Daily Elvis: December 2

Give us this day, December 2, our daily Elvis

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



In a Pink Jacket and Pink pants, Elvis performed at the Catholic Club, Helena, Arkansas.
He appeared with other Hayride stars, like Jim Ed and Maxine Brown.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info December 2 1954 Catholic Club Helena AR Big Jamboree

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed before a small crowd at the Sports Arena, Atlanta, Georgia and got paid $300.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info December 2 1955 Sports Arena Atlanta GA Yes
December 2, 1956
December 2, 1957
Little Anthony & the Imperials canceled and newcomers Danny & the Juniors performed their new single “At the Hop” on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand . A month later the record was #1.
After his first two releases on Keen Records flopped, Sam Cooke finally had a hit record when “You Send Me” topped the Billboard Pop chart.
Al Priddy a DJ on US radio station KEX in Portland was fired after playing Elvis Presley’s version of ‘White Christmas’ The station management said, ‘it’s not in the spirit we associate with Christmas’.

The Military Service Disruption

December 2, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 2, 1960

Wild in the Country Movie Production

Elvis has become convinced that he and Priscilla are meant for each other and begins a campaign to get her over to Graceland. Elvis enlists the help of his father Vernon to try to convince Priscilla Beaulieu’s father to let her spend the holidays at Graceland. Their efforts would succeed and a scheduled two week stay over Christmas would be extended to nearly a month.

Romances: Priscilla

December 2, 1961

In Birmingham, Alabama, Johnny Burnette, Dick & DeeDee, Jimmy Dean, Charlie Rich, Ray Peterson, Johnny Tillotson, Ral Donner, Curtis Lee, and Johnny & the Hurricanes performed in concert at the Birmingham Armory.

Kid Galahad  Movie Production

December 2, 1962

The Beatles appear as an opening act for Frank Ifield in Peterborough, England. While Ifield performed in his usual, calm, crooning style, The Beatles were pounding out loud Rock ‘n’ Roll, causing many in the crowd to demand that they “turn it down!”

December 2, 1963

The Beatles recorded an appearance on the UK TV comedy program The Morecambe and Wise Show. The Beatles played ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and also participate in comedy sketches with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. The program was broadcast on April 18, 1964

December 2, 1964

December 2, 1965

Elvis went to the Memphian almost every other night. The movies of this night were Fantastic Voyage and Dead Heat On A Merry-Go-Round.

December 2, 1967

The Monkees album, “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd” went to number one in the US and was certified Gold. It was their fourth straight LP to sell over a million copies, following “The Monkees”, “More Of The Monkees” and “Headquarters”. Not a bad run considering The Beatles’ classic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” held the top spot for 15 weeks that year.

December 2, 1968

The Trouble with Girls: Movie Production –

Elvis at Hillcrest Home in Beverly Hills with fans

Elvis as photographed on December 2, 1968 at the entrance to his Beverley Hills home

December 2, 1968 : Beverley Hills Home

December 2, 1969
 George Harrison joined the Delaney & Bonnie and Friends tour as a guitarist in Bristol, England, making it the first tour since 1966 to include a member of the Beatles.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade


December 2, 1970
December 2, 1971
Martha & the Vandellas played their farewell concert at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Martha Reeves went on to a solo career while her sister Lois joined the soul group Quiet Elegance.
December 2, 1972
The era-defining soul classic, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” by the Temptations, reached #1 pop (#5 R&B). The recording was more than eleven minutes long, yet many stations were playing the full version despite the availability of a radio edit.
December 2, 1973
After a show at the Montreal Forum, members of The Who, along with some of their friends, spend the night in jail for causing over $6,000 worth of destruction in their hotel.
December 2, 1974

December 02, 1975

Elvis performed at the Showroom at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas. Elvis was in better health and spirits than he had been in some time.
Date: 02 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: White V-neck, Puff Sleeves
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Big Boss Man
It’s Midnight / Early Morning Rain
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
You’ve Lost That Leavin’ Feelin’
Blue Christmas
Polk Salad Annie
My Boy
How Great Thou Art
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Season’s Greetings From Vegas
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Info December 2 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 V-Neck Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes
Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas.
Elvis went to Las Vegas with Ginger Alden and opened his “Pre-Holiday Jubilee” with a single dinner show. For the rest of this engagement Elvis did one show a night, except for Fridays and Saturdays. All the concerts were sold out as always.

