Daily Elvis: November 8

Give Us This Day, November 8, Our Daily Elvis


The gramophone was patented by Thomas Edison.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

November 8, 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


Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Choir recorded “Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song).” It became his 38th and last #1 single as a solo singer. He also had two #1s with the Andrews Sisters.


Memphis, Tennessee


Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Just moved to Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis was walked to Humes High School by Vernon.
Elvis Presley was enrolled in the eighth grade at Humes High School in Memphis, TN.
The size of the building and the number of students would have been overwhelming to Tupelo Elvis, and he had a panic attack and returning home, very nervous.

572 Poplar Avenue

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

November 8, 1952

B.B. King and his legendary guitar, Lucille, had their second #1 &B in a row with “Darling, You Know I Love You,” also his second chart single.

The first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. ‘Here In My Heart’ by Al Martino was the first No.1. The song stayed at No.1 for nine weeks.

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

Without Scotty and Bill, Elvis performed at the Memphis State University, Memphis For the Bloodbank Charity.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the MS Keesler Air Force Base  Airmen’s Club, outside Biloxi, Mississippi.

Otto and Gladys Zoller, with Elvis and Kay Brodnax at Keesler AFB – Nov. 1955
Photo © Ray Zoller & Rusty Zoller

Elvis also met June Juanico, a local Biloxi girl that he would start dating regularly over the next year.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 8 1955 Airmans Club Biloxi MS
With Bitsy Mott and Gene Smith Elvis took a train to Las Vegas.

Chuck Berry made his national television debut lip-syncing “Rock and Roll Music” on ABC’s “American Bandstand.” Lu Ann Simms also performed on the show.

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From the ship the USS Matsonia, on his way to Honolulu, Elvis telegrammed the Honolulu Star: “Aloha, very enjoyable trip. Sunbathing, swimming, tennis, reading.”
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Three weeks after its world premiere in Memphis, “Jailhouse Rock,” starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor, and Dean Jones opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

The Military Service Disruption

November 8, 1958
The Elvis Presley albums “King Creole” and “Elvis’ Golden Records” hit #3 and #4 in the U.K.

Military Service in Germany

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

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November 8, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis completed the recording of the soundtrack of Wild In The Country between 9.00 and 11.45 a.m. There were 2 different versions of I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell recorded. One for the movie and the other for a single release.
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Radio Recorders – Hollywood, California

I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (High Key) L2PB 5382-13
I Slipped I Stumbled I Fell (Low Key) WPA5 2548-18

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November 8, 1961
Kid Galahad
Elvis was visited on the set of It Happened At The World’s Fair by his father and Memphis Mayor Loeb, where the mayor officially accepted Elvis’ donation of $50,000 for a couple of Memphis charities.
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Dick Clark’s traveling Caravan Of Stars opens its Fall tour featuring Bobby Vee, The Ronettes, Brian Hyland, Little Eva and The Dovells.
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Photography on Kissin’ Cousins was concluded.
Elvis had to send Priscilla back to Memphis in order to avoid trouble because Ann-Margret was quoted in the press that she was in love with Elvis and didn’t know if they would marry. So the Colonel advised Elvis to avoid inquiries in his relation with Priscilla;but not before she threw a vase across the room, screaming that the expatriate Ann should “keep her ass in Sweden where she belongs.”
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November 8, 1964
Although Rock And Roll still dominated the air waves and the music charts, two performers from another generation had hits in the Billboard Top Ten. 49-year-old actor Lorne Greene was at #10 with a Western theme, spoken word record called “Ringo”, and 48-year-old Dean Martin’s “The Door Is Still Open To My Heart” sat at #6.
Tickle Me Production
November 8, 1965
The photography of Easy Come, Easy Go was completed. Elvis had showed up late, so now Producer Hal Wallis would wait to release him from the picture.
November 8, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience appears at Manchester University in Manchester, England.
Stay Away Joe
November 8, 1968
Actor Wendell Corey died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 54. (Harbor Command, The Eleventh Hour, Westinghouse Playhouse, Rear Window, The Search, Sorry Wrong Number, Loving You, The Rainmaker, Hell’s Half Acre, The Great Missouri Raid, Alias Jesse James, Cyborg 2087, Picture Mommy Dead)
The Trouble with Girls
November 8, 1969
On the second date of their US tour, The Rolling Stones break the Los Angeles concert gross record held by The Beatles since 1966. They added an extra date to their L.A. Forum stand and a fourth date to their upcoming gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
‘Something’ the first Beatles A-side composed by George Harrison entered the UK singles chart, it peaked at No.4 in the UK and went on to be a No.1 on the US chart. The song has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the second-most covered Beatles song after ‘Yesterday’.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

November 8, 1970
Led Zepplin’s fourth album is released in the U.S. – it would come out in England eleven days later. The album somehow never reached #1 in the states, but remained on the charts for 158 weeks.
Elvis performed at he Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wearing the Snowflake jumpsuit.
Date: 08 Nov 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Philadelphia. PA.
Tickets: 16,601
Costume: White Spectrum suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me Tender
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
One Night
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Impossible Dream
Suspicious Minds
Can’t Help Falling In Love

November 8, 1971 (8:30 pm). Philadelphia, PA16,000 Scream as Presley Brings Back Rock and Roll
by Jack Lloyd, Philadelphia Inquirer  November 9, 1971The most bellyhooed entertainment to hit Philadelphia in years came and went Monday night, Elvis Presley struck and now everything is back to normal in the South Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding the Spectrum

A capacity crowd filled the sports arena for the splashy Vegas-type show. Most of them – 16,601 paid – screamed and shouted and oobed and ashed

And it was just like the good old days of rock ‘n’ roll. Back when Elvis brought the new sound and his nervous hips out of Memphis to establish a whole new direction for pop music.

