Daily Elvis: December 11

Give us this day, December 11, 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 11, 1954

Elvis performed at the Shreveport, LA Louisiana Hayride and the Billboard reported that the hottest piece of merchandise on the Louisiana Hayride at that moment was Elvis Presley, the youngster with the hillbilly blues beat.

That’s All Right has taken the place of Good Rockin’ Tonight on the Houston chart, while Blue Moon Of Kentucky is in it’s last week on the Virginia chart.

For the first time since Elvis had emerged on the music-front, he is not represented on the Memphis chart.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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Info December 11 1954 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 11, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
From the Louisiana governor Earl K. Long Elvis received the same rank as his manager, namely a Louisiana Colonel.
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Elvis ran out of gas in his new Cadillac Seville and was mobbed by fans.
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 11, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

December 11, 1958

The Coasters record “Charlie Brown”, which would go on to reach number 2 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Best Sellers list in early in 1959. The song was so popular that over the years more than 80 cover versions have been recorded.

Military Service in Germany

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

December 11, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 11, 1960

Wild in the Country Production

December 11, 1961

Motown Records achieves their first number one song when The Marvelettes’ “Please Mr. Postman” reaches the top. The session musicians on the track included 22 year old Marvin Gaye on drums.

Elvis Presley started a twenty week run at the top of the Billboard album chart with “Blue Hawaii”, his seventh US #1 album.

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Kid Galahad  Production

December 11, 1962

December 11, 1963

“Love Me Tender” was shown on television.

December 11, 1964

Sam Cooke was shot and killed in a Los Angeles motel. 

The Mysterious Death of Sam Cooke

The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” is released. It will become their first Billboard Top 40 hit and reach #1 the following February. In 1999, the performing-rights organization, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) ranked the song as having had more radio and television play in the United States than any other song during the 20th century.

December 11, 1965

In a year that saw the Billboard Hot 100 dominated by Rock ‘n’ Roll artists from England and America, 48-year-old Dean Martin enjoys his fifth Top 40 hit when “I Will” peaks at #10.

December 11, 1966

December 11, 1967

A London Appeals Court commutes Brian Jones’ nine-month prison stay for possession of cannabis after hearing testimony from three psychiatrists that Jones is “an extremely frightened young man” and could not stand nine months behind bars. He was given 3 years probation and a 1,000 Pound fine.

Filming began for The Rolling StonesRock and Roll Circus, which included John and Yoko, The Who, Eric Clapton and Jethro Tull along with clowns and acrobats. The film would not be issued until 1996.
The Trouble With Girls Production
December 11, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis was host of another wedding.
In his house in Palm Springs policeman Dick Grob was married.
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Elvis’ gift to Mr and Mrs Grob was a new Cadillac.
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Elvis’ Christmas Album” hit #7 in the U.K.
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Joyce Bova was in town and went to the movies with Elvis at the Crosstown.
December 11, 1972
After a concert in Knoxville, TN, James Brown was arrested while talking to fans about drug abuse when someone told police that he was trying incite a riot. He was charged with disorderly conduct but was quickly released after threatening the city with a  million-dollar lawsuit.
Still in the Stax Studios, Elvis recorded 2 more songs, including If You Talk In Your Sleep. They finished at 2.00 a.m.
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December 11, 1974
December 11, 1975
Elvis performed at the Hilton Hotel Las Vegas in the V Neck Jumpsuit.
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Date: 11 Dec 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: V-Neck
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
And I Love You So
Tryin’ To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Happy Birthday
Until It’s Time For You To Go
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
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 11 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 V-Neck Original belt Yes Yes


December 11, 1976

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is nearly electrocuted during a concert in Florida when he touches a short circuited light. He is carried from the stage but returns 10 minutes later to finish the show.


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2 concerts, the dinner show in the Egyptian Jumpsuit and the Red Phoenix at the midnight show.

