Daily Elvis: September 27

Give us this day, September 27, our daily Elvis



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

, 1938

“Thanks for the Memory” was heard for the first time on the “The Bob Hope Show.”

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,


After volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Corps, Glenn Miller played his last concert as a civilian at the Central Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. For the next two years he traveled throughout Europe and the U.S. raising troop morale with his Glenn Miller Army Air Force band.

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


“Pistol Packin’ Mama” and “Jingle Bells” were recorded by Bing Crosby, the Vic Schoen Orchestra and the Andrews Sisters.

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.


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 27, 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 27, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 27 1955 High School Auditorium Watson Chapel AR

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 27, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

September 27, 1957

At Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Buddy Holly and the Crickets began two days of recording sessions that produced the tracks “You’ve Got Love,” “Rock Me My Baby,” and “Maybe Baby.”

Elvis drove to Tupelo with Anita Wood and his parents and some friends. In the local paper Elvis was called “the best ambassador any town could have” and urged all townspeople to give him a warm welcome.

Elvis performed at the Fairgrounds, Tupelo, for the benefit of the planned Elvis Presley Youth Center. There was a crowd of 12,000 people and Elvis wore his Gold Lame Jacket.

With Bill Black and Scotty Moore having recently departed, Elvis was accompanied by Hank Garland on guitar, D.J. Fontana on drums and Chuck Wiggington, a friend of D.J., on bass.

Set list:

Heartbreak Hotel
I Got A Woman
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Mean Woman Blues
Shake Rattle And Roll
Hound Dog

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1957
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 27 1957 Tupelo Fairgrounds Tupelo MS (8:00 PM) 1200 Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show

While Elvis raised $10,000 in 1957 dollars, Tupelo never built the youth centre.

Romance: Anita Wood

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

September 27, 1958

Connie Francis reaches the top of the UK chart for the second time this year with “Stupid Cupid” / “Carolina Moon”. Last Spring, she led the hit parade with “Who’s Sorry Now”.

USS Randall on the Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany

September 27, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 27, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 27, 1961

September 27, 1962

“The New York Times” ran the story “Bob Dylan: A Distinctive Folk Song Stylist” after a concert at Carnegie Hall.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

Romances: Ann-Margaret

September 27, 1963

Cilla Black made her live television debut on Ready Steady Go! on British television singing “Love Of The Loved”.

The Merseybeats opened for the Rolling Stones at the Floral Hall Ballroom in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.

September 27, 1964

The Beach Boys made their TV debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on US TV where they performed ‘I Get Around’ and ‘Wendy’. Robert Goulet, Leslie Uggams, Alan King and the mouse puppet Topo Gigio also appeared on the program.

Ringo Starr and Beatles manager Brian Epstein were judges along with Cilla Black and others at the National Beat Group Competition to benefit the Oxfam charity at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.

September 27, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 27, 1966

Elvis went to Paramount for pre-production for Easy Come, Easy Go. He attended a music meeting with Hall Wallis and John Rich, director.

September 27, 1967

Working on new songs The Beatles recorded various parts for the new John Lennon song ‘I Am the Walrus’, and the new Paul McCartney song ‘Fool On The Hill.’ Lennon received a letter from a pupil at Quarry Bank High School, that mentioned an English teacher was making his class analyse Beatles’ lyrics. Lennon, amused that a teacher was putting so much effort into understanding the Beatles’ lyrics, decided to write in his next song the most confusing lyrics that he could.

September 27, 1968

The Jackson 5 opened for Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight at a concert in Gary, Indiana.

September 27, 1969

Carlos Santana had his first taste of success when his debut LP entered Billboard’s album chart. The disc contained his hit single “Evil Ways” and would eventually hit number 4, staying on the chart for over two years. His 1999 album, “Supernatural” has sold in excess of ten million copies as well as winning a Grammy Award for Best Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocals.

Elvis Presley’s single “Clean Up Your Own Back Yard” hit #21 in the U.S.

Elvis returned to Memphis.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 27, 1970

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

September 27, 1971

Led Zeppelin appeared at the Shiei Taiikukan Hall in Hiroshima, Japan.

