Daily Elvis: January 11

Give us this day, January 11, 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


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


January 11, 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

Elvis performed the song “Harbor Lights” at the High School Gym, New Boston, Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 11 1955 High School Gym New Boston TX
The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis continued/completed his first recording session as an RCA Victor artist.  from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m. at the RCA studio at McGavock Street. There were some ballads recorded with some of the Jordanaires as backup vocals.
 The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 11,1957
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The release date for the Elvis Presley single ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was put back a week after Decca Records pressing plant in the UK were unable to meet the advance orders of 250,000 copies.
Elvis was traveling to Los Angeles by train. There were huge crowds at every stop. The Colonel had leaked information to Radio DJ’s along the way.
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The Military Service Disruption

January 11, 1959
Military Service In Germany

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

January 11, 1960

Military Service in Germany – on leave Jan 2 to 17

Elvis Presley | Leave of absence request | January 2, 1960

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 11, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

The Colonel held a press conference to publicly announce the coming benefit concert for the USS Arizona on January 11, 1961, at the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu.

Elvis Presley’s 1961 Benefit Concert for the USS Arizona Memorial

January 11, 1962

Cliff Richard became the first British artist to enter the UK chart at number one when “The Young Ones” debuted at the top of the list.

In England, the Beatles released their second single, “Please Please Me” b/w “Ask Me Why.” On the New Musical Express and Melody Maker charts, the A-side became the group’s first UK #1.
The Beatles recorded their first national TV show ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’. They mimed to their new single ‘Please Please Me’ which was released on this day.
Elvis tried to convince Priscilla’s parents to let her stay in Memphis, but she had to fly home on schedule to Frankfurt, Germany.
 The Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opened in Los Angeles, CA. It is recognized as the first disco in the U.S.
January 11, 1964
Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” became the first country music album to top the pop album chart.
The Murmaids‘ only hit, “Popsicles and Icicles”, reaches its peak at #3 on the Hot 100. Interestingly, the single version would have four different B-sides on individual pressings.
January 11, 1965
At the RCA Studios in Hollywood, the Rolling Stones started a two-day recording session that produced “The Last Time.”
At Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, the Beach Boys recorded “Do You Wanna Dance,” which became their highest-charting song featuring Dennis Wilson on lead vocals.
January 11, 1966
Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles began a tour of England, starting at the Cromwellian Club in London.
The album “The Best of Herman’s Hermits” was certified Gold.
January 11, 1967
January 11, 1968
Elvis returned to Memphis, where he would stay until January 24.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 11, 1970
The Ike & Tina Turner Revue performed “Proud Mary” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Sonny James, Tiny Tim, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Karen Wyman, and Flip Wilson also appeared.
January 11, 1971
January 11, 1972
Elvis was planning to wear the American-eagle jumpsuit and cape, which were specially designed for the occasion by Bill Belew.
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However on the night before the show Elvis gave away his belt to the wife of his friend Jack Lord (Hawaii 5-0 actor). Joe Esposito made a quick call to Belew to obtain another belt and this was send immediately.
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bonus: Linda Thompson with Jack Lord during the concert:
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Elvis spent both this day and the next at the podiatrist and the dentist.
Meanwhile, an overdub session occurred.
January 11, 1975
January 11, 1976
Vail Vacation
January 11, 1977

 Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


A Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood began what would be its final tour in Manchester, England.
Paul Simon began a concert tour in South Africa. He was the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the UN cultural boycott.
Nirvana appeared on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live performing two songs, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and ‘Territorial Pissings’. Also on this day the group’s Nevermind went to No.1 on the US album chart.
Michael Jackson’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book I was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to be six times platinum.
Former Monkee Peter Tork appeared on the CBS-TV series “The King of Queens.”
Gary Glitter was released from prison in Britain after serving half of a four-month sentence for possession of child pornography downloaded from the Internet.
Whitney Houston was stopped for possessing marijuana at Keahole-Kona International Airport.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Ringo Starr helped launch the celebrations for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. He was joined by acrobats who dangled on wires from cranes as the opening party kicked off a year-long programme of more than 350 events. Organisers hoped the Capital of Culture tag would attract an extra two million visitors to Liverpool and boost the economy by £100m.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Sam Cooke, who died in 1964, was featured on the PBS-TV series “American Masters.”


Madonna stirred up some controversy when she revealed the name of her new album, “M.D.N.A.”, which turns out to be similar to the drug MDMA. Health campaigners immediately criticized the singer for popularizing drug culture.

John Wilkinson, rhythm guitarist in Elvis Presley’s TCB Band for an estimated 1,200 Elvis concert performances in the 1970s and once a member of the New Christy Minstrels, died of cancer at age 67.
David Bowie topped the UK album chart with his latest release “Blackstar” less than 24 hours after his death. With sales of over 43,000 units the collection outpaced its nearest competitor, Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream”, by 25,000.
A funeral service for Natalie Cole was held in Los Angeles with Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan among those in attendance. She was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, next to parents Maria and Nat ‘King’ Cole, sister Carol and brother Kelly.

Finally, Elvis honored with a street name – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper

Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who famously avoided “the day the music died” when he lost his plane seat in a coin toss to Ritchie Valens, died following complications from a hernia operation. He was 85. On that fateful day, Waylon Jennings also avoided the plane crash after giving his seat to J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.



Calgary’s Reverend Elvis in legal battle with Elvis Presley’s estate

Calgary minister all shook up by trademark dispute with Elvis empire

TCA 2018: HBO Sets Dates For Elvis Presley Doc; ‘Fahrenheit 451 …

Elvis show in Liverpool ahead of his 83rd birthday

Peckham’s biggest Elvis fan’ unveils his shrine to The King
Southwark NewsJan. 10, 2018

Annual Elvis Presley festival grips fans in Australia

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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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