Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                          April 1, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Onie Wheeler

The Ector County Auditorium, Odessa, Texas. (8:15 pm)

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

 

Elvis, Scotty and Bill were joined on stage by Hayride pianist Floyd Cramer. 'Onnie' Wheeler also appeared.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 2, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Remote Broadcast

The City Auditorium, 615 Louisiana, Houston, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

'ELVIS PRESLY'  appeared at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas for a 'Louisiana Hayride' remote broadcast.

Songs: "Little Mama", "That's All Right", "You're A Heartbreaker" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll".

This performance ended the tour of Arkansas and Texas.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.    

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      April 3, 1955 (Sunday)

Elvis was stopped by police at 4:45 pm for speeding (80mph) outside of Shreveport in his 1954 pink and white Cadillac. He posted a $25 bond and was notified to appear for arraignment on Tuesday, April 5 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      April 4, 1955 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School, Nettleton, Arkansas.

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

Bob Neal informed Colonel Parker that he was unable to find out where Elvis records were selling.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 5, 1955 (Tuesday)

Elvis failed to appear in court and had to forfeit his bond

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Gymnasium, Charleston, Mississippi.

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

Songs performed: "That's All Right", "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Danny Boy".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 6, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Sledge, Mississippi.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 7, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Alcorn County Courthouse Assembly Hall, Corinth, Mississippi. (3:30 pm and 8:00 pm)

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

Elvis, Scotty and Bill were due to play two shows at the Alcorn County Courthouse in Corinth, Mississippi.

The 3:30 pm show was cancelled, but the 8:00 pm show went ahead.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                          April 8, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Onie Wheeler, Bob Neal

The B&B Club, Glober, Mississippi.

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

Onie Wheeler was billed as an extra attraction on this show.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 9, 1955 (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. - Steel Guitar:

James 'Sonny' Trammel - Piano: Leon Post.

Bill included: Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves and Hoot and Curley.

Songs performed: "That's All Right", "I Got A Woman" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.    

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Wallflower" by Etta James

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

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

Sam Phillips released their fourth Elvis single on Sun 217:

"Baby Let's Play House"/"I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone".

Sun 217 (78rpm)

Sun 217 (45rpm)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 11, 1955 (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 12, 1955 (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           April 13, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Auditorium, Breckenridge, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Songs performed: "That's All Right", "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine", "Tweedle Dee" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 14, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Frank Starr, Onie Wheeler

The Owl Park Baseball Field, Gainesville, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

The band played to a very small crowd at the Owl Park Baseball Field in Gainesville, Texas. This came as quite a shock to them.

Also on the bill: Frank Starr and the Rock-Away-Boys plus Onie Wheeler.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       April 15, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Onie Wheeler, Bob Neal

The Stamford High School Auditorium, Stamford, Texas. (7:00 pm)

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Onie Wheeler, Bob Neal

The Roundup Hall, Stamford, Texas. (9:00 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 16, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Sonny James, Hank Locklin, Charlene Arthur, Belew Twins, Jimmy Collie, Doug Bragg, Lafawn Paul, Orville Cough, Riley Crabtree, Joe Bill

Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Johnny Mathis, Les Chambers

Roundup Club, Dallas, Texas. (10:30 pm)

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

 

Elvis, Scotty and Bill appeared at the Sportatorium, in Dallas, Texas for an 8:00 pm Big "D" Jamboree Saturday night show that was broadcast across Texas by Ed McLemore.

The bill included: Sonny James, Hank Locklin and Charlene Arthur. Afterwards at 10:30 pm, Elvis, Scotty and Bill played at the Roundup Club in Dallas.

Elvis had to pay a substantial penalty for being absent for some Hayride shows. Bob Neal committed the band to do two shows in Beaumont, Texas with the same promoter.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.   

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.    

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 17, 1955 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 18, 1955 (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 19, 1955 (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           April 20, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Onie Wheeler, Bob Neal

The American Legion Hut, Grenada, Mississippi. (8:00 pm)

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

Advertisements mispelt 'Onie Wheeler' as 'Ovie Wheeler'.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 21, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School, Houlka, Mississippi.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       April 22, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, Arkansas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 23, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride (Remote Broadcast) - Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jim Ed & Maxine Brown, Hoot & Curley, Johnny Horton, Betty Amos, Billy Walker, Jimmy Newman, Jeanette Hicks, Jimmy & Wayne

The Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis appeared at the Heart O' Texas Coliseum in Waco for a remote broadcast of the Louisiana Hayride. Other stars that made an appearance were: Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Johnny Walker, Jimmy C. Newman, J. E. and Maxine Brown.

Songs performed: "That's All Right".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.    

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"My Babe" by Little Walter. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Pledging My Love" by Johnny Ace.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" by Bill Hayes.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 24, 1955 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Cook's Hoedown Club, 603 Capitol Street, Houston, Texas.

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

The band played two locations in Houston, Texas. First stop, Magnolia Gardens for an afternoon show followed by an evening show at Cook's Hoedown Club.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 25, 1955 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee, The Walking A Ranch Hands

M.B. Corral, Sheppard Access Road, Wichita Falls, Texas. (10:00 pm)

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Dub Dickerson, Gene Kay, Chuck Lee, The Walking A Ranch Hands

The High School Auditorium, Seymour, Texas. (Midnight+)

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

Elvis began a five day tour with artists from TNT Records, the San Antonio label that was sponsoring the show.

As each artist finished their performance at M.B. Corral in Wichita Falls, they headed to the High School Auditorium in Seymour, Texas where a second gig was already booked. Elvis arrived after midnight as he ran out of money and petrol and had to get a lift.

Songs performed in Seymour: "That's All Right", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "You're A Heartbreaker".