From Rockabilly Sun to RCA’s Atomic Powered Singer

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

Elvis performed at the Memphis, TN Eagle’s Nest  An influential DJ showed up at the club and was so impressed by Elvis that he booked him for a show the next week.

November 19, 1954

Sammy Davis Jr. was involved in a car accident in which he lost his left eye. Sammy had released a number of singles which were mostly ignored until he signed with Decca Records in 1955, where he scored hits with “Something’s Gotta Give”, “Love Me or Leave Me” and “That Old Black Magic”.

Elvis performed at Lake Cliff Club concert

November 20, 1954

Known as “Little Miss Share Cropper,” LaVern Baker (Delores Williams) had her debut disc, “Tweedlee Dee,” released today. It reached #4 R&B and #14 pop, beginning her string of twenty-one hits through 1966.
The Drifter’s quintessential R&B version of “White Christmas,” was released, rising to #2 R&B.
Elvis performed at Shreveport, LA’ Louisiana Hayride

November 21, 1954

American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘This Ole House.’ This song was also a No.1 for Shakin’ Stevens in 1981.

Her nephew, actor George Clooney was a pallbearer at her funeral in 2002.

Elvis performed at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, Arkansas at 7.00 and 9.15 p.m.
Johnny Cash was very surprised to witness Elvis washing his car by hand to remove all the mud and rain after the long drive.

Elvis performed at Longview, TX’ Reo Palm Isle

November 19, 1955

Carl Perkins recorded ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ at Sun Studios in Memphis. The rock ‘n’ roll classic became a US No.2 & UK No.10 hit for Perkins in 1956, and has been covered by many acts including Elvis Presley and John Lennon. ”

Elvis at Gladewater High School Gymnasium in Gladewater TX;

performing “I Forgot To Remember To Forget”,“Baby Lets Play House”  “Thats All Right” and covering “Rock Around The Clock”

November 20, 1955

Bo Diddley performed on The Ed Sullivan Show , playing “Bo Diddley” even though he was scheduled to play “16 Tons.” Sullivan was so infuriated, Bo would never be invited back. The singer later recalled, “Ed Sullivan said that I was one of the first colored boys to ever double-cross him. Said that I wouldn’t last six months.” Diddley would prove Sullivan wrong, as he released 11 albums between 1958 and 1963.
The song that changed popular music history ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley & His Comets went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The song was used under the opening credits of the film Blackboard Jungle. The song entered the charts a further six times until 1974.
Elvis signed his contract with RCA which included all the Sun Masters.
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RCA Victor buys Elvis Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $40,000. The deal was inked at New York’s Warwick Hotel and gave Sam Phillips $35,000 for Elvis and $5,000 in back royalties owed to Elvis by Sun to Elvis.
Scotty Moore and Bill Black were not contracted to Sun Records or RCA, ditto DJ Fontana, they were on contract to Elvis. RCA’s Steve Sholes with new acquisition: Elvis Presley
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After the switch from Sun to RCA Elvis sent a telegram to the Colonel: ” Dear Colonel, Words can never tell you how my folks and I appreciate what you did for me. I’ve always known and now my folks are assured that you are the best, most wonderful person I could ever hope to work with. Believe me when I say I will stick with you through thick and thin and do everything I can to uphold your faith in me. Again, I say thanks and I love you like a father, Elvis Presley.”
November 14,  1956
Sam Phillips produced Jerry Lee Lewis‘ first Sun Records recording session, from which came the single “End Of The Road” b/w “Crazy Arms.”
Elvis Presley makes his acting debut as the movie Love Me Tender premieres in New York City. Despite critical reaction, it takes in nearly $4 million in just two months.

November 17, 1956

Elvis Presley’s single “Love Me Tender” hit #1 in the U.S.

Elvis Presley’s single “Blue Moon” hit #9 in the U.K.

Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally this (or the next night) show was planned to be the worldwide satellite broadcast.
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Elvis performed at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. which was broadcast on tv in Japan as a technical run for the January 1973 first live broadcast via satellite by a solo performer.
Elvis gave a press conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel to announce the satellite show once again.

 

America’s son on SUN: Elvisworld

Elvis World: The 1954 Private Demos

Harbour Lights: The Anthem side of Elvis

Elvis Trax: The Spoken Verse

When Elvis Presley dug deep

ElvisWorld: Blue Moon and Unshiny Sun

The Final Sun Sessions Set: Left right and real gone

Sun to RCA: The Producers

1994

The Garth Brooks album “Ropin’ The Wind” was certified 10X Platinum.

1996

Anthology Volume 3 by the Beatles was the #1 album, making the group the only act in the Rock Era to have three #1 albums in a 12-month period.

1997

Céline Dion released the album “Let’s Talk About Love,” which includes the song “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic.” In her native Canada, it set a record for first-week sales: 230,000 copies, meaning one out of every 100 Canadians bought the album in the first seven days of its release.

2001

ABC aired Britney Spears’ first TV concert, “Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas.”

