Daily Elvis: October 2

Military Service in Germany

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

Give us this day, October 2, 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.


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

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

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

October 2, 1955

Elvis Presley’s “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” hits #2 on the Memphis record charts. After being picked up by RCA Victor it would go on to reach #1 on the Billboard Country And Western chart in February, 1956 during a 39 week stay, and #4 on the Billboard Most Played by Jockeys chart. It was the first record to give Elvis national exposure.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 2, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

October 2, 1957

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

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

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.

At a press conference in Germany, a reporter asks Elvis if he is afraid of being forgotten by music fans while he is in the Army. Presley responds “It makes you wonder, but if people forget me, I can’t complain. I had it once.”

October 2, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 2, 1960

‘Stay’ by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs entered the US chart on its way to No.1. At just 1:37, it becomes the shortest US chart topper in Rock and Roll history.

Flaming Star 

October 2, 1961

Phil Spector and partner Lester Sill released the first single on their new label Philles, The Crystals’, ‘Oh Yeah Maybe Baby.’ A little over a year later, they had a No.1 hit with ‘He’s a Rebel,’ and soon after, ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ and ‘Then He Kissed Me.’

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  

Romances: Ann-Margaret

October 2, 1963

October 2, 1964

October 2, 1965

Peter Paul and Mary appeared at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England.

October 2, 1966

October 2, 1967

October 2, 1968

October 2, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 2, 1970

Pink Floyd released their fifth, and first UK No.1 album Atom Heart Mother in the UK. The original album cover shows a cow standing in a pasture with no text, nor any other clue as to what might be on the record. Storm Thorgerson, inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous ‘cow wallpaper,’ has said that he simply drove out into a rural area near Potters Bar, England and photographed the first cow he saw. The cow’s owner identified her name as ‘Lulubelle III’.

October 2, 1971

Rod Stewart started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Maggie May / Reason To Believe’, his first solo No.1. Stewarts album ‘Every Picture Tells A Story’ also started a four-week run on this day at No.1 on the UK and US chart.

John Lennon’s “Imagine” LP enters the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it will reach #3. Early editions included a postcard featuring a photo of Lennon holding a pig, in mockery of Paul McCartney’s similar pose with a sheep on the cover of his album “Ram”.

Soul Train, a new, weekly TV show that showcased current R&B artists, makes its debut in the US. The first broadcast featured Gladys Knight And The Pips, Eddie Kendricks and Honey Cone.

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.


Crime History: Plot to steal Elvis’ body gets weirder

FBI witness: Presley clan staged Elvis grave-robbing – WND.com

Aug 15, 2002 – An FBI informant involved in a plot to steal Elvis Presley’s body shortly after the rock idol died 25 years ago claims the Presley family staged the …

Worth More Dead Than Alive: 5 Famous Grave Robberies | Mental Floss

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler was at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Jim Steinman written and produced track ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’. It made her the only Welsh artist to score a US No.1.  (Tom Jones?)

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Meat Loaf‘s “Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell” enters the Billboard LP chart, where it will go on to reach number one. It also topped the charts in the UK and Australia and sold over 14 million copies worldwide.


America’s singing cowboy Gene Autry died aged 91. During his career he scored 25 successive Top 10 Country hits. In 1995 it was estimated he was worth $320 million.


Paul Anka files for divorce from his wife Anne. The couple had been married since 1963 and have five daughters.


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


Robbie Williams signed the most lucrative British record deal in history when he signed with EMI records for £80m. Asked what he was going to do with money Robbie said, “I’m going to count it all.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A pair of trousers worn in 1984 by the late Queen star Freddie Mercury were sold to the Hard Rock Cafe for £4,230 at a Christie’s auction of pop memorabilia held in London, England. A wooden sculpture of a cupboard, designed by John Lennon, claimed the highest price of the day, £28,200. Hundreds of items related to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix also went under the hammer at the sale.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


Little Richard revealed that he had suffered a recent heart attack while at home with his family. The Rock ‘n’ Roll legend hadn’t performed since nearly collapsing on stage during a gig in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2012.

Michael Jackson‘s family lost their negligence case against concert promoters AEG Live over the death of the 50-year-old Pop star. A jury of six men and six women found that the doctor looking after Jackson ahead of his concert tour was not unfit for his job, and therefore AEG had not been negligent in hiring him.

Cher achieved her highest charting solo album ever when “Closer To The Truth” reached #3 in America. The only time she placed a record higher was in 1965 when she and Sonny Bono reached #2 with “Look At Us”, an LP that featured the hit single “I Got You Babe”


Tom Petty, who achieved sixteen Billboard Top 40 hits between 1978 and 1995, died following multisystem organ failure at the age of 66. Three of his songs, “Don’t Do Me Like That” (#10), “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3) (with Stevie Nicks) and “Free Fallin'” (#7) reached the Top 10.

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)



64 Years Ago: Elvis Presley Bombs on the Grand Ole Opry

Graceland will light up pink for the first week of October to remind everyone of the benefits of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. Watch the mansion light up each night on the Graceland live cam! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2N93M6R

More Daily Elvis!

From my other blog:

Daily Elvis: Country to the Grave (oct 2)

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Previous Day’s Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: October 1

ElvisWorld – There’s Bulls and then there’s Bullshit Oct 1

Next Day’s Daily Elvis

Daily Elvis: October 3

ElvisWorld: Elvis in Concert: The CBS Final Special (oct 3)

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company



Elvis History Blog


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