Give us this day, October 8, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
October 8, 1938
Vernon in prison
Reese Street, where the Presleys stayed with Vester and Clettes Presley and their daughter Patsy,
Kelly Street, a rented, small apartment.
October 8, 1945
Berry Street -“Doll” Smith lived here with the Presleys and then Minnie Mae Presley moved in.
Commerce Street, a rental
510 1/2 Maple Street, South Tupelo -the Presleys lived with Glady’s cousin Frank Richards and his wife, Leona.
1010 North Green Street, in the Shakerag section of Tupelo.
Sept. 12, 1948 – Sept. 20, 1949
Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Elvis worked for MARL Metal Products, a furniture manufacturer – He worked the 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM shift as an assembler.
572 Poplar Avenue
185 Winchester Street, a two- bedroom apartment (number 328)
September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour.
April 20, 1954 – mid October 1954
Elvis worked at Crown Electric for $1.00 an hour. He delivered supplies to the job sites and hoped to train to be an electrician. He stayed at Crown until mid-Oct
end of 1954 to mid-1955
2414 Lamar Avenue, rented
rented from mid-1955 to May, 11 1956.
1414 Getwell Street
The Sun Records Rockabilly Era
October 8, 1954
Elvis Scotty and Bill might have played the Silver Slipper
|October 8 1954||Silver Slipper|
October 8, 1955
Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium , Shreveport.
|Info||October 8 1955||City Auditorium||Houston TX||(8:00 PM)||Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast|
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
October 8, 1956
Elvis was released from the film Love Me Tender, because all the work completing the production was done.
October 8, 1957
As a follow-up to his six million seller, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, “Great Balls of Fire” at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. When released a month later it will sell over a million copies in the first ten days, eventually selling five million more. The record will peak at #2 in January, 1958, being kept out of the top spot by Danny And The Juniors’ “At The Hop”.
Scotty Moore and Bill Black played Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX (4 shows daily from October 5 to 20)
The Military Service Disruption
October 8, 1958
Military Service in Germany, Hotel Grunwald in Bad Nauheim, Germany
October 8, 1959
Military Service in Germany, Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
October 8, 1960
Elvis and the group stopped off in Las Vegas for some time before returning to Memphis.
October 8, 1961
October 8, 1962
After a five year absence, Little Richard makes his return to Rock ‘n’ Roll as he kicks off his first ever tour of the UK, sharing the bill with Sam Cooke. Enthusiastic audience reaction to Cooke’s secular set convinced Richard to end his self-imposed exile and return to rock ‘n’ roll.
October 8, 1963
October 8, 1964
Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’, his third UK No.1. The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected “A pretty woman never needs any money.”
October 8, 1965
October 8, 1966
October 8, 1967
Elvis arrived for shooting Stay Away Joe in Sedona, Arizona.
October 8, 1968
October 8, 1969
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
October 8, 1970
October 8, 1971
Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band’s first album to hit No.1 in the US, knocking The Beatles’ Abbey Road twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in the USA, (the advertising campaign was built around the slogan Led Zeppelin II Now Flying).
October 8, 1972
From October 8 to the end of the month, Elvis watched almost every night movies at the Memphian or the Crosstown.
October 8, 1973
October 8, 1974
Elvis performed at the Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas.
|Date:||08 Oct 1974|
|Venue:||San Antonio, TX.
|Track list:||Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
All Shook Up
Love Me Tender
Polk Salad Annie
Why Me, Lord?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Let Me Be There
Funny How Time Slips Away
Big Boss Man
Don’t Be Cruel/Teddy Bear
Can’t Help Falling In Love
|Info||October 8 1974||Convention Center||San Antonio TX||(8:30 pm)||10500||Peacock||Original belt||Light Blue Suit||Yes|
October 8, 1975
Elvis took a short flying tour in his newly bought Lockheed JetStar, with 5 others and his personal pilot, Milo High.
October 8, 1976
The Wake and Aftermath
Billy Joel‘s breakthrough album, “The Stranger”, enters the Billboard album chart, where it would crack the Top 10. The LP contained four US Top 30 singles (“Just The Way You Are” – #3, “Movin’ Out” – #17, “Only The Good Die Young” – #24 and “She’s Always A Woman” – #17) and would be his first effort to reach the UK album chart.
1982 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
Although her Pop career was on the decline, Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year Award for “A Little Good News”. She was the first woman to ever be given that distinction.
Little Richard passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle while driving in West Hollywood and ran into a telephone pole, causing serious injury and forcing him to miss his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He returned to spiritual music again after his recovery.
Chuck Berry is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His film biography, Hail, Hail Rock & Roll premiered the same night.
Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side Of The Moon” finally falls off of Billboard’s Hot 200 Album Chart after a record 741 weeks. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide.
The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington, and Otis Redding.
Elvis Aaron Presley: The Tribute is broadcast live on pay-per-view TV in the US. In Memphis, TN, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Janet Jackson attended the all-star broadcast.
The CD “Story” was released.
2003 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
2010 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
http://www.elvisrecordings.com/ Master and Sessions