Daily Elvis: December 3

Give us this day, December 3, our daily Elvis


“Concerto in F,” by George Gershwin, had its world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Gershwin himself played the piano.

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



December 3, 1954

Elvis play Texarkana, AR Municipal Auditorium and sang “Old Shep” and “That’s All Right”

Bobby Jean Frost,  Elvis Presley, and Dora Lou Pate backstage at Arkansas Municipal Auditorium – Mar. 6, 1955**
Photo courtesy Texarkana Gazette

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info December 3 1954 The American Legion Hall Mount Pleasant TX

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis Presley‘s first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two sides were actually purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records: “Mystery Train” and “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”. Elvis was described by his new record company as ‘The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last ten years.’
Elvis performed at the Montgomery, AL State Coliseum, Alabama.
The other acts were Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Fred Wamble, Jack Turner, Buddy Hawk, Eddie Hill
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WBAM DJ Dan Brennan, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore (obscured) and Bill Black at State Coliseum, Montgomery, AL, Saturday December 3, 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 3 1955 State Coliseum Montgomery AL 1500 Yes
Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of ‘Singing The Blues’, which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts. Two other charting versions of the song were released almost simultaneously with Mitchell’s, one by UK singer Tommy Steele (with the Steelmen) and the other by US country singer Marty Robbins.
Elvis purchased a new 1957 2 door hardtop Eldorado Cadillac Seville for $8,400.

December 3, 1957

At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Don Gibson, backed by The Jordanaires, recorded four songs, including his compositions “Oh Lonesome Me” and “I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You.”

The Military Service Disruption

December 3, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

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December 3, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 3, 1960

Elvis Presley’s single “Are You Lonesome Tonight” hit #1 in the U.S.

Wild in the Country production

December 3, 1961

Kid Galahad  October 23, 1961 until December 20, 1961

December 3, 1962

December 3, 1963

The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of ‘Little Red Rooster’. The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics.
Elvis was at the Memphian nearly every night of this month.
December 3, 1965
The Beatles kick off a series of nine shows, starting in Glasgow and wrapping up at Cardiff’s Capitol Cinema on December 12th. It would prove to be their final tour of Great Britain.
Keith Richards steps on a microphone cable and is electrocuted and knocked unconscious during a Rolling Stones concert in Sacramento, California. After a short break, he recovers and is able to continue.
December 3, 1966
The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu. The massive success of the TV series and its spin-off records had created intense pressure to mount a touring version of the group..
Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.
December 3, 1967
The Supremes, with Cindy Birdsong replacing Florence Ballard, were guests on a CBS-TV Tennessee Ernie Ford special, singing their latest release, “Reflections,” and recent hit, “The Happening.”
Elvis’ radio christmas special aired – and was what Parker wanted for the tv show the next year

December 3, 1968

In his first appearance before a ‘live’ audience in seven years, and months of filming and 4 actual concerts in the NBC studio with invited audience members: Elvis Presley’s comeback special airs on NBC-TV.


At the end of the show The King performs his latest single, “If I Can Dream”, which is currently #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, his highest charting song since his 1965 hit “I’m Yours” reached #11.

It charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 13 weeks, peaking at #12, with more than one million sales; though the RIAA has only certified the song as gold (500,000 units shipped) as of March 27, 1992. In Canada the song peaked at 6 on RPMs top singles chart, lasting more than several weeks.

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The Trouble with Girls: Movie Production.

The NBC special, “Singer Presents Elvis” was aired at 9.00 p.m. and was viewed by 42 % of the viewers, giving NBC its biggest rating victory of the year.The press was critical but loved it too. Los Angeles Times: “I don’t think many viewers care to see singers sweat on TV, but there is no question: Elvis is back”.


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Guest Blog: Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback – Burbank to Graceland …


December 3, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis made a big donation of $7,000 to the LA Police community relations program, however, he requested that the gift could be stay unknown to the public. A little time later, Elvis received a gold commissioner’s badge from Chief Davis.
On this same date Elvis went shopping at Kerr’s Sporting Goods. It took 4 salesmen to help him, because he made purchased not only for himself, but as well as for friends and even customers who were wandering in off the street.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles from Palm Springs and within a few days he flew to Dallas.
The Montreaux Casino caught fire and burned during a show by Frank Zappa And The Mothers of Invention. The incident was later immortalized by Deep Purple‘s 1973 hit, “Smoke on the Water”. (some stupid with a flare gun, burned the place to the ground…”)
December 3, 1972
December 3, 1973
Ringo Starr released “You’re Sixteen,” his second consecutive #1 single as a solo artist.
Elvis returned to Dr. Ghanem’s home during this week, accompanied by Linda Thompson and Charlie Hodge. He had to undergo a second “sleep diet”.
December 3, 1975
Hilton Las Vegas in the V Neck suit.
Date: 03 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Big Boss Man
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Christmas
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
My Boy
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
America The Beautiful
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 3 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
December 3, 1976
Bob Marley narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when seven gunman sprayed bullets into his Kingston, Jamaica home where he and The Wailers were rehearsing. He had become unpopular in some circles because of his influence on local politicians. Marley moved to Miami Florida soon after and the gunmen were never caught.
An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA’s forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available.
Hilton Las Vegas 2 shows – one in the Chief Jumpsuit and the later show the Blue Swirl.

