Daily Elvis: September 26

Give us this day, September 26, our daily Elvis

1887

Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.

1928

Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

Sept 26, 1937

American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

September 26, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

September 26, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

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

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

September 26, 1954

September 26, 1955

Elvis began another tour booked by Bob Neal. Elvis performed at the Jr. High Gymnasium, Gilmer, Texas.


Elvis and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Top


Scotty, DJ, Elvis (with Jim Ed’s D28) and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Topp

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 26 1955 Trinity High School Auditorium Gilmer TX (8:00 PM) 1000 Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 26, 1956

Fats Domino‘s version of “Blueberry Hill” enters the Billboard Pop chart where it will reach number two. The song had been written in 1940 and was recorded by several artists including The Glenn Miller Orchestra who took it to #1 in 1941.

Elvis drove to Tupelo with Nick Adams.- Elvis was late and missed the parade.

The town of Tupelo, MS, declared “Elvis Presley Day.”

Elvis performed at the Mississippi Alabama Fair And Diary Show,  Tupelo Fairgrounds where as a 10 year old, he’d placed 5th in a talent contest.

The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.

The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.

Romances: Barbara Hearn

His Parents and Barbara Hearn, the last girlfriend who knew him before famous, also attended –

Book Review: Rebel & The King Expanded

Nick and Elvis between shows.

Bromance: Nick Adams

Elvis Presley : September 26, 1956 : Tupelo, MS. Mississippi-Alabama …

Tammy Wynette, at the age of 14, watched the show from the first row.

Review: Tupelo’s Own Elvis Presley DVD : Elvis Reviews

Opening Acts:

Mother Maybelle
The Carter Sisters
Rod Brasfield
John Gordy
Delores Watson
The Jordanaires

Afternoon show:

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Introduction and Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman
Dont Be Cruel
Ready Teddy
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog

 

Evening Show:

Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Announcement
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Announcement
Baby Lets Play House
Hound Dog

Tupelo Fairgrounds, Tupelo, MS – Scotty Moore

Today in Elvis World: Tupelo’s Own!

Department

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info September 26 1956 Tupelo Fairgrounds Tupelo MS (2:30 PM) Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show
Info September 26 1956 Tupelo Fairgrounds Tupelo MS (7:30 PM) Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show

 

September 26, 1957

Elvis and some friends spent the evening at the Fairgrounds, attracting a huge crowd.

The Military Service Disruption

September 26, 1958

USS Randall on the Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany

September 26, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 26, 1960

Connie Francis becomes the first female singer in the Rock and Roll era to have two consecutive number one singles when “My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own” went to the top of the Billboard chart. It followed “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”.

Flaming Star 

September 26, 1961

September 26, 1962

The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 26, 1963

September 26, 1964

Herman’s Hermits were at the top of the British singles chart with “I’m Into Something Good”, the group’s only UK #1. The song was recorded earlier in the year by Earl-Jean McCrea, who had been the lead singer of the R&B vocal group The Cookies. Her version peaked at #38 in the US.

Roy Orbison‘s “Oh, Pretty Woman” reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the last of a string of nine straight Top Ten records for The Big O.

Elvis and the whole caravan left for Hollywood.

September 26, 1965

Queen Elizabeth II presented the Beatles with the Order of the British Empire. The award had been recommended by Prime Minister Harold Wilson who explained, “I saw the Beatles as having a transforming effect on the minds of youth, mostly for the good. It kept a lot of kids off the streets.”  The Fab Four, who reportedly got high in a bathroom before the event, were said to be delighted, but many older and more conservative previous honorees returned their awards in protest.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 26, 1966

September 26, 1967

September 26, 1968

Elvis went to the Memphian, like almost every night for this period in Graceland. He was accompanied by Priscilla, Sonny West, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge and Lamar Fike.

They watched The Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve McQueen and Hang ‘Em High, with Clint Eastwood.

September 26, 1969

The Beatles release their 13th album in the UK, “Abbey Road”, which debuts at #1 and will stay there for eleven straight weeks. It is issued in the US a week later and will top the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks. It has since gone on to sell over 31 million copies world wide. The album cover, showing the band crossing the street just outside the recording studio, will become one of the most imitated in recording history. The zebra crossing itself has become so popular with Beatle fans, it has its own webcam.

Elvis with Charlie Hodge at RCA Studio A for an overdub session

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee
Let Us Pray (vocal overdub – remake)
ZPA4 1957-05
A Little Bit Of Green (vocal replacement) XPA5 1148-02
A Little Bit Of Green (harmony vocal overdub) XPA5 1148-NA

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 26, 1970

Tamla-Motown Records announces that The Jackson 5 sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months with “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and “The Love You Save”.

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

September 26, 1971

September 26, 1972

September 26, 1973

September 26, 1974

Elvis flew out of Memphis to begin his 4th tour of 1974.

September 26, 1975

September 26, 1976

Elvis flew from Palm Springs to Memphis.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world’s best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1’s, the first album to do so.

1989

Paul McCartney started his world tour at The Drammenshallen, in Drammen, Norway. It was McCartney’s first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.

1992

The soundtrack album “Honeymoon In Vegas” hit #18 in the U.S. The film featured cover versions of Elvis songs by Billy Joel, Ricky Van Shelton, Amy Grant, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Jeff Beck and Jed Leiber, John Mellancamp and Bono.

 

2000

The Elvis Presley compilation “White Christmas” was released on CD.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

Jerry Lee Lewis released “Last Man Standing,” an album of duets with Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, and Little Richard, among others. The album title refers to Lewis being the lone survivor of the half-dozen household names on the Sun Records talent roster of the 1950s.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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

 

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Daily Elvis: September 11

Give us this day,  September 11, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 11, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

September 11, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

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

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 11, 1952

At Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York, Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles, whose contract had been purchased from the Swingtime label for $2,500 last June.

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

572 Poplar Avenue

185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

September 11, 1954

Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. (not listed on Scotty Moore’s site)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info September 11 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (9:00 PM)

September 11, 1955

Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for 2 days, and performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. The other acts were Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys and The Louvin Brothers along with Cowboy Copas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 11 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (3:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info September 11 1955 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 11, 1956

Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.

Love Me Tender  

September 11, 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis hits the number three position on the US record charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. The song had already been released by a handful of artists and Jerry Lee had been using it in his live act for several months.

In Cincinnati, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars For 1957” concert tour played the Cincinnati Gardens. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.

Elvis went home by train, but in Houston he got out and drove the rest to Memphis. He arrived home at 10.00 p.m.

The Military Service Disruption

September 11, 1958

At Atlantic Records studios in New York City, LaVern Baker recorded “I Cried A Tear,” featuring saxophonist King Curtis.

At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “Stagger Lee.”

At the Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra recorded “Mr. Success,” “Sleep Warm” and “Where Or When.”

Poet Robert Service, “Bard of the Klondike,”  (The Shooting of Dan McGrew) died at 84.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.

 

September 11, 1959

The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 11, 1960

Nancy Sinatra married American teen idol Tommy Sands in Las Vegas. The pair would split in 1965.

Flaming Star 

September 11, 1961

At the Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded “What A Party.”

September 11, 1962

The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record “P.S., I Love You”. Producer George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr’s ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record “Love Me Do”, on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. The single that was released on October 5th featured a version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Ringo on drums, but the album ‘Please Please Me’ included a version with Andy White on drums. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.

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

September 11, 1963

An unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called “The Great White Wonder” first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It’s believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album.

