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)

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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)

"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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'.

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)

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)

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.

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)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 16, 1954 (Tuesday)

Sam Phillips made out a cheque payable to Elvis for the sum of $82.50 for the recording session the day before.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               November 17, 1954 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, Hugh Jeffries, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny

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 appeared with Jimmy (Lee Fautheree) and Johnny (Mathis) (photo) a Hayride act that was managed by Hayride bass player and talent co-ordinator, Tillman Franks. (photo) Accompanying Franks was 'Biff' Collie, (photo) an influential disc jockey from Houston, Texas. Collie was on his way to  the third annual country music disc jockey convention in Nashville.  Impressed by Elvis, 'Biff' booked the band onto a show that he hosted called 'The Houston Hoe-Down' paying them $150.00 for an appearance next week.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 18, 1954 (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           November 19, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Lake Cliff Club, 3201 Old Blanchard Road, Lake Cliff, Shreveport, Louisiana. 

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

'ELVIS PRESSLEY', appeared at the Lake Cliff Club in Shreveport. The band replaced regular performers 'Hoot and Curley' which didn't go down well with the audience.

Songs performed: "Good Rockin' Tonight", "That's All Right", and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 20, 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.

Songs performed: "Fool, Fool, Fool", "Just Because", "Blue Moon of Kentucky" and "That's All Right".

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:

"Mambo Baby" by Ruth Brown. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hurts Me To My Heart" by Faye Adams.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.   

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"                                                                                                                        November 21, 1954 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 22, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 23, 1954 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Start of tour of Texas.

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

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

Tom Perryman had asked his friend William Smith, the owner of the Mint Club could he bring the boys out some time. The deal was they had the takings at the door, Smith would have whatever was made at the bar. Even though they had plugged the show earlier on local radio, it attracted a very small crowd that brought in roughly ninety dollars.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              November 24, 1954 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Municipal Auditorium, East 3rd Street, Texarkana, Arkansas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 25, 1954 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Paladium Club, 8100 South Main Street, Houston, Texas.

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

The boys were originally booked for one night at the Paladium, but they were held back to do two more additional nights

due to popular demand.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           November 26, 1954 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Paladium Club, 8100 South Main Street, Houston, Texas.

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

Songs performed: "That's All Right", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Fool, Fool, Fool", and "Amazing Grace".

 

While he was on the road, Elvis sent home a money order to his parents to assist with paying the bills. He advised them to tell no-one of how much and that he would send some more. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 27, 1954 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Paladium Club, 8100 South Main Street, Houston, Texas.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - "Hoedown Jamboree"

The Eagle's Hall, 1000 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas. (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

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

While still in Houston, the boys played at the Eagle's Hall. The bill also featured "Biff" Collie and George Jones.

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: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.     

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:

"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: 

"I Need You Now" by Eddie Fisher.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

 

Cash Box magazine reported that Elvis received 854 votes in "The Most Promising New Country Artist of 1954" category and that Scotty and Bill have joined him as regulars on the Louisiana Hayride. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        November 28, 1954 (Sunday)

Elvis, Scotty and Bill were due to appear at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis for two shows with 'Opry' star Kitty Wells and Jimmy and Johnny, but they were unable to get back from Houston in time.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 29, 1954 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 30, 1954 (Tuesday)

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