Give US this Day, October 29, Our Daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
October 29, 1936
Hank Snow made his first recordings, “Lonesome Blue Yodel” and “Prisoned Cowboy.”
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
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.
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
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest
Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex. They performed Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Sittin On Top Of The World, Thats All Right; and the other acts were Tiny Dixon Band, Chuck Reed, Hugh Jeffries
Oscar Davis, who was working at that time as the advance man for Colonel Parker, was attending the show.
Bob Neal brought Oscar Davis to the Eagle’s Nest on either October 29th “or the following night. Davis, a flamboyant vaudeville, carnival, and country music promoter a little down on his luck, was working at that time as an advance man for Colonel Tom Parker on an Eddy Arnold show booked into Memphis’ Ellis Auditorium for this weekend. Parker had continued to book Arnold in certain markets after his managerial split with the country music star the previous year.”
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
||October 29 1954
The first R&B show held at Carnegie Hall in New York included Etta James & the Peaches, the Five Keys, Gene & Eunice, the Clovers, and Big Joe Turner.
After 5½ years on the Louisiana Hayride, Slim Whitman joined the Grand Ole Opry.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride
, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, with George Jones
Johnny Horton and David Houston
Meanwhile while the Colonel drove to Memphis to talk with Sam Philips about an agreement. The price for purchasing Elvis’ contract is set on $35.000, against a non-refundable deposit of $5,000 which the Colonel had to put down.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 29 1955
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
There was filmed a new ending for Love Me Tender at the Junco Studio. The new scene had a ghostly image hovering over the mourners walking away from the grave. It almost seemed Elvis’ hair was dyed black in this scene. While during the rest of the film his hair had its natural color.
In Calgary, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played the Stampede Corral. Performers included Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Jimmy Bowen, Johnnie & Joe, and the Spaniels.
Silent film producer/studio executive Louis B. Mayer, who headed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) for 27 years, died of leukemia at 73.
Elvis performed at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles. His show was filmed by the police, just to make sure it passed scrutiny. The other acts Howard Hardin, The Burns Twins & Evelyn, Joe Termini, Wells & The Four Fays, Paul Desmond, The Jordanaires
In Los Angeles after his concert at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, Elvis Presley met Ricky Nelson for the first time at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Elvis said, “Man, I just love your new record,” referring to “Be-Bop Baby.” Presley also mentioned that he was a fan of his family’s “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” TV show, and he gave the young singer some advice about touring.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
||October 29 1957
||Pan Pacific Auditorium
||Los Angeles CA
||West Coast Tour
The Military Service Disruption
Doing Military Service in Germany, Elvis attended a second Bill Haley concert in Stuttgart.
Military Service: Elvis was discharged form the hospital and told to remain at home for 3 more days.
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
Boxer Cassius Clay, who later took the name Muhammad Ali, won his first professional prizefight, a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker, who was the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Freddy Bienstock arrived at Graceland to go over the songs for the next recording session in Nashville with Elvis.
October 29, 1961
JOINT PROCLAMATION declaring October 29, 1961, as “ELVIS PRESLEY DAY” in the City of Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee.
October 29, 1962
it Happened At the World’s Fair
October 29, 1963
The Beatles, 0n the final day of their Swedish tour, recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed ‘She Loves You’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, and ‘Long Tall Sally
Elvis was in production for Kissin Cousins
October 29, 1964
October 29, 1965
October 29, 1966
After topping the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart two weeks earlier, ? and the Mysterians
“96 Tears” reached number one on the Billboard chart. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be Rudy Martinez, from Saginaw Valley, Michigan.
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
October 29, 1967
, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show moved to Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances, closing on July 1st, 1972. The play’s original cast album spawned the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine”, “Easy To Be Hard” and “Hair” and helped launch the career of songwriter Galt MacDermont
Memphis Mayor William Ingram and Tennessee Governor Buford Ellington declared October 29, 1967, “Elvis Presley Day” in the city and state.
The principal photography on The Trouble With Girls began.