Elvis completed his part for Viva Las Vegas and returned to Memphis.

September 11, 1964

September 11, 1965

The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Help!’, the group’s sixth US chart topper.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 11, 1966

The Beatles receive a Gold record for the single, “Yellow Submarine”.

September 11, 1967

The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love” is certified as a million-seller. The boys also begin filming the movie, Magical Mystery Tour. The idea was to cruise the English countryside in a bus “just to see what would happen.” Unfortunately, nothing did and the film was a disaster, receiving scathing reviews and condemned as The Beatles’ first failure. The Evening News TV critic may have summed it up best when he wrote “There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it.”

At the recording session Elvis took over the piano part in You’ll Never Walk Alone. They worked from 6.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Hi-Heel Sneakers UPA4 2770-07
You Don’t Know Me (remake) UPA4 2771-01
We Call On Him UPA4 2772-09
You’ll Never Walk Alone UPA4 2773-SP
Singing Tree (remake) ////////-05
Singing Tree (harmony vocal overdub) UPA4 2774-NA

September 11, 1968

“Variety” announced that the bordello scene from the 1968 TV Special “Elvis” had been cut. It was cited that the scene had passed NBC censors but the sponsor singer had requested that it be removed.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 11, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 11, 1970

Donny Osmond‘s version of “Go Away Little Girl” hits number one in the US. The song was also a chart topper for Steve Lawrence in 1963 and reached #12 for The Happenings in 1966.

The Jackson 5 Saturday morning cartoon show debuts on ABC-TV. The show features the voices of the five brothers.

Elvis performed at the Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan.

Date: 11 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Detroit, MI.
Olympia
Tickets: 16,000
Costume: White Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman – Amen
I Walk The Line just an excerpt
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie/Release Me/Polk Salad Annie
band introductions: Johnny B. Goode featuring James Burton
The Wonder Of You

Detroit City (just an excerpt )
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/All Shook Up/Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

The whole gang had their own things to attend:

Charlie Hodge remained stage manager and general assistant to Elvis, providing him with water and scarves.
Lamar Fike was taking care of the lighting. Sonny West responsible for the security and Richard Davis controlled the wardrobe. Dr. Nichopoulos was tour doctor and Joe Esposito remained in overall command. The Colonel always arrived before Elvis in each city.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 – September 9th – September 14th 1970
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Info September 11 1970 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (8:30 pm) 16000 Chain Red Macrame belt Black Suit Yes Yes

September 11, 1971

The Elvis Presley boxed compilation “World Wide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 2” hit #120 in the U.S.

a 4 LP set, which included a poster of elvis and a swatch of cloth from his personal clothing and movie costumes he’d kept.

September 11, 1972

September 11, 1973

Elvis stayed in Las Vegas. While working out karate with Kang Rhee, Elvis ruined some hotel furniture and even broke his finger on his left hand. During this stay there, Elvis held rehearsals with Voice, a group he’d put together to give to Tom Jones and ended up using himself.

September 11, 1974

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

September 11, 1975

September 11, 1976

Back in Memphis after his tour, Elvis was seen riding his motorcycle. By now there were rumors that Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler were writing a book about their lives with Elvis.

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

Canadian born actor Lorne Green, whose spoken word recording of “Ringo” went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1964, passed away at the age of 72.

Level 42’s ‘It’s Over’, became the first CD video single to go on sale in the UK. It contained twenty minutes of music and five minutes of video (which remained unseen until CDV players went on sale).

Elton John‘s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.

1993

Mariah Carey started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreamlover’. Also on the same day her fourth album ‘Music Box’ went to No.1 in the UK.

1996

David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.

2000

The Elvis Presley movie “Viva Las Vegas” was released on DVD.

2001

Olivia Newton-John released the compilation album “Magic: The Very Best Of Olivia Newton-John.”

The Elvis Presley CD compilation album “The 50 Greatest Love Songs” was released.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

The Beatles album “1” re-appeared in the UK Top Ten chart when it rose to #6 on the strength of sales of over 23,000 copies. Overall, “1” has sold 30 million physical copies since its 2000 release, according to EMI, and is the bestselling album in the world over the past decade.

87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.

2015

The Jackson 5’s 1970s hit, “ABC” topped the UK singles chart after it was mixed with a different beat by a British DJ. The original version had topped out at #8 in England.

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 24

Give us this day, May 24, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

 

February 6 1939,

Vernon was released from Prison with a six month suspension of their sentence, granted on condition of continued good behaviour.

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

May 15 – June 20, 1942

Mississippi Gulf Coast and then they all returned to Tupelo, homesick for family and friends.

May 24, , 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

May 24, 1945

Priscilla was born

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

May 24, 1951

Racial segregation in Washington D.C. restaurants was ruled illegal.

 

1952

Clyde McPhatter & the Dominoes charted with “Have Mercy Baby,” which scaled the hit list, reaching #1 R&B for an impressive ten weeks

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis was an usher at Loew’s State Theatre

January 7 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street, rented

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis delivered supplies to job sites for  Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour.

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

May 24, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 24, 1956

The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs. Both Luxembourg and the winner Switzerland used the same singer for both. Switzerland won with ‘Refrain’ by Lys Assia.


Bill and Elvis onstage in Kansas City – Photo by Bill Van Pool, Movieland Dec. 1957 

Elvis flew to the next gig with Gene Smith and Tom Diskin while the band drove again.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium Arena, Kansas City, Missouri. However, there was a big riot and DJ’s drums and Bill’s bass were smashed, while DJ himself was thrown into the orchestra pit.

At 4.35 Elvis flew to Detroit.

ROLLS WHEN THEY ROCK
ELVIS PRESLEY FLEES TO CAR AFTER 20 MINUTES ON STAGE

Surge of Teen-Agers Convinces Guitarist It Isn’t Safe to Stay and Finish His Song.
By Bill Moore (A Member of the Star’s Staff)

Elvis Presley, the males and modern version of what some gay old blades may remember as the sideshow dancer, lasted just 20 minutes on the stage of the Municipal Auditorium Arena last night before the mob started after him.
Elvis fought his way clear of the hysterical swarm of teen-age girls that broke through he police lines, then he jumped into a motor car parked in the corridor backstage and was off like a frightened gazelle. He left in the middle of a note – if the act he had been performing could be called singing.
Heartbreak at Exit.
The girls rushed the back exit, milled around in the corridor and were finally pushed back by police. But Elvis was gone. There wasn’t much left to do but to move out the crowd.
Elvis, who is 21, is billed as the nation’s only atomic-powered singer. Some of the adults in the audience of 2500 commented that if this is the use to be made of atomic power, the idea of splitting the atom was the saddest mistake the world has made.
Between gyrations, Elvis jigs across the stage dragging the microphone after him leaning at almost horizontal angles. He whangs the daylights out of a guitar. He shouts and moans. But the Presley voice – and there may be some who will still insist he has one – is lost on the screams of the girl enthusiasts.

