Give us this day, October 8, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
October 8, 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 8, 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.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
October 8, 1954
Elvis Scotty and Bill might have played the Silver Slipper
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
||October 8 1954
October 8, 1955
Chuck Berry continued to own the top R&B song with “Maybellene”, now in its 10th week at #1.
The Four Aces led the US hit parade with “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”, the first US number one record that was specifically written for a motion picture.
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium , Shreveport.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||October 8 1955
||Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
October 8, 1956
The show “Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent” debuted.
Elvis was released from the film Love Me Tender, because all the work completing the production was done.
October 8, 1957
As a follow-up to his six million seller, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, “Great Balls of Fire” at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. When released a month later it will sell over a million copies in the first ten days, eventually selling five million more. The record will peak at #2 in January, 1958, being kept out of the top spot by Danny And The Juniors’ “At The Hop”.
Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)
The Military Service Disruption
October 8, 1958
Military Service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
October 8, 1959
Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
October 8, 1960
Elvis and the group stopped off in Las Vegas for some time before returning to Memphis.
October 8, 1961
October 8, 1962
After a five year absence, Little Richard makes his return to Rock ‘n’ Roll as he kicks off his first ever tour of the UK, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke. Enthusiastic audience reaction to Cooke’s secular set convinced Richard to end his self-imposed exile and return to rock ‘n’ roll.
The Beatles recorded a session at EMI House in Manchester Square in London, to be played on Radio Luxembourg’s Friday Spectacular show on October 12.
It Happened at the World’s Fair
October 8, 1963
“Blue Velvet” by Bobby Vinton held the #1 spot on the Easy Listening chart for the fifth straight week.
October 8, 1964
The Beatles recorded “She’s a Woman” in seven takes at the EMI Studios in London. The sixth take was deemed to be the best, and the group spent a second session that night adding overdubs.
Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’, his third UK No.1. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected “A pretty woman never needs any money.”
October 8, 1965
The Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis Group, Unit Four + 2 and the Checkmates were in concert at the ABC, Stockton on Tees, England.
October 8, 1966
Ginger Baker, drummer of Cream, collapsed during a concert at Sussex University in England after playing a 20-minute drum solo. He recovered at a local hospital. and died in 2019.
The Temptations had the top R&B song for a third week with “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep”.
“Cherish” by the Association continued to set the example in a third week at #1. The Four Tops, however, were up from 7-2 with “Reach Out I’ll Be There). Question Mark & the Mysterians were close behind with “96 Tears” while “Black Is Black” by Los Bravos held down #4. The rest of the Top 10: “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep” from the Temptations, the Monkees traveled from 18 to 6 with “Last Train To Clarksville”, Neil Diamond’s “Cherry, Cherry” took a turn up to #7, the Supremes’ former #1 “You Can’t Hurry Love”, Count Five was up from 15 to 9 with “Psychotic Reaction” and the 4 Seasons collected their 11th Top 10 and 31st hit with “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”.
Revolver by the Beatles was the #1 album for the fifth straight week. The Soundtrack to “Doctor Zhivago” was #2 followed by Somewhere My Love from Ray Conniff & the Singers and What Now My Love by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. The rest of the Top 10: The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” in its 82nd week, Whipped Cream & Other Delights by Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass was #6, the Rolling Stones were stationary at #7 with Aftermath, Frank Sinatra’s Strangers In the Night was #8, the Best of the Beach Boys came in ninth and Sinatra At the Sands from Frank Sinatra moved into the Top 10.
October 8, 1967
Jimi Hendrix and Arthur Brown were at the Saville Theatre in London.
Elvis arrived for shooting Stay Away Joe in Sedona, Arizona.
October 8, 1968
Cass Elliot debuted as a solo artist at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two week run was abruptly cancelled when opening night proved to be a disaster. Cass has tonsillitis and her band is poorly rehearsed.
The Beatles recorded “I’m So Tired” and “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” for the upcoming White Album.
October 8, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
October 8, 1970
Lynn Anderson released the great single “Rose Garden”.
October 8, 1971
John Lennon released the single “Imagine” in the U.K.
Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band’s first album to hit No.1 in the US, knocking The Beatles’ Abbey Road twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying).
October 8, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.
October 8, 1973
The Steve Miller Band released the single “The Joker”.
October 8, 1974
After a long dry spell, Dionne Warwicke returned to the US top ten with “Then Came You”, recorded with The Spinners. Due to some superstitious feelings having to do with astrology, the former Ms. Warwick added an “e” to the end of her name for good luck. She would later return to the old spelling, which is actually a mis-spelled version of her real name: Warrick.
Elvis performed at the Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.
||08 Oct 1974
||San Antonio, TX.
||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Don’t Be Cruel/Teddy Bear
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 – September 27th – October 9th 1974
||October 8 1974
||San Antonio TX
||Light Blue Suit
October 8, 1975
Elvis took a short flying tour in his newly bought Lockheed JetStar, with 5 others and his personal pilot, Milo High.
October 8, 1976
Stevie Wonder‘s “Song in the Key of Life” debuts at #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, becoming only the third album in history to achieve that feat. It’s Wonder’s first release since his $13 million signing with Motown. The three record set would go Platinum, yielding the hits “Sir Duke”, “Isn’t She Lovely” and “I Wish”.
The Sex Pistols receive a 40,000 Pound ($68,000) signing bonus after inking a recording deal with EMI Records.
The Wake and Aftermath
Barry White remained at #1 on the R&B chart with “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me”.
Billy Joel‘s breakthrough album, “The Stranger”, enters the Billboard album chart, where it would crack the Top 10. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles (“Just The Way You Are” – #3, “Movin’ Out” – #17, “Only The Good Die Young” – #24 and “She’s Always A Woman” – #17) and would be his first effort to reach the UK album chart.
“Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for the fifth week.
David Soul, star of the hit American TV show Starsky and Hutch, reaches the top of the UK charts for the second time this year with “Silver Lady”. The previous April, “Don’t Give Up On Us” went to #1.
Debbie Boone’s “You Light Up My Life” begins an eight week stay at the top of the Cash Box Best Sellers chart. The record also led the Billboard Hot 100 for ten consecutive weeks, becoming one of the most successful singles of the 1970s. In the UK, it peaked at #48.
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac had already set a Rock Era record, but it needed to accumulate a few more weeks to top stave off two famous soundtrack albums that were yet to be released. On this date, the Mac registered its 22nd week at #1.
Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco was #1 again with K.C. and the Sunshine Band coming in second–“Keep It Comin’ Love”. A newcomer was rocketing up the charts however–Debby Boone (daughter of Pat) was up from #15 to #3 with “You Light Up My Life”. Carly Simon was able to climb to 4 with “Nobody Does It Better” and Shaun Cassidy now had song #5 with “That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll”. The rest of the Top 10: The Emotions’ former #1 “Best Of My Love”, Heatwave’s first hit “Boogie Nights” was at #7, Foreigner and “Cold As Ice”, the Commodores saw “Brick House” rise up to #9 and Andy Gibb’s former #1 was still at #10–“I Just Want To Be Your Everything”.
Warner Brothers Records rush releases Fleetwood Mac‘s “Tusk” album weeks ahead of schedule when tracks begin mysteriously popping up on US radio stations.
Prince released the album “Dirty Mind”.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
“True” by Spandau Ballet was awarded the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The Police held on to #1 on the Album chart for a 12th week with Synchronicity. Thriller by Michael Jackson (the #2 album) had spent 20 weeks at #1 but it wasn’t done rewriting the Rock Era record book. The Soundtrack to “Flashdance” was third with Billy Joel’s excellent An Innocent Man moving to #4. The rest of the Top 10: Def Leppard and their breakthrough album Pyromania, Quiet Riot with Metal Health at #6, Bonnie Tyler was up with Faster Than the Speed of Night, Robert Plant’s solo release The Principle of Moments was in the #8 position, Fixx and Reach the Beach, and Air Supply’s Greatest Hits held the #10 spot.