September 27, 1972

Rory Storm singer from UK 60s group Rory Storm and the Hurricanes died aged 32 after taking an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with his mother. Ringo Starr played drums with Storm before joining The Beatles.

September 27, 1973

September 27, 1974

An obviously drugged Elvis accidentally falls to his knees while leaving the limo for tonight’s show at the University of Maryland, then gives a decidedly lackluster performance.


The media as well as the fans were puzzled about Elvis performance throughout this tour.

Date: 27 Sep 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Baltimore, MD.
College Park Field House
Tickets: 15,000
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Polk Salad Annie
Band Introductions
Guitar Solo ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell )
Piano Solo ( featuring Glen D Hardin )

Killing Me Softly [performed by Voice]
Why Me Lord
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hawaiian Wedding Song
How Great Thou Art
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

Tony Brown witnessed Elvis getting out of his limousine, fall to his knees and even sleepwalk through the entire show.

Elvis, A Memory Thrust Forward by Judy Bachrach The Washington Post

September 27, 1974. (8:30 pm) College Park, MD. – Elvis Presley In …

Newspaper Articles > 1974 … – Elvis Presley In Concert

Interview with Tony Brown | Elvis Articles – Elvis Australia

Tony Brown (record producer) – Wikipedia

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 – September 27th – October 9th 1974
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Info September 27 1974 College Park Field House College Park MD (8:30 pm) 15000 Peacock Original belt Yes Yes Yes

September 27, 1975

John Denver‘s two sided hit, “I’m Sorry” / “Calypso” reached the top of the Billboard singles chart. It was his fourth and final US number one record, although he would place six more songs in the Top 40.

Linda Ronstadt released the album Prisoner in Disguise on Asylum Records.

George Harrison had a hot song moving up the charts with “You”, up from 75 to 49 on this date.

Red Octopus by Jefferson Starship took a turn at #1 on the Album chart.  Honey from the Ohio Players was #2 but the Eagles were on their way back up with One of These Nights.  Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run came in fourth while Janis Ian’s former #1 album Between the Lines fell to 5.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Heat Is On from the Isley Brothers, Elton John’s epic Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the Allman Brothers Band rose from 43 to 8 with Win, Lose Or Draw, the Spinners were at 9 with Pick of the Litter and Fleetwood Mac entered the Top 10 for the first time with their self-titled release.

September 27, 1976

Ten days after its UK release, Ringo Starr’s LP, “Ringo’s Rotogravure” is issued in America. It would turn out to be the last album featuring active involvement from all four former Beatles. John Lennon played piano on “A Dose Of Rock And Roll”, Paul McCartney played bass on “Pure Gold” and George Harrison contributed a song called “I’ll Still Love You”, but because of previous commitments, did not actually play on the track. The album did not get good reviews and although it climbed to #28 in America, it did not chart at all in England.

The Wake and Aftermath


Blondie released the album Eat to the Beat.

Elton John collapsed onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood, California due to exhaustion brought on by the flu.  After 10 minutes, John returned and finished the show.


David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his fourteenth studio album Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps). The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes and ‘Fashion’.

Diana Ross remained on top with “Upside Down”, the #1 song for a fourth week.  In many markets, however, Australia’s Air Supply’s “All Out Of Love” was #1.  Queen trailed those two with “Another One Bites The Dust”.  George Benson moved up with “Give Me The Night” while Johnny Lee was “Lookin’ For Love”.  The rest of the Top 10:  Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening”, Eddie Rabbitt hopped up with “Drivin’ My Life Away”, Irene Cara’s “Fame” was at #8, Larry Graham remained at 9 with “One In A Million You” and Kenny Loggins reached the Top 10 with “I’m Alright”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Lionel Richie released his first solo single “Truly”.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


The Beatles‘ “Twist and Shout” re-enters the US Pop singles chart over twenty-five years after it first appeared. The song was featured in the films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Rodney Dangerfield’s Back To School.

Lionel Richie took over at #1 on the Album chart with Dancing On the Ceiling.

Twenty-two years after its release, “Twist And Shout” by the Beatles re-entered the chart after being featured on the soundtracks to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back to School.