Image result for Elvis presley May 24, 1956 kansas city
A Few Boys in Crowd.
Elvis took the stage at 9:30 o’clock, wearing a fox-hunt scarlet coat and black pants. Several hundred girls, apparently ranging in age from 12 to 17 for the most part, left their seats and made the big rush forward. There were a few teen-age boys in the crowd which barged up to be within almost touching distance, but it was the girls who touched off the sustained pandemonium that followed. One girl got through before Elvis had twanged his first note on the guitar. Sobbing and shrieking she was led off the stage by a patrolman. Then Elvis went into his act. The noise hit a higher pitch. His gyrations got looser and faster.
Problem for Police.
Police gathered on the stage. Others strode at a sort of a dog trot around the sides, attempting to herd the girls back – gently but just sort of firmly. But police have a rough time of it when the opposition is composed of young young girls caught up in such an emotional dither. The police had a choice of getting rough or just letting things take their course. They chose not to get rough.
Elvis got through four or five songs before the roof finally fell in. A girl got past the police, bounced up on the stage, and hugged and kissed her panting crocodile. A policeman got her off again, but the signal for the avalanche was on.
As the cool cats would say, they were determined to get really with him. They poured over the front and over the sides of the stage. They surrounded their almost prostrated hero, reaching for buttons, a piece of his shirt, a lock of his ducktail or anything else they could grab. The Presley gyrations stopped suddenly. He was immobilized.

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Cats at His Heels.
Then he broke out and fled, a couple of steps ahead of his pursuers. Hours later some of the girls were reported groping aimlessly through the lobbies of the downtown hotels, calling for Elvis. It is reported that the next Presley stop is Detroit. An inspector for the welfare department said when it was all over that he hoped the entertainer would keep going until he reached a point from which his voice, if heard at all, will be the faintest of echoes – some spot, say, like Outer Mongolia.
The crowd was described by Harry Peebles, operator of a booking agency at Wichita, as one of the smallest Elvis ever has drawn. Peebles said too many students were home boning up for high school final examinations.
Calm Before Storm.
The performance started at 8:10 o’clock and before the Presley appearance on the stage it was confined to clean type of singing and comedy. The other members of his troupe played and sang everything form swing stuff to Dixieland. There was a 6-piece band, a girl singer, a comedian, a lyric tenor, and a men’s quartet. Their part of the show was entertainment. It was received with enthusiasm, but the enthusiasm was within bounds.
An adult who has an important role in show business here lingered in the auditorium after the tumult and shouting had died away. He was asked for his reaction to the Presley performance. He did not speak. He merely pressed two fingers to his nose.

Elvis Presley Letters from Omaha in 1956 – Elvis History Blog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info May 24 1956 Municipal Auditorium Kansas City MO (8:00 PM) 2500 Yes

 

May 24, 1957

Jailhouse Rock – wardrobe photo

Elvis wardrobe test on the movie set of Jailhouse rock in may 24 1957.

The Military Service Disruption

May 24, 1958

Elvis Presley’s single “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck” hit #3 in the U.S. and U.K.

It was Presley’s 6th number-one hit in the American R&B Charts, but peaked at #2 on the American Pop and #3 Country Charts; this single notable for breaking a string of ten consecutive number 1 hits that Presley achieved in an astonishing two years – and certainly being drafted did not help, and that career momentum was lost; with the potential later squandered.

“Doncha’ Think It’s Time” managed #21 on the Hot and 10 RnB charts.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. 

May 24, 1959

On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Ed Wynn, Carol Lawrence, Myron Cohen and Billy Storm performed while Fabian sang “Tiger” and “Turn Me Loose”
14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany – Military Service

Elvis had a meeting with Currie Grant, an airman whom Vernon and Lamar had already met in Wiesbaden.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 24, 1960

G.I. Blues

May 24, 1961

Blue Hawaii

May 24, 1962

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Good Luck Charm’ his 11th UK No.1 single. It completed his second hat-trick of chart topping singles in the UK.

Good Luck Charm was #1 USA Hot Chart for 2 weeks, whereas it was #1 for 5 weeks in the UK.

The flip side “Anything That’s Part of You“, peaked at #31 Hot and #6 adult contemporary charts in the USA.

Girls! Girls! Girls!

May 24, 1963

Blues guitarist/singer/songwriter (Shake Your Money Maker) Elmore James, “the King of the Slide Guitar,” died after a heart attack at the age of 45.

May 24, 1964

On “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a taped Beatles performance was played. The Beatles performed “You Can’t Do That” from the set of “A Hard Day’s Night.” Appearing live on the program were Duke Ellington and his orchestra, Liza Minnelli, Morecambe & Wise, and Professor Backwards.

May 24, 1965

Frankie and Johnny Principal photography began

May 24, 1966

The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.

 

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Elvis bought Priscilla a special Happy Birthday charm with rubies and sapphires.

May 24, 1967

Priscilla Birthday at Graceland

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May 24, 1968

The Rolling Stones released the single ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ in the UK, the track gave them their seventh UK No.1 hit.

 

May 24, 1969

The Beatles with Billy Preston started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Get Back’, the group’s 17th US No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US.

The Guess Who made their U.S. television debut, lip-syncing “These Eyes” and “Laughing,” on ABC’s “American Bandstand.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 24, 1970

Elvis held a surprise party at Graceland for Priscilla’s birthday.

Romances: Priscilla

May 24, 1971

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
It Won’t Seem Like Christmas (overdub) APA4 1260-NA
If I Get Home On Christmas Day (overdub) APA4 1261-NA
Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees (overdub) APA4 1263-NA
Silver Bells (overdub) APA4 1265-NA
On A Snowy Christmas Night (overdub) APA4 1267-NA
The First Noel (overdub) APA4 1271-NA
The Wonderful World Of Christmas (overdub) APA4 1272-NA

May 24, 1972

Elvis flew to Las Vegas where he would stay until the weekend to attend Glen Campbell’s show at the Hilton.

May 24, 1973

May 24, 1974

American composer, pianist, and bandleader Duke Ellington, died of lung cancer and pneumonia aged 75. Worked with Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday. Awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966.

On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 24 May 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
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
I’ll Remember You
Big Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 24 May 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band Introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Help Me / Bridge Over Troubled Water
Let Me Be There
Spanish Eyes
Big Boss Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:  

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 3 – Lake Tahoe May 16th – May 27th 1974
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Info May 24 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm) Yes
Info May 24 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Swirl Blue Starburst suit belt White Suit Yes

May 24, 1975

Earth Wind and Fire went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shining Star’, the group’s first and only US No.1.

May 24, 1976

May 24, 1977

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.

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CONCERT DATE: May 24, 1977. (8:30 pm) Augusta, MA.

They Screamed For Elvis “All it took was a shake of a finger” By Paul Betit
Kennebec Journal May 25, 1977

“He was about four feet away. I just couldn’t touch him,” said the woman bouncing around in her pink slacks and halter-top, her arms outstretched still trying to touch Elvis.

Tuesday night, she and more than 7,000 others got the thrill of a lifetime when Elvis Presley, the undisputed King of Rock and Roll, played the Augusta Civic Center.

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It was electric, and it was made even more so by the fact that Presley was late. His Greyhound bus rolled across the grass at the rear of the Civic Center to within yards of the back door. Twin columns of policemen kept the path clear as Presley sprang out of the bus and into the building. It was there that “The Pink Lady” nearly touched him.

About 10:15 p.m. the lights went down and the orchestra began the haunting, imperial strains of the theme from “A Space Odyssey.” Then it started. It was deafening. One shrill scream filled the hall. The stage lights came up and a single spotlight caught Elvis as he made his way onto the stage, slowly strolling it’s entire length and back again, seemingly drinking it all in. The scream now reached a crescendo and stayed there for nearly a minute. It subsided, a slight undulation of his hips, and it started once more.

Along with the screams, there was the syncopated blinding light of thousands of flashbulbs. It was as if everyone in the place had an Instamatic.

