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306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
memphis after sept 48
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
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)
Liberace made his debut in front of a sellout crowd at Carnegie Hall.
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
September 25, 1954
Hank Williams Day was officially declared in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sun Records releases disc 210:Good Rockin’ Tonight / I Don’t Care if The Sun Don’t Shine on 45 and 78 RPM. (the a side was made popular in 1948 by Wynonie Harris and the b side from Disney’s “Cinderella.”)
Good Rocking Tonight was made popular in 1948 by Wynonie Harris and Sun Don’t Shine by Patti Page in 1950.
Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. Also performing: Tiny Dixon Band
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September 25, 1955
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
September 25, 1956
Elvis received a telegram from RCA with official congratulations for an industry first when additional orders made the single Love Me Tender a gold record before it was even released. RCA got 918230 orders before even releasing the single.
September 25, 1957
The Military Service Disruption
September 25, 1958
USS Randall on Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany
September 25, 1959
Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
September 25, 1960
Sam Cooke‘s “Chain Gang” peaks at number two on both the US R&B and Pop charts. It’s his biggest hit since “You Send Me” reached number one three years earlier.
September 25, 1961
Bobby Vee continued to set the pace on the Singles chart with “Take Good Care Of My Baby”. Dick & DeeDee moved from 15-2 with “The Mountain’s High” and “Michael” from the Highwaymen came in third. Roy Orbison saw “Crying” latch on to position #4 while the novelty song “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On The Bedpost Over Night)” by Lonnie Donegan was #5. The rest of the Top 10: Elvis Presley moved into the list for the 26th time with “Little Sister”, Barry Mann moved up 10 with “Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)”, the Jive Five had song #8–“My True Story”, Johnny Tillotson’s “Without You” and Elvis Presley also had #10 with “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame”.
September 25, 1962
September 25, 1963
Elvis had just hired Mike Keaton to come to California with the group and in the very early morning he asked Jerry Schilling too to come with them.
Elvis watched a movie again: Dr. Strangelove at the Memphian.
September 25, 1964
Beatles manager Brian Epstein turns down a 3 1/2 million pound offer from a group of US businessmen who wanted to buy out his Beatles’ management contract.
The Temptations began recording the song that would become their biggest hit–“My Girl”–at the Motown Hitsville U.S.A. Studios in Detroit, Michigan.
September 25, 1965
The Who began a short tour in Scandinavia. Roger Daltrey punched Keith Moon during the event.
The Rolling Stones released the single “Get Off Of My Cloud” in the United States. The group waited until October 22 to release the single in the U.K.
The Beatles, a half hour Saturday morning cartoon show featuring genuine Beatles songs but not their real voices, premieres on ABC-TV. The show would run through September 7, 1969.
A former member of The New Christy Minstrels, Barry McGuire led the US hit parade with “Eve Of Destruction”. The controversial doom and gloom theme of the record was enough to have it banned from airplay by some US radio stations. The backing musicians on the track were members of The Grass Roots.
James Brown had the top R&B song for an eighth week–“Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”.
For the third week, Help! by the Beatles was the #1 album, well ahead of #2 Look At Us from Sonny & Cher. The amazing Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was third, followed by The In Crowd from The Ramsey Lewis Trio and Out of Our Heads by the Rolling Stones. The rest of the Top 10: Herman’s Hermits On Tour, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) from the Beach Boys, the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8, Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan and Beatles VI at #10.
September 25, 1966
September 25, 1967
The Beatles record “Fool On The Hill” at Abbey Road Studios in London. Paul McCartney would later say “I was writing about someone like Maharishi (Yogi). His detractors called him a fool. Because of his giggle, he wasn’t taken too seriously.”
September 25, 1968
Welsh singer Mary Hopkin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Those Were The Days’. Hopkins had signed to The Beatles Apple label after appearing on UK TV talent show Opportunity Knocks.
Elvis flew home to Memphis and arrived at 6.00 a.m.
September 25, 1969
John Lennon recorded the track ‘Cold Turkey’, with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko. Lennon presented the song to Paul McCartney as a potential single by The Beatles, but was refused and released it as a Plastic Ono Band single with sole writing credits to him.