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2003

The Beatles released “Let It Be… Naked” (minus the Phil Spector Wall of Sound embellishments on the original album). The LP would reach #5 in the US and #7 in the UK.

2006
First official release of the Million Dollar Quartet – the most complete and properly sequenced release version.

In a poll compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, “Queen’s Greatest Hits” was named as the most popular album of all time in Britain. According to the list, the album has sold around 5.4 million copies, beating the Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, which has sold 4.8 million copies.

 2013
Paul McCartney posted a letter on his website calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists whom Russian authorities arrested during a protest over Arctic oil drilling in September. All the activists involved had their charges dropped in late December of this year.
2015
A pair of white boots worn by Elvis Presley during his famous ’68 Comeback TV Special performance were bought by a UK collector for £29,500, ($44,500). Elvis had worn the size-11 Verde boots while singing ‘If I Can Dream’, two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the lyrics included quotes from the civil rights leader.
2015
Justin Bieber topped the UK singles chart with ‘Sorry’ breaking a chart record for the most tracks inside the top 40. The chart featured eight songs from Bieber’s new album Purpose, the first time a living artist had so many simultaneous entries. His eight entries saw him break a record set by Elvis Presley in 1957, when he had seven songs in the top 40 singles chart.
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Daily Elvis: October 7

Give us this day,  October 7,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

October 7, 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 7, 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 7, 1954

October 7, 1955

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue,” a compilation of made-for-television short films featuring Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Lionel Hampton, Ruth Brown, the Clovers, Dinah Washington, Louis Bellson, Big Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, and the Delta Rhythm Boys, opened in U.S. movie theaters.

Elvis and Tillman Franks took a bus to Houston to see “Western Swing” king Bob Wills at Cook’s Hoedown Club while everyone else relaxed and made their way back to Shreveport for Saturday’s Hayride commitment. According to Franks, neither Elvis nor Wills were particularly impressed with the other

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

October 7, 1956

October 7, 1957

RCA Victor has already received a half-million advanced orders for Elvis Presley’s fourth LP, “Elvis’ Christmas Album”. So far only 200,000 copies have been pressed. Over the years, the disc has sold over 13 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling Christmas / holiday album of all time.

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

Elvis went to see wrestling matches at Ellis Auditorium. After that he had dinner with Penny Banner, one of the lady wrestlers, whom he took back to Graceland afterwards.

The Military Service Disruption

October 7, 1958

Georgia Gibbs sings “The Hula-Hoop Song” on The Ed Sullivan Show, giving the hip-swinging craze an even further boost. Twenty-five million plastic hoops were sold in less than four months and in two years sales would reach more than 100 million units. Although many believe the toy was first popularized in the 1950s, references to it have been found from as early as 500 B.C.E.

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

October 7, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

October 7, 1960

Flaming Star  Elvis recorded the new title song Flaming Star at Radio Recorders in an 8.00 to 11.00 p.m. session.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
Flaming Star M2PB 1987-06
Flaming Star (end title version) WPA5 2547-SP

October 7, 1961

Elvis Presley’s single “Little Sister” hit #5 in the U.S.

October 7, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

October 7, 1963

Elvis reported to MGM in Hollywood for the preproduction on Kissin’ Cousins. During the week he had script and choreography rehearsals. There were also wig fittings for his role as the blond twin.

October 7, 1964

The Beatles appear on a taped episode of the American Rock ‘n’ Roll TV show Shindig!. From London, they perform “I’m a Loser”, “Boys” and “Kansas City”.

October 7, 1965

Elvis arrived at Graceland at 11.00 p.m. He drove the Dodge Motor Home himself followed by a caravan of 5 cars.

October 7, 1966

Smiley Lewis, New Orleans R&B singer, died of stomach cancer. He wrote ‘One Night’ covered by Elvis Presley and ‘I Hear You Knocking’ 1955 US No.2 for Gale Storm plus UK No.1 & US No.2 for Dave Edmunds’.

October 7, 1967

Elvis went to Las Vegas for a few days  before heading to Arizona for Stay Away, Joe 

October 7, 1968

October 7, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

October 7, 1970

October 7, 1971

October 7, 1972

October 7, 1973

October 7, 1974

Elvis performed at the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.

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Date: 07 Oct 1974
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Wichita, KS.
Levitt Arena
Tickets: 10,000
Costume: Mad Tiger suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes
The Wonder Of You
Big Boss Man
Fever
If You Love Me
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Why Me Lord
Let Me Be There
When It’s My Time [The Stamps]
Johnny B. Goode
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Polk Salad Annie
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings: 0

 

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 – September 27th – October 9th 1974
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Info October 7 1974 Levitt Arena Wichita KS (8:30 pm) 10000 Mad Tiger Original belt Yellow Suit Yes

October 7, 1975

October 7, 1976

1978

The film soundtrack to ‘Grease’ featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 13 week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

The Wake and Aftermath

October 7, 1977

The album “From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee” was confirmed gold by the RIAA.

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1995

Alanis Morisette becomes the first Canadian female artist to top the Billboard album chart when “Jagged Little Pill” reaches #1. The CD will become a Platinum selling disc, nine times over.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2003

“Elvis 2nd To None” was released.

