Give Us This Day, November 3, Our Daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
John Lee Hooker recorded “Boogie Chillen’ ” in Detroit, his first session ever.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
572 Poplar Avenue
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup charted with “”I’m Gonna Dig Myself a Hole” (#9), the last of his six R&B titles. With Crudup it was all or nothing, as each of his six chart singles out of numerous releases all made the Top 10.
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
November 3, 1954
Elvis did a Blood Drive Charity at Memphis State University
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
November 3, 1955
The Platters’ seminal single “The Great Pretender” was issued.
November 3, 1956
Elvis Presley‘s “Love Me Tender” took over the top spot on the Billboard chart, pushing his double sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” to number two. Jim Lowe held down the #3 spot with “Green Door”, Johnnie Ray was at #4 with “Just Walkin’ In The Rain” and Bill Doggett’s “Honky Tonk” was #5.
Variety detailed some of the craziness.
At the time RCA reported that sales of Elvis’s “Don’t Be Cruel”/”Hound Dog” single had reached 2.6 million copies in the U.S. alone. Over 1.8 million copies of his new single, “Love Me Tender,” had already been shipped.
The record company was selling more than Elvis records in 1956, though. That November it started shipments of its Elvis Presley portable record player. The player featured Presley’s autograph stamped in gold on the top cover of the simulated blue denim case and could be purchased in two different packages. A four-speed model came with a two-pocket Elvis extended play record for $32.95. The second offer included an automatic 45 r.p.m. player with a three-pocket EP album for $44.95.
Finally, although RCA officials denied any connection with its Presley meal ticket, the company started closing its New York 24th Street offices at 5 p.m., thus shortening their employees’ workweek by 2½ hours. Record companies with less hit records continued to work until 5:30.
November 3, 1957
Sun Records releases “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis. It will be his biggest hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Pop chart, number three on the R&B list and number one on the Country And Western chart. The single sold a million copies during its first ten days of release and would go on to sell over five million copies world-wide and was a No.1 hit in the UK and No.2 in the US.
Sam Cooke appears on The Ed Sullivan Show to sing “You Send Me”, but is cut off before he can finish the number when the show ran out of time. He is invited to come back next month.
Elvis Presley had eight singles in the U.K. Top 30. The songs were “Party” (3), “Teddy Bear” (11), “All Shook Up” (17), “Got a Lot of Livin’ to Do” (19), “Trying to Get to You” (21), “Loving You” (24), “Paralyzed” (26) and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (30).
The Military Service Disruption
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
November 3, 1966
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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