Daily Elvis: January 21

Give us this day, January 21, 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 21, 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


In Pink Jacket and Pink Pants, Elvis performed at the National Guard Armory, Sikeston, Missouri.
J.E & Maxine Brown performed too.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 21 1955 National Guard Armory Sikeston MO (8:00 PM) Jimmy Haggett Jamboree Yes

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

“Record Mirror” became the first to print a picture of Elvis Presley in the U.K.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
Since Bob Neal had a new radio job he could not participate in the upcoming February tour and this marked the end of his official association with Elvis. The Colonel was now in full control of all aspects of Elvis ‘ career.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info January 21 1956 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

January 21, 1957

Country music singer Patsy Cline was the winning contestant on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” program on CBS-TV with her performance of “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

Loving You   At Paramount Elvis worked on 2 versions of Loving You: a fast and a slow version. But after 11 hours he still was not satisfied with the results.

Paramount Sound Stage – Hollywood, California
Party (Vocal & Group – Record Version) H2WB 2195-11
Mean Woman Blues (Alternate Intro / Ending Version) ////////-07
Mean Woman Blues (Movie Version – Composite) SPA5 2870-SP
Detour (Instrumental – End Version) ////////-06

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 21, 1958

In Pittsburgh, the Everly Brothers played the Syria Mosque with supporting acts Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Anka, Danny & The Juniors, the Rays, Royal Teens, Tune Weavers, Shepherd Sisters, Hollywood Flames, Margie Rayburn, Eddie Cochran, and the Mello-Kings.

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King Creole Production, Elvis and Jan Shepard share a joke between takes at Paramount Studios, Hollywood


The Military Service Disruption

January 21, 1959

The Kingston Trio, one of the foremost groups behind the Folk music craze, receive their first Gold record for “Tom Dooley”, a song based on the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina.
Military Service in Germany

Military Service in Germany

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

January 21, 1960

Military Service in Germany promoted to corporal

Elvis Presley in the Army – The Commercial Appeal

Elvis Presley becomes a corporal – Today in history – January 21

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


January 21, 1961

Del Shannon records his first single, “Runaway”, which will top the US charts by April. The song was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and would later be rated as #466 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

January 21, 1962

The Beatles made their third appearance on the Radio Luxembourg program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed by the host and played two tracks, ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘Ask Me Why.

Jackie Wilson sang “That’s Why” and “My Heart Belongs To Only You” on CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Robert Goulet, Kate Smith and Wayne & Shuster also performed on the program.

The Beatles made their third appearance on the Radio Luxembourg program The Friday Spectacular. The Beatles were interviewed by the host and played two tracks, ‘Please Please Me’ and ‘Ask Me Why.
The production on the new Hal Wallis picture, Fun In Acapulco, began.
January 21, 1964
January 21, 1965
Over 3,000 screaming fans met The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison at Sydney Airport when they arrived for a 16 date tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The Animals were forced to cancel a show at New York’s Apollo Theater after the US Immigration Department forced the group to leave the venue. Their only New York appearance would be on The Ed Sullivan Show.
January 21, 1966
January 21, 1967
Davy Jones began recording Neil Diamond’s “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” with studio musicians and Diamond’s producer Jeff Barry. Although Jones was the only Monkee involved in the recording, it was released six weeks later as the next Monkees single and earned them their third Gold Record.
January 21, 1968
Again Elvis worked another long night at American from 8.00 p.m. to 4.00 a.m. He recorded Hey Jude and From A Jack To A King. But most of the time he was busy overdubbing vocal parts with the female singers.

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Elvis in Person at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 21, 1970

After a successful 15-week summer replacement tryout in 1969, ABC-TV presented “The Johnny Cash Show” as a regular primetime series, with first night guests Arlo Guthrie, Jose Feliciano, and Bobbie Gentry. The series lasted for 14 months.

January 21, 1971

January 21, 1972

Pink Floyd appeared at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England. This was the first time that they were able to perform the whole of what became the The Dark Side of The Moon album in its entirety, the previous night’s performance in Brighton having been halted for technical reasons.

January 21, 1973

Early in the morning Elvis flew to Las Vegas.
January 21, 1975
January 21, 1976
Finally Elvis arrived in Nashville, but without Ginger. The delay was due by his attempts to persuade her to accompany him. After registering at the Sheraton South Hotel, Elvis stayed in his room complaining of a sore throat, while the musicians were waiting in the studio, but in fact Elvis was not feeling well because of Ginger.
Elvis had a cold for his 1969 American Studio sessions.