2007

Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Magic’, the singer, songwriter’s 15th studio album and 7th UK No.1. Also a US No.1 album.

2008

Singer Lisa Marie Presley and her fourth husband, guitarist/producer Michael Lockwood, welcomed the arrival of fraternal twins they named Harper and Finley.

2009

Barbra Streisand surprised many music industry watchers when she topped the Billboard Hot 200 for the ninth time with her latest release, “Love Is the Answer”. The CD extended Streisand’s lead as the female act with the most chart toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 200. Nielsen SoundScan reported the unit sold 180,000 copies during its first week of release.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

From my other blog:

Lezflirt ElvisStyle: Penny Banner: Girl Wrestler (Oct 7)

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 29

Give us this day, September 29, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 29, 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 29, 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

September 29, 1954

September 29, 1955

Elvis performed at the Aubrey Arkansas, High School with the Louvin Brothers.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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September 29 1955 High School
Aubrey Arkansas

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 29, 1956

Bill Haley equals Ruby Murray’s record set in 1955 by having five songs in the UK Top 30 – “See You Later, Alligator” (#19), “Razzle Dazzle” (#17), “Rock Around The Clock” (#13), “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll” (#11) and “Rockin’ Through The Rye” (#4).

Elvis and Nick Adams returned to the Memphis Fairgrounds for the Mid-South Fair

Elvis went on stage for a quick bow with Irish tenor Dennis Day.

Elvis Presley at the Mid-South Fair – Memphis September 29, 1956

 

Elvis Receives His First Badge From Sergeant Fred Woodard of The Memphis Police

Bromance: Nick Adams

September 29, 1957

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

Elvis Presley’s soundtrack album “Loving You” hit #1 in the U.S. It spent ten weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on April 9, 1968 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The Military Service Disruption

September 29, 1958

USS Randall on the Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany

September 29, 1959

Cliff Richard becomes the first UK artist to have a Rock ‘n’ Roll hit in the US when “Living Doll” makes the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #30.

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 29, 1960

Elvis had a luncheon interview at the set of Flaming Star with Vernon Scott. Together with some other friends from Memphis, Gary Pepper, 27 at the time, in a wheelchair from MS and who was president of the Memphis Elvis Tankers Fan Club.

September 29, 1961

September 29, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 29, 1963

In London England, UK, the Rolling Stones began their first tour as a supporting act for the Everly Brothers, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley.

The soundtrack recording for Kissin Cousins began. They started at 7.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m. Elvis did not record his part because he had a cold. He did came over though to meet the director, Gene Nelson, who also played congas with the band.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Pappy, Won’t You Please Come Home ////////-06
There’s Gold In The Mountains (track) ////////-03
One Boy, Two Little Girls (track) ////////-05
Once Is Enough (track) ////////-03
Tender Feeling (track) ////////-02
Kissin’ Cousins (No. 2) (track) ////////-02

September 29, 1964

September 29, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 29, 1966

Elvis had an appointment at the studio to get his hair cut. Instead of that, he had his hair cut at home and arrived to late for his “Easy Come, Easy Go” recording session. By midnight he had completed several movie songs.

Paramount Studio Recording Stage – Hollywood, California
She’s A Machine (movie version) ////////-13
She’s A Machine (record version) WPA1 8027-15
She’s A Machine (dubdown to track) ////////-13
The Love Machine (record version) UPA3 3806-12
The Love Machine (movie version) ////////-14
Yoga Is As Yoga Does UPA3 3807-12
You Gotta Stop (track) ////////-05
Leave My Woman Alone (track) WPA3 1039-05

September 29, 1967

Tennesee Governor Buford Elington declared “Elvis Presley Day.”

September 29, 1968

September 29, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 29, 1970

September 29, 1971

Elvis left LA for Palm Springs

September 29, 1972

September 29, 1973

September 29, 1974

Elvis performed at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan at 2.30 p.m. but due to illness Elvis only performed there for 30 minutes.

Date: 29 Sep 1974
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Detroit, MI.
Olympia Stadium
Tickets: 17,105
Costume: Chinese Dragon suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
CC. Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love me
Blue Suede Shoes
It’s Midnight
Big Boss Man
Fever
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog
[band introductions]
When Its My Time ( featuring Voice )
Why Me Lord Guitar Solo ( featuring James Burton )
Drum Solo ( featuring Ronnie Tutt )
Bass Solo ( featuring Duke Bardwell )
Alright Okay You Win ( featuring Glen D Hardin )
Orchestra Solo ( featuring Joe Guercio Orchestra )
Killing Me Softly  ( featuring Voice )

Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Teddy Bear
Don’t Be Cruel
Heartbreak Hotel
Why Me Lord?
Let Me Be There
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Johnny Be Goode
Steamroller Blues
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 14 – September 27th – October 9th 1974
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Info September 29 1974 Olympia Stadium Detroit MI (2:30 pm) 17105 Chinese Dragon Original belt Purple Suit Yes Yes

September 29, 1975

Through George Klein Elvis got the message singer Jackie Wilson suffered a stroke. Immediately Elvis sent a check to pay for the hospital expenses and medical bills.

