Daily Elvis: January 17

Give us this day, January 17, our daily Elvis


Tupelo, Mississippi



Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

January 17, 1954


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.
Elvis performed at the Beaumont, TX City Auditorium (2 shows) at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill onstage at the City Auditorium in Beaumont, TX – June, 1955
Photo courtesy Steve Bonner


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


January 17, 1959
Military Service

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”.

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

January 17, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

January 17, 1962

January 17, 1963

January 17, 1964

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

January 17, 1970

Elvis returned to Los Angeles for band rehearsals.

January 17, 1972
Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
Image result for Tennessee, Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard.

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. 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


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.


Donny Osmond fought the Partridge Family’s Danny Bonaduce in a charity boxing match in Chicago, IL. Bonaduce won a split 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.


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.

reference sites:





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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database






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