He didn’t have to sing. All he had to do was stand there and move something – a finger, a leg, a shake of the head. It was all the same. Every time he struck a different pose, the flashbulbs and the screams would start again.

But Elvis did sing, and it was his old stuff that brought the greatest response – “Treat Me Like a Fool,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and more.

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Every once in a while, in the middle of a song, he would stride along the length of the stage throwing silk scarves, which had been draped around his neck, into the audience. As Elvis rid himself of one scarf, one of his sidemen would place another around his neck. Dozens of women flocked to the front of the stage each time this was done.

Elvis got some things thrown at him too. At one point, someone tossed up a dozen long-stemmed roses. The replica of a bright red Maine lobster also came his way.

Nobody seemed to notice that Elvis has changed a little during the last 20 years. There was the hint of a paunch. But the glamour – his angel white jumpsuit with silver brocade – was distracting. Breathed one woman: “He hasn’t changed a bit.”

Although all the excitement would make it difficult to for one to make an objective assessment of the concert, it was a slick production.

A Las Vegas-based orchestra, Joe Guercio and the Hot Hilton Horns, opened the show with a rock version of Beethoven’s Fifth.

Comedian Jackie Kahane followed. Explaining that he was part of the warm up, he said: “the women don’t need any warming up. If it were any hotter in here there’d be a fire.” After each one of the opening numbers, a slight hush filled the room, as the audience awaited the arrival of the King. It was replaced by a collective groan as the lights went up and there was no Elvis.

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It was pure Presley. All the elements of what he is were there – gospel, soul, rock, and plenty of excitement.

Date: 24 May 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Augusta, ME.
Civic Center.
Tickets: ?
Costume: Mexican Sundial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Way

Heartbreak Hotel
[band introductions – and Felton Jarvis intro on stage]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 31 – May 20th – June 2nd 1977
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Info May 24 1977 Civic Center Augusta ME (8:30 pm) Mexican Sundial Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1983

1986

Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork reunited as the Monkees. They kicked off their reunion tour at the Concord Hotel, in New York’s Catskills Mountains.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1997

Hanson started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘MMMBop’, the brothers first US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK. ‘MMMBop’ was phenomenally successful, especially for a debut single, reaching No.1 in 27 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Mexico.

The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Spice’, making them only the third all girl group to do so after The Supremes and The Go-Go’s and the first ever UK girl group to do so.

The Elvis Presley song “Always On My Mind” debuted at #13 in the U.K.

2000

Chuck D testified to the U.S. Congress about the benefits of Napster and online music distribution.

Recording Artist: Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Paul McCartney had tea with Russian premier Vladimir Putin and then went to Red Square for his first concert performance behind the “iron curtain.” The audience was estimated to be about 20,000 people.

2004

Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour.

Actor – Riley Keough

2010

2017

Sonny West died. Cousin to Red West.

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Sonny West was one of the three bodyguards manipulated by Steve Dunleavy, who worked for Rupert Murdoch in the original Elvis expose book – Dee Stanley and her three sons would poison pen “Elvis We Love You Tender” and other volumes blaming Elvis for their Mother leaving their father; and the more infamous Albert Goldman Elvis in 1984, which Lamar Fike was duped for. Sonny West wrote a later balanced book.

Last year that Sonny West was confirmed to have stage 4 lung cancer – although he had been battling with serious medical issues over the last 5 years.

Sonny West told EIN, “Elvis was a substantial part of my life, and one that I truly enjoyed living. I didn’t handle the news of Elvis’ death well at all. I was devastated and just fell apart. – Elvis should never had died so young. Why should someone so talented, with so much still to offer the world in music and movies have to die so early in his life with so much left to give. If that old saying, “only the good die young” is true. Elvis is that personified.
Elvis knew there was something special about him being who and what he was. He just didn’t know what or why. But I am sure he, just as the rest of us, never expected it to be this overwhelming, and for this long with no end in sight. It is truly something very special.”

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

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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: March 31

Give us this day, March 31,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley awaiting prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

Vernon Presley  in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

The original Broadway production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!,” starring Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Howard Da Silva, and Celeste Holm, opened at New York’s St. James Theatre for 2212 performances.

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1945

The original Broadway production of the Tennessee Williams play “The Glass Menagerie,” starring Eddie Dowling, Julie Haydon, Anthony Ross and Laurette Taylor, opened at New York’s Playhouse Theatre for 563 performances.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

1949

RCA Victor introduces the 45 rpm single record, which had been in development since 1940. The 7 inch disc was designed to compete with the 33 1/3 LP introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78 rpm platter that was currently in use. Advertisements for new record players boasted that with 45 RPM records, the listener could hear up to ten records with speedy, silent, hardly noticeable changes.

The first 45 rpm released was “Texarkana Baby” by country & western singer Eddy Arnold. The disc was made of green vinyl, part of an early plan to color-code singles according to the genre of music they featured. Others included yellow for children’s songs and red for classical music.

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 31, 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

Elvis performed at the Reo Palm Isle, Longview, Texas.
Elvis at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas - March 31, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info March 31 1955 Reo Palm Isle Club Longview TX Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Brenda Lee , at eleven-years old,  made her television debut on ABC’s “Ozark Jamboree,” singing the Hank Williams song, “Jambalaya.”
A full-page in Billboard (another first for Elvis) on March 31 announced, “A Red Hot Star Is Born on RCA Victor Records!” The LP quickly rose to the top of the LP chart, where it stayed for 10 weeks. It became the first RCA album ever to sell over 300,000 copies on its initial release.
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 Presley had thirty-five R&B hits from 1956 through 1963 starting today with the R&B debut of “Heartbreak Hotel,” which reached #3. He was the most successful White artist on the Black charts and was #35 among the Top 500 R&B artists of all time.
Due to his impending stardom, Elvis would buy out of the remainder of his contract for $10,000 and the agreement to return at a future date for one final benefit appearance.

Elvis during his final Hayride appearance in the Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 31, 1956
Elvis performed his last regular appearance one the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
The other acts were Billy Walker, Johnny Cash, Jeanette Hicks, Buddy Attaway, Hoot & Curley, Buzz Busby & The Bayou Boys, Jack Ford and David Houston


Elvis and DJ during their final Hayride appearance in the Auditorium – Mar. 31, 1956
Photo © Carol Golemon courtesy John Golemon

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info March 31 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride
 The Presleys lived at  at  1414 Getwell Street  until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive  March 1957
In Little Rock, Arkansas, Sun labelmates Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins began their only tour together; also on the bill were  Onie Wheeler,  Glen Douglas.
Billed as the nation’s only atomic powered singer, Elvis Presley played two shows (2pm and 6pm), at the Olympia in Detroit, Michigan in front of 24,000 fans. Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ made their second appearances in Detroit, at the Olympia Stadium, at 2.00 and 8.00 p.m, the opening acts were Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent and The Jordanaires
Elvis backstage at Olympia Stadium. March 31, 1957
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15,000 fans had seen Elvis the first time, the Detroit Free Press reported this time performed to at least 24,000.
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Opening acts were Rex Marlowe, June Day, Jimmy James, Frank Connors, Frankie Trent and The Jordanaires

Elvis backstage with members of the Detroit Police Dept. women’s Division

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
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Info March 31 1957 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (2:00 PM) Midwest Tour Yes
Info March 31 1957 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (6:00 PM) Midwest Tour Yes

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive, Graceland purchased on March 19.

