Give us this day, December 14, our daily Elvis
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.
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
Elvis signing some of his earliest publicity photos at the Mint Club – Photo courtesy Steve Bonner
|Info||December 14 1955||Catholic Club||Helena AR||500||Yes|
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
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!”
“First Name Initial” by seventeen-year-old Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello, entered the Billboard chart where it would reach #20. The song was her second of five hits to crack the Top 40.
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
American singer and pianist Dinah Washington died at the age of 39. An autopsy later showed a lethal combination of secobarbital and amobarbital had contributed to her death. Washington gave herself the title of “Queen of the Blues”. She had her first top ten pop hit in 1959 with a version of ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Made’, and then two successful duets in 1960 with Brook Benton, ‘Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)’ and ‘A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love).
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.
Released: Spinout (1966) – IMDb
December 14, 1967
Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was rushed to St Georges hospital in London after collapsing. A doctor reported Jones was tired and suffering from over strain and was also recovering from having some teeth out.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
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.
|Date:||14 Dec 1975|
|Venue:||Las Vegas, NV.
|Costume:||Blue Bicentennial suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Tryin’ To Get To You
And I Love You So
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Until It’s Time For You To Go
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
Sweet, Sweet Spirit [Stamps]
Happ Birthday [to Charlie Hodge]
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Recordings:||The King Of Entertainment
Happy Birthday Charlie
|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.
The Clash released their third studio album London Calling. The double album received widespread acclaim and was ranked at number eight on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003 and was ranked as the sixth-greatest album of the 1970s by NME.
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
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
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).
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.
Canadian guitarist and songwriter Kurt Winter died of kidney failure at the age of 51. He was a member of Brother and The Guess Who (replacing guitarist Randy Bachman), who scored the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.19 single ‘American Woman’. Winter penned the hit singles ‘Bus Rider’ and ‘Hand Me Down World’, both of which were hits for The Guess Who.
Billy Preston pleaded guilty to insurance fraud in a Los Angeles court and agreed to testify against six other defendants who allegedly participated in starting fires, staging thefts and rigging car crashes for which a total of 18 fraudulent insurance claims were filed. Preston received five years of probation and one year in jail to run concurrently with a sentence he was already serving for violating probation on a prior conviction for cocaine possession.
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.
The Troggs singer Reg Presley was hospitalized in Winchester, England, with what was suspected to be a stroke. Presley had become ill during a gig in Germany a few days earlier.
American country music singer Billie Jo Spears died of cancer age 74. She reached the top 10 of the US country music chart five times between 1969 and 1977, her biggest being ‘Blanket on the Ground’, a 1975 No.1 hit. One of Spears’s first singles was ‘Harper Valley PTA’, but her single release was beaten off the presses by Jeannie C. Riley’s version which became a monster crossover hit, while Spears’s failed to chart.
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.
We’re not surprised by Court’s ruling as we doubted the merits of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ (EPE) complaint from the beginning. EPE wants the City of Memphis to use tax dollars to build its new arena. This would violate our contract with the Memphis Grizzlies to operate FedEx Forum. We don’t think litigation is the answer. We are and have always been hopeful that all parties can sit down and work out an agreement.
EPE to be memphis concert venue
EPE added that the concerts can anchor weekend festivals and that the Graceland Exhibition Hall expected to complete construction in May will also contribute to more conventions for the company.
On top of the exhibition hall, EPE is also proposing a 6,200-capacity arena next to Graceland. The arena is still in discussion as it may violate a non-compete agreement the city of Memphis has with the nearby FedExForum, home of the NBA’s Grizzlies.
Local Source–The Daily Memphian (press release)–8 hours ago
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