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Born on this day, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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)
January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
‘Alvis Presley‘ tops the bill at a show in this 1,855–seat auditorium.
Hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
January 5, 1956
A five year partnership was signed between Hill and Range Music and Elvis Music, Inc.
Elvis performed at the Randolph, MS High School Auditorium
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 5, 1957
Billboard magazine reported on a mysterious case of damaged Elvis records. Larry Kanaga, then vice-president and general manager of RCA’s Record Division, heard the true story at a convention of record distributors in Indianapolis where a little old lady was smashing Elvis Presley’s discs in the stores. Complete story: Elvis in January
Elvis was in New York City, New York
“Love Me” went to #6 in the U.S.
Media reports torment teen-aged girls that Elvis passed his Army physical.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
January 5, 1958
Pat Boone was the celebrity “mystery guest” on the CBS-TV quiz show “What’s My Line?”
King Creole Production is delayed when fans located the shooting site.
The Military Service Disruption
January 5, 1959
Coral Records releases Buddy Holly’s last single during his lifetime: “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” backed by “Raining in My Heart”.
Elvis does a telephone interview with Hawaii DJ/Promoter Tom Moffat while in Military Service in Germany
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
January 5, 1961
Wild in the Country Production
Elvis signed a three picture deal with MGM.
January 5, 1962
In the UK, Tony Sheridan and The Beatles reissued “My Bonnie” b/w “The Saints.” The Bert Kaempfert-produced sides were first released in October 1961, credited to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers.
January 5, 1963
Chess records co-founder Leonard Chess told Billboard magazine, “As it stands today, there’s virtually no difference between rock ‘n’ roll, pop, and rhythm & blues. The music has completely overlapped.”
January 5, 1964
January 5, 1965
January 5, 1966
Singer Elvis Presley has sent a $20,000 gift to America’s fighting men in South Viet Nam. ’The Hollywood star, a former GI, made $5,000 contributions to four USO headquarters near the front. The Presley gifts made possible Christmas parties for more than 10,000 GI’s: Monroe News Star Newspaper
January 5, 1967
January 5, 1968
“Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits” goes Gold just nine months after its release. The LP contains every Top 40 single Dylan enjoyed through 1967 and has since been certified five times Platinum. It peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 200 and went to #3 on the UK album chart.
January 5, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
January 5, 1970
Elvis rents out the Memphis Memphian theater for another of his many all-night movie matinees, attended only by Elvis, his family, and members of the “Memphis Mafia.” Tonight, he views the as-yet-unreleased George C. Scott biopic Patton, which so mesmerizes the King that it becomes his favorite film, edging out the previous titleholder, Dr. Strangelove. As is his habit with a film he loves, Elvis will memorize every line, especially the famous opening “pep talk” the General gives to his troops.
January 5, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
The first number one song of the eighties belonged to KC And The Sunshine Band for “Please Don’t Go”. It was their fifth and final US chart topper.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
TV Guide Jan 5-11: Why The Elvis Craze Won’t Die
Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident.
Lisa Marie Presley was awarded the Humanitarian Award from The World Literacy Crusade.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Little Richard was a guest voice on Fox-TV’s animated series “The Simpsons.”
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.
According to figures released by the British trade body BPI, the best selling albums in Great Britain in 2015 were: 1. “25” by Adele, 2. “X” by Ed Sheeran, 3. “In The Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith, 4. “If I Can Dream” by Elvis Presley, 5. “Purpose” by Justin Bieber.
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM announced that it had added more than 1.7 million subscribers in 2016, bringing their total to more than 31.3 million.
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