A Lazy Legend in Las Vegas in 1976? – Elvis Presley In Concert

Date: 03 Dec 1976
Time: 1.00am
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Rainbow (blue) 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
One Night
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
Hound Dog
How Great Thou Art
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love


Date: 03 Dec 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather (white) 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
It’s Now Or Never
One Night
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Love Letters
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 3 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner 2200 Chief Second belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info December 3 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV (1:00am) 2200 Blue Swirl White Two-piece suit Belt Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

Paul McCartney saw his song “Mull Of Kintyre” hit number one in the UK and become the largest selling single that he or any of the other Beatles ever had, either as a group or solo. It was the first record to sell over 2 million copies in the UK. The song was co-written by Wings’ guitarist Denny Laine, who penned most of the verses but later sold his rights to McCartney when he went bankrupt in the mid ’80s. The six pipers and six drummers that Paul hired from the Campbelltown Pipe Band signed off for a one-time performance fee of 30 Pounds cash ($46) plus another 300 Pounds ($460) for the video. The bagpipe laden tune was virtually ignored in the US, although the B-side, “Girls’ School”, charted at #33 early in 1978.
A concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, turned to disaster when 11 members of the audience were trampled to death after a stampede to claim unreserved seats, another 26 fans were injured. The concert was using ‘festival seating’ where seats are available on a first come-first served basis. When the waiting fans outside the Coliseum heard the band performing a late sound check, they thought that the concert was beginning and tried to rush into the still-closed doors.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The Elvis Presley album “A Legendary Performer Vol. 4” hit #91 in the U.K

A lawsuit was filed against Judas Priest and CBS Records, alleging that two fans shot themselves after listening to the band’s music for six hours. The suit was dismissed in 1990.
Payola Scandal Disk Jockey Alan Freed gets a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Boyz II Men knocked themselves off the No.1 position on the US singles chart when ‘On Bended Knee’ started a six week run a No.1. The group’s ‘I’ll Make Love To You’ had been at No.1 for a record breaking 14 weeks.


American session guitarist Grady Martin died aged 72. He was a member of the legendary Nashville A-Team, playing guitar on hits ranging from Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’, Marty Robbins’ ‘El Paso’ and Loretta Lynn’s ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’. During a 50-year career, Martin backed such names as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Joan Baez and J. J. Cale.

BMG releases “The Country side of Elvis” – a career spanning 2 disc set

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2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The iTunes Music Store was launched in Canada.

Investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and County District Attorney’s Office, conducted a second raid of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. In November of 2003, more than 60 sheriff’s deputies raided Jackson’s estate in the foothills above Santa Barbara, looking for evidence that he had molested a young boy and plied him with alcohol.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Billy Joel announced that he would play once a month at New York’s Madison Square Garden for the indefinite future, “as long is there is a demand.”


Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist in the world by Spotify. The 23-year-old had racked up more than 860 million streams on the service, beating Eminem and Coldplay who came second and third respectively. Katy Perry was the year’s most streamed female artist, with Ariana Grande second and Lana Del Rey third.


Rick Nelson’s twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, appeared on a Billboard chart for the first time in more than 20 years when their original holiday song “This Christmas” debuted on the Adult Contemporary list at #22. Billed as Nelson, the pair first appeared on the Hot 100 in 1990 with their breakthrough hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection”, which went all the way to number one.


Forbe’s magazine announced it’s annual list of the highest paid musicians between June 2015 and June 2016. Taylor Swift topped everyone at #170 million, One Direction was second with $110 million. Of people we care about, AC/DC finished 7th with $67.5 million, The Rolling Stones were 8th at $66.5 million, Bruce Springsteen was 11th with 60.5 million, Paul McCartney was 12th at $56.5 million, Elton John was 24th at $42 million, and Jimmy Buffett was 27th with $40.5 million.

Former Member of Elvis Presley’s Inner Circle Faces Foreclosure

Pontiac Silverdome Stadium is demolished – site of 1975 New Year’s Concert

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