Daily Elvis: January 24

Give us this day, January 24, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.


Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”

, 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


Eddie Fisher was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Outside Is Heaven’. The American singer and entertainer divorced his first wife, Debbie Reynolds to marry his best friend’s widow, Elizabeth Taylor, which gave him too much unwelcome publicity at the time. Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were the parents of actress Carrie Fisher.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Carl Perkins married Valda Crider. They had four children and remained together until his death in 1998, five days before what would have been their 45th wedding anniversary.

Elvis got the attention of Dixie Locke. She made plans with a girlfriend to go roller-skating on Saturday night, making sure that Elvis overheard this conversation.

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

January 24, 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

Elvis performed at Humble Oil Company Camp, Hawkins, Texas.
Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info January 24 1955 Humble Oil Company Camp Hawkins TX (8:00 PM) approx 200 Tom Perrymans East Texas Tour

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

January 24, 1956

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

January 24, 1957

Loving You  Production

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 24, 1958

Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’. It became the first ever single to enter the chart at No.1 and was Presley’s second UK No.1. It went on to sell over 4 million copies in the US. Oddly, even in 2017 the gay lyrics are rarely commented upon – Number 47 said to Number 3 – there are no co-ed prisons.

The Quarry Men performed at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, (this was the bands only performance at the club). It was three years later when they appeared again at the Cavern but under their new name as The Beatles.

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption

January 24, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

Military Service: Elvis left for “Operation Winter Shield” maneuvers in Grafenwohr.

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Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 24, 1961

Bob Dylan arrived in New York City. He made his professional singing debut when he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City on April 11.

January 24, 1962

Acting like Col Tom Parker, Brian Epstein signed a management deal with The Beatles. Epstein was to receive 25 per cent of the bands gross earnings, the normal management deal was 10 per cent. Epstein directs their image away from Teddy Boys in leather jackets to a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience. Unlike Parker, Epstein never added his signature to the document. Epstein, who always had the interests of the group at heart, vowed not to sign the contract until he had obtained a record deal for the group.   Epstein of course did secure a recording contract through much perseverance, and on October 1, 1962, a new management contract was drawn up, and that one, Epstein signed along with the Beatles.

At the height of the twist craze, four of Billboard‘s Top Ten albums featured four from Chubby Checker: “For Twisters Only,” “Let’s Twist Again,” “Your Twist Party,” and “Bobby Rydell/Chubby Checker.” The single, “The Twist” sat at the top of Cashbox Best Sellers chart.

Elvis Presley had the #1 album in the U.K. with Blue Hawai’i–it would go on to stay #1 for 18 weeks.

January 24, 1963

Otto Harbach, who co-wrote “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” for the Platters in 1958, died at age 90 in New York City.

Fun in Acapulco Pre-production,

January 24, 1964

January 24, 1965

Gerry and the Pacemakers’ first film, “Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey,” with the hit title track written specifically for the movie, premiered in Liverpool. It was the first rock musical to be shot in that city and the era’s only film document of the Merseybeat scene.

The Animals performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.

January 24, 1966

January 24, 1967

After receiving at $25,000 signing bonus, Aretha Franklin records her first tracks for Atlantic Records. Over her career, she would have twenty #1 singles and ten #1 albums on the Billboard R&B charts.

The Who began a world tour at Central Pier in Morecambe, England.

January 24, 1968

New Jersey state prosecutors issue a warning to US record dealers that they would be charged with distributing pornography if they were caught selling the John Lennon / Yoko Ono LP ‘Two Virgins’. The front cover of the album showed the pair frontally nude, while the back cover showed them from behind. The album still managed to reach No.124 on the US, but failed to chart at all in the UK, where only 5,000 copies were ever pressed.
The Doors appeared at Madison Square Garden, New York City, They were paid over $50,000 for the gig making them one of the highest paid acts this year.
Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act forBlood, Sweat & Tears at the Fillmore East in New York City.
Elvis Presley, Aspen Colorado
Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa-Marie flew to Aspen, Colorado, with several of the entourage for a ski and snow vacation.
Meanwhile, RCA:

