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 $1,000.


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

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

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 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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

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
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info November 23 1956 Arena Cleveland OH (8:00 PM)
November 23, 1957
 Elvis Presley’s song “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” the b-side of “Trying To Get To You,” hit #15 in the U.K.

The Military Service Disruption

November 23, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

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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Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

November 23, 1960

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


Polls were taken at advance screenings of the Elvis Presley movie “Flaming Star”. As a result of the polls the songs “Britches” and “Summer Kisses, Winter Tears” were cut from the final cut of the movie. Polls were also taken on November 25.

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

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

November 23, 1970

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

November 23, 1971

Elvis Presley’s single “I’m Leavin'” hit #23 in the U.K.

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.

The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US No.1 album with ‘It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll’. but peaked at No.2 in the UK.

The album “Having Fun With Elvis On Stage” hit #130 in the U.S.

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. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, at 5 minutes and 55 seconds, it was too long and would never be a hit.
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 Lewis 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 Graceland’s closed-circuit monitors.


Jerry Lee to this day, maintains he was invited to Graceland –  while the mystery of whether he’d planned to kill Elvis remains.

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

Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis – Elvis History Blog

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


American blues artist Big Joe Turner died of a heart attack aged 75. Wrote ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’, (a hit for Bill Haley and His Comets) and ‘Sweet Sixteen.’


American country music singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. Known as the “King of Country Music,” he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Acuff started his career in 1932 working for Dr. Hauer’s medicine show, hired as one of its entertainers to draw a crowd to whom Hauer could sell medicines.


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.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


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. Esposito was the longtime Foreman of the Memphis Mafia and was one of two best men at Presley’s 1967 wedding in 1967 and one of Elvis’ pallbearers in 1977. After Elvis, Esposito was a road manager for many performers and has written more Elvis books than any other Memphis Mafia Member.

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



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