Daily Elvis: October 20

Give Us This October 20, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

October 20, 1938

Vernon in prison

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

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 20 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

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

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

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

October 20, 1948

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

At the Atlantic Studios in New York City, LaVern Baker recorded “Tweedle Dee.”

There was a note in the Press – Scimitar, stating that Elvis was on the Louisiana Hayride, although Elvis’ contract with the Hayride had not been finalized yet.
Harry Belafonte records a traditional Jamaican Folk tune called “The Banana Boat Song” (“Day-O”). It reached #5 in the US in early 1957 and later became Belafonte’s signature song.
Gladys and Vernon Presley signed a telegram provided by Tom Diskin granting Colonel Parker “sole and exclusive” representation of their son.
Brooklyn High School in suburban Cleveland, Ohio hosted a 1:30 p.m. rock ‘n’ roll concert that featured Bill Haley And His Comets, Pat Boone, LaVern Baker, Roy Hamilton, Johnnie Ray, the Four Lads and up-and-coming artist Elvis Presley. The concert was filmed for a documentary about Cleveland radio legend Bill Randle, “The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey.” But the film, which includes the first known footage of Elvis performing, has never been released.
At 8 p.m., the same artists performed at St. Michaels Hall in Cleveland. Randle later recalled that the climax of that show was when Elvis broke the strings on his guitar and then smashed the guitar on the floor. “It was mass hysteria. We needed police to get him out of the hall.”
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While Elvis did two shows on this day: First he appeared at the Brooklyn High School Auditorium, Cleveland at 1.30 p.m. This show was put together by Bill Randle, the DJ from of Cleveland. While a TV Cleveland broadcast may have occurred of “The Pied Piper of Cleveland aka Day in the Life of a Disc Jockey” – the footage is deemed lost to a private collector.

visit Scotty Moore’s site for details: 

Brooklyn, OH  Brooklyn School Auditorium (day)


Cleveland, OH  St. Michaels’s Hall (eve)


1950s radio personality Bill Randle was in competition with other radio personalities like Alan Freed. (the DJ era ended with the payola scandal – Enter: Program Directors, Music Playlist Services, the end of local talent in regions to national to international monoculture)

Randle introduces Elvis on the Dorsey Brothers and compares Elvis to Johnny Ray (rockers vs crooners – gimme a break pfft eh), but he mentions that the first time HE met Elvis was making a movie short – a Day in the Life of a Disc Jockey aka The Pied Piper of Cleveland.

So. There are 2 potential sources to see Elvis Presley pwn Pat Boone’s stage – with Boone on the national  charts and Elvis only in the regional ones. In professional film stock – probably 16mm not 35.

  1. Bill Randle (estate) or someone else in the production of the short.
  2. Cleveland TV – it was apparently broadcast – which means, there might be the 1 inch tape run during controversial broadcast in cast of regulatory complaints – and either recorded over or archived.

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Cleveland, Ohio : October 20, 1955 – Elvis Australia

Bill Haley backstage with Elvis October 20, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 20 1955 Brooklyn High School Auditorium Cleveland OH (1:30 PM)
Info October 20 1955 St Michaels Hall Cleveland OH (8:00 PM)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 20, 1956
Elvis Presley’s single “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine” hit #74 in the U.S.
October 20, 1957
Scotty Moore and Bill Black completed a gig October 5-20 Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX without Elvis

The Military Service Disruption

October 20, 1958
Ivory Joe Hunter charted with “Yes, I Want You,” his twenty-first and final R&B hit, reaching #3.
Military Service in Germany, residing at Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Elvis’ unit on manoeuvres called Big Lift at the military training area in Wildflecken near the Swiss border.

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 20, 1960
Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with ‘Only The Lonely’ and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley so Orbison decided to record the song himself.
October 20, 1961
LaVern Baker, Johnnie & Joe, the Halos, Little Caesar & the Romans, the Mar-keys, the Starlets, and Wade Flemons performed at the Regal Theater in Chicago.
RCA released Elvis 14th LP: Blue Hawaii in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2426.
In the United States, the album spent 20 weeks at the number one slot and 39 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboards Top Pop LPs chart. It was certified Gold on December 21, 1961, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on July 30, 2002 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
On the US Top Pop Albums chart Blue Hawaii is second only to the soundtrack of West Side Story as the most successful album of the 1960s. Elvis Presley turned down West Side Story.
October 20, 1962
“The Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett, reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. This novelty song, which was recorded in less than two hours, has now become an annual favorite.
October 20, 1963
October 20, 1964
One hundred-fifty concertgoers were arrested at the Olympia Theatre after a riot broke out during the Rolling Stones’ first performance in Paris.
 Roustabout is the twenty-first album by Elvis Presley, released on RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 2999, and is the last Presley LP that would have a mono version. It was certified Gold on May 20, 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album would be Presley’s final soundtrack to reach number one and his last number one album until 1973’s Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite.
October 20, 1965
October 20, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
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October 20, 1967
Stay Away, Joe  Production
Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.
October 20, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

At the Schwartz and Ableser Jewelry Elvis signed for 2 diamond rings and 10 more TCB pendants.
October 20, 1971
Elvis Presley released the album, “Elvis Sings The Wonderful World Of Christmas.”
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Elvis sings The Wonderful World of Christmas – Wikipedia

October 20, 1972

October 20, 1973

October 20, 1974

October 20, 1975

Led Zeppelin‘s film, The Song Remains the Same, a mixture of concert footage and fantasy sequences, premieres in London.
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Elvis performed at the Notre Dame University Athletic and Convention Center, South Bed, Indiana.
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After his concert at Notre Dame University in South Bend, IN

Date: 20 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: South Bend, IN.
Notre Dame University
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Flame (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
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Steamroller Blues
Introductions/Early Morning Rain/What’d I Say/Johnny B.Goode/Love Letters/School Days
Hurt (reprise)
Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 20 1976 Notre Dame Athletic Center South Bend IN (8:30 pm) 12000 Colorful Flame Original belt Blue Suit Yes Yes
Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve’s sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously injured but survived the crash.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

Because Ray Charles was on a United Nations blacklist for performing in South Africa more than a decade earlier, a Swedish concert promoter cancelled Ray’s scheduled concert there.
An all-star lineup including David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Elton John and The Who appear at The Concert For New York City at Madison Square Garden in a five hour show to benefit the victims of the 9/11 attack.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Amy Winehouse released her debut album Frank, (named after Frank Sinatra). The album has now sold over one million copies in the UK.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


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