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

The Bee Gees’ soundtrack album ‘Saturday Night Fever’ started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

B.B. King donated his record collection, including more than 7,000 rare blues discs, to the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

Legendary vocalist Jackie Wilson died in Mount Holly, NJ after an eight-year coma brought about by a heart attack while onstage (September 25, 1975). He was singing “Lonely Teardrops” at the time. Attending the funeral were numerous stars, including the Spinners, Berry Gordy, Jr., and the Four Tops.  Jackie suffered a massive heart attack while playing a Dick Clark show at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on September 25, 1975, falling head-first to the stage while singing “Lonely Teardrops”. The blow to the head Jackie suffered left him comatose. For the next eight years and four months, he was in a vegetative state until his death at age 49. Al Green, the soul singer, and Elvis Presley were some of the few artists who regularly visited the bed-ridden Jackie. Elvis paid for some of Wilson’s medical bills in the 1970s,  while  Dick Clark paid all of Jackie’s medical bills up to the day he passed away.

“Mr. Excitement”, one of the first great soul singers, was only forty-nine.

His 1957 single Reet Petite became a posthumous No.1 when re-issued in 1987 due in part to a new animated video made for the song, featuring a clay model of Wilson.

Aretha Franklin – the 1st woman – at the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held in New York City along with The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams and Jackie Wilson.
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Six weeks after his death Roy Orbison started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Legendary Roy Orbison’ collection.
MTV’s “Unplugged” made its debut with Squeeze as the first performers.
The “Unplugged” Format was inspired by portions of the 1968 Singer Present Elvis, by Steve Binder who did the TAMI shows.
‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager and agent died of a stroke in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 87. Born Andreas van Kuijk, a Dutch immigrant who changed his name as soon as he arrived in the US, Parker never applied for a green card and feared deportation his entire life. This status was not known until the mid-1980s, when the Elvis Estate sued Parker for mis-management and Parker claimed that he was not an American thus not subject to it’s laws. The Court disagreed and money and Elvis material was transferred to EPE. Parker briefly managed country singers Eddy Arnold and Hank Snow before Elvis, had been the Elected Dog Catcher in Florida, his carnival claims were never proven and he was a draft Dodger from the US Military.
Peggy Lee died of complications from diabetes and a heart attack at the age of 81. 1958 US No. 8 & UK No.5 single ‘Fever.’ Lee worked with Benny Goodman, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones and was nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning Best Contemporary Vocal Performance for her 1969 hit ‘Is That All There Is?’
Rosemary Clooney, who had five US Top 40 hits, including two chart toppers in the 1950s, underwent lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


As the third season of American Idol was aired on US TV a memo was leaked showing a list of songs banned from being performed at this year’s auditions that included, Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ and ‘Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. Also all songs by Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, R. Kelly, Tom Petty, Korn and Linkin Park were not allowed after concerns over the cost of securing rights for the song’s use, (or the composers not wanting their song’s to be performed on the show).

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry issued a statement that said global government legislation is essential to the survival of recorded music. The IFPI said that “Copyright holders cannot hope to micro-manage the behavior of every consumer” and “there is a growing threat to local artists posed by piracy.”
Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second studio album 21. The album which yielded five hit singles including the lead single ‘Rolling in the Deep’, has now sold over 26.4 million copies worldwide.
An Israeli man was arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of several international stars and selling unreleased songs online. Madonna, whose latest album, “Rebel Heart” was leaked online in December, said that she was “profoundly grateful” to those who helped arrest the hacker and described the experience as devastating and hurtful.
nope. not at all, complete fiction. Celebrities seeking media via Elvis.

Variances denied, but car wash still eyed for Elvis‘ former Madison …

The Voice’s Tom Jones dines out with late pal Elvis Presley’s widow …

More than one million people rallied at women’s marches in Washington, DC and cities around the U.S. to send newly-elected President Donald Trump the message that they will not let his agenda go unchallenged. Hundreds of thousands of others in cities throughout the world joined in the protest.


Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the family home of Eddie Fadal, a Waco DJ and businessman who befriended Presley when the rock ‘n’ roll star was in military service, is now a vacation rental business operated by the Fadals.


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