September 29, 1976

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1990

Rick Nelson‘s sons Gunnar and Matthew have a number one hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Love and Affection”, becoming the third generation of Nelsons to accomplish that feat. Their Grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, led his orchestra to the top of the chart in 1932 with “And Then Some” and Rick topped all others in 1958 with “Poor Little Fool” and in 1961 with “Travelin’ Man”.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2010

On Jerry Lee Lewis‘ 75th birthday, his 40th album, “Mean Old Man”, peaks at #72 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The LP consists of duets with some of music’s greatest stars, such as Mick Jagger, Rod Wood, Tim McGraw, Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, and Willie Nelson. His previous album, “Last Man Standing”, went to #26 in 2006.

 

 

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 26

Give us this day, September 26, our daily Elvis

1887

Emile Berliner, a 36 year old German immigrant living in Washington DC, applies for a patent on his invention, the gramophone. The machine was the first to play flat discs as opposed to Thomas Edison’s wax cylinder apparatus. The patent would be granted in November.

1928

Operations began at Chicago’s new Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, where work would take place on the first mass-produced, commercial car radio. In 1930, Galvin would introduce the Motorola to the Radio Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Atlantic City. .

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

Sept 26, 1937

American blues singer Bessie Smith died aged 43 after being involved in a car accident while traveling along Route 61 outside Memphis, Tennessee. Her 1923 song ‘Downhearted Blues’ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

September 26, 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 26, 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

September 26, 1954

September 26, 1955

Elvis began another tour booked by Bob Neal. Elvis performed at the Jr. High Gymnasium, Gilmer, Texas.


Elvis and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Top


Scotty, DJ, Elvis (with Jim Ed’s D28) and Bill at Gilmer Junior High – Sep. 26, 1955

Photo by David Topp

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
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Info September 26 1955 Trinity High School Auditorium Gilmer TX (8:00 PM) 1000 Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 26, 1956

Fats Domino‘s version of “Blueberry Hill” enters the Billboard Pop chart where it will reach number two. The song had been written in 1940 and was recorded by several artists including The Glenn Miller Orchestra who took it to #1 in 1941.

Elvis drove to Tupelo with Nick Adams.- Elvis was late and missed the parade.

The town of Tupelo, MS, declared “Elvis Presley Day.”

Elvis performed at the Mississippi Alabama Fair And Diary Show,  Tupelo Fairgrounds where as a 10 year old, he’d placed 5th in a talent contest.

The classic image of Elvis and a stage shot showing Nick Adams, who was an opening act doing impressions of other celebs at the side of the stage: Elvis wore a velvet shirt, made for him by Natalie Wood’s dressmaker.

The show was filmed by Fox Movietone News, but the bad audio made it almost a “silent” movie, and is the only professionally filmed 1950s concert of Elvis.

Romances: Barbara Hearn

His Parents and Barbara Hearn, the last girlfriend who knew him before famous, also attended –

Book Review: Rebel & The King Expanded

Nick and Elvis between shows.

Bromance: Nick Adams

Elvis Presley : September 26, 1956 : Tupelo, MS. Mississippi-Alabama …

Tammy Wynette, at the age of 14, watched the show from the first row.

Review: Tupelo’s Own Elvis Presley DVD : Elvis Reviews

Opening Acts:

Mother Maybelle
The Carter Sisters
Rod Brasfield
John Gordy
Delores Watson
The Jordanaires

Afternoon show:

Heartbreak Hotel
Long Tall Sally
Introduction and Presentation
I Was The One
I Want You I Need You I Love You
I Got A Woman
Dont Be Cruel
Ready Teddy
Love Me Tender
Hound Dog

 

Evening Show:

Love Me Tender
I Was The One
I Got A Woman
Announcement
Don’t Be Cruel
Blue Suede Shoes
Announcement
Baby Lets Play House
Hound Dog

Tupelo Fairgrounds, Tupelo, MS – Scotty Moore

Today in Elvis World: Tupelo’s Own!

Department

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 26 1956 Tupelo Fairgrounds Tupelo MS (2:30 PM) Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show
Info September 26 1956 Tupelo Fairgrounds Tupelo MS (7:30 PM) Mississippi-Alabama Fair & Dairy Show

 

September 26, 1957

Elvis and some friends spent the evening at the Fairgrounds, attracting a huge crowd.

The Military Service Disruption

September 26, 1958

USS Randall on the Atlantic Ocean – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge until Oct 1 In Germany

September 26, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 26, 1960

Connie Francis becomes the first female singer in the Rock and Roll era to have two consecutive number one singles when “My Heart Has a Mind Of Its Own” went to the top of the Billboard chart. It followed “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”.

Flaming Star 

September 26, 1961

September 26, 1962

The sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer, Jr., Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp, began its nine-season run on CBS-TV.

