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306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
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
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
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
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'”.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
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.
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
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.
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 headlined in mid-October 1969 at the Sahara Hotel’s Congo Room in Las Vegas
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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