Daily Elvis: December 28

Give us this day, December 28, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

December 28, 1937

Vernon in prison

December 28, 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.


The musical “On the Town” opened in New York City and ran for 462 performances. It featured the song, “New York, New York.

December 28, 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.

Mulbery Alley
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

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 Elvis Presley single – Sun 215 – “Milkcow Blues Boogie”/”You’re a Heartbreaker” was released.
It was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a management contract with Bob Neal.

Elvis and Tommy Sands (said to be) at Cook’s Hoedown – Photo Rockin’ Across Texas/The Magic Collection
Elvis performed at the Cook’s Hoedown club, Houston. Most likely Elvis appeared on other dates in Texas or Arkansas the next 3 days, including the Red River Arsenal near Texarkana.
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

December 28, 1955
The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
December 28, 1956
Alan Freed’s Christmas show at the Brooklyn Paramount set a one-day attendance record of  $27,200. The show was part of his eight-day Christmas extravaganza featuring the Moonglows, Shirley & Lee, the Dells, the Heartbeats, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jesse Blevins, and the G-Clefs.
“Teen Angel” by Mark Dinning moved from #100 to #50.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Chicago sisters begged their mother to let them go on a short bus trip to see their idol in “Love Me Tender” – Barbara and Patricia Grimes  disappeared from the Brighton Park, Chicago, Illinois area on December 28, 1956 and were found dead on January 22, 1957.
Elvis rented the Rainbow Rollerdrome for the evening.
The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 28, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 28, 1959

Frankie Avalon‘s second chart topper, “Why” becomes Billboard’s last number one song of the fifties.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 28, 1960

Where the Boys Are,” starring Dolores Hart, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Barbara Nichols, Paula Prentiss, Chill Wills, Frank Gorshin, and Connie Francis, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.

Wild in the Country christmas break from production

December 28, 1961

Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The Tokens were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’

Vernon and Dee Presley  and her three children move into their new home at 3650 Hermitage Drive.

ElvisWorld: The Stanleys

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December 28, 1962

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

December 28, 1963

The single “Dominique” and its companion LP “The Singing Nun” top the Billboard singles chart and album chart respectively. “Dominique” was #1 for a fourth week overall.  Bobby Vinton provided the closest competition with “There!  I’ve Said It Again”.

The Soundtrack to “West Side Story” re-entered the Top 10 in its 114th week of release.

A quartet from Minneapolis, Minnesota who called themselves The Trashmen saw their first release, “Surfin’ Bird”, enter the Billboard Hot 100 where it would reach #4 during the first week of February, next year. The song is a combination of two R&B hits by The Rivingtons: “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”.

December 28, 1964

December 28, 1965

Elvis returned one of the horses he had bought earlier this month and bought 2 others instead.
December 28, 1966
December 28, 1967
December 28, 1968
The three day Miami Pop festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead.
Pink Floyd appeared at the two day festival Flight To Lowlands Paradise II, Margriethal-Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (replacing The Jimi Hendrix Experience). Other acts appearing included Jethro Tull, Jeff Beck, The Pretty Things and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.
The top two singles on the pop charts were both by Motown acts Marvin Gaye at #1 with “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and Stevie Wonder at #2 with “For Once In My Life.”
The Temptations climbed into the Top 10 with “Cloud Nine”.
The Doors‘ “Touch Me” is released. With a guitar intro strongly influenced by The Four Seasons’ “C’mon Marianne”, the song would reach #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 in Canada, #10 in Australia, but didn’t chart at all in the UK.
The Rolling Stones debuted at #3 in the U.K. with their album Beggar’s Banquet.
The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with the The White Album the group’s 12th US No.1 album. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of the band’s earlier Sgt. Pepper’s. No singles were issued from the album in Britain and the United States, the songs ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ originated from the same recording sessions and were issued on a single in August 1968.
Glen Campbell scored a third week at #1 on the Adult chart with “Wichita Lineman”.
The Beatles reached #1 with The White Album after just three weeks.  Wichita Lineman from Glen Campbell was second with Cheap Thrills from Big Brother & the Holding Company in third.
December 28, 1969
“Temptations Day” was declared in Detroit, MI.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

