Give us this day, September 11, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
September 11, 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.
September 11, 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
September 11, 1952
At Atlantic Records on West 56th St in New York, Ahmet Ertegun begins recording his newest signing, 21 year old Ray Charles, whose contract had been purchased from the Swingtime label for $2,500 last June.
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
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
September 11, 1954
Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest, Memphis. (not listed on Scotty Moore’s site)
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1954
||September 11 1954
September 11, 1955
Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for 2 days, and performed at the Municipal Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m. The other acts were Hank Snow, His Rainbow Ranch Boys and The Louvin Brothers along with Cowboy Copas.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: 1955
||September 11 1955
||Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
||September 11 1955
||Hank Snow All-Star Jamboree
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
September 11, 1956
Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.
Love Me Tender
September 11, 1957
Jerry Lee Lewis hits the number three position on the US record charts with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. The song had already been released by a handful of artists and Jerry Lee had been using it in his live act for several months.
In Cincinnati, Alan Freed’s “The Biggest Show of Stars For 1957” concert tour played the Cincinnati Gardens. Performers included Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, Frankie Lymon, Clyde McPhatter, the Everly Brothers, LaVern Baker, the Drifters, Eddie Cochran, the Bobettes, Buddy Knox, Johnnie & Joe, the Spaniels, and Jimmy Bowen.
Elvis went home by train, but in Houston he got out and drove the rest to Memphis. He arrived home at 10.00 p.m.
The Military Service Disruption
September 11, 1958
At Atlantic Records studios in New York City, LaVern Baker recorded “I Cried A Tear,” featuring saxophonist King Curtis.
At Bell Sound Studio in New York City, Lloyd Price, backed by the Ray Charles Singers, recorded “Stagger Lee.”
At the Capitol Tower Studios in Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra recorded “Mr. Success,” “Sleep Warm” and “Where Or When.”
Poet Robert Service, “Bard of the Klondike,” (The Shooting of Dan McGrew) died at 84.
Military service Fort Hood in Texas. Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.
September 11, 1959
The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.
Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
September 11, 1960
Nancy Sinatra married American teen idol Tommy Sands in Las Vegas. The pair would split in 1965.
September 11, 1961
At the Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, Fats Domino recorded “What A Party.”
September 11, 1962
The Beatles return to Abbey Road Studios where they record “P.S., I Love You”. Producer George Martin is concerned with Ringo Starr’s ability and hires session drummer Andy White to re-record “Love Me Do”, on which Ringo played maracas and tambourine. The single that was released on October 5th featured a version of ‘Love Me Do’ with Ringo on drums, but the album ‘Please Please Me’ included a version with Andy White on drums. It remained a sore spot with Ringo for many years.
It Happened at the World’s Fair Production: September 4-13 in Seattle
September 11, 1963
An unauthorized two-disc set of Bob Dylan songs, called “The Great White Wonder” first appears in a Los Angeles record store. It’s believed to be the first commercial release of a bootleg album.
Elvis completed his part for Viva Las Vegas and returned to Memphis.
September 11, 1964
September 11, 1965
The Beatles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Help!’, the group’s sixth US chart topper.
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
September 11, 1966
The Beatles receive a Gold record for the single, “Yellow Submarine”.
September 11, 1967
The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love” is certified as a million-seller. The boys also begin filming the movie, Magical Mystery Tour. The idea was to cruise the English countryside in a bus “just to see what would happen.” Unfortunately, nothing did and the film was a disaster, receiving scathing reviews and condemned as The Beatles’ first failure. The Evening News TV critic may have summed it up best when he wrote “There was precious little magic and the only mystery was how the BBC came to buy it.”
At the recording session Elvis took over the piano part in You’ll Never Walk Alone. They worked from 6.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m.
September 11, 1968
“Variety” announced that the bordello scene from the 1968 TV Special “Elvis” had been cut. It was cited that the scene had passed NBC censors but the sponsor singer had requested that it be removed.
Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.
September 11, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
September 11, 1970
Donny Osmond‘s version of “Go Away Little Girl” hits number one in the US. The song was also a chart topper for Steve Lawrence in 1963 and reached #12 for The Happenings in 1966.
The Jackson 5 Saturday morning cartoon show debuts on ABC-TV. The show features the voices of the five brothers.
Elvis performed at the Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan.
||11 Sep 1970
||White Chain Suit
That’s All Right
I Got A Woman – Amen
I Walk The Line just an excerpt
Love Me Tender
I’ve Lost You
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Polk Salad Annie/Release Me/Polk Salad Annie
band introductions: Johnny B. Goode featuring James Burton
The Wonder Of You
Detroit City (just an excerpt )
Blue Suede Shoes/Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On/All Shook Up/Blue Suede Shoes
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Funny How Time Slips Away
Can’t Help Falling In Love
The whole gang had their own things to attend:
Charlie Hodge remained stage manager and general assistant to Elvis, providing him with water and scarves.
Lamar Fike was taking care of the lighting. Sonny West responsible for the security and Richard Davis controlled the wardrobe. Dr. Nichopoulos was tour doctor and Joe Esposito remained in overall command. The Colonel always arrived before Elvis in each city.
|Engagement – Tour Ref: On Tour number 2 – September 9th – September 14th 1970
||September 11 1970
||Red Macrame belt
September 11, 1971
The Elvis Presley boxed compilation “World Wide Gold Award Hits, Vol. 2” hit #120 in the U.S.
a 4 LP set, which included a poster of elvis and a swatch of cloth from his personal clothing and movie costumes he’d kept.
September 11, 1972
September 11, 1973
Elvis stayed in Las Vegas. While working out karate with Kang Rhee, Elvis ruined some hotel furniture and even broke his finger on his left hand. During this stay there, Elvis held rehearsals with Voice, a group he’d put together to give to Tom Jones and ended up using himself.
September 11, 1974
Elvis and Sheila Ryan spent 5 days (Sept 9 – 13) in Palm Springs together before Elvis had to leave for Memphis.
September 11, 1975
September 11, 1976
Back in Memphis after his tour, Elvis was seen riding his motorcycle. By now there were rumors that Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler were writing a book about their lives with Elvis.
The Wake and Aftermath
David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Canadian born actor Lorne Green, whose spoken word recording of “Ringo” went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1964, passed away at the age of 72.
Level 42’s ‘It’s Over’, became the first CD video single to go on sale in the UK. It contained twenty minutes of music and five minutes of video (which remained unseen until CDV players went on sale).
Elton John‘s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.
Mariah Carey started a eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreamlover’. Also on the same day her fourth album ‘Music Box’ went to No.1 in the UK.
David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.
The Elvis Presley movie “Viva Las Vegas” was released on DVD.
Olivia Newton-John released the compilation album “Magic: The Very Best Of Olivia Newton-John.”
The Elvis Presley CD compilation album “The 50 Greatest Love Songs” was released.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
The Beatles album “1” re-appeared in the UK Top Ten chart when it rose to #6 on the strength of sales of over 23,000 copies. Overall, “1” has sold 30 million physical copies since its 2000 release, according to EMI, and is the bestselling album in the world over the past decade.
87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.
The Jackson 5’s 1970s hit, “ABC” topped the UK singles chart after it was mixed with a different beat by a British DJ. The original version had topped out at #8 in England.
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