Daily Elvis: November 24

Give us this day, November 24, our daily Elvis


Naturalist Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species,” which explained his theory of evolution by means of natural selection.


Mississippi became the first Southern state to enact laws which came to be known as “Black Codes” aimed at limiting the rights of newly freed blacks; other states of the former Confederacy soon followed.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

Vernon Presley in prison  ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)


Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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

1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

memphis after sept 48

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)


The musical “Guys and Dolls” opened.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.


398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

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

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

November 24, 1954

Performance at Texarkana, AR Municipal Auditorium

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info November 24 1954 Municipal Auditorium Texarkana AR

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

November 24, 1955

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

November 24, 1956

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’ “Baby Baby/I’m Not a Juvenile Delinquent,” from the film Rock, Rock, Rock, was released. A hit in England (#12), it bombed in America.

LaVern Baker’s “Jim Dandy” was released. It soared to #1 R&B and #17 pop.

The Dell-Vikings recorded nine a capppella songs, including “Come Go With Me.” After insrumentation was added, “Come” went on to be the first Top 10 pop hit by a racially mixed rock ‘n’ roll vocal group.

Elvis performed at Troy, OH Hobart Arena (1 matinee and 1 evening)

DJ, Elvis and Bill (believed to be Hobart Arena, Troy, OH – Nov. 24, 1956)
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Elvis onstage (believed to be Hobart Arena, Troy, OH – Nov. 24, 1956)
Photo from “Elvis Presley: The Intimate Story” courtesy Ger Rijff

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info November 24 1956 Hobart Arena Troy OH (3:00 PM)
Info November 24 1956 Hobart Arena Troy OH (8:00 PM)

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

Harry Belafonte was at #1 on the UK chart with “Mary’s Boy Child”, the first single to sell over 1 million copies in Great Britain. It stayed at the top for seven weeks.
Elvis was home in Memphis. There was some trouble with the gate when Elvis and his friends wanted to go out for the night, so they all had to climb over the wall.
The Presleys lived at  Graceland,

The Military Service Disruption

November 24, 1958

The Platters were up 36 notches with their new single “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”.

The Kingston Trio became the very first group to ever have an album reach the top of the US chart. Before them, only solo artists had hit number one. They would go on to record a total of fourteen Top Ten albums and an additional five would enter the Top 25.

Conway Twitty had the new #1 song with “It’s Only Make Believe”, knocking “Tom Dooley” by the Kingston Trio down a notch.  The Teddy Bears appeared to have a big hit with “To Know Him Is To Love Him”, but “Topsy II” by Cozy Cole and “It’s All In The Game” both fell.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Beep Beep” by the Playmates, Elvis Presley hopped into the Top 10 with two songs–“One Night”, moving 14-7 and “I Got Stung”.  Ricky Nelson dropped with “Lonesome Town” and Bobby Darin had #10 with “Queen Of The Hop”

Military Service in Germany

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

November 24, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

November 24, 1960

Wild in the Country 

November 24, 1961

Howlin’ Wolf arrived in London for his first European tour.

Kid Galahad

November 24, 1962

Brenda Lee made it three weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “All Alone Am I”.

Dion hit the US Top Ten for the fifth time since he left The Belmonts with “Love Came to Me”.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

November 24, 1963

Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television.

The Who appeared at The Marquee Club London, England. Between 1964-1968 The Who made 29 appearances at The Marquee.
Paul McCartney’s father, Jim, marries widow Angela Williams, giving Paul a five-year-old step-sister, Ruth.
The production of Tickle Me ended and Elvis drove home to Memphis.
 November 24, 1965
Harum Scarum released in theatres
Image result for harum scarum
The Beatles got together for the first time since their return from the summer tour of the United States, ready to record a new album. The first song selected for recording was John Lennon’s ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, which would not end up on the album, but as The Beatles’ next single. This day’s session was devoted entirely to ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’
Several thousand teenagers battle with Kansas City police after a James Brown concert is halted because of what officials call “obscene dances being performed on the stage.”
Donovan’s “Mellow Yellow” was released.
After spending Thanksgiving with the Colonel in Palm Springs, Elvis drove home to Memphis in his rebuilt Greyhound bus.
November 24, 1967

November 24, 1968

Diana Ross and The Supremes were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Child’, their 11th No.1 in the US. The song is also notable for knocking off and keeping The Beatles massive ‘Hey Jude’ off the top spot in the US.