October 29, 1969
Rat, a New York underground newspaper, compiled all the various “clues” in the Paul (McCartney) Is Dead hoax.
The United States Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
October 29, 1970
Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL
. He was also sentenced to 60 days of hard labor for profanity. He was released on $50,000 bond until the appeal could be heard.
Elvis is back in Los Angeles, after a stay in Palm Springs.
October 29, 1972
gives a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock ‘n’ Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night .
October 29, 1973
The Osmonds are greeted by 10,000 fans at Heathrow Airport in London.
Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.
October 29, 1974
October 29, 1975
‘s final studio recording session is held at his Graceland mansion in a mobile studio sent by RCA. Even in that atmosphere, Elvis struggled through the process, which would produce the LP “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee”.
There was set up a studio in the “Jungle Room” to make a start with the first night recording session, running from 9.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m. There were 3 songs recorded, including Way Down.
The Wake and Aftermath
Michael Jackson’s album Off the Wall reached # 3 and would go on to sell more than 10 million copies around the world.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Melbourne, Australia’s Men At Work
had the number one song in the US with “Who Can It Be Now?”. They would follow with three more Top 10 hits, “Down Under” (#1), “Overkill” (#3) and “It’s A Mistake” (#6)
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released “The Girl is Mine”, which will rise to #2 on the Billboard Pop chart. Even though it was a hit, the song was never performed live by Jackson.
‘s “Dark Side of the Moon” marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, “Dark Side” had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
‘s tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.
Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in “La Boheme” in New York City, NY
Bryan Adams released the album “Reckless.” Six singles, “Run to You,” “Somebody,” “Heaven,” “Summer of ’69,” “One Night Love Affair,” and “It’s Only Love,” were released from the album and all six made it into the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100.
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announces their newest inductees: The Byrds
, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett
, Jimmy Reed and Ike And Tina Turner
Interstate highway 55 in Jackson, MS, was renamed B.B. King Freeway.
Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: David Bowie
, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips
, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane
, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd
, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles
Senate passed the “La Cienega” bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.
The O’Jays filed a copyright infringement suit for $1.5 million against rapper Master P for his use of their 1978 hit “Brandy” in his “I Miss My Homies.”
Little Richard performed at Washington, DC’s Ford Theater at the Gala for the President with a beaming President Clinton looking on.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
According to the results of a study by the Neilsen ratings company, a third of the sales of “Beatles 1” were to fans aged 19 to 24, skewing the band’s fan base even younger than it had been previously.
The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London. The winning bidder paid 81,500 Pounds ($127,000) for the set.
Hundreds of people queued outside the Sheffield Arena to make sure of getting tickets to see a Sir Cliff Richard. By the time the tickets went on sale some fans had been outside the Arena for nine days, the concert was not until November 2006.
Robert Goulet, who reached the Billboard Top 20 in 1964 with a song called “My Love, Forgive Me”, famous for Stage Performances, but most being on the TV when Elvis shot it, died while awaiting a lung transplant after being diagnosed with a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73.
Forbes Magazine reported that Michael Jackson had earned about 72 million dollars since his death on June 6th. That was good enough for third place on their list of dead celebrities making the most money. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent came in first at $350 million, songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were second with $235 million and Elvis Presley was fourth, earning $55 million.
Elvis’ earnings are not from investments or other forms of art he purchased and does not include his back catalog prior to 1973 – and is on Graceland tourism and licensing of Elvis, along with the post 1973 recordings.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
The album debuted at number one in the United Kingdom, giving Elvis a record-equalling 12th UK number one
. As of September 2016, the album had sold 1.6 million copies worldwide; It is also Presley’s 50th album to hit the UK top 10, and 59 years since his first number-one album on the chart, also a record.
In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard 200
after having entered the Billboard
Classical Chart at number 17 the previous week.
Due to the inclusion of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this marked the first time a Presley record had entered that chart. It then jumped from #17 to #1 in its second week and held that position in its third week, while then successively remaining inside the top 15 positions for the next forty eight weeks. As of September 2016, the album had sold nearly 100,000 copies in the United States
The Graceland Guest House is Open.
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