Daily Elvis: January 10

Give us this day, January 10, our daily Elvis

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


January 10, 1949

RCA Victor announced the creation of a new record format logically nicknamed the “45,” since the two-sided seven-inch vinyl discs were designed to play at 45-RPM.

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

January 10, 1950

Having established himself over the previous three years as a successful country music singer/songwriter, Hank Williams made the first of his religious-themed recordings, many of which were recitations rather than singing, as “Luke The Drifter.” Williams used the alias to avoid hurting the marketability of his name, fearful that disc jockeys and jukebox operators might hesitate to accept these unusual recordings.

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



Jo Stafford was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Belong To Me’. Originally a singer with Tommy Dorsey until 1942, Stafford was the first female to have a No.1 on the UK singles Chart.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 10, 1954

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

January 10, 1955

Alan Freed hosted his first New York stage show, featuring The Clovers, The Drifters and Fats Domino.

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’ “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” (#6 pop, #1 R&B), heralding the “kiddie” lead sound in rock ‘n’ roll. The evolution of the boy in the band to boy bands begins.
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Elvis arrived at the RCA studio at McGavock Street. He worked from 2.00 to 10.00 p.m. and recorded his first sides for his new label.
Elvis was backed by his stage drummer, D.J. Fontana for the first time in the studio, in addition to Scotty Moore, Lead Guitar and Bill Black Bassist who were contracted to Elvis, along with RCA guitarist Chet Atkins, piano player Floyd Cramer, Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires and two members (Ben and Brock) of the Speer Family gospel group in an eight hour recording session.
But everyone agreed: they didn’t catch the sound Elvis wanted. There is too much echo effect and the sound is nothing like Sam Philips had created in the Sun studios. Elvis was very disappointed.
RCA even phones Sam Phillips who tells them to let Elvis produce the session and a little about how to place the microphones. For Heartbreak Hotel, the studio door is left open, the hallway creating the echo. The sound of a coke bottle being dispensed is included on the master take. Experimental sounds adding theatrical ambiance.
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Elvis Presley – RCA’s McGavock St Studio – January 10 and 11,

RCA worried they had gotten the wrong guy – should it have been Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes was out on Sun.

Sessions: January 10-11, 1956 – Master & Session

 The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Tommy Steele and the Steelmen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Singing The Blues’. Guy Mitchell had been at No.1 the previous week with his version and then returned to No.1 the following week.
Elvis, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott left by train for Los Angeles, where they checked into the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Elvis was scheduled to record for RCA over the weekend before starting work on the soundtrack for his new Paramount picture.
The Presleys lived at Graceland
 Jerry Lee Lewis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Great Balls Of Fire’. Lewis was the only major white rock ‘n’ roll star to play piano rather than guitar.
Elvis took the train to Los Angeles with Alan Fortas, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott.

The Military Service Disruption

January 10, 1959

Jerry Lee Lewis has his only UK #1 single with “Great Balls Of Fire”.
Germany Military Service – Publicity Date with Vera Tschechowa

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Showmances: Vera Tschechowa

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Military Service in Germany

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

January 10, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 10, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

January 10, 1962

January 10, 1963

The movie “Summer Holiday,” starring Cliff Richard, premiered in London.

Sam Cooke appeared at Miami’s Harlem Square Club. The performance was recorded by RCA, but executives felt his sensual performance was too much for the times, waiting until 1985.

Priscilla visits Elvis

Romances: Priscilla

January 10, 1964

The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Not Fade Away’ at Olympic Studios, London, England. The song which was first recorded by Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, became The Stones first US single.

The first US Beatles album, “Introducing The Beatles”, was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous “mop top” haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

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January 10, 1965

January 10, 1966

January 10, 1967

January 10, 1968

January 10, 1969

Frustrated at Paul McCartney’s dominance during the filming of Let It Be, George Harrison nonchalantly tells the rest of the band that he is quitting immediately and sarcastically says as he walked out, “See you around the clubs.” George would later say that while he had a growing backlog of new material, he constantly had to work on Lennon and McCartney’s songs before the group would work on his.

