Daily Elvis: September 18

Give us this day, September 18, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

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.


The Presley family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, May 15 to June 20, Returning to Tupelo.


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.

September 18, 1947

For the first of two nights in New York City, Ernest Tubb with “his entire Grand Ole Opry show from Nashville, Tenn.” and Minnie Pearl performed for sold-out audiences in the first country music shows ever presented at Carnegie Hall.

Mulbery Alley


Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953 – Humes High School

Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 20 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

September 1952

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


398 Cypress Street (rented from January 7 to April 1953

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


The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

September 18, 1954

Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. The other act was Tiny Dixon Band

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954  
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Elvis worked at Crown Electric,  until mid-October 1954

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented til the end of 1954 to mid-1955

September 18, 1955

The Sunday night program on CBS-TV that had been called “The Toast of the Town” since 1948 was formally renamed “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Elvis performed at the WRVA Theater , Richmond, Virginia at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Also on the bill: The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas


Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955  
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Info September 18 1955 WRVA Richmond Theater Richmond VA (2:30 PM)   Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree   Yes
Info September 18 1955 WRVA Richmond Theater Richmond VA (8:30 PM)   Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree   Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 18, 1956

A fight broke out during a Fats Domino concert at the Naval base in Newport, Rhode Island, where several are injured and arrested. Rock and Roll music would be banned at the club for a month.

Love Me Tender  

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

September 18, 1957

A record hop style show called The Big Record premieres on CBS-TV. Hostess Patti Page welcomed her guests, Sal Mineo, Billy Ward And The Dominos and Tony Bennett.

Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957” concert tour played the Coliseum in Baltimore. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.

Vernon Presley sent Scotty and Bill their final payment. Their resignation was accepted as of September 21.

Hank Garland, a 26 guitar player, who had been working in Nashville signed on as Elvis’ new guitar player.


The Presleys lived at  Graceland.


The Military Service Disruption

September 18, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas. Elvis spent his last night in Killeen with Vernon, Anita Wood, Edie Fadal, Lamar Fike, Gene and Junior Smith and Red West. There were also some fan club presidents present. It was an emotional night.

Military service at Fort Hood in Texas., for Advanced Tank Training as part of the Second Armored Division. He was stationed there for six months.

The Presleys live in  a rented house off base.

September 18, 1959

The first Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour began with Paul Anka, the Coasters, Lloyd Price, Duane Eddy, the Coasters and Bobby Rydell at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

Military Service in Germany

Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 18, 1960

The Tab Hunter Show premiered on NBC-TV.

Teen idol Frankie Avalon turned 21 and became legally eligible to claim the more than $600,000 he earned while underage.

Flaming Star 

September 18, 1961

Bobby Vee scores his third US Top Ten hit and his only number one with “Take Good Care Of My Baby”. The song reached #3 on the UK chart.

15 year old English actress Hayley Mills sees her US debut recording “Let’s Get Together” enter the Billboard charts, where it will reach #8. Concentrating mostly on her film career, she would have just one more hit next year when “Johnny Jingo” reached #21.

September 18, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair

September 18, 1963

 The Patty Duke Show premiered on ABC-TV.  It would last three seasons.

September 18, 1964

“The Addams Family,” starring Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, began its two-year run on ABC-TV.

The Beatles performed at Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Texas.

September 18, 1965

 James Brown reigned on the R&B chart for the sixth week with “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag Part 1”.

The Beatles made it three consecutive weeks at #1 with “Help!”.  Barry McGuire edged up one spot closer with “Eve Of Destruction” while Bob Dylan slipped with “Like A Rolling Stone”.  We Five had “You Were On My Mind” and the Dave Clark Five moved from 13-5 with “Catch Us If You Can”.  The rest of the Top 10:  The instrumental “The ‘In’ Crowd” from the Ramsey Lewis Trio, the McCoys slipped into the Top 10 with “Hang On Sloopy”, the Turtles were moving slower with “It Ain’t Me Babe”, Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came in ninth and the Yardbirds reached the list with “Heart Full Of Soul”.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style


The Doors and the Seeds (“Pushin’ Too Hard”) were in concert at Bido Lito’s in Hollywood, California.

