Romances: Debra Watts

Elvis dated a Memphis Bank Teller in June to August 1977.

Deborah Gail Watts. The late Bill Burk referred to her (in an EIN news article, May 2005) as “Debbie” — which biographer Alanna Nash does, as well — whilst the Memphis Press-Scimitar went with “Debra” in 1973. Ostensibly, Ms. Watts graduated in the Hillcrest High School Vikings class of 1973 and by 1977 was employed in Memphis as a bank teller.

“September Holiday — Debra Watts, senior at Hillcrest High School, spends her Labor Day holiday watching young fishermen from the dock at Audubon Lake, who, in turn, watched her. Debra plans to enter the Miss Teen-Age America pageant which has its national finals in Memphis next November. It was a warm, lazy day, just right for getting out to admire the late summer scenery.” (Photo caption and image courtesy the UofM, Special Collections Dept.; Memphis Press-Scimitar Staff by Ken Ross; Sept. 4th 1973)

 

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The Million Dollar Quartet Studio Jam

Following a 1956 vacation in Vegas, Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records on December 4 and interrupted a Carl Perkins recording session – leaving a legendary jam on tape and a myth in the making.

December 04, 1956

Elvis, with Vegas Showgirl Marilyn Evans, showed up at Sun Records where Carl Perkins and his band with Jerry Lee Lewis hired for the session was recording. Elvis’ drop by turned the session into The Legendary Jam Session. Sam Phillips called the press, leveraged the unexpected visit for publicity and called Johnny Cash, newly signed to the label for the photographs.

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The Perkins session that became known as The Million Dollar Quartet was recorded by Phillips. knowing it could never be released – already sold to RCA Presley was a national and breaking international star – while Perkins and Cash were on his label.

Jerry Lee Lewis was still trying to convince Phillips, and was there as a session musician.

Phillips recorded the mostly gospel, with Chuck Berry songs, and Elvis doing impersonations of Country Singers Bill Monroe and Hank Snow as well as impersonating Jackie Wilson who sang lead for Billy Ward and His Dominos, whom Elvis had just seen perform in Vegas.

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A copy of the tape was made for Elvis and it was located in the 1980s in his Graceland bedroom closet, along with a recording of the 1956 Tupelo Homecoming show and an interview with Elvis and both of his parents.

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71-year-old former Elvis Presley girlfriend tracked down in Chicago

Most of the infamous jam is gospel music, which was changed for the Broadway Play. Also, Elvis plays piano for most of the recordings and while Johnny Cash is in the photos, he’s not evident on any of the tape. Elvis’ Vegas Showgirl Date – Marilyn Evans is – she quips about “This Rover Boy Trio”

Marilyn Evans, the mystery girl Elvis brought to the Million Dollar Quartet

Romances: Marilyn Evans

The four ended up taping some songs together, but recordings from the impromptu session would not be pressed on to discs for another 25 years when they were released as “The Million Dollar Quartet”.

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Elvis Presley had a copy of the session tapes which RCA used, while the Sun Studio was later sold and their original tapes were used by the new owner. Who also had Jimmy Ellis sing “Elvis on Jerry Lee Lewis recordings.

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December 4, 1957

After hearing reports that many US radio stations had banned Elvis’ Christmas album because of their shock over “the Pelvis” singing religious songs, DJ Allen Brooks of CKWS in Kingston, Ontario, plays the entire album and invites listeners to call in their opinion. Of eight hundred callers, only 56 disapprove of Presley’s sacred music.

Elvis Presley invented Christian Rock

1977

 

 

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Daily Elvis: October 19

Give us this day,  October 19, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 19, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
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.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
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

1949-1953

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
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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
Fever
Steamroller Blues
America
[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
Hurt
Hound Dog
Blue Christmas
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

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

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

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Reference Sites:

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http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: October 11

Give us this day,  October 11, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 11, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 11, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

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 11, 1954

October 11, 1955

Elvis did two shows today at the Fair Park Auditorium, Abilene, Texas. The first at 7.00 and the second at 9,15 p.m.

The other acts were Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Day, Wanda Jackson, Porter Wagoner, Bobby Lord

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 11 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Abilene TX (7:00 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes
Info October 11 1955 Fair Park Auditorium Abilene TX (9:15 PM) The Elvis Presley Show Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 11, 1956

Elvis, with Nick Adams along, arrived in Dallas by train to begin a brief tour promoted by Bamford.


