October 1 – Today in Elvis History

October 1, 1954

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex.

October 1, 1955

Elvis performed on the Louisiana Hayride Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport

October 1, 1956

After test audiences have a negative reaction to Elvis dying at the end of the film Love Me Tender, The King is called back to re-shoot the scene. In the new ending, he’s a singing ghost of an extra verse of Love Me Tender on the Fox sound stage for use over the final credits of the movie. The backing vocals and strings were subsequently overdubbed.

October 1, 1957

Elvis appeared, not singing, on a WMCT radio and TV fund raising event in Memphis, where he told the audience that the shooting of his next movie would begin on October 30.

Elvis Presley didn´t answer the big one last night on the United Fund telecast.

Mrs. Eugart Yerian asked, ‘Is Anita still No. 1?’ Elvis didn’t answer.

Mrs: Yerian said, ‘Guess that’s a private matter’.

She and her husband, director of Memphis Little Theater, both doing the interviewing for the SUN program that included Marguerite Piazza, Cary Middlecoff and Hillman Robbins Jr., went on to other questions.

Elvis said he starts his next picture Oct. 30.

October 1, 1958

Elvis and his battalion, Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armored Division;took a troop train from Bremerhaven to Friedberg, arriving at 7.30 p.m.

October 1, 1967

Elvis went to Nashville again, to Studio B, to record 3 songs for his soundtrack of his next film, Stay Away Joe. Elvis was not involved in the song selection and was so discouraged by the lack of quality of the movie material that he made Felton Jarvis swear that he would never release one of its songs on record: “Dominic” – which RCA did, and BMG/Sony, and the movies themselves as well.

October 1, 1971

Elvis in Palm Springs

October 1, 1974

October 1, 1974: Elvis performed at 8:30p.m. to a crowd of 12,301 at the University of Notre Dame’s Athletic and Convention Center in South Bend, Indiana. Elvis wore the Chinese Dragon Jumpsuit.

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