Daily Elvis: December 7

Give us this day, December 7, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

Vernon 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.



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


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.

2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


December 7, 1954

Marty Robbins becomes the first major artist to cover an Elvis Presley tune when he records the Arthur Crudup composition “That’s All Right” for Columbia Records. Robbins’ effort will pay off in a Top Ten hit on the Billboard Country chart.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

With Hank Snow, Rod Brasfield, Mother Maybelle, and The Carter Sisters; Elvis performed at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis. Elvis and the group got paid $1,000 for 4 shows.
Tom Diskin reported to the Colonel that Elvis had done better and better, getting the kids “all hopped up” each night, but he still needed to work on pacing his act.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 7 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info December 7 1955 Lyric Theater Indianapolis IN (9:30 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Alan Freed’s “Rock, Rock, Rock” opened in U.S. movie theaters, featuring Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, theFlamingos, the Moonglows, La Vern Baker, the Johnny Burnette Trio, Teddy Randazzo, and the voice of Connie Francis subbing for 13-year-old actress Tuesday Weld.
Elvis backstage at WDIA Goodwill Revue, Memphis, December 7, 1956. Photo © Ernest C. Withers

Elvis got a haircut at Jim’s Barber Shop on South Main. In the evening he and George Klein went to the radio station WDIA’s Goodwill Revue to attend a charity event. Above, Sun Records’ Rufus Thomas and RCA’s Elvis and below, Elvis with Claudia Ivy and BB King:

Elvis Presley and B.B. King backstage at the WDIA Goodwill Revue at Ellis Auditorium on December 7, 1956.


December 7, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

December 7 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 7, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 7, 1960

Wild in the Country production

December 7, 1961

In Dallas, Texas, Johnny Cash and June Carter appeared on stage together the first time.

Kid Galahad  production

December 7, 1962

December 7, 1963

The Beatles second album ‘With The Beatles’ started a 21-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart. It replaced their first album ‘Please Please me’ which had been at the top of the charts since it’s release 30 weeks previously.

The Beatles appear on a UK show called Juke Box Jury, where host David Jacobs presided over a panel of four celebrities who rendered their judgments on the latest Pop record releases. John, Paul, Ringo and George turned thumbs down on Bobby Vinton‘s “There, I’ve Said It Again”, which was currently number one in the US. They predicted that Elvis Presley’s “Kiss Me Quick” would be a hit, but it stalled at #34 in America the following summer.

“Dominique” by The Singing Nun was the number one record in North America, edging out The Kingsmen‘s “Louie, Louie”. The song would eventually sell over 1.5 million copies and win a Grammy Award for the year’s best Gospel song. Her given name was Jeanine Deckers and she would leave the convent in 1967 before taking her final vows, partly to pursue a recording career, but never repeated her earlier success. In 1985, the center for autistic children in Belgium that she helped to found had closed due to lack of funds. In despair over this failure, the 51 year old Deckers and Annie Pescher committed suicide.

The Singing Nun – Wikipedia

December 7, 1964

December 7, 1965

December 7, 1966

Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music Part II” on CBS-TV featured Nancy Sinatra.

December 07, 1967

The Beatles‘ Apple boutique opened in London. It closed seven months later and all the goods were given away free to passers by.

Otis Redding and co-writer Steve Cropper recorded their new song, “(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay,” in Memphis, but Redding would never live to see his biggest hit released (Daily Elvis: December 10).

