered hairdos than blue jeans and gypsy cuts; among the men in the audience there were more bald heads and gray heads than ones with long hair.

If was definitely a middle-age, middle-class crowd in business suits and ties and an occasional mink coat pulled out of the closet in honor of what clearly was an ‘occasion’. Thought Elvis has picked up a following of all ages, what he apparently has not picked up since the 50s is the kind of ‘soul’ that draws black fans. The only black faces visible with binoculars from the top of the coliseum were the ones he brought with him, the Sweet Inspirations, songstresses who killed time for the audience before the intermission and then warbled back-up for the star.

Possibly the highlight for many of the show was Elvis’ low key Dixie which glided into a resounding, stylistic Battle Hymn of the Republic with the spot light picking up the American flag at the top of the coliseum above the stage. For others, the best part was the old Elvis the Pelvis gyrations, bumps and grinds to his sizzling Fever and Suspicious Minds with red lighting playing off his white suit, glittering with gold.

I Can’t Stop Loving You prompted a number of middle-aged matrons along with the gals in their 20s to make a try for the stage. A nervous platoon of 16 policemen, 24 security guards and 40 civic center staff members stood at the ready and no doubt, what with the enthusiasm of the women, went home last night hoping their next assignment might be a nice, quiet riot.

Elvis Presley : Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Va : March 10, 1974
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 10 1974 Roanoke Civic Center Roanoke VA (8:30 pm) 10640 1973 Arabian Original belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Accompanied by Sheila Ryan and Lisa Marie, Elvis arrived at RCA’s Sunset Boulevard studios at 9.00 p.m.
RCA was anxious to get enough product from this session. Elvis, only working with his own vocal group, Voice, managed to put down 4 masters by 7.00 a.m. including “Fairy Tale” and “And I Love You So”, which he sung to Sheila in the studio.
March 10, 1976
March 10, 1977
Elvis with Ginger Alden and his troop on Vacation in Hawaii.
 1979
James Brown performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Gloria Gaynor started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Survive’, also a No.1 in the UK. The song was originally released as the B-side to a song first recorded by The Righteous Brothers called ‘Substitute.’
1988
Younger brother of The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb died in hospital. His death from myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) followed a long battle with cocaine addiction, which had weakened his heart.
1995
Al Green appeared at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on the venue’s inaugural night.
1996
Alanis Morissette won Best Album for Jagged Little Pill, Best Female singer, Best Rock Album, Best songwriter and best single at the 25th Juno Awards held in Hamilton, Canada.
1997
American rhythm and blues singer Lavern Baker died from coronary complications aged 57. Had the 1958 US No.6 single ‘I Cried A Tear.’
2003
During a concert in London, England, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines said that the band was “ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas” (referring to Maines’ hometown of Lubbock and President Bush hailing from the same state). This was during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the comment sparked intense controversy and outrage among Americans, including a large share of country music fans.
2005
Michael Jackson arrived in a Santa Barbara court an hour late dressed in his pyjamas after being treated for a back injury. Jackson was attending the Santa Moria court for his child abuse trial.
2009
Tickets for a one-off gig by Sir Paul McCartney in Las Vegas sold out seven seconds after going on sale. The former Beatle was booked to perform at the opening of the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on 19 April 2009 in-front of 4,000 fans. Tickets cost $750 each.
2010
Pink Floyd won a court battle with EMI that prevented the record company from selling single downloads and ringtones on the Internet from the group’s albums. Pink Floyd’s back catalogue was second only in sales to The Beatles.
2016
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