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1 Jul THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY



1 Jul THIS DAY IN ELVIS HISTORY

July 01, 1953
Elvis went to the Tennessee Employment Security office once again, trying to get himself a job.
July 01, 1955
Elvis performed at the Plaquemine Casino Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
July 01, 1956
Elvis performed at the Steve Allen Show, Hudson Theater, New York City at 8.00 p.m.He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.
July 01, 1961
Elvis was late to Red West' wedding.
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The Elvis single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S.
July 01, 1962
After checking out of the Sahara Elvis and Priscilla returned to Los Angeles, where Priscilla took a flight back to Germany, while Elvis drove home to Memphis.
July 01, 1966
Elvis began a week of rehearsals for Double Trouble at MGM.
July 01, 1967
Elvis and Vernon traveled to Las Vegas to see Ann-Margret's show.
July 01, 1968
Elvis spent a week resting in Palm Springs.
July 01, 1969 Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records.
July 01,1972
Elvis's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K.
July 01, 1973
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref:On Tour number 10 - June 20th - July 3rd 1973
Date:July 1 1973
Venue:Municipal Auditorium
Location:Nashville TN
Showtime:(3:00 pm)
Crowd:9202
REVIEWS:
Article *:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:Blue Rainfall suit
Belt:Original belt
Cape:Blue cape
GROUP ATTIRE:






Musicians: Light Blue Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
- segued medley with -
Mama Dont Dance
- segued medley with -
Shake Rattle And Roll
- segued medley with -
Jailhouse Rock
- segued medley with -
Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Im Leavin
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
Faded Love
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk Of Love
Love Me Tender
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDS FROM CONCERT:
Import CD






PICTURES FROM CONCERT:
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Date:01 Jul 1973
Time:8.30pm
Venue:Nashville, TN.
Municipal Auditorium
Tickets:10,000
Costume:White Nashville suit
Track list:

Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Steamroller Blues
You Gave Me A Mountain
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ Mama Don't Dancece/Flip, Flop And Fly/Shake Rattle & Roll/Jailhouse Rock
I'm Leaving
How Great Thou Art
Hound Dog
Fever
Something
Faded Love
What Now My Love
Suspicious Minds
I'll Remember You
I Can't Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O' Love
Love Me Tender
Can't Help Falling In Love

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Concerts Reviewed 1973




Nashville - July 1, 1973 Afternoon Show by Evan

Elvis opened his Nashville concert with his standard opener SEE SEE RIDER. From the very first words you can tell Elvis up. He delivers a very energetic performance that sweeps the audience up with the atmosphere of the concert. During the last quarter of this song when Elvis sings quietly, "I said See, see see rider" he really works the crowd with plenty of foot slides complemented by Ronnie's drumbeats.

"Thank you. Welll, well well well welllll. Well Well" is all Elvis says causing this Nashville audience to scream and chant his name.

I GOT A WOMAN/AMEN has a very involved Elvis playing with words like"Never grumbles or fussss - ez"! This version is very similar to the early 1972 performances. Amen is till performed at this stage with just one verse.

"Take it down, JD" Elvis commands JD Sumner for the dive bomb. "No good" and another verse of Amen is sung giving JD another opportunity to do his act. Elvis sings a bluesy "Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhh" at the end of it. "Thank you. Thank you very much. It's a pleasure to be here in Nashville, Ladies & Gentlemen. I've never played this town. I've worked here but never played here. We hope you have a good time!"

Elvis launches into an appropriate HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT. He plays with the words, "Come and lay down by my side". The Nashville fans are lapping up this country classic, and for that Elvis sings a longer version than usual which equates to the length of the studio version. A very good performance indeed.

Out of the screams and applause sneaks STEAMROLLER BLUES. I am not sure what Elvis was doing during the introduction, but the throngs of women are screaming their brains out! The trumpets sound terrific, and Elvis screams, "Yeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh, play the blues" to James Burton. The second half of this song is a screaming work of showmanship as Elvis shows off his vocal abilities.

"Thank you very much". Elvis lets the applause fall to a minimum before starting YOU GAVE ME A MOUNTAIN. The flute during "..it's been one hill after another, but I've climbed them all one by one" is very up front and sounds really nice. Again, it is very evident during "..she took my reason for living" This version easily outclasses the January 14, 1973 version, and the audience lets Elvis know.

"Thank you. I'd like to do a medley of my records for you. You know, I'll just make the rounds". Elvis plays with the word "treat" in a deep bass voice before singing a pretty good version of LOVE ME. Again, the screams from the women compete with Elvis' singing.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES gets the crowd up and rockin'. For a change Elvis seems to really enjoy this song. The end part where he and Charlie sing, "Blue blue, blue suede shoes" excites the crowd.

Next is a very early version of The Rock Medley which includes LONG TALL SALLY/WHOLE LOTTA SHAKING GOING ON/MAMA DON'T DON'T/SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL/JAILHOUSE ROCK/WHOLE LOTTA SHAKING GOING ON.

