Daily Elvis: January 3

Give us this day, January 3, our daily Elvis

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1948

1935-1940

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

1938

Vernon in prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)

1939

1940-41
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

1943

1944

August 8, 1945 to July 18, 1946
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

 

Memphis, Tennessee

1948-1953

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

January 3, 1953

Vernon and Gladys Presley paid $50 for a 1942 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe as a present for their son Elvis’ eighteenth birthday.

Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

January 3, 1954

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

January 3, 1955

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis performed at the Booneville, MS Von Theatre  (2 shows) at 6.00 and 8.00 p.m. Elvis was advertised as “The Folk Music Fireball.” Also on the bill: Johnny Cash and David Houston

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

Engagement – Tour Ref: 1956
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January 3, 1957

Fats Domino records “I’m Walkin'”, a song he wrote after his car broke down and a fan shouted “Hey, look at Fats Domino, he’s walking!”. The record won’t be released for over a year, but would go on to reach #4 on the US Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart in April of 1958.

The Presleys lived at Graceland

January 3, 1958

The Military Service Disruption

January 3, 1959

Phil Spector’s “The Teddy Bears” one hit wonder band appear on NBC’s Kraft Music Hall where they  Billboard #1 hit, “To Know Him Is To Love Him”.

“I would give my neck to be back home. I am homesick all the time … I’m happy to do my part in the Army, but you’ll never know how much I want to get back home … back to the entertainment business one way or another the rest of my life … whether playing or as a stagehand. You will never know how wonderful old Memphis is until you’ve been away for a while.” — during a telephone interview while in Germany, January 3, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

January 3, 1960

Bobby Darin and Connie Francis pair up to sing “You Make Me Feel So Young” and “You’re The Top” on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Military Service in Germany

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

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

January 3, 1961

Wild in the Country Production

January 3,1962

January 3, 1963

After placing thirty songs on the Billboard chart with Imperial Records, Rick Nelson signs a one million dollar, twenty year contract with Decca, where he will achieve six more Top 40 hits.

Billed as The “Love Me Do” Boys, The Beatles kick off a five day tour of Scotland at the Two Red Shoes Ballroom, Elgin.

Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Next Time / Bachelor Boy,’ both songs were from the film Summer Holiday. His sixth UK No.1.

Priscilla Visit

Romances: Priscilla

The Beatles were seen for the first time on a US TV show when a clip from the BBC’s The Mersey Sound, showing the group playing “She Loves You”, was shown on The Jack Paar Show. At that point, Parr was not a fan and made fun of their haircuts on the air.
Elvis went shopping for clothes at Lansky’s.
January 3,1965
January 3,1966
The Beach Boys‘ Carl Wilson refused to report to the local draft board after getting his draft notice. He would eventually win conscientious objector status. The Beach Boys were still enjoying the success of their latest single, “Good Vibrations”, which hit number 1 in the US just a few weeks earlier.
The Bee Gees achieved their first recording success when a song called “Spicks and Specks” rose to the top of the Australian singles chart. Although it failed to make much of a splash in the UK or North America, it did reach #2 in Netherlands and #28 in Germany.
 For a little while now horses were very popular with Elvis and the boys. They only rent out the Memphian for movies four times this month. Almost everything had to do with horseback riding these days. During the next 2 weeks Elvis would not only purchase his own favorite horse, which he renamed in Rising Sun, but he also bought a horse for his father.
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Elvis complained to RCA about the mastering of his new single Guitar Man. According to Elvis the sound was different than the sound he had achieved in the studio, where his voice was more integrated with the band.
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January 3, 1969
Thirty thousand copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” were seized at a New Jersey airport because the cover showed the couple naked. A vice squad in Chicago shut down a record store displaying the album, causing the distributor, Tetragrammaton Records to sell the L.P. in a plain brown paper wrapper.