The Military Service Disruption

March 31, 1958

Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode” is released. It would enter the Billboard charts six weeks later and rise to number 8 on the Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart. The song’s original lyrics referred to Johnny as a “colored boy”, but Berry later acknowledged that he changed it to “country boy” to ensure radio play.

Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

March 31, 1959

On NBC-TV, “The Jimmie Rodgers Show” began its 21-week run with series regulars Connie Francis, the Kirby Stone Four, the Clay Warnick Singers, and Buddy Morrow and his Orchestra.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

March 31, 1960

Lonnie Donegan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’, his third No.1. Donegan became the first British artist to enter the UK chart at No.1, the only other artist to achieve this feat at this time was Elvis Presley. The song which was recorded live at the Bristol Hippodrome was a music hall novelty song.

March 31, 1961

The Brooklyn Fox’s Easter Extravaganza included performances by the Marcel, the Shirelles, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Carla Thomas, Ben E. King, the Olympics, Chuck Jackson, the Capris, the Isley Brothers, and Rosie, formerly of the Originals.

Blue Hawaii 

March 31, 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

March 31, 1963

on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The McGuire Sisters, Rickie Layne and Velvel, and Dave Barry also performed on the program, while Jackie Wilson sang “Night” and “Baby Work Out”

March 31, 1964

Roustabout 

March 31, 1965

“Shindig!” on ABC-TV featured Chuck Berry, Bobby Sherman, the Spats, and Adam Faith.

Harum Scarum 

March 31, 1966

The movie “Frankie and Johnny,” starring Elvis Presley and co-starring Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan, Sue Ane Langdon, and Nancy Kovack, premiered in Baton Rouge, LA.

Spinout

Elvis’ 20th motion picture Frankie and Johnny premiered in the US.

March 31, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience began its first tour at the Astoria Theatre in London, but the debut was short-lived as Jimi was taken to a hospital for burns on his hands as a result of his new “gimmick” that included burning his guitar. The tour included American and British stars the Walker Brothers and Engelbert Humperdinck. Before the tour was over Jimi would be playing his guitar with his teeth along with his nightly burn-the-guitar ritual, which would have theater owners up in arms.

In Toronto, Gordon Lightfoot gave the first of his annual series of concerts at Massey Hall.

Clambake 

March 31, 1968

on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show. Frankie Laine, the Young Americans, Myron Cohen and Wayne & Shuster also performed on the program while Smokey Robinson & the Miracles sang a hits medley

Live a Little, Love a Little 

March 31, 1969

John Lennon and his new wife Yoko Ono left their “bed-in” at the Amsterdam Hilton to make a quick trip to Vienna for the premiere of Yoko’s new film “Rape,” a trip detailed in the next Beatles single, “The Ballad Of John And Yoko.”

Change of Habit 

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

March 31, 1970

March 31, 1971

Colonel Parker inks a new deal with RCA that will allow for three new releases per year on the label’s budget Camden imprint. The albums will feature ten tracks, mostly movie leftovers and some previously released material.

 

The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded.
The “Tom Jones Live at Caesar’s Palace” album was certified Gold.
Filming of the MGM documentary continued, with Elvis and the musicians working through the tour repertoire.
The night ended with Elvis, Charlie Hodge, James Burton and J.D. Sumner gathering around the piano singing gospels.
March 31, 1973
Muhammad Ali wearing the robe given by Elvis. March 31, 1974
March 31, 1974
March 31, 1975
Hilton Hotel dinner and midnight shows.
Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975
Date: 31 Mar 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
And I Love You So
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight
Burning Love
Band Introductions / What’d I Say (James Burton) / Drum Solo (Ronnie Tutt) / Bass Solo (Duke Bardwell / Piano Solo (Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano Solo (David Briggs) / School Day /
My Boy
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me (Performed By Kathy Westmoreland)
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Von Braun Civic Center promoting Elvis Presley's 1976 appearance.

Date: 31 Mar 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Darkblue two piece suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
Band Introductions / What’d I Say / Drums solo (by Ronnie Tutt) / Bass solo (by Duke Bardwell) / Piano solo (by Glen D. Hardin) / Electric Piano solo (by David Briggs) / School Day
Fairytale
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Hound Dog
Dialogue – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Little Darling
Celebrity introductions (Liberace)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hound Dog
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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Streamlined Elvis still has That Old Magic by Dianna Sheram National Tattler

Elvis Presley Huntsville, AL - May 31, 1975

 

Portions of these shows were used in the Follow that Dream label “Southern Nights” a compilation concert CD

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audience recording on cassette

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12 – Las Vegas March 18th – April 1st 1975
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Info March 31 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes Yes
Info March 31 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
March 31, 1976
Elvis Presley‘s concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is postponed during intermission when he is too ill to go onstage.  Elvis was unable to go on with the tour and the last 3 shows of the tour were canceled.
Date: 31 Mar 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Baton Rough, LA
Tickets: CANCELLED!
Costume: 0
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Elvis learned that Red West and cousin Sonny West along with Dave Hebler signed a book deal for “Elvis What Happened”
The next day, he is admitted to a Memphis hospital for a six day stay, suffering from fatigue and intestinal flu.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 29 – March 23rd – April 3rd 1977
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Info March 31 1977 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA CANCELLED

The Wake and Aftermath

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983

MTV added Michael Jackson’s video for “Beat It” to its schedule, the first video by a black artist to be played on MTV.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1986
O’Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 48. As a trio, the Isleys started as a Gospel group in the early 1950s, switching to R&B in the latter half of the decade. Their first big hit was “Shout” in 1959, followed in 1962 by the original version of “Twist and Shout”, later covered by the Beatles. The Isley Brothers’ biggest hit came in 1969 with the million-selling “It’s Your Thing.”
Elvis Presley’s “Crying In The Chapel,” recorded in 1960 and released as a single in 1965, was certified Gold.
1989
The World’s Largest Twist Party took place when 2,248 twisters joined singer Chubby Checker at Disneyland as part of their “Blast to the Past” celebration.
1990
At the Starplex Amphitheater in Dallas, Cher began her 55-date Heart of Stone World Tour.
1991
Whitney Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Norfolk Naval Air Station for American soldiers returning from the Gulf  War. Her recording of the anthem sold more than 750,000 records in only nine days.
1995
Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.
1998
“Good Times” – made in 1967, and the only movie to star Sonny & Cher – had its home video debut and included a previously unreleased version of “I Got You Babe.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that digital music sales almost tripled around the world in 2005, reaching $1.1 billion in value.
2010

A private detective’s search for Olivia Newton-John‘s former boyfriend, Patrick McDermott, was called off when McDermott sent photos and voice recordings to prove that he was alive and well. McDermott vanished at sea in 2005 and was believed to have drowned after a boating mishap, but has since been traced to the Mexican fishing village of Sayulita, where he was working as a deckhand. Newton-John split from McDermott the day before he disappeared and she went on to wed millionaire herb entrepreneur John Easterling in 2008.

Cher’s first child, Chaz Bono, asked a judge to formally change his name and gender following the sex change surgery he had last year. The 41-year-old, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, became Chaz Salvatore according to a petition filed in Los Angeles. Salvatore was his father Sonny Bono’s real first name.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011
Australian band Men at Work lost an appeal against a ruling which found their 1983 hit single ‘Down Under’ was partly copied from a folk song. Australia’s Federal Court upheld the decision which stated part of the song’s melody came from the tune Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree. Record label EMI argued the writers did not plagiarize because the inclusion of two bars from the tune was a tribute.
2016
In Denver, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band continued The River Tour with a concert at the Pepsi Center.
2017
Joe Walsh to Perform Concert During Weekend Tour of Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Vanessa Hudgens rocks cute hoodie of Elvis Presley’s eyes

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Daily Elvis: January 4

Give us this day, January 4, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

1936

Billboard magazine published its first record sales chart. Big band violinist Joe Venuti’s “Stop! Look! Listen!” was the first #1 record to be listed.

