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306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon Presley awaiting prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Vernon Presley 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.
1948-1953 – Humes High School
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
Rather than face United States Justice Department proceedings after being accused of being a Communist sympathizer, Charlie Chaplin surrendered his U.S. re-entry visa and began an almost 20-year self-imposed exile.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955
|Info||April 15 1955||High School Auditorium||Stamford TX||(7:00 PM)||Yes|
|Info||April 15 1955||Round Up Hall||Stamford TX||(9:00 PM)||Yes|
The Presleys lived at 1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Elvis back stage at the Antonio concert. The photo was taken by Kay Wheeler who met Elvis for the first time. Below: Kay Wheeler and Elvis – she was the 1st Elvis Fan Club President. In an interview with Joe Krein she states;
When I walked into Elvis’ backstage dressing room in San Antonio [April 15, 1956] – he was a rockabilly rebel! He had on a blue satin shirt, a gaudy EP diamond ring – hair in a cool ducktail with sideburns. He was plumb dangerous! He turned to me and said in a strong, sensual voice with a heavy lidded grin on his face, ‘So you’re my fan club president. Honey, what do you want me to do?’ He walked up to me – slid his hands down my sides and said, ‘Is all this really you, Baby?’ At that point, he started to kiss me. I flipped! Later, during his show, I was dancing in the wings on the stage. After it was over, Elvis made me show him my special ‘rock & bop’ bop steps that I did during his show. The early Elvis at that time was all you could imagine a rebel to be – he said anything he wanted to shock the news reporters. I was with Elvis on the rest of the Texas tour and on many occasions during the next 2 years. Elvis was wild and free in the beginning. I loved him for it …
|Info||April 15 1956||Municipal Auditorium||San Antonio TX||(3:00 PM)||6000||Texas Tour||Yes|
|Info||April 15 1956||Municipal Auditorium||San Antonio TX||(8:00 PM)||6000||Texas Tour||Yes|
The Military Service Disruption
Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show” concert tour played Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, with performances by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Juniors, Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, the Diamonds, Billy & Lillie, the Chantels, Dicky Doo and the Don’ts, Jo Ann Campbell, Larry Williams, Ed Townsend, the Pastels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster guitar was stolen from the Crickets’ station wagon while the group stopped to have lunch before a concert in St. Louis.
Military service at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
“Because They’re Young,” starring Dick Clark, Tuesday Weld, Warren Berlinger, and Doug McClure, with cameos by guitarist Duane Eddy and singer/actor James Darren, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters.
The Beatles filmed outside shots at the Scala Theatre in Tottenham Street London for their forthcoming moviewhich was still called “Beatlemania!,” Beatles drummer Ringo Starr declared it had been “a hard day’s night.” John Lennon immediately began writing the song of that name on the back of an old greeting card, and it eventually became the title of the movie.
The Rolling Stones released the album “Aftermath” in the UK, their first album to feature all original material. It would soar to the top of the UK album chart and stay there for eight weeks. A slightly different version of the album was issued in North America on June 20.
Elvis’ ‘Yacht’ Most Elaborate Of Stars’ Cars HOLLYWOOD (AP) – For years, the ultimate status symbol in movieland was the producer with a two – telephone automobile. “Pardon me,” he’d tell one caller while riding down the Hollywood Freeway, “my other phone is ringing.” Times have changed. Elvis Presley, riding in the rear lounge of his three-compartment Cadillac, doesn’t hove to dial his girl friend’s phone number. His chauffeur gets the number, then buzzes Elvis to pick up the extension.
From Frank Sinatra’s private airliner to Ann-Margarets pink motorcycle, how to get there has become more important than where you’re going in Hollywood. “About all that’s left,” said a press agent, recently, “is the guy with his private spacecraft ordering his chauffeur to, ‘Fly me to the moon.'” Customized cars still make the biggest splash in the transportation market. Of them all. Elvis’ “yacht” is the most elaborate. Basically, it’s a souped-up Cadillac. But the back windows have been replaced with portholes for privacy. The outside top is covered with rare English leather and the rest of the metallic surface is coated in lacquer glittering with crushed Swedish fish scales.
