Our Daily Elvis for June 8, 2018

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: June 8

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The Updated for 2018 are:

  1. Added the Elvis Era Headers to the post, and
  2. the following updates to the original Daily Elvis Post:

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1948

“Texaco Star Theater” starring Milton Berle began an eight-year tenure on NBC-TV.

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1949 – 1977

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the Auditorium, Sweetwater, Texas.

Sweetwater Reporter (June 7, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Sweetwater Reporter (June 9, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 8, 1956

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

 

Lot Detail – June 8, 1956 Elvis Presley Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 8, 1956 – Los Angeles, Shrine

Heartbreak Hotel
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

June 8, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

June 7, 1956. Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

“Writhing Singer Has L.B. Soxers Wailing” by Paul Wallace
Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Concert Review)

The Military Service Disruption

June 8, 1958

Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks leave May 31 to April 13.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

June 8, 1959

The Clovers recorded two versions of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion No. 9 ” – one that became the group’s biggest hit single, and one for the album of the same name for which a new final verse was created referring to “love potion #10.”

General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 8, 1960

GI Blues

June 8, 1961

The Elvis Presley movie “Wild In The Country,” co-starring Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, and Millie Perkins, had its premiere in Memphis.

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat and a boat trailer.

June 8, 1962

Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley’s movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!”.

June 8, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 8, 1966

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Good Day Sunshine.”

June 8, 1967

The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ the group’s only UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded versions by other artists are known.

The staff at Graceland throws Priscilla a shower.

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Elvis was not in a good mood when he got to the Memphian this night. The grass at the ranch had not been cut and he made the remark, “If it’s not cut by tomorrow night I’m gonna go down and burn that *&((*&^^ 168 acres!” The first movies was “The Naked Runner”. The second movie was “The Viscount”
 

June 8, 1968

James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two months earlier, was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport trying to leave the UK on a false Canadian passport.

The Elvis Presley single “U.S. Male” hit #15 in the U.K.

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June 8, 1969

Although he was actually dismissed from the band, founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was resigning from the group, saying that he no longer saw “eye to eye” with the rest of the band. One month later, he was found dead in his swimming pool.

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Later Elvis rented the Memphian. He arrived at 12:30 am in his Lincoln, wearing a dark brown , brown pants and white boots.  The movies were “Goldfinger” , “Heaven With A Gun”. Throughout the night Elvis would sing lines from “Funny How Time Slips Away”.

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“The film? (Change of Habit) … it’s a change of pace for me, yeah. It’s more serious than my usual movies, but it don’t mean I’m aiming for a big dramatic acting scene, no sir. The way I’m headed, I want to try something different now, but not too different. I did this film because the script was good, and I guess I know by now what the public goes for. Most of the scripts that come my way are all the same. They’ve all got a load of songs in them, but I just did a western called ‘Charro!’ which hasn’t any songs ‘cepting the title tune. It did have a couple of nude scenes, but they’ve been cut. Anyhow, can you imagine a dramatic western where the hero breaks into song all the time?” — San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1969.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 8, 1970

Elvis returned to Nashville Studio B, where he worked until 2.00 a.m.

1971

Elvis at RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

June 8, 1972

Elvis flew to New York City, where he arrived at the Hilton for the first stop on his new tour.

June 8, 1973

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 8, 1975

Elvis performed at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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During the evening concert, Elvis made a comment about needing a fly swatter. He’s handed one and waves it around swatting imaginary flies as the coliseum lit up with the flash bulbs of cameras.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Paul McCartney released the ninth and final studio album by Wings, “Back to the Egg,” in the UK. It was issued in North America three days later.

The Who released the soundtrack album “The Kids Are Alright,” as a companion to the band’s documentary film of the same name.

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

 

1998

The surviving Beatles are seen together for the first time in nearly 30 years at a memorial service for Linda McCartney held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England.

2000

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band’s seventh US No.1 album. The performances were from the band’s 1972 tour of the United States, recorded at the LA Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

2018

Jun 01, 2018 – Jun 08, 2018 – Elvis – Live in Concert 2018 European …

Daily Highlight for 2018

1984

“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. – The Movie includes a scene where a News Anchor asked the Ghostbusters how is Elvis doing.

Ghostbusters (1984) – IMDb

Top Secret is released with Val Kilmer debuting in a Presley Picture.

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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

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Elvis Presley Movie Star

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

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

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

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

Elvis Presley’s short film:

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

 

Daily Elvis: October 20

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

 

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

1956

Love Me Tender

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

Director: Robert D. Webb

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

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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

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

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

but also his cousins and Memphis Mafia Pals.

1957

Loving You  

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

Director: Hal Kanter

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

Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey |

Production Co:Hal Wallis Productions / Paramount Pictures

Jailhouse Rock 

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

Director: Richard Thorpe

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

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

 

1958

King Creole 

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

Director: Michael Curtiz

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

Harold Robbins (novel)

Elvis Presley does his best James Dean.

1960

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

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

G.I. Blues 

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

Director: Norman Taurog

Elvis Presley does his best Brando since King Creole.

Flaming Star 

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

August 28, 1960

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Director: Don Siegel

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

Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Eden, Steve Forrest

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

1961

Wild in the Country

release date 15 June 1961 (USA)

Director: Philip Dunne

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

Blue Hawaii 

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

released 22 November 1961 (USA)

Director: Norman Taurog

Writers: Allan Weiss (story), Hal Kanter

Follow That Dream 

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

Principal photography for Follow That Dream was completed.

Also Known As: Here Come the Kwimpers

Director: Gordon Douglas

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

1962

Kid Galahad

remake of

Director: Phil Karlson

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

Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright |

Production: Mirisch Corporation /United Artists

Release Date: 29 August 1962

Girls! Girls! Girls! 

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

Director: Norman Taurog

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

Stars: Elvis Presley, Stella Stevens, Jeremy Slate

Production Co: Hal Wallis Productions/ Paramount Pictures

It Happened at the World’s Fair 

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

Release Date:3 April 1963

Director: Norman Taurog

1963

Fun in Acapulco

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

 

Viva Las Vegas July 15 – September 11,

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

1964

Roustabout Feb 26 – opened Nov 11

Girl Happy June 22 – August 12

Tickle Me oct 12 – nov 24

1965

Harum Scarum March 15 – April 19

Frankie and Johnny May 11 – June 24

Paradise, Hawaiian Style  – August – Sept 30

1966

Spinout Feb 11 – April 8

Double Trouble July 11- August 30

1967

Clambake March 20 – April 27

Speedway June 19 to August 21

Stay Away, Joe October 9 to Nov 27

1968

Live a Little Love a Little March 13

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

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

 

Charro! July – August

Elvis completed looping and was released from

 

1969

Change of Habit March and April – released Nov 10

 

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

1970

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is

1972

Elvis on Tour

 

1980

This is Elvis

 

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

 

Dick Clark’s Elvis with Kurt Russel

 

Elvis Presley: TV Star

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

TV Show: Sun Records

Daily Elvis: June 15

Give us this day, June 15, our daily Elvis

June 15, 1911

The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. was incorporated in New York state. The firm was later renamed International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley 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

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

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 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 15, 1955

Elvis performed at the Belden High School Gym, Belden, Mississippi. In order to avoid being mobbed, Elvis had to crawl through a back window. He ripped the seat of his pants, which he had to held together during his performance with a safety pin.