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 26, 1963

September 26, 1964

Herman’s Hermits were at the top of the British singles chart with “I’m Into Something Good”, the group’s only UK #1. The song was recorded earlier in the year by Earl-Jean McCrea, who had been the lead singer of the R&B vocal group The Cookies. Her version peaked at #38 in the US.

Roy Orbison‘s “Oh, Pretty Woman” reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the last of a string of nine straight Top Ten records for The Big O.

Elvis and the whole caravan left for Hollywood.

September 26, 1965

Queen Elizabeth II presented the Beatles with the Order of the British Empire. The award had been recommended by Prime Minister Harold Wilson who explained, “I saw the Beatles as having a transforming effect on the minds of youth, mostly for the good. It kept a lot of kids off the streets.”  The Fab Four, who reportedly got high in a bathroom before the event, were said to be delighted, but many older and more conservative previous honorees returned their awards in protest.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 26, 1966

September 26, 1967

September 26, 1968

Elvis went to the Memphian, like almost every night for this period in Graceland. He was accompanied by Priscilla, Sonny West, Gee Gee Gambill, Charlie Hodge and Lamar Fike.

They watched The Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve McQueen and Hang ‘Em High, with Clint Eastwood.

September 26, 1969

The Beatles release their 13th album in the UK, “Abbey Road”, which debuts at #1 and will stay there for eleven straight weeks. It is issued in the US a week later and will top the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks. It has since gone on to sell over 31 million copies world wide. The album cover, showing the band crossing the street just outside the recording studio, will become one of the most imitated in recording history. The zebra crossing itself has become so popular with Beatle fans, it has its own webcam.

Elvis with Charlie Hodge at RCA Studio A for an overdub session

RCA Studio A – Nashville, Tennessee
Let Us Pray (vocal overdub – remake)
ZPA4 1957-05
A Little Bit Of Green (vocal replacement) XPA5 1148-02
A Little Bit Of Green (harmony vocal overdub) XPA5 1148-NA

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 26, 1970

Tamla-Motown Records announces that The Jackson 5 sold 10 million singles world wide in nine months with “I Want You Back”, “ABC” and “The Love You Save”.

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

September 26, 1971

September 26, 1972

September 26, 1973

September 26, 1974

Elvis flew out of Memphis to begin his 4th tour of 1974.

September 26, 1975

September 26, 1976

Elvis flew from Palm Springs to Memphis.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

Michael Jackson started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, Thriller, Bad, went on to become the world’s best-selling album having sold between 30 to 45 million copies worldwide. The album produced five US No.1’s, the first album to do so.

1989

Paul McCartney started his world tour at The Drammenshallen, in Drammen, Norway. It was McCartney’s first major tour outing in ten years, since Wings UK Tour 1979, and his first appearances in North America in thirteen years.

1992

The soundtrack album “Honeymoon In Vegas” hit #18 in the U.S. The film featured cover versions of Elvis songs by Billy Joel, Ricky Van Shelton, Amy Grant, Dwight Yoakam, Trisha Yearwood, Jeff Beck and Jed Leiber, John Mellancamp and Bono.

 

2000

The Elvis Presley compilation “White Christmas” was released on CD.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

Jerry Lee Lewis released “Last Man Standing,” an album of duets with Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, and Little Richard, among others. The album title refers to Lewis being the lone survivor of the half-dozen household names on the Sun Records talent roster of the 1950s.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

 

 

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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 23

Give us this day, September 23, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 23, 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 23, 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 23, 1952

At the Castle Studio in Nashville, Hank Williams recorded “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Take These Chains From My Heart,” “I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You,” and “Kaw-Liga” at his last formal recording session.

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

September 23, 1954

September 23, 1955

Elvis attended a show by the Blackwood Brothers at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. When James Blackwood discovered that Elvis bought his own ticket to get in , he set his apologies along with a refund.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 23, 1956

Elvis flew to Memphis, together with Nick Adams and Gene Smith.

On this trip he used the name Clint Reno, just like the character from his last movie, Love Me Tender.

 

In the evening Elvis was seen at the Memphis Fairgrounds with Nick Adams.

September 23, 1957

Buddy Holly And The Crickets scored their only US number one hit with their first Billboard chart maker, “That’ll Be the Day”. Holly would later reach the Top Ten with “Peggy Sue” and “Oh, Boy!” and crack the Top 20 with “Maybe Baby” and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”.

The Military Service Disruption

September 23, 1958 to October 1

At Gold Star Recording Studios in Hollywood, Ritchie Valens recorded “La Bamba.”

At the Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded “Whole Lotta Loving.”

USS Randall – Bunkmate: Charlie Hodge

September 23, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 23, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 23, 1961

Elvis Presley’s single “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” hit #4 in the U.S.

September 23, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  

September 23, 1963

In Memphis,  Elvis went to the Memphian screened the movie:

Hootenanny Hoot (1963) – IMDb

September 23, 1964

Elvis had a chest X ray and some blood tests and again didn’t attend the movies. His schedule for Los Angeles was delayed.

