Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 1, 1954 (Sunday)

Elvis made a brief radio appearance with Scotty and Bill on a radio station in West Memphis, Arkansas. Scotty's wife Bobbie and Dixie Locke were also present.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 2, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                August 3, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 4, 1954 (Wednesday)

Elvis' weekly payslip from Crown Electric amounted to $42.51.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 5, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     August 6, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 7, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Eagle's Nest, Clearpool, 4090 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. (9:00 pm)

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black.

Songs performed: "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

By this time, Scotty and Bill had left 'The Starlite Wranglers' to concentrate on a new career backing Elvis. They were booked into the Eagle's Nest which was a local nightclub in Memphis. It was located over the changing room at the Clearpool Complex on Lamar.

An ad that promoted Elvis' appearance was placed in the Memphis Press-Scimitar. (photo)

The club had a regular western house band led by Memphis D.J. Sleepy-Eyed John, Jim Stewart and Jack Clement.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.  

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honey Love" by Clyde McPhatter. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film

The Glenn Miller Story" by Glenn Miller.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film

The Glenn Miller Story" by Glenn Miller.

Billboard Magazine reviewed their first Elvis Presley record. It spotlighted his debut single for Sun Records. 'Talent' editor Paul Ackerman called Elvis "A potent new chanter who can sock over a tune for either the country or the R&B markets... A strong new talent". (photo) Cash Box included it in its R&B section. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 8, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 9, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 10, 1954 (Tuesday)

Sam Phillips who was attempting to promote the new single further and in wider areas, wrote to Florida based record distributor Marvin Leiber, asking him to ensure that copies of Sun 209 go to all three types of jockeys... Pop, Country & Western and Rhythm & Blues. In other words "All Three Ways"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 11, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 12, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 13, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 14, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Goodwyn Institute, 127 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black.

Songs performed: "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

Cash Box magazine reviewed Sun 209. (photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.  

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honey Love" by Clyde McPhatter. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film

The Glenn Miller Story" by Glenn Miller.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Glenn Miller Plays Selections From the Film

The Glenn Miller Story" by Glenn Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 15, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 16, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 17, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 18, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 19, 1954 (Thursday)

RECORDING SESSION:

Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

Engineer: Sam C. Phillips.

Assistant: Marion Keisker.

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black.

 

Elvis, Scotty and Bill only managed one to cut one song the well known "Blue Moon" (audio)

Songs Recorded:

Blue Moon - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 20, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

VFW (Veterans of Foreign War) Club, Memphis, Tennessee.

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black.

Songs performed: "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 21, 1954 (Saturday)

Sam Phillips placed an ad promoting Sun 209 in Cash Box Magazine. (photo)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.  

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honey Love" by Clyde McPhatter. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 22, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 23, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 24, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 25, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 26, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 27, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Eagle's Nest, Clearpool, 4090 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. (9:00 pm)

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black.

Songs performed: "That's All Right" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

The trio appeared at the Eagle's Nest again and from now on are regularly booked for weekends over the next three months.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 28, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Roy Hamilton, The Drifters, Faye Adams, LaVern Baker

The Hippodrome, 500 Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. (7:00 pm) (10:00 pm)

Dewey Phillips celebrated five years on the radio with a 'rhythm and blues' package show at the Hippodrome in Memphis. The 7:00 pm show catered for 'whites' while the 10:00 pm show was for 'coloured'.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.  

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honey Love" by Clyde McPhatter. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

"Blue Moon of Kentucky"  by "E. Prisley" entered Billboard's country and western chart for the mid-south region at #3. (photo)

This was Elvis' first listing in the Billboard regional charts. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 29, 1954 (Sunday)

Ellis Auditorium, 225 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

The recently re-organised 'Blackwood Brothers' appeared at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. The younger Blackwood brother, Cecil replaced R.W. as baritone singer, while former Sunshine Boys Quartet singer, J.D. Sumner replaced Bill Lyles on bass.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 30, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 31, 1954 (Tuesday)

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