September 24 – Today in Elvis History

September 24, 1954: Elvis performed at the Eagle’s Nest in Memphis. The other act was the Tiny Dixon Band.

The Eagle’s Nest, was a nightclub located above the Clearpool Complex restaurant on Lamar Avenue. The Eagle’s Nest, catered to a country and western swing dance crowd. The club burned down in the late 1960s.

Photos: July 1954 at the Eagle’s Nest.

September 23, 1955

Elvis attended a show by the Blackwood Brothers at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. When James Blackwood discovered that Elvis bought his own ticket to get in , he set his apologies along with a refund.

September 23, 1956

Elvis flew to Memphis, together with Nick Adams and Gene Smith.

Elvis flew to Memphis, together with Nick Adams and Gene Smith.

On this trip he used the name Clint Reno, just like the character from his last movie, Love Me Tender.

September 23, 1961

Elvis Presley’s single “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” hit #4 in the U.S.

September 23, 1964

Elvis had a chest X ray and some blood tests and again didn’t attend the movies. His schedule for Los Angeles was delayed.

September 23, 1970

Elvis returned to Memphis, where he watched a movie at the Crosstown, before leaving for Los Angeles the next day.

September 23, 1973

In the mobile recording truck RCA had sent to Elvis home in Palm Springs the recording continued from 7.00 p.m. till 3.15 a.m. with Elvis completing Are You Sincere and I Miss You. RCA got just enough for one album.

September 23, 1974

Elvis Presley goes on a $100,000 shopping spree in Memphis and buys six Lincoln Continentals and five Cadillacs and distributes them among his friends.

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