The Trouble with Girls

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

November 24, 1970

A hijacker calling himself “Dan Cooper” (but who became popularly known as “D.B. Cooper”) parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 over the Pacific Northwest after receiving $200,000 dollars in ransom; his fate remains unknown.
The results of the blood tests in the ongoing paternity suit indicated that Elvis could not have been the father of the child of Patricia Parker.
November 24, 1972
ABC-TV debuts its late-night Rock show, In Concert, put together by The Monkees’ producer, Don Kirshner. The first show stars Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Blood, Sweat And Tears, Poco and the Allman Brothers Band.
November 24, 1973
 Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Photograph’. His first of two US chart toppers as a solo artist. Written by Starr and George Harrison, the promotional film shot for the single showed Starr walking around his new house at the time, Tittenhurst Park, which had been previously the home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, (and where the ‘Imagine’ promo film was shot).
Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes owned the new #1 R&B song with “The Love I Lost”.
The Silver Fox, Charlie Rich, had the #1 Easy Listening song for a third week with “The Most Beautiful Girl”.
Ringo Starr surprised all by reaching #1 with “Photograph”.  Eddie Kendricks was derailed with “Keep On Truckin'” and the Carpenters had another monster hit at #3 with “Top Of The World”.  Billy Preston advanced with “Space Race”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The DeFranco Family with “Heartbeat – It’s A Lovebeat”, Gladys Knight & the Pips had #6 with their great song “Midnight Train To Georgia”, Chicago’s “Just You ‘N’ Me”, Marie Osmond with “Paper Roses”, Elton John moved from 15-9 with “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes found the Top 10 with “The Love I Lost”.
Elton John had what to date was the biggest album of his career as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road remained at #1 for a third week.  Quadrophenia by the Who peaked at 2 while Ringo by Ringo Starr moved from 15 to 3.  Goats Head Soup spilled down to #4 for the Rolling Stones with Jim Croce’s posthumous release You Don’t Mess Around with Jim right behind.  The rest of the Top 10:  Jonathan Livingston Seagull from Neil Diamond, moving 14-6, Brothers and Sisters taking a turn down for the Allman Brothers Band, Life and Times by Jim Croce #8, The Joker by the Steve Miller Band and Los Cochinos from Cheech & Chong at #10.
November 24, 1974
The bone fragments of a 3.2 million-year-old hominid were discovered by scientists in Ethiopia; the skeletal remains were nicknamed “Lucy.” for the Beatles Song.
John Lennon rehearsed with Elton John for EJ’s upcoming concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
November 24, 1975

November 24, 1976

Chicago started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘If You Leave Me Now’, the American group’s only UK No.1. It went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

Elvis performed at the Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada. Here he began his 8th tour of 1976. Linda accompanied him, although Elvis already had met Ginger Alden.

Romances: Linda Thompson

Romances: Ginger Alden

November 24, 1976 (8:30 pm) Reno, NV. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 24 Nov 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Reno, NV.
Reno Centennial Coliseum
Tickets: 7,200
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
[band introductions]
Hound Dog
Funny How Times Slip Away
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love

The Magical Magnet Of Elvis Still Exists by Bill Steinauen Reno Evening Gazzette

Presley Memories Stronger Than Reality by Pat O’Driscoll Nevada State Journal

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 26 – November 24th – November 30th 1976
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Info November 24 1976 Reno Centennial Coliseum Reno NV (8:30 pm) 7200 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


A pair of Pop music divas, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand combined their voices to produce the top tune in the US, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”. It’s Summer’s third number one single and Streisand’s fourth. The record made #3 in the UK.

“Still” by the Commodores took a turn at the top of the R&B chart.

The Eagles topped the Album chart for a fourth week with their great album The Long Run.  Styx would peak at #2 with Cornerstone and In Through the Out Door by Led Zeppelin was hanging around at #3.  Tusk, the new Fleetwood Mac release, was fourth with Donna Summer holding on to #5 with her compilation On the Radio–Greatest Hits-Volumes I & II.  The rest of the Top 10:  Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants from Stevie Wonder, Rise by Herb Alpert, Wet, remaining in the eighth position for Barbra Streisand, One Voice by Barry Manilow and the Bee Gees Greatest was #10.


Bill Withers sang lead on this one as jazz great Grover Washington, Jr. released the single “Just The Two Of Us”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Canada Comedian Jim Carrey impersonating Elvis on Johnny Carson

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


No one could topple Purple Rain from the #1 spot on the Album chart as Prince remained there for the 17th consecutive week.  Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen took second while Tina Turner’s Private Dancer remained in the Top 10 for the 16th week.  “The Woman in Red” Soundtrack from Stevie Wonder was #4 while the new Honeydrippers release Volume One was fifth.  The rest of the Top 10:  Big Bam Boom from Hall & Oates moving from 11-6, Sports by Huey Lewis & the News logged its 39th week in the Top 10, Can’t Slow Down was in its 55th week of release for Lionel Richie, and Billy Ocean scored a Top 10 album with Suddenly, which leaped over Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual.


Rock pioneer Big Joe Turner died of kidney failure at the age of 74. Turner was one of the first artists to ever play Rock and Roll when he recorded “Shake, Rattle and Roll” in 1954, although Bill Haley And His Comets had a bigger hit with their cover version. Turner also recorded “Sweet Sixteen” before B.B. King, and wrote “Honey Hush”, later copied by Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul McCartney. Turner earned his nickname from his 6’2″, 300 lbs stature.


