Daily Elvis: September 13

Give us this day,  September 13, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

September 13, 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.

September 13, 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


Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949

Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee

September 1952

Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.

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

September 13, 1954

September 13, 1955

Little Richard entered J&M Studios in New Orleans for a two day recording session. Things were not going well and during a break, Richard and his producer, Bumps Blackwell, went to the Dew Drop Inn. With few people there and an old upright piano, Richard started playing like crazy, singing loud, lewd and hamming it up. Blackwell was stunned… why couldn’t he record this? They went back to J&M with only fifteen minutes left in the session and “Tutti Fruiti, good booty” became “Tutti Fruiti, aw-rootie”. The song would be Richard’s break-out hit and managed to make it to #17 early the following year, but a cover by Pat Boone over shadowed Richard’s version and went to #12 on the Billboard Pop chart.

Elvis performed at the Shrine Auditorium, New Bern, North Carolina.

The other acts were The Louvin Brothers, Cowboy Copas and The Alabama Stardusters

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 13 1955 Shrine Auditorium New Bern NC (8:00 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 13, 1956

Love Me Tender  

September 13, 1957

Scotty Moore was quoted in the Memphis Press Scimitar: “Elvis promised us that the more he made the more we would make. But it hasn’t worked out that way.”

The Military Service Disruption

September 13, 1958

Cashbox magazine expands its record chart to include the top 100 best sellers in America. The publication began in 1942 as a jukebox and industry journal and would continue to publish in the shadow of Billboard until going out of business in October, 1996. In the mid-2000s, Cashbox re-appeared online at CashboxMagazine.com

Cliff Richard made his British TV debut on Jack Good’s Oh Boy program, where he performed “Move It”. Before he was allowed to appear on the show, Richard was ordered to remove his sideburns, he did. 

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 13, 1959

Currie Grant brought Priscilla Beaulieu to a party at his apartment. Priscilla said to Elvis, “It’s a pleasure to meet you” and remarked that it was a shame the Army had taken away his sideburns. He played a few songs for her on the guitar. They were immediately smitten with each other. He later described her to friends as smart, and said she treated him like an ordinary guy. Elvis called her “the woman I’ve been looking for my whole life.”

The group got an other new member: Joe Esposito from Chicago.

Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 13, 1960

In Britain, the director of public prosecution is called upon to ban the American hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” by Ray Peterson. The song was being denounced in the press as likely to inspire a teen-age “glorious death cult.” The story tells of a lovesick youngster who drives in a stock car race to win the hand of his sweetheart. He crashes and just before dying, groans out the words of the title.

With the American music scene still reeling from the “payola” scandal, the US Federal Communications act was amended to outlaw payments of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay of records.

Flaming Star 

September 13, 1961

In Knoxville, Brook Benton, the Platters, Del Shannon, the Drifters, U.S. Bonds, Dee Clark, Gene McDaniels, the Jarmels, Curtis Lee, and Phil Upchurch played the Civic Coliseum.

September 13, 1962

Elvis Presley had his 12th UK #1 hit with “She’s Not You”. The single, backed by “Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello”, topped out at #5 in the US.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle, WA

On the last day of location filming Elvis gave 2 Tennessee hams to the Washington governor and the head of the World’s Fair.

After that the group returned to Los Angeles, where cots and bedding were rented for Davis and Kingsley, 2 new members of the security group, so they could move into Elvis’ Bellagio home.

Century 21: Seattle’s September Days with Elvis Presley, 1962 …

September 13, 1963

September 13, 1964

September 13, 1965

The Paul McCartney song ‘Yesterday’ was released as a Beatles single in the US. McCartney’s vocal and acoustic guitar together with a string quartet essentially made for the first solo performance of the band. The final recording was so different from other works by The Beatles that the band members vetoed the release of the song as a single in the United Kingdom. (However, it was issued as a single there in 1976.)

Ringo Starr and wife Maureen welcomed their first child, son Zak Starkey.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 13, 1966

September 13, 1967

September 13, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 13, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono put a band together for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Concert in Toronto, Canada that included Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman (bass player from Manfred Mann) and drummer Alan White (who would later join Yes). Also on the bill were Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Gene Vincent, Alice Cooper and The Doors. The concert would produce a live album called “Live Peace in Toronto 1969”.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 13, 1970

Elvis performed at the Curits Hixon Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, at 3.00 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 13 Sep 1970
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: White Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode

Elvis introduced his Grandmother

The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings: 0

At Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida, Elvis Presley stumbles over the lyrics to “In The Ghetto” and gets a case of the giggles that forces him to stop the show until he can regain control of himself.

Date: 13 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Tampa, FL.
Curtis Hixon Hall
Tickets: 7,500
Costume: Chain Suit
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line (one line)
Love Me Tender
In The Ghetto
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
Elvis introduced his Grandmother Dodger Presley
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Suspicious Minds
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love



Relatives: The Presley Grandparents

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 – September 9th – September 14th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 13 1970 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (3:00 pm) 7500 Chain Brown Macrame belt White Suit Yes
Info September 13 1970 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa FL (8:30 pm) 7500 Metal Eye Red Macrame belt Yes Yes Yes

September 13, 1971

Paul and Linda McCartney celebrated the arrival of their second child, daughter Stella.

September 13, 1972

September 13,1973

September 13,1974

Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.

September 13,1975

September 13, 1976


The Wake and Aftermath


September 13, 1979

ABC’s 20/20 news program broadcasts “The Elvis Cover-Up” episode and reveals the details surrounding Elvis‘ death 

The Elvis Cover-Up 20-20 Sept 1979 | ElvisBlog

The Controversy Over Elvis Presley’s Death – The Controversy Over …

The Elvis Cover Up – 20/20 and hindsight | Nina’s Soap Bubble Box

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


“We Are The World” wins Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer” video is graced with four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner wins Best Female Video for “What’s Love Got To Do With It”.


Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Paul McCartney released his 20th post-Beatles album, “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard”. The reviews were far more favorable than for many of his other efforts.


92-year-old Vera Lynn, who made her name by entertaining troops in World War II, became the oldest living artist to have a UK number one album. “We’ll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn” took the top spot in the British charts, even outselling much-hyped re-mastered versions of the Beatles’ back catalogue, according to the UK’s Official Charts Company. The previous oldest living artist to top the charts was Bob Dylan, who at 67 saw his album “Together Through Life” become number one in the UK earlier in the year.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The BBC announced that previously unreleased recordings and studio chatter by The Beatles would be made available for the first time. “On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2”, due out on November 11th, follows the popular “Live at the BBC” album issued in 1994 that sold more than five million copies around the world in six weeks.



Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog


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