Daily Elvis: December 14

Give us this day, December 14, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

December 14, 1938

Vernon in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

December 14, 1939

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

December 14, 1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

December 14, 1943

December 14, 1944

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

December 14, 1953

“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”, recorded earlier in the year by 10 year old Gayla Peevey, inspired an Oklahoma City fund-raising effort to buy a hippopotamus for the Oklahoma City Zoo. Oklahomans raised $4,000 for the cause, with much of the money coming from children. The zoo bought a 3-year-old hippo named Matilda who had eight offspring and died in 1998.

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

The Browns, Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie with Elvis in Pine Bluff, AR – Dec. 14, 1956
Photo courtesy Maxine Brown

Scotty, Elvis and Bill at the Mint Club in Gladewater, TX – Photo courtesy Steve Bonner
Somewhere during this period before Christmas Elvis made his first appearance in Gladewater, Texas. There was a show in the Mint Club, by Tom Perryman, a local DJ, who would book Elvis continually in the area around Texas, even during the next year.

Elvis signing some of his earliest publicity photos at the Mint Club –
Photo courtesy Steve Bonner

Scotty Moore Site: December 14-17 

Gladewater, TX KSIJ Radio, Mint Club

MusicWorld: The Browns

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 14 1955 Catholic Club Helena AR 500 Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 14, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
Disc jockey Alan Freed’s second film, “Don’t Knock The Rock,” starring Freed, Alan Dale and Patricia Hardy, with performances by Little Richard, Bill Haley and His Comets, Dave Appell and the Applejacks, and the Treniers, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
Elvis and director Hal Kanter drove to Shreveport with Bitsy Mott, Gene and Junior Smith. They had dinner at the Trio Restaurant in Pine Bluff, Arkansas with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown. They left after midnight and arrived in Shreveport early in the morning where they checked into the Captain Shreve Hotel.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 14, 1957

Elvis Presley’s single “Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)” hit #7 in the U.K.

The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 14, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 14, 1959

Billboard magazine reports that in the wake of the government’s payola investigations, the pay-for-play phenomenon has all but ceased. One Philadelphia record distributor complained, “You can’t even buy the disc jockeys lunch.”

The Ohio State University Research Center finds that, although Rock ‘n’ Roll is the overwhelming favorite of kids aged 14 to 18, adults aged 19 to 70 list it as their least favorite form of music.

The Kingston Trio started an eight-week run at #1 on the US album chart with “Here We Go Again!”

Guy Mitchell follows his chart topping “Singing The Blues” with his second Billboard number one hit, “Heartaches By The Number”. In all, Mitchell placed thirty songs in the US Top 100, with nine of them reaching the Top 10. Twelve of his records made the UK Top 10.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 14, 1960

Wild in the Country Production

December 14, 1961

Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John” became the first country music single to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Kid Galahad  Production

December 14, 1962

Bill Wyman made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel in Windsor, England. The group were known as The Rollin’ Stones during this period.

December 14, 1963

Dinah Washington, known  to many as “the Queen of the Blues” died of an overdose of sleeping pills. At the time, she was married to Detroit Lion Dick “Night Train” Lane, her seventh husband. She was only thirty-nine.

The Sam Cooke recording of the Willie Dixon blues tune “Little Red Rooster” peaked at #11 pop and #7 R&B. The piano player at Cooke’s session was Ray Charles.

The Beatles‘ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” begins a five week stretch at number one on the UK record charts, replacing their own “She Loves You” which had been at the top for two weeks.

The Beatles played a show for their Southern Area Fan Club at Wimbledon Palais, London. To prevent damage to the stage from fans the management of the Palais constructed a platform for The Beatles to perform on, surrounded by a steel cage.

Elvis donated $55,000 for Memphis charities.
December 14, 1965
December 14, 1966

Released: Spinout (1966) – IMDb

Image result for Elvis Presley, december 14 1968

December 14, 1967

Iron Butterfly‘s classic album, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is certified Gold. Today it is a multi-platinum album with sales of over 25 million copies.
Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top of the charts. It was Marvin’s 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69. Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966, the single was first recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles as well as Gladys Knight & the Pips.
Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs from the The Trouble With Girls Production.
December 14, 1969
The Jackson 5 appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show; performing “I Want You Back,” on CBS’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Lainie Kazan, John Davidson, Wayne & Shuster, Guy Marks, the Muppets and mouse puppet Topo Gigio also appeared on the program.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono demonstrated “Bagism” by arriving at London’s Hyde Park inside a white bag located in a white Rolls Royce, and then giving a protest speech from inside the bag. Their hope was that the press and skeptics would have to listen to their words without being distracted by celebrity.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