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Elvis arrived all dressed up with lots of guns and badges – and his police flashlight- with him.
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After a church reception there was a second reception at Graceland.
May 1970, Memphis, Tennessee, USA --- American rock legend Elvis Presley at the wedding of his bodyguard, Sonny West. --- Image by © Frank Carroll/Sygma/Corbis

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Here was a picture taken with Elvis and all the guys displaying the badges they too had just received from Sheriff Nixon, which is of course, every Bride’s dream wedding.
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George Harrison was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘My Sweet Lord’ making him the first Beatle to score a No.1 US hit. The song was originally intended for Billy Preston.
Elvis continued to screen movies at the Memphian and the Crosstown.
December 28, 1972
December 28, 1973
December 28, 1974
Helen Reddy went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Angie Baby’, the singers third US No.1. The song was turned down by Cher.
Stevie Wonder registered his 11th #1 song on the R&B chart, and fifth out of his last seven releases, with “Boogie On Reggae Woman”.
 Barry Manilow rose to #1 on the Adult chart with his first single, “Mandy”
Helen Reddy owned the new #1 with “Angie Baby”.  Elton John moved to challenge with his remake of the Beatles’ song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.  Barry White was up to 3 with “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”, Carl Douglas surrendered to #4 with “Kung Fu Fighting” and the previous #1 “Cat’s In The Cradle” from Harry Chapin was fifth.  The rest of an excellent Top 10:  Paul McCartney & Wings with their double-sided “Junior’s Farm”/”Sally G”, the Three Degrees with “When Will I See You Again”, Neil Sedaka was back with his first Top 10 in 12 years–“Laughter In The Rain”, Ringo Starr bounced up from 14 with “Only You” and Stevie Wonder collected his 36th hit and his sixth Top 10 in his last seven releases with “Boogie On Reggae Woman”.
Elton John’s Greatest Hits was the #1 album for the fifth week with War Child from Jethro Tull #2 and Neil Diamond’s Serenade #3.  Harry Chapin moved to #4 with Verities & Balderdash while John Denver edged up with Back Home Again.  The rest of the Top 10:  Fire from the Ohio Players, the Rolling Stones fell hard with It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll, Loggins & Messina were at #8 with Mother Lode, Helen Reddy’s Free and Easy stopped off at #9 and Ringo Starr entered the Top 10 with Goodnight Vienna.
December 28, 1975
The first Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
Date: 28 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dallas, TX.
Memorial Auditorium
Tickets: 9,800
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Trying To Get To You
Blue Suede Shoes
My Way
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: A Hot Winter Night In Dallas
2010 Follow that Dream release of this concert:
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 27 – December 27th – December 31st 1976
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The Wake and Aftermath



At the third of Paul McCartney’s concerts in London to benefit the country of Kampuchea, the Who and the Pretenders joined him.

Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Warner Brothers Records, which includes Elektra and Asylum, follows the lead of RCA and raises its price for 45 rpm singles to $1.99.


Depressed over mounting debts and personal problems, 38 year old Beach Boys‘ drummer, Dennis Wilson drowned after jumping over board from his yacht at Marina Del Ray Harbor in Los Angeles. He was the first of the group to release a solo album, “Pacific Ocean Blue”, writing and singing every track. Special permission was granted by President Reagan to have a burial at sea, which is usually only allowed for deceased Navy personnel. His brother Brian, who was still unable to cope with day to day life, did not attend the funeral.


Lionel Richie remained at the top of the Adult Contemporary chart for a fourth week with “Say You, Say Me”.  Incredibly, Richie had hit #1 with four straight songs and nine out of 10 since he left the Commodores.  More impressively, Lionel had accumulated 20 weeks at #1 on the Adult chart in his last four releases and 41 weeks in a five-year period.

The “Miami Vice” Soundtrack moved back up to #1 on the Album chart, taking over from the self-titled Heart.  John Cougar Mellencamp remained in the #3 spot with his great album Scarecrow while Barbra Streisand was up to #4 with The Broadway Album.  Knee Deep in the Hoopla from Starship and Songs from the Big Chair by newcomers Tears for Fears each entered the Top 10.


Nirvana performed at the Hollywood Underground in Seattle, Washington.


