Daily Elvis: January 22

Give us this day, January 22, our daily Elvis

January 22, 1889

The Columbia Phonograph Company, the name derived from its District of Columbia headquarters, began selling Edison phonograph cylinders and players in Washington, Maryland and Delaware.


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 22,1954

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

Ray Charles entered the R&B charts with “I’ve Got A Woman,” his first of eleven #1 singles through 1993.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport. He sang “Money Honey”, “I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine”, “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” and with with Sonny Trammel – “That’s All Right”.

Scotty, Sonny Trammel, Elvis and Bill at the Louisiana Hayride – Jan. 22, 1955
Photo © Nick Gulli courtesy JohnGriswold.com
The Colonel informed Bob Neal by letter that he had booked Elvis on the Hank Snow Tour from February 14 to 18, sending both a contract and a check made out to Elvis for $425, a 50 % advance on what he could expect to earn for the tour.

Elvis Presley on The Louisiana Hayride : January 22, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 22 1955 Municipal Auditorium Shreveport LA (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Red West flew from Shreveport to Memphis.
The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
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.

Murder of the Grimes sisters – Wikipedia

Elvis started at 8.00 a.m. on the soundstage of Paramount, where he worked for 3 hours before he reported for filming: Loving You   Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 22,1958

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 22,1959

Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and later released by Coral Records.

Military Service in Germany

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

January 22, 1960

Keen records hitmaker Sam Cooke signed with RCA Records, on his 26th birthday. He would continue to have hits with RCA until his controversial death in 1964.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 22, 1961

January 22, 1962

Gene Chandler performed “Duke Of Earl” on American Bandstand. The single only charted two days earlier on the R&B lists and Chandler’s appearance lip-synching the group record (actually the Dukays) kicked the sales into overdrive, eventually reaching #1 pop and R&B.

The Beatles appeared on three UK radio programs. First The Beatles recorded a session for the show Pop Inn at the BBC Paris studio, they then went to the Playhouse Theatre also in London, to tape a radio appearance on Saturday Club, recording five songs. Then the Beatles went back to the BBC Paris studio to record an appearance on The Talent Spot recording ‘Please Please Me’, ‘Ask Me Why’ and ‘Some Other Guy’ before a live audience.
After twelve previous releases that failed to catch on, Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy enters the Billboard Hot 100 with what will be her biggest hit, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”. The song would later go to number one for one week and spend three and a half months on the chart.
 The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film “Harem Holiday” hit #11 in the U.K.
There had been an unusual 4 inch snowfall and Elvis and the guys were having a snowball fight in front of Graceland. They even built a snowman in front of the house.
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January 22, 1967
The Monkees performed live for the very first time at The Cow Palace, San Francisco to a sell-out crowd.
January 22, 1968
The Supremes sang at the Talk Of The Town Club in London. Taking in the performance were Paul McCartney and actor Micheal Caine.
Like the days before Elvis went to American again, but he went early this day because he wanted to meet Roy Hamilton, who was working there too.
Elvis gave Hamilton one of the songs that he had planned, and “Angelica” was Hamilton’s last single. They spent several hours together – rare color film of Elvis and Roy – how tragic that none of that was audio recorded.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 22, 1970
The Soul Together tour began at the Royal Albert Hall in London and included Clarence Carter, Arthur Conley, Sam & Dave, and Joe Tex. Soon after the tour, Sam & Dave split up.
Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) opened for The Elvin Bishop Band at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Steel Mill were paid only $5 for the gig, The Elvin Bishop Band received $90 as headliner.
January 22, 1971
January 22, 1972
David Bowie ‘came out’ as bisexual during an interview in the British music weekly Melody Maker.
January 22, 1973
January 22, 1974
January 22, 1975
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 January 22, 1976
Elvis returned to Memphis without ever setting foot in the studio, leaving Felton Jarvis to complete overdubs on the material recorded at Graceland in October before canceling the remainder of the session.
Memphis Mafia consensus put the blame on Ginger Alden, who claims Elvis had a cold in her book “Elvis and Ginger”.  Certainly, Elvis had never wanted Priscilla or any other girlfriend at work before, and he’d done some of his best studio work with a cold or flu.

The Wake and Aftermath

A picture of John Lennon naked appeared in his obituary issue of Rolling Stone.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Tommy Tucker, who wrote “Hi Heel Sneakers” and many other R&B hits, is overcome by carbon tetrachloride fumes and dies while finishing floors in his home. He was 48 years old

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Michael Jackson charted with “Billie Jean,” reaching #1 pop for seven weeks and #1 R&B for nine weeks. It would become Michael’s biggest solo hit of a career forty-six pop charters through 2001. Only when it reached #1 would MTV (who had an anti-Black video policy at the time) air the video——and then only under enormous pressure from CBS Records.


Barry Manilow sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XVIII. Manilow came out as gay in 2017.


L.L. Cool J’s album “Mama Said Knock You Out” was certified platinum by the RIAA.

Twenty-three years after it was released in North America, the album “Elvis’ Gold Records” was made available in China, on cassette only.


The number 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100 was “All For Love” by Bryan Adams, Sting and Rod Stewart. The tune was the first number one for Sting since 1983’s “Every Breath You Take” by The Police and the first for Stewart since “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” from 1978. The track was written for the movie The Three Musketeers.


Snoop Doggy Dogg filed a $10 million suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, its parent Coopers & Lybrand and former Gelfand accountant Steven Cantrock. The suit charged that they had mismanaged Snoop Doggy Dogg’s money.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


One of the biggest charity concerts since Live Aid raised £1.25 million ($2 million) for victims of the tsunami disaster in Asia. The concert held at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff featured Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Keane, Charlotte Church, Snow Patrol, Embrace, Feeder, Craig David and Liberty X, who appeared before 60,000 fans at the sold-out concert.


Lisa Marie Presley married her fourth husband, guitarist and musical director Michael Lockwood. They have two children together. She has two other children from her first marriage.


poster showing U.S. singing stars Elvis Presley (L) and Frank Sinatra at the 41st MIDEM music market in Cannes, south-eastern France, January 22, 2007

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2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Adele broke an American chart record that has stood for years after being set by The Beatles and Pink Floyd. The singers second album 21 clocked up 16 weeks at No.1 on the US chart matching the success of the Titanic original soundtrack. ’21’, released last January had now beaten The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s and Pink Floyd’s The Wall which had previously held the accolade with runs of 15 weeks at No.1.


Elvis Presley ‘was my first love,’ says Linda

Elvis Presley fans keep memory of The King alive

Elvis Presley fans keep memory of The King alive from when he landed at Prestwick 57 years ago. It was on March 2, 1960 that a dazed-looking 25-year-old Elvis Presley dropped into Prestwick Airport on his way home from military service in Germany.

Neil Diamond retires from touring after announcing Parkinson’s diagnosis


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Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog


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