Daily Elvis: January 12

Give us this day, January 12, 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 12, 1949

The musical variety series “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” began its ten-year run on CBS-TV. Failing his audition would be one of Elvis’ few career setbacks.

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 12, 1952

The University of Tennessee admitted its first black student.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 12, 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 at the City Auditorium , Clarksdale, Mississippi.
This marked a two week touring with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown, booked by Bob Neal.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 12 1955 City Auditorium Clarksdale MS (8:00 PM) Bob Neal Tour #1
The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

January 12, 1956
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
RCA had been anxious for some time to get new material for both a single and a gospel EP, but Elvis had been unwilling to record in Nashville.  Elvis started with his first session in 4 months at Radio Recorders, working from noon to 7.00 p.m.

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 12, 1958

The Military Service Disruption

January 12, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

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Elvis, Joe Esposito, Cliff Gleaves, Lamar Fike and Jurgen Seydel traveled to Paris. During this visit they attended 5 karate classes given by Tetsuji Murakami, a Japanese teacher of the shotokan technique.
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Military Service in Germany

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

Military Service in Germany – on leave Jan 2 to 17

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 12, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

 January 12, 1962
January 12, 1963
 The soundtrack to “Girls! Girls! Girls!” hit #3 in the U.S.
Elvis Presley : Arriving at RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennesee : January 12, 1964.
Elvis Presley : Arriving at RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennesee : January 12, 1964.
Elvis arrived on his motorcycle at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville at 6.30 p.m. He started off this 5 hour session by sending out for a take-out order for all. After re-recording Ask Me and Memphis Tennessee, from the May session, he delivered a moving performance of It Hurts Me.
 The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Money’ and ‘Twist And Shout’.
 January 12, 1965
January 12, 1966
January 12, 1967
January 12, 1968
In an instance of  hysterical casting, an episode of TV’s Tarzan featured The Supremes as nuns.
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NBC vice-president Tom Sarnoff announced that Elvis Presley and NBC had agreed to produce an Elvis movie and a Christmas TV special for the 1968 Christmas season.
January 12, 1969
Led Zeppelin’s debut album was released in the UK.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

Still rehearsing on Sunset in Las Vegas Elvis worked every night except for Sunday for 5 nights. Generally he arrived at the studio about 7.00 p.m. and worked then for 5 or 6 hours.
January 12, 1971
Elvis flew to Los Angeles.
On this special day Elvis attended an extra rehearsal at the International Convention Center Arena to check out some technical difficulties. He would perform on a stage with a long runway extending out into the audience and a giant flashing figure of Elvis as the backdrop.
 Elvis Presley performed the rehearsal show for the “Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii” concert.
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The show started at 8.30 p.m. and this was billed as a dress rehearsal and taped in case there were problems with satellite transmission the next night. The repertoire for each show was identical. No admission was charged, but contributions were expected and a goal of $25,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund had been announced.
Elvis Presley : Aloha From Hawaii Rehearsal Concert : January 12, 1973
The Dress Rehearsal concert was filmed and eventually released on LP and CD as The Alternate Aloha

Elvis Presley : Aloha From Hawaii Rehearsal Concert : January 12, 1973.

This concert was officially released by RCA on LP and eventually the video on VHS.
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Date: 12 Jan 1973
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Honolulu, HA.
The HIC Arena
Tickets: 6,000
Costume: Aloha Eagle
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Burning Love
You Gave Me A Mountain
Steamroller Blues
My Way
Love Me
It’s Over
Blue Suede Shoes
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hound Dog
What Now My Love
Welcome To My World
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’ll Remember You
An American Trilogy
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: The Alternative Aloha
Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 8 – January 12th – January 14th 1973
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info January 12 1973 The H.I.C. Arena Honolulu HI (8:30 pm) 6000 1973 American Eagle Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii – Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie 1973) – IMDb


January 12, 1975
January 12, 1976
January 12, 1977
EMI Records issued a statement saying it felt unable to promote The Sex Pistols records in view of the adverse publicity generated over the last two months.

The Wake and Aftermath

Donna Summer became the Queen of Disco at the sixth annual American Music Awards when she won Favourite Single Disco, Favourite Album Disco and Favourite Female Artist Disco trophies.
The Recording Industry Association of America donated Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde,” KISS’ “Alive!” and “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols” to the Library of Congress.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Bobby Brown didn’t show up to receive the Martin Luther King Jr. Musical Achievement Award at Boston’s Symphony Hall during a Tony Bennett/Count Basie Orchestra concert.
Whitney Houston received an award from the American Cinema Foundation for Distinguished Achievement even though she had not yet starred in a film.
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Stevie Wonder at its eighth annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Also inducted were Sly & the Family Stone by George Clinton.
Van Morrison failed to turn up at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction dinner, making him the first living inductee not to attend.
At its tenth annual awards ceremony, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inducts Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, Martha And The Vandellas, Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Al Green, Frank Zappa and  ’40s and ’50s pioneers, Sonny Til & the Orioles were inducted. 
The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inducts The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Mamas And The Papas, Santana, Lloyd Price, Gene Vincent, Allen Toussaint, Jelly Roll Morton.
Britney Spears’ debut album “…Baby One More Time” was released.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album ‘Spirits Having Flown’, and ‘How Deep Is Your Love, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, and ‘Night Fever’ from the soundtrack ‘Saturday Night Fever’ were all US No.1 singles. Gibb was married to the Scottish singer Lulu from 1969 to 1973. In 2002, Maurice was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), along with his brothers.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


A full frontal nude black & white photo of Madonna, taken in 1979 when she was a 20-year-old dancer trying to make ends meet in New York, sold at auction for $37,500.

Shakin’ Stevens was found guilty of hitting a press photographer with a microphone stand during a concert at a hotel in Ballymena. The Welsh singer who scored No.1’s in the 80’s was fined £300 for assault and criminal damage and ordered to pay the photographer £479 to compensate for his damaged camera lens.
The Beatles first single, “Love Me Do”, entered the pubic domain in Europe. Copyright laws in the European Union that said copyright for recorded music expires after 50 years.

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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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