Give us this day, January 7, our daily Elvis
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.
The Presleys lived at 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
January 7, 1950
Hank Snow became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
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 BBC introduces its first Pop music program, Hit Parade, with host Victor Barnard playing the eight most popular songs in the UK.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
January 7, 1954
In Chicago, Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man.” The Hoochie Coochie was a sexually provocative dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Since the dance was performed by women, a “hoochie coochie man” either watched them or ran the show.
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour. September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954
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The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Scotty, Elvis and DJ at the Louisiana Hayride – Jan. 7, 1956
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The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 7, 1957
Leaving New York by Train – Elvis is mobbed by fans
The Presleys lived at Graceland
January 7, 1958
RCA released the single “Don’t/I Beg of You”.
“I Beg of You” would peak at # 8 on the Hot 100 and #4 on the country chart.
The Military Service Disruption
January 7, 1959
At Radio Recorders in Hollywood, Sam Cooke recorded “Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha.”
Jerry Lee Lewis makes an offer to buy Graceland from Elvis in the Media.
Military Service in Germany, Vernon, reading The Stars and Stripes Newspaper to Elvis has never seen his son so livid.
Military Service in Germany
October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
January 7, 1960
The United States first test launched the Polaris Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from their launching facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Polaris would be the first missile deployed in the world that could be launched from a submerged submarine and carry a nuclear warhead, changing the game of nuclear brinkmanship forever.
At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Johnny Horton recorded “Sink The Bismarck.”
At United Recording in Hollywood, Johnny Burnette recorded “Dreamin.'”
Military Service on Paris Leave
Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
January 7, 1961
At Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut studio in Nashville, Faron Young recorded the Willie Nelson composition “Hello Walls.”
Wild in the Country Production
January 7, 1962
January 7, 1963
The Colonel turns down a nonpaying television guest spot for Elvis to promote Paramount’s new picture, “Fun in Acapulco.” Col Parker was both concerned about Elvis over-exposure, but also saturating the market over radio, television, movies and in person. His decisions for most money now were short sighted and denied Elvis the experience of other celebrities and denied him many career opportunities.
January 7, 1964
The Beatles recorded a seven-song appearance for the BBC Radio program Saturday Club. They played ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Johnny B. Goode’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. The show was broadcast on February 15, while the Beatles were in the US.
January 7, 1965
January 7, 1966
January 7, 1967
Charley Pride debuted and becames the first African-American solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. Following an introduction from Ernest Tubb; Pride sings ”The Snakes Crawl At Night” and ”I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”. Pride would become RCA’s biggest seller in the 1970s since Elvis and dropping Elvis to number 2 on the label.
January 7, 1968
January 7, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
January 7, 1970
Max Yasgur was sued for $35,000 in property damages by neighboring farmers. It was Yasgur’s on which the August 1969 Woodstock Festival was held. Festival organizers themselves faced over 70 other lawsuits.
January 7, 1971
January 7, 1972
January 7, 1973
Aloha tickets go on sale
January 7, 1974
January 7, 1975
January 7, 1976
Vacation in Vail Colorado
January 7, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
The Bee Gee’s soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever enters the US album charts where it will eventually hit number one and stay there for six weeks starting February 18. The album had a chart stay of 39 weeks and to this date has sold over 15 million copies.
Pink Floyd released ‘Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)’ in the US. The single peaked at No.1 on both the US and UK charts, giving Pink Floyd their first and only No.1 hit single. The single went to No.1 in many other countries, including Australia, Germany and Italy.
Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door” album was certified Platinum.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
“Fame,” based on the motion picture of the same name and starring Albert Hague, Carlo Imperato, Debbie Allen, Gene Anthony Ray, and Carol Mayo Jenkins, began a six-season run, airing on NBC-TV for the first two years, then in syndication.
1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Capitol Records decided against renewing the contract of singer Anne Murray. During her 22 years with the label, Murray recorded 30 albums and had four Top 10 singles.
US Postmaster General Anthony Frank announces that a commemorative stamp honoring Elvis Presley will be issued next year on the King’s birthday.
American record producer Owen Bradley died aged 82. Along with Chet Atkins and Bob Ferguson, he was one of the chief architects of the 1950s and 1960s Nashville sound in country music and rockabilly. Bradley produced artists such as Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Lenny Dee, and Conway Twitty.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
The UK fan magazine called The Beatles Book Monthly closed after 40 years. Author Sean O’Mahony, who set up the publication in 1963, said there was nothing more to say, as the number of things the former Beatles are doing got less and less as the years went by.
The Elvis Presley movies “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “Fun in Acapulco” and “Girls! Girls! Girls!” were released on DVD.
Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant was voted the Greatest Voice In Rock by listeners of the UK’s Classic Rock radio station Planet Rock, beating out Queen‘s Freddie Mercury, Free’s Paul Rodgers and Deep Purple‘s Ian Gillan.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
According to Nielsen SoundScan’s final 2009 figures, Michael Jackson was the best selling artist of the year, moving 8,286,000 units. Forty years after their break-up, The Beatles were still the best selling group, thanks to their remastered catalog which sold 3,282,000 copies. Digital downloads however, were a different story. Lady Gaga was the queen of the downloads, selling 15,297,000 digital tracks. The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift all finished in the vicinity of 12 million digital units.
January 7, 2011
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Graceland’s driveway maintenance
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