George Harrison’s single “My Sweet Lord” was certified Gold.
John Lennon’s “Instant Karma!” single was certified Gold.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles.
Elvis returned to Memphis, flying as Jon Burrows, along with Charlie Hodge, Sonny West and James Caughley, who traveled under their real names.
December 14, 1972
Born To Boogie the Ringo Starr directed movie premiered in London. The film was based around a concert at Wembley Empire Pool, London, England starring Ringo Starr, Marc Bolan and T. Rex and was released on The Beatles Apple Films label.
There was a session at the Stax Studios but around 3.00 a.m. Elvis found out there was no food ordered for the group and so he stopped. Only one song was recorded:
December 14, 1974
Elvis Presley’s version of Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land” hit #14 in the U.S.
December 14, 1975
White Egyptian Bird suit:

Follow that Dreams Elvis Collector label included this in “Fashion Fit for a King”

It included July 1, 1974, Omaha, NE and December 14, 1975, Las Vegas, NV.

After singing Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis introduces the audience to Lisa Marie and Vernon. Then someone in the audience gives Elvis an alarm clock!
Date: 14 Dec 1975
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 1,600
Costume: Blue Bicentennial 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
Hound Dog
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
[Band Introductions]
Sweet, Sweet Spirit [Stamps]
Happ Birthday [to Charlie Hodge]
Just Pretend
How Great Thou Art
Burning Love
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Little Sisiter
Heartbreak Hotel
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: The King Of Entertainment
Happy Birthday Charlie
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 14 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (10.00pm) 2200 White Egyptian Bird Second Indian Feather belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes Yes

December 14, 1976

The Wake and Aftermath


The movie, Saturday Night Fever premieres in New York City and is instrumental in spreading the Disco craze throughout the country. The soundtrack by The Bee Gees will go on to be one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, racking up over 15 million in sales.


Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attend a memorial in New York’s Central Park.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Artists United Against Apartheid peaked at #38 in the U.S. and #21 in England with the single “Sun City”.  The artist collective consisted of forty-nine acts (most of whom were black), including Curtis Blow and Africa Bambaataa.

Whitney Houston scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Saving All My Love For You’. The song which was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin, had been a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978.


Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album reached #1, his 8th release, making him the first artist since Elton John (1975) to have consecutive chart-topping albums. The album has sold over 32 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time. Nine singles were released from the album spanning two years (1991–1993).


A tribute to Frank Sinatra on Sinatra: 80 Years My Way on ABC-TV – Little RichardBob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are among the performers.

Declassified White House documents revealed that the FBI had spied on John Lennon and his anti-war activities during the early 1970s in an attempt to have him deported.


Elton John‘s tribute to Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, was at its ninth week at number 1 on the Billboard chart. The song would go on to become the largest selling single of all time in the US and the UK, and sits second to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” as the best selling record world-wide.


Paul McCartney played The New Cavern Club in Liverpool, 35 years after his last appearance at the original club.

The concert is broadcast live over the Internet and attracts 50 million visits. A young fan, who changed his name to John Lennon, won a ticket to the show. The original Cavern Club closed in 1973 and was demolished to enable an underground railway to be constructed. In 1984 the present building, known as Cavern Walks, was opened on the site and contains a rebuilding of the original Cavern Club in the basement, as well as shops, offices and an internal nine-storey atrium. The edifice also includes statues of The Fab Four on the outside walls.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Changes’ a remake of a track first sung by Ozzy on the Black Sabbath album Volume IV in 1972. It was the first father and daughter chart topper since Frank & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.


The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announced that Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, The Ventures and The Dave Clark Five will be enshrined next year.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In Washington, DC, U.S. President Barack Obama named singer Jon Bon Jovi to the White House Council for Community Solutions. Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation had built houses and playgrounds, funded health care and youth programs, and donated money and supplies to shelters.


Singer Millie Kirkham, soprano backup singer on classic recordings by Elvis Presley, Ferlin Husky, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Eddy Arnold, and George Jones, among others, died following a stroke at 91. (Blue Christmas, Gone, Don’t, I’m Sorry, Surrender, You’re The-Devil In Disguise, It’s Over, Pretty Woman, The Wonder Of You, What’s He Doing In My World, He Stopped Loving Her Today)


Adele was at No.1 on both the UK and US chart with her third album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in many countries, including the UK and US. 25 eventually became the world’s best-selling album of 2015 with 17.4 million copies sold within the year, and has sold 20 million copies as of June 2016, making it one of the best selling albums worldwide.


Elvis‘ Suicide Notes Found!

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