Daily Elvis: January 5

Give us this day, our daily Elvis


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


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

January 5, 1954


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
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Info January 5 1955 City Auditorium San Angelo TX (8:00 PM) Tillman Franks Tour Yes

January 5, 1956

Elvis performed at the Randolph, MS High School Auditorium

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

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Elvis was in New York City, New York

“Love Me” went to #6 in the U.S.

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

Elvis arrival in New-York in january 5 1957.

January 5, 1958

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

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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

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.

January 5, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

Elvis signed a three picture deal with MGM.

January 5, 1962

January 5, 1963

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

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 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.


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.


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.

reference sites:





http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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