Daily Elvis: October 30

Give Us This Day, October 30, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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.

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Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.


398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex along with Tiny Dixon Band, Chuck Reed, Hugh Jeffries
Photo by Clettes Presley
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
Elvis returned to his new home on Getwell.
At Sun, Elvis with Scotty, Bill and DJ – had to record the B-side for Trying To Get To You. But after several attempts at When It Rains It Really Pours they broke up; probably because Elvis’ contract was about to be sold. RCA would release “When it Rains” as an album track on the mid-1960s Elvis For Everyone
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The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and his friends returned to Memphis by train after staying in New York City.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive
October 30, 1957
 In Edmonton, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played Edmonton Gardens. Performers included the Everly Brothers, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Knox, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, Johnnie & Joe, Jimmy Bowen, the Spaniels, and the Bobettes.
The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

October 30,1958

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

October 30, 1959
Cliff Richard and the Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Travellin’ Light’. Their 6th release and second No.1 hit.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis Presley attends RCA studios in Nashville where he records fourteen Gospel songs for his upcoming LP “His Hand In Mine”. The album will reach #14 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and be certified Platinum in 1992.
After Elvis travelled to Nashville by bus he joined all the regular Nashville musicians and backup singers.
In addition to regulars Scotty, Bill, D. J., and the Jordanaires, also on hand were guitarist Hank Garland, pianist Floyd Cramer, and saxophonist Boots Randolph. In four sessions of three hours each, starting at 6:30 in the evening and concluding at 8 the following morning, the group recorded 14 songs.
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Elvis completed not only his album His Hand In Mine, but also single version of Surrender.
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However Elvis was not satisfied with Crying In The Chapel, so this song was not released for another 5 years. In it’s year of release, it was the number #1 song in the UK in 1964, beating The Beatles in their home turf, even as they were replacing Elvis on the charts in his.

October 30, 1961

 Ray Charles owned the top R&B song for the fifth week with “Hit The Road, Jack”.

Two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles’ German single ‘My Bonnie’ (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein’s NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein’s difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and ‘The Beat Brothers’ (‘Beatles’ resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles’ name was changed for this single).

Philles Records issues their first single, “There’s No Other Love Like My Baby” by The Crystals, which will climb to #20 on the Billboard Pop chart early next year. The label derived its moniker by combining the first names of owners Phil Spector and Les Sill.

Glen Campbell’s first single of his career debuted on this date as his version of “Turn Around, Look At Me” entered the chart.

October 30, 1962

Romances: Ann-Margaret

October 30, 1963

On the final day of their Swedish tour, The Beatles 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.’ in front of a studio audience at the Arenateatern (arena theatre) in the Gröna Lund amusement park for the television show Drop In in Stockholm, Sweden.

Producer George Martin of the Beatles completed work on “Money” by adding piano chords to the song for the album With the Beatles.

October 30, 1964

Roy Orbison is awarded his ninth Gold record for “Oh! Pretty Woman”, which topped the charts in ten countries, including the US, Canada and the UK, selling over seven million copies worldwide.

October 30, 1965

The Who were in concert at Manchester University in Manchester, England.

After being displaced for a week as the best selling song in the US by “A Lover’s Concerto” by The Toys, “Yesterday” by The Beatles reclaims the top spot.

As a follow-up to her #8 hit, “Don’t Just Stand There” Patty Duke’s “Say Something Funny” entered the Billboard Pop chart where it would reach #22.

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass placed their great instrumental “Taste Of Honey” at #1 on the Easy Listening chart.

Help! by the Beatles led the way on the Album chart with Look At Us from Sonny & Cher #2.  The Soundtrack from “The Sound of Music” was #3 after 33 weeks while Bob Dylan couldn’t budge from #4 with Highway 61 Revisited.  The rest of the Top 10:  The In Crowd by The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass with Whipped Cream & Other Delights, the Rolling Stones held on to #7 with Out of Our Heads, the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” was still #8 after 57 weeks, More Hits By the Supremes was #9 and Herman’s Hermits On Tour moved into the Top 10.