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

34-year-old James “Shep” Sheppard, the lead singer for The Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites, is found murdered in his car on the Long Island Expressway. He had been beaten, robbed and stabbed to death. The Limelites reached #2 in the US in 1961 with “Daddy’s Home”.
The mini-moog synthesizer was introduced by Dr. Robert Moog. Artists could now have the sound of strings and horns on stage without having a full orchestra with them. The American Federation of Musicians considered banning the $2,000 keyboard, fearing that its ability to simulate acoustic instruments could put musicians out of work, but later relented.
 It was announced that John Lennon and Yoko Ono had shaven their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace.
The Jackson 5 had the #1 R&B song for a third week with “I Want You Back”.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
B.J. Thomas hit the new decade running with his seventh week at #1 on the Adult chart for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”.
 The Temptations moved from 95 to 38 with “Psychedelic Shack”.
B.J. Thomas made it four weeks at #1 overall with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”.  The Shocking Blue wasn’t going away with “Venus” while “I Want You Back” from the Jackson 5 was #3.  Dionne Warwick sped into the Top 10 with “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”.
A third return to #1 netted the 11th week at the top of the Album chart for Abbey Road by the Beatles.
The rehearsals for the Las Vegas engagement were now replaced to the showroom, commencing at 1.00 p.m. each day. Last August Elvis was dissatisfied with the sound of the showroom, so now engineer Bill Porter was hired to help Felton run the sound board during the show.
Elvis arrived in Las Vegas.
January 24, 1972
Elvis began with the rehearsals at the Hilton Showroom with the whole group at noon, continuing for the next 2 days.
Rehearsals were held in the Las Vegas Hilton showroom for 3 days, beginning at noon each day.

January 24, 1975

Pink Floyd recorded tracks for the album Wish You Were Here at Abbey Road Studios in London.

January 24, 1976

Bob Dylan started a five week run at No.1 on the US chart with his 17th studio album Desire. The album features ‘Hurricane’, which protests the conviction of former middleweight boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter for triple murder in 1966, arguing his innocence.

The theme from Diana Ross’ second movie Mahogany becomes her third, solo US number one hit. It reached #5 in the UK.

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were at the top of the R&B chart for a second week with their great song “Wake Up Everybody”.

Elton John had the highest-debuting song with the double-sided “Grow Some Funk Of Your Own”/”I Feel Like A Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford)”.

Diana Ross rose to #1 for the third time as a solo artist with “Theme From ‘Mahogany’ (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”.  Barry Manilow headed down with “I Write The Songs” while the Ohio Players were up to 3 with “Love Rollercoaster”.  Earth, Wind & Fire reached the Top 10 with “Sing a Song”.

Earth, Wind & Fire’s live album Gratitude was #1 for a second week.  Former #1 Chicago IX, Chicago’s Greatest Hits was second followed by History, the Greatest Hits package from America.  Paul Simon took advantage of an opportunity and moved up with Still Crazy After All These Years while Helen Reddy’s Greatest Hits was fifth.  The rest of the Top 10:  Barry Manilow’s third album–Tryin’ to Get the Feeling, moved from 12-6, the O’Jays enjoyed a Family Reunion, Joni Mitchell dropped with her latest, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Kiss moved into the Top 10 with Alive!  and Art Garfunkel remained at #10 with Breakaway.

January 24, 1977

Natalie Cole released the single “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”.

Kenny Rogers released the single “Lucille”.

The Wake and Aftermath


Randy Newman had a lot of people upset when his song “Short People” hit the top of the Cash Box best sellers list. The song was meant to poke fun at all prejudice and did just that with the line “short people got no reason to live”. Before “Short People”, Newman was most noted for writing Three Dog Night‘s 1970 chart topper, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”. More recently, he could be heard singing “It’s a Jungle Out There”, the theme to the US TV show Monk.


Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys divorces his wife Marilyn after 15 years together. She was a member of The Honeys and mother of Wendy and Carnie Wilson, who would go on to sing in Wilson – Phillips.


Georgeanna Gordon (Tillman) of the Marvelettes died of lupus and sickle cell anemia in Inkster, Michigan at the age of 35.

Spandau Ballet was at the Blizt Club in London.


Adam And The Ants started a 10-week run at No.1 on the UK chart with their debut album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’.

Kool & the Gang wouldn’t let go of #1 on the R&B chart as “Celebration” led the way for a sixth week.

There were two new entries in the Top 10:  Eddie Rabbitt with “I Love A Rainy Night” and “It’s My Turn” from the movie of the same name by Diana Ross.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Diana Ross sings the national anthem at Superbowl XVI (16)

The Beach Boys’ cover of The Dell-Vikings 1957 hit, “Come Go With Me”, peaks at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100. They would have to wait four more years until they cracked the Top 40 again with “Getcha Back”.

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton released their remake of the Bob Seger hit “We’ve Got Tonight”.

Hall & Oates released the single “One On One”.


Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard died following a stroke at 74.


Luther Vandross remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “Stop To Love”.

Billy Joel topped the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “This Is The Time”.

Billy Vera & the Beaters reached #1 with “At This Moment”.  Robbie Nevil’s C’est La Vie” and former #1 “Shake You Down” from Gregory Abbott turned and headed down the chart.  Madonna was up to 4 with “Open Your Heart”, Janet Jackson moved to #5 with “Control” and Genesis was now at 6 with “Land Of Confusion”.  Glass Tiger had the highest new song in the Top 10–“Someday”, which moved from 12 to 7.

