Daily Elvis: September 19

Give us this day, September 19, our daily Elvis


“The Singing Fool,” with Al Jolson, was released.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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


“Indian Love Call” was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.

, 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.


Mulbery Alley

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

memphis after sept 48

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.


Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TV’s “Your Hit Parade.”

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 19, 1954

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 19, 1955

Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the “Producer’s Showcase” presentation of “Our Town” on NBC-TV.

Pat Boone has his first US #1 hit with a cover version of Fats Domino‘s “Ain’t It A Shame”, re-named “Ain’t That A Shame”. Boone would continue recording cleaned-up versions of R&B hits and would enjoy a string of five US chart toppers over the next two years.

Elvis performed at the WRVA Theater, Richmond, Virginia. Opening Acts were The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 19 1955 WRVA Richmond Theater Richmond VA (8:15 PM) approx 50 Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 19, 1956

Love Me Tender  

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

September 19, 1957

16 year-old UK singer Cliff Richard, still known by his real name, Harry Webb, joined the Dick Teague Skiffle Group.

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

September 19, 1958

At 7:00 PM, Elvis left Fort Hort Hood on the troop train bounded for the Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York.

September 19, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 19, 1960

“Kiddio” by Brook Benton was #1 on the R&B chart for the fourth week.

Chubby Checker‘s version of “The Twist” reached the top of the Billboard Pop chart for a one week stay. The same record would make a return to number one in January, 1962, becoming the first single in history to accomplish that feat.  It made No.14 in the UK in 1962, version with The Fat Boys made No.2 in the UK in 1988. 

Hank Ballard and The Midnighters had the honour of being the first group to have three songs in the US Top 100 at the same time. ‘Finger Poppin’ Time,’ ‘Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go’ and ‘The Twist’ all made the Top 30. Ballard refused to perform ‘The Twist’ on a highly rated US TV show, so Chubby Checker picked it up at the insistence of Dick Clark, and Checker’s version of the song was number 1 this week in 1960. (Nina notes Elvis had 10 of the top 100 in 1956 as a solo artist)

Elvis complained to the Colonel about RCA. They seemed to have remixed the sound of one of his songs. This time the upcoming single: Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis didn’t like the sound of his own voice brought to the front at the expense of the backing vocals. He even threatened to go back in the studio to record it again.

Flaming Star Production

September 19, 1961

Back in Memphis Elvis signed for a new Schimmel piano and organ from Jack Marshall Pianos and Organs.

September 19, 1962

Injured Child Fan meets Elvis story:

Suburbanite Economist from Chicago, Illinois on September 19, 1962 …

It Happened at the World’s Fair

Romances: Ann-Margaret

September 19, 1963

Jimmy Dean premiered his prime time television show on ABC.  It lasted three seasons.

Ann-Margret was a guest voice on the ABC-TV animated series “The Flintstones.”

September 19, 1964

Dean Martin notched week #8 on top of the Easy Listening chart with “Everybody Loves Somebody”.

The Animals held on to #1 for a third week with “The House Of The Rising Sun”.  The Newbeats happy-go-lucky song about staples “Bread And Butter” was #2 while the Supremes’ former #1 “Where Did Our Love Go” was on its way down.  Quite the opposite for Roy Orbison, who moved from 10 to 4 with “Oh Pretty Woman”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Ronny & the Daytonas had #5–“G.T.O.”, good ol’ Dean Martin was at 6 with “Everybody Loves Somebody”, the Shangri-Las were back with “Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand)”, the Dave Clark Five had “Because”, Manfred Mann owned one of the hottest songs of the year with “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, which jumped from 31-9 while Martha & the Vandellas couldn’t match that but were close (25-10) with “Dancing In The Street”.

How Elvis survived the faddish years, and why the Beatles may go on forever: by Wendy Michener for Maclean’s magazine, Sept 19, 1964 edition.

How Elvis survived the faddish years, and why the Beatles may go on …

September 19, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 19, 1966

John Lennon flew to Spain to begin filming How I Won the War.  Lennon played Private Gripweed in the movie.

Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass perform for Princess Grace (Kelly) at her Monaco palace.

September 19, 1967

Elvis in LA

September 19, 1968

Steppenwolf earn a Gold record for their US #2 hit, “Born to be Wild”. It reached #18 in the UK. Although the song is often used in films about biker gangs, it was originally written by Mars Bonfire as a slow ballad.

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on September 19, 1968

September 19, 1969

Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only UK No.1 single with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ a US No.2 hit. Also on this day:  the group started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Green River.’ and released the double-sided smash “Fortunate Son”/”Down On The Corner” on Fantasy Records.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 19, 1970

Anne Murray enjoyed her fourth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with her first hit “Snowbird”.

Newcomer James Taylor’s great song “Fire And Rain” moved from 83 to 50.

Diana Ross had her 13th #1 but her first as a solo artist with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.

The great LP Cosmo’s Factory by CCR remained at #1 for the fifth week, trailed by the Soundtrack to “Woodstock” and Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen.  Tommy by the Who moved up to #4 while Chicago II was at position #5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Blood, Sweat & Tears 3Stage Fright from the Band, Live at Leeds by the Who, Grand Funk Railroad came in ninth with Closer to Home and Neil Diamond/Gold moved from 16 to 10.

September 19, 1971

The Jackson 5‘s Goin’ Back To Indiana TV special aired on ABC-TV. With guests Tommy Smothers, Bill Cosby, Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, the show also produced a ‘live’ soundtrack album that featured the hit single “I Want You Back”.

September 19, 1972

The album “Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden hit #11 in the U.S.

September 19, 1973

26 year old Gram Parsons, formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death is attributed to heart failure, but later is officially announced as due to a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman and Michael Martin, a former roadie for The Byrds, and is taken to Cap Rock in the California desert where it’s set afire, they say in accordance to Parson’s wishes. The two were later arrested by police.

The finger he broke during his last stay in Las Vegas still bothered Elvis and he went to an orthopaedist. There was a X-ray made and the finger was cast.

HMM Dallas Signature Auction Catalog #647

Everything Elvis related is eventually at auction, as evidenced by these x-rays, taken in Memphis on September 19, 1973.

September 19, 1974

Bad Company’s debut album (self titled) goes gold.

Linda’s sister in law gave birth to a little girl at the Methodist Hospital. Elvis insisted not only to see Louise but also wanted to visit the labor room where he was recognized even with his surgical mask.

One woman present said: Oh my God, you look like Elvis Presley. Elvis declared: Honey I AM Elvis Presley.

September 19, 1975

Eric Clapton got a gold record for “I Shot The Sheriff.”

Queen signed John Reid, manager of Elton John, to be their manager as well.

September 19, 1976

Elvis flew to Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.

The Wake and Aftermath


The Bee Gees released the single “How Deep Is Your Love”.


Linda Ronstadt‘s latest release, “Living in the U.S.A.” is issued with advance orders of two million units, making it a Double Platinum LP before it even hit the stores.


The New York Post runs a front-page headline reading “The Beatles Are Back!” and reports that the Fab Four will play a benefit concert for the Kampuchean boat people. Paul McCartney was reported as saying that “if the Beatles ever did reform, we’d have to rehearse for six months.” The reunion of course, never takes place.

The No Nukes concert was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Performers included Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Poco, Tom Petty, Carly Simon, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen.


The Rolling Stones album ‘Tattoo You’ started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US chart, the band’s ninth US No.1. On the strength of the single “Start Me Up”, The Rolling Stones album “Tattoo You” started a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart. Primarily composed of out-takes from previous recording sessions, some dating back a decade, it is the last Rolling Stones album to reach the top position of the US charts.

Simon And Garfunkel got back together for a concert in New York’s Central Park, eleven years after splitting up. The concert was so successful, the duo decided to embark on a year-long, world tour. During the tour, tensions mounted between the pair and they split again after it was completed.