October 30, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production

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The Rolling Stones‘ guitarist Brian Jones pleads guilty in a London Magistrate’s Court on drug possession charges from his March arrest. He is remanded to Wormwood Scrub Prison until the following day when he is sentenced to nine months behind bars and is then released on bail pending an appeal.

Vikki Carr‘s rendition of “It Must Be Him” enters the Billboard Top 40 on its way to #3. The single would sell over a million copies in America and the album from which came was nominated for three Grammys.

Pink Floyd appeared on The Pat Boone Show but didn’t understand the object of a talk show as lead singer Syd Barrett sat with a vacant stare rather than answer Pat’s questions.  Later in the night, Barrett opened his mouth at a concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco, a benefit for radio station KPFA.

October 30, 1968

The MC5 record live tracks for their upcoming album at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. The lyrics of the stage version of the single “Kick Out The Jams” are changed from “kick out the jams brothers and sisters” to “kick out the jams motherfuckers!”, causing quite a stir among both teens and parents.

Marvin Gaye released the single “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”.

Trouble With Girls – Film Production

The movie is set prior to the 1920s, Elvis plays with the prop Tommy Submarine Gun, the fave of Chicago gangsters to spray their rivals and bystanders in the streets, and was not at all in the movie.

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Elvis flew to Las Vegas. He was spotted by a gossip columnist Rona Barrett at the blackjack tables with a woman on each arm. Rona wrote in her column: ” everybody is commenting on how good Elvis Presley looks these days while he’s having fun at the International”.  Elvis answer in response was: “That’s what a bad marriage does for you.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 October 30, 1970
Jim Morrison of The Doors 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.
Elton John released the album Tumbleweed Connection.
October 30, 1971
John Lennon had the number one album in both Great Britain and The United States with “Imagine”. The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, ‘How Do You Sleep’ and ‘Crippled Inside.’ Early editions of the LP included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of McCartney’s similar pose with a sheep on the cover of Ram. The front cover photo was a Polaroid taken by Andy Warhol.  It would be John’s only solo LP to sell a million copies and his most popular album until “Double Fantasy”, which went to number one shortly after his assassination on December 8, 1980.
Pink Floyd released their sixth studio album Meddle in the US. The album features ‘One Of These Days’ and the 23-minute track ‘Echoes’ which took up all of side 2 on the vinyl record. The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound, represented by ripples in the water.
“Imagine” by John Lennon was #1 in the U.K.
 Imagine by John Lennon was the new #1 album.
 Although he had already become a star as the lead singer of his family group, Michael Jackson first debuted on the chart with his solo single “Got To Be There”.
For the fifth straight week, Rod Stewart owned the #1 song with “Maggie May”.  Cher had one of her biggest career hits with “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.  “Yo-Yo” by the Osmonds was stagnant at #3 while “Superstar” by the Carpenters slipped and “Theme From Shaft” by Isaac Hayes bounced up to #5.  “Imagine” by John Lennon moved from 20 to 6 in only its second week.  The rest of the Top 10:  Lee Michaels with “Do You Know What I Mean”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from Joan Baez fell to #8, Cat Stevens rode up from #15 to #9 with “Peace Train” and the Free Movement had themselves a Top 10 hit with “I’ve Found Someone Of My Own”.
October 30, 1972
Elton John 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.
October 30, 1973

On their first visit to the UK, the Osmonds were mobbed by 10,000 fans at London’s Heathrow Airport.

