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

Orson Welles presented his famous dramatization of H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” on CBS Radio’s Mercury Theater. It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an actual extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although the reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they provided Welles with instant fame.

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.

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

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

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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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 RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and his friends returned to Memphis by train after staying in New York City.
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 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.
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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

October 30, 1962

October 30, 1963

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

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.

October 30, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production

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October 30, 1968

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
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.
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
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
There’s A Fire Down Below (track) FWA5 1051-14
He’ll Have To Go (track) FWA5 1052-02

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.


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


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.


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.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


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”, 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. 

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.”


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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