Elvis flew to Nashville with Charlie Hodge for an Overdub Recording session the next day.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
September 25, 1970
Janis Joplin recorded “Me And Bobby McGee”.
Ringo Starr released the album Beaucoup of Blues in the U.K. It would be released September 28 in the United States.
The first episode of The Partridge Family was shown on US TV, featuring Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.
September 25, 1971
Joan Baez ruled the Easy Listening chart for a fourth week with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.
Cat Stevens‘ “Peace Train” is released in the US where will reach #7 on the Billboard Pop chart. Outside of America, the song was not issued as a single because Island Records wanted to encourage people to buy the album rather than the 45. Stevens later became Islamic, changed his name and supported the Fatwah against author Salmon Rushie and was for a long time, banned from radio play as a result.
Billboard had Donny Osmond’s “Go Away Little Girl” #1 for a third week, when I can tell you that most stations had other songs at #1. Rod Stewart was officially #2 with “Maggie May”, Bill Withers remained at 3 with “Ain’t No Sunshine”, Joan Baez had #4 with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and Aretha Franklin’s great song “Spanish Harlem” was on its way down. The rest of the Top 10: Paul & Linda McCartney’s former #1 “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” was now 6, the Undisputed Truth had “Smiling Faces Sometimes”, the Carpenters moved into the Top 10 with “Superstar”, the Dramatics told us “Whatcha’ See Is Whatcha’ Get” and Rare Earth were at #10 with “I Just Want to Celebrate”.
Carole King spent a 15th week at #1 with her monumental album Tapestry. That was three weeks shy of the Rock Era record at the time held by More of the Monkees.
September 25, 1972
September 25, 1973
September 25, 1974
September 25, 1975
41 year old Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, “Lonely Teardrops” and was two words into the line, “….my heart is crying” when he collapsed to the stage, striking his head heavily. He suffered brain damage and lapsed into a coma. Although he never uttered another word, he remained clinging to life for over eight years and died January 21st, 1984. Elvis paid some of his medical bills and visited him and after Elvis did, Dick Clark of American Bandstand took over the medial bills.
September 25, 1976
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” drove K.C. and the Sunshine Band to #1 for a third week.
Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the restoration of art treasures that had suffered water damage in St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.
After five years of recording and touring together, Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina play their farewell concert in Hawaii at the end of a 34 city tour. They reached the Top 20 of the Billboard chart with “Your Mama Don’t Dance” (#4 in 1972), “Thinking of You” (#18 in 1973) and “My Music” (#16 in 1973).
Boston‘s first LP enters the Billboard album chart where it will climb to #3 and become the fastest-selling debut album in Rock history. The LP contains the hit single “More Than a Feeling” which will reach #5 early next year.
Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton stood alone at the top of the Album chart for the eighth week. Silk Degrees from Boz Scaggs was a strong second with Linda Ronstadt’s Hasten Down the Wind close behind. The self-titled Fleetwood Mac was now moving back up after 61 weeks of release. The rest of the Top 10: Wild Cherry, War with their Greatest Hits package, Spirit from John Denver at #7, Spitfire by Jefferson Starship, All Things in Time by Lou Rawls at #9 and Chicago X.
Elvis in Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.
The Wake and Aftermath
The Eagles‘ LP, “The Long Run” debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart. Next week it will hit #1 and dethrone Led Zeppelin’s “In Through the Out Door”. To date, the disc has sold over seven million copies in the US alone.
The musical “Evita” opened on Broadway. The work was the third collaboration of Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Weber.
John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, ‘Moby Dick,’ would often last for half an hour and regularly featured his use of his bare hands. In 2007, Ludwig issued a limited edition drum kit in Bonham’s memory.
The Rolling Stones recorded a concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that would later be released on the DVD Let’s Spend the Night Together.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
“Love Will Turn You Around” by Kenny Rogers topped the Adult Contemporary chart.
Queen make a guest appearance on US TV’s Saturday Night Live, where they perform “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure”.
