Give us this day, January 4, Our Daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Billboard magazine published its first record sales chart. Big band violinist Joe Venuti’s “Stop! Look! Listen!” was the first #1 record to be listed.
January 4, 1938
JD Presley and JG Brown stood sureties for Travis Smith and Lether Gable. Vernon spent six months in custody awaiting trial.
J.D. was still farming on Orville Bean’s land; Orville Bean was his landlord so it may have encouraged J.D. to stay on the ‘right side’ of the landowner.
Vernon Presley spent six months in custody awaiting trial Jan 4 – (minus 6 months until)
.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.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
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)
Two years after Columbia Records introduced the 33 1/3 RPM long-playing vinyl record, RCA announces that they will also start using the same format.
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.
Over 20,000 people jam the streets of Montgomery, Alabama, as Hank Williams’ funeral is held at the City Auditorium.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
January 4, 1954
Elvis went to the Memphis Recording Service in hopes of auditioning for Sam Phillips, not a gift for his Mother as was the publicity story during his career. Elvis Presley recorded “It Wouldn’t be the Same Without You” and “I’ll Never Stand in Your Way.” on a private demo disc, that he gave to the high school pal who loaned him the fee.
|Memphis Recording Service – Memphis, Tennessee (private demo recording)|
Acetate Receipt : I’ll Never Stand in Your Way / It Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You
Marion Keisker did the recording and took down Elvis’ number with a note “good ballad singer”, and would later get Sam Phillips to call Elvis.
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
January 04, 1955
Odessa, TX High School Auditorium (2 shows) were done by Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys
The Presleys 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
|Info||January 4 1956||Community Center||Jonesboro AR||(8:00 PM)|
The Military Service Disruption
January 4, 1958
The Soviet satellite Sputnik I fell out of Earth orbit after three months and burned up in the atmosphere. It had been launched on October 4, 1957 and was the first artificial Earth satellite.
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
January 4, 1959
Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #81. It will peak at #22 a month later and is now regarded as a Rock ‘n’ Roll classic.
Elvis called the Colonel at 5.00 a.m. and woke the Colonel with his call. It turned out in an hour-long chat and the Colonel joked that the call interrupted his dream about Elvis getting an early army release, but that now he didn’t get to know how the dream ended.
Military Service in Germany
January 4, 1960
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
January 4, 1961
January 4, 1962
The British music magazine Mersey Beat publishes a group popularity poll which shows The Beatles at the top, well ahead of Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Remo Four, Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and Johnny Sandon And The Searchers.
January 4, 1963
January 4, 1964
The Rolling Stones performed at the Ricky Tick club at the Olympia Ballroom in Reading, England.
Bobby Vinton‘s “There! I’ve Said It Again” becomes the last US number one record before the so called British Invasion. Between Bill Haley’s “Rock Around The Clock” in July, 1955 and Vinton’s hit, only five non-American artists could manage a US chart topper. All that was about to change.
After enjoying a #4 smash in early 1963 with “Tell Him”, The Exciters return to Billboard’s Hot 100 with their rendition of “Doo-Wah-Diddy”. Unfortunately the record stalled at #90 during a one week stay while a version of the same song, re-titled “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, would top the charts in the UK, the US and Canada for the British band Manfred Mann next October.
January 4, 1965
January 4, 1966
January 4, 1967
The Doors released their self-titled debut album, ranked #42 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
January 4, 1968
In Los Angeles, the University of California announced that students studying for music degrees would be required to examine the music of the Rolling Stones, saying it was because the group had made such an important contribution to modern music.
January 4, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
January 4, 1970
As a result, Sam J. Irving, Jr. D.N.C. planned to take Richard Nixon to court. Over 500 tapes as well as several hundred written documents were sought as evidence regarding this case.
The Wake and Aftermath
Prince made his live debut at the Capri Theatre, Minneapolis. Warner Bros. executives attended the show but decided that Prince and the band needed more time to develop his music.
David Bowie appeared on Saturday Night Live Live from New York City performing ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, ‘TVC 15’ and ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ with a specially prepared backing group, including Blondie’s Jimmy Destri (keyboards) and Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias (backing vocals).
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
The Isley Brothers charted with “Tears,” reaching #12 R&B. It was their last of an amazing seventy-four R&B hit singles during the century dating back to 1962. Forty-four of those had gone into the Top 20.
American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Got You Babe’ and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The Hendersonville, Tennessee home where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought for $2.3 million by the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb. The house burned to the ground 15 months later during renovations.
New music industry data showed the number of US albums sold last year tumbled 9.5% from 2006, even as the number of digital tracks sold soared by 45%.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Taylor Swift was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fifth studio album 1989 which was the best selling album of 2014 in the US market with over 5.5 million copies sold.
The Commercial Appeal–Jan. 4, 2018
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