Daily Elvis July 8

Give us this day, July 8, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi


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

July 8, 1938

Vernon in prison

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

July 8, 1945
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
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee


Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

July 1953,

Aat M. B. Parker Company, Elvis had a temporary job as an assembler. He worked there until the job ran out at the end of the month, making 90-cents an hour or $36.00 a week.

572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954

Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct

end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented

rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

1414 Getwell Street

Audobon Drive

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

July 8, 1954

Dewey Philips played the acetate which Sam brought him earlier and he got lots of requests to play the song over and over again. However, Elvis didn’t hear that, because he was at the movies, too nervous to stay in the house. When his parents received a call from Dewey, they went to the cinema and sent Elvis to the studio where he had a conversation with Dewey, not knowing he was already on the air. The first question asked was about the high school Elvis went to, so everyone would know what color he was.

July 8, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

July 8, 1956

July 8, 1957

“Teddy Bear” became Elvis Presley‘s eighth US number one hit in the past fifteen months. The song was a U.S. No. 1 hit for during the summer of 1957, staying at No. 1 for seven weeks, the third of the four Presley had that year. “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” would also hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers List, becoming his fourth No. 1 on that chart. The song also reached No. 1 on the country charts for a single week.

“(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” … A Chartbuster for Elvis Presley in 1957

Elvis went on his first date with Anita Wood, but all the boys went along.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Military Service Disruption

July 8, 1958

Hank Ballard records a self-penned tune called “The Twist” at Vee-Jay Records’ studios in Gary, Indiana. A re-recorded version released by King Records would make a modest splash on the R&B charts in 1959, but it would take Chubby Checker to make a giant hit out of it in 1960.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

July 8, 1959

Military Service in Germany: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

July 8, 1960

July 8, 1961

Follow That Dream 

July 8, 1962

July 8, 1963

July 8, 1964

Girl Happy 

July 8, 1965

July 8, 1966

Double Trouble

July 8, 1967


July 8, 1968

Elvis reported to National General for preproduction of Charro.

July 8, 1969


The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

July 8, 1970

The Everly Brothers Show, started an eleven-week prime time slot on ABC- TV in the US. It began as a summer replacement in 1970 for The Johnny Cash Show.

July 8, 1971

July 8, 1972

Donny Osmond was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the Paul Anka song ‘Puppy Love.’ The first of three solo No.1’s for Donny.

Colonel Parker announced that there would be a worldwide satellite broadcast of an Elvis Presley concert from Hawaii in October or November.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles then on to Palm Springs for a few days.

July 8, 1973

July 8, 1974

Elvis remained in Memphis for the rest of the month,

July 8, 1975

Elvis flew to Oklahoma City to begin his 3rd tour of the year. He performed at the Myriad Convention Center Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


Date: 08 Jul 1975
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Oklahoma City, OK.
Myriad Convention Cente
Tickets: 15,291
Costume: Indian feather (white) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
The Wonder of You
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
School Days
I’ll Remember You
Let Me Be There
Why Me. Lord
How Great Thou Art
American Trilogy
Funny How Time Slips Away
Little Darlin’
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0


Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 17 – July 8th – July 24th 1975
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info July 8 1975 Myriad Convention Center Oklahoma City OK (8:30 pm) 15291 Chief Original belt Red Suit Yes

July 8, 1976

July 8, 1977

Elvis upstairs at Graceland to the balance of the month

The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


July 8, 1994…Actor Dick Sargent died of prostate cancer at age 64.  (Bewitched, Down to Earth, Broadside, One Happy Family, Operation Petticoat, That Touch of Mink, Love Me Tender, Hardcore, Live a Little Love a Little, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Great Imposter, Captain Newman M.D., Bernardine, Mardi Gras)


The 1962 Elvis Presley movie “Kid Galahad” was released on VHS. The DVD version was released on December 6, 2005.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


One of Elvis Presley’s teeth went up for auction on eBay. The tooth was owned by the King’s former fiancee, Linda Thompson, until it went to the Elvis Presley Museum which later sold the tooth. The current owner said he’d been contacted by a European company that wanted to extract DNA from the tooth, but he refused. The opening bid on the tooth, a lock of hair from his Army induction haircut and a Gold record for “Love Me Tender” was $100,000.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


50 diehard fans plan trip to Graceland for Elvis Week

5 Legionnaires’ disease cases connected to Graceland hotel

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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