Inside, Elvis’ compartment is upholstered with French gold frieze puckered in 3,000 biscuit puffs decorated by 3,000 gold buttons. A gold fur rug covers the floor. At the singer’s right is a control panel which operates an intercom, loudspeaker, telephone, air conditioner and radio. The central lounge houses a fold-plated refreshment bar, equipped with soft drinks for the teetotaling star. A swiv e 1 television set and gold v a n it y case complete its furnishings. What motivates a man to possess such elaborate transportation? For once-poor Bernie Schwartz from the Bronx, it’s the culmination of a childhood dream. As a kid, Bernie—who grew up to become film star Tony Curtis- played in the bathtub with submarines he manufactured of rubber bands and bits of broomstick. Today, his own cars cause a private traffic jam in his garage and driveway. He had the manufacturers of Rolls Royce customize a simple $18,000 Silver Cloud HI with a special Millinar body—for a mere $30,000.
Gloria Swanson, in her heyday, rode around town in a leopard skin upholstered, gold leaf- SOLID GOLD COMFORT: The central lounge of Elvis Presley’s Cadillac is equipped with a gold-plated refreshment bar, a swivel television set and a gold vanity case. GLEAMING CADDY—Elvis Presley’s Cadillac has an outside top covered with rare English leather and a metallic surface coated in lacquer that glitters with crushed Swedish fish scales.
The Cadillac, rather than Elvis, would eventually tour Australia.
Nancy and Frank Sinatra had the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, The Cashbox Best Sellers List and Britain’s New Musical Express record chart with “Something Stupid”. They became the only father and daughter act ever to score a No.1 single. UB40 singer Ali Cambell covered the song in 1995 with his daughter Kibbi. Robbie Williams had a 2001 UK No.1 with his version of the song featuring Nicole Kidman. (“Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat “King” Cole reached #14 in 1991)
At the Capitol Tower Recording Studio in Hollywood, Glen Campbell recorded “Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife.”
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
|Info||April 15 1972||Macon Coliseum||Macon GA||(2:30 pm)||11500||1971 Snowflake||Original belt||Yes|
|Info||April 15 1972||Macon Coliseum||Macon GA||(8:30 pm)||11500||White Pinwheel||Lion Head belt||Dark Blue Suit||Yes|
Singing star Elvis Presley’s brand-new Stutz Blackhawk I. flown in from Italy where the automobile is made b:y hand, was the first made by the New York-based company which has produced 80 of the luxury cars. Elvis, since this picture was taken, has acquired a second Stulz which he keeps in Memphis. Elvis Passes the Snob Test for His Stutz when it arrived. Six months later he bought the other one, which he keeps in his garage in Memphis. The Stutz, which sells for around $30,000, depending upon optional equipment, is basically a Pontiac Grand Prix which is reincarnated. When it is a Pontiac, it is shipped in one piece to Italy, where the body is removed and NEW YORK Can you imagine a car so exclusive that the buyer must be screened before the dealer will deign to sell you one? The auto is a Stutz and two of them are owned by Elvis Presley, who bought the first one delivered in the United States and thus passed the snob test. Elvis was so excited about the arrival of the car from Italy, that he was on hand to take personal delivery casually thrown away. A new, hand-molded body is attached bearing the Stutz emblem, and then it is shipped back lo the United States where most of its 09 owners live. The company has orders for 300 more, but since their supply is limited, they pick and choose their customers. It might be easier lo get into Harvard.
The Wake and Aftermath
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.
Roy Orbison had his final Top 10 single on the US chart with “You Got It”, four months after he passed away. The song was written by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and appeared on Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” album that was released posthumously.
American all girl group The Bangles started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Eternal Flame.’ Also a No.1 in Australia (biggest selling single of 1989) and the United States.
Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)
The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.
Joey Ramone, of the ’70s punk band The Ramones, died of lymphatic cancer at the age of 49 . His real name was Jeff Hyman.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.
Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
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