Daily Elvis: January 20

Give us this day, January 20, 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

January 20, 1954

U.S. television’s first live coast-to-coast broadcast of a Presidential Inauguration address took place as Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed the office.

A television show was transmitted from the U.S. to Canada for the first time. The CBS Television production of “Studio One” was sent from WBEN-TV in Buffalo, New York to CBLT-TV in Toronto.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era


January 20, 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 20, 1955

Elvis performed at the Leachville High School Gym, Leachville, Arkansas.
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Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 20 1955 High School Gym Leachville AR (8:00 PM) Bob Neal Tour #1 Yes

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 North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas.

SING IT, ELVIS – These three 15-year old students at E. M. Daggett Junior High alternately wept and screamed as Elvis Presley contorted on the stage at North Side Coliseum Friday night. Left to right are Mary Hicks, Paula Egenbacher and Carolyn Faulkner.

Star-Telegram Photo courtesy Fort Worth Library

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 20 1956 North Side Coliseum Fort Worth TX (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

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

January 20, 1957

Principal photography for Loving You   begins

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 20, 1958

Disc jockeys at St. Louis radio station KWK gave every rock ‘n’ roll record in the station library a “farewell spin” before smashing them all to pieces. Station manager Robert T. Convey said rock ‘n’ roll had dominated the airwaves long enough and called the action “a simple weeding out of undesirable music.”

Elvis Presley was originally scheduled to report for duty from the U.S. Army on this day. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole.” He reported for his induction on March 24, 1958.

King Creole Principle Photography begins

Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film – Page 527 – Google Books Result

The Military Service Disruption

January 20, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

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Elvis was promoted to act as a sergeant 3 days after reporting back for duty.
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Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

In Chicago, Jerry Butler, the Shirelles, Dee Clark, Ben E. King, the Miracles, LaVern Baker, Clyde McPhatter, and Little Anthony performed on stage at the Regal Theater.
Elvis was released by the studio, principal shooting already had been completed 3 days earlier on Wild in the Country
January 20, 1962
January 20, 1963
January 20, 1964
January 20, 1965
American disc-jockey Alan Freed died from uraemia at the age of 42. Freed called himself the “father of rock and roll”, appeared in the movies such as ‘Rock Around the Clock’ and Don’t Knock the Rock. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s. Initially interred at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, his ashes were moved in 2002 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and were later returned to Freed’s family in 2015.
ABC-TV’s “Shindig!” welcomed the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Dave Clark Five, Petula Clark, Bobby Vee, Bobby Sherman, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
January 20, 1966
January 20, 1967
The Monkees TV show was shown for the first time in the UK. The series followed the adventures of four young men (the Monkees) trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers.
January 20, 1968
One Hit Wonders John Fred and the Playboy Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Judy In Disguise, (With Glasses)’, it made No.3 in the UK. The song was inspired by The Beatles ‘Lucy In The Sky’.
Elvis returned to American at 9.00 p.m. with the firm determination to record In The Ghetto about which he had doubts at first, but eventually was convinced the song could become a hit. He did 23 takes, which occupied most of the evening and he left at 4.00 a.m.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 20, 1970
January 20, 1971
January 20, 1972
January 20, 1973
Following his newfound success as a country music artist Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.  Although Opry officials had directed him to play only country music songs and to keep his comments clean, Lewis eventually defied instructions by playing his classic rock ‘n’ roll hits and declaring himself “the rock & rollin’, country & western, rhythm & blues singin’ motherf—–.”
January 20, 1974

Elvis put down a deposit of $75,000 on an impounded Boeing 707 but the deal fallsl through. The previous owner had been Robert Vesco, the fugitive financier who had fled to South America after allegedly embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars from international investment firms. Buying his plane would involve some complicated wrangling with the IRS. And Elvis was warned about another complication: If the plane ever landed in any of the countries Vesco was establishing a base in, there was every reason to believe that he might try to seize it.

In April Elvis buys a Convair 880 Jet recently taken out of service by Delta Airlines for the then-substantial sum of $250,000. With complete refurbishing the total exceeded $600,000. He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie.

After hearing Don Kinney, a Denver television newsman, joking on the air about Elvis’ generosity and telling he wanted a car too, Elvis bought him a Seville. Don Kinney contradicts this and tells his story.
Meanwhile the vacation in Denver wasn’t a great success and Jerry Schilling quit for good, telling Elvis that “friendship is more important than the job”.
Felton Jarvis had arranged for Elvis to record at Buss Cason’s new up-to-date Nashville studio, Creative Workshop. Felton was confident that Elvis would feel at home there. The band was Elvis’ own, plus Chip Young on guitar and Randy Cullers on percussion. But just hours before the scheduled start, Joe Esposito called to say Elvis had not yet left Memphis.
Elvis didn’t attend because he could not get Ginger Alden to accompany him according to Memphis Mafia Members while in Ginger Alden’s book, she puts it down to Elvis having a cold (but, given that that really helped during the American Sound Sessions in 1969…) the Jungle Room sessions would be Elvis last recording session.
RCA would have to record concerts in hopes of new songs.

The Wake and Aftermath

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the bat started to flap its wings and Ozzy soon realized it wasn’t fake but in fact a living thing. After the show Ozzy was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for rabies shots.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Yoko, Sean, and Julian Lennon all attend. Paul McCartney did not attend, sending instead a letter stating that continuing business differences with the other ex-Beatles was the reason for his absence.
During the Beach Boys‘ acceptance speech at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, vocalist Mike Love insulted just about everybody in the music business, including Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.
Actress Barbara Stanwyck  (The Big Valley, The Colbys, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Double Indemnity, Meet John Doe, The Lady Eve, Walk on the Wild Side, Titanic, Christmas in Connecticut, Stella Dallas, Roustabout, The Great Man’s Lady, Executive Suite, Sorry Wrong Number, Golden Boy, Annie Oakley, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Cattle Queen of Montana, Union Pacific) died of heart failure at 82.
Tourism chiefs in Liverpool were banned from putting up motorway signs saying ‘Liverpool, the Birthplace Of The Beatles because the Highways Agency thought the signs would distract motorists.
George Harrison had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’. Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at No.1. ‘My Sweet Lord’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

8 Mile, starring Eminem toppled The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers from its four-week hold at the top of the UK box office. The story of a Detroit rapper took £4,440,334 at 423 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Or: Eminem remakes “Loving You”
The Elvis Presley 2-CD set “The Gospel Side of Elvis” was released.
American music executive Johnny Bienstock died of complications from heart disease aged 83. Owned Moss Rose Music, worked with Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Elvis Presley, The Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Del Shannon and Meat Loaf.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Sir Paul McCartney was suing Sony over control of The Beatles’ back catalogue. McCartney had gone to a US court, seeking to regain the publishing rights to 267 of the band’s classic songs. He had been trying to get them back since the 1980s, when Michael Jackson famously out-bid him for the rights. Jackson’s debt-ridden estate sold the songs to Sony in 2016.

Auction bids surpass $1700 for 1956 paper cup allegedly used by Elvis 

The bizarre real reason Elvis never toured Britain: His manager was an illegal immigrant terrified America wouldn’t let him back in, as the writer of a new Presley musical reveals

January 20: Elvis Presley recorded In The Ghetto in 1969 



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