MusicWorld: Elvis the Haunted

Our Daily Elvis for January 19, updated for 2018

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What got Elvis those early core fans was not his brashness, it was in his internal conflict of the bad good boy. His vulnerability – his sentimental and lonesome side that made you want to do whatever he wanted to get him to smile or laugh.

3599282d602edd15b5fca488a59c7e16Kurt Kicks Elvis

Elvis talking to his shadow twin was effective on tv in north america and in the theatres in europe where they had 10 mins more of the end concert. Too bad it was Ronnie McDowell singing and not Elvis, eh?

It was bad writing called “telling not showing” and it created a myth about Elvis that is not born out by any of his Memphis Mafia or Girlfriend biographers.

but hey, it was the first biopic done about Elvis and it was Kurt’s first adult role away from his Disney Teenage The Computer Worse Sneakers early on screen geeks.

Revenge of the Nerds indeed!…

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ElvisWorld: Then The Fat Man Sang

Our daily Elvis for January 18, updated for 2018

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Elvis Presley struggled with his weight through the 1960s as the teenager metabolism matured into an adult one – and Elvis lived a rather vampire existence.

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So the disrupted circadian cycle, the limited food menu, and stress with career disappointments.

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Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich…/elvis-presleys-fried-peanut-butter-and-…
Let’s not mess around: you want trashy, I’ll give you trashy – I’ll give you the King. This recipe, for want of a better word, comes from a rhinestone gem of a…
Aug 6, 2014 – Nick Andurlakis first served a Fool’s Gold peanut butter sandwich to Elvis at the Colorado Mining Company restaurant in 1976. Elvis liked it so …

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Tupelo, Mississippi



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

, 1938

Vernon Presley  spent six months in custody awaiting trial Jan 4 – (minus 6 months until)

.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.



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.


Mulbery Alley


Memphis, Tennessee


Sept. 12, 1948-Sept. 20, 1949

572 Poplar Avenue

Sept 2o 1949 to January 7, 1950
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)

January 7, 1950 to April 1953
398 Cypress Street

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

, 1954

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.

The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955

, 1955

The Presleys  lived at  1414 Getwell Street rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer


The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.

, 1957

The Presleys lived at Graceland

, 1958

King Creole Production

The Military Service Disruption



Military Service in Germany

October 1958 to February 2, 1959: Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany

, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment


, 1961

, 1962

, 1963

, 1964


, 1966

, 1967

, 1968

, 1969

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

, 1970

, 1971

, 1972

, 1973

, 1974

, 1975

, 1976


The Wake and Aftermath


1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

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Reference Sites:  Master and Sessions

The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

Elvis History Blog


Presley Pictures: Co-Starring Ursula Andrews

Our Daily Elvis, January 14, updated for 2018

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Fun in Acapulco

Nina K Tryggvason's photo.

Elvis hits the Big Time!

Circus Elvis accidently drops his brother during the Family high wire act and heads off to Acapulco to find himself.

Nina K Tryggvason's photo.  Nina K Tryggvason's photo.

Surrounded by young girls who he avoids while he chases a Lady Bullfighter and is chased by the Blonde Concierge daughter of the Hotel Chef.  He gets to fight with a rival for the blonde and has a kid sleazy manager as a sidekick.

Nina K Tryggvason's photo.

Second unit filmed in Mexico and Elvis blue screened his parts in LA.

Nina K Tryggvason's photo. 'the carny col..... really dragged down Elvis' act and it is little wonder why Hollywood didn't take Elvis seriously.

at least now, Parker is mostly vaguely remembered as a bad manager.'

the carny col….. really dragged down Elvis’ act and it is little wonder why Hollywood didn’t take Elvis seriously.

at least now, Parker is mostly vaguely remembered as a bad manager.

John Derek Trio

Ursula Andrews was a Bond Girl and the first of three blondes svengalied to celebrity – Linda Evans then Bo Derek – were the public face of John Derek – who dropped…

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The Boy Who Dared to Rock

our daily Elvis for January 13, updated for 2018

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The boy who dared to rock

This was the first non-pulp paperback Elvis book that I bought when I was around 12.

It has an great biography overview, details of the studio sessions and movies, but the section of the book that I most poured over was the catalog of records by country.

Collecting Elvis in Canada

lots of rare photos! especially for the time period, not so rare now once people started making fan pages and sharing in web 1.0 before everyone decided to start charging for what they used to give for free in web 2.0

Elvis Dayton Ohio 1956

Don't be cruel

you know, reading this wide a range of types of writing as a kid

fiction stories, poems and songs, catalog listings.. it is all about how we organize and present the information, eh?

legend bootcomback boot

because then, I spent years tracking down:

68 comeback boot

Elvis iron curtain boot

Elvis from the waist up

Elvis Dorsey Shows

Elvis last new year

one of his best ever concerts and his last new year’s eve….

Elvis the legend lives on

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ElvisWorld: Major Depression

our Daily Elvis for January 11, updated for 2018

Nina's Soap Bubble Box

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, on the verge of yet another whistlestop tour, on the verge of financial crisis and faceing an audience with everything he worked to keep secret on the bestselling pulp list.

Elvis what happened the bodyguard book

The rarer copies are the first 6 week run. The copies after that added a chapter about his death. Just. Let. That. Sink. In. For. A. moment,eh?

ElvisWorld: Presley Raquetball Courts

Elvis Presley was offered a lot of investment opportunities and his main business agent was his father, Vernon. Elvis was the first Presley or Smith ever to graduate high school. Vernon turned down getting in on the ground floor of … Continue reading

Elvis & Ginger

Book Review: Elvis & Ginger

I have been waiting for this book since 1980. It was better than I imagined. I have never read a book…

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Elvis on social wrongs and politics

Nina's Soap Bubble Box

Elvis tended to avoid making political statements, but now and then, certain songs give him and the truth, away.

soldier boy

Elvis was the highest tax paying citizen of the USA. Drafting him cost them revenue and increased Military security and postal costs.


see also: charity work

elvis polio shot Getting a Polio Vaccination

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Many of Elvis’ 70s concerts were benefit shows for hurricane and tornado struck areas and several concerts, including the Aloha Hawaii show, were cancer benefits.

Elvis’ name was removed from the memorial for the USS Arizona, despite Elvis having raised a substantial portion of the funds to build it.

Elvis USS Arizona memorial

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