Bette Midler chalked up a fourth week at #1 on the AC chart with “From A Distance”.

Mariah Carey copped a third week at #1 with “Love Takes Time”.  Alias moved one step away with “More Than Words Can Say” while Whitney Houston had the #3 song with her 13th career hit–“I’m Your Baby Tonight”.


Eric Carr, drummer of Kiss since 1982, died of cancer at the age of 41.

Freddie Mercury died of complications from aids at his home in London’s Holland park aged 45, just one day after he publicly admitted he was HIV positive. Mercury was openly bisexual and enjoyed a colourful rock star lifestyle. During his career with Queen he scored over 40 Top 40 UK singles including the worldwide No.1 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

Eric Carr (Paul Charles Caravello) drummer with KISS died aged 41, of complications from cancer in a New York hospital. Carr replaced Peter Criss in 1980 and remained a band member until he became ill in 1991. For his Kiss stage persona, Carr was known as ‘The Fox.’

Cyndi Lauper marries actor David Thornton, with Little Richard providing the wedding music.


American blues guitarist and singer Albert Collins died of lung cancer aged 61. Known as ‘The master of the telecaster’, he shared a Grammy for the 1985 album Showdown! which he recorded with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland.


The inaugural MTV European Music Awards are hosted by Tom Jones in Berlin, Germany. Canada’s Bryan Adams is named Best Male Artist, Mariah Cary is Best Female Artist and Aerosmith are named Best Rock Band.

Prince performed “Peach” on the European MTV Awards. He claimed the song was a “cover tune by a good friend.”


Junior Walker, who lead The All Stars on several Top 40 hits including “Shotgun”, “What Does It Take” and “These Eyes”, died of cancer at the age of 64.


The live Bee Gees DVD “One Night Only” was released in the U.S..


During a Bonhams of London rock auction, Buddy Holly’s first driving licence sold for £3,795; and a copy of The Beatles 1968 The White Album numbered 00000001, sold for £9,775.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Robbie Williams started a five week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his fifth studio album ‘Escapology’. The album became the best selling album of 2002 in the United Kingdom, selling 1.2 million copies


Time Warner sold Warner Brothers Music to a group led by Edgar Bronfman, Jr. for $2.6 billion.

The original members of Motley Crue reformed for the first time in five years.

‘Agadoo’ by Black Lace was named the worst song of all time by a panel of music writers. The song which peaked at No.2 on the UK charts in 1984 spent 30 weeks in the top 75 and went on to become the eighth best-selling single of 1984 in the UK. Black Lace themselves recorded an X-rated version of the song entitled ‘Have a Screw’, which was released on the B-side of the 12-inch vinyl ‘Gang Bang’.

Glen Campbell was arrested for drunk driving and hit and run in Phoenix, Arizona.  It was more than a little ironic given one of Campbell’s biggest hits was entitled “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”.

“Christmas Peace” released – yet another Christmas compilation disc that #30 in the USA, #175 in Canada and #41 in the UK. Still it went BPI: Platinum

Image result for Elvis Christmas Peace


The Anti-Defamation League demanded that Michael Jackson apologize for allegedly making a series of anti-Semitic comments on a voicemail message, which were aired on ABC’s Good Morning America. Jackson’s camp denied the allegations.


The Rolling Stones began cashing in on British singing sensation Susan Boyle’s rendition of their hit “Wild Horses” by re-issuing their original version which was first released 40 years ago this month.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


A New York memorabilia store announced that it would auction a “to do” list written by John Lennon which included waiting for the HBO cable guy, fixing the hook on the bathroom door, making sure there was enough marmalade in the house, and purchasing Margaret Trudeau’s book Beyond Reason. The hand-written, one page list was expected to fetch over $3,000.


Robbie Williams scored his 11th UK No.1 album when Swings Both Ways went to the top of the charts. It was also the 1,000 No.1 UK album since the charts began in 1956 when Frank Sinatra was at No.1 with Songs For Swingin’ Lovers.


Bob Dylan performed for an audience of one, superfan Fredrik Wikingsson, at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. The concert was part of film series Experiment Ensam, which chronicles individuals as they experience special events they would normally share with large groups, alone.


Mitch Margo, a founding member of The Tokens, the doo-wop foursome behind the 1961 hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, died of natural causes at the age of 70.

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Gino D’Acampo says Gordon Ramsay fans ‘flocked to him like …

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Telly chef Gino D’Acampo has told how fans flocked round Gordon Ramsay like he was Elvis Presley. Gino spent a month in America with the …

K-pop singer Goo Hara found dead | Canoe
The singer and actress was discovered in her apartment in Seoul, South Korea at around 6 p.m. local time on Sunday, various Korean media outlets confirmed, with Gangnam police still investigating the incident, reported the BBC.


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