Dolly Parton’s television series Dolly debuted on ABC.


Def Leppard became the first artist of the Rock Era to sell seven million copies of consecutive albums as on this date, Hysteria joined Pyromania as a seven-million seller.


Billy Joel released a huge comeback hit for him–“We Didn’t Start The Fire”.


Marvin Gaye was given a star posthumously on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California (1504 Vine Street).


Time Warner severed its ties with its rap label Interscope rather than release the debut album by Tha Dogg Pound.


Bob Dylan performed at the World Eucharistic Congress in Bologna, Italy to an audience that included the Pope.

Mariah Carey’s “Honey” was #1 for a third week while Boyz II Men debuted at #2 with “4 Seasons Of Loneliness”.  Usher stayed at 3 with “You Make Me Wanna…”, LeAnn Rimes had “How Do I Live” and the Backstreet Boys slipped with ‘Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)”.  The rest of the Top 10:  “Mo Money Mo Problems” from the Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy & Mase, the Puffman was the big star of the time with Faith Evans and 112 on “I’ll Be Missing You”, the Spice Girls slipped with “2 Become 1”, new group Third Eye Blind and “Semi-Charmed Life” and Jewel was at 10 with her double-sided hit “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant For Me”.


U2 played from the rooftop of the Clarence Hotel (which they own) in Dublin, Ireland.  Over 4,000 fans gathered below them to listen.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Legendary record producer Phil Spector was formally charged with murder in the February 3rd, 2003 shooting of actress Lana Clarkson. He was convicted in April, 2009 and sentenced to 19 years to life in the California State prison system.


As part of the Clinton Global Initiative, Shakira announced in New York City that a charity group co-founded by her (The Latin America for Solidarity Foundation) would donate $40 million to assist relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Peru and hurricane-stricken Nicaragua.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Elton John‘s mother announced that she would be auctioning off some of her son’s memorabilia when she moved into a smaller house. Among the items were tour jackets and more than 100 Gold and Platinum discs.

Phil Collins topped the UK album chart for the first time in twelve years with “Going Back”. His last number one LP was “Hits” in 1998.

Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced the 2011 inductees that included Alice Cooper, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Leon Russell. Among those who were nominated but not selected were Bon Jovi, The J. Geils Band, Donna Summer and Chic.

Tickets to what was to be the tour This Is It by Michael Jackson went on sale.

Blogger Nina Notes – most tickets were sold to ticket vendors, not people and those who did, bought for the last show he gave or the first one he did not. and, as it turned it, that was the first show. Jackson “sold out” 50 shows at one venue over six months, which many considered a feat until one considers Elvis Presley sold and and did 53 shows at one venue in Vegas in 1969.


At age 85, Tony Bennett became the oldest living music act to have a #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. The all-star compilation “Duets II” was also the 14-time Grammy winner’s first #1 album.


Rihanna’s single “Diamonds” was released.

Rapper Little Wayne became the new king of the Billboard Hot 100 by placing his 109th song on the chart. Elvis Presley, with 108 entries, held the clear title of for 45 years, with his last appearance, “Rubberneckin'”, reaching #100 in 2003.  However, not only are Elvis’ early hits on earlier charts prior to 1958 not counted,  but of Little Wayne’s charted songs, only 42 were led by Lil Wayne; he was the featured act on 67 of them; Elvis remains as the Solo Artist King of the Charts

Singer Frank Wilson (“Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” who wrote and produced for artists such as the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops and the Miracles, and also created the publishing firms Traco Music and Specolite Music, died of a lung infection while being treated for prostate cancer in Duarte, California at age 71.


Prince’s custom high-heeled boots, worn on 1987’s Sign o’ the Times Tour, were sold for $75,147 by Boston-based RR Auction. “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short,” the late musical super-star, who stood at 5’3″, once said. “I wear heels because the women like ’em.”


Ride with Elvis Presley in new documentary

Story image for elvis presley from Elmore Magazine

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Elmore MagazineRCA/Legacy Recordings has released Elvis Presley – Where No One Stands Alone, which features 14 original performances of the King’s …

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