Elvis onstage at the Cotton Bowl by Kay Wheeler

He performed at the Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas. Elvis entered in an open car which brought him to a stage set up at the fifty-yard line. 26.500 fans screamed while Elvis performed:

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
I Was The One
Blue Suede Shoes
I Got A Woman
Love Me
Dont Be Cruel
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog


Scotty, Elvis, DJ and Bill onstage at the Cotton bowl – Oct 11, 1956
Photo by Kay Wheeler,

The other acts were Rex Marlowe, Howard & Wanda Bell, Phil Maraquin, Hubert Castle, The Jordanaires, Sherry Davis

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 11 1956 Cotton Bowl Stadium Dallas TX (8:00 PM) 26500 71st Annual Texas State Fair Yes

October 11, 1957

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

Elvis drove to Madison to confer with the Colonel.

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

The Military Service Disruption

October 11, 1958

The Elvis Presley album “King Creole” hit #2 in the U.S.

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

October 11, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 11, 1960

October 11, 1961

October 11, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 11, 1963

October 11, 1964

October 11, 1965

October 11, 1966

October 11, 1967

Elvis in  Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 11, 1968

October 11, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 11, 1970

Elvis Presley adds to his collection of honorary police badges when he is sworn in as a Special Deputy Sheriff of Bel Air, California.

October 11, 1971

October 11, 1972

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

October 11, 1973

Elvis had some difficulty breathing, just before he and Linda flew to Memphis.

October 11, 1974

Elvis performed at the High Sierra Room, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. Elvis did 8 shows in 4 days to make up for his cancelled appearances in May.

Date: 11 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Stateline NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Mexican Sundial suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Date: 11 Oct 1974
Time: Midnight
Venue: Stateline NV.
Sahara Tahoe Hotel
Tickets: Unknown
Costume: Mexican Sundial suit
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Lake Tahoe Season 4 – Lake Tahoe October 11th – October 14th 1974
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info October 11 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Dinner (10.00pm)
Info October 11 1974 Sahara Hotel Lake Tahoe NV Midnight (12.00am) 1974 Arabian Original belt White Suit

October 11, 1975

October 11, 1976

Elvis returned to Memphis with Linda and arrived home about 4.00 a.m. Red West called in later that day from California but Charlie Hodge told him Elvis was asleep. Red did not believe that and suspected that Elvis was listening in on an other line.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1994

The book “Good Rockin’ Tonight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis” by Joe Esposito was released.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

The July, 1954 Sun Studio session for Elvis Presley’s debut single “That’s All Right” was voted the most pivotal moment in Rock history by Mojo magazine readers. Bob Dylan’s switch from acoustic to electric guitars in 1965 came second, ahead of the release of The Clash’s debut single “White Riot” in 1977. The Beatles first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 was fourth and The Rolling Stones’ release of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” placed fifth. Releases and performances by Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin were also included in the Top 10.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

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http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: October 5

Give us this day, October 5, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 5, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 5, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

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 5, 1954

October 5, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Greenville, Texas.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info October 5 1955 City Auditorium Greenville TX (8:00 PM) Louisiana Hayride Jamboree

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 5, 1956

Robert Wagner and Alan Hale Jr with Elvis

October 5, 1956 – Elvis Presley Music

Elvis at the 20th Century Fox commissary with Robert Wagner (on his left) and Alan Hale Jr., the skipper from Gilligans Island. Elvis receives a ‘Triple Crown’ award from Billboard magazine staff (also seated) for the single Don’t Be Cruel topping all three sales charts – pop – country and R & B.

EP Music : Photos added : Elvis Presley, October 5, 1956

October 5, 1957

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

The Military Service Disruption

October 5, 1958

Cliff Richard and The Shadows played their first gig together when they appeared at the Victoria Hall, Hanley, England.

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

During a visit with his family in the hotel Elvis met Margit Buergin, a 16 year old typist. Margit wanted to get a picture of Elvis with herself. Elvis obliged and started to date her.