January 4, 1938

JD Presley and JG Brown stood sureties for Travis Smith and Lether Gable.  Vernon spent six months in custody awaiting trial.

J.D. was still farming on Orville Bean’s land; Orville Bean was his landlord so it may have encouraged J.D. to stay on the ‘right side’ of the landowner.

 

 

Vernon Presley  spent six months in custody awaiting trial Jan 4 – (minus 6 months until)

.in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

,1939

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

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

1947

Mulbery Alley

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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)

Two years after Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 RPM long-playing vinyl record, RCA announces that they will also start using the same format.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

1953

Over 20,000 people jam the streets of Montgomery, Alabama, as Hank Williams’ funeral is held at the City Auditorium.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 4, 1954

Elvis went to the Memphis Recording Service in hopes of auditioning for Sam Phillips, not a gift for his Mother as was the publicity story during his career. Elvis Presley recorded “It Wouldn’t be the Same Without You” and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way.” on a private demo disc, that he gave to the high school pal who loaned him the fee.

Memphis Recording Service – Memphis, Tennessee (private demo recording)
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Acetate Receipt - I'll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn't Be the Same Without You

Acetate Receipt : I’ll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You

Marion Keisker did the recording and took down Elvis’ number with a note “good ballad singer”, and would later get Sam Phillips to call Elvis.

Marion Keisker MacInnes – Sun Records | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

Marion Keisker – sun records

Jack White Has Elvis Presley’s First Recordings Digitally Transferred

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

January 04, 1955

Odessa, TX  High School Auditorium (2 shows) were done by Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys

The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the Community Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 4 1956 Community Center Jonesboro AR (8:00 PM)
Elvis Presley released the single “Too Much” b/w “Playing For Keeps.”
“Too Much” reached number one on both the Cashbox and Billboard sales charts and went to number three on the R&B chart.[6] The single peaked at number two on the then-named Top 100 chart, the main Billboard pop chart
“Playing for Keeps” reached number 34 in the United States
Elvis drove his Cadillac Eldorado to the Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis for a pre-induction physical for his draft status.
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He was accompanied by Cliff Gleaves and Dottie Harmony.
Elvis Presley Kennedy Veterans Hospital January 4, 1957
Later in the day Dottie flew back to Los Angeles. Elvis returned to Audon Drive, were he climbed the locked fence.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

The Military Service Disruption

January 4, 1958

The Soviet satellite Sputnik I fell out of Earth orbit after three months and burned up in the atmosphere. It had been launched on October 4, 1957 and was the first artificial Earth satellite.

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

January 4, 1959

Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #81. It will peak at #22 a month later and is now regarded as a Rock ‘n’ Roll classic.
Military Service

Elvis called the Colonel at 5.00 a.m. and woke the Colonel with his call. It turned out in an hour-long chat and the Colonel joked that the call interrupted his dream about Elvis getting an early army release, but that now he didn’t get to know how the dream ended.

Military Service in Germany

January 4, 1960

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 4, 1961

The Beatles played at Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool. In the audience are two members from Rory Storm & the Hurricanes: Johnny Guitar and Ringo Starr who have just returned from Hamburg, Germany.

Wild in the Country 

January 4, 1962

The British music magazine Mersey Beat publishes a group popularity poll which shows The Beatles at the top, well ahead of Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Remo Four, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and Johnny Sandon And The Searchers.

January 4, 1963

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

January 4, 1964

The Rolling Stones performed at the Ricky Tick club at the Olympia Ballroom in Reading, England.

Bobby Vinton‘s “There! I’ve Said It Again” becomes the last US number one record before the so called British Invasion. Between Bill Haley’s “Rock Around The Clock” in July, 1955 and Vinton’s hit, only five non-American artists could manage a US chart topper. All that was about to change.

After enjoying a #4 smash in early 1963 with “Tell Him”, The Exciters return to Billboard’s Hot 100 with their rendition of “Doo-Wah-Diddy”. Unfortunately the record stalled at #90 during a one week stay while a version of the same song, re-titled “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, would top the charts in the UK, the US and Canada for the British band Manfred Mann next October.

January 4, 1965

January 4, 1966

January 4, 1967

The Doors released their self-titled debut album, ranked #42 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

January 4, 1968

In Los Angeles, the University of California announced that students studying for music degrees would be required to examine the music of the Rolling Stones, saying it was because the group had made such an important contribution to modern music.

January 4, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 4, 1970

After avoiding Elvis in 1970, FBI Director G. Edgar Hoover sent Elvis a note on January 4: “your generous comments concerning the Bureau and me are appreciated and you may be sure we will keep in mind your offer to be of assistance.”
Accompanied by Charlie Hodge, Sonny West, Richard Davis and Bill Morris, Elvis flew to Dallas, where he registered at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel under the name of Jon Burrows.
January 4, 1972
Bruce Springsteen released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’ Recorded in a single week the album only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both ‘Blinded By The Light’ and ‘Spirit In The Night’ were released as singles but neither made a dent in the charts. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band later released a version of ‘Blinded By The Light’ on their album ‘The Roaring Silence,’ which reached No.1 on the US charts in 1977.
In a very good mood Elvis flew to Los Angeles on his way to Hawaii. Last November he was told to loose some weight and he and Red West each lost 25 pounds on a crash diet Elvis picked up in Las Vegas.
 January 4, 1974
Richard Nixon received a subpoena which required him to show tapes which would lead to evidence regarding 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Headquarters located in the Watergate complex.
As a result, Sam J. Irving, Jr. D.N.C. planned to take Richard Nixon to court. Over 500 tapes as well as several hundred written documents were sought as evidence regarding this case.
January 4, 1975
Elvis’ update of the ballad “My Boy” hit #5 in the U.K.
Elvis flew to Colorado for a vacation with Linda and a party of 17 others.
First they checked into a Denver hotel, but Elvis dispatched Joe Esposito, Jerry Kennedy and Ron Pietrafeso to Vail to find enough rental houses and condos for the group.
The Sex Pistols board a plane at London’s Heathrow Airport and proceed to be as obnoxious as possible. A flight attendant would later tell the press “These are the most revolting people I’ve ever seen. They called us filthy names and insulted everyone in sight.”
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 Elvis, Ginger, and Ginger’s sister Rosemary, flew to Palm Springs to celebrate Elvis 42th birthday on January 8.
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Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis. Warner Bros. executives attended the show but decided that Prince and the band needed more time to develop his music.

1980

David Bowie appeared on Saturday Night Live Live from New York City performing ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, ‘TVC 15’ and ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ with a specially prepared backing group, including Blondie’s Jimmy Destri (keyboards) and Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias (backing vocals).

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1997

The Isley Brothers charted with “Tears,” reaching #12 R&B. It was their last of an amazing seventy-four R&B hit singles during the century dating back to 1962. Forty-four of those had gone into the Top 20.

1998

American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Got You Babe’ and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Hendersonville, Tennessee home where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought for $2.3 million by the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb. The house burned to the ground 15 months later during renovations.

