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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 1, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School Auditorium, Randolph, Mississippi. (This show was re-scheduled due to the tornado cancellation last month)

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             March 2, 1955, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The U.S. Armory, Arkansas (8:00 pm)

Porky's Rooftop Club, Newport, Arkansas (10:00 pm)

 

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

The band made two live appearances in Arkansas: the first at 8:00 pm at the U.S. Armory followed by a 10:00 pm performance at Porky's Rooftop Club in Newport.

The bookings throughout march had been made by Bob Neal who continued to push Colonel Parker for another Hank Snow tour.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   March 3, 1955, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, Texarkana, Arkansas.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      March 4, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The High School, De Kalb, Texas.

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

The band were joined on stage by Jimmy Day on steel guitar. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 5, 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.

 

Joyce Railsback's diary:

Songs performed: "Tweedle Dee", "Money Honey", "Hearts of Stone", "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Little Mama"  and

"You're A Heartbreaker".

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sincerely" by the McGuire Sisters.

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: 

"Melody of Love" by Billy Vaughn.   

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Music, Martinis and Memories" by Jackie Gleason.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"The Student Prince" by Mario Lanza.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     March 6, 1955 (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 - Drums: Jimmie Lott.

The sticker on the tape reel for this session stated March 5 as the recording date, but the trio were in Shreveport so the sixth seems more viable.

Songs recorded: "You're A Heartbreaker (tryout)", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (slow version), "How Do You Think I Feel (tryout)", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" (audio)

Songs Recorded:

Memphis Recording Service
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone (slow) - Elvis Presley
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I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      March 7, 1955, 1955 (Monday)

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

The City Auditorium, Paris, Tennessee.

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

They now headlined for lesser known artists like Betty Amos, Onie Wheeler and Jimmy Work.

Harry Kalcheim of the William Morris Agency in New York sent Col. Parker a telegram asking if Elvis can audition for "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts". This was the same show that Bill Randle spoke about. Parker replied that he was willing to pay for the trip to New York, but only if Bob Neal and Elvis gave him the opportunity to represent Elvis on any bookings that may have arose from this appearance.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 8, 1955, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Work, Betty Amos, Bob Neal (MC)

The Catholic Club, 123 Columbia Street, Helena, Arkansas. (8:00 pm)

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         March 9, 1955, (Wednesday)

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

The Armory, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. (8:00 pm)

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

Other performers that appeared on the bill were: Bob Neal, Jimmy Work, Onie Wheeler (photo) and Betty Amos.

 

In a letter to his associate, Tom Diskin, the Colonel complained once again that they can't waste any more time and money on Presley without being guaranteed exclusive control on certain dates and places. He didn't want Bob Neal or any other promoter benefiting from their efforts in opening up new territories for the young singer.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 10, 1955, (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Work, Betty Amos, Bob Neal (MC)

The City Auditorium, Clarksdale, Mississippi. (8:00 pm)

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

Other artists on the bill were: Jimmy Work and Betty Amos. Bob Neal emceed.

Harry Kalcheim cabled the Colonel and informed him that he has set up an appearance on the Arthur Godfrey Talent Show for march 23. If he wins first place, Elvis would appear on Godfrey's Morning TV Show for the next three weeks.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   March 11, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Jimmy Thompson Arena, Alexandria, Louisiana.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 12, 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.