October 30, 1974
October 30, 1975
 Chicago was the kingpin with “If You Leave Me Now”.  For laughs, we had Rick Dees with “Disco Duck”, Steve Miller rose from 10-3 with “Rock N’ Me”, Gordon Lightfoot was on fire, moving from 15 to 4 with “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” and Walter Murphy slipped after 23 weeks with “A Fifth Of Beethoven”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Bee Gees had their 26th career hit–“Love So Right”, Hall & Oates climbed to #7 with “She’s Gone, the former chart-topper “Play That Funky Music” from Wild Cherry, the Captain & Tennille were on a roll, moving from 18-9 with their remake of the America song “Muskrat Love” and Heart reached the Top 10 for the first time with “Magic Man”.
Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder was #1 on the Album chart for a third week.  Spirit from Earth, Wind & Fire moved to challenge while Fly Like An Eagle was bypassed and stood at #3.  Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton was now #4 after 40 weeks and Linda Ronstadt’s new album Hasten Down the Wind moved back up to #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The self-titled Fleetwood Mac moved back up to #6 after 66 weeks of release, Heart’s breakthrough Dreamboat Annie was seventh, Chicago XSilk Degrees by Boz Scaggs was finally down to #9 after 33 weeks and the Bee Gees moved into the Top 10 with Children of the World.
This was the second night the musicians were together in the Jungle Room for a RCA recording session. They recorded a couple of instrumental tracks while waiting for Elvis to appear. Finally Elvis did, but only for a short time while there was a delivery of a shipment of Harley – Davidsons. Elvis insisted to take them for trial runs up and down the driveway and to Linda’s home, just around the corner.
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After that Elvis appeared again in the Jungle Room, but now he had a Thompson submachine with him to play with.
In his Presley sessions book, Ernst Jorgensen explained how Elvis’s final recording session ended on October 30: “It was the night before Halloween, and when Elvis and some of his friends returned later they were dressed in gangster outfits and guns that must have alarmed the newer band members. The costume party effectively put an end to the evening’s work.”
 Finally, it was almost morning, he apologized to the group admitting he was not in the good mood to record anything. So the session was called off.
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Elvis arranged for all the musicians a ride home, even went so far to give J.D. Sumner his white limousine to ride back to Nashville in style.
The Jungle Room, Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee
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The Wake and Aftermath


Just in time for Halloween, Kiss was featured in an animated cartoon called “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park”, on NBC-TV.

Blondie released the single ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit.


ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand” celebrated its 30th anniversary with a prime-time special that featured performances by Barry Manilow, Kim Carnes, Stevie Wonder, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Teddy Pendergrass, the Oak Ridge Boys, Connie Francis, Earth, Wind & Fire, Frankie Laine, and the Righteous Brothers.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Australian band Men At Work went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Who Can It Be Now” the group’s first US No.1, a No.45 hit in the UK. The album would spawn three more Top 10 hits, “Down Under” (#1), “Overkill” (#3) and “It’s A Mistake” (#6)

John Cougar (Mellencamp) continued to hold on to #1 on the Album chart for an eighth week with American Fool.

Men At Work accomplished the tough task of hitting #1 with their debut single (“Who Can It Be Now?”), putting an end to a streak of four weeks at the top for “Jack & Diane” by John Cougar (Mellencamp).  The Alan Parsons Project had their biggest career hit with “Eye In The Sky” and Michael McDonald’s solo song “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)” was at #4.  The rest of the Top 10:  Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes remained at 5 with “Up Where We Belong”, Olivia Newton-John’s “Heart Attack” was a surprise #6, Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “I Ran (So Far Away)” from A Flock of Seagulls remained the same and Neil Diamond reached the Top 10 for the 13th and final time with his 56th career hit “Heartlight”.


Culture Club led the way on the U.K. chart with “Karma Chameleon”.  Lionel Richie was second with “All Night Long”, Duran Duran’s “Union Of The Snake” was #3, Billy Joel had #4 with “Uptown Girl” and Tracy Ullman landed at #5 with “They Don’t Know”.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Barry Manilow‘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.

Bruce Springsteen released the single “Born In The U.S.A.”

 Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in the play La Boheme at the New York Public Theatre in New York City.


Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar.


George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.


George Michael files a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony’s favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.


“Hero” from Mariah Carey was one of the hottest songs moving up the chart (71 to 45).

Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey was #1 for the eighth straight week.  Meat Loaf moved up to challenge with “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”.  Ace of Base was at #3 with their initial release “All That She Wants”.


David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips, The Velvet Underground, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, and The Shirelles are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.


