Daily Elvis: January 19

Give us this day, January 19, 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)



Ratings revealed that 71.7% of all American televisions were tuned to the CBS sitcom “I Love Lucy,” as the character Lucy Ricardo gave birth to a baby boy on the program.
Marty Robbins made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Elvis registered for the selective service.

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 19, 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

The anthology series “The Millionaire,” starring Marvin Miller as Michael Anthony and Paul Frees providing the voice of John Beresford Tipton, began a five-year run on CBS-TV.
Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama.
Elvis, Scotty and Bill recorded Shake Rattle and Roll as a radio station acetate:
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 19 1955 Community Center Sheffield AL (8:00 PM) Bob Neal Tour #1 Yes
WJOI Radio – Florence, Alabama (radio station demo recording)
Shake, Rattle And Roll HRA1 8699-NA

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 Memorial Auditorium, Wichita Falls, Texas at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.

Elvis and Bill at Memorial Auditorium – Jan 19, 1956
Photo courtesy Stanley Oberst’s Elvis in Texas/Rockin Across Texas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 19 1956 Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (7:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
Info January 19 1956 Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls TX (9:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
Pat Boone sings at Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration ball.
Ernie Kovacs performed his entire 30-minute TV show without speaking a single word of dialogue.
After his single “I Walk the Line” had climbed the pop and country music charts, Johnny Cash made his network television debut on CBS’s “The Jackie Gleason Show.”
Elvis returned to Radio Recorders to work on material for RCA. He completed the gospel EP and 3 additional album tracks. Loving You  Pre-production, recording sessions
The Presleys lived at Graceland
On January 19, 1957, a statement was issued from Presley’s Graceland estate: “If you are good Presley fans, you’ll go home and ease your mother’s worries.”
Barbara and Patricia Grimes , the Chicago sisters who begged their mother to let them go on a short bus trip to see their idol in “Love Me Tender” – disappeared from the Brighton Park, Chicago, Illinois area on December 28, 1956 and were found dead on January 22, 1957.

January 19, 1958

The Everly Brothers played the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, New York, with supporting acts Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Anka, Danny & The Juniors, Margie Rayburn, the Rays, the Royal Teens, the Tune Weavers, Eddie Cochran, the Shepherd Sisters, the Hollywood Flames, and the Mello-Kings.

King Creole Pre-production, 

The Platters reach the number one spot on the US Pop chart for the fourth time with “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”, a ballad that was written by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern in 1933. The record will top the UK chart next month.
According to the ratings, ABC’s “American Bandstand” was America’s most popular daytime television show.
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Vera and Elvis do a March of Dimes publicity shoot.
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Military Service: Elvis wrote a letter to the Colonel. He requested to arrange with RCA to put out a recorded message to his fans:
“I want to be able to thank them not only for buying my records and for their loyalty to me but also for the help they have given me in deciding the kind of songs to sing… I’m deeply grateful to them, and I want them to know it. When I’m out or the army recording again, I will always listen to their ideas, just as I did before, I just wanted to let my fans know how I feel. Sincerely, Elvis.”

Military Service in Germany

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

January 19, 1960

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Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 19, 1961

Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight” hit #1 in the U.S.

Wild in the Country 

January 19, 1962

January 19, 1963

The Beatles make their first ever TV appearance on the UK TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars, where they perform their current #45 hit, “Please Please Me”.

January 19, 1964

January 19, 1965

January 19, 1966

January 19, 1967

The Monkees were at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘I’m A Believer’, the group’s only UK No.1. The song composed by Neil Diamond had 1,051,280 advance orders, and went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.

Lesley Gore appears as Catwoman’s sidekick, Pussycat, on ABC-TV’s Batman.

January 19, 1968

January 19, 1969

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American Sound – Memphis, Tennessee (Overdub Session)
I’m Movin’ On (Overdub) XPA5 1147-NA

