Give us this day, December 22, 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)
end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented
mid-1955 to May, 11 1956
1414 Getwell Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
December 22, 1954
Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys played Shreveport, LA Lake Cliff Club.
|December 22, 1955
||Lake Cliff Club
December 22, 1955
Alan Freed‘s Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Jubilee opens in New York. The twelve day show features Count Basie, LaVern Baker, The Cadillacs, The Wrens, The Valentines, The Chuckles and a host of others.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
December 22, 1956
Mickey & Sylvia charted with their rock ‘n’ roll classic “Love Is Strange,” reaching #1 R&B and #11 pop.
Billboard magazine reported that Elvis Presley had the most charting records this year with seventeen. Pat Boone was next with five, followed by Fats Domino, Little Richard and The Platters with three each. An Rock Era record that would stay until the year of 1964, when the Beatles had 30.
December 22, 1957
The Military Service Disruption
December 22, 1958
After just two weeks on the Billboard Pop chart, “The Chipmunk Song” was the number one tune in the US. It’s creator, David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian), named the Chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore, after executives at Liberty Records – the novelty tune holding to #2 with “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by The Platters.
December 22, 1959
Military Service in Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
December 22, 1960
During the Wild in the Country Production, Elvis Presley is inducted into the Los Angeles Tribal Council by Chief Wha-Nee-Ota for his ‘constructive portrayal of a man of Indian blood’ in Flaming Star.
Elvis’s sixth movie, Flaming Star, opened in theaters nationwide.
December 22, 1961
New York disc jockey Murray the K Kaufman hosted the Brooklyn Paramount’s Christmas show featuring Johnny Mathis, the Isley Brothers, the Crystals, the Chantels, the Vibrations, Bobby Lewis, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, and the most soulful white girl of the times, Timi Yuro.
The teen film Twist Around the Clock, featuring Chubby Checker & the Marcels, opened nationally.
Elvis traveled to Las Vegas. He stayed at the Sahara through the holidays, probably because his father was still residing there with his new wife and her three sons.
Vernon had just bought a new house on Hermitage, around the corner.
December 22, 1962
The Tornadoes became the first British group to have a number 1 record in the US when they hit the top with their instrumental, “Telstar”. The song was named after the world’s first communication satellite launched by the US earlier in the year and preceded the Beatles’ chart debut by 13 months.
Acker Bilk’s “Stranger On The Shore” finally drops off of the UK charts after 55 weeks. That record would stand until 1968 when Engelbert Humperdinck‘s “Release Me” stayed for 56. Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, later charted for 124 non-consecutive weeks.
Priscilla’s first visit to Graceland continues with seeing the places where Elvis grew up, including attending movies at the Memphian and dining out at Chenault’s Drive-In.
December 22, 1963
The documentary The Beatles Come to Town premiered in British cinemas.
The Beatles performed at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool.
Scheduled for an earlier release but helpd up due to the assassination of President Kennedy, Darlene Love’s epic Christmas classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” was finally issued. Background vocals on rock’s greatest holiday recording were by the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Cher.
December 22, 1964
December 22, 1965
December 22, 1966
December 22, 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet for one hour with Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in Ottawa. Earlier in the day, they saw the Minister of Health, John Munro and discussed drug abuse.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
The Wake and Aftermath
The stage version of Harry Nilsson’s “The Point” opened in London with Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz.
Joe Cocker died of lung cancer in Crawford, Colorado aged 70. The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including his cover of The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and ‘Up Where We Belong’. He was made an OBE in 2011.
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