The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and Nirvana combined for a show at Pat O’Brien Pavilion in Del Mar, California.


Shania Twain married her producer, Robert “Mutt” Lange

The Spice Girls achieved their third #1 song in the U.K. with “2 Become 1”.


The Spice Girls become the first female act to ever have their first three singles top the UK chart when “2 Become 1” debuts at #1.

Toni Braxton dominated the competition with a fourth week at #1 with “Un-Break My Heart”.  R. Kelly was second with “I Believe I Can Fly” while En Vogue closed to #3 with “Don’t Let Go (Love)”.


Usher sued the Tommy Hilfigger company for alleged infringement of publicity rights and false endorsement.

Singer Ronnie Hammond of The Atlanta Rhythm Section is shot in the chest by a Macon police after allegedly lunging at an officer with a broken guitar handle and a hammer. Police were responding to reports that the singer was trying to commit suicide. This was the second suicide attempt within a month for Hammond, following the first on December 9th. He would later make a full recovery, but died of heart failure on March 14th, 2011.


A district court judge reduced a charge against Marilyn Manson. The original charge, fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct, was reduced to disorderly conduct. A second charge, a misdemeanor count of assault and battery, remained unchanged. The incident stemmed from a concert on July 30, 2001 in Clarkston, MI, in which Manson allegedly assaulted a security guard.


British Glam Rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), who was convicted of child pornography offences in 1999 in England, was deported from Cambodia. The 58 year old Glitter had set up a home last year in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


50 Cent’s debut album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was named the biggest selling album in the US in 2003 with the album going platinum six times over. Outkast came second with ‘Speakerboxxx’ / ‘The Love Below’ and Linkin Park’s ‘Meteora’ was the third biggest seller. The Top 10 albums of 2003 in the USA accounted for around 30 million sales.

Michael Jackson gave an emotional interview to CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes,” his first since being arrested on child molestation charges, saying, “Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists.” Ed Bradley had taped the interview with Jackson three days earlier on Christmas night.


Bono of U2 was the guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s news program Today

A North Carolina man named Wade Jones sold three tablespoons of water taken from a cup used by Elvis Presley during a 1977 concert for $455.


Mary J. Blige debuted at #1 on the Album chart with The Breakthrough.

Pink Floyd were voted the greatest rock stars ever in a survey of 58,000 listeners from UK radio station Planet Rock. Led Zeppelin were voted into second place, 3rd was The Rolling Stones, 4th The Who, 5th, AC/DC, 6th, U2, 7th, Guns N’ Roses, 8th, Nirvana, 9th, Bon Jovi and in 10th place Jimi Hendrix. Listeners also named the 1970s as the golden age of rock, followed by the 1960’s.

The body of Barry Cowsill, bass guitarist for The Cowsills, was recovered from the Chartres Street Wharf in New Orleans. He was killed on or about September 1st from injuries believed to be caused by Hurricane Katrina. He was 51.


Elvis 75: Good Rockin’ Tonight; reaching #43 in the USA and #8 in the UK charts. It certified Gold.

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2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Peter Frampton filed a lawsuit against A&M Records over the way that his digital royalties are calculated. The suit alleged breach of contract and unfair competition and seeks compensatory damages.


Heavy metal icon and Motorhead frontman Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister died from cancer at the age of 70.


Neil Diamond achieved his 38th Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart with “The Christmas Medley (Acoustic Christmas)” It was his first AC Top 10 since “Cherry Cherry Christmas” hit #4 on January 2, 2010.

within days of Carrie Fisher’s drug death, Debbie Reynolds, the singer and actress who topped the Billboard and Cashbox charts in 1957 with “Tammy”, died at the age of 84. In early 1958 she reached #20 on the Most Played by Jockeys chart with “A Very Special Love”, then scored two entries on the Hot 100 in 1960: “Am I That Easy to Forget” (#25) and “City Lights” (#55).
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Elvis Presley: Lisa Marie reveals ‘twisted f***ing way’ she tried …     

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Elvis Presley’s Rings Purchased By Kim Kardashian For Her …

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“I’m obsessed with auctions and my brother is the biggest Elvis Presley fan so I got him two of Elvis’ rings for Christmas,” she said. Kardashian …
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