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Certainly, it cannot be said that Elvis failed to give the costumers their money’s worth. He gave them an hour of what they came to see and hear, Elvis Presley.

There was a chatter of disenchantment from many in the audience when it became evident that they would have to endure an hour of unexpected entertainment before being greeted by Elvis.

The Sweet Inspirations opened the show with a 20-minute set of soul-oriented music. Then came comedian Jackie Kahane, who had a rough time winning over the Elvis fans with his club-based act.

Kahane was scheduled for 35 minutes, but he gave up ahead of schedule. Small wonder. The crowd didn’t come to giggle. They came to rip it up with Elvis

But they had to rip it up with restrain as a result of stern warnings that no one was to leave their seat during performance. The penalty for disobedience was not made clear by the announcers, but the man seemed to mean business.

Elvis pounced on stage in a dazzling white outfit and blinked at the explosion of flash bulb that greeted his arrival

There wasn’t much chatter with the audience. Just that splashy brand of Elvis showmanship and most of the big songs that one associates with Elvis, spanning the past 15 years – “That’s All Right, Mam” “I Got A Woman,” “Love Me Tender,” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Suspicious Minds” and all the others.

Elvis was backed by 15-piece orchestra (local musicians) led by his personal conductor, Joe Guercio, and his own five-piece rhythm section.

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Elvis obviously will never be what he once was. A country boy who sang the life out of a blues song. It’s all too slick now. But he is a showman. Maybe that’s the trouble. It’s all so well planned and choreographed.

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 4 – November 5th – November 16th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 8 1971 Spectrum Philadelphia PA (8:30 pm) 16601 1971 Snowflake Original belt Black Suit Yes Yes

Variety’s reviewer, identified only as “Murf,” attended the Culver City preview, and his review of the film appeared in the show biz weekly on November 8, 1972. Positive throughout, Murf began his review as follows.

“‘Elvis On Tour,’ followup to ‘Elvis—That’s The Way It Is’ of two years ago, is a bright entertaining pop music documentary detailing episodes in the later professional life of Elvis Presley, the pioneer Pied Piper of rock music. Multi-panel composition and zesty editing make for a pleasant 92 minutes, and the production should do well at the youth [box office]. Martin Scorsese’s montage supervision highlights a top technical effort.”

Elvis flew to Lubbock, Texas, to begin with his 3rd tour of 1972, which would be a 8-day one.
Wearing the Blue nail Jumpsuit, Elvis performed at the Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.
Date: 08 Nov 1972
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Lubbock, TX.
Municipal Coliseum
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Lightblue Nail Studded suit
Track list: Unknown
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 7 – November 8th – November 18th 1972
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 8 1972 Municipal Coliseum Lubbock TX (8:30 pm) 10000 Blue Nail Original belt Black Suit Yes
November 8, 1973
Singer Ivory Joe Hunter died of lung cancer at the age of 60. Hunter was best known for his R&B hits, “Since I Lost You Baby”, “I Almost Lost My Mind” and “I Need You So”.
While appearing on the BBC’s Top Of The Pops, David Bowie is presented with an award for selling over a million singles as well as a million albums in the UK over the past two years.
November 8, 1974
After appearing at the Westbury Music Fair in New York, Connie Francis is assaulted at knifepoint in her hotel room. Although she would win a three million dollar lawsuit, Connie would not perform again until 1981.
November 8, 1975
David Bowie made his US TV debut performing “Fame”, on the Cher CBS-TV show.
November 8, 1976
 The album “The Best of George Harrison” was released. The album was compiled without Harrison’s involvement and drew criticism from him over the inclusion of his Beatles-era songs which take up half of the album’s length, diminishing the significance of the work from his solo years.

The Wake and Aftermath

KISS kicked off their 11-date Unmasked tour of Australia and New Zealand playing two nights at Perth Entertainment Centre.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Jerry Lee Lewis declared bankruptcy on the same day production began on his biopic, “Great Balls of Fire.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Proving that Classic Rock artists were alive and well, “The Greatest Songs of the Sixties” by Barry Manilow entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart at #2, The Who‘s “Endless Wire” sat at #7, while Meat Loaf was at #8 with “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose”.
AC/DC started a two-week run at number one on the US album chart with Black Ice, the band’s fifteenth studio album and the second-best selling album of 2008. Black Ice went to the top spot in 29 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


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