Daily Elvis: October 2

Give us this day, October 2, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

October 2, 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.

October 2, 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)

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

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

October 2, 1954

Elvis sang “Blue Moon Of Kentucky” on The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee.

ElvisWorld: Grand Ole Opry

Ever since Elvis was in the regional Billboard charts, Sam Philips had tried to get Elvis in the Opry. Finally he succeeded, thanks to Opry manager Bill Denny. After the Opry Elvis appeared briefly on the Midnight Jamboree Radio show, hosted by Ernest Tubb. All was broadcasted live.

Image result for elvis, grand ole opry

Remember When Elvis Presley Bombed on the Grand Ole Opry?

Elvis told to Tubb that his real ambition is to sing country music. So Tubb’s advise to Elvis was that Elvis should be doing that until he would be good enough for something else.

Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry – The Boot

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 2 1954 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN (8:00 PM) Grand Ole Opry
Info October 2 1954 Ernest Tubb Record Shop Nashville TN Ernest Tubbs Midnight Jamboree

October 2, 1955

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 2, 1956

October 2, 1957

Elvis watched a special screening of Jailhouse Rock accompanied by his parents.

The Military Service Disruption

October 2, 1958

Elvis was assigned to the Ray Kaserne barracks in Friedberg.

Before he was declared off-limits to the press, there was a news conference, at which Elvis answered all the now well known questions of the reporters.

October 2, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 2, 1960

Flaming Star 

October 2, 1961

October 2, 1962

Elvis Presley’s single “Return To Sender” was released with “Where Do You Come From” as the B-side.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 2, 1963

October 2, 1964

October 2, 1965

October 2, 1966

October 2, 1967

October 2, 1968

October 2, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 2, 1970

October 2, 1971

The Elvis Presley album “Almost In Love” hit #38 in the U.K.

In Palm Springs at the Frontier Gun Shop Elvis bought 6 guns and a pair of derringers along with ammunition.

October 2, 1972

October 2, 1973

October 2, 1974

Elvis performed at the Civic Center, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Date: 02 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: St. Paul, MN.
Civic Center
Tickets: 17,163
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Cant Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0


Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 – September 27th – October 9th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 2 1974 Civic Center St Paul MN (8:30 pm) 17163 Peacock Original belt White Suit Yes

October 2, 1975

October 2, 1976


The Wake and Aftermath

October 2, 1977

The bodies of both Elvis and Gladys Presley were moved to the Meditation Garden behind Graceland.
This took place under supervision of Sam Thompson.


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The Elvis Presley movie “Clambake” was released on DVD.


2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Graceland Supports Cancer Awareness: Graceland will light up pink during the month of October to remind everyone of the benefits of early detection in the battle against breast cancer.
Graceland joins hundreds of famous monuments, buildings and landmarks around the world that are shining pink lights as symbols of hope and empowerment.

Graceland will go pink starting tonight, October 2, and will remain pink during the month of October.
Visit https://www.cancer.org/ for more information on how you can help raise awareness.

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)



From my other blog:

Daily Elvis: Country to the Grave (oct 2)

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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