Although her Pop career was on the decline, Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year Award for “A Little Good News”. She was the first woman to ever be given that distinction.
Little Richard passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle while driving in West Hollywood and ran into a telephone pole, causing serious injury and forcing him to miss his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He returned to spiritual music again after his recovery.
Elton John, David Lee Roth and Cher appear on the opening night of The Late Show starring Joan Rivers. At the end of the program, the hostess stood next to Elton and joined him in singing “The Bitch Is Back”. Joan’s decision to host her own show without telling Johnny Carson, for whom she filled in for on The Tonight Show, would permanently sour the friendship between the two.
Chuck Berry is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His film biography, Hail, Hail Rock & Roll premiered the same night.
Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side Of The Moon” finally falls off of Billboard’s Hot 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.
U2 hit #1 in the U.K. for the first time with “Desire”.
Phil Collins climbed up to #1 on the AC chart with “Groovy Kind of Love”. a 60s cover
Another song from Hysteria by Def Leppard was rising up the chart and on this date, “Love Bites” gave them a #1 song.
Appetite For Destruction from Guns N’ Roses spent a third and final week at #1 on the Album chart while Hysteria by Def Leppard was still #2 after 60 weeks. The debut from Tracy Chapman settled in at #3 while the “Cocktail” Soundtrack was #4. The rest of the Top 10: Simple Pleasures from Bobby McFerrin, …And Justice For All by Metallica moved from 13 to 6, Roll With It by Steve Winwood, Bon Jovi debuted at #8 with New Jersey, George Michael’s Faith and He’s the D.J., I’m the Rapper by D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince was #10.
Responding to Rolling Stone guitarist Ron Wood’s suggestion that The Who were only staging a 25th Anniversary Tour for the money, Pete Townshend fires back with: “Mick needs a lot more than I do. His last album was a flop.”
The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.
Boyz II Men had the #1 R&B song for the eighth week in a row with “I’ll Make Love To You”.
The Boyz were hot–“I’ll Make Love To You” spent a seventh week at #1 for Boyz II Men. Sheryl Crow was up to the runner-up spot with her first hit “All I Wanna’ Do”. Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey slipped down with their remake of “Endless Love” and Babyface found himself at #4 with “When Can I See You”. The rest of the Top 10: John Mellencamp had his 10th Top 10 and 25th career hit “Wild Night” with help from Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Changing Faces were at 6 with “Stroke You Up”, Lisa Loeb & Nine Stores were down with their former #1 “Stay (I Missed You)”, Aaliyah remained at #8 with “At Your Best (You Are Love)”, Immature were still at 9 and Real McCoy bounced into the Top 10 with “Another Night”.
Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute is broadcast live on pay-per-view TV in the US. In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star broadcast.
The Bon Jovi album “Bounce” was released in the U.S.
The CD “Story” was released.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Stevie Wonder, Usher, Mary J. Blige and Reba McEntire performed at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a tribute to the late Ray Charles in Los Angeles.
Blondie, Sonic Youth, Joan Jett, the Strokes and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age performed at a charity tribute to the Ramones at the Spirit Club in New York City. All proceeds were donated to the Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Center and the Lymphoma Research Foundation (Both Joey and Johnny Ramone had died of cancer.)
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Neil Sedaka was honored with the Silver Heart Award from Britain’s Variety Club in Manchester for outstanding service to the music industry
Roger Williams, who released 116 albums in his career and played before nine U.S. presidents, died just one week after his 87th birthday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Record label bosses at EMI recalled a vinyl, anniversary edition of The Beatles’ hit single “Love Me Do” after discovering they had accidentally pressed a version that included session musician Andy White playing drums instead of band member Ringo Starr. Copies of the disc featuring the wrong version were reportedly selling for big money on the internet auction website eBay.com.
Michael Jackson’s estate launched a lawsuit against three companies in Japan, alleging they were using the name and likeness of the late Pop star on key chains, mugs, towels, post cards and other products without permission.
‘Elvis alive’ conspiracy rages as clip of ‘The King’ singing after death emerges – Daily Star
The video has led thousands of people to believe the legendary singer faked his death
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