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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   February 1, 1956 (Wednesday)

The Colonel flew back to Nashville, and left RCA in charge of Elvis and his second "Stage Show" appearance.

After Elvis had a few hours of sleep he went to Trenton, New Jersey for a Radio interview with WAAT D.J. Don Larkin (photo). Packet containing Popsie negatives from the William Morris photoshoot. (photo)

Later he attended a press reception in his honour at the Hickory House. When asked about his reaction to his success, he says: "It scares me, you know, it just scares me."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 2, 1956 (Thursday)

Vernon and Gladys received a letter from Carolyn Asmus, Colonel Parker's secretary telling them the itinerary for the February tour. (photo)

 

CBS' "Stage Show" exercised it's option for two additional shows, but the Colonel and Elvis' Saturday nights are tied down to "The Louisiana Hayride" until March 17th and 24th.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              February 3, 1956 (Friday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

RCA Studio 1, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York. (10:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Ernie Oehlrich.

 

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Shorty Long.

The band reported back to the RCA studio in New York to record two more tracks.

Starting at 10:30 am, over the next three hours they cut Lloyd Price's "Lawdy, Miss Clawdy" and the song Elvis sang on his national television debut; "Shake, Rattle and Roll".

Elvis received a cheque from RCA for $82.50 for the two recordings made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shorty Long

 

Mr. A.H. Vaughn, vice manager of the First American National Bank in Nashville wrote to Elvis (photo) and informed him that Colonel Parker had deposited $1200.00 into his savings account. He congratulated Elvis on his success and how great it was to have the Colonel as your manager. He also told Elvis that "I have known Mr. Parker for a number of years and am confident if you follow his advice and direction, you will profit much by his great knowledge and experience."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 4, 1956 (Saturday)

TELEVISION APPEARANCE: "STAGE SHOW" (2nd appearance)

CBS Studio 50, 1697 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City. (8:00 pm)

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

Elvis made his second appearance on the Dorsey Brothers "Stage Show". Again, he didn't perform "Heartbreak

Hotel", instead he sang a song originally recorded at Sun Records that the band promoted live, "Baby' Let's Play

House" (video). They followed it with the recently recorded Little Richard tune; "Tutti Frutti" (video).

Elvis then went to the Roseland Dance Club after the show on the Dorsey Brothers invitation.

Steve Sholes wrote to Colonel Parker to say that Elvis "has conducted himself very well and made a good impression on all."

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"Baby Let's Play House" (improved sound)

"Tutti Frutti" (improved sound)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Sixteen Tons" by Ernie Ford.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Sixteen Tons" by Ernie Ford.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Love, Love, Love" by Webb Pierce.

"I Forgot To Remember To Forget" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Great Pretender" by the Platters.   

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Great Pretender" by the Platters.    

Most Played By Jockeys:

"The Great Pretender" by the Platters. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin.

The Top 100: 

"Memories Are Made of This" by Dean Martin.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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** Change: Weekly to Last Issue of Every Month **

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 5, 1956 (Sunday)

This was the start of a tour of the Virginias and the Carolinas. It covered February 5th, until February 10th.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb, Benny Martin.

The Mosque Theatre, Richmond, Virginia. (2 shows) (2:30 pm  and 8:30 pm)

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

Elvis and his "Blue Mooners" headlined over acts such as The Louvin Brothers, The Carter Sisters with Mother Maybelle, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb and Benny Martin.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 6, 1956 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb, Benny Martin.

The National Theatre , Greensboro, North Carolina. (4 shows) (2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

According to the box office report, the audience of 2,900 included 249 'coloured'.

 

After watching both of Elvis' Dorsey television performances and the show in Richmond, William Morris Agent Harry Kalcheim wrote to Col. Parker and suggested to him that Elvis' singing would be enhanced if he stood out more from the other musicians. "He should avoid too much clowning around as it detracts from his singing."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 7, 1956 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb, Benny Martin.

The Centre Theatre, High Point, North Carolina. (4 shows) (2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   February 8, 1956 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb, Benny Martin.

The Ambassador Theatre, Raleigh, North Carolina. (4 shows) (2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm)

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

Colonel Parker gave the band a cash advance against earnings for the following dates: February 5th - February 26th.

A total of $385.00 was split by all members:

Elvis: $150.00      Scotty: $130.00         Bill: $80.00       D.J.: $25.00

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 9, 1956 (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, Rod Brasfield, Justin Tubb, Benny Martin.

The Carolina Theatre, Spartanburg, South Carolina, appearing every two hours from 3:15 pm, until 9:15 pm.

Musicians: Rhythm Guitar & Voca