Daily Elvis: November 24

Give us this day, November 24, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Missippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee


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

November 24, 1955

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)
Photo courtesy FECC/hilton22000

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)
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.

November 24, 1958

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.

Elvis in Military Service in Germany

November 24, 1959

Military Service in Germany

November 24, 1960

Wild in the Country 

November 24, 1961

Kid Galahad

November 24, 1962

November 24, 1963

The production of Tickle Me ended and Elvis drove home to Memphis.
 November 24, 1965
Harum Scarum released in theatres
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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.”
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

November 24, 1970

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.
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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
November 24, 1974
November 24, 1975

November 24, 1976

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

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
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



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.


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.


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’.

KISS drummer Eric Carr died of a cerebral hemorrhage while hospitalized for cancer. He was 41.

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


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.


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

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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.


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.



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