September 23, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 23, 1966

The ‘Rolling Stones 66’ 12 date UK tour kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by Long John Baldry, Ike & Tina Turner and The Yardbirds, (Jimmy Page was playing bass, with Jeff Beck on guitar). Michelangelo Antonioni attended this concert and asked The Yardbirds to appear in his forthcoming film Blow Up. Also both Keith Moon and John Entwistle from The Who were in the audience.

September 23, 1967

September 23, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 23, 1969

The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University ran a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a look-a-like. Russell Gibb of WKNR-FM in Detroit picked up on the claim and the story went worldwide. By late October 1969 the hoax was so well entrenched, that McCartney came out of seclusion at his Scottish farm to deny the story. When McCartney was asked to comment by a reporter visiting Macca’s farm, he replied, “Do I look dead, I’m as fit as a fiddle.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 23, 1970

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
ZPA4 1797
ZPA4 1798
ZPA4 1800

Elvis returned to Memphis, where he watched a movie at the Crosstown, before leaving for Los Angeles the next day.

September 23, 1971

September 23, 1972

After a string of TV and Las Vegas stage shows had made him famous, Mac Davis achieves his only US chart topper with “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me”. It made #29 in the UK. Mac would go on to have three more Top 40 hits over the next two years and starred in his own weekly TV show on NBC from ’74 to ’76 before enjoying further success in Country music.

September 23, 1973

In the mobile recording truck RCA had sent to Elvis home in Palm Springs the recording continued from 7.00 p.m. till 3.15 a.m. with Elvis completing Are You Sincere and I Miss You. RCA got just enough for one album.

Elvis Presley’s Residence – Palm Springs, California
I Miss You CPA5 4774-15
Killing Me Softly (Voice) ////////-01
Why Me, Lord (Voice) ////////-10
In The Sweet By And By (Voice) ////////-NA
Are You Sincere CPA5 4775-04
Danny’s Song (Voice) ////////-NA
Aubrey (Voice) ////////-NA

September 23, 1974

Elvis Presley goes on a $100,000 shopping spree in Memphis and buys six Lincoln Continentals and five Cadillacs and distributes them among his friends.

September 23, 1975

September 23, 1976

Elvis in Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

 

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1998

Elvis Presley was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tammy Wynette, George Morgan, and E.W. “Bud” Wendell were also enshrined.

 

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2009

14 re-mastered Beatles albums and boxed sets sold more than 2.25 million copies during the first five days they were on sale in North America, Japan and the UK, prompting EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti to declare that “Beatlemania has returned.”

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2013

Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was shut down for a 15-song set by Paul McCartney on the roof of the El Capitan Theatre that followed his appearance on TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. An estimated crowd of 10,000 listened from the street.

2015

Presley Pretender Lisa Jorgenson makes a visit to Graceland more meekly in reality than she claimed online to assert ownership.

Woman Claiming To Be Elvis’ Real Daughter Warns Lisa Marie …

Elvis’ ‘Real’ Daughter Lisa Johansen Makes Secret Trip To Graceland …

Presley Pretenders: Lisa Johansen

2018

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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 22

Give us this day, September 22,  our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 22, 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 22, 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

September 22, 1954

At Decca’s Pythian Temple studio in New York City, Bill Haley And His Comets recorded his “Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie.”

September 22, 1955

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium, Kingsport, Tennessee, which was the last show of a tour.

Elvis sang: Rock Around The Clock, Mystery Train, Milkcow Blues Boogie, and I Love You Because

The Opening Acts were The Louvin Brothers, Cowboy Copas, The Alabama Sanddusters, and Charlie & Ira

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 22 1955 Civic Auditorium Kingsport TN (8:00 PM) 270 Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree Yes

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 22, 1956

Billboard magazine prints an article which says, “With new experiences to their credit, such as calling in riot squads, and with scars such as damaged seats, some arena and stadium officials have turned their thumbs down to Rock and Roll.”

September 22, 1957

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

The Military Service Disruption

September 22, 1958

The troop train arrived at the Brooklyn Army Terminal at 9.00 a.m. Elvis held a press conference and once again expressed his hope that the fans won’t forget him.

September 22, 1958 , Elvis Preley Sails Brooklyn Army …

 

He walked up the gangplank of the USS Randall 8 times, carrying his duffel bag, so the press could all get a good shot.

 

(Mandatory credit: Alfred Wertheimer/Getty Images) At the New York Port of Embarkation’s Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), American musician (and actor) Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) (right) looks back as he boards the USS Randall via the gangplank and prepares to ship out, New York, New York, September 22, 1958. (Photo by Alfred Wertheimer/Getty Images)

 

Elvis Sails: Brooklyn Army Terminal September 22, 1958

He then joins the rest of the 3rd Armored Division on the USS General Randall for a voyage to the seaport town of Bremerhaven, Germany. During the ocean crossing Privates Elvis Presley and Charlie Hodge bunked together.

Elvisverse: Elvis and Charlie Hodge

September 22, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 22, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 22, 1961

September 22, 1962

Elvis was at Radio Recorders from 11.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. to complete soundtrack recording for It Happened At The World’s Fair. Don Robertson, songwriter, was invited to play at the session, either piano or organ.