After host Clive Anderson insults them, The Bee Gees walk off the stage during the BBC1-TV show Clive Anderson, All Talk. Maurice Gibb would later recall: “We don’t mind being ripped apart, but don’t rip the songs apart. That’s something, ’cause they’re like our kids. You know, you don’t do that.”

The United States Senate passed the “La Cienega” bill, which closed a loophole in the copyright act of 1909 that endangered the copyrights of pre-1978 music.


David Bowie hosts a song writing contest on his web site to help complete the lyrics to his song “What’s Really Happening”. 20 year-old Alex Grant is the winner and is later present for the song’s recording session.


A new web site was launched to help teach children basic Physics. http://www.britneyspears.ac featured the singer to illustrate mathematical equations. Visitors could access physics theories generously interspersed with photos of Britney Spears.

Television host Steve Allen died of a heart attack resulting from a minor automobile accident earlier in the day. He was 78.(The Steve Allen Show, Tonight!)/game show panelist (The Hollywood Squares, I’ve Got A Secret, What’s My Line?)/ musician/composer (The Gravy Waltz, This Could Be The Start Of Something Big, Pretend You Don’t See Her)/lyricist (Picnic)/author/actor (The Benny Goodman Story, Casino, The Player)


Michael Jackson released the album “Invincible,” which he had co-produced over a four-year period with Rodney Jerkins. It was Jackson’s final studio album.


Jam Master Jay from Run-DMC was murdered by an assassin’s single bullet at his recording studio in Queens, New York.

The Oakwood Postal Station in Los Angeles was renamed the Nat King Cole Post Office.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Fans and family of Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C. held a memorial in Queens, New York on the one-year aniversary of his slaying.

Steve O’Rourke, manager of Pink Floyd since 1968 and producer of the movie The Wall, had a stroke and died in Miami, Florida.


Vince Neil, singer of Motley Crue, was arrested for knocking a soundman unconscious during a concert.


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.

Robbie Williams sat on top of the U.K. Album chart with Intensive Care, his sixth solo #1 album.


Winners at the 2006 Q Awards included The Arctic Monkeys who had four nominations, the Sheffield group won the best album and the people’s choice awards, while U2 picked up the prize for innovation. Smokey Robinson was honoured with his first ever UK award for his outstanding contribution to music, and Boy George won the classic song award for Karma Chameleon. Muse won best live act, The Who received the Q legend award and Primal Scream won the Q groundbreaker award and Corinne Bailey Rae won best new act.


Robert Goulet, who reached the Billboard Top 20 in 1964 with a song called “My Love, Forgive Me”, died while awaiting a lung transplant after being diagnosed with a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73 and never got away from being the guy who was on tv when Elvis shot it. 

Linda Stein, former co-manager of punk band the Ramones, was found beaten to death at her Manhattan apartment. Mrs Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna. Mrs Stein had become one of New York’s leading estate agents, her clients included Sting and Billy Joel, long-time friend Sir Elton John told the New York Times he was “absolutely shocked and upset”.

A year after losing the top spot to Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, with an income of $49 million during the previous 12 months, once again topped the Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities. The estate of John Lennon ranked second, “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was third, and George Harrison came in fourth.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Justin Bieber became the first person in YouTube history to receive 2 billion hits.


Yoko Ono told The Associated Press that she was “very thankful” to Paul McCartney for telling Rolling Stone magazine that he had moved past his grudge against her. “I never felt too bad about Paul. He was my husband’s partner and they did a great job and all that. They seemed to have a lot of fun, and I respected that.”


Billy Joel kicked off Game 3 of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. During the 8th inning, he sang along with the crowd when “Piano Man” was played over the P.A. system.

Adele went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hello’, the lead track from her third album 25. The track was streamed 7.32 million times in its first week, breaking the streaming record previously held by Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’ The song also debuted at No.1 in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland.

If I Can Dream is a compilation album by American singer Elvis Presley (1935–77). It was released on October 30, 2015 by RCA Records and Legacy Recordings; 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.[3

If I Can Dream debuted at number 3 on the New Zealand Albums Chart and entered at number 1 in both the Scottish and Australian album charts

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.[7] 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

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