Daily Elvis: October 24

Give Us This Day, October 24, 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,


Louis Jordan ushered in a new era in music when he entered the charts with his innovative and irreverent debut disc, “I’m Gonna Leave You on the Outskirts of Town,” reaching #3 R&B. He would go on to have fifty-six more hits in only nine years.

Billie Holliday hit the R&B hit parade with “Trav’lin’ Light,” as band vocalist with the Paul Whitman Orchestra. The record spent three weeks at #1.

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 24 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 24, 1948

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

October 24, 1954

Clyde McPhatter recorded with the Drifters for the last time. The only single released from the session was “Everyone’s Laughing.”

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Together with local rockabilly Sonny Burgess, who would start for Sun the next year, Elvis performed at the Silver Moon Club, Newport, Arkansas.
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At the same time Colonel Parker had sent a telegram to Sam Philips to tell him he’s got all authorization from Gladys and Vernon to negotiate for Elvis in order to buy his contract from Sun and asked what price Phillips wanted. Fateful day: Bob Neal, Sam Phillips, Coleman Tily, Presley and Col Parker

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 24 1955 Silver Moon Club Newport AR (9:00 PM)

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis receives his first letter from the local draft board concerning his draft status.
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Elvis had to leave for New York, but before that he, his parents and Juan Juanico attended a special screening of a rough cut of Love Me Tender. Except for Elvis everyone was enthusiastic. Elvis was not satisfied by his acting.
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October 24, 1957
Chuck Willis, known as the Sheik of the Blues because he wore a turban, entered the R&B hit list with “C.C. Rider,” reaching #1 and #12 pop. The recording kicked off “The Stroll” dance craze and was originally called “See See Rider Blues” like the 1925 recording by Ma Rainey.

The Military Service Disruption

October 24, 1958
Military Service in Germany; Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Military Service: Elvis was again hospitalized in the 97th General Hospital in Frankfort for tonsillitis, resulting in another hospital stay and three days’ sick leave at home.
Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 24, 1960
Frank Sinatra had the #1 LP in the US with “Nice ‘n’ Easy”, which will spend nine weeks at the top of the Billboard stereo album chart.
Brenda Lee reaches the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “I Want To Be Wanted”. It was her fourth US Top Ten hit of the year, but only reached #31 in England.

Elvis Presley poses with his new fraternity brothers - Graceland

The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Arkansas State College when chapter president Rick Husky, dreamed up an idea to initiate someone famous as an honorary member. Elvis Presley was the unanimous choice. Full story & more pictures

Elvis Presley poses with his new fraternity brothers – Graceland
Rick Husky pins a TKE pledge pin on his newest fraternity brother Elvis Presley
Rick Husky pins a TKE pledge pin on his newest fraternity brother Elvis Presley
in the 1970s, Rick Husky wrote the “streets of San Francisco” episode with the Memphis Mafia names and in the 1990s, was the producer of the Elvis tv series “Good Rocking Tonight” starring Micheal St Gerard.
Elvis had to attend a music meeting after which he was introduced to some fighters, to choose someone as his double in Kid Galahad.
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October 24, 1962
James Brown‘s appearance at the Apollo Theatre in New York was recorded for an album called “Live At the Apollo”. The self-financed LP cost Brown $5,700, but would go on to sell over a million copies and earn a reputation for being one of the finest concert albums ever made. It was ranked at #24 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Live At The Apollo” was the first album recorded just the way it was performed, with no separation in the tracks. This technique made it nearly impossible for the record company to issue single releases, forcing record buyers to purchase the entire LP.
October 24, 1963
On the first day of their first foreign tour, The Beatles spent the day in Stockholm, Sweden, recording a performance for a radio program entitled “The Beatles popgrupp fran Liverpool pa besok i Stockholm”, (The Beatles pop group from Liverpool visiting Stockholm). The Beatles, enthused by the chance to play before an audience that wasn’t screaming, played seven songs, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’ ‘Money’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Twist and Shout.’
October 24, 1964
October 24, 1965
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Herman’s Hermits, Marvin Gaye, Richard Pryor, and the Smothers Brothers performed on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
October 24, 1966
Newsweek interviewed The Monkees. They are asked how the music is created. Singer Davy Jones tells them, “This isn’t a rock ‘n’ roll group. This is an act.”
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
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October 24, 1967
October 24, 1968
Elvis recorded “Trouble with Girls” soundtrack songs
United Recorders – Hollywood, California
Chautauqua (instrumental) ////////-NA
Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (movie version) XPA1 3976-06
Swing Down Sweet Chariot (movie version) XPA1 3977-10
Signs Of The Zodiac WPA5 2568-09
Almost XPA1 3978-31
The Whiffenpoof Song WPA5 2556-03
Violet WPA5 2557-03

