Daily Elvis: January 18

Give us this day, January 18, 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



January 18, 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


Elvis performed at the Alcorn County Courthouse.Corinth, Mississippi – along with Buddy & Kay
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 18 1955 Alcorn County Courthouse Corinth MS (7:30 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

As an opening act Elvis performed “I Got A Woman” and “Heartbreak Hotel”  also opening Rod Brasfield and Charlie Walker for headliner Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys at the City Coliseum, Texas.

Elvis and Melba backstage at the Coliseum in Austin – Jan. 18, 1956
Photo by Jo Anne Phillips courtesy of Brian Petersen
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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Info January 18 1956 Coliseum Austin TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

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

January 18, 1957

The Presleys lived at Graceland

Loving You

In the Paramount studio, Elvis spent a long day there: from 9.00 a.m. to 11.25 p.m. on the soundstage.

Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Hot Dog H2WB 2196-17
Got A Lot O’ Livin’ To Do! (Finale) WPA5 2587-13
Blueberry Hill (Tryout) WPA5 2589-02

January 18, 1958

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 18, 1959
Military Service

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Showmances: Vera Tschechowa

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Military Service in Germany

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

January 18, 1960

Johnny Preston started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Running Bear’. Written by J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), the tune originally entered the chart in October 1959, then quickly vanished, but re-entered in November and slowly climbed to the top. It was also a UK No.1.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 18, 1961

Elvis contracts with Hal Wallis for 5 movies.

Wild in the Country Production

January 18, 1962

Ike & Tina Turner performed their current chart 45, “Poor Fool,” on American Bandstand.

Elvis took the train to Kansas City, then boarded the Super Chief to Los Angeles, where he would move back into the original Perugia Way rental.
January 18, 1964
The Beatles had their first appearance on the US singles chart with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. The disc entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #45, just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history.
Inspired by a Carl Perkins song, “Glad All Over” by The Dave Clark Five rose to the top of the UK chart, replacing The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film “Fun In Acapulco” hit #3 in the U.S.
January 18, 1965
Elvis received a letter from the Colonel with lots of business details, regarding the upcoming new contracts with RCA, MGM and Paramount.
January 18, 1967
January 18, 1968
During a First Lady-hosted White House luncheon to discuss the rise in urban crime, singer Eartha Kitt made anti-war statements that led to an epic argument with “Lady Bird” Johnson. Kitt declared, “Vietnam is the main reason we are having trouble with the youth of America. It is a war without explanation or reason. You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.” Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears. Kitt was subsequently ostracized in America and for decades performed mainly in Europe and Asia.
January 18, 1969
Pete Best won his $8 million defamation suit against his former group, the Beatles, but settled for a considerably lesser amount in the judgment.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 18, 1970
January 18, 1971
In a move to help promote Canadian musicians in their own country, Canada passes a law known as CanCon, that requires that from 6 am to 12 am, 30% of all music aired on the radio must be by a Canadian artist. They count as Canadian if two of the following four characteristics are met: *Music composed entirely by a Canadian, *Artist is Canadian, *Produced in Canada, *Lyrics written entirely by a Canadian. Canada does not have a similar law for TV or Movie Screens as other nations do. 
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Elvis arrived in Las Vegas for his upcoming engagement.
Elvis flew to Las Vegas to prepare for his upcoming Hilton engagement.
January 18, 1974
January 18, 1975
Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when ‘Mandy’, (originally titled ‘Brandy’ when it was recorded in 1972 by Scott English), went to the top of the charts.
January 18, 1976
January 18, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

Wendy O’Williams of The Plasmatics was arrested on stage in Milwaukee and charged with simulating sex with a sledgehammer and resisting arrest. A Milwaukee jury would find Williams not guilty of assaulting a police officer and the other charges were dropped. Williams later filed a multimillion dollar civil suit against the Milwaukee Police, charging they sexually assaulted and beat her during the arrest, but a jury rejected her claims.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Newspaper USA Today took a poll of its readers to ask where the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame should be built. The winner was Cleveland, Ohio.
Dionne Warwick and her friends (Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder) began a four-week stay at #1 with “That’s What Friends Are For.” It became a million-seller and the biggest selling single of the year. For Knight, it became her tenth of eleven R&B #1s. It became the biggest selling song of the year and all proceeds raised were donated to AIDS research.
Tina Turner set a world record when 182,000 people attended one of her concerts at Maracana Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Paul McCartney broke Turner’s record two years later on his Flowers in the Dirt tour.
At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder becomes the youngest living person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, other inductees include Phil Spector, Producer,  The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Otis Redding and Dion DiMucci.
January 18, 1996
Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from singer Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage. The final decree was issued on August 20, 1996.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges after he was arrested for allegedly trying to ride a Los Angeles subway without a ticket. The 44 year old Garrett was charged with felony possession of heroin and fare evasion.
Animals in Michael Jackson‘s private zoo were declared to be in good health after officials paid a surprise visit to the singer’s Neverland ranch. A medical officer from the US department of agriculture inspected the property following concerns voiced by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Jackson had earlier moved out of Neverland and had taken up residence in Bahrain in the Middle East.
Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Jennifer Nettles and Herbie Hancock performed during inauguration ceremonies for U.S. President Barack Obama.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of The Beatles’ classic tunes. As part of the US 1976 Copyright Act, songs in the Lennon-McCartney catalogue, composed between September 1962 and June 1971, become eligible for copyright termination in the US after 56 years.


This was Elvis Presley’s favourite meatloaf recipe

Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental

Sundance: Oscilloscope Buys Elvis Presley Documentary ‘The King’

Jeffrey collaborating in ‘Songs of Elvis Presley

Paducah native Terry Mike Jeffrey is collaborating with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for “The Songs of Elvis Presley.” Joining them for an appearance is Priscilla Presley, former wife of the legend. Three nights onstage begin tonight at 7 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

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Reference Sites:






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Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



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