Bon Jovi earned a third week at #1 on the Album chart with Slippery When Wet Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-1985 was second with Boston’s Third Stage at #3.  Different Light, the amazing album by the Bangles, moved up to #4 after 52 weeks of release and Bruce Hornsby & the Range had a fine album also with The Way It Is.  The rest of the Top 10:  Cinderella’s Night SongsTrue Blue from Madonna, Fore!  by Huey Lewis & the News was a great follow-up to SportsDancing on the Ceiling from Lionel Richie was #9 and Janet Jackson edged into the Top 10 with Control.


James Brown was sentenced to 6 years in jail for drug and and assault charges.


The producer of the New Kids On The Block LP “Hangin’ Tough” claimed that the boys only sang about 20% of the lyrics. He sued for creative contributions and royalties. The group denied the allegations and the suit was eventually dropped.

Choral director/movie vocal supervisor/ arranger/composer Ken Darby died of heart failure at 82. (South Pacific, An Affair to Remember, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Bernardine, The Girl Can’t Help It, Love Me Tender, Bus Stop) He was the principal composer of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” but signed the rights over to his wife Vera Matson, whose name appears as co-lyricist and co-composer with Presley. The song was adapted from the Civil War era song “Aura Lee.” His choral group, the Ken Darby Singers, sang behind Bing Crosby on the original 1942 recording of “White Christmas,” and provided the music for two 1950s TV western series, “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and “The Adventures of Jim Bowie.”


Chaka Khan sang “Ain’t That Peculiar” and “How Sweet It Is” at a tribute to Marvin Gaye in France during the twenty-seventh annual MIDEM music convention. Also performing were the Pointer Sisters.


Van Halen released their “Balance” LP. It was the last album recorded with lead singer Sammy Hagar.

David Cole, keyboardist for C+C Music Factory (“Gonna’ Make You Sweat” from 1991), who also produced for Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, died of spinal meningitis at age 32.


Oasis rose to #1 in the U.K. with “All Around The World”, the longest #1 song ( nine minutes, 38 seconds) in the history of the U.K. chart.

The Soundtrack to Titanic moved from #11 to #1 on the Album chart, displacing Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love.  Tubthumper by Chumbawamba was third with Usher moving from 12-4 with My Way.

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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performed at the halftime ceremonies for Superbowl XXXVIII in Jacksonville, FL. Te event would become more known for her “wardrobe malfunction” , when Timberlake ripped off the front of her costume, exposing her nipple on worldwide TV.


Country singer Lynn Anderson was arrested for shoplifting after being caught stealing a Harry Potter DVD from a New Mexico supermarket and punching a police officer during her arrest. The 57 year-old had the 1970 Top 5 hit ‘Rose Garden’.

The iTunes Music Store reached 250 million songs sold.


Lou Rawls (“You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” from 1976) died at age 72 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after battling lung cancer.

The Elvis Presley box set “Elvis #1 Singles” was released in the U.S. The set included all of Elvis’ 21 #1 U.S. hits on 20 singles with original B sides. Each single included the original 45 rpm single artwork.


“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow, original steel guitar player with the Flying Burrito Brothers and a session musician with John Lennon and Joni Mitchell, died at age 72 in Petaluma, California after battling Altzheimer’s for the past year.


The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry reported that although music downloads rose by 40% in 2007, global music sales fell by an estimated 10%.

Amy Winehouse was admitted into rehab in a battle to kick her addiction to drugs. A statement from her record company, Universal said she entered the facility “after talks with her record label, management, family and doctors to continue her ongoing recovery against drug addiction.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Fleetwood Mac announced that the re-issue their 1977 album “Rumours” would be packed with unreleased material from the studio and live versions of old favorites. They were slated to hit the road for their first tour since 2009, starting in April.

74-year-old Dionne Warwick was hospitalized following a slip and fall accident in her shower. During her two week stay, Dionne underwent surgery on her ankle.


David Bowie was at No.1 on both the UK & US album charts with his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar, Bowie’s only album to top the Billboard 200 in the US. Bowie was the biggest-selling vinyl artist of 2016 in the UK, with five albums in the vinyl Top 30, including Blackstar as the No.1 selling vinyl album of the year.


The Ludwig drum set used by Andy White to record The Beatle’s first hit, “Love Me Do”, while Ringo played a tambourine, was scheduled to be sold at an auction. The kit, which included the bass drum head with White’s name and The Beatles’ logo, was expected to bring a bid of $75,000.

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