October 24, 1969

Vacation in Bahamas – Elvis poses with the Irish band at the resort, but does not sing.Image result for Elvis Presley, bahamas

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 24, 1970
In a speech to a White House radio broadcasters conference, US President Richard Nixon appeals for Rock lyrics to be screened and those promoting drug use to be banned.
October 24, 1971
October 24, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.
October 24, 1973

Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.

Romances: Linda Thompson

October 24, 1974
October 24, 1975
Elvis performed at the Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana.
Read a review @ Elvis Presley in Concert Database
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Date: 24 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Evansville, IN.
Roberts Municipal
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
My Way
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Softly As I Leave You
Hound Dog
Help Me
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hawaiian Wedding Song

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 24 1976 Roberts Municipal Evansville IN (8:30 pm) 13500 Chief Second belt Black Suit Yes Yes

 Wake and Aftermath


Hollywood’s Edith Head, who won a record eight Academy Awards for costume design, died of bone marrow disease at 82.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Michael Jackson’s “Bad” reached #1 R&B and pop, becoming his second of five #1s in a row, and made the Top Ten in ten other countries.

The Fantasy Records vs. John Fogerty case began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song “Run Through The Jungle” when he wrote “The Old Man Down The Road.” At the trial, John would use an acoustic guitar to show how many other songs had used the same short series of notes that appeared in both recordings. In the end, Fogerty emerged victorious.
the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel
New Orleans by Mayor Sidney Bathelemy proclaimed  Fats Domino Day

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Actress/singer Shelley Fabares was admitted to the hospital for a successful liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.
Nine countries were added to the iTunes Music Store. The countries were Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain.
Queen became the first rock act to receive an official seal of approval in Iran. Western music was still strictly censored in the Islamic republic, where homosexuality is considered a crime, but an album of Queen’s greatest hits was released this week in Iran. Freddie Mercury, was proud of his Iranian ancestry, and illegal bootleg albums and singles had made Queen one of the most popular bands in Iran.
Forbes.com revealed that Kurt Cobain had overtaken Elvis Presley as the highest earning dead celebrity. Cobain’s work earned $50m (£27m) in the 12 months to October 2006, compared with Presley’s $42m (£22m). Former Beatle John Lennon earned $35m (£19m).

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Forbes announced that Elizabeth Taylor topped their annual list of highest-earning dead celebrities, with her estate taking in $210 million, much of it from the auction of her jewels, costumes and artwork. Michael Jackson dropped to second place for 2012 with earnings of $145 million, followed by Elvis Presley with $55 million. Charles Schulz came in fourth with $37 million, then Bob Marley at $17 million.

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman in support of his new album, “Rock And Roll Time”. Along with the title song, Jerry Lee also performed some of his hits during commercial breaks, including “Great Balls Of Fire” and “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On”.

American singer Bobby Vee died age 73. Vee had 38 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20. Vee’s recording of ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’ in the summer of 1961 went to No.1 in the US and No.3 in the UK. Vee’s career began in the midst of tragedy. On February 3, 1959, “The Day the Music Died,” when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, were killed in an airplane. Vee then 15 years old, and a hastily assembled band of Fargo schoolboys calling themselves the Shadows volunteered for and were given the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at their next gig. Their performance was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Vee’s career as a popular singer.


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