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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 1, 1956 (Thursday)

Elvis appeared in Memphis Traffic Court as a witness to the garage incident a few days earlier. The woman who drove the other car was charged with reckless driving.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     March 2, 1956 (Friday)

Elvis was stopped for speeding on Riverside Drive in Memphis.

Later, between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, he signed autographs at the newly opened Bob Neal record shop. (photos)

The Colonel informed his attorney that Bob Neal has no longer any business association with Elvis, and the recent unpleasantness with Hank Snow has been resolved.

This came as a big surprise to Hank Snow.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 3, 1956 (Saturday)

Before flying to Shreveport with his cousin Gene Smith, Elvis wrote a cheque for $500 towards the purchase of a house located at 1034 Audubon Drive, east of downtown Memphis.

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 - Drums:

D.J. Fontana.

Songs performed: "Baby, Let's Play House", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Tutti Frutti".

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"The Rock and Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Lisbon Antigua" by Nelson Riddle.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

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

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Why Baby Why" by Red Sovine & Webb Pierce.

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

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #7

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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: 

"The Rock and Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr.

The Top 100: 

"The Rock and Roll Waltz" by Kay Starr.

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #68

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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No LP Chart

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

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"Heartbreak Hotel" became the first Presley song to enter the national chart. It entered the "Top 100" at #68. (photo)

Billboard also reported under the headline: A WINNAH! "Presley Hot As $1 Pistol On Victor".

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 4, 1956 (Sunday)

Elvis and Gene Smith flew home to Memphis.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 5, 1956 (Monday)

Elvis and Gene flew to Nashville, and returned to Memphis later in the evening.

This may have been to sort out the contract between Elvis and the Colonel, with both Bob Neal and Hank Snow conveniently and officially out of the picture.

The Presley's paid a $250.00 deposit towards the purchase of their new home at Audubon Drive from the Welsh Plywood Corporation for $29,500. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 6, 1956 (Tuesday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        March 7, 1956 (Wednesday)

RCA's Bill Bullock wrote to the Colonel and expressed concern that sales were slowing down in some parts of the country. He wanted Parker to take Elvis off the country and western circuit and book him on pop shows in the north and on the west coast.

William Morris forwarded the script of a movie titled "The Rainmaker" starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn. It was to be used for Elvis' upcoming screen test. The Agency also mentioned the possibility of a 15 minute radio series for Elvis. The Colonel gave Elvis the script and told him "The script is not to be shared with anyone".

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"