Daily Elvis: November 16

Give us this day, November 16, our daily Elvis


“W.C.” Handy, the Father of the Blues,” was born in Florence, AL.

He died in 1958, the year Nat King Cole portrayed him in a film about his life.


Tupelo, Mississippi



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

November 16, 1937

Vernon along with Gladys’ brother, Travis Smith and a friend Lether Gable were indicted for forgery.

A check that Orville Bean had made out to Vernon had been altered and the culprits stood accused by Bean. Vernon had sold Bean a hog and received for it, a check for only $4 – a sum much less than he had expected.

Courthouse records do not include details of how large a sum of money the check was altered to, but in her book, Elvis and Gladys, Elaine Dundy says that based on the memories of the people she talked with, it was either fourteen or forty dollars.

, 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

Memphis, Tennessee


Elvis attended Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

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 16, 1954

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the Camden, AR Municipal (Muny) Hall Auditorium (2 shows)at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 16 1955 City Auditorium Camden AR (7:00 PM) The Western-Swing Jamboree Yes
Info November 16 1955 City Auditorium Camden AR (9:15 PM) The Western-Swing Jamboree Yes
November 16, 1957
Elvis Presley’s single “Trying To Get To You” hit #16 in the U.K.
Miss Austria 1957 Hannerl Melcher with Elvis on a 1958 Harley-Davidson Duo-Glide in Las Vegas

The Military Service Disruption

Military Service in Germany
Elvis wrote a letter to Alan Fortas from Grafenwohr, where he was on maneuvers. Homesick, he wrote to Alan that he hoped for a miracle to get out of the army before March 1960. He also described his new girlfriend, Margit, looking a lot like Brigitte Bardot.
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

November 16, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

November 16, 1960

After Brenda Lee had turned it down for being “too Country”, Patsy Cline records “I Fall To Pieces” for Decca Records in Nashville. The song will enter the US charts the following summer and rise to #12.

In Production: Wild in the Country 

November 16, 1961

In Production:Kid Galahad

November 16, 1962

November 16, 1963

Peter, Paul & Mary ruled the Album chart as the memorable trio had the #1 album In the Wind, #6 (Moving) and #8 (Peter, Paul and Mary).  Barbra Streisand owned #2–The Second Barbra Streisand Album while Elvis’ Golden Records, Volume 3 by Elvis Presley was third.

Elvis Presley’s single “Bossa Nova Baby” hit #8 in the U.S. The single’s b-side, “Witchcraft,” hit #32 in the U.S.

November 16, 1964

At RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World studios in New York, Sam Cooke recorded “Shake” and “It’s Got The Whole World Shakin’,” at his last session. He was shot to death 3½ weeks later.

Tickle Me

November 16, 1965

The Frank Sinatra documentary “Sinatra: An American Original,” hosted by Walter Cronkite, aired on CBS-TV.

November 16, 1966

Easy Come, Easy Go – Wallis Power Trip to Nov 22

November 16, 1967
Stay Away Joe.

November 16, 1968

The Trouble with Girls

November 16, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Anne Murray’s single “Snowbird” was certified Gold.

Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City: November 16, 1970.
Elvis performed at the State Fair Grounds Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

Newspaper Articles > 1970 > November 16, 1970 Oklahoma

November 16, 1970 Oklahoma City, OK. Is That All Of Elvis ?
By Howard Inglish, Oklahoma Journal, November 1970

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

Elvis on stage in Oklahoma in november 16 1970.

Photos: Elvis Presley : Oklahoma City : November 16, 1970

Date: 16 Nov 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Fair Ground Arena
Tickets: 11,000
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
That’s All Right
I Walk The Line
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
How Great Thou Art
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Blueberry Hill
Blue Christmas
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Go Cat Go
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 3 – November 10th – November 17th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info November 16 1970 Fair Ground Arena Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 11000 Lace White Macrame belt White Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah. The total profit of this tour, after reduction of the costs, was $804,000. , which had to be divided between the Colonel and Elvis.
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Date: 16 Nov 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Salt Lake City, UT.
Salt Palace
Tickets: 13,000
Costume: White Fringe suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
You Don’t Have to Say You Say You Love
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Love Me
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
/Blue Suede Shoes
It’s Now Or Never
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
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 16 1971 Salt Palace Salt Lake City UT (8:30 pm) 13000 1971 Snowflake Original belt White Suit Yes
Elvis, Linda and Lisa-Marie flew from Los Angeles to Honolulu. They were accompanied by a large group: James Caughley, Joe Esposito, Dick Grob, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge, Dr. Nichopoulos, Sonny West, Red West and the 3 Stanley brothers, Ricky, David and Billy.
November 16, 1973
David Bowie‘s first British TV special, 1980 Floor Show aired on NBC as an episode of Midnight Special. His guests were Marianne Faithful and The Troggs.
November 16, 1974
John Lennon had his only solo number one hit in the US during his lifetime when “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” hit the top. In his UK homeland, it could do no better than #36.
His girl friend, May Pang, would later recall that John got the inspiration for the song when he saw TV evangelist Reverend Ike utter the phrase “Let me tell you guys, it doesn’t matter, it’s whatever gets you through the night.”
November 16, 1975
Elvis had bought a new Ferrari and it was delivered to Memphis in a rental truck.

The Wake and Aftermath


The Bee Gees, Billy Preston and Peter Frampton make their acting debuts as their movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band opens. The film proves to be a box office disaster, with most major movie critics bashing it.

A concert by Queen at New York’s Madison Square Garden featured a row of semi-nude, over-weight women on bicycles to promote the band’s current single, “Fat-Bottomed Girls”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The Garth Brooks album “Ropin’ The Wind” was certified 10X Platinum.


Anthology Volume 3 by the Beatles was the #1 album, making the group the only act in the Rock Era to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.


Bass singer J.D. Sumner of the gospel vocal groups the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet died following a heart attack at the age of 73. For six years, Sumner held the Guiness World Record for singing the lowest bass note. J.D. and the Stamps toured and recorded with Elvis Presley from November 1971 until Presley’s death in 1977.


A six-minute recording of a Beatles interview bought for $5 at a flea market, sold for $10,400 at an online auction. The winning bidder was simply described as “an avid record and music memorabilia collector” from the US.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


“I Walk The Line: A Night For Johnny Cash” featuring Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Norah Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix, aired on CBS-TV.


In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain. According to the list, the album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies.


The RIAA sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The soundtrack to the James Bond film Skyfall reached #100 on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the highest charting album in the film franchise since A View to a Kill went to #38 in July, 1985 – with Duran Duran




United States President Barack Obama awarded the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s top civilian honor, to twenty-one recipients, including Diana Ross and Bruce Springsteen. The honorees, from the worlds of acting, athletics, music, and science, were acknowledged for their contributions to America.


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