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

What would prove to be The Beatles‘ final recording session is held at EMI’s Abby Road Studios. The last song they ever played together was “I Me Mine”
Singer Davy Jones announces that he too is leaving The Monkees, after Peter Tork the previous year. 
Elvis spent over $3,900 to remodel 2 rooms and a bathroom in the basement of Graceland to be used as an apartment for Charlie Hodge.
January 3, 1971
January 3, 1972
Don McLean received a Gold record for his single “American Pie”, which reached #1 in the US and #2 in the UK, selling over three million copies.
January 3, 1973
Due to toothache Elvis went to the dentist.
January 3, 1975
January 3, 1976
 The Bay City Rollers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Saturday Night.’ At the height of their US success, the Scottish group signed a deal to promote breakfast cereal.
Elvis flew Ginger and her family to Harrison, Arkansas, to attend the funeral of Ginger’s grandfather.

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Elvis and Ginger in Harrison, Arkansas at the funeral of Ginger’s grandfather on January 3, 1977

Romances: Ginger Alden

The Wake and Aftermath

1980

American rhythm and blues singer Amos Milburn died aged 52. Famous for his drinking songs including, ‘Let Me Go Home, Whiskey’ and ‘One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer.’

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1987

Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1989

The Arsenio Hall Show debuted on Fox TV with Luther Vandross singing the 1975 Major Harris hit, “Love Won’t Let Me Wait.”

1992

Queen Latifah, Naughty By Nature, MC Lyte, Public Enemy, and the Geto Boys performed at Madison Square Garden in New York for what was billed as the World’s Greatest Rap Show Ever.

1998

B.B. King’s latest album, featuring  thirteen duets with artists such as the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Heavy D, Bonnie Raitt, Wille Nelson, and Van Morrison, reached #73 pop today.

2000

The “American Originals Part IV” exhibition at the National Archives Rotunda closed to the public. One of the letters featured was from Elvis Presley to U.S. President Nixon. It read, “Dear Mr. President, First I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs 3 weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. . . Sir I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. . . .I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal agent at large. . . Respectfully Elvis Presley P.S. I believe that you Sir were one of the top ten outstanding men of America.”

Bio-Pic Review: Meets vs And

ElvisWorld: The Lost Weekend with Tricky Dick

Presley – Nixon Summit 45th Anniversary

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

2009

Great Britain’s commercial radio show Hit 40 UK announced that it will no longer use CD sales for its official figures. The networked Top 40 chart program, which broadcasts across 130 stations, will base its weekly charts solely on digital downloads.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2012

Gloria Estefan became the first female artist in the history of the Billboard Latin singles chart to enter at number one when “Hotel Nacional” debuted at the top.

Follow That Dream released the Elvis Country Legacy Edition, it combined the original “Elvis Country” and “Love Letters from Elvis” LPs with additional tracks.

2014

Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, died of complications from lung disease aged 74, in California. In their heyday between 1957 and 1962, the Everly Brothers had 19 Top 40 hits, including ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘All I Have to Do Is Dream’ and influenced acts such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys.

2016

The King on screen: Elvis Presley birthday bash

2017

Vinyl sales topped three million last year, the highest UK total in 25 years. More than 3.2 million records were sold in 2016, a rise of 53% on the previous year, according to the BPI, which represents the music industry. David Bowie’sBlackstar was the most popular album on vinyl, selling more than double the number of copies of 2015’s biggest-seller, Adele’s 25.

2018

7 ways to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday! | SiriusXM

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The Elvis Presley Record Research Database

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

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Daily Elvis: January 2

Give us this day, January 2, our daily Elvis

1926
The first issue of The Melody Maker magazine went on sale in the UK. Advertised as being for “all who are interested in the production of popular music,” the first issue featured dance band news, a story about ukuleles and how to read music by sight.

Tupelo, Mississippi

1935-1940

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

January 2, 1938

Vernon in prison

1940-41

The Andrews Sisters recorded “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,

1942
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.

January 2, 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.

Mulbery Alley
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.

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

September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954

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

 

The Sun Records Rockabilly Era

 

January 2, 1954

Eddie Calvert started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘Oh, Mein Papa.’ This was the first No.1 to be recorded at Abbey Road studios in London and stayed at the top of the charts for 9 weeks.

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

January 2, 1955

Johnny Ace, who died December 24, 1954 in a “be careful/it’s not loaded” “Russian Roulette”  incident was buried at the Clayton Temple AME Church in Memphis. More than 5,000 mourners attended, including pallbearers Little Junior Parker, Wille Mae Thornton, Roscoe Gordon, and B.B. King. Ace was formerly in King’s band before joining the Beale Streeters.

