Daily Elvis: January 5

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Born on this day, Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

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.


Mulbery Alley

Memphis, Tennessee


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

The Presleys  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, San Angelo, Texas.
Alvis Presley - January 5, 1955

Alvis Presley‘ tops the bill at a show in this 1,855–seat auditorium.

Hundreds of teenaged girls rush the stage for autographs.

Hayride artists Billy Walker and Jimmy and Johnny and country comic Peach Seed Jones complete the lineup.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info:Date:Venue:Location:Showtime:Crowd:Show type:Pics:Ads:
InfoJanuary 5 1955City AuditoriumSan Angelo TX(8:00 PM)Tillman Franks TourYes

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

Image result for Elvis PResley January 5
Image result for Elvis PResley January 5

Elvis was in New York City, New York

“Love Me” went to #6 in the U.S.

Image result for Elvis Presley, January 5

Media reports torment teen-aged girls that Elvis passed his Army physical.

Elvis arrival in New-York in january 5 1957.

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?”

Image result for Elvis PResley January 5, 1958

King Creole Production is delayed when fans located the shooting site.

Image result for Elvis PResley January 5, 1958
Image result for Elvis PResley January 5, 1958

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

Marty Robbins’ Country-Crossover tune “El Paso” tops the Billboard Hot 100. At 4:38 long, Columbia Records had initially refused to issue the song as a single, but did include it on Robbins’ “Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs” LP. The track proved so popular, Columbia changed its mind and the song would go on to win a Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.
Elvis was granted leave from January 5, through January 17. He also got permission to travel to Paris.

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.”

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

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.

Elvis returned from Dallas to Memphis.
January 5, 1972
January 5, 1973
Bruce Springsteen released his debut album ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’ Recorded in a single week the album only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both ‘Blinded By The Light’ and ‘Spirit In The Night’ were released as singles but neither made a dent in the charts. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band later released a version of ‘Blinded By The Light’ on their album ‘The Roaring Silence,’ which reached No.1 on the US charts in 1977.
January 5, 1974
January 5, 1975
“The Wiz” opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre, transferring to the Broadway Theatre on May 25, 1977.
January 5, 1976
Elvis with Linda Thompson and the Memphis Mafia Group in Vail Colorado – hanging out with Denver Police Officers some of the time.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath


The Sex PistolsU.S. concert debut took place.


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.


Michelle Keegan takes a tour of Elvis’ honeymoon home in LA – watch the video!

Select events to be live-streamed during 2018 Elvis Presley birthday celebration

Banff ski hill offers free lift ticket to Elvis Presley impersonators on

2018 Preview: Priscilla Presley Opens Up About Elvis‘ Ambition and …

When HBO premieres Elvis Presley: The Searcher this spring, fans of the King will get an unprecedentedly deep look at his life and music, from his first forays into Memphis blues clubs to his early stardom, up through his late ’60s comeback and exhausting ’70s touring. The nearly …BillboardJan. 5, 2018


Stepbrother Rick Stanely died at 65 .

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Reference Sites:


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The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

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