Daily Elvis: October 4

Give us this day,  October 4, 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)


Perry Como recorded “That Old Gang of Mine” with the Ted Weems Orchestra.

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.


Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby?” by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five was released.

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 4, 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

October 4, 1955

Elvis performed at the Boys Club Gymnasium, Paris, Texas.

The other acts were:

Jimmy & Johnny
Johnny Horton
Betty Amos
Willie Birdbrain
Daldon & Lulu
Sonny Trammel
Ray Gomer

This was sponsored by the Optimist Club.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 4 1955 Boys Club Gymnasium Paris TX (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Yes

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 4, 1956

The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive

October 4, 1957

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite to achieve Earth orbit in space. Sputnik fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

Winners at this years Annual NME readers poll included Pat Boone who was voted the world’s No.1 singer, with Elvis Presley voted second. The top two UK group’s were The King Brothers and The Stargazers.

The Presleys lived at  Graceland

The Military Service Disruption

October 4, 1958

Military Service in Germany: Elvis joined Vernon, Minnie, Red West and Lamar Fike for dinner, after they checked in a hotel in Bad Homburg. A crowd gathered outside.

October 4, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


Bob Dylan played a showcase at New York’s Carnegie Hall to 53 people, mostly friends of his.

Shooting for the Elvis Presley film “Flaming Star ” wrapped up.

October 4, 1961

October 4, 1962

The Tornadoes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the instrumental, ‘Telstar’, (named after a communication satellite). The track went on to be the first major hit from a UK act on the American chart also reaching No.1.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

Romances: Ann-Margaret

October 4, 1963

The Beatles make their first appearance on the UK rock and roll TV show Ready Steady Go!, where they are interviewed by fellow performer, Dusty Springfield.

Faced with parental disapproval and the anxiety of abandoning his art studies, 16-year-old Anthony Topham is replaced in The Yardbirds by 18-year-old Eric Clapton. After a career as a interior designer, painter and musician, Topham would rejoin The Yardbirds from 2013 to 2015.

Billboard magazine reports that hot-rodding songs are the latest teen fad, replacing surfing songs. Among the top tunes is The Beach Boys‘ “Little Deuce Coupe”, which sits at #15 on the Billboard chart. Capitol Records starts supplying DJs and record retailers with a book of hot-rod terms.

October 4, 1964

October 4, 1965

With the Dodge Motor Home Elvis and the gang drove back from the shooting of Paradise Hawaiian Style to Memphis. They made their usual stop at the Holiday Inn on Route 66 in Albuquerque.

October 4, 1966

Bobby Hebb received a Gold record for his US #2 hit, “Sunny”. It reached #12 on the UK chart. Hebb wrote the song after November 22, 1963, the day US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and Hebb’s older brother Harold was killed in a knife fight outside a Nashville nightclub. Hebb would later say “All my intentions were just to think of happier times, basically looking for a brighter day.”

October 4, 1967

Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Joe Esposito, Billy Smith, Gee Gee Gambill and Charlie Hodge.

October 4, 1968

On the first night of a UK club tour Led Zeppelin (billed as The Yardbirds featuring Jimmy Page) appeared at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, supported by Terry Reid’s Fantasia, tickets cost 10/6. The Mayfair was a regular venue for up and coming acts, Pink Floyd Mott the Hoople, Def Leppard and AC/DC had all appeared at the club which was demolished in 2000.

Elvis went to the Crosstown Theater to watch Gone With The Wind.

October 4, 1969

The Beatles Abbey Road album went to No.1 on the UK chart. The L.P. would go on to be the group’s biggest seller in Britain, although “The Beatles” (the white album) sold more in North America. The final studio recordings from the group supposedly contained clues adding to the ‘Paul Is Dead’ phenomenon: Paul is barefoot and the car number plate ‘LMW 281F’ supposedly referred to the fact that McCartney would be 28 years old if he was still alive. ‘LMW’ was said to stand for ‘Linda McCartney Weeps.’ And the four Beatles, represent; the priest (John, dressed in white), the Undertaker (Ringo in a black suit), the Corpse (Paul, in a suit but barefoot), and the Gravedigger (George, in jeans and a denim work shirt).

Creedence Clearwater Revival started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Green River’, the group’s first US chart topper. The album contained two of the band’s biggest hits, “Bad Moon Rising” and the title track, and in 2003, was ranked number 95 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 4, 1970

Just days after recording what would be her biggest hit, 27 year old Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at Hollywood’s Landmark Hotel . “Me and Bobby McGee” would reach number one in early 1971, her highest chart success since “Piece Of My Heart” with Big Brother And The Holding Company in 1968.  Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, and the 1971 US No.1 album ‘Pearl’. She was known as “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” and as “Pearl” to her friends, Joplin remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States, with over 15.5 million albums sold in the USA.

October 4, 1971

October 4, 1972

October 4, 1973

The BBC broadcast the 500th edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll show, Top Of The Pops. The featured acts were Slade, Gary Glitter and The Osmonds.

