Daily Elvis: January 17

Give us this day, January 17, 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)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Janaury 17, 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 17, 1955

Elvis performed at the Booneville Junior College Auditorium. Elvis visited a local radio station WBIP for an interview with DJ Lynn McDowell to support airplay of his records.
Bob Neal writes to Ed McLemore of the Big ‘D’ Jamboree to let him know that Colonel Parker will be doing bookings for him and Elvis, ‘just like MCA or William Morris or any other agency.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 17 1955 Junior College Auditorium Booneville 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 17, 1956

In Los Angeles, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra recorded Cole Porter’s “Well Did You Evah?” for the soundtrack of the Crosby-Sinatra-Grace Kelly movie “High Society.”

Elvis performed at the Beaumont, TX City Auditorium (2 shows) at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 17 1956 City Auditorium Beaumont TX (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info January 17 1956 City Auditorium Beaumont TX (9:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

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

Vernon shipped Elvis his Cadillac Eldorado Seville by train. Although Elvis continued to put long hours on the soundstage, this day from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Elvis complained often about this big unfriendly space.
Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Loving You (Farm Version 1) ////////-NA
Loving You (End Version) ////////-16
Loving You (Main Version 1) ////////-03
Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (Alternate Intro Version) ////////-02
Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (Movie Version – Composite) ////////-SP
Dancing On A Dare (Dolores Hart?) ////////-01
Detour (Dolores Hart?) ////////-01

January 17, 1958

King Creole  Recording Sessions

The Military Service Disruption

January 17, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 17, 1960

Cliff Richard and The Shadows perform on Sunday Night At The London Palladium, where the singer is presented a Gold record for his hit, “Living Doll” with 20 million viewers.

Elvis’s last visit to Paris from January 5 to January 17.

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 17, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

January 17, 1962

January 17, 1963

January 17, 1964

The Rolling Stones released their first EP, which included, ‘You Better Move On’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Bye Bye Johnny’ and ‘Money’. It peaked at No.15 on the UK chart.

January 17, 1965

January 17, 1966

NBC ordered 32 episodes of “The Monkees” for its upcoming fall schedule. The series centered on the adventures of The Monkees, a struggling rock band from Los Angeles, California and introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to television. a group of actors who became a band. Michael Nesmith is the concept creator of MTV.

Elvis had the area behind Graceland cleared and bulldozed to create a riding ring, while work continued on the barn.

January 17, 1968

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee

U.S. Male WPA4 1807-12

Image result for Elvis Presley, January 17, 1968

January 17, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 17, 1970

Elvis Presley’s single “Suspicious Minds” hit #2 in the U.K.

Elvis returned to Los Angeles for band rehearsals.

January 17, 1972
Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
A section of Bellevue Boulevard in Memphis was renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. The remaining length of road kept its original name after protests from the Bellevue Baptist Church.
Image result for Tennessee, Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.

In 1976, Elvis released an album called “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee”, which was recorded at his home studio at Graceland.

by 1987, The City of Memphis had raised the height of the signs to prevent people from stealing them.

January 17, 1973

January 17, 1974

January 17, 1975

January 17, 1976

Barry Manilow scored his second US No.1 single with ‘I Write The Songs’, which was written by The Beach Boys Bruce Johnson.

January 17, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


5th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Hank Ballard, The Platters, Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, and the Four Tops by presenter Stevie Wonder.


Michael Jackson’s TV show on CBS, Michael Jackson. . .The Legend Continues, aired with guests Smokey Robinson, Dick Clark, and Quincy Jones.


In Chicago, singer Donny Osmond fought Danny Bonaduce of TV’s “Partridge Family” in a three-round charity boxing match. The bout came about after Osmond taunted Bonaduce at the gym where they both worked out. Bonaduce won the match by a 2-to-1 decision.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Shirelles,  David Bowie Tom Donahue, The Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger,  and The Velvet Underground



Uncle Vester Presley, Graceland Gate Guard, died.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Don Kirshner, the songwriter, manager, publisher and music executive who helped launch the careers of Neil Diamond, Bobby Darin, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, The Monkees, The Archies and Kansas, died of heart failure at the age of 76.

 David Bowie reached No.1 in the American album charts for the first time with Blackstar, released two days before his death on 10 January. Previously, his highest-charting US album was “The Next Day” at No.2 in 2013.

Oscilloscope Buys Eugene Jarecki’s ‘The King:’ Sundance Doc

Elvis Presley Enterprises Blames Pool Companies

Elvis Presley Enterprises is suing two pool companies that worked on the pool at the Guest House at Graceland, claiming they should be held liable for the bacteria that lead to one visitor dying after a stay there.

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