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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                August 1, 1955 (Monday)

Start of Webb Pierce package tour: (Aug 1 - Aug 5) This tour was booked by Bob Neal.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) (Webb Pierce Tour) - Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckleman, Gene Simmons, Charlie Feathers, The Miller Sisters, Bill Perkins, Bob Neal (MC)

The Fairgrounds, Tupelo, Mississippi.

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

 

Songs performed: "I Got A Woman","'I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone", "You're A Heartbreaker", "Baby, Let's Play House", "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Good Rockin' Tonight".

Elvis appeared back at his place of birth and attracted a crowd of over 3,000 people.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 2, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) (Webb Pierce Tour) - Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckleman, Charlie Feathers, The Miller Sisters, Bill Perkins, Gene Simmons, Johnny Cash, Bob Neal (MC)

Sheffield Community, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. (2 shows) (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

Elvis stole the show from headliner Webb Pierce and Sun Records newest artist Johnny Cash joined the show.

Tom Diskin wrote to Colonel Parker that Bob Neal was still trying to get Elvis to commit himself to a switch to a major label and

hoped to have him pinned down soon.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        August 3, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) (Webb Pierce Tour) - Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckleman, Charlie Feathers, The Miller Sisters, Bill Perkins, Gene Simmons, Bob Neal (MC)

The Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 4, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) (Webb Pierce Tour) - Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Gene Simmons, Bud Deckleman, Charlie Feathers, The Miller Sisters, Bill Perkins, Johnny Cash, Bob Neal (MC)

The Municipal Auditorium, Camden, Arkansas. (2 shows) (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

Colonel Parker was furious when he heard for the first time of the 'Hill and Range' song folio that was originally discussed in Meridian. He saw this as another example of Bob Neal's lack of foresight.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    August 5, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) (Webb Pierce Tour) - Webb Pierce, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Red Sovine, Wanda Jackson, Gene Simmons, Bud Deckleman, Bill Strength, Sonny James, Charlie Feathers, The Miller Sisters, Carl Perkins, Bill Perkins, Johnny Cash, Bob Neal (MC)

The Overton Park Shell, Memphis, Tennessee.

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

This show was billed as Bob Neal's 8th Anniversary Jamboree. Other artist who appeared were: Wanda Jackson, Bud Deckelman, Johnny Cash, Sonny James, Red Sovine, Jim Wilson, Charlie Feathers and The Neal Boys.

An audience of over 4,000 went to the open-air ampitheatre where Elvis began his professional career. 

This performance concluded the Webb Pierce tour.

 

Elvis with "Texas" Bill Strength (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 6, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The River Stadium, Batesville, Arkansas.

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

Songs performed: "Maybelline", "That's All Right", "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", and "Baby, Let's Play House".

 

Elvis' appearance at this 12th annual White River Carnival had local promoter Ed Lyon write to Col. Parker about his unprofessional behaviour due to his telling off-colour jokes and storming off the stage after singing only five songs. The Colonel swiftly refunded Lyons $50.

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Sun Records released their fifth Elvis Presley single; ""Mystery Train"/"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" on Sun 223.

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Sun 223 (78rpm)

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Sun 223 (45rpm)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce

"Baby Let's Play House" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Fool for You" by Ray Charles.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Lonesome Echo" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

"Baby, Let's Play House" rose to #10 on Billboard's Country and Western Best Sellers chart.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 August 7, 1955 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas. (Afternoon) (video)

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

 

Songs: "Maybelline", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone", "Baby, Let's Play House"  and "I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine".

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

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

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                August 8, 1955 (Monday)

Start of tour of East Texas. (August 8 - August 12) This was the start of a week long tour booked by Tom Perryman with appearances by Jim Ed and Maxine Brown.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Mayfair Building, 411 Fair Park Drive, Tyler, East Texas.

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

Shreveport native, Dominic Joseph (D.J.) Fontana (photo) who was a regular drummer with the Louisiana Hayride, played with the band during their appearances on the Hayride in Shreveport. He now joined the band for the first time as a salaried member.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 9, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Rodeo Arena, Henderson, Texas.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     August 10, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Baseball Park, Gladewater, Texas.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 11, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Reo Palm Isle Club, Longview, Texas.

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

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