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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride - Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Wirly

Fairburn, Hoot and Curley, David Houston, Buddy Attaway, Jeanette Hicks, Billy Walker, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy and

Jenny Lee, Betty Amos, Jimmie Day, Buzz Busby and the Bayou Boys.

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 - Drums:

D.J. Fontana.

Songs performed: "I Forgot To Remember To Forget".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

"Mystery Train" by Elvis Presley. #14

"Baby Let's Play House" by Elvis Presley. #15

 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

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

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

Start of Louisiana Hayride Jamboree tour of Texas. (October 3 - October 8)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, The Browns, Betty Amos,

Horace Logan (MC)

The G. Rolle White Coliseum, College Station, Texas. (7:30 pm)

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

Songs performed: "Shake, Rattle and Roll", "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "Maybelline".

Promotional material still billed live appearances by the band as a trio; "Elvis with Scotty and Bill" (photo) even though the addition of D.J. Fontana turned them into a quartet.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, The Browns, Betty Amos,

Horace Logan (MC)

The Boys Club Gymnasium, Paris, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, David Houston, Betty Amos, Daldon and Lula Jo, Willie Bird Brain, Horace Logan (MC)

The City Auditorium, Greenville, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, Willie Birdbrain, Betty Amos,

Horace Logan (MC)

The Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. (Afternoon)

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, Willie Birdbrain, Betty Amos,

Horace Logan (MC)

The Skyline Club, Austin, Texas. (Evening)

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

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

Because there was no booking for tonight, Elvis and promoter Tillman Franks took a bus ride to Houston to see King Bob Wills at Cook's Hoedown Club. Neither Elvis or Wills were impressed with each other.

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

End of Louisiana Hayride Jamboree tour of Texas. (October 3 - October 8)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Louisiana Hayride Jamboree Tour (Remote Broadcast) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, Willie Birdbrain, Betty Amos, Horace Logan (MC)

 

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

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing" by The Four Aces

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Cattle Call" by Eddy Arnold & Hugo Winterhalter.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #9

 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy and Johnny, Johnny Horton, Dalton and Lula Jo, Willie Birdbrain, Betty Amos, Horace Logan (MC)

The Cherry Springs Tavern, Cherry Springs, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 10, 1955 (Monday)

Start of Elvis Presley Jamboree tour of West Texas. (October 10 - October 15)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmie Day, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Lord, Porter

Wagoner

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Brownwood, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis with fellow performer, Wanda Jackson. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 11, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmie Day, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Lord, Porter

Wagoner

The Fair Park Auditorium, Abilene, Texas. (2 shows) (7:00 pm and 9:15 pm)

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

Elvis with Roy Hendley and Jim Price at Fair Park. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   October 12, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmie Day, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Lord, Porter

Wagoner

The High School Auditorium, Midland, Texas. (7:30 pm)

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

Elvis pictured with his pink (originally blue) Cadillac in Midland, Texas. The roof was still showing the original black colour (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 13, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Jimmy Newman, Johnny Cash, Floyd Cramer, Jimmie Day, Wanda Jackson, Bobby Lord, Porter

Wagoner

The Municipal Auditorium, Amarillo, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis was referred to as "The King of Western Bop".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               October 14, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Senior High School Field House, Odessa, Texas. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 15, 1955 (Saturday)

 End of Elvis Presley Jamboree Tour of West Texas.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

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

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

Buddy Holley, Bob Montgomery and Larry Wellborn opened for Elvis at Fair Park.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Cotton Club, Lubbock, Texas. (11:00 pm)

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

 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing" by The Four Aces.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Cattle Call" by Eddy Arnold & Hugo Winterhalter.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #8

 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 16, 1955 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Bill Haley and his Comets, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Hank Snow, The Rainbow Ranch Boys, Jimmie Rodgers Snow, Sleepy McDaniels

The Municipal Auditorium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (2 shows) (3:30 pm and 8:30 pm)

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

Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for one night only.

Posters for this show placed Bill Haley and Elvis above Hank Snow.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 17, 1955 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Municipal Stadium, El Dorado, Arkansas. (8:00 pm)

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

The band performed after a hillbilly amateur show.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 18, 1955 (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   October 19, 1955 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour - Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Circle Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio. (2 shows) (7:30 pm and 10:00 pm)

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

This 'Grand Ole Opry' show is headlined by Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells.

Elvis returned to Cleveland as an extra added attraction.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 20, 1955 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Brooklyn High School, Cleveland, Ohio. (1:00 pm)

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

Songs performed: "That's All Right", "Blue Moon of Kentucky", "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Mystery Train" and "I Forgot To Remember To Forget"

This was a show organised by Cleveland DJ. William 'Bill' Randle who had hoped to make a 15 minute Universal Movie in which Randle was supported by Pat Boone, The Four Lads, Bill Haley and his Comets and the phenomenal Elvis Presley. It was called "The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey".

Elvis backstage with Bill Haley (photo) Bill Randle, Tommy Edwards, Elvis and Bill Black. (photo)

 

 

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

St. Michael's Hall, Cleveland, Ohio. (6:00 pm)

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

The strings on Elvis' guitar broke and he smashed it on the stage floor. Mass hysteria broke out and the police had to get him from the stage.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour - Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Circle Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio. (9:00 pm)

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

Tom Diskin gave Gladys and Vernon Presley a telegram from Colonel Parker which they signed to give him exclusive representation of their son in relation to him negotiating a new recording contract. This would be a hammer blow to Bob Neal.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               October 21, 1955 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour

The Missouri Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri. (2 shows) (7:30 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 22, 1955 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour - Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Missouri Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri. (2 shows) (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm)

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing" by The Four Aces.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing" by The Four Aces.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Love, Love, Love" by Webb Pierce.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #7

 

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Don't Care" by Webb Pierce.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"That Do Make It Nice" by Eddy Arnold.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Maybellene" by Chuck Berry.  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Only You" by The Platters.  

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" by Mitch Miller

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Love Me or Leave Me" by Doris Day.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 23, 1955 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour - Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Johnnie & Jack, Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore, Bill Black

The Missouri Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri. (3 shows) (2:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm)

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

Elvis was late for the 2:00 pm afternoon show as was not allowed to perform, he was docked $125 pay with the Colonel's approval.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 24, 1955 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour

The Silver Moon Club, Newport, Arkansas. (9:00 pm)

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

Elvis was booked with local rockabilly star Sonny Burgess.

The Colonel sent Sam Phillips a telegram from his Warwick Hotel room in New York to inform him that Elvis' parents had authorised Parker to handle all negotiations for the sale of Elvis' contract with Sun. He asked him to name his price. A very angry Sam Phillips contacted Bob Neal.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 25, 1955 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Grand Ole Opry Tour

The Armory, Houston, Mississippi.

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

Around this time the Presley's moved from one rented house at 2414 Lamar Avenue to another at 1414 Getwell Street.

RCA lawyer Coleman Tilly advised their president Bill Bullock of the propositions made to Colonel Parker regarding the release of Elvis from his contract with Sun.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  October 26, 1955 (Wednesday)

End of tour.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Vigor High School, Prichard, Alabama. (10:00 am)

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

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

After thirty minutes the school principal stopped the show when Elvis told a joke about "Milking through the fence".