Daily Elvis: December 10

Give us this day, December 10, 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


Twenty-one-year-old Antoine “Fats” Domino recorded his first million-seller, “The Fat Man.” The song, originally called “Junker’s Blues” was rewritten by Domino and songwriter Dave Bartholomew. Fats went on to sell more than 65 million records in a six-decade career.

It sold over a million copies and is regarded as a contender for the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record to do so.

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

Elvis performed for the last time at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis.

Memphis Press-Scimitar – Dec. 10, 1954

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info December 10 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 10, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
Elvis performed at the Shreveport, LA Louisiana Hayride. Barbra Pittman also performed.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info December 10 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

December 10, 1956

Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 10, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

December 10, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 10, 1959

Just as they are preparing for an extended European tour beginning with US military bases in Germany, the four male members of The Platters are acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting prostitution, lewdness and assignation stemming from an August 10th arrest in Cincinnati. Despite the outcome of the trial, the scandal would severely damage the group’s career.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 10, 1960

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack album “G.I. Blues” hit #1 in the U.S.

Wild in the Country Production

December 10, 1961

Kid Galahad  Production

December 10, 1962

December 10, 1963

December 10, 1964

December 10, 1965

December 10, 1966

Jackie Wilson’s “Whispers (Getting Louder)” became the star’s crossover to soul music as it reached #11 pop and #5 R&B.

Brian Wilson’s masterpiece, “Good Vibrations” becomes The Beach Boys‘ third Billboard number one hit. At a cost of $16,000, it became the new most expensive single produced to beat, which it would be. 

Elvis Presley’s album “California Holiday” hit #17 in the U.K.

26 year old Otis Redding was killed when the twin engine Beechcraft he was flying in crashed into the icy waters of the Squaw Bay area of Lake Monona, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. His death came just three days after he recorded his only number one hit, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”.  Four teen-aged members of his back-up group, The Bar-Kays, also perished. Only 20 year old trumpeter Ben Cauley, who was sitting directly behind Redding on the plane, survived. He and band mate James Alexander, who was on a different plane, would reform The Bar-Kays and went on to record with Stax artists such as Isaac Hayes, Rufus Thomas, and The Staple Singers. 
A previously unrecorded group called The Steve Miller Blues Band signs with Capitol Records for an unheard of $750,000. Capitol persuades the group to drop the “Blues” from its name.
Elvis flew to San Francisco with Priscilla to visit her family, who were stationed at Travis Air Force Base, near Sacramento.
The Trouble With Girls
December 10, 1969
Testifying at his trial for possession of hashish and heroin in the Toronto Supreme Court, Jimi Hendrix claims that he had experimented with them, but has now outgrown drugs. After eight hours of deliberations, the jury finds him not guilty.
After songwriter Mark James had released his own unsuccessful version of “Suspicious Minds”, Elvis Presley collects his 48th Gold Record for his rendition. It was The King’s seventeenth and final number-one single in the United States. Rolling Stone later ranked it #91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis and Priscilla took out a construction permit for renovations on the Monovale house.
December 10, 1971
During a concert in London, England, Frank Zappa was pushed by an angry fan into the orchestra pit . Zappa suffered a broken leg and ankle, a fractured skull and would spend 9 months in a wheelchair and another 3 months in a surgical brace. Zappa allegedly flirted with the fan’s girlfriend.
Elvis arrived in Memphis and attended a show at the Memphian which, instead of being open to the usual large circle of friends en fans, was closed to all but the inner circle.
Elvis was out of town, possibly in Dallas for 2 days.
 To be sure there would not be the same troubles recording as in July, RCA sent its recording truck, with 4 engineers.
Elvis returned to the Stax Studios for a weeklong session, starting at 9.00 p.m. and worked till 4.30 a.m; they finished 2 masters.
Stax Studio – Memphis, Tennessee
I Got A Feelin’ In My Body CPA5 1617-03
It’s Midnight CPA5 1618-19

Elvis Presley’s 1973 Recording Sessions at Stax Studios

December 10, 1974

December 10, 1975

Hilton Hotel – 10:00 Dinner Show


Date: 10 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Can’t Help Falling In Love
When My Blues Moon Turns To Gold Again
I Got A Woman/Amen
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
Polk Salad Annie
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
America The Beautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
My Way
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 14 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 15th 1975
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Info December 10 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 Yes Yes


December 10, 1975

December 10, 1976

Three days after its release, “Wings Over America”, the live album by Paul McCartney And Wings, goes Gold. The compilation includes “My Love”, “Silly Love Songs” and “Maybe I’m Amazed”.

Elvis does Hotel Hilton a dinner and a midnight show in the Big Room.


Elvis tried to persuade Ginger to stay with him on his Las Vegas engagement, but Ginger told him that she wanted to see her family after being with him for almost 2 weeks. Finally Elvis flew her whole family: mother & father, brother and wife and her 2 sisters to Las Vegas instead.


