Give us this day, December 23, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
December 23, 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.
December 23, 1946
Commerce Street, a rental
The University of Tennessee Volunteers refused to play a team from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh over their concerns that the Dukes might use a black player in their scheduled basketball contest.
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
December 23, 1947
At Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, scientists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley invented the transistor, for which they won the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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 RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
December 23, 1957
Sam Cooke charted with “Ill Come Running Back to You,” his second #1 R&B hit.
The title song to his movie April Love becomes Pat Boone‘s fifth US number one hit.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
December 23, 1958
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
December 22, 1959
Chuck Berry was arrested & charged with violating the Mann Act, following his driving a fourteen-year-old Apache Indian across a state line. Berry said she was to be a hat check girl, she was cast as both victim and prostitute. Berry was initially convicted and sentenced to the maximum of five years in jail, and fined $2,000; however, judicial racism resulted in the matter being dropped.
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
The Colonel had arranged this was the last day on the set of Wild In The Country for Elvis, before he flew home for the week off.
December 23, 1962
Priscilla’s Graceland Visit
December 23, 1963
December 23, 1964
Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys suffered a breakdown while on a flight from Los Angeles to Houston. Wilson decided to retire from performing live, even though their “Beach Boys Concert” album was number 1 on the LP chart at the time. Glen Campbell became a temporary replacement before Bruce Johnston joined the group.
December 23, 1965
December 23, 1966
BBC-TV broadcast Ready, Steady Go! for the last time after the Musicians Union enforces a ban on miming. The weekly program was the UK’s most popular Pop music television show, helping many of Britain’s finest musical acts get their start. The special guests for the farewell show are Mick Jagger, The Who, Eric Burdon, The Spencer Davis Group, Donovan and Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich.
December 23, 1967
December 23, 1968
Tammy Wynette released the album “Stand By Your Man.”
December 23, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
December 23, 1970
December 23, 1971
Elvis rented a movie theatre and watched Shampoo and Soul Soldier.
December 23, 1972
Little Jimmy Osmond started a five week run at the top of the UK singles chart with “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool”. At nine years of age, he was the youngest person to have a UK #1 record.
The film of John Lennon singing “Imagine” premiered on national TV in the U.S.
December 23, 1973
Dick Grob and Sonny West with Elvis and fans
The Wake and Aftermath
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Judas Priest fans Raymond Belknap and James Vance shot themselves after listening to the Judas Priest album ‘Stained Class.’ The two had drunk beer, smoked marijuana and then listened to hours of the album. Afterwards they took a shotgun to a nearby school playground where Belknap shot and killed himself. Vance then blew away his jaw, mouth and nose but lived for more than three years before dying of effects of the shooting. Their parents would attempt to sue the band/music industry, and lost at trial.
Phil Collins started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another Day In Paradise’, his 7th US solo No.1 Taken from his No.1 album …But Seriously ‘Another Day in Paradise’ was written to bring attention to the problem of homelessness.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
The Mail On Sunday reported that documents they obtained from the Cabinet Office via the Freedom Of Information Act showed that George Harrison, who passed away in 2001, turned down the chance to be included in the New Year’s Honours List in 2000. The OBE was recommended by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport who said that Harrison should be recognised for his contribution to the music industry. The citation read: “He was a member of a band that many people would say is the best thing that Britain has ever produced, and possibly the best in the world, The Beatles”.
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