Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 1, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Auditorium, Guymon, Oklahoma.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 2, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The City Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         June 3, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Showroom of Johnson/Connelly Pontiac Dealership, Lubbock, Texas.

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Ferlin Husky, Jim Ed & Maxine Brown, Martha Carson, Onie Wheeler, The Carlisles, George & Earl Simon Crum 

The Fair Park, Lubbock, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Fourteen year old Mac Davis and Glen D. Hardin attended the car dealership show.

These performances concluded the tour of West Texas.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 4, 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.

Cecil Holifield reported in Billboard that his record shops in Midland and Odessa, Texas showed sales on Presley's

four singles that have surpassed any other individual artist in their eight years in the music business.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter.   

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:

"Unchained Melody" by Roy Hamilton. 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"My Babe" by Little Walter.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"My Babe" by Little Walter.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter.  

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"                                                                                                                                      June 5, 1955 (Sunday)

Elvis left for Texarkana with a girl he met earlier, while Scotty and Bill travelled with friends. As Elvis drove through Fulton his pink and white Cadillac caught fire. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     June 6, 1955 (Monday)

Start of a week of shows in Arkansas and Texas.​

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Football Field, New Boston, Texas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 7, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Fair Park, Hope, Arkansas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 8, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

This show at the City Auditorium in Sweetwater, Texas was cancelled.

MGM Records contacted Sam Phillips to see if Elvis' contract was up for sale. Around this time both Sam and Bob Neal received many offers from other major labels as well. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 9, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The City Auditorium, Sweetwater, Texas

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 10, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The American Legion Hall, 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"                                                                                                                                June 11, 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.

Elvis pictured with Jim Reeves (photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.   

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:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"My Babe" by Little Walter.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Starring Sammy Davis Jr." by Sammy Davis Jr.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Starring Sammy Davis Jr." by Sammy Davis Jr.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 12, 1955 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 13, 1955 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 14, 1955 (Tuesday)

Start of a week long tour through Mississippi and Texas.

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

The High School Gymnasium, Bruce, Mississippi. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 15, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Gymnasium, Belden, Mississippi.

 

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

Songs performed: "You're A Heartbreaker", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone", "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Milkcow Blues Boogie", "I Got A Woman" , "Baby, Let's Play House", "That's All Right" and "Pledging My Love"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 16, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Sevier County Fair, De Queen, Arkansas.

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

Songs performed: "That's All Right" .

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 17, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Roundup Hall, Stamford, Texas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 18, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

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

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

Big "D" Jamboree at the Sportatorium in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After this show the trio made an appearance in Fort Worth at the North Side Coliseum.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The North Side Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.   

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:

"Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" by Faron Young.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Unchained Melody" by Al Hibbler.   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Starring Sammy Davis Jr." by Sammy Davis Jr.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Starring Sammy Davis Jr." by Sammy Davis Jr.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 19, 1955 (Sunday)

This performance marked the end of a week long tour through Mississippi and Texas.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Magnolia Gardens, Houston, Texas.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 20, 1955 (Monday)

Start of tour with Marty Robbins: (photo) (June 20 - June 30)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, Charlene Arthur, The Belew Twins, Maddox Bros. & Rose, Johnny Hicks, Doug Bragg, Rosie & Retta, The Texas Stompers, Lafawn Paul

The City Auditorium, Beaumont, Texas. (2 shows) 

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

Over the next two days, Elvis made five appearances organised by Ed McLemore to benefit the Beaumont Police Department.

From Beaumont, Bob Neal wired information to the Colonel that he had been unsuccessful so far in his efforts to persuade Elvis to leave Sun, and felt that it might help if Parker should speak with him.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 21, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Marty Robbins, Sonny James, Charlene Arthur, The Belew Twins, Maddox Bros. & Rose, Johnny Hicks, Doug Bragg, Rosie & Retta, The Texas Stompers, Lafawn Paul

The City Auditorium in Beaumont, Texas. (3 shows) (2:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

The 2,400 seat auditorium had been filled for all five shows.

 

Bob Neal again informed Parker that Elvis continued to be ambivalent on the subject of leaving Sun Records. He told the Colonel to wait until Presley returns home before pursuing the matter any further. 

Around this time, Colonel Parker also contacted Steve Sholes at RCA about his new business arrangement with Neal and Presley and invited him to make a bid for the young singer.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 22, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Possible appearance in Vernon, Texas?

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 23, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The McMahon Memorial Auditorium.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Southern Club, Lawton, Oklahoma.

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

 

Elvis arrived in his parents 1955 Crown Victoria, with Bill Black's bass strapped to the roof. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 24, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Altus, Oklahoma.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 25, 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.

Songs performed: "Baby, Let's Play House", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Rock Around

the Clock".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado.   

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" by Faron Young.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"In the Jailhouse Now" 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:

"Ain't It A Shame" by Fats Domino.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Unchained Melody" by Les Baxter.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Starring Sammy Davis Jr." by Sammy Davis Jr.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"In the Wee Small Hours" by Frank Sinatra.

Billboard reviewed "Baby, Let's Play House" (Sun 217) (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 26, 1955 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Slavonian Lodge Auditorium, Biloxi, Mississippi. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis, Scotty and Bill opened the new air-conditioned club to a sell-out crowd.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 27, 1955 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Airman's Club, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi.

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

Local girl, June Juanico attended this show with a friend who saw the Slavonian Lodge performance the previous day.

She told June that "Elvis was the most gorgeous man she had ever seen in her life". The young singer picked June out

of the audience and spent the rest of the evening with her.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 28, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Airman's Club, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi.

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

The group received $600 for their performances over three nights in the Biloxi area. All of these shows were booked by Yankie Barhanovich, whom Elvis met in February when he shared the bill with Yankie's daughter, Ann Raye, in New Orleans.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 29, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Curtis Gordon's Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama. (8:30 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 30, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Curtis Gordon's Radio Ranch Club, Mobile, Alabama. (8:30 pm)

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

This appearance ended the tour with Marty Robbins.

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