Daily Elvis: January 23

Give us this day, January 23, 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 23, 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 23, 1955

James Brown And The Famous Flames sign a recording contract with King Records. As a signing bonus, they receive $200. Their first effort, “Please, Please, Please”, would become a million seller later in the year, but their next nine releases failed to live up to the success of their debut.
Home in Memphis again, there were rehearsals with Elvis, Scotty, Bill and DJ for their upcoming appearance on Stage Show – their first television appearance.

1956 Gleason Stage Shows – elvis presley museum

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

January 23, 1956

Rock ‘n’ Roll fans in Cleveland aged under 18 were banned from dancing in public (unless accompanied by an adult), after Ohio Police introduced a law dating back to 1931.

James Brown And The Famous Flames sign a recording contract with King Records. As a signing bonus, they receive $200. Their first effort, “Please, Please, Please”, would become a million seller later in the year, but their next nine releases failed to live up to the success of their debut.

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

January 23, 1957

The movie Don’t Knock the Rock, starring Bill Haley & the Comets and Little Richard, premiered in Australia.  Haley & his group, who were touring in Australia, attended the opening.  The movie had premiered in New York City on December 12.

Loving You   Movie Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

In Cincinnati, the Everly Brothers played Cincinnati Gardens with supporting acts Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jimmie Rodgers, Danny & The Juniors, the Rays, Paul Anka, the Royal Teens,the Tune Weavers, Margie Rayburn, the Shepherd Sisters, Eddie Cochran, and the Hollywood Flames.
King Creole Pre-Production – recording the soundtrack, from 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. He also worked on an other movie song and rehearsed 2 songs for an upcoming RCA session.

Elvis wants Leiber and Stoller present at his next session and tells Tom Diskin he is prepared to reschedule if necessary. Tom Diskin informs Steve Sholes in two separate letters dated January 24 and 29 of Elvis’ wishes.

RCA was desperate to get Elvis into the recording studio before he was inducted so RCA could be assured of a steady stream of new releases available during his two year tour of duty.

The Military Service Disruption

January 23, 1959

Buddy Holly kicks off the twenty-four date Winter Dance Party at the Million Dollar Ballroom in Milwaukee, backed by Tommy Allsup on guitar, Waylon Jennings on bass and Carl Bunch on drums. The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens as supporting acts on the doomed tour.

Military Service in Germany

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

January 23, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 23, 1961

Actor/singer Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia. He was the strong-voiced star of numerous films, including Showboat and King Solomon’s Mines.

Ben E. King charted with his first solo single, “Spanish Harlem,” reaching #15 R&B and #10 pop.

Connie Francis’  “Where the Boys Are” moved from 90 to 42.

For the third week, Bert Kaempfert held down the #1 song with “Wonderland By Night”.  Ferrante & Teicher’s excellent “Exodus” was second with another instrumental, “Calcutta” from Lawrence Welk close behind.  The Shirelles remained fourth with the song written by Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King–“Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Angel Baby” from Rosie & the Originals, Elvis Presley’s former #1 smash “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”, the Miracles flew from 12 to 7 with “Shop Around”, Neil Sedaka was up six (14-8) with “Calendar Girl”, Bobby Vee’s “Rubber Ball” bounded downstairs and Ray Peterson had #10 with “Corinna, Corinna”.

January 23, 1962

Fun in Acapulco Pre-Production Soundtrack recording : This was the second day of a marathon recording session of more than 24 hours in 2 days. Soundtrack recording went on from 1.00 p.m. till 3.50 a.m.

January 23, 1964

January 23, 1965

No.2 hit in the UK “Downtown” that Petula Clark recorded in three takes (with the second take ultimately chosen as the completed track), session players in the studio recording included Jimmy Page  hit #1 in the USA.  She was the second UK female singer to have a No.1 on the US singles -Vera Lynn in 1952 was first. She would go on to rack up many more smashes, including “I Know a Place”, “My Love”, “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”, “This is My Song” and “Don’t Sleep in the Subway”. Clark had already been very successful in the UK, chalking up hits since 1954.

Herman’s Hermits released the single “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”.

Petula Clark sped “Downtown” and it reached #1, holding off “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers.  The Searchers were at #3 with “Love Potion Number Nine”.  The fastest-rising song within the Top 10 was “The Name Game” from Shirley Ellis.

Beatles ’65 was #1 on the Album chart for a third week with Where Did Our Love Go by the Supremes second once again.  Soundtracks dominated the Top 10 with “Mary Poppins” #3, “A Hard Day’s Night” by the Beatles #5, “My Fair Lady” moving up to #6 and the “Roustabout” Soundtrack from Elvis Presley #8.