Other acts were Onie Wheeler, The Miller Sisters, The Simmons Brothers, Bob Ritter

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info June 15 1955 High School Gym Belden MS (8:00 PM)

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 15, 1956

At Audobon Drive with June

Romance: June Juanico

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 15, 1957

After UK radio stations started playing copies of Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up” which were intended for US servicemen, the tune debuts at #24, a week before its official release date.

Jailhouse Rock post production

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

The Military Service Disruption

1958

The first teenage all-music TV show Oh Boy!, was broadcast for the first time in the UK. Each week Oh Boy! featured resident artists plus a selection of special guests. The residents included Cuddly Dudley, who sang on 21 shows, Cliff Richard (20 shows), The Drifters (Later to become The Shadows) (17 shows) and Marty Wilde (17 shows). Guests included Billy Fury, Tony Sheridan, Shirley Bassey and Lonnie Donegan; with occasional US stars, such as The Inkspots, Conway Twitty and Brenda Lee.

The Platters sang “Twilight Time” during their only appearance on CBS-TV’s  “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Benny Goodman, William Holden and the London Philharmonic also performed on the program

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas – Advance Tank Training

1959

“Hushabye” by the New York quintet, The Mystics, enters the Top 40 of the Billboard Pop Chart. The song will eventually reach #20 during a nine week run, and be used by Alan Freed as the closing theme to his televised Saturday night Big Beat Show. The following year, the group would record several more tunes using Paul Simon (aka Jerry Landis), and later Jay Traynor on lead vocals, but never recaptured the magic of “Hushabye”.

After a press conference in Munich, Germany, Elvis traveled to Paris with Lamar Fike, Rex Mansfield and Charlie Hodge in a private train car.

Bromance: Rex Mansfield

my other blog:

Elvisverse: Elvis and Charlie Hodge

Elvisverse: Elvis and Lamar Fike

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 15, 1960

G.I. Blues

June 15, 1961

Wild in the Country opened in theatres in the USA and Canada.

Elvis Presley’s “Wild in the Country” Turns 55 | Official Graceland Blog

June 15, 1962

June 15, 1963

21 year old Kyu Sakamoto became the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart with a song called “Sukiyaki”. It was also a #6 hit in the UK. (and was also a No.10 UK single for Kenny Ball in the same year) The original title of the song was “Ue O Muite Aruko”, which translates “I Look Up When I Walk”. Sakamoto was killed on August 12th, 1985 when JAL Flight 123, a Boeing 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43.

Jan And Dean‘s “Surf City” is released. The song featured Brian Wilson on backing vocals and would prove to be the duo’s only US number 1 record.

Elvis and The Col sent Frank Sinatra a telegram: “Dear Frank, Happy Father’s Day, enough said? Elvis and The Colonel.”

Elvis – Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It

June 15, 1964

Ringo Starr re-joins The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia after being released from a London hospital where he was treated for tonsillitis and pharyngitis. In his absence, drummer Jimmie Nicol, formerly of Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames, filled in admirably.

Peter & Gordon arrived in the U.S. to perform in New York at the World’s Fair.

Elvis returned to Radio Recorders from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m. to complete vocal tracks for Girl Happy. It would take another 8 months before he went in a recording studio again.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Wolf Call (vocal overdub) ////////-05
Wolf Call (chorus vocal overdub – edit) SPA3 2005-04
Do The Clam (vocal overdub) ////////-02
Do The Clam (chorus vocal overdub) SPA3 2009-10
Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce (vocal overdub – edit) SPA3 2003-02
Startin’ Tonight (vocal overdub – edit) SPA3 2004-04
I’ve Got To Find My Baby (vocal overdub – edit) SPA3 2011-01
Girl Happy (end title) ////////-SP
Girl Happy (original composite) ////////-SP
Girl Happy (composite – sped up) SPA3 2001-SP

June 15, 1965

Jody Miller‘s Country crossover tune “Queen Of The House” enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #12. It was an answer song to Roger Miller’s “King Of The Road” and many American DJ’s played the two records back-to-back. Although the pair shared the same last name, they are not related.

In New York, Bob Dylan began a two-day recording session that produced his classic “Like A Rolling Stone.” The fourth of 15 takes on the second day was the version released as the single.

The EP “Tickle Me” shipped and peaked at #70 on the Hot 100.

Frankie and Johnny

June 15, 1966

The Beatles L.P., “Yesterday and Today” is released by Capitol with the controversial “butcher” cover, with the Beatles smiling amongst a group of decapitated baby dolls. The original photo became a huge publicity problem for Capitol and was quickly replaced by a more conventional jacket.

Yesterday and Today – Wikipedia

Inside Beatles’ Bloody, Banned ‘Butcher’ Cover – Rolling Stone

“Paradise Hawaiian Style,” co-starring Suzanna Leigh and James Shigeta, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Elvis sent a letter to Felton Jarvis, thanking him and the Studio Personnel.

Elvis – Word for Word: What He Said, Exactly As He Said It

June 15, 1967

Five teenagers from Mansfield, Ohio, called The Music Explosion found themselves with a monster hit on their hands when “Little Bit O’ Soul” peaked at #2 on the Hot 100. The group would be awarded a Gold Record for their efforts, but although they would release more material, none of their follow-ups reached any higher than #63. Drummer Bob Avery would later go on to the band Crazy Elephant, who reached #12 on both sides of the Atlantic with “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'”.

New York Times Movie Review – – ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ With Presley in Neighborhood Houses

June 15, 1968

June 15, 1969

During a short 5 date UK tour Led Zeppelin appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England supported by Blodwyn Pig and The Liverpool Scene. The flyer for the tour stated: ‘Come & take off, levitate with the Led Zeppelin album’.

In Minnesota, the Doors appeared at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

“Hee Haw” with Roy Clark and Buck Owens began its 25-season run on TV, first as a summer replacement for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” on CBS. Elvis’ girlfriend Linda Thompson became part of the cast before Elvis died, he didn’t live to see her on it. Vernon Presley made an appearance – Hee Haw and other southern culture programs was cancelled in the Silverman Sweep of tv, before the three networks had speciality networks to compete with; all of which was rendered meaningless with the eventual merger of tv and internet.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 15, 1970

June 15, 1971

June 15, 1972

Elvis performed at the Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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June 15, 1972 (8:30 pm) Milwaukee, WI – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Date: 15 Jun 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee Auditorium
Tickets: 11,600
Costume: Lightblue Nail Studded suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
Never Been To Spain
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Love Me
All Shook Up
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
I’ll Remember You
Hound Dog
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
For The Good Times
An American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Drums, Lights, Shrieks – Elvis! by Joel McNally Milwaukee Journal

On the hotel parking ramp in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 15, 1972

> On Tour 72 #5 – www.elvisandhismusic.com

Elvis Presley left the building in Milwaukee in 1972, 1974, 1977 – Home

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 6 – June 9th – June 20th 1972
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Info June 15 1972 Auditorium Arena Milwaukee WI (8:30 pm) 11600 Blue Nail Original belt Yes Yes

June 15, 1973

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Jim Croce welcomed guest performers Little Anthony And The Imperials, Wishbone Ash, Barbara Fairchild, Savoy Brown, Shawn Phillips, and Bobby Womack.