September 18, 1967

September 18, 1968

Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming album, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.

 The Who’s single “Magic Bus” was released in the U.K.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 18, 1969

Tiny Tim announced on “The Tonight Show” to Johnny Carson his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger. Carson asked the two to be married on the show. They made TV history with the wedding on December 17, 1969.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 18, 1970

Freda Payne tops the UK chart for the first of six weeks with “Band Of Gold”, a song that she was reluctant to record because she thought it was more appropriate for a much younger woman. The record would go on to reach #3 in America and sell over a million copies.

After scoring twelve US number one hits with The Supremes, Diana Ross has her first solo US chart topper with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. It made #6 in the UK.

27 year old Rock legend Jimi Hendrix died in Kensington, London, England. He was in an ambulance after taking too many sleeping pills when he choked to death on his own vomit and was pronounced D.O.A. at the hospital. Hendrix had left a message on his manager’s answering phone earlier in the evening–“I need help man.” His death was ruled an accident, but in 1993 an investigation was re-opened by Scotland Yard. When no new evidence was unearthed, the matter was dropped.

September 18, 1971

The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with Who’s Next, the bands sixth LP release, featuring ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. Cover artwork shows a photograph, taken at Easington Colliery, of the band apparently having just urinated on a large concrete piling. According to photographer Ethan Russell, most of the members were unable to urinate, so rainwater was tipped from an empty film canister to achieve the desired effect.

Pink Floyd became the first rock act to appear at the Classical Music Festival (Festival de Musique Classique) on September 18-19 at the Pavilion de Montreux in Montreaux, Switzerland, performing songs from their album Atom Heart Mother.

Bobby Sherman‘s TV sitcom Getting’ Together premieres on ABC. It would be cancelled after just 14 episodes.

Joan Baez remained on top of the Easy Listening chart for the third week with “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down”.

Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King dominated the Album chart once again as Tapestry was #1 for the 14th week in a row.  The Moody Blues remained in the runner-up spot with Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Rod Stewart was next with Every Picture Tells a Story.  Who’s Next was next followed by Ram from Paul & Linda McCartney.  The rest of the Top 10:  The self-titled CarpentersMud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon by James Taylor, the Soundtrack to “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes, Black Sabbath with Master of Reality and the epic What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

September 18, 1972

  The Who, the Faces, Mott the Hoople and Lindisfarne performed at Goodbye Summer, a fundraiser for famine victims of Bangla Desh, at the Oval Cricket Ground in Kennington, London. 

September 18, 1973

Elvis visited an ophthalmologist in Palm Springs.

September 18, 1974

John Lennon appears as a guest D.J. on New York radio station WNEW-FM.

September 18, 1975

September 18, 1976

 Newcomer Wild Cherry reached #1 with “Play That Funky Music”, meaning K.C. and the Sunshine Band had a short stay at the top with “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”.  England Dan & John Ford Coley were up with “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”.  Walter Murphy had song #4 with “A Fifth Of Beethoven” while Lou Rawls dropped after peaking at #2 with “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Lowdown”, the great song from Boz Scaggs, Cliff Richard, who had enjoyed dozens of hits in his native England, notched his first big hit with “Devil Woman”, War’s ode to “Summer” came in eighth, Chicago registered their 11th Top 10 with “If You Leave Me Now” and the Bee Gees’ former #1 “You Should Be Dancing” came in #10.

One Hit Wonders Wild Cherry started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Play That Funky Music’. The song started life as a B-side. It was the group’s only hit in the UK which peaked at No.7.  It was the first of five chart singles for the band who took their name from a box of cough drops.


Boston‘s “More Than A Feeling” is released in the US, where it will reach #5. In the UK, the song topped out at #22.

The second annual Rock Music Awards, presented by promoter Don Kirshner, were televised on CBS.  Fleetwood Mac won awards for Best Group and Best Album (for their self-titled release).