The Rolling Stones moved from 8 to 1 with their album Tattoo You.

Lionel Richie & Diana Ross remained at #1 for a third week on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Endless Love” and  a fifth week at #1 on the R&B chart.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


A US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation convenes to discuss the “contents of music and the lyrics of records” following pressure from the Parents Music Resource Center.

Despite passionate pleas from John Denver, Frank Zappa and many others, the recording industry will eventually agree to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.

John Denver in two parts:

1985 PMRC/Senate Hearings: Then and Now | HuffPost
The record industry is a mere shadow of its former self (apt punishment for its cowardice), and CD’s and vinyl albums have almost become “novelties” in a…


PMRC’s ‘Filthy 15’: Where Are They Now? – Rolling Stone
Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage



“Press To Play” was released by Paul McCartney.


The third annual Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska with John Mellencamp, John Denver, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Lou Reed among the performers.

Whitney Houston climbed to #1 on the AC chart with “Didn’t We Almost Have It All”.

Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett teamed up to have the top song on the Billboard pop chart with “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, the first release from Michael’s album “Bad”.

The Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was the new #1 album, taking the place of Tunnel of Love from Bruce Springsteen.  Bad by Michael Jackson fell to 3 followed by Whitesnake’s self-titled release and A Momentary Lapse of Reason from Pink Floyd.  The rest of the Top 10:  Hysteria by Def Leppard, The Lonesome Jubilee from John Cougar Mellencamp, Whitney by Whitney Houston, The Joshua Tree by U2 at #9 and Billy Idol moved into the list with Vital Idol.

Los Lobos was down to 3 with “La Bamba” and Whitesnake remained at 4 with “Here I Go Again”.  The rest of the Top 10:  ABC and “When Smokey Sings”, Huey Lewis & the News and “Doing it All For My Baby”, Dan Hill with Vonda Sheppard–“Can’t We Try”, Bananarama had song #8–“I Heard A Rumour”, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam moved from 16-9 with “Lost In Emotion” and Grateful Dead had their only Top 10 of their career–“Touch Of Grey”.


Erasure’s “A Little Respect” was released.

– Bon Jovi released the album “New Jersey” in the U.S.


The David Bowie “Sound + Vision” the box set was released. It was reissued on December 2, 2003.

Janet Jackson released her album Rhythm Nation 1814 on A&M Records.


Pasadena, California hosts Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh!, a benefit concert that features Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Michael Bolton, Randy Travis, Michael McDonald and James Ingram in a series of duets with Ray Charles.


“The One” was released by Elton John.

This was week #6 for Boyz II Men at #1 with “End Of The Road”, one of the Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era* 


VH1 aired “Storytellers” live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.


Robbie Williams grabbed his first #1 song in the U.K. with “Millennium”.


Madonna‘s album “Music” was released.

Glenn Frey released his compilation 20th Century Masters -The Millennium Collection on MCA Records.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Canadian singer Celine Dion extended her Las Vegas show for another year. Dion was reportedly being paid $100m (£66m) for the original three-year run of five 90-minute concerts a week.

Skeeter Davis, who gave us the great song “The End Of The World” from 1963 and others, died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer.

The Guinness World Records released figures that showed that Status Quo have had more hit singles on the UK chart than any other band history. The group made the chart 61 times, dating from “Pictures of Matchstick Men” in 1968 to “You’ll Come Around” in 2004. Queen was second with 52 hits, while The Rolling Stones and UB40 had 51 hits each.


Willie Hutch, who wrote “I’ll Be There” and “Never Can Say Goodbye” for the Jackson 5, and also worked with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles,  died at the age of 59 in Dallas, Texas.


The remaster version of the album “The Complete Million Dollar Quartet” was released. The quartet consisted of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

The Million Dollar Quartet


American drummer Earl Palmer died. Worked with The Beach Boys, Little Richard (‘Tutti Frutti’), Frank Sinatra, Ike And Tina Turner (‘River Deep, Mountain High’), The Monkees, Fats Domino (‘I’m Walkin’), Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, The Righteous Brothers (‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’), and Randy Newman, Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Buckley, Little Feat and Elvis Costello.