Romances: Margit Buergin

October 5, 1959

The movie “Girls Town,” starring Mamie Van Doren, Mel Tormé and Ray Anthony, opened in U.S. theaters. The film is notable only because it featured Paul Anka (in his acting debut) and the Platters.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 5, 1960

Flaming Star 

October 5, 1961

October 5, 1962

The Beatles‘ first single, “Love Me Do”, backed with “P.S. I Love You”, is released in the UK. The record gets its first radio play the same evening on the EMI-owned Radio Luxembourg and will peak at #17 on the UK chart in December.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 5, 1963

October 5, 1964

October 5, 1965

Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found hundreds of pills in his guitar case. He would receive a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

October 5, 1966

October 5, 1967

Before leaving to the Arizona location to shoot his new picture Stay Away Joe, Elvis went to Las Vegas for a few days.

October 5, 1968

The Elvis Presley single “Almost In Love” hit #95 in the U.S.

On December 1, 1970 the single “Almost in Love” / “A Little Less Conversation” was re-released as part of RCA Victor’s Gold Standard Series (together with 9 other Presley’s singles)

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] Tip
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 95
“A Little Less Conversation / Almost In Love”
Australia (retrospect Kent Music Report)[6] 64

October 5, 1969

Monty Python’s Flying Circus” started a four-season run on BBC-TV.

Elvis flew to Los Angeles, then continued on to Hawaii together with Priscilla, Vernon and Dee, the Espositos, the Gambills and the Schillings, in a trip largely paid by the International Hotel.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 5, 1970

Led Zeppelin III was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at No.1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies.

October 5, 1971

October 5, 1972

October 5, 1973

October 5, 1974

Olivia Newton-John had her first chart topping album with “If You Love Me, Let Me Know”, which contained her third US number one single, “I Honestly Love You”.

Elvis performed twice at the Expo Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m.

Date: 05 Oct 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Indianapolis, IN.
The Expo Center
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Mad Tiger suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
If You Love Me
Hound Dog
[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
Killing Me Softly [Voice]
Johnny B. Goode
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There (reprise)
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

© Keith Alverson

Date: 05 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Indianapolis, IN.
The Expo Center, Conv.
Tickets: 14,000
Costume: Peacock suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
Fever
Big Boss Man
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
The Wonder Of You
Blue Suede Shoes
[band introductions]
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
Johnny Be Goode
Can’t 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 5 1974 The Expo Center Indianapolis IN (2:30 pm) 14000 Mad Tiger Original belt White Suit Yes Yes
Info October 5 1974 The Expo Center Indianapolis IN (8:30 pm) 14000 Peacock Original belt Black Suit Yes

October 5, 1975

October 5, 1976

Elvis flew to Los Angeles to stay with Linda Thompson at her new apartment. He picked up a new Ferrari that he had ordered in Hollywood.

He also met a private investigator, John O’Grady, who had been talking to Elvis about doing something to prevent the publishing of the bodyguard’s book. Elvis agreed with the approaching of O’Grady to Red West, Sonny West and Dave Hebler with a cash offer. This plan failed. O’Grady wanted to put up the pressure but Elvis refused.

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1982

Twenty years after its first release, EMI Records re-issues The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” in the UK. It will rise to #4 by the end of the month.

1993

The Beatles‘ “1962-1966” (The Red Album) and “1967-1970” (The Blue Album) are finally released on CD.

1999

Paul McCartney’s album “Run Devil Run” was released. The album is a collection of rock ‘n’ roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2000

2000, UK TV show Top Of The Pops issued a Top 40 chart based on singles that had spent the longest time on the UK chart. No.3 was ‘My Way’ by Frank Sinatra, No.2 ‘She Loves You’, The Beatles and No.1 ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood’.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2009

Elvis Presley’s grandson, 17-year-old Benjamin Keough, was offered a $5 million contract by Universal Records to record up to five albums, according to Britain’s Daily Telegraph.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

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Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: October 4

Give us this day,  October 4, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 4, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

October 4, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

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 4, 1954

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 RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 4, 1956

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 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, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

1960

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

October 4, 1961

October 4, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

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.

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

October 4, 1967

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

October 4, 1968

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

October 4, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 4, 1970

US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. 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

October 4, 1974

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 –
Amen
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
Its Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
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
Recordings:

 

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

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 …

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

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2005

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

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: September 16

Give us this day, September 16,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 16, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

September 16, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.

