Daily Elvis: December 17

Give us this day, December 17, Our Daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

Vernon Presley 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.


The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


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

1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

memphis after sept 48

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953

398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

December 17, 1954

Bill Haley And His Comets put a contender for first Rock and Roll song on the UK singles chart with “Rock Around The Clock”, which would later peak at number 4.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

While their hit “Only You” was still at #2, The Platters‘ “The Great Pretender” enters the Billboard R&B chart at #13.
Tennessee Ernie Ford’s version of “Sixteen Tons” is number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country & Western charts. The song was first recorded in 1946 by American Country singer Merle Travis.
Carl Perkins wrote “Blue Suede Shoes.” Less than 48 hours later, he recorded it in Memphis, TN.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. The crowd didn’t want him to leave the stage. Elvis performed: Baby Lets Play House, Sixteen Tons, Only You, I Got A Woman, Tutti Frutti, Thats All Right
Also on the bill: Wayne Raney
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info December 17 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
December 17, 1956
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
December 17, 1957
Bobby Helms‘ “Jingle Bell Rock” enters the Billboard Pop chart for the first time, where it will reach #6. It will make the chart again in December 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1962.
Sam Cooke ruled over the R&B chart for a fourth week with “You Send Me”.
The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

Elvis was told by the Colonel that his new single One Night had already sold 1,250,000.
 Military Service in Germany

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

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December 17, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

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The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 17, 1960

Returning from Hamburg, The Beatles appeared at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Chas Newby joined The Beatles on bass guitar (to replace Stuart Sutcliffe, who had remained in Hamburg), a position he would hold for only two weeks and four performances. When Newby bowed out to return to college, Paul McCartney became The Beatles’ bass player.

“I Gotta Know,” the b-side to “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” hit #20 in the U.S.

Wild in the Country

December 17, 1961

Paul Anka sang a medley of his hits on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Barbara Cook, Wayne & Shuster, Elizabeth Allen and Corbett Monica also performed on the program.

“Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes was positioned at #1 for a fourth week on the R&B chart.

Jimmy Dean enjoyed week #1 at the top of the Easy Listening chart with one of the biggest hits of the early Rock Era–“Big Bad John”.

At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Patsy Cline recorded “She’s Got You,” the follow-up single to her two big hits, “I Fall to Pieces” and “Crazy.” Released in late January 1962, the record was so successful that it earned her an appearance on “American Bandstand,” became her first hit single in the UK, and led to Cline having her own show in Las Vegas the following November.

Kid Galahad Production

December 17, 1962

Bob Dylan arrived in England for the first time; he played his first UK date the following night at the Troubadour Club in London.

Romances: Ann-Margaret

December 17, 1963

James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles’ record on American airwaves. Carroll played “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from Britain. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn’t been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.

Elvis Presley: December 17, 1963

More than 150 people jammed into the mayor’s office Dec. 17, 1963, to see Elvis Presley hands out Christmas checks totaling $55,000. The checks benefited 58 Memphis and Mid-South charities.

In appreciation, the organizations presented Elvis with a six-foot plaque.

It was warm in the room, and when Commissioner Claude Armour announced Elvis was going to pass out the checks, the singer wiped his brow and said, ‘Elvis is going to pass out, period’.

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RCA extended Elvis’s recording contract two additional years.

 December 17, 1963 | Elvis Presley hand out Christmas

December 17, 1964

December 17, 1965

Judy Garland and The Supremes became first artists to perform at the Astrodome in Houston, TX.

Elvis made his annual donation of $50,000 to a variety of Memphis charities.

December 17, 1966

The Royal Guardsmen‘s “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” enters the Billboard Pop chart, where it will peak at #2 during its eleven week run.

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by the Supremes was the #1 R&B song for a fourth consecutive week.

The New Vaudeville Band took over at #1 with “Winchester Cathedral”.  “Mellow Yellow” from Donovan was #2 again with the former #1 “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys third.  Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels were stuck with “Devil With A Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly” and the Supremes’ former #1 “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” hadn’t dropped further than 5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life”, Roger Williams edged up with “Born Free”, the Monkees flew up from 44 to 8 with “I’m A Believer”, Nancy Sinatra joined father Frank in the Top 10 with “Sugar Town” and Stevie Wonder was at 10 with “A Place In The Sun”.

