Daily Elvis: January 15

Give us this day, January 15, our daily Elvis


Blues great-to-be Howlin’ Wolf played his first gig in the South before eventually moving to Chicago.

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 15,1954

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

Citing the recent success of white pop cover versions of R&B hits, Billboard magazine reported that “music with an R&B beat is no longer regarded as a passing phase by major recording firms.”
LaVern Baker charted with “Tweedle Dee” (#14), her first of twenty pop Top 100 45s between 1955 and 1966. She also had twenty-one R&B hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. Elvis wore a rust-colored suit, black-dotted purple tie, and pink socks and performed Hearts Of Stone, That’s All Right and Tweedle Dee.
Colonel Parker and Tom Diskin arrived in Shreveport and this was almost certainly the first time either of them saw Elvis perform. The Colonel took steps to forge a link with Bob Neal after the show.

Elvis in the dressing at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium – Apr 15, 1956
Photos courtesy Kay Wheeler

Elvis onstage at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio – Apr 15, 1956
Photo by Eddie Goodman

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 15 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Yes
The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, Texas at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. On this 6 day Hank Snow tour, Elvis was billed as “RCA Victor’s newest singing sensation” but this was the last time he was booked as a supporting act. He received $1,800 for the entire tour.
While Elvis was in San Antonio he visited D.J. Fontana’s aunt and uncle in their restaurant. There for he missed a cocktail party held in his honor with Bob Neal and the Colonel. Later he was reminded by them of his professional obligations.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 15 1956 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio TX (3:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info January 15 1956 Municipal Auditorium San Antonio TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
 The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

Elvis went to the studio where soundtrack recording for his new picture began, at 10.00 a.m. ending at 5.00 p.m. Like Elvis had promised, The Jordanaires, Scotty, Bill and DJ were all hired. The 2 musicians who were regulars in the Paramount studio, Hilmer “Tiny” Timbrell on guitar and Dudley Brooks on piano, were playing along and became regulars on Elvis’ Hollywood sessions in the sixties.
 The Presleys lived at Graceland
Elvis worked on the soundtrack at Radio Recorders from 9.00 a.m. to 5.40 p.m. Leiber and Stoller, who had written several songs for the picture, were in charge with the usual Hollywood band. The bassist Ray Siegel was present too as well as a 4 man horn section to create a Dixieland Rock feeling.
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Elvis impersonates Dean Martin in his dressing room

January 15, 1958 Elvis Presley had recordings for the King Creole …

The Military Service Disruption

January 15, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 15, 1960

Little Junior Parker, Bo Diddley, Bobby Bland, Etta James, Bill Doggett, and the Isley Brothers performed at the Regal Theater in Chicago.

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 15, 1961

The Supremes signed a world wide recording contract with Motown Records. Originally founded as the Primettes, they became the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Wild in the Country Production

January 15, 1962

January 15, 1963

January 15, 1964

The Beatles performed live at the Cinema Cyrano, Versailles, France, before an audience of 2,000. The show was a warm-up for a three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre that would start the next day in Paris.

January 15, 1965

January 15, 1966

The Rolling Stones appeared on a live broadcast of CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show” to perform “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend The Night Together.” Sullivan, however, instructed them to change the chorus of the second song to “Let’s spend some time together.” Mick Jagger complied, but deliberately called attention to the censorship by rolling his eyes and mugging when he uttered the new words. Afterwards, the Stones went backstage then came back out dressed in Nazi uniforms with swastikas, which caused an angry Sullivan to tell them to return to their dressing rooms and change back into their performing outfits. Instead they left the studio and Sullivan banned the group from ever appearing on his show again. Also on the program, Petula Clark sang “Color My World,” and Allen Sherman, Alan King and the Muppets provided comedy.
Elvis arranged for the funeral of his uncle Pat Biggs, the husband of Vernon’s sister Delta. He invited the widow to live with her mother Minnie, at Graceland, where she would remain until her death on June 29, 1993. Pat Biggs, a gambler and nightclub owner, had always encouraged Elvis to believe in himself and had been a favorite of his nephew.
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Minnie Mae “Dodger” Presley and her adult children at Graceland.
Elvis flew to Nashville to record 2 new tracks for Stay Away Joe, as well as some additional material for RCA. He was accompanied by all the Nashville regulars, along with Jerry Reed once again on guitar. The session ran until 5.00 a.m. The first song was a real good version of Too Much Monkey Business, but the next movie song Elvis had to do, drained all the energy out of the session.
Elvis fought himself through 30 takes of Goin’ Home. Later he went home himself in his rented Lincoln to the Jack Spencer Motor Hotel.
January 15, 1969
George Harrison had a five-hour meeting with John, Paul and Ringo where he made it clear that he was fully prepared to quit The Beatles for good. Harrison wasn’t happy with plans for live performances and the current Let It Be film project.
American Sound Recording Session

