Daily Elvis: October 6

Give us this day, October 6 , our daily Elvis

October 6, 1866

Near Seymour, Indiana, the Reno Brothers Gang pulled off America’s first train robbery. They got away with about $16,000.There would be two movies in the 1950s: “Rage at Dawn” and “Love Me Tender”

October 6, 1889

The Moulin Rouge in Paris opened its doors to the public for the first time. The cabaret is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance.

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

October 6, 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 6, 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 6, 1954

Elvis, Scotty and Bill played Eagle’s Nest in Memphis, a nightclub over the changing room at the Clearpool complex. The other acts were Tiny Dixon Band and The Eagles

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 6 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (8:30 PM)

October 6, 1955

In the afternoon Elvis performed at the Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; along with other acts:

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

During the evening, Elvis was at the Skyline Club, Austin, Texas.

Elvis at the Skyline Club – Oct. 6, 1955
Photo courtesy Ger Rijff

In October the band was put on a fixed salary of $200 a week when they worked, with a retainer of $100 when they weren’t.3 According to Scotty, Bob Neal told them it had been decided that their old verbal agreement, whereby Elvis received 50 percent and Scotty and Bill each received 25 percent, was no longer acceptable.

They had begun with Elvis as partners. Now they were nothing more than salaried sidemen. They never had a written contract, so they didn’t have a legal leg to stand on.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 6 1955 Southwest Texas St University San Marcos TX Afternoon Louisiana Hayride Jamboree
Info October 6 1955 Skyline Club Austin TX Evening Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 6, 1956

October 6, 1957

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

Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)

The Military Service Disruption

October 6, 1958

Billboard magazine runs an article that states “Payola, that under-the-turntable device whereby record companies win plugs and influence disc jockeys, is fast growing into a monster that may yet destroy its creators. According to key record execs, jockey payola is so widespread that it’s no longer possible to measure its effectiveness.” Disc jockey Alan Freed‘s career will soon be ended by the scandal.

Military Service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

Elvis got permission to live off base with his family. The whole group moved to the Hilberts Park Hotel in Bad Nauheim. So every morning Elvis had to leave early for the base, to return to the hotel at 6.00 p.m.

October 6, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 6, 1960

Flaming Star 

October 6, 1961

October 6, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 6, 1963

October 6, 1964

Elvis showed up at Allied Artists for starting the work on Tickle Me.

October 6, 1965

October 6, 1966

British rocker Johnny Kidd was killed in a car crash in Manchester, England at the age of 26. The car was being driven by the husband of the secretary of his fan club. Although he never made a dent in the US record charts, Kidd had several hits in the UK. He is best remembered on the North America music scene for writing The Guess Who‘s 1965 chart debut, “Shakin’ All Over”.

October 6, 1967

Elvis went to Las Vegas for a few days  before heading to Arizona for Stay Away, Joe

October 6, 1968

October 6, 1969

George Harrison’s song “Something” is released as the “A” side of a Beatles’ 45, a first for Harrison. Along with Lennon and McCartney’s “Come Together”, the single will reach number one in the US next month.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 6, 1970

October 6, 1971

Elvis returned to Los Angeles and stayed for the first time at the Monovale House, where Priscilla, Lisa-Marie, Sonny and Judy West and Charlie Hodge were permanently staying.

October 6, 1972

October 6, 1973

October 6, 1974

Elvis performed at the University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio. The first show was at 2.30 in the Blue Swirl Suit and the second at 8.30 p.m in the Chinese Dragon.

Date: 06 Oct 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Dayton, OH.
University Of Dayton
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Blue Rainbow suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord
Promised Land
You Gave Me A Mountain
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Can’t Help Falling In Love

After singing The Hawaiian Wedding Song with Kathy Westmoreland, Elvis jokes: “The whole ending was wrong. It wasn’t romantic enough. We have to re-shoot it!” and they go through the ending of the song again.

Date: 06 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Dayton, OH.
University Of Dayton
Tickets: 13,500
Costume: Chinese Dragon suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me, Let Me Know (reprise)
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog (reprise)
The Wonder Of You
Blue Suede Shoes
[band introductions]
Guitar Solo ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell )
Piano Solo ( featuring Glen D Hardin )

Lawdy Miss Clawdy
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord?
That’s All Right
Blue Christmas
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song (reprise)
Johnny B. Goode
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Elvis Presley October 6, 1974 : University Of Dayton, Dayton

October 6, 1974 (2:30 pm) Dayton, OH. – Elvis Presley In Concert

October 6, 1974 (8:30 pm). Dayton, OH. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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 6 1974 University Of Dayton Dayton OH (2:30 pm) 13500 Blue Swirl Original belt Purple Suit Yes Yes
Info October 6 1974 University Of Dayton Dayton OH (8:30 pm) 13500 Chinese Dragon Original belt Light Blue Suit Yes Yes

October 6, 1975

Elvis paid over $30,000 in decorating bills for the house he had bought for Linda Thompson. Linda, more and more exhausted from the permanently demands for care by Elvis, had started to spend more and more time in California to start an acting career.

October 6, 1976

Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots receive a Gold record for one of the more bizarre novelty hits of the decade, “Disco Duck”. In December, it will become only the fourth single ever to be certified Platinum. Dees was fired from his broadcasting job at WMPS in Memphis, Tennessee, when he mentioned that his song, “Disco Duck”, was almost #1, and that his own radio station would not let him play it. He was soon hired by a rival Memphis station and went on to a highly successful radio career, being inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame.

The Wake and Aftermath



Australia’s ‘King of rock ‘n’ roll’ Johnny O’Keefe died aged 43 of a heart attack. He was the first Australian rock’n’roll performer to tour the United States, and Australia’s most successful chart performer, with 29 Top 40 hits between 1958 and 1974,. O’Keefe’s 1958 hit, ‘Real Wild Child’, was covered by Iggy Pop in 1986.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism



2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough


The cast of TV’s “Glee” surpassed the Beatles for most appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act, placing 75 songs to the Beatles’ 71.


Released: Orchestral Christmas Elvis, the third in this series produced by Priscilla Presley.


From my other blog:

Elvis and Peter Parker – Love Child? (Oct 6) John O’Grady

Reference Sites:






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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database



Elvis History Blog



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