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 15, 1974

ABBA’s second album (but first UK release), ‘Waterloo’ entered the UK chart for the first time peaking at No.28. The album’s title track won ABBA the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.

Paul McCartney and Wings announced the addition of Geoff Britton to the group, replacing Denny Seiwell.

John Denver released the single “Back Home Again.”

Elvis Presley began a 18-date tour at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.

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Elvis performed at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

 

Elvis Kicked Off a Tour in Ft. Worth on This Date in 1974 – K-101.7

Date: 15 Jun 1974
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Peacock suit
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
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
Funny How Time SLips Away
Bog Boss Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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June 15, 1974 (3:00 pm). Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Reviews – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 15 Jun 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Fort Worth, TX.
Tarrant County Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Blue Rainbow suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Heartbreak Hotel
Help Me
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Fort Worth Texas : June 15, 1974 : Evening Show

June 15, 1974 (8:30 pm) Fort Worth, TX. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Fort Worth Texas, June 15, 1974 Soundboard CD : Elvis Presley …

After his show in Fort Worth, TX on June 15, 1974

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 13 – June 15th – July 2nd 1974
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June 15, 1975

Elvis was admitted to the Mid-South Hospital for 2 days for what the press reported as ‘an extensive eye examination’ but what is in fact cosmetic surgery around his eyes. Both Dr. Nick and the plastic surgeon try to talk him out of it, but Elvis insisted – he had convinced George Klein to do it ahead of himself.

June 15, 1976

June 15, 1977

The Sex Pistols held a party on a boat as it sailed down The River Thames in London. The Pistols performed ‘Anarchy In The UK’ outside The Houses Of Parliament resulting in members from the party being arrested when the boat docked later that day.

In Los Angeles, Dolly Parton began recording “Here You Come Again.” The track was completed two days later.

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

On NBC-TV’s “The Midnight Special,” Bob Welch welcomed Olivia Newton-John, Foxy, Fast Fontaine, and Thelma Houston.

The Who’s documentary “The Kids Are Alright” had its North American premiere in New York.

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1985

Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’. The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards.

A song called “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, which went to #1 in England for Gerry And The Pacemakers in 1963, topped the UK chart again as performed by The Crowd, featuring Gerry Marsden, Paul McCartney and Rolf Harris, among others. It was originally a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers And Hammerstein musical, Carousel and has since been adopted by football clubs around the world, and is often performed by a massed chorus of supporters on match day.

1989

Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ was released in the US. The title for the album came from a poster ‘Bleach Your Works’ urging drug users to bleach their needles. Kurt Cobain claimed that most of the lyrics on the album were written the night before recording while he was feeling “pissed off”, and that he did not regard them highly.

Actor Victor French (Highway to Heaven, Carter Country, Little House on the Prairie, Get Smart, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Magnificent Seven, Rio Lobo, Charro!, The Quick and the Dead, Chato’s Land)/television director (Highway to Heaven, Little House on the Prairie, Gunsmoke) died of lung cancer at 54.

Victor French – IMDb

VICTOR FRENCH, 54, CO-STAR OF ‘HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN,’ DIES 

Victor French – Phoenix – The Elvis Forum

Charro! – Wikipedia

Charro! … A Review of Elvis Presley’s Twenty-ninth Movie

1990

The Rolling Stones song, “Paint It Black”, hit number 1 in the Netherlands for the second time, twenty-four years after it first topped their chart. The song was included on the Stones’ “Singles Collection” box set the previous year.

“Dick Tracy,” starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

1993

Ray Charles made music history when his album “My World” showed up on Billboard’s Hot 200, marking the sixth decade he had a charted LP.

“Paul McCartney Live In The New World,” his first live televised concert, aired in the U.S. on Fox-TV.

1994

The television special “The Lion King: A Musical Journey With Elton John” was shown on ABC the same day that Disney’s 32ndanimated feature film “The Lion King” opened in select U.S. cities.

1996

US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV commercial for Memorex, where she sang a note that shattered a glass while being recorded on a Memorex cassette tape. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking “Is it live, or is it Memorex”

George Martin, the producer of most of the Beatles’ recordings, received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

2002

A rare autographed copy of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold at auction for £34,000 ($57,800), more than five times the estimated price.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Coldplay went straight to No.1 on US album chart with their third album ‘X&Y’, having already entered at number one in the UK. The last time a British artist had a simultaneous US and UK number one was in November 2000 with ‘1’, a compilation of hits by The Beatles. The last studio album to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic was Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ in October 2000. ‘X&Y’ went on to top over 30 global charts.

A judge in Mississippi approved a divorce settlement between Jerry Lee Lewis and his sixth wife, Kerrie Lynn McCarver Lewis. She would receive $250,000 immediately and $30,000 a year for five years.

2008

Liverpool was voted England’s most musical city in a national campaign set up by the Arts Council. The home of The Beatles Frankie Goes To Hollywood, OMD and The Zutons took 49% of the vote in an online poll set up by the funding body. Sheffield – which brought the world the Arctic Monkeys and Pulp – came second, while Manchester with Oasis, Stone Roses and The Smiths came third.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

A case against a man accused of threatening Elton John’s life was withdrawn just hours before his trial was due to begin. Neal Horsley had responded to Elton’s suggestion that Jesus Christ was gay in a Parade magazine interview by writing an angry online response entitled “Why Elton John Must Die”. After being held in an Atlanta, Georgia jail since last March, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

2011

Nearly 150 people, including nine police officers, were injured during a riot on the streets of Vancouver, British Columbia following the hometeam Canucks’ loss to the Boston Bruins in the seventh and deciding game of the Stanley Cup hockey finals. Damage was in the tens of millions of dollars.

2012

Nik Wallenda became the first person to make a successful high-wire walk directly over Niagara Falls.

2013

A 24-year-old woman died in hospital after falling at the Stone Roses concert in Glasgow. The woman was among 50,000 fans who attended a gig at Glasgow Green to hear the Manchester indie band. Police also Police made a total of 24 arrests during and after the concert for anti-social and drugs offences.

2014

82-year-old Casey Kasem, the host of US radio shows like American Top 40 and Casey’s Countdown for nearly 40 years, died after battling Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981 and was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 1985.

Casey Kasem Obituary

Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die (Video 1986) – IMDb

Casey Kasem’s Rock and Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo That Will

2016

Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page denied stealing the riff to ‘Stairway To Heaven’ when he took the stand at a copyright trial in the US. The band were accused of lifting the opening guitar line from ‘Taurus’, a 1968 track by the band Spirit. Page testified that he had never heard the song until people started posting comparisons online a few years ago. Page admitted to owning several Spirit albums, but only remembered buying two of them, neither of which contained Taurus. Under questioning, he conceded that he did own a copy of the band’s self-titled debut, on which the track appears, but could not recall how it came to be part of his collection.