The Monkees prevailed on the Album chart for a sixth week with soundtracks from “Doctor Zhivago” and “The Sound of Music still going strong after 40 and 92 weeks, respectively.  The Supremes A’ Go-Go was fourth and today was the day that one of the great albums of the Rock Era–Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel cracked the Top 10.

Elvis’ 27th LP – The soundtrack album “Spinout” released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo, LPM/LSP 3702 peaked at  #18 in the U.S. Nine songs were recorded for the soundtrack, all of which appeared in the film. Most of the songs derived from the standard pool of songwriters, their publishing rights signed over to Elvis Presley Music and Gladys Music, the companies owned by Elvis and the Colonel;  One song “Stop, Look, and Listen” was previously recorded by Ricky Nelson and Bill Haley & His Comets.
The three bonus tracks were:
Tomorrow Is a Long Time“, an original by Bob Dylan (publishing rights were, of course, not signed over to Presley and Parker),
Down in the Alley” had been released in 1957 by The Clovers, a group Elvis had covered on the country circuit in the early 1950s
I’ll Remember You” had been a record by Don Ho, and reflected Presley’s infatuation with Hawaii and its culture; Elvis did in the 1960s, what became known as World Music in the 1990s.
In 2004 Spinout was reissued on the Follow That Dream label in a special edition that contained the original album tracks along with numerous alternate takes
The Movie Spinout was one of three co-starring Shelly Fabres, TV star and Pop Singer – yet, they never did a duet – which could have completed a full soundtrack and crossed over fan-bases.
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December 17, 1967
The Who played their Xmas party at the The Marquee Club London. Also on the bill was a new group called Yes. Members 15 shillings, ($1.80) or £1 ($2.40) on the night. Other acts appearing at the club this month included Joe Cocker, Free and Led Zeppelin.
The Doors’ black and white documentary The Doors Are Open aired on British television.  The film shows footage of the group’s show at The Roundhouse in London on September 7.
The Trouble With Girls
December 17, 1969
On The Tonight Show -an estimated 40 million viewers tuned in to see 36 year old Tiny Tim marry 17 year old Victoria May Budinger, whom he refers to as “Miss Vicki”, . For appearing on the program, they received a free reception, wedding apparel, hair styling, flowers and a honeymoon in the Bahamas. The couple would have one daughter, Tulip, but divorced in 1972.
John Lennon announced he was organizing a peace festival to take place in July of 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

December 17, 1970
The Beach Boys play a command performance for Princess Margaret at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
John Lennon appeared at a benefit at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York for families of the victims of the Attica State Prison riots.
Elvis flew to Memphis where he would stay most of the time until January 9, 1971.

December 17, 1971

David Bowie released his fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust’s Spiders From Mars. Two singles were released from the album: ‘Changes’ / ‘Andy Warhol’ in January 1972 and ‘Life on Mars’ which was released late June 1973. Bowie himself considered the album to be one of the most important in his career.

December 17, 1972

December 17, 1973

Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ their sixth chart topper. It has been released during every decade since 1973, and has been covered by numerous artists. In a 2007 poll, ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was voted the UK’s most popular Christmas song.

John Denver released the single “Sunshine On My Shoulders”, one of his biggest and best career hits.

December 17, 1974

December 17, 1975

Elvis flew back home to Memphis in The Lisa Marie.

December 17, 1976

The third movie version of “A Star is Born,” starring Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, and Sally Kirkland, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

It was the first Dolby surround sound film – and the last major movie to be turned down by Elvis.

