Daily Elvis: January 16

Give us this day, January 16, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.

January 16, 1938

Benny Goodman and his band played their historic concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, regarded as a significant turning point in jazz history. It signaled the beginning of the acceptance of jazz by mainstream audiences.

Vernon Presley  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.

January 16, 1943

Ernest Tubb made his debut appearance at “The Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville, TN


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 16, 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

January 16, 1955

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Tennessee Ernie Ford was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Merle Travis coal-mining song ‘Sixteen Tons.’ Written in 1947 about the misery of coal mining.
Elvis performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Galveston, Texas along with Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys, Rod Brasfield and Biff Collie
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 16 1956 Galveston City Auditorium Galveston TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

January 16, 1957

In New Orleans, Little Richard recorded “Lucille.”

The Presleys lived at Graceland

Loving You   recording session and pre-production: on the Paramount Scoring Stage in Los Angeles, Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear.” It became the third of his four #1 pop hits that year and also topped the R&B and Country music charts.

The soundtrack session at Paramount went on from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. However, Elvis was clearly not working well on the giant soundstage and recording went slowly.

Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (Opening – Alternate Master) HRA1 8674-17
Detour (Instrumental) ////////-06
(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear H2WB 2193-13
Peter Cottontail (Instrumental) ////////-06
One Night Of Sin NPA5 5820-NA

January 16, 1958

King Creole recording session and pre-production

Elvis was recording songs at Radio Recorders for his new Paramount picture from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1958

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Dixieland Rock J2PB 3608-14
Lover Doll (Solo – EP Version) J2PB 3609-07
Don’t Ask Me Why J2PB 3610-12
As Long As I Have You J2PB 3611-10
Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) SPA3 6770-01
Steadfast, Loyal & True (Vocal & Piano – Unused Movie Version) WPA5 2586-06
As Long As I Have You (Short Unused Movie Version) ////////-04
As Long As I Have You (Long Unused Movie Version) WPA5 2509-08

The Military Service Disruption

January 16, 1959

While on a whirlwind tour of the UK, The Everly Brothers receive a New Musical Express Award for being named the world’s number one vocal group.

Elvis donated blood at the Wartturm Barracks in Friedberg for the German Red Cross.


Military Service in Germany

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

January 16, 1960

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 16, 1961

Wild in the Country 

January 16, 1962

Gene Pitney lip-synced his current chart hit, “Town Without Pity,” on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”

January 16, 1963

January 16, 1964

The Beatles played two shows at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, the first of an 18-night engagement. This first show was attended mostly by Paris’ ‘top society’ members (all dressed in formal evening attire). The French press had little good to say about The Beatles in the next day’s papers, but The Beatles didn’t care, because they’d just received news that their single ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ had hit No.1 in the US, selling 10,000 copies an hour in New York City alone.

January 16, 1965

In Britain’s Melody Maker music magazine, Beatles manager Brian Epstein was quoted as saying, “I give the Beatles two or three years more at the top.”

Chad Allan & the Expressions re-released their single “Shakin’ All Over” under the band’s new name, The Guess Who.

The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film “Roustabout” hit #12 in the U.K.

January 16, 1966

January 16, 1967

Still in Nashville, the work was resumed at 10.00 p.m. until 5.00 a.m. Elvis started with the second movie song, Stay Away. This was the end of the soundtrack part of the session and with no good material in sight Elvis finally settled on a new Jerry Reed tune: U.S. Male, which was suggested by guitarist Chip Young. In spite of the rule that Elvis was not allowed to pitch any song he liked, there was no demurral from Freddy Bienstock this time. With Reed’s typical offbeat accompaniment U.S. Male was a fitting complement to Guitar Man and the only sensible choice for the next single.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 16, 1970

Elvis: That’s the Way It Is – January rehearsals

Elvis Presley was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees).
Elvis and Priscilla attended the JCC prayer breakfast at the Memphis Holiday Inn Rivermont.
Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1968
Afterwards there was a press conference where Elvis responded to a question about the effect of music on today’s youth. “I don’t go along with music advocating drugs and desecration of the flag. I think an entertainer is for entertaining and to make people happy.”
At 5.00 p.m. Elvis gave a reception at Graceland for award winners and Jaycee officials, during which he conducted informal tours of the house. One hour later Elvis and Priscilla hosted a formal dinner for 100 guests at the Four Flames Restaurant, where place cards had been embossed with the TCB logo and signed by the star.
Image result for Elvis Presley, January 16, 1967
During the 8.00 p.m. awards ceremony at Ellis Auditorium Elvis proudly accepted an honor that clearly meant as much to him as any public recognition he had ever received. The trophy he received became one of his most treasured possessions, which he even took with him on his travels.
Image result for Elvis Presley, Jaycee award

