Daily Elvis: October 27

Give Us this Day, October 27, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 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.

, 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


Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


572 Poplar Avenue

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

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.


end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


October 27, 1954

Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory, Jackson, Alabama with Shorty Sullivan and The Green Valley Boys

Scotty Moore Site: 

Prichard, AL Vigor High School Auditorium (10:30 a.m.)
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Sam Phillips, Elvis and Bob Neal

Meanwhile, Bob Neal learned for the first time that Colonel Parker was in the middle of selling Elvis’ contract. Neal demanded a meeting between himself and the Colonel to get things clear.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info October 27 1955 National Guard Armory Jackson AL (7:30 PM) Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 27, 1956
Elvis Presley’s single “Hound Dog” hit #2 in the U.K.
Elvis Presley attains his third straight number one hit on The Cashbox Best Sellers Chart when “Love Me Tender” reaches the top. The King had led the list since the middle of August with “Hound Dog”, which was replaced by “Don’t Be Cruel” a month later.
A front page article in Billboard magazine says that the US Army will give Elvis Presley a GI haircut, much to the dismay of his fans.
The Crickets started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘That’ll Be The Day’. It was also a No.3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million

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

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After a show in Los Angeles, the police tell Elvis that he is not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage. The next night, they film his entire concert, but no charges are laid. Opening for Elvis were Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, and The Jordanaires

His teen-age audience broke up as Presley came onstage, flailed wildly at his guitar, sang passionately into mike …Photo by Bob Campbell © The Chronicle


Elvis performed at the Oakland Auditorium Oakland, California.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 27 1957 Oakland Auditorium Oakland CA (8:15 PM) West Coast Tour Yes


The Military Service Disruption

October 27, 1958

Military Service

October 27, 1959

Military Service

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 27, 1960

 Ben E. King began his solo career after leaving the Drifters when he recorded four songs including “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand By Me.”


October 27, 1962
Elvis Presley’s single “Where Do You Come From” hit #99 in the U.S.
it Happened At the World’s Fair
October 27, 1963
Kissin Cousins
October 27, 1964
31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono marries 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years.
Tickle Me
October 27, 1966
October 27, 1967
October 27, 1968
Trouble With Girls
October 27, 1969
Muddy Waters was seriously injured in a car crash in Champagne, Illinois. Three people were killed in the accident.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 27, 1970
 October 27, 1971
October 27, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night .
October 27, 1973
Elvis Presley’s single “Raised On Rock” hit #41 in the U.S.

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

Romances: Linda Thompson

October 27, 1974
After releasing the single and album Born To Run,  in a rare feat for a Rock musician, Bruce Springsteen appears on the cover of both Time and Newsweek magazines.
Elvis went to the movies at the Crosstown Theater and kept on doing that for at least 2 weeks.
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Elvis performed at the Southern Illinois University Arena, Carbondale, Illinois.
The tour brought in $1,005,000 in profits, which was still divided two-thirds/one-third with the Colonel.
Date: 27 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Carbondale, IL.
Southern Illinois
TICKETS: 10,200
Costume: Inca gold leaf
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
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
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Danny Boy [S. Nielsen]
Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right

Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Directly after this show, Elvis went directly to his hotel where he ordered his staff to leave him alone. He was in a severe depression which lasted for several days.
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
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Info October 27 1976 Southern Illinois Carbondale IL (8:30 pm) 10200 Egyptian Chinese Dragon Head belt Red Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

Queen and David Bowie released the single “Under Pressure” in the U.S.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

During a US tour, The Grateful Dead allocated a specific recording area for fans to bootleg the show; tonight’s gig was in Berkeley, California.
Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950’s and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Amy Winehouse released her second and final studio album Back to Black. The album spawned five singles: ‘Rehab’, ‘You Know I’m No Good’, ‘Back to Black’, ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ and ‘Love Is a Losing Game’ and won Best Pop Vocal Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Back to Black sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies.
Forbes.com reported that Elvis Presley was the top earning dead celebrity over the past twelve months, earning over $52 million. Income was boosted by visitors to his Graceland estate who commemorated the 30th anniversary of his death and new ventures like the Elvis Sirius Satellite Radio show.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed died at the age of 71. An admitted hard drinker and drug user for many years, he underwent a liver transplant in Cleveland in April 2013. Afterwards he claimed on his website to be ‘bigger and stronger’ than ever.
The Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Always On My Mind’ was voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972. Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’ came in second place, followed by The Stranglers’ version of Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk On By’. Jimi Hendrix’s take on Bob Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ came fourth and Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ completed the top five.


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