2017

Neil Diamond continued the North American leg of his 50-Year Anniversary World Tour with the first of two concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York.

2018

Longtime Elvis Presley Drummer DJ Fontana Has Died

Billboard– Fontana, a member of the Rock Hall of Fame, was the last surviving member of Elvis‘ original core of musicians. He met Presley and the others …

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Daily Elvis: June 8

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Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley 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

The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.

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 – Humes High School

1948

“Texaco Star Theater” starring Milton Berle began an eight-year tenure on NBC-TV.

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

1949

A report by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named celebrities John Garfield, Edward G. Robinson, Danny Kaye, Dorothy Parker, Fredric March, Paul Muni and Helen Keller as members of the Communist Party.

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

1953

The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC.

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

June 8, 1955

Elvis performed at the Auditorium, Sweetwater, Texas.

Sweetwater Reporter (June 7, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Sweetwater Reporter (June 9, 1955) (Newspaper Ad)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

June 8, 1956

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.


Elvis backstage at the Shrine Auditorium – Photo by Ernest Reshovsky


Gene Smith, Elvis and Scotty backstage at the Shrine Auditorium


Elvis at the Shrine Auditorium, photos by by Ernest Reshovsky

Heartbreak Hotel
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
I Want You I Need You I Love You
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog

Elvis Presley at The Commercial Appeal | June 8, 1956

Lot Detail – June 8, 1956 Elvis Presley Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium

For Elvis CD Collectors • June 8, 1956 – Los Angeles, Shrine

June 7, 1956. Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Long Beach Independent (June 5, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 7, 1956) (Newspaper Article)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Newspaper Photo)

“Writhing Singer Has L.B. Soxers Wailing” by Paul Wallace
Long Beach Independent (June 8, 1956) (Concert Review)

June 8, 1956. Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Times (June 3, 1956) (Newspaper Ad)

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

June 8, 1957

Jailhouse Rock

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

The Military Service Disruption

June 8, 1958

Elvis at Graceland for 2 weeks leave May 31 to April 13.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

June 8, 1959

The Clovers recorded two versions of Leiber and Stoller’s “Love Potion No. 9 ” – one that became the group’s biggest hit single, and one for the album of the same name for which a new final verse was created referring to “love potion #10.”

General Hospital in Frankfurt with tonsillitis and a high fever. June 2 to june 8

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

June 8, 1960

GI Blues

June 8, 1961

The Elvis Presley movie “Wild In The Country,” co-starring Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood, and Millie Perkins, had its premiere in Memphis.

Elvis bought a water-skiing boat and a boat trailer.

June 8, 1962

Principal photography finished for Elvis Presley’s movie “Girls! Girls! Girls!”.

June 8, 1963

The Crystals’ ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ peaked at No.3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a “wall of sound”. Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax. 1970s teen idol Shaun Cassidy would also make a hit of the song.

June 8, 1964

June 8, 1965

Frankie and Johnny

June 8, 1966

At EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recorded “Good Day Sunshine.”

June 8, 1967

The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band went to No.1 in the UK. Costing £25,000 ($42,500) to produce the album was recorded over 700 hours of studio time. It was also the first album to print the lyrics on the sleeve. The album spent 27 weeks at No.1 on the UK chart.

Procol Harum were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ the group’s only UK No.1. In 2004 the song was named the most played record of the past 70 years. More than 900 recorded versions by other artists are known.

The staff at Graceland throws Priscilla a shower.

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Elvis was not in a good mood when he got to the Memphian this night. The grass at the ranch had not been cut and he made the remark, “If it’s not cut by tomorrow night I’m gonna go down and burn that *&((*&^^ 168 acres!” The first movies was “The Naked Runner”. The second movie was “The Viscount”
 

June 8, 1968

James Earl Ray, suspected of assassinating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. two months earlier, was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport trying to leave the UK on a false Canadian passport.

The Elvis Presley single “U.S. Male” hit #15 in the U.K.

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June 8, 1969

Although he was actually dismissed from the band, founding member of the Rolling Stones Brian Jones announced that he was resigning from the group, saying that he no longer saw “eye to eye” with the rest of the band. One month later, he was found dead in his swimming pool.

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“The film? (Change of Habit) … it’s a change of pace for me, yeah. It’s more serious than my usual movies, but it don’t mean I’m aiming for a big dramatic acting scene, no sir. The way I’m headed, I want to try something different now, but not too different. I did this film because the script was good, and I guess I know by now what the public goes for. Most of the scripts that come my way are all the same. They’ve all got a load of songs in them, but I just did a western called ‘Charro!’ which hasn’t any songs ‘cepting the title tune. It did have a couple of nude scenes, but they’ve been cut. Anyhow, can you imagine a dramatic western where the hero breaks into song all the time?” — San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1969.

 

Elvis was down at the Graceland gates again, signing autographs and talking with and singing to the fans. Image result for Elvis Presley June 8, 1969

Later Elvis rented the Memphian. He arrived at 12:30 am in his Lincoln, wearing a dark brown , brown pants and white boots.  The movies were “Goldfinger” , “Heaven With A Gun”. Throughout the night Elvis would sing lines from “Funny How Time Slips Away”.

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Goldfinger (1964) – IMDb

Heaven with a Gun (1969) – IMDb

At the Graceland gates greeting fans sometime between May 29th and June 10th 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

June 8, 1970

Elvis returned to Nashville Studio B, where he worked until 2.00 a.m.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

Elvis Presleys : Nashville Marathon : June 4-8, 1970 | Elvis Articles

June 8, 1971

Jerry Lee Lewis marries his fourth wife, 29-year-old Jaren Elizabeth Gunn Pate, a divorcee who worked as a secretary for the Memphis sheriff’s department. The pair would split just two weeks later, but never divorced. They would remain married, seeing each other only occasionally until she was found dead, floating in her backyard swimming pool on June 8th, 1982.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Until It’s Time For You To Go (remake) APA4 1289-10
Put Your Hand In the Hand APA4 1290-02
Reach Out To Jesus APA4 1291-10

June 8, 1972

Elvis flew to New York City, where he arrived at the Hilton for the first stop on his new tour.

June 8, 1973

Elvis attended screenings at either the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night of the month until he had to go on tour again on the twentieth.

June 8, 1974

Bill Wyman became the first Rolling Stone to release a solo album with Monkey Grip, (it peaked at No.39 in the UK and No.99 in the US). The album featured guest appearances by, Dr John, Leon Russell and Lowell George.

Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Band On The Run’ his third solo US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK. McCartney later stated that George Harrison unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song: “If we ever get out of here” when he said it during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.

David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies of this original cover made their way into circulation at the time of the album’s release.

Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. ‘I Will Always Love You’ later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

June 8, 1975

Elvis performed at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

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June 8, 1975. (2:30 pm) Jackson, MS. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 08 Jun 1975
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Jackson, MS.
State Fair Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Black Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Burning Love
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
Funny How Times Slip Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:
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During this concert, Elvis made a comment about needing a fly swatter. He’s handed one and waves it around swatting imaginary flies as the coliseum lit up with the flash bulbs of cameras.

