Daily Elvis: January 13

Give us this day, January 13, 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)



Muddy Waters with  his band, which included such stalwarts as Little Walter (harmonica), Willie Dixon (bass), Otis Spann (piano), Elgin Evans (drums), and Jimmy Rogers (guitar), charted with “Louisiana Blues,” reaching #10 R&B

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 13, 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

Touring with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown, Elvis had a second appearance at the Catholic Club, Helena, Arkansas.
Sonny Trammell and Leon Post appeared on this show. also Howard Serratt, a local performer
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 13 1955 Catholic Club Helena AR (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

Elvis appeared at the Humes High School, Memphis, unscheduled and he performed there for about 10 minutes at a Father’s Night show.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
The Wham-O Company developed the plastic Frisbee, originally called a “Pluto Platter.”
Elvis went to Radio Recorders. This time from noon to 11.00 p.m. Among the songs he recorded was Peace In The Valley, which Elvis had already performed at the Ed Sullivan show. Take My Hand, Precious Lord was also recorded today.
Elvis had demoed this song at Sun in 1953, and later did a studio recording of it for RCA in 1957
The Presleys lived at Graceland
Little Richard released his rock ‘n’ roll classic, “Good Golly Miss Molly.” The song is ranked #94 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The original version of “Dedicated To The One I Love” by the “5″ Royales was released. Three years later it became a hit (#3) for the Shirelles and again in 1967 for the Mamas & the Papas (#2).
Elvis arrived in California to begin pre-production on King Creole, his second Paramount picture.

The Military Service Disruption

January 13, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 13, 1960

Paris Leave from Military Service

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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 13, 1961

Sam Cooke at the Apollo Theater in New York

The movie “Flaming Star” opened in London.

Wild in the Country Production

January 13, 1962

Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with ‘The Young Ones’, which spent six weeks at the top of the charts.

Chubby Checker & the Dreamlovers’ recording of  “The Twist” charted for the second time in two years and went on to reach #1 pop, the first and only time in rock ‘n’ roll history (other than a Bing Crosby Christmas record) that a record returned to #1 after a chart absence of more than a year.

January 13, 1963

The Beatles recorded a TV appearance on the ABC Television program “Thank Your Lucky Stars” in Birmingham playing their new single, ‘Please Please Me’ The show was broadcast on January 19.

Brenda Lee sang “All Alone Am I” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Robert Goulet, Jackie Mason and Sophie Tucker also performed on the program.

Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel: “Regarding the Beatles. I feel the same way as you feel about them, I just hope the fans over here are as good to them as the fans in England are to me. Sincerely yours, Elvis Presley.”
This appeared to be a “canned” telegram.
January 13, 1965
Bob Dylan released the album “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” and In New York City, Bob Dylan began three days of recording sessions for his “Bringing It All Back Home” album.
January 13, 1966
January 13, 1967
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr both went to the Bag O’Nails Club, London, England to see the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
January 13, 1968
Against the advice of Columbia Records executives, Johnny Cash visits Folsom State Prison in California to record a live album. The resulting LP, “Live At Folsom Prison” would become one of Johnny’s biggest selling records, reaching #1 on the Country album chart and #13 on the Hot 200. It also produced one of his most memorable hit singles, “Folsom Prison Blues”. In 2003, “Live At Folsom Prison” was certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA for sales of over three million and was ranked #88 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Elvis Presley begins a ten day recording session that will produce his final US number one record, “Suspicious Minds”. The tracks are laid down at American Sound Studios in Memphis and mark the first time The King has recorded in his hometown since his Sun Records days in 1956.
Producer Chips Moman and the searing band of musicians he had assembled at American Sound Studios were waiting for the arrival of Elvis Presley and his notorious retinue.
It would be the first evening of a scheduled ten-day recording venture.
Elvis Presley with the band at American Studios 1969.
The welcome by the band was a bit skeptic; they didn’t know what to expect from Elvis. But with the first song, Long Black Limousine, which Elvis turned into an impassioned soul shout, they were convinced.
The session went on till 5.00 a.m. although Elvis had a bad cold. There were 3 songs completed, including Wearin’ That Loved On Look.
January 13, 1970
John Lennon and Yoko Ono cut off most of their hair and donated it to a charity auction.
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Back in Los Angeles, Elvis obtained more firearms as well as 22 additional TCB pendants.
Elvis began with the rehearsals for the upcoming Las Vegas engagement at RCA Studio C on Sunset at 7.00 p.m. He worked with the rhythm section for 6 hours on both this and the following night and even for 3 hours in the weekend.
January 13, 1973
Receiving an award, January 13, 1973, before his Aloha Concert – midnight on the 14th
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January 13, 1974
Elvis in LA
January 13, 1975
January 13, 1976

Vail, Colorado : January, 1976 – Elvis Presley Music

January 13, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


Elvis Presley‘s version of Paul Anka’s “My Way” goes Gold five months after the King’s death.

Elvis had included the song in the 1973 Aloha concert and sang it many times in concert, in the defiant spirit intended by writer Paul Anka (Canadian), and sometime in 1974, Elvis started singing it in defeat.

this single was taken from the 1977 Elvis in Concert TV – his last special and final shows.

“My Way” it reached number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in late-1977/early-1978 (higher than Frank Sinatra’s peak position), number 6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and went Gold for its successful sales of over half a million copies. The following year the single reached number 2 on the Billboard Country singles chart but went all the way to number 1 on the rival Cash Box Country Singles chart. In the UK, it reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.

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The Young Men’s Christian Association files a lawsuit against Village People over their song, “Y.M.C.A.” The suit was eventually dropped.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.


New Kids On The Block had their second and last No.1 UK single with ‘Hangin’ Tough.’ They had a further 7 Top 10 hits by the end of 1991. They broke up after that, but set the scene for numerous boy bands throughout the 90s.


TV Guide issued a set of 4 commemorative Elvis Presley covers.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A report showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. It listed over 220 songs including: ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon, ‘A Room At The Heartbreak hotel’ by U2, ‘Calling Elvis’, Dire Straits, ‘Happy Birthday Elvis’, Loudon Wainwright III, ‘There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis’, Kirsty MacColl, ‘I Saw Elvis in a UFO’, Ray Stevens. ‘Elvis Has Left the Building’ by Frank Zappa and ‘My Dog Thinks I’m Elvis’ by Ray Herndon.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Just two months after The Beatles back catalogue became available on iTunes, their sales figures topped 5 million songs according to Hudson Square Research. During that period, the legendary group also moved more than a million full-length albums.


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Reference Sites:






http://www.elvisrecordings.com/  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog




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