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

The rehearsals at the International Hotel in Las Vegas began now and run through until the 23th. The Sweet Inspirations and the Imperials were scheduled at 2.00 p.m. each day and joined Elvis and the band at 7.00 p.m. every night.
January 19, 1971
Tracks from The Beatles The White Album (including ‘Helter Skelter), were played in the courtroom at the Sharon Tate murder trial to find out if any songs could have influenced Charles Manson and his followers to commit murder. Actress Sharon Tate who was married to film director Roman Polanski, was eight and a half months pregnant when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson.
During court proceedings held to dissolve The Beatles’ partnership, Ringo testifies under oath that “Paul behaved like a spoiled child.”
Elvis in rehearsals at RCA Studio, Hollywood, California
The rehearsals began at the Las Vegas Hilton. Like before, there were some new songs included in the early rehearsals, but they were dropped out again.
January 19, 1973
For $4 you could see Bruce Springsteen at Kent State University in Ohio as the opening act for Black Oak Arkansas.
In Miami, two concerts featuring Bob Dylan and the Band caused a nine-mile-long traffic jam. Many ticket holders got to see only half of the show.
Elvis paid $350 for a screening at MGM of The Exorcist.
January 19, 1975
January 19, 1976

January 19, 1976: RCA releases Elvis-A Legendary Performer.Image result for Elvis-A Legendary Performer vol 1

RCA releases Elvis: A Legendary Performer Volume 1 is a collection of unused songs, live performances and interviews by American singer and musician Elvis Presley issued in 1974 by RCA Records. It included an LP sized booklet of pictures, clippings and paperwork and an LP with 14 tracks, which twelve songs and two interviews with Presley. It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA.
Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s music were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series. Elvis’ volume three would be the first RCA official PhotoDisc.
A Fan/Indie Label has greatly extended this series.
January 19, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

Michael Jackson earns his third, solo, number one hit with “Rock With You”. The song was written by Rod Temperton, who also wrote Jackson’s 1984 hit, “Thriller”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

An inaugural concert was held at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland to honor U.S. President-elect Bill Clinton. Aretha Franklin sang “I Have A Dream” and Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform “Don’t Stop,” which the Clinton campaign had used as a theme song. Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, Judy Collins, Chuck Berry, Michael Bolton, Little Richard, Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, James Earl Jones and Jack Lemmon also appeared.
Paul McCartney inducts John Lennon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying “The thing you must remember is, that I’m the number one John Lennon fan. I love him to this day and I always did love him.”
Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer Carl Perkins died of stroke related causes at the age of 65. Carl wrote and recorded “Blue Suede Shoes” which went to number 2 for him in 1956, selling 2 million copies. The Elvis Presley version topped out at number 20 the same year. Alcoholism and a car accident kept Perkins from fulfilling his full potential, as he never reached the US Top 40 again. Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Dave Edmunds
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Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a petition to the European Parliament signed by hundreds of leading European recording artists asking for better legal protection against music piracy on the internet.
Tourism officials in Liverpool were prevented from erecting signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles’, because the Highways Agency thought the signs would be a distraction to motorists.
It was reported that Paul McCartney was set to become the world’s first pop star billionaire. McCartney was said to be worth £725 million ($1,233) and was expected to become a billionaire after huge sales from The Beatles compilation hits album.
Country music stars Lee Greenwood, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney, the Gatlins, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, and Asleep At The Wheel were among the performers at various Washington, DC events on the eve of U.S. President George W. Bush’s inauguration.
Canadian singer songwriter and former Mamas and the Papas singer Denny Doherty died at the age of 66 at his home near Toronto, Canada after a short illness. The group scored the 1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Monday Monday.’ Doherty started his musical career in 1956 with a band called the Hepsters and in 1963, established a friendship with Cass Elliot when she was with a band called The Big 3.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

John Stewart, singer / songwriter who was a member of The Kingston Trio in the early ’60s, but more often remembered for writing The Monkees’ hit, “Daydream Believer”, died following a brain aneurism. Stewart also had a successful solo career which included four dozen albums and a Billboard #9 hit single with “Gold” in 1979.
Aretha Franklin gave a rousing performance of Samuel F. Smith’s “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company agreed to pay nearly $1 million in damages to 36 phone-hacking victims, including actor Jude Law and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.


In Scottsdale, Arizona, the original 19-foot-long black, bubble-topped car used in the 1960s “Batman” TV show sold at auction for $4.2 million. The identity of the winning bidder was not disclosed.


Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th UK No.1 album with High Hopes, putting him ahead of the likes of Abba, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. The achievement puts him on level pegging with The Rolling Stones and U2, who also have 10 UK No.1’s. The Beatles lead the way, with 15, followed by Madonna on 12, while Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams both had 11 each.

Civil Rights Lawsuit against Memphis Police and Elvis Presley

WATE 6 On Your Side
The lawsuit specifically alleges Memphis Police and Elvis Presley Enterprises allowed white people into the public vigil and streets surrounding …


Bids for paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley hit US$1K

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