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

The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer

Elvis and Red West returned to Memphis to began a 5 day tour with Johnny Cash and others.
Elvis performed at the High School, Charleston, Mississippi, where he was billed as “The King of Western Bop.”
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The Presleys lived at  Audobon Drive May 11 1956 to March 1957.
January 2, 1957
Harry Belafonte’s version of the traditional Jamaican Folk song “Banana Boat” (Day-O) enters the Hot 100 where it will peak at #5 next March.
Jackie Wilson recorded his last sides with Billy Ward and his Dominoes (including “To Each His Own”) for Decca before embarking on his tremendous solo career.
 The Presleys lived at Graceland
Elvis got a letter from the Colonel, who lectured him about the responsibilities of being a star. Elvis had complained about requests for local appearances and wanted his manager to deal with that.

The Military Service Disruption

January 2, 1959

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis called George Klein in Memphis. He made regular calls to friends at home, especially Anita Wood.

January 2, 1960

Military Service in Germany

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

Elvis requested leave to go to Paris.

This is the leave of absence request that allowed Elvis to spend two weeks in France in January of 1960. Elvis took a few friends with him to France to study under the famous martial arts instructor Tetsuji Murakami, a Master of the Japanese Shotokan technique. Elvis and his friends also caught a performance by the American Gospel group, the Golden Gate Quartet.

Elvis Presley : Leave of absence request : January 2, 1960

The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, Alan Fortas, and Gene Smith for Wild in the Country to resume production.
January 2, 1962
After refusing to sign an oath that says they have never been members of the Communist party, the American Folk group, The Weavers are removed from the line-up of NBC-TV’s Jack Parr Show.

January 2, 1963

Priscilla Visit

January 2, 1964
January 2, 1965
Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack from ‘Roustabout,’ Presley’s eighth No.1.
It was his last LP released in both stereo and mono; with the mono version being rarer. It was certified Gold on May 20, 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America. 
The album would be Presley’s final soundtrack to reach number one and his next number one album would be 1973’s Aloha From Hawaii: Via Satellite.
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 Elvis Presley’s soundtrack “Roustabout” was knocked out of first place the next week by the Beatles’ “Beatles ’65.”

January 2, 1966
This was the date of Elvis’ new agreement with the Colonel, which for the first time explicitly recognized that they were engaged in what amounted to a partnership or joint venture.
January 2, 1968
Newark, NJ, police confiscated a shipment of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s album “Two Virgins” owing to the album featuring a nude cover.
Elvis Gold Records volume 4 was released: a compilation of hit singles released between 1961 and 1967, peaking at number 33 on the Billboard 200. It was certified Gold on March 27, 1992 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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January 2, 1969
In London, The Beatles gathered at Twickenham Studios to begin rehearsals for their new project, conceived by Paul McCartney and tentatively titled “Get Back.” The resulting film and album were released as “Let It Be” after the band broke up, and the Beatles went on to record one more studio album, “Abbey Road.”

The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade

January 2, 1970
January 2, 1971
George Harrison became the first solo Beatle to have a #1 album in the US when “All Things Must Pass” went to the top of the Billboard chart for a seven week stay. It was eventually certified 6x Platinum by the RIAA and was ranked #437 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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RCA released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”  it reached number 12 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at number six in the United Kingdom, selling over one million copies worldwide. It was certified Gold on December 1, 1977 by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Elvis generally worked song by song and this was the only attempt at a cohesive album and the song snippets used as a bridge between tracks turned it into a concept album. This cover was more than the usual Elvis face shot of the 50s and 60s or the Jumpsuit Shots of the other 1970s albums, and is the only by Elvis statement cover: his iconic childhood picture, Americana Roots.
 January 2, 1973
January 2, 1974
US country singer, actor and radio presenter Tex Ritter died of a heart attack when he was trying to bail a member of his band from a jail in Nashville. His song ‘High Noon’ won an Oscar for Best Song in 1952.
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RCA did a series of “Legendary Performer” for most of their label artists getting 1 LP of rare material not deemed suitable for release at the time of recording. Ultimately, four volumes of Presley’s outtakes and live recordings, along with interviews were released over the next decade in the RCA A Legendary Performer series, the only artist besides Glenn Miller to have multiple volumes issued in that series.
There was also an LP sized book of newspaper clippings and studio paperwork.
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 It was certified Gold on January 8, 1975 and Platinum and 2x Platinum on July 15, 1999 by the RIAA. The album opens with his first recording from 1954, “That’s All Right“, the song that started his recording career at Sun Records.
January 2, 1975
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen ruled in New York, that John Lennon and his lawyers will have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
January 2, 1976
January 2, 1977

