Daily Elvis: December 30

Give us this day, December 30, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

December 30, 1937

Vernon in prison

 December 30, 1938

Vernon in prison

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,


Frank Sinatra started an eight-week run of live performances at New York’s Paramount Theatre. Nearly 400 policemen were needed to handle his screaming “bobbysoxer” fans.

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


December 30, 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



Billy Ward & the Dominoes (with bass Bill Brown on lead) recorded their monster hit, “60 Minute Man,”  which spent three and a half months at #1 R&B in 1951 (#17 pop).

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

December 30, 1953

The first color television sets, made by Admiral, went on sale in the U.S. for $1,175.

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 30, 1954

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

RCA Victor’s Atomic Powered Singer

December 30, 1955

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

December 30, 1956

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

December 30, 1957

Alan Freed’s Brooklyn Paramount Christmas Show extravaganza featured the Moonglows, the Heartbeats, the Dells, the G-Clefs, and the Three Friends.

The album “Elvis’ Christmas Album” hit #1 in the U.S.

The Presleys lived at Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

Elvis received a letter from the Colonel that there were rumors in the press about parties at the Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany. So the Colonel cautioned Elvis to maintain a low profile.

Military Service in Germany

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

December 30, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

December 30, 1960

Wild in the Country production break in Memphis

December 30, 1961

December 30, 1962

Ike & Tina Turner and the Ikettes played the Cocoanut Grove in Sacramento, California.

Brenda Lee is slightly injured when she runs into her burning Nashville home to rescue her poodle, Cee Cee. However, it is too late as the pet succumbs to smoke inhalation and the home is destroyed by the flames. Brenda’s hit, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, that featured Boots Randolph on saxophone, was still riding high on the charts.

Priscilla visits Elvis

Romances: Priscilla

December 30, 1963

December 30, 1964

December 30, 1965

Again the purchase of the day was a horse, along with a great deal of equipment for riding.
December 30, 1967
The Beatles scored their 15th US No.1 with ‘Hello Goodbye’, Gladys Knight and the Pips were at No.2 with ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ and The Monkees at No.3 with ‘Daydream Believer’
“Hello Goodbye” becomes The Beatles 15th Billboard number one hit. The flip side, “I Am The Walrus” reached #56, the lowest ranking for any charted “B” side of a Beatles number one single. John Lennon wrote nonsense words for “Walrus” after learning that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyze Beatles’ lyrics. He would later say, “Let the fuckers work that one out.”
December 30, 1968
Peter Tork quit The Monkees, buying himself out of his contract for $160,000, which left him broke. He went on to form a group called Release and played banjo on George Harrison’s soundtrack to the film Wonderwall. He later did some club performances and live television appearances before intermittently returning to The Monkees in 1986.
In Hollywood, Frank Sinatra recorded “My Way.”
The Peter, Paul & Mary single “Leaving On a Jet Plane” was certified Gold.
There was a lot of fireworks delivered at Graceland for the New Year’s Eve party.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

 “Elvis’ Golden Records, Vol. 1” hit #21 in the U.K.
The Elvis Presley album “Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits Vol. 1” hit #49 in the U.K.
Elvis Presley tours FBI headquarters in Washington DC. He requests and is given a permit to carry a gun in every state.
Elvis returned to Washington D.C. with 8 friends, including ex-sheriff Bill Morris, for a visit to the headquarters of the National Sheriffs Association. Elvis took out memberships for everyone to that they would all be eligible for automatic life insurance policies.
Morris, who was also Mayor of Memphis during his career,  had also promised Elvis to arrange for an appointment with J. Edgar Hoover, but once again this failed. The group did went on a special tour at the FBI headquarters the next day.
Memphis Sheriff Bill Morris with James Earl Ray, who murdered Martin Luther King Jr.
Priscilla and Lisa Marie flew back to Los Angeles. Following their departure, Elvis announced to everyone that Priscilla was leaving him. She hadn’t told him why, he said, simply that she no longer loved him.
December 30, 1972
Jermaine Jackson charted with “Daddy’s Home,” reaching #2 R&B and #9 pop. The song was originally a hit for Shep & the Limelites in 1961, reaching #2 pop. Jackson once said of his more famous sibling, “A lot of Michael’s success is due to timing and luck. It could have just as easily been me.”
Bruce Springsteen opened for Brownsville Station and Sha-Na-Na at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, Ohio.
Elvis got a house call from the podiatrist who had helped him a couple of days ago with his toenail.
For the first time, Colonel Parker is forced to cancel an entire engagement,
not just a show here and there, due to Elvis’ increasingly erratic behavior.
In writing, the Colonel directs the management of the Vegas Hilton to contact Dr. Ghanem for “the proper interpretation for the appropriate press release.”
Elvis telegrammed the Colonel: “Dear Colonel, I appreciate your signing any papers necessary for me while I am recuperating. The best from all the boys and myself. Happy New Year, Elvis.”
Elvis telegrammed the Colonel: “Dear Colonel, I appreciate your signing any papers necessary for me while I am
Around midnight Elvis left for Pontiac, Michigan.
ABBA, the world’s most successful singing group of the seventies, are awarded a US Gold record for their “Greatest Hits” album. Despite the compilation title, only half of the tracks had actually charted as hit singles in America.
Elvis performed at Omni, Atlanta, Georgia.


