Daily Elvis: January 15

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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.”
The Penguins had the first new #1 R&B song of the Rock Era–“Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)”.
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
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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
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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.

Elvis Presley Telegram to Young Fan (1957) | Elvis Articles
Here we have a 1957 Telegram from Elvis Presley to a young Fan. The young fan was Kristen Peterson, daughter of actor Arthur Peterson, a veteran actor of radio and film, perhaps best known as ‘The Major’ on the quirky, cult-classic TV series ‘Soap’. | Elvis Presley


The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Everly Brothers made their debut on British TV on The Perry Como Show.
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.

Vee Jay records filed a lawsuit against Capitol and Swan Records over manufacturing and distribution rights to Beatles recordings.

January 15, 1965

The Who‘s first single, “I Can’t Explain”, was released. While oldies stations in America still give it a fair amount of air-play, the song only made it to number 93 on Billboard’s Hot 100, although it hit number 8 in the UK. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Pete Townshend referred to “I Can’t Explain” as “a song, written by some 18-year-old kid, about the fact that he can’t tell his girlfriend he loves her because he’s taken too many Dexedrine tablets.”

January 15, 1966

The Rolling Stones receive their third Gold record for the album “December’s Children”. It contains, “Get Off My Cloud”, “As Tears Go By” and “I’m Free”.

James Brown returned to #1 for a sixth week on the R&B chart with “I Got You (I Feel Good)”.

The Beach Boys enter Billboard’s Hot 100 for the 23rd time with their version of “Barbara Ann”, previously a #13 hit for the Regents in 1961. The song was recorded ‘live’ at a party staged in a recording studio and actually features the voice of Dean Torrence of Jan And Dean on lead vocal. The record will peak at number 2 in the US and stay on the charts for eleven weeks. In the UK, it reached #3.

Petula Clark‘s “My Love” entered the Billboard chart, where it would become her second #1 hit. Back home in the UK, it reached #4. Despite the success, Petula was later quoted as saying that she never liked the song and didn’t want it released at all.

After moving from #60 to #1 the previous week, Rubber Soul by the Beatles easily held on to #1 on the Album chart.  Former #1 “The Sound of Music” Soundtrack logged a fourth consecutive week at #2 while previous #1 Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was still at #3.  The new Rolling Stones album December’s Children (and everybody’s) couldn’t compete with those three and peaked at #4 while Going Places, the new album from Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, was fifth.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Best of Herman’s HermitsMy World from Eddy Arnold, the great album September of My Years by Frank Sinatra entered the Top 10, Golden Hits from Roger Miller was ninth, and My Name Is Barbra, Two by Barbra Streisand slipped to 10th.