Radio Recorders Studio B – Hollywood, California
I’m Falling In Love Tonight PPA3 2719-08
They Remind Me Too Much Of You PPA3 2725-09
Cotton Candy Land PPA3 2720-05
A World Of Our Own PPA3 2721-01
How Would You Like To Be PPA3 2722-06
One Broken Heart For Sale (movie version) WPA5 2512-01
One Broken Heart For Sale (record version) PPA3 2724-05
Beyond The Bend PPA3 2723-04
Take Me To The Fair (No. 2) (record version) PPA3 2718-08

 

September 22, 1963

September 22, 1964

Elvis wasn’t well and Dr. Charles Clarke came out to Graceland and submitted a bill of $10 for a house call.

September 22, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

September 22, 1966

September 22, 1967

A cartoon image of The Beatles wearing colorful outfits appears on the cover of Time magazine, along with the line “The Beatles / Their New Incarnation.”

September 22, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 22, 1969

Elvis flew back home to Memphis arriving very early in the morning. He remained in Memphis until 5 October, except for some brief trips to Nashville and Dallas.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 22, 1970

A day late and in a terrible mood Elvis arrived at the RCA studio in Nashville at 7.00 p.m. The entire evening Elvis tried to speed up things and in 6 hours time they recorded both sides of a single.  They also completed the 2 songs left to complete the country album. Due to absence James Burton was replaced by Eddie Hinton on lead guitar.

RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee
Snowbird ZPA4 1797-06
Where Did They Go, Lord ZPA4 1798-06
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ZPA4 1799-02
Rags To Riches ZPA4 1800-SP
RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee (overdub session)
ZPA4 1798

 

September 22, 1971

September 22, 1972

September 22, 1973

RCA wanted Elvis to complete at least 4 vocals for tracks Felton Jarvis had already recorded. So with the approval of the Colonel, there was a mobile recording truck sent to Elvis’ home in Palm Springs. Elvis however was busy with his new group Voice. After spending a lot of time with Voice for their demos, Elvis finally completed the overdubbing of one of his own songs at 3.00 a.m.

Elvis Presley’s Residence – Palm Springs, California
Sweet Angeline (vocal overdub) CPA5 4772-NA

September 22, 1974

September 22, 1975

September 22, 1976

Elvis in Palm Springs, not to return to Memphis before the 26th.

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

1980

John Lennon signs with Geffen Records after David Geffen promises to release his next album without even hearing any of the songs.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

 

1992

Bruce Springsteen plays an electric set for MTV’s Unplugged show. The episode is renamed, MTV Plugged.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

 

2015

Three members of the classic lineup of The Bay City Rollers, Les McKeown, Stuart Wood and Alan Longmuir, revealed that they were reforming the band. Drummer Derek Longmuir, who was sentenced to 300 hours of community service after admitting to possessing child pornography in 2000, was not invited back.

A US District Judge ruled that the original copyright to “Happy Birthday” was invalid and the song would now be entirely in the public domain. The copyright was obtained by the Clayton F. Summy Co. from the song’s writers, sisters Mildred and Patty Hill and bought for $15 million in 1988 by Warner / Chappell Music Inc.

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Elvis History Blog

 

Daily Elvis: September 5

Give us this day,  September 5, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

September 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.

September 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)

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 5, 1954

September 5, 1955

Elvis performed at the St. Francis County Fair and Livestock Show Jamboree, Smith Stadium, Forrest City, Arkansas. Elvis was the main act on a 5-day tour with Johnny Cash, Bud Deckelman, Floyd Cramer and Eddie Bond. Back in 1954 Elvis auditioned once for Eddie Bond without success. Gladys Presley was sitting behind the trailer on which Elvis performed.

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Show type: Pics: Ads:
Info September 5 1955 Smith Stadium Forrest City AR (8:00 PM) 3000 Five-Day Tour

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

September 5, 1956

There was a recording session in the 20th Century Fox soundstage for the film Love Me Tender. Elvis continued to work on the vocals for a new song, Let Me, and another verse for the song Poor Boy.

20th Century Fox Stage 1 – Hollywood, California
Poor Boy (partial verse – vocal overdub) ////////-06
Poor Boy (composite) G2WB 7259-SP
Let Me (vocal overdub) G2WB 7261-SP

September 5, 1957

Jack Kerouac‘s “On the Road” was first published.

Elvis made a start with his Christmas album which Steve Sholes wanted for some time now. This all took place at Radio Recorders and he also recorded 3 songs for single release. Including Treal Me Nice. The regular Hollywood musicians were joined by Millie Kirkham and the Jordanaires from 12.00 to 8.00 p.m.

Radio Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California
Treat Me Nice H2PB 5523-15
My Wish Came True (tryout) H2PB 5524-NA
Blue Christmas H2PB 5525-03

The Military Service Disruption

September 5, 1958

In Charlotte, North Carolina, the “The Betty Freezor Show” on WBTV-TV became the first color videotaped program ever broadcast.

Military service  Fort Hood in Texas.