Elvis Presley : U.S. Jaycees: Ten Outstanding Young Men 1970

January 16th – 1971 – The Jaycees … – Elvis Presley Music

January 16th – 1971 – The Jaycees – Ten … – Elvis Australia

Elvis Presley’s Highest Honor | Official Graceland Blog

January 16, 1971

January 16, 1972

David Seville, (real name: Ross Bagdasarian) who provided the voices of TV cartoon characters the Chipmunks, died just days short of his 53rd birthday. He also recorded the number one hit “Witch Doctor” in 1958.

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January 16, 1973

January 16, 1974

January 16, 1975

Paul McCartney and Wings arrived in New Orleans to begin recording sessions at Allen Toussaint’s Sea Saint studios for their “Venus and Mars” album. They stayed through Mardi Gras.

A weekly television variety show, headlined by Osmond siblings “Donny and Marie,” began a three-year stay on ABC. They were 18 and 16 years old, respectively, when the show premiered..
The construction on the racquetball court at Graceland was completed.
January 16, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath


Paul McCartney was arrested in Tokyo after customs officials found 7.7 ounces of marijuana in his luggage. He was jailed for ten days and then deported.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Barbados for possession of cannabis. They were fined the equivalent of $200 each.

ABBA performs together for the last time at a show honoring their manager Stig Anderson on the Swedish TV show This Is Your Life.
The Beastie Boys became the first act censored on “American Bandstand.”
George Michael went to No.1 on the US album charts with his debut solo album ‘Faith’, which went on to sell over 8 million copies.
Tina Turner performed in front of a crowd of more than 184,000 people in Rio De Janeiro, (up to that date) the largest audience ever for a single artist.
With his recent #1 recording “Got My Mind Set On You,” the Beatles’ George Harrison became the act with the longest span of chart-toppers in pop music history, two weeks short of 24 years. Later in 1988, the Beach Boys eclipsed Harrison’s achievement when their #1 record “Kokomo” gave them a span of 24 years and four months.
The Byrds, Wilson Pickett, Ike And Tina Turner and The Impressions are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.
Bryan Adams played to an audience of 2,500 people in Ho Chi Minh City, the first Western entertainer to perform in Vietnam, 19 years after the war ended.
Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show.
Jamaican authorities fired upon on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, after mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither was hurt.
Coasters singer Will Jones died aged 71. (1958 US No.1 single ‘Yakety Yak’, 1959 US No.2 and UK No.6 single ‘Charlie Brown’).

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


In Santa Barbara, California, Michael Jackson appeared in court and pled not guilty to seven charges of child molestation. He arrived 21 minutes late and was admonished by the judge who said, “Mr. Jackson, you have started out on the wrong foot here; it is an insult to the court.”

Elvis Presley’s single ‘One Night’ made chart history by becoming the 1,000th UK No.1.
Elvis, who led last week’s chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’, had now scored more number one UK hits than any other artist with 20 No.1’s, beating The Beatles’ 17 chart toppers.
Europe’s Copyright was about to expire, so all the singles were re-released and re-charted and culminated in a box set of the singles.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported that ninety-five per cent of music downloaded online was done so illegally in 2008. The IFPI, which represents 1,400 companies in 72 countries, said that there were 1.4 billion tracks legally downloaded last year, but estimated that more than 40 billion music files were illegally shared.
Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail for falsely imprisoning a male escort.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

After deliberating for just one hour, a jury ruled that ’80s Pop star Rick Springfield did not injure a woman at a New York State Fair concert more than a decade earlier. A woman claimed that Springfield’s buttocks hit her head, causing lasting injuries when the “Jessie’s Girl” singer fell on her during a 2004 concert in suburban Syracuse.


Elvis Presley’s 62-year-old paper cup up for sale

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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



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