Give us this day, February 24, our daily Elvis
306 Old Satillo Road, Elvis’ birthplace, is now 306 Elvis Presley Drive.
Vernon Presley awaiting prison ( May 25 1938 to February 6 1939)
Vernon Presley 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.
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
February 24, 1954
Elvis worked at Precision Tool company, operating a drill press for $1.55 a hour from September 21, 1953 to March 19, 1954
The Presleys lived at 2414 Lamar Avenue, rented end of 1954 to mid-1955
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.
|Info||February 24 1955||South Side Elementary School||Bastrop LA||(7:30 PM)||WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour||Yes|
|Info||February 24 1955||South Side Elementary School||Bastrop LA||(9:30 PM)||WSM Grand Ole Opry Tour||Yes|
The RCA Victor Atomic Powered Singer
Rare picture of Elvis and his manager,Colonel Parker.
|Info||February 24 1956||Baseball Park||Jacksonville FL||(8:15 PM)||Florida Tour|
The Presleys lived at at 1414 Getwell Street until May 11 1956 – Audobon Drive March 1957
|Radio Recorders Studio 1 – Hollywood, California|
|When It Rains It Really Pours||H2WB||0419-08|
The Presleys lived at Audobon Drive until March 1957, moving into Graceland
February 24, 1958
King Creole Production
The Presleys lived at Graceland
The Military Service Disruption
February 24, 1959
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
February 24, 1960
Military Service in Germany
Feb 3 1959 – March 1960: Goethestr.14 in Bad Nauheim, Germany
The Hollywood Decade/The Elvis Establishment
February 24, 1962
Elvis’ 10th UK chart topper with “Can’t Help Falling In Love” / “Rock-A-Hula Baby”.
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” would become Elvis’ signature concert good bye song in the 1970s.
February 24, 1963
In Richmond, Surrey, the Rolling Stones began performing on Sunday nights in the Crawdaddy Room of the Station Hotel, their first steady engagement. They were paid approximately $41 (US) and only 66 people showed up for the first performance.
February 24, 1964
This was Elvis’ first visit to a recording studio in 8 months and his distraction and disaffection with the material was obvious. He broke off at 3.30 a.m. after only 4 hours in which he did 38 dreary takes of Shake That Tambourine.
|RCA Studio B – Nashville, Tennessee|
|Shake That Tambourine||SPA3||6752-SP|
February 24, 1965
February 24, 1966
February 24, 1967
Robert Stigwood signed a five-year management contract with the Bee Gees.
Detroit declared it Aretha Franklin Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. presented Aretha Franklin with the Southern Christian Leadership Award at Cobo Hall
In Los Angeles, the Supremes began recording “The Happening.” They completed the track the following day. When “The Happening” was released a month later, it was the final single issued by the Supremes under that name. Beginning with their next single, “Reflections,” the group’s billing changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Florence Ballard was replaced with Cindy Birdsong of Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
February 24, 1968
Elvis Presley’s single for “Guitar Man” hit #43 in the U.S.
The Vegas Artist in Residence and Tour Decade
Ann-Margret’s act opens to record crowds …newspaper archive
February 24, 1977
The Wake and Aftermath
Barry Manilow shared the stage with Ray Charles during The Second Barry Manilow Special, dueting on “It’s a Miracle”. Manilow had just enjoyed a Top Ten hit with “Looks Like We Made It” and would follow with “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Even Now”, “Copacabana” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again” during the next few months.
The Pointer Sisters, now down to a trio after Bonnie Pointer had left for a solo career, enjoy their biggest US hit when the Bruce Springsteen written “Fire” tops out at Billboard’s #2.
- John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” LP is named Album Of The Year
- Kim Carnes’ “Betty Davis Eyes” wins for Record Of The Year
- Sheena Easton is named Best New Artist.
1983 Elvis Presley Enterprises/Graceland Tourism
1984 Actor ExWife: Priscilla Presley
- Paul Simon’s “Graceland” – Best Album;
- Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” – Best Record
- Bruce Hornsby And The Range – Best New Artist
- Fats Domino is presented with a Lifetime Achievement award.
