Daily Elvis: December 18

Give us this day,  December 18, 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


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

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era



The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. He performed Blue Moon Of Kentucky, That’s All Right, Tweedle Dee, Hearts Of Stone, and Shake Rattle And Roll – the later songs being new the the act.
Floyd Crammer  and Betty Amos also appeared on the radio broadcast.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info December 18 1954 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Yes

December 18, 1955

The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

December 18, 1956

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 18, 1957

The Presleys lived at Graceland


The Military Service Disruption

December 18, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 18, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 18, 1960

Wild in the Country Production

Deccember 18. 1961

Kid Galahad Production


December 1962

On their fifth visit to West Germany The Beatles played the first night of a two-week engagement at the Star-Club, Hamburg. A 13 night run, playing 3 hours each night. The final night’s performance was recorded and became known as ‘The Star-Club Tapes’, released in 1977 against the wishes of the ex-Beatles themselves.

December 1963

December 1964

Funeral services are held in Chicago for Sam Cooke. A crowd of fans break the glass doors and cause other damage to the A.R. Leak Funeral Home and so many of them surround the limo of James Brown, he is forced to leave.

December 1965

December 1966

December 1967

The Trouble With Girls was completed and finally Elvis was released by the studio.
Elvis flew home to Memphis and spent the holidays at Graceland with his wife and baby daughter
A New York Times article estimates that the youth audience in America accounts for 75-percent of the $1 billion spent annually on recorded music.
Somewhat later than usual Elvis returned to Memphis for the Christmas season. Until his return to Los Angeles on January 6, he would spent almost every night at the Memphian.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 Vernon had expressed his concern about Elvis’ way of spending his money in the last couple of weeks, so in hopes of placating his father, Elvis bought him a Mercedes.
The U.K. maxi-single reissue of “Jailhouse Rock” hit #42 in the U.K.
The album “I Got Lucky” hit #104 in the U.S.

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Priscilla and Lisa Marie arrived in Memphis and Elvis received a bill for the installation of a basket ball court at his Palm Springs home.
December 1972
December 1973
December 18, 1974

December 1975

December 1976

The Wake and Aftermath


The album “Elvis – A Legendary Performer, Vol. 3” was certified gold by the RIAA.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The single “It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You” hit #80 in the U.K.

Hall And Oates overtook The Everly Brothers as the top recording duo of all time when their biggest hit, “Maneater” reached number 1 on the US singles chart. It made #6 in the UK.


The Spice Girls unveiled their waxwork look-alikes at Madame Tussaud’s, London. Each model had cost £35,000 to make.


*NSYNC fan Danielle McGuire filed suit against group member Justin Timberlake, alleging that he harassed and verbally assaulted her. McGuire, 15, filed suit in St. Louis, Missouri, charging Timberlake with false imprisonment of a minor.

Early photos of Elvis could net fan $2.5 million | State and Regional …


“Elvis Presley 55” was released. The vinyl release was a collection of Elvis radio shows recorded during 1955.

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2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Out on bail, Michael Jackson was formally charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering intoxicating liquor to a minor with the intent of committing a crime. The abuse was claimed to have taken place between 7 February and 10 March 2003 and the alleged victim was identified only as ‘John Doe’. Jackson’s lawyer said the entertainer was ‘unequivocally and absolutely innocent’ and would fight the charges ‘with every fibre of his soul.’

James Brown and country music star Loretta Lynn were honoured for their contributions to US culture. The pair were invited to a gala attended by President George Bush at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington.


‘Fairytale of New York’ was voted the favourite Christmas song ever in a VH1 poll. The song by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl took the top spot, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, was voted into 2nd place and Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ came third. Other songs voted into the Top 10 were, ‘Mistletoe and Wine’, Sir Cliff Richard at No.4, ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ by Slade at No.5, ‘I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday’, Wizzard, No.6, ‘Christmas Time’, The Darkness, No.7, ‘Saviour’s Day’, Sir Cliff Richard No.8, Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984), Band Aid at No.9 and ‘Lonely This Christmas’ by Mud at No.10.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Mick Jagger appears on The Late Show With David Letterman where he read The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned After 50 Years In Rock And Roll. One of the things on the list was “Nobody wants to hear anything from your new album.”


Most Significant Elvis Presley Musical Artifact Returns Home

One of the most significant pieces of Elvis Presley’s musical history has returned to Graceland, 60 years after it was first purchased by Elvis for the home in 1957 – a white, baby grand piano with gold accents and a custom-made, gold, metal bench designed by Elvis with a white, leather cushion. (Business Wire – press release)

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