Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 1, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 2, 1954 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Jim Ed & Maxine Brown

The Catholic Club, 123 Columbia Street, Helena, Arkansas.

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

Elvis, "Scottie" and Bill appeared on a 'Big Jamboree'at the Catholic Club in Helena, Arkansas with fellow Hayride performers, Jim (Ed) Edwerd and Maxine Brown with D.J. Bob Neal on Master of Ceremony duty.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             December 3, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Jim Ed & Maxine Brown

The American Legion Hall, Mount Pleasant, Texas.

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

Songs performed: "Old Shep"  and "That's All Right".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 4, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Louisiana Hayride)

The Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. (8:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hearts of Stone" by the Charms. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

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"                                                                                                                           December 5, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 6, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 7, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 8, 1954 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Texas Bill Strength

P&G's Car Dealership, 1403 Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 9, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          December 10, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, The Eagles, 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.

Elvis, Scotty and Bill performed at the Eagle's Nest in Memphis for the last time.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 11, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Louisiana Hayride)

The Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. (8:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

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

The trio are back at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport to appear on the 'Louisiana Hayride'.

Around this time Billboard reported that "The hottest piece of merchandise on the Louisiana Hayride at the

moment is... 'Elvis Presley', the youngster with the hillbilly blues beat".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hearts of Stone" by the Charms. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

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"                                                                                                                        December 12, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 13, 1954 (Monday)

Scotty Moore saw the listing for "Jamboree Attractions" in Billboard and wrote to Tom Diskin, (photo) who was Colonel Tom Parker's assistant.

 

He operated from their Chicago office and Scotty contacted him in relation to booking the group.

"I am the personal manager of Elvis Presley, a Sun recording star who has two current hit records. If you do not do the bookings I would appreciate any information you can give me in regard to someone who does."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 14, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 15, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 16, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 17, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 18, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Louisiana Hayride)

The Municipal Auditorium, 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. (8:00 pm - 11:30 pm)

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

Joyce Railsback's diary:

Songs performed: "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "That's All Right", "Hearts of Stone" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll".

Carolyn Bradshaw was a special guest of the Hayride and posed with Elvis for a photograph.

Hearts of Stone" by Otis Williams and the Charms was a #1 hit record in the R&B best sellers chart. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hearts of Stone" by the Charms. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

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"                                                                                                                       December 19, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 20, 1954 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Gymnasium, 231 Hawk Drive, Hawkins, Texas.

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

Songs performed: "Good Rockin' Tonight", "That's All Right", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Money Honey" ,"Tomorrow Night", "Lovey Dovey", "Fool, Fool, Fool", "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" and "Hearts of Stone".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 21, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 22, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 23, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 24, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Mint Club, 2585 South Tyler Road, Gladewater, Texas.

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

Elvis, Scotty and Bill spent Christmas Eve in Texas and performed on a show that was organised by KSIJ radio DJ, Tom Perryman.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 25, 1954 (Saturday)

Christmas Day at 2414 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.  

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hearts of Stone" by the Charms. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"You Upset Me, Baby" by B.B. King.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

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"                                                                                                                        December 26, 1954 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 27, 1954 (Monday)

Elvis signed a managerial contract with Bob Neal with Sam Phillips in attendance. (photo) During this ceremony, the opportunity was taken to make fresh publicity photographs that included Scotty and Bill wearing their Starlite Wrangler outfits. (photo)