"Thank you. I'd like to do a song which we did a couple of years ago called I'M LEAVING". One of my favorite Presley songs, it amazes me that despite Elvis' great live versions of this song that it rarely made it to his song list. Perhaps this explains the continuity in its fine deliveries at each of its performances.

"Thank you very much. I'd like to do a gospel song that features the Stamps Quartet". And of course it is HOW GREAT THOU ART. By this stage of the concert Elvis is completely enrapt in the music. Ronnie provides some great sound effects with rolls of thunder.

"Thank you".The next song is HOUND DOG. This is sung in a low key but at a rather fast pace for two verses before Elvis changes speed and direction which rocks the house. Nashville scream in appreciation.

FEVER causes another change in the direction and speed of the concert. The auditorium is filled with single screams and whistles as Lamar showers Elvis in red light. There are plenty of bumps and grinds from Elvis which brings about more screams and yells.Elvis does not mess with the lurics of Fever this time!

"Something" Elvis says to his band before starting this George Harrison classic. A song I always felt suited Elvis in the same way that And I Love You So did, he puts on a lovely performance. This song made a few more outings after this, including another lovely performance in Asheville in July 1975.

"Thank you. Faded Lovvvvve!" Elvis says enthusiastically as Glen D Hardin gives FADED LOVE the same introduction as heard on the August 16, 1974 rehearsal, but here Elvis does not get mixed up with Lawdy Miss Clawdy! "Lay it on me, James" Elvis says before the instrumental. The orchestral arrangement is somewhat different to the overdubs used on the master of this song. It's a shame Elvis didn't sing this song more in concert. Perhaps he should have played Nashville more often!

WHAT NOW MY LOVE has some extraordinary screams from the girls down front of the stage, however Elvis maintains his concentration and delivers a very powerful performance. "Only my last goodbye" is the best sung ending I've heard Elvis sing on this song.

"Thank you. You're a very good audience". SUSPICIOUS MINDS gives this already over energetic audience another adrenaline shot. "Oh, dry the tears from your eyes" gives the girls another opportunity to scream as Elvis serenades them whilst kneeling on his left knee. Elvis teases the audience on four different occasions during Suspicious Minds by slowing the band, speeding them up, slowing them down, and again speeding them up.

"Thank you. I'd like to introduce you to the members of my group. On my left is Mr JD Sumner and the Stamps Quartet. They're from Nashville. Big deal! Hahaha." The only other difference to these introductions is the mention of Emory Gordy on bass guitar.

"I'd like to introduce my sound engineer Mr Bill Porter. He's from Nashville. Bill. Good job. Arrh, there's a couple of people I'd like to say hello to. Felton Jarvis my other sound man". Unfortunately at this point Elvis becomes somewhat inaudible. He tends to slur his words but he clearly mentions the surname Atkins, then mentions Scotty Moore and The Jordinaires.

"Elvis!" a girl screams.

"Yeah? We did a TV show from Hawaii called "Elvis A -a-aha-ha-haw, whatever. There was a song we did I'd like to do." I'LL REMEMBER YOU is sung with much feeling. The arrangement is a little different to usual. "I'll return to stay until thennnnn - I aint getting' enough" Elvis says causing the crowd to chuckle. What a fine performance this is. "Thank you very much. You know what I can't do?"

I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU whips up the enthusiasm of this country audience. Elvis really rocks in this song, much like the 1970 versions, and has fun with the lyrics. "In dreams of yester, yesterrrrr, yesterdayyyyyyyy". Up next is AMERICAN TRILOGY - another befitting song for this audience that brings screams and applause of nostalgia and patriotism. Elvis sings the line ".and take my stand" with the Stamps. Elvis is now riding the crest of this wave of emotion. His vocals sound brilliant as he runs them up and down the musical scale. "So husssshhhhhhh, little baby" has little effect on the girls' screams, and more is heard during the flute instrumental as Elvis bows his head in the fading spotlight. If ever there was a song presented in a show for the purposes of warming to an audience, it's this one. It was an audience favorite.

Suddenly Glen D pumps out the introduction to a very fast BIG HUNK OF LOVE. This is an ultra fast version, and really rocks. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard such a fast version! And it sounds good.

"Thank you very much. I'd like to turn the house lights up and take a look at you. Hey, nice to see ya. What do you want to hear?"

LOVE ME TENDER is requested, and Elvis responds with a version that is drowned out by the screams of his fans. It sounds very similar to those versions of Hound Dog from 1956 when all you can hear is a little bit of Elvis and a whole lot of his fans! One gets the feeling the audience sense the closing of this concert.

"Thank you. A song from Blue Hawaii I'd like to sing for you". CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE, Elvis standard closing song, is, in most parts, drowned out by the screams of the audience like the previous song. I thought Elvis should have given a little goodbye speech at the conclusion of this concert considering the great rapport he held with this afternoon's audience, but with or without it, makes very little difference on yet another great Elvis Presley concert.

