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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 1, 1955 (Saturday)

Bob Neal officially took over from Scotty Moore and became the personal manager of Elvis Presley.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - GRAND PRIZE JAMBOREE

The Eagle's Hall, 2204 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas.

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

 

The show was broadcast by KNUZ Radio. Other artists included Tommy Sands and George Jones.

Hosting this event for radio listeners was once again 'Biff' Collie.

Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman" was supposedly performed at this show.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Hayloft, Old Galveston Road, Houston, Texas.

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

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.  

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Let Me Go Lover" by Joan Weber.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

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:

"You Upset Me, Baby" by B.B. King.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 2, 1955 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 3, 1955 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 4, 1955 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 5, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Billy Walker, Jimmy and Johnny, Peach Seed Jones (Tillman Franks)

The City Auditorium, 72 West College Avenue, San Angelo, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Hundreds of teenage girls rush the stage for autographs. 'Alvis Presley' tops this Tillman Franks bill with fellow Hayride artists Billy Walker and Jimmy and Johnny.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 6, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Radio Promo)

KDAV Radio, Lubbock, Texas.

KDAV promoted the show later that evening at 9:00 pm in Fair Park, which was also in Lubbock.

Songs performed:  "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Fool, Fool, Fool". (audio)

 

 

 

"Shake, Rattle and Roll" was recently an R&B hit for 'Big' Joe Turner in 1954.

 

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Billy Walker, Jimmy and Johnny, Peach Seed Jones (Tillman Franks)

The Fair Park Coliseum, 15 East Broadway Street, Lubbock, Texas. (9:00 pm)

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

Songs performed: "Tweedle Dee".

 

A seventeen year old Waylon Jennings met Elvis at this show. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  January 7, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Billy Walker, Jimmy and Johnny, Peach Seed Jones (Tillman Franks)

The Midland High School, 906 West Illinois Avenue, Midland, Texas.

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

Elvis, Scotty and Bill along with other fellow Hayride artists performed before a crowd of 1,600 people at the Midland

High School in Midland, Texas that concluded the tour.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 8, 1955 (Saturday)

Elvis celebrated his twentieth birthday on the road.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - (Radio Promo)

WROX Radio, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

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

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

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Earlier in the day the boys appeared on WROX in Clarksdale before heading to Shreveport.

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.

In the evening they appeared on their regular slot as part of the Louisiana Hayride at the Municipal Auditorium

in Shreveport. Announcer, Frank Page introduced Elvis as"The Memphis Flash".

According to Joyce Railsback's diary:

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

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.  

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Let Me Go Lover" by Joan Weber.     

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Loose Talk" by Carl Smith.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"More and More" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Loose Talk" by Carl Smith.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hearts of Stone" by the Charms. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"You Upset Me, Baby" by B.B. King.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

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Billboard magazine reported the appointment of Bob Neal as Elvis Presley's personal manager. The article also gave details of a series of "Hayride" type shows taking place with the Browns during January in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Alabama. The Presley unit will also begin a tour of East Texas promoted by Tom Perryman.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 9, 1955 (Sunday)

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