Daily Elvis: October 23

Give Us this Day, October 23, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

October 23, 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 23 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 23, 1948

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

October 23, 1954

Black radio giant WDIA in Memphis began banning all records with what they considered suggestive lyrics, including the Drifters’ “Honey Love,” the Bees’ “Toy Bell,” and the entire “Annie” series of singles by the Midnighters.
Elvis Presley reaches a Billboard chart outside of Memphis for the first time when “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” hits #6 in Nashville and #3 in New Orleans. The song had been written in 1946 by Bill Monroe as a slow waltz, but Presley and his band turned it into an upbeat, Blues-style tune in 4/4 time.
Elvis performed at Shreveport, LA Louisiana Hayride
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 23 1954 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Yes
At the Missouri Theatre, St. Louis Elvis was scheduled at 2.00, 5.00 and 8.00 p.m. Elvis was supposed to open the show, but he was late because of searching for his wallet. He was not allowed to perform and was fined $125.
The other acts were: Lester Wilburn, Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, The Smokey Mountain Boys, The Tennessee MT Boys, P&P & His Jug Band
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 23 1955 Missouri Theater St Louis MO (2:00 PM) Yes
Info October 23 1955 Missouri Theater St Louis MO (5:00 PM) Yes
Info October 23 1955 Missouri Theater St Louis MO (8:00 PM) Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis got a visit from Nick Adams.
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October 23, 1957

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Alan Freed‘s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played the Georgia Auditorium. Performers included the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Knox, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, the Bobettes, Eddie Cochran, Johnnie & Joe, Jimmy Bowen, and the Spaniels.

Georges ( red circle ) with Elvis in october 23 1957 in Las Vegas.
Georges Klien with Elvis in October 23 1957 in Las Vegas.
Georges ( red circle ) with Elvis in october 23 1957 in Las Vegas.

The Military Service Disruption

 military service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Elvis and Bill Haley - October 23, 1958
 Off Duty Elvis  in Frankfurt and visited Haley and The Comets backstage – Only 2 years before, Elvis had been the opening act.
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Little Gerhard, a rock ‘n’ roll star from Sweden, was probably on the bill and turned his photo op with The King into very funny advertising for concerts “one of us will be there” indeed
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The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 23, 1960
In Birmingham, Alabama, Brenda Lee, Fabian, Duane Eddy, Jimmy Clanton, Freddy Cannon, Bill Black’s Combo, the Casuals, Bob Beckham, and Gary Miles, backed by Bobby Vinton and His Show of Stars Orchestra, performed in concert at the Birmingham Armory.
Elvis started with Kid Galahad. At United Artists he met producer David Weisbart and director Phil Karlson. First appointments were to be made with wardrobe and makeup, then, after a medical exam for the insurance, Elvis started with workouts with champion Mushy Calahan for his role in the movie Kid Galahad, co-starring Charles Bronson
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October 23, 1962
October 23, 1963
The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at Odeon Theatre, Nottingham, England.
All four members of US band Buddy and the Kings were killed in a plane crash – in one of Rock and Roll’s most ironic tragedies, the man who replaced Buddy Holly as the lead singer of The Crickets, 21 year old David Box, was killed when the Cessna Skyhawk 172 he had chartered, crashed and burned, killing all on board.
J. Frank Wilson is injured and Sonley Roush, the producer of his hit song “Last Kiss” is killed in a head-on car crash in Lima, Ohio. Their record was still in the US Top Ten at the time.
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Elvis had his way – Vernon and his new family – Dee and her three sons, moved from the house on Hermitage to a new home, just behind Graceland on Dolan Drive
Elvis got a speeding ticket near Graceland around 4.00 a.m. while returning home from the Memphian.
October 23, 1966
The Supremes became the first female vocal group to top the album charts when their Supremes a Go Go LP hit #1 today.
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 23, 1967
The Elvis Presley film “Live a Little, Love a Little,” co-starring Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee, Dick Sargent, Sterling Holloway, Celeste Yarnall and Eddie Hodges, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
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Elvis worked at United Artists Recorders with Billy Strange on the soundtrack for A Trouble With Girls from 7.00 p.m. till 3.15 a.m. Later Felton Jarvis would overdub and remix the tracks in Nashville.
October 23, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 23, 1970
October 23, 1971
That’ll Be The Day,” a 1950s revival drama loosely based on the Harry Nilsson song “1941,” starring Ringo Starr, David Essex, Keith Moon, Billy Fury and the Nashville Teens’ John Hawken, began filming in England. The movie opened in 1973 to good reviews, many critics praising its gritty realism.
Elvis bought a gentleman’s diamond and ruby ring from Lowell Hays for the amount of $3,456.
October 23, 1973
October 23, 1974
Elvis’ 40 Greatest Hits released. It was released in 1974 and was the UK’s biggest-selling album over the Christmas period of that year, but along with all albums on K-tel, Ronco and Arcade, it was ineligible for the UK Albums Chart until 1975 because it was felt that heavy TV advertising and low pricing distorted the charts. It finally reached number one on the UK Albums Chart in 1977, and became the 10th best-selling album of the 1970s in the UK
October 23, 1975
Led Zeppelin make their US television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert,

Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio.

Date: 23 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Richfield, OH.
Cleveland Coliseum
Tickets: 20,000
Costume: King Of Spades (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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Little Darling [intro]
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Heartbreak Hotel
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man

Can’t Help Falling In Love

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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 23 1976 Cleveland Coliseum Richfield OH (8:30 pm) 20000 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

 Wake and Aftermath

CBS Records becomes the first US label to announce a price hike to $8.98 for albums. Other labels soon followed suit.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

Culture Club were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 UK Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit after their memorable debut performance on Top Of The Pops when they stood in for Shakin’ Stevens who was ill and not able to appear.
Singer  Hoyt Hawkins, a 30-year member of the Jordanaires, (background vocals on hits by Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson and Patsy Cline, among others) died at the age of 55.
Def Leppard pulled off one of the greatest publicity stunts ever when they played three concerts on three different continents in the same day. The band played in Tangiers (Africa) in the morning, London (Europe) in the afternoon and finally in Vancouver, Canada, (North America) in the evening.
After being convicted of the March murder of Tejano singer Selena, Yolanda Saldívar, former president of the singer’s fan club, was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 30 years.
Apple Computers publicly announced their portable music digital player called the iPod.
A federal judge in St. Louis dismissed a lawsuit against Chuck Berry by Johnnie Johnson, a piano player and former collaborator who wanted royalties for more than 30 songs written between 1955 and 1966. The songs in question included such Berry standards as “No Particular Place To Go”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, and “Sweet Little Sixteen”. Johnson’s lawsuit argued that he and Berry were co-writers on many of the songs, but because Berry copyrighted them in his name alone, Johnson got none of the royalties. The judge ruled that too many years have passed to bring about a royalties suit.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Amy Winehouse released her “signature song” ‘Rehab’ as a single, taken from her second studio album, Back to Black. The lyrics are autobiographical, and talk about Winehouse’s refusal one time to enter a rehabilitation clinic. It won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported that Bee Gees star Robin Gibb, who died last May at the age of 62, left an estate worth $148 million.
Michael Jackson topped Forbes magazine’s annual list of top-earning dead celebrities with an income of $160 million. Elvis Presley was second with $55 million, then Charles Schulz at $37 million, and Elizabeth Taylor at $25 million. The estate of Bob Marley came in fifth with an income of $18 million.
Nina notes: Jackson’s wealth was from investments, Elvis from Graceland tourism and license fees.
Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. His death came just weeks before he was due to release his first album after 30 years. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. The UK singer first performed under the name of Shane Fenton.
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76-year-old Gordon Lightfoot was present as a 13-foot-high bronze sculpture of him was unveiled in front of hundreds of fans in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario, Canada. “It’s an amazing sculpture,” Lightfoot said. “I’m honored, much more so than any of the honors I’ve received up to this point in time. It’s really special.”
Adele released ‘Hello’ as the lead track from her third studio album, 25. The music video for the song broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within 24-hours and entered the top of the UK Singles Chart with 333,000 combined sales, of which 259,000 were downloads, making it the biggest selling No.1 single on the UK chart in three years.

This week, at the University of Maine, an anti-gay Christian preacher came on campus with a giant sign full of sins…

But his yelling was no match for the students’ beautiful rendition of Elvis Presley‘s “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/10/21/university-of-maine-students-drown-out-anti-gay-preacher-with-elvis-song/#omsdercQk9kLmsDV.99

University of Maine Students Drown Out Anti-Gay Preacher With Elvis Song

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