Before his evening show in Jackson, MS on June 8, 1975

Date: 08 Jun 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jackson, MS.
State Fair Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
School Days
T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Why Me Lord
How Great Thou Art
Let Me Be There
American Trilogy
Little Darlin’
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 16 – May 30th – June 10th 1975
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Info June 8 1975 State Fair Coliseum Jackson MS (2:30 pm) 12000 Black Phoenix Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info June 8 1975 State Fair Coliseum Jackson MS (8:30 pm) 12000 Silver Phoenix Original belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

June 8, 1976

June 8, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1978

A Nevada jury ruled that the Howard Hughes “Mormon Will,” which bequeathed $156 million of the Hughes estate to Melvin Dummar, was a forgery.

1979

Paul McCartney released the ninth and final studio album by Wings, “Back to the Egg,” in the UK. It was issued in North America three days later.

The Who released the soundtrack album “The Kids Are Alright,” as a companion to the band’s documentary film of the same name.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1984

“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters. – The Movie includes a scene where a News Anchor asked the Ghostbusters how is Elvis doing.

Ghostbusters (1984) – IMDb

Top Secret is released with Val Kilmer debuting in a Presley Picture.

Top Secret! (1984) – IMDb

1985

Tears For Fears started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first US No.1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win the Ivor Novello International Hit of the Year award, claiming that the winner, ’19’ by Paul Hardcastle – was not an actual song, but only a “dialogue collage.”

1998

The surviving Beatles are seen together for the first time in nearly 30 years at a memorial service for Linda McCartney held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, England.

2000

Lisa Marie Presley and her children broke ground for the Presley Place in a special ceremony.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band’s seventh US No.1 album. The performances were from the band’s 1972 tour of the United States, recorded at the LA Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.

2006

Barbara Streisand announced her first full tour in ten years.

2008

Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was ‘Brown Sugar’ by The Rolling Stones, No.4 , ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks, No.3, ‘Crossroads’, by Cream, No.2 ‘Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix and No.1 ‘Johnny B Goode’, Chuck Berry.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2016

Janis Joplin‘s childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas was put up for sale. Although surrounding houses usually sold for between $70,000 and $80,000, the asking price for the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house was $500,000. “You’re obviously paying for the fame of the home,” said the listing realtor. 2017: A previous listing in June 2016 had a price of $500,000. It was reduced to $250,000 in November 2016, and now it’s down to $200,000. The house has been appraised at $52,500

Janis Joplin’s childhood home in Port Arthur up for sale at a reduced price

2018

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1541

Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was the first documented European to discover the Mississippi River. He called it Rio de Espiritu Santo.

May 8, 1886

Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia was the first establishment to offer pharmacist John Stith Pemberton’s recent invention, Coca-Cola. A non-alcoholic version of French Wine Coca, it was initially sold as a patent medicine. Pemberton claimed Coca-Cola cured many diseases, including morphine addiction, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, headache, and impotence.

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

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

It was Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day. World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. The surrender agreement had been signed the previous day by German envoys in a schoolhouse at Rheims, France.

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

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

June 3, 1951 to July 1, 1951

Elvis was employed as a machinist by “Precision Tool Co.”

April 17, 1952 to May 28, 1952

Elvis worked as an user at Loew’s State Theatre

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Britain’s BBC bans the song “Such a Night” by Johnnie Ray after listeners complain about its ‘suggestiveness’. Ray’s animated stage persona included pounding on his piano, writhing on the floor and even crying, which earned him the nicknames “Mr. Emotion”, “The Nabob of Sob”, and “The Prince of Wails”.
Elvis and Dixie attended the annual Memphis Cotton Carnival.

Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

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

May 8, 1955

Elvis outside Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory, Tampa, FL.

Elvis performed at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory , Tampa, Florida at 2.30 and 8.15 p.m. near the bottom of the bill for headliner Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Faron Young, The Wilburn Brothers, Mother Maybelle, The Carter Sisters, Jimmy Rogers Snow, The Davis Sisters and Onie Wheeler

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info May 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (2:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
Info May 8 1955 Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tampa FL (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

May 8, 1956

The cover of MAD magazine showed the fictional character Alfred E. Neuman for the first time.

At Universal Recording in Chicago, Pat Boone recorded “I Almost Lost My Mind.”

At Webster Hall in New York City, Perry Como recorded “More.”

Elvis went back to Memphis where he stopped by the newspaper office and announced: “Man, I really like Vegas. I’m going back there the first chance I get.”

For the first time Elvis had an extended stay at his new Audubon Drive home.

May 8, 1957

At the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, WJAS disc jockey Barry Kaye presented a concert featuring Ray Charles, George Hamilton IV, theMoonglows, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Johnnie & Joe, Bo Diddley, theCharms, and the G-Clefs.

Jailhouse Rock Pre-production: Elvis went to the MGM soundstage to record the vocals for Baby I Don’t Care. Afterwards there were some script rehearsals.

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

The Military Service Disruption

May 8, 1958

In Lima, Peru, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by protesters.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

May 8, 1959

In Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra and a children’s chorus recorded “High Hopes,” a song he introduced in the feature film, “A Hole in the Head.”

Military Service in Germany: Since Red West went home for a couple of days, Elvis tried to recruit Alan Fortas to replace Red West, but this failed. Alan was already warned by Red of the restrictiveness of life in Germany. Elvis then contacted Cliff Gleaves.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

May 8, 1960

The Browns performed “The Old Lamplighter” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Nina Simone, Bess Myerson, Wayne and Shuster, Ford and Hines, Gordon and Shiela MacRae, and Noonan and (Peter) Marshall also appeared on the program.

G.I. Blues Production

May 8, 1961

Darlene Love & the Blossoms—who were the premier vocal back-up singers for everyone from Elvis to Dionne Warwick—finally earned some attention with a single of their own when “Son-n-Law” charted, reaching #79 pop. It was their only Top 100 single and the answer record to Ernie K. Doe’s “Mother-n-Law.”

RCA released the single “I Feel So Bad/Wild in the Country”  “I Feel so Bad” peaked at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No.15 on Billboard’s Top 20 R&B Singles chart while  reaching No.4 on the UK singles chart, while “Wild in the Country” only manged 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 but made the top 10 in Flamish Belgium (Flanders) and Hong Kong

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Blue Hawaii Production

May 8, 1962

Beatles manager Brian Epstein had a chance meeting with engineer Ted Huntly at a London record store. After Epstein related his discouragement about the Decca label rejecting the band, Huntly suggested he send a demo recording of the Beatles to EMI and, in particular, to one of their producers, George Martin.

Girls! Girls! Girls! Production

May 8, 1963

Darlene Love made a rare TV appearance when she preformed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand singing her current hit, “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry.”

Seven months after its premiere in the UK, the first James Bond movie, “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, and Bernard Lee, was released in North America.

May 8, 1964

Little Richard performed on the British TV show, Ready, Steady, Go! along with Carl Perkins and the Swinging Blue Jeans.

The Beatles had held the No.1 position on the US singles chart for fourteen weeks with three No.1’s in succession. ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ for seven weeks, ‘She Loves You’ for two weeks and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, for five weeks.

