Give Us this Day, October 31, Our Daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon in prison
Vernon Presley had to pay the tax of $11 for the Mississippi Road and Bridge Privilege. The car, a ten year old Chevrolet, with a six-horsepower engine had a market value of $50. The license plate was 49129.
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
572 Poplar Avenue
Pianist Johnnie Johnson hired 26 year old Chuck Berry as a guitarist in his band. While playing evening gigs in the St. Louis area, Berry kept his day job as a hairdresser for the next three years.
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
Backstage Elvis met Oscar Davis, who told him how impressed he was with Elvis’ performance at the Eagle’s Nest.
Elvis also met The Jordanaires, who had a solo performance on the show as well. Elvis told them he hoped they would sing on his records someday – 20 months later, they would.
October 31, 1955
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis had Natalie Wood flown in for a visit.
During the evening Elvis and Nick Adams took her down to the Hotel Chisca to meet Dewey Philips.
October 31, 1957
Hollywood Halloween Party
In Regina, Saskatchewan, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957” concert tour played Exhibition Auditorium. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.
The Military Service Disruption
October 31, 1958
RCA released “One Night”/“I Got Stung” as the first of three Presley singles that would be widely spaced apart while Elvis was out of the country. Both sides were hits, with “One Night” reaching #4 and “I Got Stung” peaking at #8 on the Billboard’s Hot 100. The record sold over a million and half copies, making it Presley’s biggest seller since “Jailhouse Rock.”
Military Service in Germany
October 31, 1959
Bo Diddley had his biggest pop hit when “Say Man” reached #20 (#3 R&B) today. Diddley (actually Otha Ellas Bates) was nicknamed after a one stringed African guitar called a “Bo Diddley.” He decided to be a bluesman afer hearing “Boogie Chillen” by John Lee Hooker.
Military Service in Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
October 31, 1960
‘s last charting record, “Kissin’ And Twistin'” enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #99. The record would fall off the chart next week and all of his following seven releases over the next two years were flops. He continued to make dozens of movies and TV appearances well into the 1990s.
The Elvis Presley LP “G.I. Blues” enters the Billboard Hot 200, where it will rise to number one and stay there for six weeks. It will finally fall of the chart 111 weeks later, making it the longest charting album of Elvis’ career and was certified Gold on March 13, 1963 and Platinum on March 27, 1992.
In 1997, RCA remastered the album for compact disc
, and 2012 the Follow That Dream label released G.I. Blues
was in a 7-inch digi-pack edition featuring a booklet and two CDs. A follow-up album, which also contained a booklet and two CDs Café Europa
, was released in 2013.
Elvis didn’t want there to be a soundtrack release, but there was, and sadly, the fans then preferred it to the “Elvis is Back” studio LP. The G.I. Blues
soundtrack album was nominated for two Grammy Awards
in 1960 in the categories Best Sound Track Album Or Recording Of Original Cast From A Motion Picture Or Television
and Best Vocal Performance Album, Male
At Nashville Studio B, Elvis finished recording his first Gospel LP “His Hand In Mine”
October 31, 1961
October 31, 1962
Elvis Presley’s 11th film, Girls! Girls! Girls! premiered in Honolulu, Hawaii, where it was filmed.
Elvis in Production for It Happened At the World’s Fair
October 31, 1963
returned to London from Sweden and were greeted by screaming fans and a mob of photographers and journalists. American television host Ed Sullivan was at Heathrow as The Beatles arrived, and was struck by the sight of Beatlemania in full swing; he would book three appearances on his US television program.
October 31, 1964
For the first time since January, The Beatles
do not have a song on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sitting at the top of the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers Chart was New Zealand-born Canadian vocalist Gale Garnett
with “We’ll Sing In The Sunshine”. It will also reach #4 on the Billboard chart and win a 1965 Grammy Award for Best Folk Recording.
Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This was his third drug charge, following incidents in 1958 and 1961. Charles avoided prison after kicking the habit in a clinic in Los Angeles, but spent a year on parole in 1966.
