Give us this day, December 15, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
“Gone with the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, had its world premiere at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, the culmination of three days of festivities in the city. Among those attending were Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Vivian Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Ann Rutherford, Olivia de Havilland, and author Margaret Mitchell. Noticeably absent were cast members Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen, black actresses who were not welcome on the white side of segregated Atlanta society.
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
American jazz musician, singer and composer, Fats Waller died of pneumonia on a train trip near Kansas City, Missouri. Wrote many songs including ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, ‘Your Feet’s Too Big’ and ‘The Reefer Song’. In 1926 Waller was kidnapped at gunpoint in Chicago and driven to a club owned by gangster Al Capone. Inside the club he was ordered to perform at what turned out to be a surprise birthday party for the gangster.
A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.
Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a filling station. Their son, Randall Hank Williams, would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams, Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952.
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
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 15, 1954
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis arrived in Shreveport at 5.00 a.m. and checked into the Captain Shreve Hotel. He performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum , Louisianan Fairgrounds, Shreveport.
Elvis on stage at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Jack Barham courtesy of Louisiana Hayride Archives – J. Kent
Backstage there were milling scores who want to slap his back, shake his hand and “remember me” him. Then the reporters, the photographers, the disk jockeys with their tape-recorders, city officials, civic dignitaries, fan club presidents, business associates. . . 2
Horace Logan, deejay Ed Hamilton and Elvis at the Hirsch Coliseum – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Langston McEachern
Elvis waves farewell to Shreveport and the Hayride – Dec. 15, 1956
Photo by Langston McEachern
|Info||December 15 1956||Fair Grounds Youth Center||Shreveport LA||(8:00 PM)||over 9000||Louisiana Hayride|
December 15, 1957
Sammy Davis Jr. hosts a syndicated radio talk show with a round-table discussion of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His guests are Columbia Records executive Mitch Miller and MGM Records president Arnold Maxim. When Davis and Miller blast Rock ‘n’ Roll as “the comic books of music,” Maxim takes an opposing viewpoint and says, “I don’t see any end to Rock ‘n’ Roll in the near future.”
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
December 15, 1958
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
December 15, 1959
At Bell Sound Studios in New York City, the Everly Brothers recorded the Pierre Delanoë-Gilbert Bécaud composition “Let It Be Me.” It was the first time they recorded outside of Nashville and the first time they were backed by a string section. Jerry Allison of the Crickets played drums on the session.
Colonel Tom Parker cleverly keeps his client in the news by suggesting that Elvis may re-enlist at the end of his first hitch. That, of course, never happened and Presley received his official discharge from active duty on March 5th, 1960.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
December 15, 1960
Wild in the Country Production
December 15, 1961
Kid Galahad Production
December 15, 1962
The Beatles played two separate shows at the same venue, the Majestic Ballroom in Birkenhead, Merseyside. First they played a standard Majestic booking then at midnight, the first-ever “Mersey Beat” poll awards show took place. As poll winners, The Beatles closed the show (at 4:00 am).
“Return To Sender” hit #1 in the U.K. The song peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart, and was even the UK Christmas number one of 1962. It also reached #2 on the American Billboard singles chart, but reached number 1 on the rival Cash Box and Music Vendor singles charts. “Return to Sender” also went to #5 on the R&B charts. It was the first Christmas number one in Ireland, as the Irish Charts had been founded in October 1962.
Cut from the movie, and the single’s B side, “Where Do You Come From” peaked at number 99 on the Billboard Hot 100, The single was certified “Platinum” by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million units in the US.
Actor Charles Laughton (Spartacus, Mutiny on the Bounty, Witness for the Prosecution, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Advise & Consent, The Big Clock, Captain Kidd, The Canterville Ghost, Hobson’s Choice, It Started with Eve, This Land Is Mine) died of complications from gall bladder cancer at 63. Laughton had been the host of the first and second of three Ed Sullivan episode that Elvis Presley appeared on; while the Ed hosted one was from the waist up.
December 15, 1963
December 15, 1964
The Beatles released the album “Beatles ’65.”
Dusty Springfield is deported from South Africa for the “crime” of performing in front of an multiracial audience at a show near Cape Town.
December 15, 1965
The movie “Harum Scarum” opened in the U.S.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
|Stax Studio – Memphis, Tennessee|
|Your Love’s Been A Long Time Coming||CPA5||1630-09|
|There’s A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Back In)||CPA5||1631-08|
|Date:||15 Dec 1975|
|Venue:||Las Vegas, NV.
|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
You Gave A Mountain
Polk Salad Annie
How Great Thou Art
Softly, As I Leave You
America The Beautiful
Until It’s Time For You To Go
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
It’s Now Or Never
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||December 15 1975||Hilton Hotel||Las Vegas NV||Closing (12.00am)||2200||Rainfall||Original belt||Red Suit||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
At the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the Rolling Stones played the fifth and last concert of their 50th anniversary mini-tour. Guest performers at the concert included Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, the Black Keys, John Mayer, and former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.
Paul McCartney was the musical guest on NBC-TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” He performed “My Valentine” accompanied by Joe Walsh and “Cut Me Some Slack” backed by Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselicand Pat Smear of Nirvana.
Actress Joan Fontaine, younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland, died at age 96. Fontaine and de Havilland are the only siblings to ever win lead acting Academy Awards, for “Rebecca” and “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress,” respectively.
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