Daily Elvis January 6

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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)



Jazz diva Dinah Washington charted with “Harbor Lights,” reaching #10 R&B. The Platters would take it to #15 (#8 pop) in 1960, having carefully studied Washington’s version.

Elvis recorded it as his first Sun Session and Sam Phillips was not impressed, that would take 2 more songs.

Elvis’ recording would not be released until RCA’s The Legendary Performer and various Sun Collections; and might explain why Elvis thought of himself as a sort of jazz singer much to 1950s jazz musician horror. Elvis blended from everything, he was a musical sponge.

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.


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 6, 1954

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

January 06, 1955

Elvis performed at the Fair Park Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas.
Elvis is introduced as the ‘Memphis Flash’ and described to the radio audience by announcer Frank Page as wearing crocodile–skin shoes with pink socks. He performed ‘That’s All Right’, ‘Hearts of Stone’, ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’, and ‘Fool, Fool, Fool’.
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January 6, 1955 (Demo Session) ‘Cotton Club’ – Lubbock, Texas

Elvis Presley Lyrics Fool, Fool, Fool WPA5 2533-NA
Elvis Presley Lyrics Shake, Rattle and Roll WPA5 2534-NA

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 6 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Lubbock TX Tillman Franks Tour
 The Presleys  lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

In the United Kingdom, Lonnie Donegan’s version of “Rock Island Line” entered the charts, kicked off the national skiffle music craze, and eventually sold more than three million copies.
Elvis performed at the Marianna, AR T.A. Futrall High School Gymnasium, Randolph, Mississippi.
This was the last time he ever appeared in a small auditorium.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
January 6 1956 High School Gym Randolph, MS
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Elvis Presley made the last of his three appearances on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” He performed “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Peace in the Valley,” “Too Much,” and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.”
Carol Burnett, Lonnie Satin, Arthur Worsley, Leny Eversong, and boxer Sugar Ray Robinson also appeared on the program.
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Elvis performed at the Ed Sullivan Show, CBS Studios Maxine Elliot Theater, West Thirty-ninth Street, at 8.00 p.m.
Elvis wore the same velvet shirt given to him by Natalie Wood, that he’d wore at the Tupelo Homecoming Concert,  with a gold lame vest given to him as a Christmas present by Barbara Hearn.
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Elvis sung Don’t Be Cruel and performed the only sacred song ever done on the Sullivan show: Peace In The Valley for the Hungarian Revolution or maybe his mother.
Elvis was shot only from the waist up and at the conclusion of the show Elvis was thanked by Ed Sullivan by telling the audience: “this is a real decent, fine boy. We want to say that we’ve never had a pleasanter experience with a big name than we’ve had with you”. After the show Elvis took the midnight train back to Memphis.
Elvis Presley - January 6th 1957, Warwick Hotel, New York

At the end of the show, Ed Sullivan told the nation that Elvis was a “decent fine boy”; but the parental disapproval never went away, even after did 2 years of military service doing real service and costing the USA economy, big money in tax losses from him, the increase security of guarding a particular private and the cost of mail processed by the military.


January 6, 1958

Johnny Cash released the Sun Records single “Ballad Of A Teenage Queen” b/w “Big River.”

The Military Service Disruption

January 6, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 6, 1960

Danny And The Juniors‘ Rock ‘n’ Roll classic “At The Hop” was the number one song in the US.

Military Service in Germany- in Paris on Leave

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

Elvis in the U.S. Army 1958-1960 | Elvis In Paris – Elvis Presley Photos

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

A birthday party for Elvis on the set of Wild In The Country.. Cast and crew presented him with a plaque saying “Happy Birthday, King Karate.”
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Wild in the Country Production

Elvis Presley | Friday, January 6, 1961 | Elvis’ 26 birthday party

January 6, 1962

Elvis Presley had his third UK No.1 album with ‘Blue Hawaii’; it spent a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts.


January 6, 1963

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

January 6, 1964

With The Ronettes as the opening act, The Rolling Stones began their first UK headlining tour.

January 6, 1965

January 6, 1966

The Beatles‘ “We Can Work It Out” is awarded a Gold record, two days before it begins a three week reign at Billboard’s number one spot. It had entered the US chart on December 18, 1965 and stayed on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