Elvis in Tickle Me production
October 31, 1965
October 31, 1966
Easy Come, Easy Go Production
Spinout Soundtrack released – It peaked at number 18 on the Top Pop Albums
Bob Dylan confessed to Rolling Stone
in June 1969 that Presley’s version of “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” was the cover of one of his songs that he “treasured the most.”
In 2004 Spinout was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with numerous alternate takes
October 31, 1967
October 31, 1968
The Trouble with Girls Movie Production – Co-star Marilyn Mason shows off Elvis Pumpkin to Elvis Presley
October 31, 1969
appeared at a Halloween night at the General Gordon, Gravesend, England. The gig lasted about 15 minutes, after Bowie sang ‘Space Oddity’ to everyone’s delight and then dragged a stool on stage, along with a huge book. He then sat and read poems and was booed off stage.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
Elvis was again in Palm Springs for the weekend and purchased ammunition, holsters and a grip for a Colt Cobra at Tiny’s Gun Shop.
October 31, 1971
October 31, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown almost every night .
October 31, 1973
Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.
October 31, 1974
October 31, 1975
‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released as a single. It would stay on the chart for seventeen weeks, nine of them at number one and would eventually go Platinum. The song would be re-released in December, 1991 after being featured in the movie Wayne’s World
and became a hit all over again.
October 31, 1976
The Wake and Aftermath
Timi Yuro’s “Hurt” becomes a hit in the Netherlands twenty years after it reached the Top 10 in the United States. Because of Yuro’s powerful, resonant vocals, people often thought that Timi was either a man or a black woman. The truth is, at the time she recorded “Hurt” in 1961, this petite, white woman was just 20 years old.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Forbes Magazine listed the Top 40 American entertainment earners from 86-87, 8th was Whitney Houston $44 million, 7th Madonna $47 million and third place Bruce Springsteen $56 million.
Pop singer Debbie Gibson holds a seance at her Halloween party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious.
The very first MTV
unplugged show was recorded in New York, featuring UK band Squeeze, the program was aired on 26th Nov 1989.
Boyz II Men were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘End Of The Road’, taken from the film ‘Boomerang’. The quartet from Philadelphia were Motown’s biggest selling act of the 1990s, with 5 US No.1,s.
Chart history was made when the UK Top 5 singles chart was made up entirely of new entries. Alanis Morissette
went in at No.5, Culture Club at No.4, U2
at No.3, George Michael
at No.2 and Cher with ‘Believe’ at No.1. It made Cher (who was 52) the first female artist to have a No.1 single over the age of 50. The song was a No.1 in 23 countries.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Forbes magazine announced its list of the top earning dead celebrities and once again Elvis Presley led the way. The King earned $49 million in the past year. In second place was John Lennon who jumped from #4 last year, earning $44 million. Other notables included George Harrison in fourth place with $22 million, James Brown was eleventh with $5 million and Bob Marley was twelfth with $4 million.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Elvis Presley has beaten Madonna to a new UK chart record
. Yep, he’s still a force.
The 71-year-old actress has overseen development and helped design the 450-room hotel, which is situated close to her late ex-husband’s iconic Graceland estate in Tennessee, and though the 20 suites all pay tribute to the ‘Love Me Tender’ singer in …
Elvis 4th On Forbes List
Michael Jackson tops Forbes’ list of the highest-paid dead celebrities for the fifth year in a row–with earnings of $75 million. His postmortem empire is going strong, boosted by the Halloween special and new album Scream joining a list of ventures including a Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalogue.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer claims the No. 2 spot with $40 million. Barely a year after his death, more than 400 stores still sell Palmer-branded apparel in Asia, and AriZona Beverages produces 400 million cans of its Arnold Palmer line annually. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz ranks third with income of $38 million—MetLife recently retired Snoopy and Charlie Brown from its ad campaigns, but the cartoonist’s contract does not expire until 2019.
Elvis Presley finishes fourth with $35 million, up from last year’s $27 million sum thanks to the new $45 million Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment complex and recently-opened hotel The Guesthouse at Graceland. Bob Marley rounds out the top five with $23 million, boosted by sustainability-focused House of Marley audio products and the Marley Beverage Co.
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