October 4, 1974

John Lennon releases his “Walls And Bridges” LP, which would go on to top the Billboard album chart a few weeks later. Recorded during his estrangement from Yoko Ono, it turned out to be the last record that Lennon recorded without input from her.

Elvis performed at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.

Date: 04 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Detroit, MI.
Olympia Stadium
Tickets: 17,105
Costume: Chinese Dragon suit
Track list: 2001 Theme
C C Rider
I Got A Woman
– segued medley with –
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Its Midnight
Big Boss Man
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
Band Introductions
Guitar Solo
( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo
( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo
( featuring Duke Bardwell )
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear
– segued medley with –
Dont Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord ?
Let Me Be There
( above song includes 1 false start )
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Johnny B Goode
Steamroller Blues
Funny How Time Slips Away
Cant Help Falling In Love
Closing Vamp

Posing for a few photos and practicing karate with a police officer in Detroit on October 4, 1974

Elvis Presley | Detroit | Friday, October 4, 1974 – Elvis Presley Music

17,000 fans idolize Elvis at Olympia by Bill Gray Detroit News

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 4 1974 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (8:30 pm) 17105 Chinese Dragon Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

October 4, 1975

Wings released “Letting Go” in the U.S.

Pink Floyd went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Wish You Were Here. The album featured a tribute to ex band member Syd Barrett, ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’. Also No.1 in the US. For one of the shots on the album’s cover, two stuntmen were used, Danny Rogers and Ronnie Rondell, who was dressed in a fire-retardant suit covered by a business suit. Initially the wind was blowing in the wrong direction, and the flames were forced into Rondell’s face, burning his moustache. The two stuntmen changed positions, and the image was later reversed.

October 4, 1976

Elvis Presley attracts a crowd at a gas station in Memphis, Tennessee when he stops to fill up his Harley. After chatting with fans for a few minutes, the King calmly drives away.

The Story of Elvis’ Stop in Vickers Gas Station, Memphis, October 4 …

12 Photographs – Elvis Presley in Vicker’s Gas Station October 4, 1976

With some fans on October 4, 1976 at 3.30 a.m. outside Vicker’s Gas Station on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis

After that he left to join Linda Thompson at her new apartment not far from her old one in West L.A.

Romances: Linda Thompson

The Wake and Aftermath


Tammy Wynette, the popular Country music singer who cracked the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 with “Stand By Your Man”, was abducted, beaten and held in her car for two hours by a kidnapper wearing a ski mask. He held a gun on her and forced her to drive 90 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. She was later released and the kidnapper escaped.


Queen started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’

Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood present the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band with a Platinum record for their contribution to the album “Tusk”.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism


The Smiths made their live debut at the Ritz in Manchester England, supporting Blue Rondo A La Turk.

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach fly to Tucson, Arizona to enter an alcohol abuse program. Over six weeks later, they complete the program and return to England.


Two separate lawsuits are combined on appeal against CBS Records and Ozzy Osbourne by the parents of 17 year old Harold Hamilton and 16 year old Michael Waller, both of whom are alleged to have committed suicide after listening to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution”. The Supreme Court would refuse to reinstate the case. A California court had already dismissed a separate suit in 1988, ruling that suicide was not a foreseeable result of Osbourne’s song.


J. Frank Wilson, who recorded the teenage death song “Last Kiss”, died in a nursing home a few months shy of his 50th birthday. It was said that he had seen very little of the money generated by his hit record, as most of the profits went to the record company.


Van Halen announces that former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone was chosen as the new lead singer of the group, replacing Sammy Hagar.


Farm Aid ’97 raised over $1 million for U.S. farmers.


U.S. District Court judge denied DownloadCard’s request for a preliminary injunction on the release of Bon Jovi’s album “Bounce.” The issue was over a program included on the album called “American XS.”

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


Michael Gibbins, drummer for Badfinger on their hits “Come And Get It”, “Day After Day” and “No Matter What”, died in his sleep at the age of 56.

Sony BMG Strategic Marketing Group released “Hit Story.” The three CD set contained 80 Elvis Presley chart hits.


The Rolling Stones set a new record for the top grossing tour of all time with their A Bigger Bang tour. The tour which ran from late 2005 to August 2007, earned the band £247m, ($437m) with The Stones playing to over 3.5 million people at 113 shows. The previous high was set by U2’s Vertigo tour, which took place in 2005 and 2006, earning £220m, ($389m).

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The Katy Perry single “The One That Got Away” was released to radio stations in the U.S.


62-year-old Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA fame, announced that she was preparing for a comeback after a break of more than eight years. Her last album, “My Colouring Book”, was released in 2004.


Tommy Roe released a new four-song mini-album called “Memphis Me”, his first new music since the late 1990s.


Paul Revere, organist and leader of Paul Revere And The Raiders died following a battle with cancer. Between 1961 and 1971, the band placed 15 songs on Billboard’s Top 40, including the US Top 10 hits ‘Kicks’, ‘Hungry’, ‘Good Thing’ and ‘Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?’


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