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.”
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.
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.
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
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The Military Service Disruption
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.
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
November 23, 1962
November 23, 1963
November 23, 1964
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
Jerry Lee to this day, maintains he was invited to Graceland – while the mystery of whether he’d planned to kill Elvis remains.
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.’
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.
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