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.
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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
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
Together with local rockabilly Sonny Burgess, who would start for Sun the next year, Elvis performed at the Silver Moon Club
, Newport, Arkansas.
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
||October 24 1955
||Silver Moon Club
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
October 24, 1962
‘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
October 24, 1967
October 24, 1968
Elvis recorded “Trouble with Girls” soundtrack songs
October 24, 1969
Vacation in Bahamas – Elvis poses with the Irish band at the resort, but does not sing.
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.
October 24, 1974
October 24, 1975
Elvis performed at the Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana.
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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.
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.
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.
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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