Stay Away Joe was completed a few days ago and Elvis, Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge, and Gee Gee Gambill had been staying at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. They returned to Memphis today.
Although its real name is “The Beatles”, the LP that fans call “The White Album” tops the UK chart in a seven-week run at No.1. The double set was the first on the Apple label and featured ‘Back In The USSR’, ‘Dear Prudence’, and the Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’. The effort marks the first time that John, Paul, Ringo and George worked separately on different tracks.
The Trouble With Girls Production
December 7, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

December 7, 1970
December 7, 1971
Paul McCartney’s new band, Wings, release their first album, “Wild Life”, in the UK. The LP would not be issued in the US until 1980.
December 7, 1972
December 7, 1973
December 7, 1974
 Kingston, Jamaica native Carl Douglas led the Billboard Hot 100 with “Kung Fu Fighting”. The single sold 11 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. Oddly enough, the song was recorded in just 10 minutes and started out as a B-side. After his follow-up, “Dance The Kung Fu” stalled at #48, Douglas released “Shanghai” and “Run Back” which failed to chart in America but were modest hits in the UK. After leaving the music business, he started a publishing company that co-ordinates films, documentaries and advertisements.
December 7, 1975
Elvis did a Vegas Show at the Hilton
Date: 07 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
Hound Dog
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
One Night
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
How Great Thou Art
Early Morning Rain
It’s Now Or Never
Softly, As I Leave You
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 7 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes
December 7, 1976
Elvis did a Hilton Vegas show.
Date: 07 Dec 1976
Time: 9pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Indian Feather suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me Let Me Know
You Gave Me A Mountain
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Softly As I Leave You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say / Love Letters
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
You’d Better Run
Rock My Soul (Bossom Of Abraham)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Run On
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After this show, Elvis wrote a note in his penthouse suite which was found in a wastepaper basket inside Elvis’ bedroom, by a cleaner in a: “I feel so alone sometimes. The night is quiet for me. I would love to be able to sleep. I am glad everyone is gone now. I will probably not rest tonight. I have no need for all of this. Help me Lord.” He weighed 235 Pounds and was severely depressed.
The page was found and sold at auction. Wayne Newton bought it and based his song “The Letter” on it.
Vernon Presley was taken to the hospital after an Elvis concert. He left the hospital two days later after what appeared to be a heart attack.
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 7 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Chief Second belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


Inventor Dr Peter Carl Goldmark was killed in a car crash aged 71. Goldmark invented the long-playing microgroove record in 1945 that went on to revolutionise the way people listened to music.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


With her mother, Cissy Houston, singing backup vocals, Whitney Houston jumped onto the hit list with “How Will I Know,” an eventual #1.


“Black or White” becomes Michael Jackson‘s 12th US number one hit, tying him with The Supremes for the third most, behind The Beatles (20) and Elvis Presley (17). – Because Elvis’ 1956 and 1957 charts are not counted. 

George Michael and Elton John were at No.1 in the UK with a live version of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go down On Me’, (a hit for Elton in 1974). All proceeds from the hit went to aids charities.


On this Pearl Harbor Day, B.B. King began the Japanese portion of his Asian tour in Osaka, Japan.

Mariah Carey’s MTV Unplugged EP became the first Sony Minidisc to be released in the US.


Jerry Lewis’ white and red pinstriped devil suit was stolen from his dressing room at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. Lewis needed the costume, valued at $9,000, to play the role of Satan in the musical Damn Yankees.


The Recording Industry Association of America launches a lawsuit against the on-line, file sharing company Napster, seeking $100,000 in damages for each song copied.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


James Brown was honored by the Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, along with Carol Burnett, Mike Nichols, Loretta Lynn and Itzhak Perlman. The Honorees were recognized for lifetime contribution to American culture in the fields of dance, music, theatre, opera, motion pictures or television.

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In The Zone’ the singer’s fourth US No.1 album. The singer broke her own record from being the first female artist to have three albums enter the US chart at No.1 to being the first female artist to have 4 albums enter at No.1 consecutively.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Actor Harry Morgan died at the age of 96. (M*A*S*H, Dragnet – Frankie and Johnny with Elvis and Donna Douglas, and more)


Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side Of The Moon made a surprise return to the Billboard chart when it landed at No.13, thanks to ultra-cheap pricing in the Google Play store where the album was discounted to 99-cents. Although it held the No.1 spot in the US for only a week when released in 1973, it remained in the Billboard album chart for 741 weeks.




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