The most notable member of the audience was the defeated candidate for the office of mayor of Plains, Georgia. When Billy Carter entered the auditorium during intermission, he attracted as much attention as Jacqueline Onassis did in her heyday.

Image result for elvis presley december 30
Date: 30 Dec 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Atlanta, GA.
Tickets: 17,000
Costume: King Of Spades (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
Jailhouse Rock
Such A Night
Reconsider Baby
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
That’s All Right
My Way
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


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 30 1976 The Omni Atlanta GA (8:30 pm) 17000 1974 Arabian V-Neck suit belt Red Suit Yes Yes Yes


After an appeal by lawyers for Warner Brothers Records, the US Immigration Service reverses its decision to bar The Sex Pistols from entering the United States.

The Wake and Aftermath


Emerson, Lake And Palmer,formed in 1970, announce that they are splitting up; having sold over 35 million albums.


The J. Geils Band album “Freeze-Frame” is awarded a Gold record. The LP would reach number one on the Billboard Hot 200 chart in February 1982 and remain at the top for four weeks on the strength of the hit singles “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife:Priscilla Presley


LL Cool J and Boyz II Men’s single, “Hey Lover,” reached #3 pop and R&B.


Johnny Moore, lead singer for The Drifters on their 1960s hit “Under The Boardwalk”, died at the age of 64.


George Harrison was attacked by an intruder in his Oxfordshire mansion. At about 3:00 a.m., Michael Abram, a 33 year old Liverpudlian, stabbed Harrison several times in the chest. With the help of wife Olivia and son Dhani, Abram was hit over the head with a lamp and then detained until police arrived. Harrison suffered a collapsed lung but eventually recovered from the wound. Abram would later be found not guilty by reason of insanity and less than two years after his trial, was given a conditional discharge.


It was a very good year for several classic rockers. Pollstar’s Top 10 list of tours showed that the number 1 concert draw was Tina Turner with earnings of $80.2 million from her Twenty Four Seven farewell tour. Fourth place was earned by KISS, at $62.7 million, and eighth spot was Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young with $42.1 million.



According to a Nielsen SoundScan survey, total CD album sales were down 10.7% in 2002, marking the sharpest sales decrease from the previous year in the 11-year tracking history. It was the second straight year the market declined, following steady growth since Nielsen first began tracking the US market in 1991. Total album sales in 2002 were 681 million, compared with 762.8 million the previous year. Country album sales posted the largest increase, as sales rose 12.2% from 2001. This rise was largely fuelled by such crossover sensations as The Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, Alan Jackson, and Faith Hill.

The funeral of former Clash singer and guitarist Joe Strummer took place in London. Strummer had died of a suspected heart attack on 22nd Dec 2002 aged 50.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


75 things you may not know about Elvis Presley | Newsday

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


A rare copy of a Beatles LP signed by all four members sold – for the sum rejected at auction in Sussex a few weeks earlier. Chris Collins, from Eastbourne, and his sister, Liz Chambers, from Worthing, initially turned down a £12,000 bid for a copy of the album, Please Please Me. They had hoped to get £15,000 for the LP, which was given to their late father during a drinking session. But the siblings later accepted £12,000 from private buyers. The album was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr after they used it as a drinks coaster during a card game in 1963.


Bruce Springsteen’s latest album ‘High Hopes’ briefly appeared for download on Amazon’s US site for several hours, two weeks ahead of its scheduled release date. Although it was subsequently removed from sale, the record had now appeared on several file-sharing sites. The album’s official release date was listed as 14 January.


Allan Williams, The Beatles’ first manager, died in Liverpool at the age of 86. After booking John, Paul, George and Stuart Sutcliffe into his coffee bar, Jacaranda, he helped them get other gigs as well, including a short tour of Scotland with Johnny Gentle. After the group took on an extended engagement at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg, they fell out with Williams over the commission he believed he was owed. Williams later became known as “The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away” from the title of his autobiography.

Elvis Presley in the Movies The Commercial Appeal


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