The Wake and Aftermath

1979

The trial of ex-Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious for the October 1978 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, opened in New York City. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before the trial was complete.

1980

US singer Larry Williams was found dead from a gunshot wound to his head in his Los Angeles, California home aged 45. Williams had the 1957 US No.5 & UK No. 21 single ‘Short Fat Fannie.’ Also known for ‘Bony Moronie’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy.’ The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dr. Feelgood, Flying Burrito Brothers, Johnny Winter, Little Richard, The Who, Ritchie Valens and Bill Haley & His Comets all covered his songs

1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism

1983 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley

1989
Tom Jones made a guest appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, performing his comeback tune, “Kiss”, a song he recorded with The Art of Noise. It was his first US hit in almost a dozen years.
Record Mirror published a chart of last years Top UK singles artists. No.1 was Kylie Minogue, No.2, Bros, No.3, Yazz, No.4 Tiffany, No.5, Phil Collins, No.6, Cliff Richard, No.7, Erasure, No.8, Pet Shop Boys, No.9, Belinda Carlisle, and No.10, Wet Wet Wet.
1990
Actor Alan Hale, Jr. died of thyroid cancer at the age of 71. (Gilligan’s Island, Biff Baker U.S.A., Casey Jones, Hang ‘Em High, Young At Heart, Johnny Dangerously, The North Avenue Irregulars, There Was a Crooked Man, Tiger By the Tail, Bullet for a Badman, Advance to the Rear, The Lady Takes a Flyer)
Robert Wagner and Alan Hale Jr with Elvis on October 5, 1956:

1994
Meat Loaf started a three week run at the top of the UK album chart with “Bat Out Of Hell II – Back Into Hell”. The LP, which featured the single “I’d Do Anything for Love”, also topped the charts in the US and Australia and has sold more than 14 million copies world-wide.
1999
Soul singer Isaac Hayes topped the UK chart with a tune called “Chocolate Salty Balls”, using the exaggerated deep voice of Chef, his character in the animated TV series South Park.

2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

 2007

The Essential Elvis Presley is a greatest hits collection by American rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. The album was released as a two-disc set on January 2, 2007 by RCA Records as a part of Sony BMG‘s The Essential series and was later released by RCA and Legacy Recordings as a Limited Edition 3.0 three-disc set.

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In the Netherlands the album was released as The Dutch Collection, which topped the albums chart in that country, while The Essential Elvis Presley topped the albums chart in Sweden. Although not as successful as other releases in The Essential series, the album was certified gold in three countries. In the U.S. it was certified Gold on 8/4/2010 and Platinum on 3/3/2016 by the RIAA.

2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough

2015

Elvis Presley’s private planes to be auctioned off – Jan. 2, 2015

2016

Dear Stanley Brothers: if you had been doing your jobs, he might not have died that night

seriously, this is not a topic you want attention on eh?

Adele was at No.1 on the US album chart with her third studio album 25. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at No.1 in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991.

 

2018

Restaurant news: Chuy’s schedules annual Elvis Birthday Bash

For years, Austin-born Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s has celebrated the birthday of ElvisPresley with music, food, and fun. On Monday, Jan. 8 the chain will once again be throwing its annual Elvis Birthday Bash at all nine of the chain’s Houston locations.

Legends in Concert presents ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ELVIS …

Elvis Presley performed twice in SD the year of his death

 

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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

Elvis Presley | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/

http://www.elvis.com.au/

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