2008

New music industry data showed the number of US albums sold last year tumbled 9.5% from 2006, even as the number of digital tracks sold soared by 45%.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989 which was the best selling album of 2014 in the US market with over 5.5 million copies sold.

2016

Elvis‘ birthday approaches; The King would have been 82

2017
The Elvis Presley Effect:
Nielsen Music reported that sales of George Michael’s music skyrocketed in the days following his death last Christmas Day. The former Wham! singer sold around 477,000 albums and songs in the week ending 29 December compared to 17,000 the week before, an increase of 2,678 per cent.
The British Phonographic Industry announced that sales of David Bowie‘s album “Blackstar” helped push global sales of vinyl records to a twenty-five year high. Sales in the UK topped 3.2 million, an increase of a whopping 53 percent over last year.
 2018

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Daily Elvis: January 2

Give us this day, January 2, our daily Elvis

1926
The first issue of The Melody Maker magazine went on sale in the UK. Advertised as being for “all who are interested in the production of popular music,” the first issue featured dance band news, a story about ukuleles and how to read music by sight.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

January 2, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41

The Andrews Sisters recorded “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

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

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

January 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

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

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

January 2, 1954

Eddie Calvert started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘Oh, Mein Papa.’ This was the first No.1 to be recorded at Abbey Road studios in London and stayed at the top of the charts for 9 weeks.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

January 2, 1955

Johnny Ace, who died December 24, 1954 in a “be careful/it’s not loaded” “Russian Roulette”  incident was buried at the Clayton Temple AME Church in Memphis. More than 5,000 mourners attended, including pallbearers Little Junior Parker, Wille Mae Thornton, Roscoe Gordon, and B.B. King. Ace was formerly in King’s band before joining the Beale Streeters.

The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Red West returned to Memphis to began a 5 day tour with Johnny Cash and others.
Elvis performed at the High School, Charleston, Mississippi, where he was billed as “The King of Western Bop.”
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The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 2, 1957
Harry Belafonte’s version of the traditional Jamaican Folk song “Banana Boat” (Day-O) enters the Hot 100 where it will peak at #5 next March.
Jackie Wilson recorded his last sides with Billy Ward and his Dominoes (including “To Each His Own”) for Decca before embarking on his tremendous solo career.
 The Presleys lived at Graceland
Elvis got a letter from the Colonel, who lectured him about the responsibilities of being a star. Elvis had complained about requests for local appearances and wanted his manager to deal with that.

The Military Service Disruption

January 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elvis called George Klein in Memphis. He made regular calls to friends at home, especially Anita Wood.

January 2, 1960

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elvis requested leave to go to Paris.

This is the leave of absence request that allowed Elvis to spend two weeks in France in January of 1960. Elvis took a few friends with him to France to study under the famous martial arts instructor Tetsuji Murakami, a Master of the Japanese Shotokan technique. Elvis and his friends also caught a performance by the American Gospel group, the Golden Gate Quartet.

Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, Alan Fortas, and Gene Smith for Wild in the Country to resume production.
January 2, 1962
After refusing to sign an oath that says they have never been members of the Communist party, the American Folk group, The Weavers are removed from the line-up of NBC-TV’s Jack Parr Show.

January 2, 1963

Priscilla Visit

January 2, 1964
January 2, 1965
Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack from ‘Roustabout,’ Presley’s eighth No.1.
It was his last LP released in both stereo and mono; with the mono version being rarer. It was certified Gold on May 20, 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. 
The album would be Presley’s final soundtrack to reach number one and his next number one album would be 1973’s Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite.
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 Elvis Presley’s soundtrack “Roustabout” was knocked out of first place the next week by the Beatles’ “Beatles ’65.”

January 2, 1966
This was the date of Elvis’ new agreement with the Colonel, which for the first time explicitly recognized that they were engaged in what amounted to a partnership or joint venture.
January 2, 1968
Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” owing to the album featuring a nude cover.
Elvis Gold Records volume 4 was released: a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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January 2, 1969
In London, The Beatles gathered at Twickenham Studios to begin rehearsals for their new project, conceived by Paul McCartney and tentatively titled “Get Back.” The resulting film and album were released as “Let It Be” after the band broke up, and the Beatles went on to record one more studio album, “Abbey Road.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 2, 1970
January 2, 1971
George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a #1 album in the US when “All Things Must Pass” went to the top of the Billboard chart for a seven week stay. It was eventually certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA and was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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RCA released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”  it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, selling over one million copies worldwide. It was certified Gold on December 1, 1977 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Elvis generally worked song by song and this was the only attempt at a cohesive album and the song snippets used as a bridge between tracks turned it into a concept album. This cover was more than the usual Elvis face shot of the 50s and 60s or the Jumpsuit Shots of the other 1970s albums, and is the only by Elvis statement cover: his iconic childhood picture, Americana Roots.
 January 2, 1973
January 2, 1974
US country singer, actor and radio presenter Tex Ritter died of a heart attack when he was trying to bail a member of his band from a jail in Nashville. His song ‘High Noon’ won an Oscar for Best Song in 1952.
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RCA did a series of “Legendary Performer” for most of their label artists getting 1 LP of rare material not deemed suitable for release at the time of recording. Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s outtakes and live recordings, along with interviews were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series.
There was also an LP sized book of newspaper clippings and studio paperwork.
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 It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. The album opens with his first recording from 1954, “That’s All Right“, the song that started his recording career at Sun Records.
January 2, 1975
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
January 2, 1976
January 2, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before the trial was complete.

1980

US singer Larry Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head in his Los Angeles, California home aged 45. Williams had the 1957 US No.5 & UK No. 21 single ‘Short Fat Fannie.’ Also known for ‘Bony Moronie’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy.’ The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dr. Feelgood, Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Winter, Little Richard, The Who, Ritchie Valens and Bill Haley & His Comets all covered his songs

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989
Tom Jones made a guest appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, performing his comeback tune, “Kiss”, a song he recorded with The Art of Noise. It was his first US hit in almost a dozen years.
Record Mirror published a chart of last years Top UK singles artists. No.1 was Kylie Minogue, No.2, Bros, No.3, Yazz, No.4 Tiffany, No.5, Phil Collins, No.6, Cliff Richard, No.7, Erasure, No.8, Pet Shop Boys, No.9, Belinda Carlisle, and No.10, Wet Wet Wet.
1990
Actor Alan Hale, Jr. died of thyroid cancer at the age of 71. (Gilligan’s Island, Biff Baker U.S.A., Casey Jones, Hang ‘Em High, Young At Heart, Johnny Dangerously, The North Avenue Irregulars, There Was a Crooked Man, Tiger By the Tail, Bullet for a Badman, Advance to the Rear, The Lady Takes a Flyer)
Robert Wagner and Alan Hale Jr with Elvis on October 5, 1956:

1994
Meat Loaf started a three week run at the top of the UK album chart with “Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell”. The LP, which featured the single “I’d Do Anything for Love”, also topped the charts in the US and Australia and has sold more than 14 million copies world-wide.
1999
Soul singer Isaac Hayes topped the UK chart with a tune called “Chocolate Salty Balls”, using the exaggerated deep voice of Chef, his character in the animated TV series South Park.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

 2007

The Essential Elvis Presley is a greatest hits collection by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released as a two-disc set on January 2, 2007 by RCA Records as a part of Sony BMG‘s The Essential series and was later released by RCA and Legacy Recordings as a Limited Edition 3.0 three-disc set.

