Give us this day, December 21, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
December 21, 1937
Vernon in prison
December 21, 1938
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
December 21, 1945
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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
December 21, 1954
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour. (September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954)
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
December 21, 1955
The Presleys 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
December 21, 1956
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
The Jordanaires : Hugh Jarrett : Gordon Stoker, Elvis Presley : Neal Matthews : Hoyt Hawkins.
Johnny Cash : Elvis Presley : Gordon Stoker.
Hank Snow : Elvis Presley.
The Wilburn Brothers : Teddy Wilburn, Elvis, Doyle Wilburn. Brenda Lee with Elvis Gordon Terry, Elvis Presley, Col Parker and Ray Price
Governor of Tennessee- Frank G. Clement ,Elvis and Colonel Parker.
After the Opry, it was over to the governor’s mansion to see Governor Frank Clement until one o’clock in the morning playing the piano.
The Marigolds, (evolved from The Prison Aires), with lead singer Johnny Bragg, performed for Elvis at Governor Frank G. Clement’s mansion. They sang Jailhouse Rock for Elvis, and he was impressed with their harmonies, and wanted to record with them, but apparently Colonel Parker did not consider this a good career move. Elvis joined them for a rendition of Just Walkin’ In The Rain,a song Elvis did not record. Elvis and his party returned back to Memphis in the early hours of Sunday 22nd of December 1957.
The Military Service Disruption
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Conway Twitty released the single “Lonely Blue Boy.” It became the third of his three Top 10 pop hits. Elvis’ version of this song, “Danny” recorded for King Creole was not released until the RCA’s Legendary Performer compilation series in the 1970s.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
December 21, 1960
Elvis was in Wild in the Country Production
December 21, 1961
December 21, 1962
The Dells, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Lloyd Price, Little Esther Phillips, Etta James, the Radiants, and Erma Franklin performed at Chicago’s Regal Theater for the start of their annual Christmas shows.
December 21, 1963
Priscilla visit to Elvis: Priscilla Beaulieu sitting next to Dee Stanley’s niece, Theresa, at the Dolan street house, Memphis, TN,
December 21, 1964
December 21, 1965
December 21, 1966
The Beach Boys receive three Gold Record citations for the single “Good Vibrations” and the albums “Little Deuce Coupe” and “Shut Down, Vol. 2”.
December 21, 1967
December 21, 1968
Wilson Pickett charted pop with the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” (#23, #13 R&B) despite the fact that the Fab Four were still on the hit list with their own version, which charted three months ahead of him. Even more impressive, he scored in the Beatles’ own backyard, reaching #16 in Britain.
Glen Campbell topped the Billboard Hot 200 album chart with “Wichita Lineman”. The LP would stay on the chart for 46 weeks, but it would be Campbell’s only number one.
The Trouble with Girls: Oct – Dec 18
December 21, 1969
Diana Ross & The Supremes made their final TV appearance together when they performed “Someday, We’ll Be Together”on The Ed Sullivan Show.
One of Rock and Roll’s strangest oddities happened when “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye hit number one on the Cash Box music chart. The same song was also a number one hit for Gladys Knight And The Pips exactly one year earlier.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
December 21, 1972
December 21, 1973
December 21, 1974
Harry Chapin enjoys his only number one single with “Cat’s In The Cradle”. The song’s theme about a distant father and son relationship was suggested to Harry by his wife, after he expressed disappointment about being on tour instead of attending his son’s birth.
December 21, 1975
December 21, 1976
The Wake and Aftermath
Queen played the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Bruce Springsteen’s album, “Born in the USA” passed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become the second longest-lasting LP on the Billboard Top 100. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only “The Sound of Music” with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks. – Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd has the longest chart run spanning decades.
Queen Latifah (born Dana Owens) hit the R&B charts with “Latifah’s Had It Up To Here,” reaching #13.
American blues singer and guitarist, Albert King died from a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee. He recorded dozens of influential songs, such as ‘Crosscut Saw’ and ‘As The Years Go Passing By’, and the 1967 album, ‘Born Under a Bad Sign.’
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Elton John became one of the first Britons to take advantage of his country’s new Civil Partnership Act. The 58 year-old Pop star and his longtime friend, Canadian filmmaker David Furnish, 43, tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, on the first day that the new law took effect.
The Beatles‘ “Love” sat at #1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart. The collection was produced by George Martin and his son Giles Martin and features music compiled and remixed for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name. The disc would quickly be certified Platinum and won Grammys in two categories – Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Surround Sound Album at the 50th annual Grammy awards on February 10th, 2008.
“Writing for the King” was released. The set included two CDs and a book that included more than 140 interviews with songwriters.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), released its listing of 2009’s most played holiday songs, tracked by radio airplay monitoring service, Mediaguide, from over 2,500 radio stations nationwide.
The Top 10 most-played holiday songs in the ASCAP repertory for this holiday season are:
1. “Sleigh Ride” (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – played 118,918 times
2.”Jingle Bell Rock” (Joseph Carleton Beal, James Roth Boothe) – played 118,601 times
3.”It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (Edward Pola, George Wyle) – played 101,614 times
4. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin) – played 89,348 times
5. “Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith) – played 77,599 times
6. “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Mel TormÃ©, Robert Wells) – played 74,360 times.
7. “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (Johnny Marks) – played 57,948 times
8. “Little Drummer Boy” (Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone) – played 55,617 times.
9. “Feliz Navidad” (JosÃ© Feliciano) – played 51,072 times
10. “Frosty the Snowman” (Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins) – played 51,068 times
Note: The above list represents an aggregation of all different artist versions of each cited holiday song.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Elton John and his longtime partner David Furnish were married in London, England on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership. After the ceremony, the pair held a celebration at their estate near Windsor Castle.
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