Daily Elvis: October 19

Give us this day,  October 19, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi



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

October 19, 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 19, 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.

The Presley family was in need for money and Vernon got himself a loan for $200 (in 2017 dollars: $2,048.29). He had to pay it back within 20 weeks by installments of $10 each.

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 19, 1954

October 19, 1955

Returning to Cleveland; Elvis appeared at the Circle Theatre Cleveland at 7.30 and 10.00 p.m. with Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells, local stars at the Grand Ole Opry.

Scotty, Elvis and Bill at the Circle – Oct 19, 1955
Photo by Tommy Edwards from Chris Kennedy’s 1950s in Color

Before Elvis was dying his hair black:

Elvis signing autographs at the Circle Theater – Oct 19, 1955
Photo by Tommy Edwards from Chris Kennedy’s 1950s in Color

The other acts on the bill: Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Benny Martin, Shot Jackson and Lester Wilburn

Elvis Presley : Cleveland : October 19, 1955

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 19 1955 Circle Theater Cleveland OH (7:30 PM) Yes
Info October 19 1955 Circle Theater Cleveland OH (10:00 PM) Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 19, 1956

Elvis Presley released his second album, “Elvis.”

The day before Elvis was booked for assault and battery at a gas station, but all charges were dropped against Elvis, while the other two men were fined for their involvement in the fight the other day.

Vernon with Elvis in court, Elvis at the Bench and then, leaving the courtroom:

Elvis Presley : October 19, 1956 : Assault Charge

June Juanico arrived from Biloxi for a visit.

Romance: June Juanico

From my Other Blog:

Rock n Roll vs The Courtroom (Oct 18/19)

October 19, 1957

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

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

The Military Service Disruption

October 19, 1958

Brenda Lee records “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”. The song will be released as a single but will fail to chart in either 1958 or 1959. When it was re-released in 1960 it rose to #14 and has since become a Christmas standard, being ranked at #4 in the Top 10 All Time Christmas Songs.

Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

October 19, 1959

Elvis’ unit went on manoeuvres called Big Lift at the military training area in Wildflecken near the Swiss border.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 19, 1960

October 19, 1961

October 19, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 19, 1963

October 19, 1964

Tickle Me

October 19, 1965

October 19, 1966

October 19, 1967

Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 19, 1968

Elvis Presley’s single “A Little Less Conversation” hit #69 in the U.S.

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

October 19, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 19, 1970

The Australian outlaw film “Ned Kelly,” featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, was released to unflattering reviews. One movie critic wrote, “He looks about as lethal as last week’s lettuce.”

Elvis picked up 12 TCB-pendants in Beverly Hills from Schwartz and Ableser, Fine diamonds and Jewelry.
These pendants were made from a design sketched by Elvis and Priscilla. The 14 karat gold charm consisted of the letters TCB over a zigzag lightning bolt. Over the years many explanations were given but its meaning is:
Taking Care of Business- in a flash.

October 19, 1971

October 19, 1972

From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.

October 19, 1973

Elvis in Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital. Linda Thompson stayed in the room with him.

Romances: Linda Thompson

October 19, 1974

October 19, 1975

October 19, 1976

The Mayor of Wisconsin proclaimed it to be ‘Elvis day’ in Madison.

Elvis performed at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, Wisconsin.

photo by Sean Shaver

Date: 19 Oct 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Madison, WI.
Dade County Coliseum
Tickets: 10,221
Costume: Rainbow (blue) suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
Hawaian Wedding Song
Jailhouse Rock
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
And I Love You So
Steamroller Blues
[band introductions]
Early Morning Rain ( featuring John Wilkinson )
Whatd I Say ( featuring James Burton )
Johnny B Goode ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Jerry Scheff )
Piano Solo ( featuring Tony Brown )
Electric Piano Solo ( featuring David Briggs )

Love Me Tender
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Blue Christmas
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love

October 19, 1976 (8:30 pm) Madison, WI. – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 25 – October 14th – October 27th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 19 1976 Dade County Coliseum Madison WI (8:30 pm) 10221 Blue Swirl White Two-Piece suit belt

The Wake and Aftermath



1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism



2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough



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