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Date: 11 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Rip It Up
It’s Now Or Never
Blue Suede Shoes
Help Me
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Happy Birthday
Love Letters
School Days
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love


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Date: 11 Dec 1976
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: American Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Trying To Get To You
It’s Now Or Never
Jailhouse Rock
Go Calls Me Home
Blue Christmas
Softly, As I Leave You
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
My Way
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Heavenly Father [K. Westmoreland]
Danny Boy/Walk With Me [S. Nielsen]
Reconsider Baby
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley – cracking up over Hodge’s mincing during Elvis’ “Are You Lonesome Tonight”


Charlie Hodge left his career as a singer in a gospel quartet to be Elvis’ sideman and he roomed with him for 3 months on the USS Randall and he lived with Elvis at Graceland and other houses.

Elvisverse: Elvis and Charlie Hodge

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 15 – Las Vegas December 2nd – December 12th 1976
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Info December 11 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 Egyptian Indian Head belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info December 11 1976 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Red Phoenix Second belt Black Suit Yes Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

December 11, 1982

Choreographer  and dancer Toni Basil went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mickey’, making her a US One Hit Wonder. Also a No.2 hit in the UK, the song was written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn as ‘Kitty’, and was first recorded by UK group Racey during 1979. She later tried tv and movies.

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The single “The Elvis Medley” hit #71 in the U.S.

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The album “The Elvis Medley” hit #133 in the U.S.


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The Recording Industry Association of America certified four Led Zeppelin albums as multi-platinum: Presence (2 million), Led Zeppelin (4 million), Physical Graffiti (4 million) and In Through The Out Door (5 million).


LL Cool J appeared at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Dorchester, MA, to promote his Cool School video program. The program encouraged children to stay in school by getting involved in a make-your-own-video contest.


Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, and Gloria Estefan performed as the Three Divas on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theater in New York.


What was left of the original Napster’s computers, laptops and servers were auctioned off in San Francisco, as the online file sharing company cleaned out its remaining physical assets. A federal judge ordered Napster offline until it could comply with an order to halt the unauthorized trade of copyright music.

Musicologist and author Rob Durkee compiled a list of The Top Ten Christmas Songs Of All Time (according to sales and radio air play)
1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby – 1942
2. Silent Night – Bing Crosby – 1936
3. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry – 1949
4. The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale – 1958
5. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms – 1957
6. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole – 1946
7. The Chipmunk Song – David Seville and the Chipmunks – 1958
8. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee – 1958
9. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley – 1957
10. Jingle Bells – Bing Crosby / The Andrews Sisters – 1943

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Bobby Brown was charged with battery after allegedly hitting wife Whitney Houston in the face. Brown, turned himself in to the police three days after a reported domestic dispute at the couple’s home in Atlanta, Georgia. Houston, who accompanied her husband to court, said they were trying to work out their problems “privately.”


TV guide issues an Elvis cd single of an alternative take of “It won’t Seem Like Christmas without You” for it’s 2006 December 11 – 17 issue.

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Roman Catholic Cardinal Jorge Medina criticized Madonna’s first concert in Santiago, Chile, saying “This woman comes here and in an incredibly shameless manner, she provokes a crazy enthusiasm, an enthusiasm of lust, lustful thoughts, impure thoughts.” About 60,000 fans were expected to attend each of the two scheduled performances.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Indian musician Ravi Shankar died after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery. He was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. George Harrison who was first introduced to Shankar’s music by Roger McGuinn and David Crosby, became influenced by Shankar’s music and went on to help popularize Shankar.


More than a hundred relatives, friends, fans and former employees gathered to dedicate the stone that will become the centerpiece of a memorial garden outside the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi.


Bob Dylan said it was “truly beyond words” to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. In a speech read on his behalf at the ceremony in Sweden, he said he thought his odds of winning were as likely as him “standing on the moon”. Patti Smith performed ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ at the ceremony. But the singer had to apologise during her rendition after nerves got the better of her and she forgot the lyrics.


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