1946
Commerce Street, a rental

510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.

1947

Mulbery Alley

1948
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

Memphis, Tennessee

1949-1953

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)

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

September 16, 1954

September 16, 1955

Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Asheville, North Carolina.

Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys headlined, and opening were The Louvin Brothers and Cowboy Copas

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 16 1955 City Auditorium Asheville NC (8:15 PM) Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 16, 1956

Love Me Tender  

September 16, 1957

The Military Service Disruption

September 16, 1958

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 16, 1959

The first package tour organized by Dick Clark and veteran Rock ‘n’ Roll promoter Irvin Feld kicks off a 52 day run with Paul Anka, Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Duane Eddy, The Drifters, Annette Funicello and LaVern Baker.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 16, 1960

Johnny Burnette records the original version of “You’re 16”, which will rise to #8 in the US. Fourteen years later, Ringo Starr would take the same song to #1.

Flaming Star 

September 16, 1961

Elvis Presley’s single “Wild In The Country/I Feel So Bad” hit #4 in the U.K.

September 16, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 16, 1963

“She Loves You”, with its flip side, “I’ll Get You” by The Beatles is released by Swan Records in the US. Although it is currently number one in the UK, “She Loves You” is ignored Stateside until 1964 when it would reach the top of the US Pop chart.

Elvis Presley received the songs that director Gene Nelson and musical director Fred Karger had chosen for “Kissin’ Cousins.”

September 16, 1964

The Rock and Roll show Shindig debuts on ABC-TV with The Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers and Bobby Sherman.

September 16, 1965

The Dean Martin Show” premiered on NBC-TV, featuring his recent hit “Everybody Loves Somebody” as its theme song. The laid-back, largely improvised weekly variety series ran for ten years.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 16, 1966

September 16, 1967

Elvis Presley’s single “There’s Always Me” hit #56 in the U.S.

September 16, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 16, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 16, 1970

England’s Rock and Roll magazine, Melody Maker named Led Zeppelin as England’s “Best Group”, replacing The Beatles, who had held that honor for eight years. Melody Maker stopped publication in December, 2000 after 73 years.

September 16, 1971

Elvis bought 2 guns from Kerr’s Sports Shop.

September 16, 1972

The “New Musical Express” reported that “Elvis Says No To Britain.” Colonel Parker had cited unsuitable venues as the reason.

Elvis left Las Vegas, returned to Los Angeles, where he would remain for almost 2 weeks.

September 16, 1973

Elvis finally had Sonny West call the Colonel. Sonny didn’t overhear the conversation they had, but no matter what, the problem seemed to be solved. Elvis then left for Palm Springs.

September 16, 1974

Elvis went to the Tennessee Karate Institute to put on an exhibition with Red.

along for the event  Dave Hebler and Ricky Stanley

Red West and Marty Lacker, Memphis Mafia and Linda Thompson

September 16, 1975

September 16, 1976

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

Opera singer Maria Callas died of heart failure at the age of 53.

1978

Filming began on “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” It is likely the movie would not have been made without the help of former Beatle George Harrison, who set up Handmade Films to help fund it at a cost of £3 million, a move later described by Python Eric Idle as the “world’s most expensive cinema ticket.”

1979

The first Rap record makes it onto vinyl when the Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was recorded over the instrumental break from Chic’s “Good Times”. The single becomes a Disco smash, selling two million copies in the US. Rap has gone on to open up a whole new industry for people who can’t sing, write music or play an instrument.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1996

Actor /dancer/screenwriter Gene Nelson died of cancer at 76.

(Gentleman’s Agreement, Oklahoma!, The West Point Story, Tea for Two, Lullaby of Broadway, I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now, This Is the Army, She’s Working Her Way Through College, The Atomic Man, Apartment for Peggy)/director (The Donna Reed Show, Mod Squad, I Dream of Jeannie, Kissin’ Cousins, Harum Scarum, The Cool Ones)

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

Elvis Presley’s estate closed Elvis Presley’s Memphis restaurant-nightclub. The venture had been open for six years.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

Reference Sites:

http://www.elvisnews.com

http://www.scottymoore.net/tourdates50s.html

http://www.elvis-in-concert.com/

http://www.elvisconcerts.com

http:www.keithflynn.com/recording-sessions/

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

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

Elvis History Blog