This concert is well sung throughout. Elvis choice of songs for this country orientated audience like Help Me Make It Through the Night, I'm Leaving, I Can't Stop Loving You, Faded Love, and the Rock Medley is spot on. The atmosphere and electricity that is created spills into the listeners ears on this audience recording which I will give a seven out of ten for sound quality. The addition of Shake Rattle & Roll and the deletion of Hound Dog from the Rock Medley proves to be a good choice.

It amazes me to think that just less than three weeks later Elvis would be in Stax Studios cutting tracks with so little enthusiasm from himself, or from his publishing houses. At least in public he could be happy and sing the songs that he liked

July 01, 1974
Elvis performed at the Auditorium Arena, Omaha.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref:On Tour number 13 - June 15th - July 2nd 1974
Date:July 1 1974
Venue:Omaha Civic Auditorium
Location:Omaha NE
Showtime:(8:30 pm)
Crowd:10440
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release:Time Warp
Length:47 mins
Quality:
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:American Eagle suit
Belt:Original belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:

Joe Guercio orchestra: White Trousers and Shirt with Black Waistcoat
Kathy Westmoreland: White Suit
The Sweet Inspirations: White Suit
Voice: White Trousers with Blue/White Shirt
JD Sumner and The Stamps Quartet: White Suit
Musicians: Light Blue Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me
Amen
( above song is just one verse )
Tryin To Get To You
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Fever
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me Lord ?
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Suspicious Minds
Band Introductions
I Cant Stop Loving You
You Dont Have To Say You Love Me
Help Me
An American Trilogy
( above song is just an excerpt )
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Big Boss Man
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

CDRS FROM CONCERT:






PICTURES FROM CONCERT:







July 01, 1976
Elvis performed at the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana.
CONCERT DETAILS:
Tour Ref:On Tour number 22 - June 25th - July 5th 1976
Date:July 1 1976
Venue:Hirsch Coliseum
Location:Shreveport LA
Showtime:(8:30 pm)
Crowd:11000
REVIEWS:
Article *:
VIDEO INFORMATION:
Release:The Complete 1976 Films disc 2
Length:aprox 1 min
ELVIS ATTIRE:
Suit:White Prehistoric Bird suit
Belt:Inca Gold Leaf suit belt
Cape:
GROUP ATTIRE:






Musicians: White Suit
TICKET STUBS:

SONGS - TRACKLISTINGS:
2001 Theme
See See Rider
I Got A Woman
- segued medley with -
Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
- segued medley with -
Dont Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Fever
America The Beautiful
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
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
Hurt
( followed by a reprise of above song )
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Happy Birthday
To Bridget
Its Now Or Never
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp
CDRS FROM CONCERT:







PICTURES FROM CONCERT:

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Elvis Proves He's Still "The King" in Shreveport.
by Mark Melson
The Shreveport Times
July 2, 1976


The singer they call "The King" returned to Hirsch Coliseum Thursday night and if the enthusiastic audience response is any indication, he is in no danger of being deposed.

For the second time in 13 months, Elvis Presley brought his act to Shreveport, and he proved he is still one of this region's great favorites. The coliseum was crammed with people - 10,000 of them - and most seemed to be loving every minute.

Had it been a political convention instead of a concert, there's no doubt that Presley would have been elected on the first ballot. And woe to those who might support another candidate.

If there didn't seem to be quite as much excitement as there was at last year's concert, it was probably because a much shorter time span has elapsed since the singer's last Shreveport appearance. But there still plenty of hoopla - the screams, the cheers, the fans rushing to the stage, the exploding flash cubes were all there.

The show was similar to last year's in many respects. The first half was taken up by a gospel quartet, a comedian (was the name Jack Kilhane? I couldn't hear when he was announced) a three voice soul trio called "Sweet Inspiration".

After a brief intermission, the familiar opening theme to Richard Strauss "Also Sprach Zarathustra" sounded and bounded on stage in a white suit loaded with sequins.

Everything you've heard about Presley's bulk is true - he seems even heavier than he was here last year. The weight, I think, is beginning to cramp his stage style - the gyrations look kind of strange now.

But the unique Presley voice seems to be holding up quite well. Though an early deadline forced me to leave the concert not too long after he got under way. It was obvious that the warmth of the crowd was inspiring him.

The singer was also helped by his first rate musicians backing him , who were headed by Shreveport guitarist James Burton.

And there's still a twinkle in the Presley eye. Responding to a question from a lady near the front, the singer smirked and replied "ask and ye shall receive."

He also handed out scarf after scarf to an endless scream of stageside females and graciously accepted a huge rag doll a fan handed him.

Though I wasn't around to see the concert's conclusion. I'm sure the fans went home happy.


Courtesy of Geoffrey McDonnel




July 01, 1977
Most of this month Elvis would spend upstairs at Graceland.
July 01, 2003
The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.
July 01, 2004
The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.
July 01, 2004
The Elvis album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released.
July 01, 2005
Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.



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