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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 1, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 2, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 3, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 4, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              November 5, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 6, 1954 (Saturday)

Municipal Auditorium (Shreveport, Louisi
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"This Ole House" by Rosemary Clooney. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.    

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Oh What A Dream" by Ruth Brown.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Billboard magazine reviewed Sun 210. (photo)                                                                                       Cash Box magazine reported the boys signing with the Hayride. (photo)

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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 Presley's along with Scotty Moore and Bill Black, signed a contract (photo) and agreed for Elvis to appear every

Saturday night for a year. There was a clause inserted which stipulated that 'five Absences can be excused'. Because

Elvis was only nineteen at the time, his parents had to be present to witness and sign the contractual agreement.

Elvis would be paid $18.00 per performance, with Scotty and Bill receiving $12.00 each.

Louisiana Hayride fan Joyce Railsback, who kept a diary while listening to the show on the radio, wrote the following:

Elvis Presley:

Songs performed: "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry", "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "Sittin' On

Top of the World".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 7, 1954 (Sunday)

Billboard announced that from January 1, 1955, Colonel Thomas Andrew Parker will take over Hank Snow's management.

They had formed a partnership that will cover management and bookings under the joint umbrella of 'Hank Snow Enterprises' and 'Jamboree Attractions'.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 8, 1954 (Monday)

Elvis went to the Memphis State College to help with the student Government Association's 'Blood Drive'.

Elvis met Barbara Burnette Pritchett, Memphis State's Dean; R.M. Robison and Frank Tobey, the mayor of Memphis who posed for a photograph while holding Elvis' Martin 000-18 guitar. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         November 9, 1954 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               November 10, 1954 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 11, 1954 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           November 12, 1954 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 13, 1954 (Saturday)

Municipal Auditorium (Shreveport, Louisi

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Jim Ed & Maxine Brown, Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley, Scotty

Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Newman, Lump Lump Boys, Betty Amos, Jack Ford, Circle 6 Ranch Boys, Jeanette Hicks,

Buddy Attaway, Hoot & Curley, Jerry and Dido Rowley

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.

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Oh What A Dream" by Ruth Brown.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Elvis was listed at number 8 on Billboard's 1954 Disk Jockey Poll as part of Country & Western's "Most Promising Artist".  (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        November 14, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 15, 1954 (Monday)

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.

 

Songs Recorded:  "Milkcow Blues Boogie" (audio) and "You're A Heartbreaker" (audio)

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You're A Heartbreaker - Elvis Presley