Daily Elvis: December 13

Give us this day, December 13, 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



The Ravens’ first release, “Write Me A letter,” became the first R&B record to hit the pop Top 25, reaching #25. It also peaked at #5 R&B.

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)


Actor James Dean began his show business career with a non-speaking part in a television commercial for Pepsi-Cola.

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 13, 1954

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 13, 1955

Patti Page reaches #11 on the Billboard chart with a song called “Mama From The Train (A Kiss, A Kiss)”, it was Patti’s fifth of sixteen Top 40 hits.
In a year when he had eleven US Top 40 hits, Elvis Presley endures a rare miss when a song called “Paralyzed” peaks at #78 during a one week stay. In the UK however, the record would reach #8 in August, 1957.
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Elvis met Hal Kanter, screenwriter and director of his upcoming film – Loving You. Freddy Bienstock, form Hill and Range, was also in town to help Elvis choose the songs for the film.

December 13, 1957

Pat Boone‘s fifth US number one hit is the title song to his movie April Love.

The Military Service Disruption

December 13, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 13, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 13, 1960

Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” sets a new record in the UK for achieving one million sales just six weeks after its release. Elvis the Rocker has left the building and Elvis the Crooner is in.  

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Wild in the Country Production

December 13, 1961

A Decca Records representative named Mike Smith attends a Beatles‘ performance at The Cavern Club and will set up a recording audition for the group on January 1st, 1962. Decca would later reject the band, saying “The Beatles have no future in show business.”

Kid Galahad  Production

December 13, 1962

Elvis Presley had his 13th UK #1 single with “Return To Sender”. The record included backing musicians, Scotty Moore on electric guitar, D.J. Fontana on drums, Dudley Brooks on piano, and Boots Randolph on baritone sax.

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December 13, 1963

December 13, 1964

December 13, 1965

December 13, 1966

December 13, 1967

December 13,1968

The Trouble With Girls Production
December 13, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

December 13, 1970
December 13, 1971
“Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” starring Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, and Roddy McDowall opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
December 13, 1972
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December 13, 1974

George Harrison has lunch with President Gerald Ford at the White House. They exchanged buttons: Ford gave George a WIN (Whip Inflation Now) pin and Harrison gave the president an Om (Hindu mantra word expressing creation) button. Later that same day, Ford meets with Peter Frampton.

December 13, 1975
The Rolling Stones‘ request to put on a three day show for 100,000 fans on Easter Island is denied by the government of Chile, who say “The whole future of the island” would be damaged.
Elvis Presley in residence in Vegas: Hotel Hilton Dinner Show in the Totem Pole and Midnight in the Blue Silver Phoenix.
Date: 13 Dec 1975
Time: 2.30pm
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
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
Trying To Get To You
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Wooden Heart
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Bautiful
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Blue Christmas
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Dinner at Eight and Wooden Heart in Vegas

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

Elvis Presley : Las Vegas : December 13, 1975 : Midnight Show

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Date: 13 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Silver Phoenix suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
You Gave A Mountain
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Hail Hail Rock’n’Roll
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Hound Dog
Welcome To My World
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
Little Darlin’
Little Sister
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Just Pretend                        Unsurpassed Masters Vol. 4
All Shook Up
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:
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December 13, 1975
Elvis Presley’s U.K.-only version of Tom Jones’ “Green, Green Grass Of Home” hit #29 in the U.K.
Paul McCartney’s triple-album set “Wings Over America” goes gold three days after its release.
Elvis returned to Memphis for a 2 week rest before hitting the road again on a brief 5 day tour.

The Wake and Aftermath

New records making their first appearance on the US record charts include: Rod Stewart‘s “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, Anne Murray‘s “Daydream Believer”, Queen‘s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker” and Neil Diamond‘s “September Morn”.
December 13, 1981
Chicago Tribune serials Albert Goldman’s Elvis book:Elvis Presley: devoted son, disdainful spouse

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

Phil Collins makes his TV acting debut in America when he guests on an episode of “Miami Vice.”
Don Johnson’s tv character had a pet alligator named Elvis.


Lionel Richie’s “Ballerina Girl” charted, reaching #5 R&B and #7 pop. Interestingly, the B-side, “Deep River Woman,” reached #10. . . .on the country charts!


John Denver‘s special, Montana Christmas Skies aired on CBS-TV. He was joined by Clint Black, Kathy Mattea and Patty Loveless.


Chuck Berry performed for an hour at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai.

Children’s TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Teletubbies Say-eh-oh’. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart.


The performing rights organization Broadcast Music Incorporated declared “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” to be the most played (BMI) song of the century on American radio and television, with more than eight million airings. The original recording of the song is by the Righteous Brothers. “Never My Love” was the second most-played song, followed by “Yesterday,” “Stand By Me,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Rounding out the Top Ten were “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Rhythm Of The Rain,” and “Georgia On My Mind.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


ABC-TV announced that Dick Clark would not be able to host his annual “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” broadcast due to a stroke he suffered on December 8th.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In New York, Paul McCartney performed an intimate concert for 1,400 people at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, as part of Sirius XM Radio’s celebrations on acquiring 20 million subscribers. The planned 22-song set was followed by two encores of three songs each. McCartney told the audience, “I just want to just soak in the Apollo. I’ve dreamed of playing here for many a year. This is very special for us British boys. The holy grail.”


Billboard.com reported that John Lippman, the owner of the legendary mail-order company Columbia House, was interested in reviving the service with vinyl records. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, vinyl sales were up over 50 percent in the first half of 2015.

Songwriter/record producer Luigi Creatore, who teamed with his cousin Hugo Peretti to create hits for Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Jimmie Rodgers, among others, died of complications from pneumonia at age 93. Paretti died in 1986.  (Cant Help Falling In Love, Wild In The Country, Chain Gang, Wonderful World, Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, I Will Follow Him)


Elvis Presley among five chosen for Mississippi Hall of Fame


Elvis Presley record collection stolen in burglary

Wanda Jackson details her relationship with Elvis Presley …

Photos: Inside Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Palm Springs …

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