Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   October 1, 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".

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - The Davis Sisters, Eddie Hill, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee. (10:15 pm and 10:30 pm)?

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

Song performed: "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

Sam Phillips had previously contacted Jim Denny to try and set up an appearance at the Ryman Auditorium (photo) in Nashville, Tennessee on the "Grand Ole Opry" . They performed "Blue Moon of Kentucky" with the writer of the song sitting in the audience. Bill Monroe met the band later on backstage and commented that he liked their version of his song. The "Opry" audience overall were not that impressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Ernest Tubb's Record Store, 720 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tennessee. (midnight)

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

Afterwards Elvis appeared on Ernest Tubb's "Midnight Jamboree" Show which was broadcast live from his record shop located just down the road from The Ryman Auditorium.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney. 

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:

"Annie Had A Baby" by the Midnighters. 

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

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

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

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

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".

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

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

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, 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.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Hey There" by Rosemary Clooney.    

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:

"Annie Had A Baby" by the Midnighters. 

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

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

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

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, 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.

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

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

The Commercial Appeal newspaper reported about Elvis, Scotty and Bill's upcoming debut on the Louisiana Hayride by declaring:"Presley To Sing On Radio Show Saturday Night". (photo)

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Sleepy-Eyed John, Tiny Dixon Band, 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.

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

 

After this performance at the Eagle's Nest in Memphis, the band drove for seven hours to get to Shreveport in Louisiana. Sam Phillips had arranged for a try-out on the 'Louisiana Hayride' which was seen as the upstart cousin to the Grand Ole Opry. It was known as the 'Cradle of the Stars' and had already kicked off the careers of Hank Williams, Slim Whitman, Webb Pierce and Faron Young.

While in Shreveport, Elvis, Scotty and Bill stayed at the Captain Shreve hotel.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Louisiana Hayride Debut)

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: "That's All Right" (audio) and "Blue Moon of Kentucky". (audio)

The band entered the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport and made their debut on the 'Louisiana Hayride'

Show (photo). Broadcast every Saturday night through KWKH Radio.

Microphones were placed among the audience to transmit the show. The main sponsor of the Hayride was

tobacco company 'Lucky Strike' and Elvis was brought out as the Lucky Strike Amateur Contestant, shortly

after 9:00 pm.

They were introduced on stage to a lukewarm audience by Frank Page (photo) who stepped in for Horace Logan.

Hayride Jingle - Sponsor Message - Elvis Presley
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That's All Right - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hey There" 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:

"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:

"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.

 

Billboard reported of an upcoming Bob Neal tour that starred "Elvis Presley", "The Louvin Brothers",

"J. E. and Maxine Brown". (photo)

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

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

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

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

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 'Memphis Press-Scimitar' reported that Elvis Presley was now a regular member of the Louisiana Hayride Show' even thought no contract had been agreed yet.

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

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 23, 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 band appeared for a second time at the Municipal Auditorium on the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hey There" 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:

"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:

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

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

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

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