May 8, 1965

Eight spots in the Billboard Top Ten were occupied by British acts, setting an all-time record: #1 – “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” by Herman’s Hermits, #3 – “Ticket to Ride” by The Beatles, #4 – “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders, #6 – “I Know a Place” by Petula Clark, #7 – “Silhouettes” by Herman’s Hermits, #8 – “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie And The Dreamers, #9 – “The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones and #10 – “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” by Sounds Orchestral.

The filming of the promotional film for Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues took place at the side of the Savoy Hotel in London. Actors in the background were Allen Ginsberg and Bob Neuwirth. The original clip was actually the opening segment of D. A. Pennebaker’s film, Don’t Look Back, a documentary on Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England. In the film, Dylan, who came up with the idea, holds up cue cards for the camera with selected words and phrases from the lyrics. The cue cards were written by Donovan, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Neuwirth and Dylan himself. While staring at the camera, he flipped the cards as the song played.

The Elvis Presley album “Girl Happy” hit #7 in the U.K.

Frankie and Johnny Pre-production

May 8, 1966

May 8, 1967

During filming of what became the documentary “Don’t Look Back,” Bob Dylan got the idea for one of the first music videos: a short film of his single “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” featuring him standing in an alley next to London’s Savoy Hotel flipping giant cue cards with the lyrics of the song on them.

Gerry and the Pacemakers announced they were disbanding, recognizing that they could “no longer keep pace with the rapidly changing UK rock scene.”

Elvis 22nd album was a soundtrack disc:”Girl Happy” hit #7 in the U.K. In the US, it peaked at number eight on the Top LP’s chart. It was certified Gold on July 15, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Co-starring in the movie was TV actress/singer Shelly Fabres – a duet and a song by her in the movie and on the soundtrack might have increased sales to her fan base. A missed opportunity, even when there were movie duets, the soundtrack would be Elvis alone.

This disc was the 6th in a row that was a soundtrack LP, with only the Elvis Golden Records 3 collection of singles.

Bill Haley & His Comets and released on Decca Records: “Yeah, She’s Evil!”Haley actually recorded his version six days after  just before Elvis’ recording of the same song under the  different name of  “Meanest Girl in town” – and released his single before Elvis’s soundtrack. Burring that original vs cover line rather a lot.

The soundtrack single, a dance tune “Do the Clam” was released approximately a month ahead of the album as a single, peaking at number 21 and is perhaps Elvis’ dirtiest ditty.

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May 8, 1968

May 8, 1969

John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr signed a business management contract with Allen Klein and his company ABKCO, but Paul McCartney refused to sign, continuing to let the Eastmans represent his interests.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

May 8, 1970

The Beatles  twelfth and final album, Let It Be was released, (it was recorded before the Abbey Road album, and was originally to be called ‘Get Back’). The album came in a deluxe-boxed edition with a ‘Get Back’ book.

May 8, 1971

May 8, 1972

Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall.

May 8, 1973

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 08 May 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateside, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

Lake Tahoe, May 4 – May 20, 1973 – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 2 – Lake Tahoe May 4th – May 20th 1973
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Info May 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info May 8 1973 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am)

May 8, 1974

May 8, 1975

May 8, 1976

BBC Radio 1 DJ Johnny Walker announced he was quitting the station after being told he must pretend to like The Bay City Rollers.

Olivia Newton-John made her New York City debut with a concert at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Supertramp‘s album, “Breakfast in America” turns Platinum as it continues its rise to #1 in the US. The group would enjoy three Top 15 singles: “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye Stranger” and “Take the Long Way Home”.

Willie Nelson visited Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review when it played Houston, Texas, and joined him on stage for a duet performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” The concert was a benefit for former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who had been wrongfully jailed for murder.

ABBA scored their third UK No.1 single with ‘Fernando’, the song went on to become ABBA’s biggest selling single, with sales over 10 million. And also on day Abba started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their ‘Greatest Hits’ album.

The Elvis Presley single “Hurt” hit #37 in the U.K.

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Tahoe Shows

Date: 08 May 1976
Time: 8pm
Venue: Stateline, NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Oh Happy Day
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Happy Birthday
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions/ Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) /
Whatd I Say( featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff ) / Love Letters Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) / School Day
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Hound Dog
Softly As I Leave You
Burning Love
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Night At The Sahara

Date: 08 May 1976
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
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Trying To Get To You
My Way
Band Intros: Early Morning Rain (featuring John Wilkinson ) / Whatd I Say (featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode (featuring James Burton ) / Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt ) /Bass Solo (featuring Jerry Scheff ) Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown ) Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs ) Love Letters School Day 
Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hurt
Fever
Softly As I Leave You
My Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Danny Boy [S. Nielson]
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 5 – Lake Tahoe April 30th – May 9th 1976
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Info May 8 1976 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt Yes Yes

May 8, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1982

Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK No.1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano).

1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1998

The three surviving Beatles and John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, won a legal battle to block the CD release of a Beatles recording made at the Star Club in Hamburg in 1962.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

Bruce Springsteen was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Devils and Dust’ his 13th No.1 studio album.

CBS aired the first part of the new four-hour mini-series “Elvis.” The second part aired on May 11. Jonathan Rhys Meyers played the part of Elvis – it was the first Elvis biography to use Elvis recordings.

 

2006

Apple Computers won a lengthy legal battle over the right to sell music via the Internet without violating the trademark of the Beatles’ record label Apple.

2008

Country Music Hall of Famer Eddy Arnold, died of natural causes, one week before his 90th birthday. Arnold had reached the Billboard Pop chart four times, including the 1965 #4 hit, “Make The World Go Away”,  What’s He Doing In My World, The Tip Of My Fingers, Misty Blue, Somebody Like Me, I Want To Go With You, Bouquet Of Roses, The Cattle Call, Trouble In Mind, Easy On The Eyes, There’s Been A Change In Me, I Wanna Play House With You, Just A Little Lovin’ Will Go A Long Way, Anytime) songwriter (You Don’t Know Me. Arnold had  been managed by Col Parker before Elvis.

Eddy Arnold – Elvis Information Network

Colonel of Lies – The Washington Post

Col Parker, Eddy Arnold, Elvis Presley and Steve Sholes at RCA.

2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

ELVIS AT STAX: DELUXE EDITION’ 3CD BOX SET TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 6TH!

2014

Chuck Berry was named as one of the 2014 Polar Music Prize laureates. A spokesperson from the award committee said: “In the course of three minutes he conjures up an image of the everyday life and dreams of a teenager, often with the focus on cars. Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was the first to drive up onto the highway and announce that we are born to run.”

Elvis Presley On Stage Tours Europe – Graceland

2016

Never judge a man…. (Elvis Presley 5/8/2016) | elvis presley expert blog

2017

2018

TV Series: Good Rocking Tonight

In the 1960s, Rick Huskey’s frat gave Elvis an award and made him a member as a means to meet him.

Rick Husky pins a TKE pledge pin on his newest fraternity brother Elvis Presley at Graceland.

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Huskey wrote the “Elvis Episode” for The Streets of San Francisco with the episode characters – the villians – named for various of Elvis’ Memphis Mafia in 1974.