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.
Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley star in the Michael Moore produced movie The Fastest Guitar Alive, which premiered in New York. In his only acting role, Orbison is a Confederate spy who carries a bullet-shooting guitar and a bag of gold to smuggle across the Wild West.
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
Creedence Clearwater Revival released the single “Proud Mary”.
Elvis at 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.”
The Carpenters released the single “For All We Know”
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.
Jonathan Edwards only Billboard hit, “Sunshine”, tops out at #4, earning a Gold Record for one million sales. At a time of the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon, many folks could relate to the lyrics “He can’t even run his own life, I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine.”
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. Although Don McLean never actually said so, most assumed he was singing about Buddy Holly‘s death as “The day the music died”. When asked what “American Pie” meant, McLean replied, “It means I never have to work again.” He later said “You will find many interpretations of my lyrics, but none of them by me… sorry to leave you all on your own like this, but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.”
Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin, turned down a request for the group to play in Cannes, France.
Music from Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King continued to top the Album chart for a third week.  American Pie by Don McLean moved to second followed by Chicago At Carnegie Hall and The Concert for Bangla Desh from George Harrison.  Led Zeppelin IV slipped to #5.
Elvis at 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.
Deodata released the single “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, his incredible arrangement to the mind-blowing futuristic movie 2001:  A Space Odyssey.
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
After announcing that Bernie Leadon had left the group, The Eagles introduce Joe Walsh as a permanent member. Glenn Frey would later say “I personally thought that adding Joe Walsh was a dangerous move. 90% of the people who heard about it couldn’t figure out how it was ever going to work.”
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”.
ABBA swept to #1 on the U.K. Album chart with their excellent Arrival.  ABBA also was at #2 with their Greatest Hits package.
“I Wish” by Stevie Wonder became the new #1 on the R&B chart.
Barbra Streisand had the new Adult #1 with “Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)”.
Leo Sayer scored his first #1 with “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”.  Stevie Wonder moved to challenge with “I Wish” while two other popular R&B entries–“Car Wash” from Rose Royce and “You Don’t Have To Be A Star” by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. were next.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Dazz” from Brick, Rod Stewart’s former #1–“Tonight’s The Night”, Elton John slipped to 7 with “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word”, the Sylvers dialed in with “Hot Line”, Engelbert Humperdinck placed at 9 with “After The Lovin'” and Burton Cummings with “Stand Tall”.
Hotel California by the Eagles reached #1 on the Album chart, finally toppling the great Stevie Wonder album Songs in the Key of Life, which had been #1 every week of its release (13).  Wings Over America by Paul McCartney & Wings edged up, swapping spots with Boston.  ELO was still strong in the midst of that great competition with A New World Record while Best of the Doobies by the Doobie Brothers was #6.  The rest of the Top 10:  Frampton Comes Alive!  was now moving up again after 51 weeks, Greatest Hits from Linda Ronstadt, the Steve Miller Band remained ninth with Fly Like An Eagle while A Night on the Town by Rod Stewart experienced a precipitous fall.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Hall And Oates album, “Private Eyes” was awarded a Platinum disc. The Top Five LP featured the title track as well as the Top Ten hits “I Can’t Go For That” and “Did It In A Minute”.

Backed by the Go-Go’s, the Police began a world tour at the Boston Garden in Massachusetts.

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. The album was also at the top of the UK chart, a feat previously accomplished only by Rod StewartSimon And Garfunkel and The Beatles.

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.

Men At Work climbed to #1 with “Down Under, leaping over “The Girl Is Mine” from Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney.  Don Henley remained third with “Dirty Laundry”, Hall & Oates slipped with their former #1 “Maneater” and Marvin Gaye remained at #5 with “Sexual Healing”.  The rest of a solid Top 10:  “Mickey” from Toni Basil, Toto moved from 12-7 with “Africa”, Patti Austin and James Ingram were up with “Baby, Come To Me”, the Clash entered the Top 10 with “Rock The Casbah” and Dionne Warwick reached #10 with “Heartbreaker”.

Business As Usual by Men At Work spent a 10th week at #1 on the Album chart while Built for Speed by the Stray Cats was #2 for an eighth week.  New Wave had successfully brought rock and roll back to the forefront and was a significant story in Rock Era history.  The Clash, another New Wave act, had Combat Rock at #9 as well.


Sheena Easton married record company executive Rob Light at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

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”. His wife would later say that the last thing he ever said to her was “I love you so much.”
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.
“Hero” by Mariah Carey was still #1 for a fourth straight week.  “All For Love” by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting provided the closest competition, with “All That She Wants” by Ace of Base, Janet Jackson’s “Again” and “Breathe Again” from Toni Braxton trailing.
 James Brown was admitted to a hospital for treatment for an addiction to painkillers at the age of 64. He was released on January 21, 1998.
 Four thousand people went to see Christina Aguilera at a department store in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The Brit Awards committee announced that U2 would receive an Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the February 26 ceremony in London.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

 James Blunt continued to own the top U.K. album with his debut Back to Bedlam, which had been the #1 album for the year 2005.
The iTunes Music Store reached 4 billion songs sold.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Sony Music Entertainment won a legal case against two British hackers who downloaded close to 8,000 unreleased files by and about Michael Jackson. Two men in their mid-20s were sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

Bruno Mars released the single “When I Was Your Man” in the U.S.


Legendary record producer Kim Fowley died of bladder cancer at the age of 75. Starting in the early 1960s, he produced a string of successful records such as “Alley Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles, “Nut Rocker” for B. Bumble And The Stingers and “Popsicles and Icicles” by The Murmaids. He also co-wrote songs for KISS, Helen Reddy, Alice Cooper, Leon Russell and Kris Kristofferson. During his career, he was involved with records that sold over 102 million copies.

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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