Daily Elvis: November 1

Give Us This Day, November 1, Our Daily Elvis


November 1, 1894

William Donaldson and James H. Hennegan published their first edition of Billboard as “A monthly resume of all that is new, bright and interesting on the boards.” The eight page magazine was “devoted to the interests of advertisers, poster printers, bill posters, advertising agents & secretaries of fairs.” It later began reporting on circuses, carnivals, vaudeville and other forms of live entertainment before focusing on motion pictures and later still, the music industry. The cost of that initial publication was 10 cents or 90 cents a year.

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


November 1, 1954

The November issue of Billboard magazine lists Elvis Presley at number 8 of the Most Promising New Hillbilly or Country Singers.

An R&B group called The Famous Flames, led by singer James Brown, cut their first demo of “Please, Please, Please” at a radio station in Macon Georgia. It will lead to their signing with King Records, where they re-recorded the song in February, 1956 and watched it climb to #6 on Billboard’s R&B chart.

Buddy Holly And The Crickets started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with “That’ll Be The Day”.

November 1, 1955

Sam Phillips sold his contract with Elvis Presley to RCA records for $35,000.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

A Rock ‘n’ Roll oddity happened when two different versions of the same song, “Cindy, Oh Cindy”, were tied at #12 on the Billboard chart. Eddie Fisher’s version was to be his last Top 40 entry, while the rendition by Vince Martin And The Tarriers proved to be the only time they made the list.
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With Nick Adams on the old motorcycle, Elvis Presley spent the day riding round Memphis on his new bike with actress Natalie Wood.

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November 1, 1957

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

The Military Service Disruption

November 1, 1958
Communist East Germany leaders dub Elvis Presley as “Public enemy number one.” An East Germany youth publication wrote: “The 23 year old star Presley is no artist and enjoys only limited brain power.”

Military Service in Germany

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

November 1, 1959
For the first time since 1954, Elvis Presley doesn’t have a single or EP or LP on any of the Billboard charts.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis Presley released the single “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Fred Woodward, a local police inspector and personal friend of Elvis had a fatal heart attack. When Elvis heard the news he rushed into the hospital and tried to comfort the widow. “He was a great guy, a good friend” he said, obviously distraught.  See also: Daily Elvis: March 7
 November 1, 1961
November 1, 1962
It Happened At the World’s Fair Production.
While The Beatles were appearing at The Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, a recording was made on a small, portable tape recorder which would be pressed and issued by Singasong Records in 1977 as “Live! At the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962”.
November 1, 1963
The Beatles kicked off a UK tour performing two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Their repertoire for the tour was ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘From Me to You’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘You Really Got a Hold On Me’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Boys’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Money’, and ‘Twist and Shout’. Supporting The Beatles were The Rhythm & Blues Quartet, The Vernons Girls, Frank Berry, The Brook Brothers, Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers, and The Kestrels.
Kissin Cousins Film Production
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Elvis’ 19th LP the Fun in Acapulo Soundtrack is released – a mix of Movie and Studio musically themed songs;  peaked at number three on the Top LP’s chart. The album, along with the accompanying film, would be Presley’s last release before the arrival of Beatlemania.
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Four of these songs would be included on the 1995 compilation Command Performances: The Essential 60s Masters II: the title track, “Mexico,” “Marguerita,” and the song released as the lead single, “Bossa Nova Baby
In 2003 Fun in Acapulco was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in an edition that contained the original album along with numerous alternate takes.
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“Bossa Nova Baby/Witchcraft” – The fact that the bossa nova craze of the 1960s was a Brazilian phenomenon rather than a Mexican one mattered little, as the single peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as reaching as high as the 20th spot on the R&B singles chart.
November 1, 1964
The Dave Clark Five appear on The Ed Sullivan Show singing their hit “Glad All Over”. Sullivan likes them much better than The Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are “nice, neat boys.”
Elvis in Tickle Me Production
 November 1, 1965
November 1, 1966
With “Good Vibrations” at the top of the UK chart, The Beach Boys kick off the first of seven sold out shows at Finsbury Park Astoria in London, England. Over 600 city buses were adorned with posters announcing their arrival.
Three Elvis Presley albums are certified Gold: his 1956 debut album, “Elvis Presley”, “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 2” and “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 3”.
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His debut album was the 1st rock n roll LP to reach 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, where it stayed for 10 weeks. Two and a half months as #1, certified Gold on November 1, 1966 and Platinum on August 8, 2011 by the Recording Industry Association of America. In 2003, it was ranked number 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
Elvis’ Debut and Gold 2 LP covers are the most copied by other artists.

