Daily Elvis: November 23

Give us this day, November 23, our daily Elvis

The world’s first jukebox, then known as a “nickel in the slot machine,” was installed at San Francisco’s’ Palais Royal Hotel. It had been created by simply adding a coin slot to an Edison phonograph. The machine had no amplification and patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes. In its first six months of service, the machine earned over $1000.


Enrico Caruso made his American debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in “Rigoletto.”


Tupelo, Missippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


November 23, 1954

Bob Neal, a 37-year-old disc jockey at WMPS in Memphis, assumes the manager’s role for Elvis Presley, booking him as Elvis Presley, the Hillbilly Cat. Neal would stay Elvis’ manager until March, 1956, when he would give way to Colonel Tom Parker.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info November 23 1954 Mint Club Gladewater TX
Elvis went shopping in Memphis. He spent over $600 at a camara shop named Ed’s.
Nick Adams, Elvis and Ken Moore arrive at the Cleveland Arena – Photo © Lew Allen

Elvis and deejay Bill Randle backstage at the Arena in Cleveland

Elvis Presley : Cleveland Arena, Ohio : November 23, 1956

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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info November 23 1956 Arena Cleveland OH (8:00 PM)
November 23, 1957
November 23, 1958

November 23, 1959
While Elvis did Military Service, RCA released Elvis Gold Records 2.

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

With his first LP, this would be Elvis’ most duplicated album cover art.

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November 23,, 1960

G.I. Blues — released by Paramount on November 23, 1960.

Elvis in Wild in the Country Production

November 23, 1961

Kid Galahad

November 23, 1962

November 23, 1963

November 23, 1964

Tickle Me

November 23, 1965

November 23, 1966

Spinout — released nationally in the USA by MGM


November 23, 1968

The Trouble with Girls

November 23, 1969

November 23, 1970

Elvis flew back to Memphis and arrived early the next morning.

November 23, 1971

November 23, 1972

November 23, 1973

November 23, 1974

One Hit Wonder Billy Swan started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Can Help’. The song was a hit throughout most of Europe and also reached No.1 in Australia. It was so successful in Norway that it charted for 37 weeks on the Norwegian charts making it the 4th best-performing single of all time in that country.

November 23, 1975

Queen‘s, “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit number one in the UK, where it stayed until the end of January 1977, longer than any other song since Slim Whitman’s “Rose Marie” in 1955. The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first UK Pop video and cost 5,000 Pounds to produce.
There was a bit of trouble at the gates of Graceland. This was the second night in a row that Jerry Lee Lewis appeared at the gates in the early morning. Ten hours after his last arrest, Jerry Lee was waving with a gun and demanded to see Elvis.
According to witnesses he was screaming and cursing, and the police said that the singer was sitting in his car with a loaded 38 derringer resting on his knee when they arrived. Elvis watched the whole thing on the closed-circuit monitors.


Jerry Lee was arrested and to this day, maintains he was invited –  imagine if he’d actually killed Elvis in 1976.

‘Elvis VS Jerry Lee Lewis’ – Welcome to EIN – Elvis Information Network

Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis – Elvis History Blog



American soul singer and saxophonist Junior Walker died of cancer aged 64. Had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single ‘How Sweet It Is’, and the 1969 US No.4 single ‘What Does It Take, To Win Your Love’. Walker also played sax on Foreigner’s 1981 hit ‘Urgent.’

Despite objections from The Recording Industry Association of America, who is worried about the growing problem of internet file swapping, the first portable MP3 player goes on sale in the US. Ten years later, over 150 million had been sold.

40 Years Ago Today: Jerry Lee Lewis Arrested at Graceland Gates


Elvis plays Oz Arena via video screens

Elvis Presley’s close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito died at the age of 78. The pair met in 1959 while both were serving in the Army. Esposito later became Presley’s road manager and professional assistant and was one of two best men at Presley’s 1967 wedding and a pallbearer at his funeral in 1977.

Joe Esposito Dies at 78; Spent 20 Years Assisting Elvis Presley

reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database







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