Date: 02 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: King of Spades suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
Softly, As I Leave You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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Info December 2 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


The album “Elvis – A Canadian Tribute” hit #86 in the U.S.

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” topped the Billboard Hot 100. A radio station engineer had spliced together Neil’s version with Barbra’s rendition and got such good response, the station added it to their play list. When Neil got wind of it, he decided to re-record the song with Streisand herself and within weeks of its release, the single went to number one in the US and number five in the UK.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.


Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.

Kiss members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons join Willie Nelson on US TV’s Geraldo to discuss the day’s topic: Sex on the Road.
Mariah Carey, singing lead for Boyz II Men, reached the best-seller’s list with “One Sweet Day,” a recording that spent an incredible sixteen weeks at #1, making it the #1 hit of the era.
The Guinness Book of World Records declared “The Sign” by Ace of Base to be the biggest-selling debut single of all time.
Cliff Richard started a three week run at the top of the UK singles chart with “Millennium Prayer”, a version of the Lord’s Prayer set to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne”. Despite the record being boycotted by most radio stations, it became Sir Cliff’s 14th UK #1 single.
US news outlets reported that Stevie Wonder met with doctors to discuss an operation to regain his sight. The breakthrough by top eye specialists involved inserting a microchip in the retina. Unfortunately, Stevie was later ruled out as a candidate for the procedure.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Simon & Garfunkel performed at Madison Square Garden, their first New York City concert in ten years, part of the 40-date coast-to-coast “Old Friends” tour.


25 year old singer and actress Beyonce was set to earn more money than any other black actress for her performance in her latest film ‘Dreamgirls’. The musical based on the history of Diana Ross and The Supremes would earn the singer a £5m fee.

American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist Odetta died of heart disease age 77. She influenced many of the key figures of the folk-revival of that time, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mavis Staples, and Janis Joplin. Time magazine included her song ‘Take This Hammer’ on its list of the 100 Greatest Popular Songs. Martin Luther King Jr. called her the queen of American folk music.  Although never a mainstream Pop star; her powerful voice moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for over 50 years, andshe was nominated for a Grammy Award three times.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Billboard.com introduced a new chart called The Social 50, which ranks the most active artists on the world’s leading social networking sites. The chart will follow artists’ popularity using a formula blending weekly additions of friends / fans / followers, along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays on MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and iLike.
The website http://www.WealthX.com listed Madonna as the wealthiest musician in the world with an estimated worth of a staggering $800 million. Paul McCartney was second with $650 million.
Led Zeppelin received a prestigious award from Barack Obama for their significant contribution to American culture and the arts. Dressed in black suits and bow ties, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page were among a group of artists who received Kennedy Centre Honours at a dinner event at the White House. In his tribute to the band, Mr Obama said: “When Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham burst onto the musical scene in the late 1960s, the world never saw it coming.” The president thanked the former band members for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of “hotel rooms being trashed and mayhem all around”.
Duran Duran said they were “outraged and saddened” at losing a High Court fight to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs. The group had argued that US copyright laws gave them the right to call for a reversion of copyright after 35 years. ‘Girls on Film’, ‘Rio’ and ‘A View to a Kill” were among the disputed tracks.
A list of twenty-five songs were chosen as inductees to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Among those selected were David Bowie’s “Changes”, Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock”, The Beach Boys’ “I Get Around”, The Jackson 5’s “ABC”, Sonny And Cher’s “I Got You Babe”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” The Grammy Hall Of Fame is open to all genres of music as long as the recording is at least 25 years old. Once the new set of 25 songs were added, the total number of inductees sat at 1,038.

Fit for a King: Dreamy Beverly Hills Home Elvis and Priscilla …

The West Coast home Elvis Presley and wife Priscilla purchased as young newlyweds is back on the market with a whopping $30 million price …

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