Elvis: a star is torn | Elvis Articles | | ‘For Elvis Fans Only’ Official Elvis

Romances: Linda Thompson

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

Instead of the Sex Pistols who were denied Visas, Elvis Costello appears on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live, where producer Lorne Michaels refuses to allow him to perform “Radio, Radio” because of the song’s criticism of the broadcasting industry. A few measures into “Less than Zero”, Costello halts his group and goes into “Radio, Radio”. He was never invited back.
George Harrison played an unannounced live set for the regulars at his local pub in Henley-On-Thames near his home in the UK.
Linda Ronstadt’s Simple Dreams (#1 on the Album chart for a third week) continued to hold of Fleetwood Mac’s bid to return to #1 with Rumours.
The Bee Gees held on to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “How Deep Is Your Love”.
Debby Boone set a Rock Era record that would last four years with her 10th and final week at #1 for “You Light Up My Life”.  The rest of the Top 10 on that famous day:  “How Deep Is Your Love” from the Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt had #3 (“Blue Bayou”) and #5 (“It’s So Easy”), Crystal Gayle was lodged between with “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, L.T.D. was at #6 with “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again”, Rita Coolidge held on to #7 with “We’re All Alone”, newcomer Player moved into the Top 10 with “Baby Come Back”, Fleetwood Mac and “You Make Loving Fun” and Dolly Parton was at #10 with “Here You Come Again”.
Paul McCartney and Wings played the Glasgow Apollo where they recorded a live version of “Coming Up”, which would rise to number two in the UK and top the Billboard chart in America, selling over four million copies. They closed the show with “Mull Of Kintyre”, accompanied by the same pipers and drummers from the Campbelltown Pipe Band who appeared on the record.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 Karen Carpenter made her last live appearance with The Carpenters when she performed in Sherman, California. Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder which was a little-known illness at the time. She died at the age of 32 from heart failure, on February 4, 1983 caused by complications related to her illness.
The Who play the last concert of their It’s Hard Tour at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. The show was recorded and later released as “Live from Toronto.” The show was also aired live on cable TV and FM radio across the U.S. and Canada.
American Delta blues musician and songwriter Big Joe Williams died in Macon, Mississippi aged 79. Wrote ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’, a 1965 UK Top 10 for Them, (featuring Van Morrison).
Culture Club, Duran Duran and The Police all appeared on the children’s UK TV show Saturday Superstore.
Cyndi Lauper’s  “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. was released.
“Laura” was a popular soap opera character on General Hospital on this date–everyone followed what was going on with Luke & Laura.  Christopher Cross’s song wasn’t about that Laura but he gave permission for the song to be played on the show and on this date, it was one of the fastest-rising songs–“Think Of Laura”.
Lionel Richie was at #1 for a third week with his follow-up album Can’t Slow Down.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Wham released the single “Careless Whisper”.


Paul McCartney’s limo catches fire en route to a TV taping in Newcastle, England. Both he and his wife Linda escape unharmed.

Wayne “Danke Schoen” Newton won a $19.2 million suit against NBC News. NBC had aired reports claiming a link between Newton and mob figures. The reports were proven to be false.

The Doobie Brothers reunite for a benefit in Palo Alto, California. The performance inspires a reunion tour the next year and leads to one last Billboard Top Ten hit, 1989’s “The Doctor”.
Robert Plant played Led Zeppelin songs for the first time as a solo artist in Folkstone, England, including “Trampled Under Foot” and “Misty Mountain Hop”.
Alannah Myles released the single “Black Velvet”.