Johnnie Ray, the 1950’s teen idol, died of liver failure at the age of 63. He scored over twenty US Top 40 singles between 1952 and 1960, including the number two hit, “Just Walking In The Rain”. He was even referred to in Dexys Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come On Eileen” as Poor old Johnnie Ray, sounded sad upon the radio, he moved a million hearts in mono.
The Roy Orbison All-Star Tribute Concert:
- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman of The Byrds reunited, A couple of months later, the trio would record four more songs for their upcoming Boxed Set, which also included the two songs from the tribute concert.
- Bob Dylan joined Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman andDavid Crosby to sing “Mr. Tambourine Man,
- Also performing at the benefit concert were B.B. King, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Ricky Skaggs, Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Harrison, John Hiatt, Booker T, Larry Gatlin, Al Kooper, Slim Jim Phantom, Iggy Pop, Lee Rocker, Brian Setzer, Tina Weymouth, and Dwight Yoakam.
February 24, 1992
The US Post Office begins the Elvis Stamp Referendum: two possible designs for the US Postal Service Elvis Presley Stamp were unveiled at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, NV. The younger 1950’s Elvis was the winner. The Elvis stamp was released on January 8, 1993.
At the Grammys, NARAS president Michael Greene, make an incoherent, boring ten-minute speech and denied Little Richard the opportunity to receive his award onstage.A justifiably disgruntled Little Richard stated at the Grammys, “I’m the innovator, I’m the emancipator, I’m the originator, I’m the architect of rock ‘n’ roll.”
The Spice Girls won best single with ‘Wannabe’ at this year’s Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included, Best Group for Manic Street Preachers, Best Dance Act went to The Prodigy, George Michael won Best Male, Best Female went to Gabrielle, Best Newcomer was won by Kula Shaker, International Male was Beck, International Female Sheryl Crow and Best International Group was The Fugees.
Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in front of his parents and his partner David Furnish.
The Elvis Presley compilation album “A Touch of Platinum” was released.
at the forty-first annual Grammy Awards:
- Sam Cooke was honored posthumously with the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award
- Also honored were Smokey Robinson and Otis Redding
- Lauryn Hill received five Grammys including Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (for “Doo-wop (That Thing)” ), Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best R&B Album (for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill).
- Madonna wins four Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Album for “Ray Of Light”.
- Celine Dion is given the nod for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for “My Heart Will Go On”
- Eric Clapton’s “My Father’s Eyes” is named Best Pop Vocal Performance – Male.
2004 Recording Artist: Daughter Lisa Marie Presley
Estelle Axton, who helped create the legendary US soul music label Stax, died in hospital in Memphis, aged 85. Stax was home to Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Booker T and the MG’s and the Stax studio, ‘Soulsville USA’, was second only to Motown in its production of soul hits during its 1960s heyday.
Elvis Presley also had a legendary session at Stax.
The Sex Pistols gave a virtual middle finger to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when they issued an open letter on front man Johnny Rotten’s Website, saying they have no intention of attending the induction ceremony at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. “Next to The Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain. Your museum, urine in wine. We’re not coming.”
The United States Mint launched a new coin featuring American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington; making him the first African-American to appear by himself on an American coin.
At New York’s Apollo Theater, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, and Elvis Costello were among the performers at Howlin for Hubert, a tribute to guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who played in Howlin’ Wolf’s band for decades and died of heart failure on December 4.
2011 Actor: Granddaughter Riley Keough
Lennie Baker, vocalist and sax player for the ’50s Tribute group Sha Na Na, passed away at the age of 69. Joining the group in 1970, he appeared with the band on their TV show, which ran from 1977 to 1981, as well as appearing in the 1978 movie Grease where he sang lead vocal on “Blue Moon”.
Elvis Presley‘s former personal physician, Dr. George C. Nichopoulos, passed away at the age of 88. Known as “Dr. Nick”, Nichopoulos was Presley’s doctor for eleven years before the singer’s death from heart disease on August 16th, 1977. In 1995, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners ultimately revoked his medical license after it ruled he had over-prescribed potentially addictive drugs to thirteen patients, two of whom died and two were musically famous, Elvis and fellow rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis; with the bulk of the patients being Memphis Business men.
The Simpson’s Dr Nick is based on Dr. George C. Nichopoulos
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