 

After the 1980s, the public stopped being mad at Elvis and an attempt at a TV series was made – and Rick Huskey was the Showrunner Producer.

Priscilla Presley was involved and selected Micheal St Gerard, who to 2017, has played Elvis more than another other actor – Michael St. Gerard had played Presley twice before, in the 1989 films Great Balls of Fire! and Heart of Dixie; and once again after this series, in a 1993 episode of Quantum Leap. Additionally his character in John Water’s Hairspray is an Elvis archetype. St. Gerard quit acting in favour of a religious career.

St Gerard plays the Drafted Elvis telling Jerry Lee to just be King in a fantasy sequence.

Hairspray – about the integration of a regional dance show, St Gerard plays the Show’s Hunky Elvis clone.

HAIRSPRAY, Michael St. Gerard, Ricki Lake, Leslie Ann Powers, Clayton Prince, 1988, (c) New Line

 

Millie Perkins, who played Elvis’ love interest in Wild in the Country and won an Oscar for playing Anne Frank, hit the career plateau for women of Gladys Presley.

 

The Series filmed 13 episodes and only 11were broadcast. The Show popularity peaked during production and it is the only time a Presidential Motorcade route was changed to not interfere with filming. Oddly, poor ratings ended the show.

Each episode would have a childhood moment that became relevant to this week’s advancing from loading the electricians trucks and delivery work to dock loading to getting to become a guitar player worth a damn.

Then, let us see the pivotal moments of Elvis becoming the King – recreating the rock n roll spark of That’s All Right Mama, to the doomed romance of the girl who knew him before all the girls on the road.

The Caddie that Caught Fire, Bill and Scotty on the road

Hard to watch the American dream, knowing the nightmare it ended as.

Elvis the fictionalized version, veered into fiction – and the too santitized production and the lack of Elvis’ actual voice – combined with lead actor Micheal St. Gerard’s brown eyes; made it not work on tv for fans and the lack of sales of the first episode on VHS – made it seem like Elvis had peaked and that long tail marketing would be his last gasp.

Officially, the first 4 episodes were released on VHS, just as DVDs replaced that format.

but, this was the 1990s and most fans had VCRs and eventually, that format was digitized.

Cast

 

Episode Title Plot Air Date
1 Money, Honey Elvis records his first demo, My Happiness. His father injures his back, and forces Elvis to support the family. A year later, Sam Phillips calls to have Elvis come back into Sun Records, and work with some musicians, Scotty Moore and Bill Black. February 6, 1990
2 The Storm Elvis tries out a few songs at Sun Records, which leads to the recording of his first record, That’s All Right, Mama. The record is played on the air, and Elvis realizes his life is about to change. February 11, 1990
3 The Locket Elvis, Scotty, and Bill play their first gig. Elvis opens with a ballad, and then tears into Good Rockin’ Tonight, shaking his hips, driving the crowd wild. Elvis’ girlfriend, fearing all the attention he is getting, gives him a locket. February 18, 1990
4 Bel Air Breakdown Elvis, Scotty and Bill go out on the road for their first tour. On the way, they encounter many troubles as they tour the country as the first rock ‘n’ roll group. March 4, 1990
5 Hole in the Pocket Elvis gets his first royalty check and spends it on a pink Cadillac. March 11, 1990
6 Roots Elvis, Scotty, and Bill get a show in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elvis meets up with old friends, and, after his show at the local all-white high school, sits in at an all-black blues club. March 18, 1990
7-8 Grand Ole Opry/Sun Sessions Elvis and the boys get the offer to perform at the Grand Ole Opry where, after their heads swell a bit, they go over like a lead balloon. They go back to Memphis with their tails between their legs, and struggle to record their next record. May 5, 1990
9 Bodyguards Fans start reacting to Elvis, and it becomes more than he can handle. May 12, 1990
10 Let it Burn Elvis is on the road with his band. He cheats on his girlfriend, and she catches him at it. May 19, 1990
11 Four Mules Elvis, Scotty and Bill book themselves at the Louisiana Hayride, the major radio show that gave Elvis his start. The subplot revolves around all of the characters being as stubborn as mules, the fourth “mule” being Sam Phillips. Unaired
12 Old Man Scotty struggles as Elvis’ manager and guitar player, and, by the end of the episode, Bob Neal has become their manager, and Scotty can focus on the music. Unaired
13 Moody’s Blues Elvis (as a high school student), learns the blues from a Beale St. street musician. Unaired

 

Elvis: Good Rocking Tonight The Series (1990)

Episode 1: Money, Honey

 

Episode 2: The Storm

 

Episode 3: The Locket

Episode 4: Bel Air Breakdown

Episode 5: Hole in the Pocket

Episode 6: Roots

Episode 7: Grand Ole Opry

Episode 8: Sun Sessions

Episode 9: Bodyguards

Episode 10: Let it Burn

Episode 11: Four Mules

Episode 12: Old Man

Episode 13: Moody’s Blues 

Related and referenced sources:

Rick Husky and Elvis – Elvis Information Network

Rick Husky from the TKE fraternity came up with the idea of presenting Elvis with a ‘Man of the Year’ Award for his considerable contributions to charity.

 

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“The Streets of San Francisco” Target: Red (TV Episode 1974) – IMDb

Rating: 7.7/10 – ‎29 votes

Action · Stone and Keller have less than 48 hours to prevent a politically motivated assassination by a mentally unstable, but very accurate, marksman.

 

 Elvis Presley ‘Stars’ in the ‘Streets of San Francisco’ : Elvis Articles …

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Rick Husky – IMDb

Rick Husky, Writer: S.W.A.T.. … to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Rick Husky » …. 1990 Elvis (TV Series) (written by – 2 episodes).

 

Elvis – the 1990 TV series – Elvis Information Network

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Review: Elvis : Good Rockin’ Tonight mini-series (From 1990) DVD …

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Elvis (TV Series 1990– ) – IMDb

Rating: 7.5/10 – ‎144 votes

Biography · Record and early account of the life of Elvis Presley.

Elvis (1990 TV series) – Wikipedia

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Quantum Leap – Season 5, Episode 21: Memphis Melody – TV.com

Rating: 8.4/10 – ‎44 votes

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Daily Elvis: February 12

Give us this day, February 12, our daily Elvis

February 12, 1909

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” The date was chosen to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who emancipated enslaved African Americans.

1924

Bandleader Paul Whiteman presented his unique symphonic jazz at the Aeolian Hall in New York City. The concert featured the first public performance of George Gershwin‘s “Rhapsody In Blue.”

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

, 1938

Vernon Presley  in 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

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)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

February 12, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

Fats Domino charted with “Thinking of You,” eventually reaching #14 R&B; his 13th single and first to fail to Top 10.   To make up for it, Domino went on another streak of fourteen straight Top 10 R&B hits starting with “Don’t  You Know” and ending with “Blue Monday,” which gave him twenty-five of his first twenty-six singles in the Top 10.
Elvis performed at the Legion Hut, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info February 12 1955 Legion Hut Carlsbad NM (9:00 PM) Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded “I Put a Spell On You.”
Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Memories Are Made Of This’.