January 23, 1966

Stevie Wonder appeared at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

January 23, 1967

Johnny Rivers released the single “Baby I Need Your Lovin'”.

January 23, 1968
January 23, 1969
Alan Parsons engineered his first session (as the 2nd Engineer to Glyn Johns) with the Beatles as the group recorded “Get Back”.
At American Sound in Memphis, between 4:00 and 7:00 a.m., Elvis Presley recorded eight takes of “Suspicious Minds,” with future Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux singing backup. Producer Felton Jarvis decided on a premature fade-out and fade back in near the end of the track to reflect the way Elvis performed the song in his live Las Vegas stage act. It became Presley’s 17th and last #1 single in the U.S.
The American Sound Session, Elvis recorded:

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 23, 1970
January 23, 1971
As a follow-up to their US number 3 hit “Candida”, Tony Orlando and Dawn topped the charts with “Knock Three Times”. It was the trio’s second straight million seller, but it would take two more years and a series of minor chart makers before they would return to the top with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”.
George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a No.1 when ‘ ‘My Sweet Lord’ went to the top of the UK single charts. The song from his ‘All Things Must Pass’ album stayed at No.1 for five weeks. The track returned to the top of the UK charts in 2002, following his death.
Bobby Goldsboro placed “Watching Scotty Grow” at #1 on the Adult chart for a third week.
Gladys Knight & the Pips reached #1 on the R&B chart with their great song “If I Were Your Woman”.
Tony Orlando and Dawn topped the chart with “Knock Three Times” as “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison was second.  The 5th Dimension had a strong #3 with “One Less Bell To Answer” while the Bee Gees were up to #4 with one of their biggest career hits to date–“Lonely Days”.  Santana was on the way down with “Black Magic Woman”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Barbra Streisand with “Stoney End”, King Floyd remained seventh with “Groove Me”, Elton John’s historic first Top 10–“Your Song”, Lynn Anderson moved nicely from 15-9 with “Rose Garden” and Perry Como reached the Top 10 with “It’s Impossible”.
1973:  While performing to a sellout crowd in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Neil Young was handed a message onstage and then announced that a peace accord had been reached in Vietnam.  The crowd went crazy for 10 minutes.
January 23, 1972
Tour Rehearsals @ Showroom, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
January 23, 1973
After reading a note that says ‘an accord has been reached for peace in Vietnam’, Neil Young announces to a Madison Square Garden crowd, “Peace has come.”
 Elvis sent a Telegram of condolence to the recently widowed Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady.
January 23, 1974
January 23, 1975
Supertramp kick off a 13 date British tour to promote their third album “Crime Of The Century”. The LP will spawn the single “Dreamer”, which will reach #13 in the UK and #15 in the US.
January 23, 1976
David Bowie released his tenth studio album Station to Station, which was the vehicle for his last great “character”, the Thin White Duke. The album made the top five in both the UK and US charts.
January 23, 1977
Roots TV Mini Series aired.
Patti Smith fell off the stage in Tampa, FL. She required 22 stitches and broke several neck vertebrae. She quit performing live as a result.
Carole King’s landmark LP, “Tapestry” became the longest-running album of all time on the Billboard chart, as it reached its 302nd week on the list.

The Wake and Aftermath


Van Halen released their first single “You Really Got Me”, a remake of the Kinks’ classic.

Yvonne Elliman released the single “If I Can’t Have You”.

Terry Kath of Chicago died after accidentally shooting himself in the head at a party with a pistol he didn’t know was loaded.  He died eight days shy of his 32nd birthday.  His spot in the band would be filled by Donny Dacus, who previously played guitar with Stephen Stills.


Prince‘s single “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad” was released.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


“Yesterday’s Songs” by Neil Diamond was #1 for a sixth week.

George Benson was the man on the R&B chart with the new #1–“Turn Your Love Around”.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

January 23, 1984
 Kenny Loggins released the single “Footloose”.
Michael Jackson released the single “Thriller”.
Five songs from elvis’ hayride performances were announced for release.
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January 23, 1986
The first annual induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland was held in New York City.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first members: Little Richard, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Julian and Sean Lennon were Elvis Presley’s presenters.

Blues great Robert Johnson also was honored and had the unique distinction of being the artist with the smallest catalogue of recorded  work by far (only twenty-nine recordings) to be inducted.

Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” reached #1, giving its producer, Quincy Jones, the distinction of having the longest time span between #1 singles. He started twenty-five years earlier with Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” in 1963.
Michael Jackson went to #1 on the US singles chart with “The Way You Make Me Feel”, the third track from the LP “Bad” to accomplish that feat. It was a #3 hit in the UK.
Nirvana recorded a 10-song demo with Seattle producer Jack Endino. Sub Pop records boss Jonathan Poneman hears the tape and offers to put out a Nirvana single.
Johnny Hates Jazz owned the #1 album in the U.K. with Turn Back the Clock.
Tiffany took over the #1 spot on the Album chart with her self-titled release.  That ended the run of Faith by George Michael briefly while the “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack was third.  Michael Jackson remained fourth with Bad while Whitesnake’s self-titled release was #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The great album Kick from INXS, John Cougar Mellencamp with The Lonesome Jubilee, George Harrison moved to #8 with Cloud NineWhitney by Whitney Houston was #9 and Hysteria by Def Leppard was at #10.
James Brown was sentenced to six years and six months in jail in connection with the police chase through two states.
David Bowie announced his forthcoming and final world tour, ‘Sound And Vision’ 1990, during which he would invite each local audience to decide on a ‘greatest hits’ running order, organised through local radio stations.
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. He was 37. Collins had survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed three other band members and a car crash that killed his girlfriend and left him paralyzed.
 Whitney Houston dominated the R&B chart for a ninth week at #1 with one of The Top 10 Songs of the Rock Era*–“I Will Always Love You”, because it was still Pop #1 for a ninth week.
Genesis scored a #1 album in the U.K. with Live the Way We Walk Volume II.
William Horton of the Philadelphia vocal group, The Silhouettes, died at the age of 65. The group topped the Billboard chart in 1958 with “Get A Job”.
Courtney Love appeared in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. She admitted to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her feet down from the airplane cabin wall. Love’s sentence was one month of good behavior.
The City Council in Johnson City, TN, withdrew their permission for White Zombie to hold a show there.
63 year old Richard Berry, who wrote The Kingsmen‘s “Louie Louie”, died from an aneurysm while sleeping at his home in South Central Los Angeles. The most controversial song in music had an FBI investigation and no one asked the band about the song. 
The Spice Girls’  movie “Spice World” was released in the United States.
George Harrison, Garth Brooks, Wynonna, and Ricky Skaggs performed at a memorial service for Carl Perkins in his hometown, Jackson, Tennessee. Perkins had died four days earlier after suffering three strokes.
Johnny Funches, who wrote and sang lead on The Dells’ 1956 million seller, “Oh What A Night”, passed away at the age of 62.
An English coroner criticised the rap singer Eminem’s lyrics as depressing during an inquest into the death of a schoolboy who threw himself in front of a train. The 17-year old boy had printed out the lyrics to Eminem’s track ‘Rock Bottom’ before his death.
Jonathan King (“Everyone’s Gone To The Moon”) was arrested and charged with eleven more offenses of sexually abusing children. No November 24, King was charged with three crimes.  The charges dated back to the 1970’s as more people came forward.
 Virgin Records announced a contract buy-out of $50 million to end their association with singer Mariah Carey, with whom they’d had an unprecedented $100 million five-album deal that became tainted by poor record sales and negative publicity regarding the singer’s troubled personal life. Later that year, she signed a contract valued at more than $24 million with Island Records.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


R. Kelly was arrested on 12 more counts of child pornography.  He was already facing 21 separate charges of producing child pornography and appearing in a video having sex with an underage girl.  The new charges were a result of digital sex pictures being discovered at his home in Florida the previous June.


On this date, David Palmer, who was the former keyboardist for Jethro Tull., announced he had undergone a sex change and would now be known as “Dee”.

Dave Holland, age 55, drummer of Judas Priest.  An English court found Holland guilty of attempting to rape a learning-disabled teenager he was giving drum lessons to.


Comedian/TV icon (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Who Do You Trust?, The Johnny Carson Show, Carson’s Cellar)/Television Academy Hall of Famer Johnny Carson, a late-night fixture on NBC-TV from October 1962 until his retirement in May 1992, died of emphysema at the age of 79.

Johnny Carson, the – Elvis Information Network

Johnny Carson headlined in mid-October 1969 at the Sahara Hotel’s Congo Room in Las Vegas

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

Former Beatles drummer Richard Starkey filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register the name “Ringo”.
Representatives for Bob Dylan announced that 50,000 copies of his latest album, “Shadows in the Night”, would be randomly included in the February issue of AARP The Magazine.
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