The barn behind Graceland was renovated to accommodate the many new horses. Soon it would be named: the House of the Rising Sun.
January 6, 1968
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour started an eight week run at No.1 on the US album chart, the group’s 11th US chart topper.
Dick Clark premiered his rock ‘n’ roll variety show “Happening ’68” on ABC-TV, with guests Joey Bishop, Harper’s Bizarre and Dino, Desi & Billy (son of Dean Martin and son of Lucille Ball/Desi Arnez.) The series, which aired on Saturday afternoons right after “American Bandstand,” was co-hosted by Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere  and lasted two seasons.
Elvis met with Felton Jarvis at Graceland. Unlike always, there was the suggestion to use Chips Moman’s American Studio at 827 Thomas Street in Memphis. Since George Klein, Marty Lacker and Red West had connections there and Elvis liked the idea of recording a few miles from home, the decision was made.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, accompanied by Priscilla and Lisa-Marie, to prepare himself for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement.
January 6, 1971
January 6, 1972
January 6, 1973
Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” leads the US hit parade, stirring speculation about exactly who she was singing about. In 2015 Simon told People magazine that the subject in question is actually a composite of three different men; but later complicated the debate by claiming that she was singing about openly gay record producer David Geffen.
January 6, 1974
January 6, 1975
 The mayor of Boston cancelled a Led Zeppelin concert after over 2,000 fans rioted trying to buy tickets. The fans caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden. The gig during the bands North American tour was rescheduled for Feb 4th.
January 6, 1976
Vacation in Vail Colorado

January 6, 1977

EMI Records dropped The Sex Pistols giving the band £40,000 ($68,000) to release them from their contract.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath


Village People scored their only UK #1 single with “Y.M.C.A.” At it’s peak, the record was selling 150,000 copies a day.

The Bee Gees led the Billboard Hot 100 for the seventh time when “Too Much Heaven” climbed to the top. The Brothers Gibb donated the proceeds from the single to UNICEF, the agency dedicated to helping children around the world. 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The John Lennon single “Nobody Told Me” was released in North America, his last U.S. Top 10 hit, peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and his third single to enter the Top 10 posthumously. Partially recorded shortly before his death in 1980, the track was completed by Yoko Ono in 1983.


Sales figures were released that showed the biggest selling UK album artists of 1988 were, #1 – Fleetwood Mac, #2 – Kylie Minogue, #3 – Michael Jackson, #4 – U2, #5 – Dire Straits.



The press reported that David Bowie had lost over $4.25 million (2.5 million Pounds) in unpaid royalties to an Italian, Mafia-linked bootlegging organization.



Sonny Bono suffered fatal head and neck injuries while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort in Nevada. The 62 year old Bono was apparently skiing alone, late in the day when he crashed into a tree. After leaving show business, Sonny was elected Mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988 and in 1994 was elected to the US congress and re-elected in 1996.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


The Elvis Presley DVD and CD “200 Cadillacs” were released.

Review: 200 Cadillacs DVD | Elvis Reviews – Elvis Australia

200 Cadillacs CD&DVD review – The Elvis Information Network

200 Cadillacs (Video 2004) – IMDb


US CD sales rose for the first time in four years. The CD format accounted for 98% of the 666 million albums sold, according to research company Nielsen Soundscan. A total of 140 million digital tracks were legally downloaded during 2004, equivalent to 14 million albums. R&B star Usher was the biggest-selling artist with his album ‘Confessions’ selling eight million copies. Other top sellers of the year were Norah Jones, Eminem and country stars Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson. The UK recorded a record year for album sales in 2004, with 237 million sold The Scissor Sisters proved the most popular album of the year, followed by Keane and Maroon 5.


Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged with committing obscene acts with two girls aged 10 and 11. The 61 year old Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern Vietnamese resort town of Vung Tau.

American soul, jazz, singer Lou Rawls died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, Grammy-winning artist had been battling lung cancer. Rawls had the 1976 US No.2 & UK No.10 single ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’.

A collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia bought by a council worker who embezzled nearly £600,000 was set to be sold to compensate the local authority. Julie Wall, 46, from Rippon Drive in Sleaford, was jailed for three years for the offence last October. The collection – which included rare recordings and foreign pressings of Elvis songs, was to be auctioned off by a High Court receiver to provide compensation.

This became a tv movie in 2008.

Caught in a Trap (2008) (TV)

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Hail to The King, baby: Remembering Elvis Presley

Jerry Springer Pours His Heart out Singing Elvis Presley

Comedian/actor Pat Harrington, Jr. (One Day at a Time, The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show, Make Room for Daddy, Owen Marshall Counselor at Law, The President’s Analyst, Move Over Darling, The Wheeler Dealers, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes) and Easy Come Easy Go as an Elvis Sidekick/cartoon voicist (Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, A Garfield Christmas)  died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at 86.

Pat Harrington Jr., ‘One Day at a Time’ Actor, Dead at 86 – Rolling Stone


Norway announced that it would become the first country in the world to gradually stop using the FM radio network. The move, which aimed to ditch the analogue platform in favor of a digital one called Digital Audio Broadcasting, would bring a clearer sound to the nation’s five million people.

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Reference Sites:






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The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

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