Elvis and fans at Norfolk Auditorium Photo © Raymond H. Pulley UNC-CH Southern Folklife Collection
Elvis and his band left New York on a 7.30 a.m. flight to Norfolk, Virginia, where they performed at the Municipal Auditorium at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m.


DJ, Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at Norfolk Auditorium – Feb 12, 1956
Photo © Raymond H. Pulley courtesy UNC-CH Southern Folklife Collection

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (2:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (5:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes
Info February 12 1956 Municipal Auditorium Norfolk VA (8:00 PM) 3300 East Coast Tour Yes

Elvis Presley – Interviews 1950s

February 12, 1957

The Crickets released the single “Maybe Baby.”

Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” hit number one on the Billboard Pop chart. It the first of four number one songs for Elvis in 1957.

Loving You  

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive until  March 1957.

February 12, 1958

Patti Page’s guests on CBS-TV’s “The Big Record” wereFrankie Avalon, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters, the Diamonds, Alan Dale, Harry Richman and Les Brown and his Orchestra.

“Jailhouse Rock” is #1 in the UK, while “Don’t” is #1 in the USA

King Creole 

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

February 12, 1959

Military Service in Germany

Janie Wilbanks, the girl that Elvis met at the Memphis train station when the troop train passed through, had come to Germany, to visit her uncle, and stayed with Elvis for nearly a week – Feb 8 to?

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

February 12, 1960

At the New York’s Apollo Theater, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Chuck Berry, Baby Washington, and the Mello-Kings performed. The Mello-Kings were white, but they were being booked at black venues because their recordings, like the rock ‘n’ roll standard “Tonite, Tonite,” sounded like the work of a black group.

Pat Boone’s “Pat’s Great Hits” album was certified Gold.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

February 12, 1961

The Miracles’ ‘Shop Around’ became Motown Record’s first million-selling single. It was also the label’s first No.1 hit on Billboard’s R&B singles chart. In the following ten years, The Miracles would have six more million sellers.

Wild in the Country – ending re-shoot

February 12, 1962

February 12, 1963

At the Capitol Tower studios in Hollywood, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos recorded “Act Naturally.” The most well-known other version is from the Beatles in 1965. Featuring Ringo Starr taking the lead vocal, it became a featured performance number of his in concert, both with the Beatles and later with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.

February 12, 1964

The Beatles returned to New York City by train from Washington, D.C. for two performances at Carnegie Hall. There was such a demand for tickets that some extra seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Tickets ranged from $1.65 to $5.50.

February 12, 1965

February 12, 1966

Stevie Wonder reached #1 for five weeks and #3 pop with “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” and #14 in his British chart debut where he would become one of the most popular American artists of all time, charting fifty-four times through 1991.

Spinout 

February 12, 1967

February 12, 1968

February 12, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

February 12, 1970

John Lennon performed ‘Instant Karma!’ on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops, becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966. Lennon wrote, recorded, and mixed his new single, all in one day. It ranks as one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history. Lennon later stated, “I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we’re putting it out for dinner.”

Despite flu and a fever, Elvis continued to perform all his shows – Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the International
Date: 12 Feb 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 Feb 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 0
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 2 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1971
Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the International
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 Feb 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
ngagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 4 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1972
Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 12 Feb 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Date: 12 Feb 1972
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 6 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info February 12 1972 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200
February 12, 1973
 Dinner and Midnight in Vegas at the Hilton Hotel
Date: 12 Feb 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Amen
Love Me Tender
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
Ill Remember You
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
Recordings:
Date: 12 Feb 1973
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Fever
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny B. Goode
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

Elvis Presley – A Vegas Fling With The King: From The Booth Tapes …

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 8 – Las Vegas January 26th – February 23rd 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Yes
Info February 12 1973 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes
February 12, 1974
February 12, 1975
The night prime-time special entitled “Cher” aired with guests Elton John, Flip Wilson and Bette Midler.
Elvis in hospital from January 29 to February 14, 1975
Linda Thompson outside Baptist Memorial Hospital
Image result for Elvis Presley february 12, 1972
 February 12, 1976
Actor Sal Mineo was stabbed to death at the age of 37 during an apparent robbery. Three years later, pizza deliveryman Lionel Ray Williams was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 57 years in prison for killing Mineo and for committing 10 other robberies in the same area.   (Rebel Without a Cause, Giant, Exodus, Escape from The Planet of the Apes)/singer (Start Movin’-In My Direction)
Elvis performed at the Sportatorium, Hollywood, Florida. Elvis insisted that Ginger accompanied him on this first tour of the year.

 

Photos from this concert are usually used to negatively show Elvis in tabloids and lurid books.
The highlights of the show for the most part remained the great dramatic displays, Unchained Melody, Hurt and How Great Thou Art.
This was David Briggs’ last tour, who didn’t know how much Elvis knew about his relationship with Linda, but he found out when Elvis pulled the plug on his electronic keyboard toward the end of the tour.

Romances: Ginger Alden

Date: 12 Feb 1977
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Hollywood. FL. Sportatorium
Tickets: 15,500
Costume: Indian feather (white) Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
My Boy (short)
My Way
Little Sister
Help Me
Polk Salad Annie
[Band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hurt
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Wooden Heart (short)
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Unchained In Hollywood
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 28 – February 12th – February 21st 1977
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info February 12 1977 Sportatorium Hollywood FL (8:30 pm) 15500 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

Olivia Newton-John’s single “A Little More Love” was certified Gold.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1986

The Judds album “Rockin’ With The Rhythm” was certified Gold.

1997

U2 held a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour. The tour was set to start in Las Vegas on April 25th of this year.

2000

Known for his hit, “I Put a Spell On You,”Screamin” Jay Hawkins, died at 70 in Paris, France.   A Golden Gloves boxing champion at 16, he was married nine times, spent two years in jail, was temporary blinded by one of his flaming props on stage in 1976. He recorded ‘I Put A Spell On You’ in 1956, covered by The Animals and Nina Simone.

2001

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Napster to stop its users from trading copyrighted material without charge.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

The remake of the song “We Are The World” was premiered at the opening of the Winter Olympics.

2014

It was reported that Rock music overtook pop in UK album sales during 2013, winning a bigger share of the market for the first time in five years. Rod Stewart’s ‘Time’ was the best-selling album to be classified as rock by the Official Charts Company, followed by Arctic Monkeys and Bastille. In total rock accounted for 33.8% of album sales, compared with 31% for pop, said industry body the BPI. However, pop records still held the lead in single sales.

2016

Sal Mineo, Murdered Forty Years Ago Today, Was Also Victim Of

Sal Mineo meets Elvis on the set of Loving You

The Myths Behind Actor Sal Mineo’s Murder Are Adressed 40 Years …

U2 annoys their fans with an Elvis impersonator.

2017
Adele was the biggest winner at The 59th Annual Grammy Awards with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for ‘Hello’. Adele also became the first artist in history to win all three general field awards in the same ceremony twice, previously winning all three categories in 2012. David Bowie won Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song and Best Recording Package for Blackstar.
 2018
 Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada skated to an Elvis Presley medley, including “Rip It Up” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

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Reference Sites:

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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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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

Elvis History Blog

 

 

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