“Abracadabra” completed Steve Miller’s comeback by being crowned #1. John Cougar (Mellencamp) was up to #2 with “Jack & Diane”. The previous #1 “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” from Chicago preceded Survivor’s former #1 “Eye Of The Tiger”. Melissa Manchester remained at 5 with “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” and the Alan Parsons Project had one of their biggest hits with “Eye In The Sky”. The rest of the Top 10: The debut hit from Men At Work–“Who Can It Be Now?” moved from 12 to 7, Jackson Browne entered the list with “Somebody’s Baby”, John Cougar (Mellencamp) also had #9 with “Hurts So Good” and Donna Summer earned the 12th Top 10 of her career with “Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)”.
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
Bette Midler launches a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for their use of a sound-alike artist, former Midler back-up singer Ula Hedwig, in their commercials for the Mercury Sable. She eventually wins a $400,000 settlement.
Billy Joel files a $90 million lawsuit against his former manager, charging him with fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. Billy would be awarded $2 million.
A street is named Little Richard Boulevard in the singer’s hometown of Macon, Georgia.
Two fans were stabbed and 20 arrests were made after trouble broke out at a Ozzy Osbourne gig in Oklahoma City. The sale of alcohol at the concert was blamed for the incident.
Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince started a two week run at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Boom! Shake The Room’. Featuring Will Smith who was a rapper and actor starring in TV show The Fresh Prince of Belle Aire in 1993.
Nirvana’s In Utero was #1 on the U.K. Album chart.
In Pieces by Garth Brooks was #1 on the Album chart.
Mariah Carey‘s “Fantasy” became only the second single to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The first artist to accomplish this feat was Michael Jackson with “You Are Not Alone.” Because the Billboard Hot 100 is from 1958 onwards and ignores 1956 and 1957 the years Elvis debuted and held on to #1 many times as well as preselling million copies before release.
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman became the first major artist to release an album on his own personalised digital MP3 player. The matchbox-sized device with no moving parts was one of the smallest of its kind in the world and featured encryption software designed in the UK to prevent piracy.
Stephen Canaday of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils was killed when the vintage WW II plane he was riding in, rolled, inverted and crashed into a tree. The pilot failed to maintain speed which resulted in a stall. The band is most often remembered for the 1975 US #3 single “Jackie Blue”.
Ozzy Osbourne formally requested that Black Sabbath be removed from the nomination list for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Calling the inclusion “meaningless”, Osbourne went on to say “Let’s face it. Black Sabbath have never been media darlings. We’re a people’s band and that suits us just fine.”
Bono of U2 met with the president of the World Bank in Prague, Czechoslovakia to discuss his plan for debt relief of the third world.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Shania Twain began a world tour at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead spoke at the “No To Star Wars” rally (the weapons defense system, not the movie) outside an Air Force base in Yorkshire, England.
‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by the Scissor Sisters was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, ‘Sexyback’ by Justin Timberlake was at No.1 on the US charts and Sandi Thom had the Australian No.1 single with ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair).
The family of Manuela Gomez Ruiz dropped their lawsuit against Marian Medical Center in Santa Monica. They claimed the 73 year old Ruiz was kept from critical care after suffering a heart attack on the same day that Michael Jackson was brought in with flu-like symptoms during his trial for child molestation in 2005. The family had initially sued Jackson, but a judge dropped him from the lawsuit in April.
US District Judge Michael Davis granted a new trial to a Minnesota woman convicted last year of pirating music by offering to share 24 songs on the Kazaa file sharing network. The judge granted her motion for a new trial, while also imploring Congress to change copyright laws to prevent excessive awards in similar cases.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Andy Williams, the crooner most often remembered for his rendition of “Moon River”, died of bladder cancer at the age of 84. Williams enjoyed 27 Billboard Top 40 hits, including “Butterfly”, a #1 in 1957 and “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”, #2 in 1963.
Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour saw his solo album, “Rattle That Lock”, rise to the top of the UK album chart. Coming in at #4 was Cliff Richard, who scored his 43rd UK Top Ten LP with “75 at 75 – 75 Career-Spanning Hits”.
Bill Cosby, the actor and comedian who scored a Billboard #4 hit in 1967 with “Little Ole Man (Uptight-Everything’s Alright”), was sentenced to a term of three to ten years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004. After the verdict he was immediately take to a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania known as SCI Phoenix where he was kept isolated out of concern for his safety.
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