Give us this day, September 25, our daily Elvis
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
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.
September 25, 1965
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.
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
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
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
Paul McCartney and Wings played a charity concert in St Marks Square, Venice to raise funds for the historic city. The night was a success but the weight of the equipment used by the group caused more damage to the square.
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.
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.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Queen make a guest appearance on US TV’s Saturday Night Live, where they perform “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Under Pressure”.
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.
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.
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.”
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
‘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.
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.
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