2008, George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in the Hampstead Heath area of London for possession of Class A and C drugs. He was taken to a local police station and cautioned for controlled substance possession.


Whitney Houston returned to #1 on the Album chart for the first time in 17 years with I Look To You.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


In Baltimore, MD, a bronze bust of Frank Zappa was dedicated outside an east Baltimore library.

2014, A dance choreographer sued Cher for racial discrimination claiming the singer stopped him hiring any more black dancers. Kevin Wilson alleged Cher told him the tour had “too much colour” already. Mr Wilson and two other dancers had also alleged they were fired for reporting a sexual assault on a female fan by another dancer. Cher’s long-running North American D2K (Dressed to Kill) was ranked one of the top 10-grossing tours of 2014 by Pollstar.


The Recording Academy named Carole King as the MusiCares person of the year. The presentation would be made during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.


The Beatles’ first recording contract, signed in 1961 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best, sold at a New York auction for $75,000 (48,000 Pounds). The contract led to the recording of “My Bonnie” under the name Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers, which would later catch the attention of Brian Epstein.

The UK TV show It Was Alright in the ’60s shocked Beatles fans when it broadcast black and white footage of John Lennon ridiculing disabled people during a performance. In the clip Lennon encourages the screaming crowd to clap their hands and stomp their feet, while he speaks with a speech impediment and makes awkward clapping and stomping movements.


The UK TV show It Was Alright in the ’60s shocked Beatles fans when it broadcast black and white footage of John Lennon ridiculing disabled people during a performance. In the clip Lennon encourages the screaming crowd to clap their hands and stomp their feet, while he speaks with a speech impediment and makes awkward clapping and stomping movements.

Elvis Finishes Tank Training in Ft. Hood September 19, 1958

September 19 , Today in Elvis Presley History – Elvis Presley


Elvis, Twiggy, and Jimmy Fallon – September 19 – 99.9 KTDY


Among the talents soaking in the “hot stew” of Memphis was a teenage Elvis Presley, who combined his love of rhythm & blues and country music on his iconic first single: “That’s All Right” backed with “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” The former was a blues song originally written and recorded by Arthur Crudup in 1946. The latter was a revolutionary, rocking take on a song by bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

The single became “a regional phenomenon.” It earned him an invitation to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, where the audience responded “politely, at best,” narrates Peter Coyote. He was never invited back.

Monroe was among those who didn’t like what Presley had done to his song — “until the first royalty check came in,” Marty Stuart said.

Presley fared much better on the “The Louisiana Hayride” program, where a wildly enthusiastic audience dubbed him “The Hillbilly Cat.”


Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ on PBS: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline arrive
The fourth episode of Ken Burns’ “Country Music” PBS documentary is fueled by the origin stories of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.


“Yes, because my dad told me as I was leaving out the trailer that night, going to the Elvis show at the Hilton, he said, ‘Now, look here. That boy can have any girl he wants in the world. Make sure he knows he can’t have you.’ So I did. He tried to kiss me,” Tucker said.


Tanya Tucker Reveals Why She Turned Down Elvis Presley Repeatedly | ETCanada.com
The ladies couldn’t get enough of Elvis Presley but Tanya Tucker says Presley could not get enough of her. Tucker recently dropped by “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and told a caller why she rejected Elvis’ advances. It all started when Elvis tried to go in for a smooch during one of his…


All shook up: What it’s really like to be an Elvis Presley impersonator – Cruise Passenger
The 2020 P&O Cruises’ ‘Tribute to the King’ cruise will be packed with Elvis lookalikes,  but among them is one with 10 years under his belt and a colourful stage experience that could rival that of Sir Tom Jones. “You name it, I’ve had it,” professional Elvis impersonator Damian Mu…


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