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In the Netherlands the album was released as The Dutch Collection, which topped the albums chart in that country, while The Essential Elvis Presley topped the albums chart in Sweden. Although not as successful as other releases in The Essential series, the album was certified gold in three countries. In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 8/4/2010 and Platinum on 3/3/2016 by the RIAA.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Elvis Presley’s private planes to be auctioned off – Jan. 2, 2015

2016

Dear Stanley Brothers: if you had been doing your jobs, he might not have died that night

seriously, this is not a topic you want attention on eh?

Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991.

 

2018

Restaurant news: Chuy’s schedules annual Elvis Birthday Bash

For years, Austin-born Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s has celebrated the birthday of ElvisPresley with music, food, and fun. On Monday, Jan. 8 the chain will once again be throwing its annual Elvis Birthday Bash at all nine of the chain’s Houston locations.

Legends in Concert presents ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS …

Elvis Presley performed twice in SD the year of his death

 

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Daily Elvis: December 28

Give us this day, December 28, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

December 28, 1937

Vernon in prison

December 28, 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.

December 28, 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

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

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

The Elvis Presley single – Sun 215 – “Milkcow Blues Boogie”/”You’re a Heartbreaker” was released.
It was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a management contract with Bob Neal.

Elvis and Tommy Sands (said to be) at Cook’s Hoedown – Photo Rockin’ Across Texas/The Magic Collection
Elvis performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston. Most likely Elvis appeared on other dates in Texas or Arkansas the next 3 days, including the Red River Arsenal near Texarkana.
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 28 1954 Cooks Hoedown Club Houston TX (8:00 PM) approx 150 The Yule-Tide Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 28, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
December 28, 1956
Alan Freed’s Christmas show at the Brooklyn Paramount set a one-day attendance record of  $27,200. The show was part of his eight-day Christmas extravaganza featuring the Moonglows, Shirley & Lee, the Dells, the Heartbeats, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jesse Blevins, and the G-Clefs.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Chicago sisters begged their mother to let them go on a short bus trip to see their idol in “Love Me Tender” – Barbara and Patricia Grimes  disappeared from the Brighton Park, Chicago, Illinois area on December 28, 1956 and were found dead on January 22, 1957.
Elvis rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome for the evening.
The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 28, 1958

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

December 28, 1959

Frankie Avalon‘s second chart topper, “Why” becomes Billboard’s last number one song of the fifties.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 28, 1960

Where the Boys Are,” starring Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Barbara Nichols, Paula Prentiss, Chill Wills, Frank Gorshin, and Connie Francis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Wild in the Country christmas break from production

December 28, 1961

Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The Tokens were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’

Vernon and Dee Presley  and her three children move into their new home at 3650 Hermitage Drive.

ElvisWorld: The Stanleys

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December 28, 1962

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

December 28, 1963

The single “Dominique” and its companion LP “The Singing Nun” top the Billboard singles chart and album chart respectively.

A quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota who called themselves The Trashmen saw their first release, “Surfin’ Bird”, enter the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #4 during the first week of February, next year. The song is a combination of two R&B hits by The Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”.

December 28, 1964

December 28, 1965

Elvis returned one of the horses he had bought earlier this month and bought 2 others instead.
December 28, 1966
December 28, 1967
December 28, 1968
The three day Miami Pop festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead.
Pink Floyd appeared at the two day festival Flight To Lowlands Paradise II, Margriethal-Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (replacing The Jimi Hendrix Experience). Other acts appearing included Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, The Pretty Things and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
The top two singles on the pop charts were both by Motown acts Marvin Gaye at #1 with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and Stevie Wonder at #2 with “For Once In My Life.”
The Doors‘ “Touch Me” is released. With a guitar intro strongly influenced by The Four Seasons’ “C’mon Marianne”, the song would reach #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 in Canada, #10 in Australia, but didn’t chart at all in the UK.
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with the The White Album the group’s 12th US No.1 album. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band’s earlier Sgt. Pepper’s. No singles were issued from the album in Britain and the United States, the songs ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968.
December 28, 1969
“Temptations Day” was declared in Detroit, MI.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

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Elvis arrived all dressed up with lots of guns and badges – and his police flashlight- with him.
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After a church reception there was a second reception at Graceland.
May 1970, Memphis, Tennessee, USA --- American rock legend Elvis Presley at the wedding of his bodyguard, Sonny West. --- Image by © Frank Carroll/Sygma/Corbis

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Here was a picture taken with Elvis and all the guys displaying the badges they too had just received from Sheriff Nixon, which is of course, every Bride’s dream wedding.
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George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’ making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.
Elvis continued to screen movies at the Memphian and the Crosstown.
December 28, 1972
December 28, 1973
December 28, 1974
Helen Reddy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Angie Baby’, the singers third US No.1. The song was turned down by Cher.
December 28, 1975
Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
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Date: 28 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dallas, TX.
Memorial Auditorium
Tickets: 9,800
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
Blue Suede Shoes
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Hot Winter Night In Dallas
2010 Follow that Dream release of this concert:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 27 – December 27th – December 31st 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 28 1976 Memorial Auditorium Dallas TX (8:30 pm) 9800 Chief Second belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1981

Warner Brothers Records, which includes Elektra and Asylum, follows the lead of RCA and raises its price for 45 rpm singles to $1.99.

1983

Depressed over mounting debts and personal problems, 38 year old Beach Boys‘ drummer, Dennis Wilson drowned after jumping over board from his yacht at Marina Del Ray Harbor in Los Angeles. He was the first of the group to release a solo album, “Pacific Ocean Blue”, writing and singing every track. Special permission was granted by President Reagan to have a burial at sea, which is usually only allowed for deceased Navy personnel. His brother Brian, who was still unable to cope with day to day life, did not attend the funeral.

1996

The Spice Girls become the first female act to ever have their first three singles top the UK chart when “2 Become 1” debuts at #1.

2002

British Glam Rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), who was convicted of child pornography offences in 1999 in England, was deported from Cambodia. The 58 year old Glitter had set up a home last year in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

50 Cent’s debut album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was named the biggest selling album in the US in 2003 with the album going platinum six times over. Outkast came second with ‘Speakerboxxx’ / ‘The Love Below’ and Linkin Park’s ‘Meteora’ was the third biggest seller. The Top 10 albums of 2003 in the USA accounted for around 30 million sales.

Michael Jackson gave an emotional interview to CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes,” his first since being arrested on child molestation charges, saying, “Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.” Ed Bradley had taped the interview with Jackson three days earlier on Christmas night.

2004

A North Carolina man named Wade Jones sold three tablespoons of water taken from a cup used by Elvis Presley during a 1977 concert for $455.

2005

Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin were voted into second place, 3rd was The Rolling Stones, 4th The Who, 5th, AC/DC, 6th, U2, 7th, Guns N’ Roses, 8th, Nirvana, 9th, Bon Jovi and in 10th place Jimi Hendrix. Listeners also named the 1970s as the golden age of rock, followed by the 1960’s.

2009

Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight; reaching #43 in the USA and #8 in the UK charts. It certified Gold.

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2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2011

Peter Frampton filed a lawsuit against A&M Records over the way that his digital royalties are calculated. The suit alleged breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages.

2016

Neil Diamond achieved his 38th Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart with “The Christmas Medley (Acoustic Christmas)” It was his first AC Top 10 since “Cherry Cherry Christmas” hit #4 on January 2, 2010.

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