Give us this day, December 29, our daily Elvis
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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
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
ELVIS PRESLEY MAKES BILLBOARD HISTORY
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, 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.
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.”
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 Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
|Date:||29 Dec 1976|
Civic Center Coliseum
|Costume:||Inca Gold Leaf (white) suit|
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
You Gave Me A Mountain
Tryin’ To Get To You
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Polk Salad Annie
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Recordings:||Burning In Birmingham
Follow that Dream Collector label Release
|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.
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.
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