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The 9th Presley Platter “Elvis’ Gold Records, Vol. 2” which peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart 1959, was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a Gold Record Award (based on $1,000,000 in wholesale sales) on November 1, 1966. It Platinum Record Award for sales of one million copies in the US on March 27, 1992

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Released August 11, 1963, Elvis’ Golden Records Volume 3 is a compilation of hit singles released in 1960, 1961, and 1962.  The album was originally released as a mono and stereo LP record and was reissued several times including a Compact Disc edition in 1997 that included six bonus tracks. It was certified Gold on November 1, 1966, and Platinum on March 27, 1992, by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Easy Come, Easy Go Production
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With “Good Vibrations” at the top of the UK chart, The Beach Boys kick off the first of seven sold out shows at Finsbury Park Astoria in London, England. Over 600 city buses were adorned with posters announcing their arrival.
November 1, 1967
Stay Away Joe
November 1, 1968
The U.S. movie rating system of G, M, R, X went into effect. The designations PG-13 and NC-17 were added later.
George Harrison releases his first solo album, “Wonderwall Music” on the Apple label. The songs are mostly Harrison instrumentals, aided by Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and an unaccredited banjo contribution by Peter Tork of The Monkees. The LP would reach #49 in the US, but did not chart at all in the UK and would become the first album to be deleted from the Apple Records catalog.
Trouble With Girls Film Production
November 1, 1969
The Beatles scored their 13th US No.1 album with Abbey Road.
“Suspicious Minds” reaches the top of the Billboard chart, becoming Elvis Presley‘s 17th and final US number one hit during his lifetime. Elvis had recorded it in a 4 AM to 7 AM session last January, with the eighth take being the keeper. The song climbed to #2 in the UK.
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The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

The Festfolk Quartet gave their first professional performance at a Gothenburg, Sweden restaurant. They later changed the group’s name to ABBA.
Elvis spent a final weekend in Palm Springs before going out on the November tour.
Elvis flew to Washington D.C. to visit Joyce Bova. He was accompanied by Sonny West and James Caughley. He checked into the Hotel Washington using the name Jon Burrows.
Elvis on Tour — Released by MGM The 33rd and final film of Elvis’ career, Elvis On Tour opens in the US. It would be awarded the 1972 Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary, making it the only Elvis film to win an award of any credible artistic meaningful kind.
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Elvis and Linda returned to Los Angeles.
RCA’s budget label, RCA Camden, released Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2; reaching number 22 on the Billboard chart. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992, Platinum on July 15, 1999 and 2x Platinum on January 6, 2004 by the RIAA.
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Elvis leaves Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital for Graceland.

Romances: Linda Thompson

Somewhere during this week Elvis and Linda went to Sam Thomson’s parent’s house.
They spent the evening relaxing and singing blues numbers, as well as other old favorites like I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry and Spanish Eyes.
Elvis and Linda even sang a duet together, which was taped by Sam Thompson.
November 1, 1974
November 1, 1975
The Carpenters are forced to cancel their upcoming British tour because of Karen’s deteriorating health; she would die of eating disordered starvation in 1980, while Elvis’ disordered eating contributed to his death in 1977. 
Elvis spent much of the next 3 weeks flying back and forth between Memphis, Denver, Palm Springs and Dallas.

The Wake and Aftermath


In San Francisco on the first night of his latest tour, Bob Dylan debuted songs from his new Christian album, “Slow Train Coming.” The shocked audience booed the new material throughout his set.


Bruce Springsteen scored his first No.1 US album with ‘The River’, featuring the US No.5 & UK No.44 single ‘Hungry Heart.’

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

Nearly twenty years after their first US chart appearances, two former teen heart-throbs returned to Billboard’s Hot 200 album list. The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy reached number 27 with his self titled L.P., while Donny Osmond was enjoying the success of “My Love Is A Fire”, which would climb to number 21.
November 1, 2000
The Recording Industry Association Of America introduces guidelines for Parental Advisory labeling on recordings.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

November 1, 2010
At a lecture on the modern music industry at Britain’s Radio Festival in Salford, Pete Townshend accused Apple’s iTunes website of “bleeding” artists like a “digital vampire”. He went on to insist that iTunes bosses should do more to help artists, rather than just taking the money.
Beach Boys‘ vocalist Mike Love released a song called “(You’ll Never Be) Alone on Christmas Day”, a new version of an old yuletide bootleg that was available exclusively http://www.RollingStone.com.
At Madison Square Garden in New York, the 10th annual Stand Up for Heroes event, which raises money to help injured service members and their families, featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Louis CK, and Jim Gaffigan, among others. Springsteen has appeared at every Stand Up for Heroes show since 2009.

 Nearly 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley sets a new record for the solo artist with the most #1 albums on the British charts.

Elvis Presley Sets Record for Solo Artist with the Most #1 Albums in the UK


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