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The very latest chart stats about black velvet – peak chart position, weeks on chart, week-by-week chart run, catalogue number.
Olivia Newton-John appeared in the TV movie “A Mom For Christmas.”
Gilbert O’Sullivan won a copyright infringement case against a rapper who sampled one of his songs without permission
A remixed version of The Four Seasons‘ “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” re-enters the Billboard Hot 100, where it will stay for another 27 weeks, just as it did when it first charted in 1976. The combined run will establish a record for the longest total chart appearance in history. The song reached #1 the first time out and #14 during its second stay.
Celine Dion married her manager Rene Angelil at the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
A statue of the late Frank Zappa was unveiled in Vilnius, the capital of the Republic Of Lithuania. It had been organised by Zappa fan club President Saulius Pauksty.
Celine Dion announced that she was taking a break from music and would concentrate on starting a family.
U.S. President Clinton signed the No Electronic Theft Act. The act removed protection from individuals who claimed that they took no direct financial gains from stealing copyrighted works and downloading them from the Internet
Crossover jazz saxophonist, Grover Washington, collapsed and died in New York after taping a performance for CBS’s “The Saturday Early Show.” He was 56. The show aired the next day.
The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards decides to keep a guitar that he was asked to autograph, outside his birthday party at the Russian Tea Room in New York City. The owner of the guitar decides not to press charges saying, “It’s Keith, man.”
The film This is Spinal Tap is chosen by the National Film Registry for historical preservation. The Library of Congress chose the entries, which picked the movies that it saw as, quote, “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie, agreed to sell 85% of his estate to businessman Robert FX Sillerman in a deal worth $100,000,000. Sillerman will run Presley’s Memphis home, Graceland, will own Elvis’ name and likeness, as well as the rights to his photographs and revenue from his music and films. Lisa Marie will retain ownership of Graceland and many of her father’s personal effects. The agreement was to pay her $53 million in cash and absolve her of $25m in debts owed by the estate. She will also receive shares in the new company expected to be worth more than $20 million. Actress Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother and Presley’s former wife, remained executive consultant to the business.
U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005, according to Billboard. More than three million people watched the band’s sell-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles, took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed more than $71m (£40m). Kenny Chesney was fourth with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney $60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart with $49m (£27m), Elton John with $45.5m (£25.6m), Dave Matthews Band with $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett with $41m (£23m) and Green Day with $36.5m (£20.5m).
Insisting that he has let go of all his “anger and bitterness”, John Lennon’s son Julian said that he has finally forgiven his late father for walking out on him as a child. “I realized if I continued to feel that anger and bitterness towards my dad, I would have a cloud hanging over my head.” After John was murdered in 1980, it was revealed that he had left very little to Julian in his will.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Don Van Vliet, who became a Rock legend as Captain Beefheart, died from complications from multiple sclerosis at the age of 69. He rose to prominence in the 1960s with a unique style of Blues-inspired, experimental Rock ‘n’ Roll. His “Trout Mask Replica” LP was #58 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
 Sir Paul McCartney performed an intimate lunchtime gig at the 100 Club on London’s Oxford Street, the historic music venue threatened with closure. Around 300 fans were treated to a set lasting almost two hours, in what was McCartney’s smallest gig in the UK for nearly 10 years. A campaign to keep the 100 Club open had attracted support from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Sir Mick Jagger.
The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Among the items sold were an armoire upon which Jackson wrote a message to himself on the mirror that fetched $25,750, the rug that was beneath his bed that went for $15,360, and a kitchen chalkboard where Jackson’s children wrote “I love daddy” that sold for $5,000.
Adele was named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine’s annual review. The 24-year-old became the first to receive both accolades two years in a row. The year’s top three songs were Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and Fun’s We Are Young. respectively.
Billboard magazine announced that Madonna’s MDNA tour was the top-grossing concert tour of 2012, selling out 72 tour dates and raking in a total of $228.4 million. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band came in second ($199.37 million), followed by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd ($186.46 million) and Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” ($147.3 million). Coldplay ($147.1 million) was fifth.
Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced that Deep Purple, Chicago, Cheap Trick and Steve Miller would be inducted into the shrine at their ceremony next April.


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Elvis Presley’s hometown losing piece of iconic history

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It’s now or never: Fredericton man ready to sell Elvis Presley collection

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The Fredericton resident said his large collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia​ — over 1,200 pieces — has to go. “This is a collection about …

Graceland Wins 2019 “Best Historic Home Tour”: For the second year in a row Graceland was announced as the nation’s “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
Graceland was voted into the top spot by Elvis fans and readers of USA Today’s popular 10Best online travel site.
Graceland was among 20 of the nation’s most historic homes nominated by a panel of travel writers and photographers during the annual Readers’ Choice contest, which also recognizes travel destinations, attractions, food and more.

This year marks an impressive seventh USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award win for Elvis’ legendary home, which was also voted the 2019 “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark,” as well as “Best Tennessee Attraction” and “Best Musical Attraction” in 2018, “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in 2015, and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in 2013 by USA Today 10Best readers.

Go here to USA Today 10 best awards

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Heartbreak Hotel

Atlas Obscura18 hours ago
One of these buildings is a hotel emblazoned with the name of one of Elvis Presley’s most famous singles, “Heartbreak Hotel.” …

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