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

No information.

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

No information.

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

No information.

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

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".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

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:

"Oh What A Dream" by Ruth Brown. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

"That's All Right" made it's debut on Billboard's Country & Western Territorial Best Seller list in Memphis at #4. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         September 5, 1954 (Sunday)

No information.

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

No information.

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

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

Advertisements posted around the Memphis area promoted the upcoming opening of a new Lamar-Airways Shopping Centre that would include an appearance by the "Newest Memphis hit in the record business... Elvis Presley" in front of the Katz drug store tomorrow night between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Katz Drugstore/Lamar Airways, 2256 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, Scotty and Bill performed in the parking lot of the newly opened Katz Drug Store on a makeshift stage built upon a flatbed truck. George Klein, a former classmate of Elvis at Humes emceed for the night.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         September 10, 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"                                                                                                                   September 11, 1954 (Saturday)

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 trio performed at the 'Nest' for a second successive night.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

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:

"Oh What A Dream" by Ruth Brown. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

"Blue Moon of Kentucky" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Country & Western

Territorial Best Seller list in Memphis. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       September 12, 1954 (Sunday)

POSSIBLE 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 - Guitar: Doug Poindexter - Percussion: Buddy Cunningham.

 

Sometime between September 12 and 16, Elvis, Scotty and Bill went into the studio to record some new material for a second single. Sam added two new musicians for a more 'fuller' sound. The session produced "Tomorrow Night", "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')", "Just Because", "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine". (audio) "Satisfied" was listed on the tape box but has never been located.

Songs Recorded:

Tomorrow Night - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
I'll Never Let You Go - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Just Because - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Good Rockin' Tonight - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

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

POSSIBLE 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 - Guitar: Doug Poindexter - Percussion: Buddy Cunningham.

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

POSSIBLE 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 - Guitar: Doug Poindexter - Percussion: Buddy Cunningham.

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

POSSIBLE 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 - Guitar: Doug Poindexter - Percussion: Buddy Cunningham.

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

POSSIBLE 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 - Guitar: Doug Poindexter - Percussion: Buddy Cunningham.

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

No information.

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

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".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts. 

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:

"Oh What A Dream" by Ruth Brown. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Honey Love" by the Drifters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

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"                                                                                                                       September 19, 1954 (Sunday)

No information.

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

No information.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Kennedy Veteran's Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

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"                                                                                                             September 22, 1954 (Wednesday)

No information.

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          September 24, 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".

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Miami distributor Marvin Leiber wrote to Sam Phillips and explained how difficult it was to persuade jukebox operators to play Sun 209. (photo)

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

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".

Sam Phillips released Elvis' second single on Sun 210.

"Good Rockin' Tonight"/" I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine". (photo)

Sun 210 (78rpm)

Sun 210 (45rpm)

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: 

"Sh-Boom" by the Crew-Cuts.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.