Elvis is in Dallas Texas with 2 Memphis Mafia guys

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

In the RCA studio on Sunset in Las Vegas the rehearsals began. Ronnie Tutt had been unable to reach an agreement on salary and was replaced by Bob Lanning. James Burton recruited his friend Glen D. Hardin on piano.  Cissy Houston  too, has departed to be replaced for a time by Ann Williams in The Sweet Inpirations.
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Elvis wanted to change the repertoire from his first Vega appearance. So Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie, Walk A Mile In My Shoes and Sweet Caroline were added to the show, including some songs from his own recently recorded work.
January 10, 1971
January 10, 1972
The Aloha Show rehearsals: The full orchestra was present now and the rehearsals continued with Felton Jarvis present to lend encouragement. Felton thought was still weak after his kidney transplantation which Elvis had helped to arrange and paid for.
January 10. 1974
Back in the Studio:
January 10, 1975
Blues legend Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett) died of kidney disease in Hines, Illinois. His band at various times included Ike Turner, Little Junior Parker and James Cotton. Although he never gained mainstream popularity, the legendary American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player was ranked by Rolling Stone magazine at #51 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Wolf was the most seminal blues influence on ’60s rock ‘n’ roll, particularly among British groups like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Cream and even the Beatles. 
The North American fascination with CB radios helped push C.W. McCall’s truck driving song, “Convoy” to the top of the Billboard Pop chart. McCall, whose real name is William Dale Fries, Jr., used a pre-Rap vocal technique that wavers between singing and speaking called “sprechgesang” (German for spoken-song and spoken-voice). He would place three more songs on the Hot 100 and a dozen on the Country chart.
Dr. Nick and his family flew out to Denver at Elvis’ invitation. They returned the following day.


January 10, 1977

Elvis in Palm Springs.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” LP goes Platinum a little over a month after Lennon’s assassination. The album would be number one in the US for eight weeks.  ‘Just Like Starting Over’ was at No.1 on the US singles chart. In the UK,  Imagine started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart, 10 years after it was recorded. Lennon had two other songs in the Top 5 this week, ‘Happy Christmas, (War Is Over’) and ‘(Just Like) Starting Over.’

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Cyndi Lauper became the first female recording artist since Bobbie Gentry in 1967 to be nominated for five Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female), Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She would win Best New Artist at the February 26th show.
The world’s largest entertainment company was created as Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. completed their $14 billion merger.
“Elvis and The Colonel” tv movie starring Rob Youngblood as Elvis and Beau Bridges as Col Parker.
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Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Patti LaBelle, among others, performed at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA, at a tribute concert honoring Ella Fitzgerald.


James Brown received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A collection of 500 Beatles tapes known as the ‘Get Back sessions’, which were stolen in the 1970’s, were found after UK police cracked a major bootleg operation in London and Amsterdam. Five men were arrested.


Elvis takes UK No 1 on 70th anniversary | Music | The Guardian


An Australian woman appeared in court charged with repeatedly stabbing her partner with a pair of scissors in the back, shoulder and thigh because he played Elvis Presley’s song ‘Burning Love’ over and over again.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Singer/actor David Cassidy was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving, his third such arrest since 2010. After pleading no contest, he was placed on probation for five months, ordered into three months of alcohol rehab and also a nine-month alcohol education program.

English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie passed away after an eighteen month battle with cancer at the age of 69. A leader of the Glam Rock movement in the 1970s, Bowie placed thirteen songs on Billboard’s Top 40 chart, including “Space Oddity”, “Fame”, “Golden Years”, “Let’s Dance”, “China Girl”, “Blue Jean” and “Dancing In The Street”. He had released his album “Blackstar” only two days before his death and shared a birthdate with Elvis Presley.
“Black Star” was the original name for “Flaming Star” – the Elvis song and movie.

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