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.

, 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 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
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Info October 6 1954 Eagles Nest Memphis TN (8:30 PM)

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

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.

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  

Romances: Ann-Margaret

October 6, 1963

October 6, 1964

The Beatles spent the afternoon recording ‘Eight Days A Week’ at Abbey Road studios in London. Late evening was spent at The Ad Lib Club, London, partying with The Ronettes and Mick Jagger.

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

The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded a session for the UK BBC radio show ‘Top Gear.’ Stevie Wonder who was also appearing on the show jammed with Hendrix.

The Doors appeared at the Cal State Gymnasium, Los Angeles, California. With The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Sunshine Company.

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

During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded ‘The Jean Genie’, which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie’s biggest hit to date. The line “He’s so simple minded, he can’t drive his module” would later give the band Simple Minds their name.

October 6, 1973

Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Half-Breed’, the singers second US No.1. The single didn’t chart in the UK.

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

Leaving his hotel to go perform and arriving back after the afternoon show in Dayton, OH on October 6, 1974

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.


Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door was at No.1 on the US album chart. Six versions of the cover were released, each depicting the same bar scene photographed from one of six different angles.

‘Gotta Serve Somebody’ gave Bob Dylan his twelfth US top 40 hit when it entered the chart for the first time. Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the song won Dylan the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1980.


Even though he resurrected their career in the mid 1970s, The Bee Gees filed a $200-million law suit against their manager, Robert Stigwood, claiming mis-management. The lawsuit would be settled out of court with mutual public apologies in May 1981.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley


David Bowie scored his sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Tonight’, featuring the single ‘Blue Jean’.


Michael Jackson gave away the bride at Elizabeth Taylor’s seventh wedding, held at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. The Groom was construction worker Larry Fortensky, whom Taylor would divorce in 1997.


A music industry poll was published by London Magazine ‘Time Out’, naming the top stars from the past 30 years. 5th place was Marvin Gaye, 4th; James Brown, 3rd; Bob Marley, 2nd; The Beatles and first place went to David Bowie

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley


A The Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia, in the US, was halted eight songs into the show at the Scott Stadium after police received a bomb threat targeting the stage area. A 45-minute police sweep of the area found nothing unusual, and the band completed the show. The Stones were touring to promote their latest album, ‘A Bigger Bang.’


Remembering Elvis’ Concert In Dayton – 30th Anniversary Feature …


Queen’s groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK’s best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite.

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.

A set of John Lennon’s fingerprints were seized by the FBI from a New York memorabilia dealer who intended to sell them for $100,000 (£62,621) minimum bid. The prints were taken at a New York police station in 1976 when Lennon applied for permanent US residence. The bureau believed the card was still government property and was investigating how it landed in private hands.


Starship’s ‘We Built This City’ was named ‘the worst song of the 1980s’ in a poll by Rolling Stone magazine. ‘The Final Countdown’ by the Swedish band Europe came in second and ‘Lady in Red’ by Chris de Burgh was third. Also making the top five were Wham!’s ‘Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)’ and ‘The Safety Dance’ by Men Without Hats.


Johnny Cash was inducted into the Music City Walk Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.


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


Story image for elvis presley from Starts at 60 (blog)

Remember singing to ‘Australia’s own Elvis Presley‘ in the ’60s

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