Elvis Presley: The American Sound Studios Sessions 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 15, 1970

Outside RCA Hollywood during rehearsals on January 15, 1970 for his second Las Vegas season which was to run from January 26th to February 23rd

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Outside RCA Hollywood during rehearsals on January 15, 1970 for his second Las Vegas season which was to run from January 26th to February 23rd

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George Harrison released the single “My Sweet Lord.”
Elvis drove to Memphis with Priscilla and arrived at 11.30 p.m. and then Elvis spent several hours in the study next to his bedroom where he worked on his speech for the JCC awards dinner.
January 15, 1972
Issac Hayes began a European tour with a performance in West Germany.
Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of “The Day the Music Died” (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and the aftermath. The song was listed as the No.5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century.
RCA Studio C, Hollywood, California for Rehearsals
The Rolling Stones announced that they would put on a benefit concert for the people of Managua, Nicaragua. The area had been devastated by an earthquake on December 23rd. Nicaragua is the home of Jagger’s wife, Bianca.
Elvis returned to Los Angeles, after the Aloha show.
The sitcom “Happy Days,” starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Anson Williams, Donny Most, and Erin Moran, began its 11-season run on ABC-TV.
Elvis was picked up at 7.45 p.m. at his Monovale home and driven to the RCA studio on Sunset to rehearse for his upcoming Vegas opening. He returned home at 1.45 a.m. and this schedule was maintained the next 3 nights.
Among the new songs Elvis rehearsed were some of the recordings from his recent Stax session, as well as The Twelfth Of Never, Born To Lose and I’m Leavin’ It Up To You. However in the end only Let Me Be There, Why Me Lord and Help Me were introduced in the show.
January 15, 1975
January 15, 1976
January 15, 1977
The Eagles were at No.1 on the US album chart with Hotel California the group’s third US No.1 album. In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Don Henley said the song was about “a journey from innocence to experience…that’s all”.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Meyer Lansky, the organized crime figure known as the “Mob’s Accountant,” who helped create Las Vegas, died of lung cancer at age 80.

Men At Work started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart with ‘Down Under’ the Australian act group’s second US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

Phil Collins had his first UK No.1 single with his version of ‘You Can’t Hurry Love,’ a hit for The Supremes in 1966. Collins’ version was the first track on the very first Now That’s What I Call Music CD.

Patti LaBelle received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Cobgress of Racial Equality (CORE) awards dinner in New York.
Sean Lennon’s remake of his father’s “Give Peace A Chance” was released to coincide with the United Nation’s midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990’s.
On TV’s Entertainment Tonight Brenda Lee, the dimunitive dynamite damsel, suggested that the all-male line-up of inductees into that night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should include the likes of the Shirelles, Mary Wells, Dionne Warwick, and herself. “The women who pioneered rock ‘n’ roll. . . .were just as important as the males,” she stated.
The Rock and Roll Hall of fame inducted Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimi Hendrix, Sam & Dave, Elmore James, and Booker T & the MG.’s for the seventh Annual awards ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York. Little Richard inducted the Isley Brothers and brought down the house when he sang “Shout” with them at the post-awards party. Also inducted was pioneer New Orleans Bluesman, Professor Longhair, whom presenter Aaron Neville called “The Grandfather of rock ‘n’ roll. Where did rock ‘n’ roll come from? It’s the baby of R&B.”
The Old School Reunion Tour began, with rappers Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Kool Moe Dee, and Houdini, among others.
American singer songwriter Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure after spending the previous day in the recording studio. He recorded ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ from the film Midnight Cowboy and wrote hits for Three Dog Night and The Monkees. Had the UK & US No.1 single with his version of the Badfinger Evans & Ham song ‘Without You.’ When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. He replied, “Nilsson”. Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. He replied, “Nilsson”.
Elvis Presley had turned down the role that Voight played in Midnight Cowboy, and might have recorded the song, he also performed many Three Dog Night songs in concert.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

The iTunes Music Store reached 4 billion songs sold.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Nineteen of David Bowie’s albums entered the UK album charts in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached No.1, and in the top 40, Nothing Has Changed – The Very Best Of was at No.5, The Best Of 1969 / 1974 was at No.11, Hunky Dory, No.14, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, No.17, Best of Bowie, No.18, Aladdin Sane, No.23, The Next Day, No.25, Low No.31 and Diamond Dogs, No. 37. Thirteen Bowie tracks also entered the top 100, led by ‘Heroes’ at No.12. Also his songs were streamed more than 19 million times on services like Apple Music and Spotify.


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