Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     January 1, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 2, 1954 (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Let Me Be the One" by Hank Locklin. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Hush" by Joe Turner. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Christmas With Arthur Godfrey" by Arthur Godfrey.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

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Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  January 3, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 January 4, 1954 (Monday)

DEMO SESSION:

The Memphis Recording Service, 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

Engineer:  Sam C. Phillips.         

Assistant:  Marion Keisker. 

Musicians:  Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley.

Elvis went back to the Memphis Recording Service in Memphis to pay for a second acetate. On this occasion both Marion Keisker and Sam Phillips were present. Elvis with just his guitar as accompaniment, he recorded two country ballads; "I'll Never Stand In Your Way" and "It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You". (audio)

Songs Recorded:

It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
I'll Never Stand In Your Way - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 5, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 6, 1954 (Wednesday)

Receipt from the Memphis Recording Service for the acetate recorded two days earlier. It was addressed to: Elvis Presley, 462 Alabama Street.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 7, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    January 8, 1954 (Friday)

Elvis celebrated his nineteenth birthday.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 9, 1954 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Let Me Be the One" by Hank Locklin.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Hush" by Joe Turner. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Christmas With Arthur Godfrey" by Arthur Godfrey.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 10, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 11, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 12, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 13, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 14, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 January 15, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 16, 1954 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher. 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Hush" by Joe Turner. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Christmas With Arthur Godfrey" by Arthur Godfrey.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 17, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 18, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 19, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 20, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 21, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 January 22, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 23, 1954 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher. 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Hush" by Joe Turner. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 24, 1954 (Sunday)

The First Assembly of God Church, 1084, East McLemore Avenue, South Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis and his cousin Gene Smith started to attend the First Assembly of God church. (photo) This was where Elvis was first exposed to the gospel group;

'The Blackwood Brothers'. (photo) Line-up: Pianist: Jackie Marshall (top), Tenor: Bill Shaw (middle l), Bass Singer: James William "Bill" Lyles (middle r), Tenor: James Blackwood (front  l), Baritone: R.Winston Blackwood Sr. (front r).

Dixie Locke, a 14 yr old sophomore at South Side High, spotted Elvis in church. She made plans to go roller skating with a girlfriend on Saturday night making sure that Elvis overheard them. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 25, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 26, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 27, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 28, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 January 29, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 30, 1954 (Saturday)

The Rainbow Rollerdome, 2895 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis went to the Rainbow Rollerdrome in Memphis, where he spoke to Dixie for the first time. He later drove her home in his 1941 Lincoln.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rags To Riches" by Tony Bennett. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher. 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There Stands the Glass" by Webb Pierce. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Bimbo" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Money Honey" by Clyde McPhatter.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Things That I Used To Do" by Guitar Slim. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Music For Lovers Only" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Oh! My Papa" (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 31, 1954 (Sunday)

Elvis and Dixie went on a date to the movies. Possible candidates: "Calamity Jane", "How To Marry A Millionaire", "Kiss Me Kate", "Hondo", "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

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