Give us this day, December 22, 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)
Blues singer (See See Rider Blues)/Blues Foundation’s Hall of Famer/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ma Rainey, “The Mother of the Blues,” died at the age of 53.
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.
At the E.T. Herzog Studios in Cincinnati, Hank Williams recorded “Lovesick Blues,” plus his compositions “Lost On The River” and “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight.”
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
December 22, 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys played Shreveport, LA Lake Cliff Club.
|December 22, 1955
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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 Presleys 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
December 22, 1956
Elvis Presley’s single “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine,” the b-side for “Blue Moon,” hit #23 in the U.K.
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. A Rock Era record that would stay until the year of 1964, when the Beatles had 30.
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
December 22, 1957
The Presleys lived at Graceland
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.
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
December 22, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
December 22, 1960
Wild in the Country Production
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.
During his first visit to the UK Bob Dylan performed at the Singers Club in London, the singer songwriter’s second UK gig.
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 appeared at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. This appearance was the second concert-only preview of their ‘The Beatles’ Christmas Show’, which would open in London in two days.
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.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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.
Beyonce’s politically charged visual album Lemonade was the music critics’ favourite album of the year. The record, which tackles themes of black empowerment and female identity, topped a “poll of polls” compiled by the BBC. It beat David Bowie’s elegiac swansong Blackstar, which was released two days before his death in January.
The auction includes 271 items such as clothing, jewelry, autographs, concert memorabilia and Hollywood items. All items are from third-party collectors.
‘The Wonder Of You’ at No.71
‘If I Can Dream’ is No.96Other Elvis Entries On The UK Charts – 22nd December, 2017:
– ‘Elvis: Christmas with the RPO’ is No.50 on the Download Chart; No.12 on the Album Sales Chart; No.11 on the Physical Album Chart; No.37 on the Vinyl Album Chart and No.20 on the Record Store Chart
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ is No.65 on the Album Sales Chart and No. 62 on the Physical Album Chart
– ‘If I Can Dream’ is No.84 on the Album Sales Chart and No.82 on the Physical Album Chart
– ‘Long Live The King’ is No.23 on the Indie Album Chart
– ‘The Elvis Collection’ is No. 12 on the Music Video Chart
– ‘Elvis: Christmas with the RPO’ is No.15 on Scottish Album Chart
– ‘The Real Elvis’ is No.31 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘The Wonder Of You’ is No.73 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘If I Can Dream’ is No. 89 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘The Platinum Collection’ is No.99 on the Scottish Album Chart
– ‘Elvis: Christmas with the RPO’ is No.19 on the Irish Album Chart
– On Australia’s ARIA Album chart it gets its highest placing up three spots to #7.
– On New Zealand’s Album chart it dropped one spot down to #8.
‘Elvis: The Rebirth of the King’ on BBC FOUR TV TONIGHT: The new documentary ‘Elvis: The Rebirth of the King’ (originally suggested for August 2017) will be shown on UK’s BBC Four TV over the Christmas period.
The publicity notes.. The widely accepted Elvis narrative is that The Vegas Period was the nadir of his career but this film argues that Elvis reached his peak, both as a singer and performer in the first few years of his Vegas period. He became, in those short years, the greatest performer on earth.
Elvis: Rebirth of The King, tracks this five year renaissance with some of his key musical and artistic collaborators of the period, including the creator of his most memorable jumpsuits, to celebrate the greatest pop reinvention of all time!
Directed by Mike Connolly, guest interviews include Steve Binder, Terry Blackwood, Tony Brown, Gene Chrisman, Gene Doucette, Larry Geller, Ginger & Mary Holladay, Greil Marcus, Bobby Wood and Reggie Young.
Tonight Fri 29 Dec 22:00 BBC FOUR
Repeated Sat 30 Dec 3AM BBC FOUR.
It will also be available for later replay via BBC Iplayer
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