April 18, 1954: The Presley family had invited Dixie Locke, Elvis’ girlfriend at the time, over for Easter dinner.
April 10, 1955: Elvis was in
the middle of a busy concert schedule. The day before he performed live at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport. Three days later he performed in Breckenridge, Texas. Elvis were probably at home to celebrate Easter Sunday.
1, 1956: On this day Elvis left for San Diego to prepare for his appearance on the Milton Berle Show that would take place only two days later. The day before Elvis had performed live at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport.
April 21, 1957: On Easter Sunday Elvis and Yvonne Lime went to church for the first time in a long time. After the service Elvis told the Reverend: «I am the most miserable young man you have ever seen. I have got more money
than I can ever spend. I have thousands of fans out there, and I have a lot of people who call themselves my friends, but I am miserable».
April 6, 1958: Elvis was serving at Fort Hood in Killeen,
Texas at the time. We don’t know exactly how he spent his Easter Sunday.
March 29, 1959: Elvis was serving abroad in Germany at the time. We don’t know exactly how he spent his Easter Sunday.
April 17, 1960: Elvis and Anita Wood attended an Easter service at the First Assembly of God Church, but were forced to leave when their presence caused a disruption.
2, 1961: Elvis was filming Blue Hawaii on location in Hawaii during Easter this year. At the same time, while Elvis was away, an extensive renovation inside Graceland took place.
April 22, 1962:
Elvis was filming Girls! Girls! Girls! on location in Hawaii during Easter this year.
April 14, 1963: Elvis probably spent Easter at Graceland together with Priscilla. Priscilla had moved
permanently to Memphis just one and a half month earlier.
March 29, 1964: Elvis was filming Roustabout in California during Easter this year.
1965: Elvis was still on the film-set of Harum Scarum in California. His work with the movie ended the next day. RCA released a special Easter-single this year; “Crying In The Chapel”. The five year old recording of this gospel
song hit #3 on the Billboard chart, and #1 on the UK singles chart.
April 10, 1966: Elvis had completed his work with the movie Spinout just two days earlier. We don’t know exactly how he
spent his Easter Sunday.
March 26, 1967: Elvis was filming Clambake in California during Easter this year. His 23rd movie Easy Come, Easy Go had opened nationwide just before
Easter. Elvis was very busy with his new Circle G ranch during this period. One month later on May 1st he and Priscilla got married in Las Vegas.
April 14, 1968: Elvis and Priscilla spent Easter
in Palm Springs at their new rental house on Camino Del Norte.
April 6, 1969: Elvis was spending Easter at Graceland preparing the songs for his upcoming comeback season at the International Hotel in Las
March 29, 1970: Elvis spent Easter time traveling back and forth between Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Las Vegas, never staying at each location more than a couple of days. Elvis and Priscilla bought
a house at 845 Chino Canyon in Palm Springs just a few days later.
April 11, 1971: Elvis, Priscilla and friends spent the Easter in Palm Springs. Priscilla and Joanie Esposito organized an Easter egg hunt
April 2, 1972: We are uncertain how Elvis celebrated Easter this year. The 30th and 31st of March, MGM filmed a studio session in Hollywood for the planned documentary Elvis
On Tour. Three days later Elvis opened his April tour in Buffalo, New York. Portions of this tour were also filmed by MGM to be included in the movie Elvis On Tour.
April 22, 1973: Elvis performed
at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. After the show he returned to his house in Los Angeles.
April 14, 1974: Elvis stayed home at Graceland during Easter, attending the movie theatre almost
March 30, 1975: Elvis performed at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas during Easter. This season opened on March 18th and lasted to April 1st.
18, 1976: Elvis stayed home at Graceland during Easter. Three days later he opened a week-long tour in Kansas City, Missouri.
April 10, 1977: Even this Easter Elvis stayed home at Graceland. He
had been hospitalized between April 1st and April 5th, and was recuperating after what reportedly were some breathing difficulties. Just 3 months later Elvis died in his bathroom at Graceland.