Daily Elvis: December 29

Give us this day, December 29, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

December 29, 1937

Vernon in prison

  December 29, 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 29, 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


At the Castle Studio in Nashville, Ernest Tubb recorded three songs including his cover version of Leon Payne’s “I Love You Because.”

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 29, 1954

“The Memphis Press Scimitar” proclaims that Elvis has a management contract with Bob Neal.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

RCA Victor’s Atomic Powered Singer

December 29, 1955

The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

December 29, 1956

On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley accomplished one of the greatest feats in music history. On December 29, 1956 the King had a remarkable 10 songs on the Billboard Top 100 Chart.  Songs such as “Hound Dog”, “Love me Tender”, and “Heartbreak Hotel” were among the Elvis hits that swarmed the Billboard charts at the end of 1956. What makes this feat even more incredible is that every single Elvis released between 1956-1958 reached #1 on the charts in the United States, thus monopolizing the top of the Billboard charts for the better part of two years. Including both the United States and UK, Elvis has had 36 #1 hits in total.

Elvis’ single “Old Shep” hit #47 in the U.S.

Elvis’ single “Love Me Tender” hit #22 in the U.K.

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

December 29 – Elvis Presley Makes Billboard History

December 29, 1957

At the Chess studio in Chicago, Chuck Berry began two days of sessions recording his compositions “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Guitar Boogie,” “Reelin’ And Rockin'” and “Johnny B. Goode.”

The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

December 29, 1958

Military Service in Germany

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

December 29, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 29, 1960

Wild in the Country production break

December 29, 1961

December 29, 1962

“You Are My Sunshine,: Ray Charles is #1 R&B song and #7 pop with “You Are My Sunshine.” Ironically, the R&B icon was putting cash in the pocket of a segregationist with every record sold, as the tune was written by former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis.

The Crystals charted with “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” (#11 pop). Unfortunately, as with their previous hit, “He’s A Rebel,” it wasn’t the Crystals singing on the record but Darlene Love & the Blossoms, thanks to the decision-makimg shenanigans of producer Phil Spector.

The album “Elvis’ Christmas Album” re-charted at #59 in the U.S.

Priscilla visits with Elvis at Graceland.

Romances: Priscilla

December 29, 1963

The Weavers, who at one time were America’s most popular Folk group, give their farewell concert at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. The group had hits in the late ’40s and early ’50s with songs like “Goodnight Irene” and “On Top of Old Smokey”.

Johnny Tillotson‘s “Talk Back Trembling Lips” becomes the tenth of his fourteen Billboard Top 40 hits when it peaks at #7 during a ten week stay. He, along with many others, would soon be overwhelmed by teen audiences’ preference for English music that the press would dub “The British Invasion.”

John Lennon and Paul McCartney are called the greatest composers since Beethoven in an article in the London Sunday Times.

December 29, 1964

The Liverpool Youth Employment Service announced that some applicants were finding it difficult to get jobs because their Beatle style haircuts and clothing were unacceptable to employers.

December 29, 1965

The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show Top Of The Pops, performing “Hey Joe”.
Elvis bought a horse this day – it was a chestnut sorrel horse named Whirlaway.
December 29, 1967
December 29, 1968
The first big Rock festival held on the east coast, The Miami Festival, gets under way in Hallandale, Florida. Tickets sell for six and seven dollars and 100,000 people turn out for the three day event. Those appearing include the hottest acts of the day, Jose Feliciano, Procol Harem, Three Dog Night, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, Canned Heat and Joni Mitchell.
December 29, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis drove to Tupelo to collect another badge from Sheriff Bill Mitchell, whom Elvis had known since childhood.
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Elvis took his group to his old house and the still empty lot where the Elvis Presley Youth Centre was supposed to have been built with Elvis’ homecoming benefit concert 1950s fundraising.
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December 29 – Events – Today in Elvis Presley History | Elvis Presley
Elvis also met up with former family friends briefly.
December 29, 1971
December 29, 1972
December 29, 1973
Jim Croce‘s “Time in a Bottle” tops the Hot 100, the second of three posthumous hits for the late singer / songwriter.
Elvis got a phone call from the Colonel. The Colonel wanted to hear about Elvis’ health problems of which he had heard some rumors. The Colonel made the decision that Elvis would not be able to fulfill is January commitment in Las Vegas.
 December 29, 1975
Elvis performed at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Coliseum, Birmingham, Alabama.
Date: 29 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Birmingham, AL.
Civic Center Coliseum
Tickets: 18,056
Costume: Inca Gold Leaf (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
Tryin’ To Get To You
My Way
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Love Letters
School Days
Hound Dog
Unchained Melody
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: Burning In Birmingham
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Magnetic Elvis can still thrill audience By Emmett Weaver

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 27 – December 27th – December 31st 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info December 29 1976 Civic Center Coliseum Birmingham AL (8:30 pm) 18400 Egyptian Indian Head belt Dark Blue Suit Yes Yes

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


To honor the recently departed Bob Marley, a commemorative stamp was issued by the Jamaican government.


Band Aid were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Do They Know It’s Christmas? and Madonna was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin.’


B.B. King performed for 300 inmates at the Gainseville Drug Treatment Center in Gainseville, FL. Among the prisoners was his daughter Patty, incarcerated for three years for drug trafficking.


UK music paper The Melody Maker published it’s Music of the Millennium Poll of albums, placing The Smiths’ The Queen Is Dead at number one.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The trade publication Pollstar reported that Bon Jovi was the highest earning touring act of the year, taking in over $200 million (130.7m Pounds). Australian rockers AC/DC landed at number two for the second year in a row, with tickets sales from their recent trek totaling $177m (115m Pounds). U2, which was the top worldwide act in 2009, came in at third place with ticket sales totaling $160.9m (104.6 Pounds). Lady Gaga followed in fourth place, with Metallica at number five.



According to sales data, Adele’s 21 had overtaken Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? to become the UK’s fourth biggest selling album of all-time. Latest data confirmed that, Oasis’ 1995 second album had sold 4,555,000 copies to date, while Adele’s 21 has surged ahead with sales of over 4,562,000 copies. The news came just over a year since 21 overtook Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black to become the UK’s biggest selling album of the 21st Century.


74-year-old Ringo Starr revealed plans for a new album in 2015 and hinted at a North American tour that would kick off in February or March. That album turned out to be “Postcards from Paradise”, which was produced completely by Starr himself and was recorded with a little help from his friends Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Van Dyke Parks, Todd Rundgren and several others.


America’s Pop Music Hall of Fame announced its 2017 inductees as ABBA, the Dave Clark Five, Earth, Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, the Jackson 5, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, and Rod Stewart. In the Legends category, the Hall of Fame nominating board chose Pat Boone, Fats Domino, the Drifters, Connie Francis and Bobby Vee.


Belcourt to mark Elvis‘ birthday with documentary screening

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