 Olivia Newton-John set a chart record that still stands when “Don’t Stop Believin'” hit #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  That gave the incredible Australian songstress seven consecutive #1 songs in that format, surpassing the record of six set by fellow Australian Helen Reddy in 1975 and equaled by the Carpenters in 1976.

The Wake and Aftermath


WKRP in Cincinnati,” starring Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Tim Reid, Jan Smithers, Richard Sanders, and Frank Bonner, started a four-season run on CBS-TV.

KISS members Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss all released solo albums.


 “Heartache Tonight” by the Eagles was released.


The Paradise Club in Amsterdam hosted a two-day festival to celebrate the life of Jimi Hendrix on the 10th anniversary of his death.  1,100 fans showed up each night.  


More than ten years after Jim Morrison’s death, The Doors‘ “Greatest Hits” album goes Platinum.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits ‘Private Investigations’ went to No.2 on the UK singles chart, held off No.1 by survivors ‘Eye Of The Tiger’.

Chicago landed at #1 for a second week with “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”, holding off “Abracadabra” by the Steve Miller Band for the moment.  Survivor’s #1 smash “Eye Of The Tiger” was third and John Cougar (Mellencamp) was on a roll with “Jack & Diane”.  Melissa Manchester was up to 5 with “You Should Hear How She Talks About You”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Air Supply and “Even the Nights Are Better”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Hold Me”, John Cougar (Mellencamp’s) “Hurts So Good”, the Alan Parsons Project and the great “Eye In The Sky” and Sir Paul McCartney was at #10 with “Take It Away”.


KISS appeared without their ‘make-up’ for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, Lick It Up.


KISS released the album “Crazy Nights.”

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘In Pieces’. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.

Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with Bat Out Of Hell II.

 Competition was so weak on the Album chart that two albums were able to debut at #1 and #2.  Garth Brooks grabbed the top spot with In Pieces while Mariah Carey moved right in to #2 with Music Box.  Billy Joel took a back seat with River of Dreams while Blind Melon fell to #4.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Soundtrack to “Sleepless in Seattle”Janet from Janet Jackson, Core by Stone Temple Pilots, Black Sunday was #8 from Cypress Hill, UB40 had Promises and Lies while “The Bodyguard” Soundtrack slipped to #10.  And those were the 10 best, mind you.


At Sotheby’s in London, Julian Lennon successfully bids just over $39,000 for the recording notes for a song that Paul McCartney wrote for him, “Hey Jude”. At the same event, John Lennon’s scribbled lyrics to “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” sold for $103,500.


 Reba McEntire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Tennessee Governor Don Sundquis declared it “Carl Perkins Day” in Tennessee a year after the star’s death..


Bon Jovi performed at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. More than 375,000 people viewed the live Web cast of the show.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were married. The legal documents were not filed until early October.

John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Matthews and Willie Nelson performed at the 19th annual Farm Aid at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington.


The TV mini-series “Elvis” received nominations in six categories for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards. The categories included Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Lead Actor (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Randy Quaid), and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Camryn Manheim).


Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the “2 i’s” coffee bar opened in London’s Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows and Adam Faith were among stars who started out at the club.

73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.


Britney Spears was dropped by her management company one month after she hired them.  Seller’s remorse.

The Elvis:  Viva Las Vegas documentary aired on ABC-TV.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


 Tommy James was given a day in his honor in Morristown, New Jersey prior to a concert by Tommy James & the Shondells that night at the Community Theatre.


Using a survey of more than 160,000 readers, British music magazine NME named John Lennon as Rock’s ultimate icon. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher placed second, followed by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner and late Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain.


American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at no.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Shake It Off’.


The Who was forced to postpone all 50 dates of The Who Hits 50! tour because lead singer Roger Daltrey had contracted viral meningitis. Plans were made to reschedule for the Spring of 2016.

A tune called “Love Song to the Earth”, billed as by Paul McCartney & Various Artists, debuted on Billboard’s Pop Digital Songs chart at #36 with 11,000 first-week downloads.


71-year-old Jann Wenner, who co-founded Rolling Stone magazine in 1967, officially put the publication up for sale, saying “it’s time for young people to run it.”


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