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Backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton with fan Chantal Dambremont from Belgium before the dinner show on December 10, 1976

Date: 10 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
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
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Blue Christmas
That’s All Right
Softly As I Leave You
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Vegas Remembering

Romances: Ginger Alden

During the late show this evening Elvis was very tired and it showed. He even said to the audience: ” I hate Las Vegas”. Elvis finished the show, but not without a talking a lot to the crowd about his thoughts.

Elvis Presley: Las Vegas : December 10, 1976 : Midnight Show



Date: 10 Dec 1976
Time: Midnight
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
You Gave Me A Mountain
Sweet Sweet Spirit [Stamps Quartet]
Why Me Lord
Jailhouse Rock
It’s Now Or Never
Polk Salad Annie
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johhny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Danny Boy
Walk With Me[S. Nielsen]
Hawaiian Wedding Song
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 10 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 Blue Swirl White Two-piece suit Belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info December 10 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Chief Second belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath


John Lennon’s body is cremated at the Fercliff Mortuary in Hatsdale, New York. Yoko took possession of the ashes and reportedly brought them back to her Dakota apartment.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at #1 on the Billboard singles chart with “Say Say Say”. It was Jackson’s 10th chart topper, including solo and with The Jacksons, and was McCartney’s 29th, including solo and with The Beatles.


The single “Do They Know it’s Christmas” is released. The single was recorded by a group of musicians known as Band-Aid who were gathered together by Boomtown Rats vocalist Bob Geldof.


Vocalist Chuck Negron is fired from Three Dog Night by the other members of the band. Negron, who sang lead on many of the group’s biggest hits, including “One”, “Easy To Be Hard” and “Joy To The World”, had waged a losing battle against drug addiction for many years. He would eventually get clean and continue to tour as a solo act, telling his life story in the book, Three Dog Nightmare.


Cliff Richard‘s 100th single, “Mistletoe And Wine” tops the UK chart. Since 1958, only nine of his releases had failed to crack the UK Top 40.


Michael Jackson received word from his wife, Lisa Marie Presley Jackson, that their marriage of eighteen months was over (huge surprise..). As with their wedding, the public did not find out for a month.


Faron Young, who reached number 12 on the US pop chart in 1961 with the Country cross-over hit “Hello Walls”, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 64.


Elton John delivers a check for $32 million to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. It was the first installment of royalties from the single “Candle in the Wind, ’97.”


Bubba Ho-Tep released in North American theatres:  Elvis Presley defeats an ancient Mummy feeding off a nursing home with the help of JFK.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


One of three RCA microphones used by radio station KWKH for the historic Elvis Presley appearance at the Louisiana Hayride was sold for $37,500. The microphone was one of three used during 50 performances by Elvis Presley when he performed for the radio show in Shreveport from 1954 to 1956.


Queen overtook The Beatles to become the third most successful act of all time. Sales in 2005 showed that Queen had now overtaken The Beatles to make it into third place, spending 1,755 weeks on the British singles and album charts. The Beatles slipped to fourth place, with 1,749 weeks. Elvis had spent 2,574 weeks on the singles and album charts, making him number one in the Top 100 most successful acts of all time. Sir Cliff Richard remained in second place, clinching 1,982 weeks.


Led Zeppelin played their first concert in 19 years, at London’s 02 Arena as part of the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones were joined on stage by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham. More than one million people had taken part in a ballot for the 20,000 tickets available for the show with all proceeds going to Ahmet’s own charity. Zeppelin performed 16 songs including two encores. A number of celebrities attended the gig including Dave Grohl, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall, Priscilla Presley and Paris Hilton.


The Associated Press reported that the US military used loud music to “create fear, disorient…and prolong capture shock” for prisoners at military detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the songs blasted 24 hours a day were “Born In The USA” by Bruce Springsteen, “Hell’s Bells” by AC/DC, “White America” by Eminem, “The Theme From Sesame Street” and “I Love You” from the Barney And Friends children’s TV show.


In an interview with Britain’s Q magazine, Paul McCartney was asked if his marriage to Heather Mills was the worst mistake of his life. He replied “Okay, yeah. I suppose that has to be the prime contender.” The divorce settlement cost Macca $38.9 million, plus annual payments for his daughter, Beatrice.

A war of words broke out between Cliff Richard and George Michael after George branded Cliff Richards hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ as ‘vile’. Cliff hit back by saying that his single was a Christian celebration.

Billy Joel responded to tabloid reports that his daughter Alexa Ray Joel’s recent overdose was motivated by a family dispute between her and her mother, Christie Brinkley. Billy said that the stories were false and that the public should “consider the source” when reading such articles.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Janis Joplin’s psychedelic 1965 Porsche sold for $1.76 million at RM Sotheby’s car auction in New York. The car was originally expected to fetch between $400,000 and $600,000.



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