September 5, 1959

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

September 5, 1960

Flaming Star 

September 5, 1961

September 5, 1962

It Happened at the World’s Fair  Production: September 4-13 in Seattle

The principal photography began at the Monorail terminal of the Seattle World’s Fair. A very young Kurt Russel was part of the scene. He had to kick Elvis in the shin.

September 5, 1963

Viva Las Vegas

September 5, 1964

September 5, 1965

Paradise, Hawaiian Style  – August – Sept 30

September 5, 1966

September 5, 1967

September 5, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 5, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

September 5, 1970

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 05 Sep 1970
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

That’s the Way It Is Production: Footage of an Elvis Appreciation Society convention in Luxembourg was shot on September 5, 1970. Radio Luxembourg DJs Tony Prince and Peter Aldersley are on hand to lead the festivities. A tandem bicycle owned by Elvis is raffled off to a lucky fan in the audience. Additionally, various musicians are seen performing their own versions of Elvis’ songs.

Date: 05 Sep 1970
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Int. Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Unknown
Track list: Opening Theme
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman/Amen
I Walk The Line
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie
[band introductions]
Johnny B. Goode
The Wonder Of You
Heartbreak Hotel
All Shook Up
Blue Suede Shoes
Hound Dog
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

After all the troubles and threats, Elvis tried to reassemble the whole gang. So he has made up gold ID bracelets for all the guys with their nickname on the back. The costs were $1,486.50 and the jewelry was bought from Sol Schwartz and Lee Ableser in Beverly Hills.

The Midnight Hour – Elvis Presley In Concert

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 3 – Las Vegas August 10th – September 8th 1970
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 5 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200
Info September 5 1970 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200 Yes Yes

September 5, 1971

Elvis did Dinner and Midnight Vegas Shows

Date: 05 Sep 1971
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Cisco Kid suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
That’s All Right
Proud Mary
I Got A Woman/Amen
Sweet Caroline
Polk Salad Annie
Johnny B. Goode
It’s Impossible
Love Me
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin’
Heartbreak Hotel
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Hound Dog
Love Me Tender
Suspicious Minds
[band introductions]
I’m Leavin’
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Recordings:

 

Date: 05 Sep 1971
Time: Midnight
Venue: Las Vegas NV.
Hilton Hotel
Tickets: 2,200
Costume: Black Cisco Kid
Track list: Unknown
Recordings: 0

 

Engagement – Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 5 – Las Vegas August 9th – September 6th 1971
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 5 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Dinner (8.15pm) 2200 Black Cisco Kid Jumpsuit with Light Blue Shoulders Original belt White Suit Yes Yes Yes
Info September 5 1971 International Hotel Las Vegas NV Midnight (12.00am) 2200

September 5, 1972

September 5, 1973

September 5, 1974

September 5, 1975

Earlier this week Elvis was hospitalised. Not only for fatigue, but more important, according to Dr. Nick, for his depressed state of mind, his intestinal and bowel problems, his liver and a high cholesterol count. A couple of nurses agreed to give Elvis around the clock care. For this special care Elvis had a Pontiac delivered at the hospital for Mrs. Cocke’s special attention.

September 5, 1976

During Jerry Lewis‘ annual Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon, Frank Sinatra announced that he’d brought a friend along, and produced Dean Martin, Lewis’ former comedy partner, who had not spoken to him since the team’s split two decades earlier. The studio audience erupted in laughter when Lewis greeted Martin with, “So, you working?”

Elvis performed at the Mississippi State Fair Civic Center, Jackson, Mississippi.

Date: 05 Sep 1976
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Jackson, MS.
State Fair Coliseum
Tickets: 12,000
Costume: Bicentennial Suit
Track list: Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
If You Love Me
You Gave Me A Mountain
And I Love You So
Jailhouse Rock
Help Me
All Shook Up
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
America
Polk Salad Annie

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 Letters
School Day
 

Hound Dog
Funny How Time Slips Away
Mystery Train/Tiger Man
Why Me, Lord
Can’t Help Falling In Love

Recordings:

September 5, 1976 (8:30 pm). Jackson, MS. – Elvis Presley In Concert

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Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 24 – August 27th – September 8th 1976
Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Musicians: Pics: CD: CDR:
Info September 5 1976 State Fair Coliseum Jackson MS (8:30 pm) 12000 Blue Egyptian Bird Original belt White Suit Yes Yes

 

The Wake and Aftermath

1977

1980

A statue of Buddy Holly was unveiled in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1987

The US Rock ‘n’ Roll TV show American Bandstand was officially cancelled after 30 years on ABC-TV.

1992

The Elvis Presley five-CD boxed set “The King Of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters” hit #159 in the U.S.

1996

Capitol Records released The Beatles Anthology video set. Over ten hours of material made up the set.

2001

“Junichiro Koizumi Presents – My Favorite Elvis Songs” was released exclusively in Japan. The collection of Elvis Presley songs were picked by Japan’s prime minister.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2006

The Elvis Presley two CD and one DVD set “Essential” was released in Australia.

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