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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 1, 1956 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2 shows) (8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           May 2, 1956 (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2 shows) (8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

Variety reviewed the show and reported; "For the teenagers he's a whizz, for the average Vegas spender, he's a fizz".

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 3, 1956 Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2 shows) (8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

Elvis met Maila Nurmi (Vampira) (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 4, 1956 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2 shows) (8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

Bob Johnson of the Memphis Press-Scimitar quoted Elvis as saying; "I Like Crosby, Como, Sinatra and all the big ones. They had to be good to get there. I've always been partial to Dean Martin. I like The Four Lads".  But more than anything he wants the folks back home to think right of him. "Just because I managed to do a little something, I don't want anyone back home to think I've got a big head".

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RCA shipped Elvis' new single;

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"/"My Baby Left Me" (20/47-6540)

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RCA Victor 47-6540 (45rpm)

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RCA Victor 20-6540 (78rpm)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 5, 1956 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (3 shows) (2:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

Tom Diskin made out a $200 cash advance cheque for Elvis.

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Hot Diggity" by Perry Como.

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley. #25 (EP)

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

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

"Baby Let's Play House" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

"I Was The One" by Elvis Presley #13.

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BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard.    

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard. 

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #6   

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard.  

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #4

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BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

The Top 100: 

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley.

"Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley. #24 (EP)

"I Was the One" by Elvis Presley. #32

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

Elvis began to dominate the album and singles charts this week when "Heartbreak Hotel" reached #1 on both Billboard's "Honor Roll Of Hits" and "Top 100" chart. (photos)

His' debut LP; "Elvis Presley" (LPM-1254) reached #1 on the Billboard Popular Album chart. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 6, 1956 (Sunday)

End of the Las Vegas engagement.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S) - Freddy Martin and his Orchestra, Shecky Greene, Elvis Presley, The Blue Moon Boys

The Venus Room, The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. (2 shows) (8:00 pm and 12:00 am)

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

The Freddy Martin Orchestra.

Songs performed: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Long Tall Sally", "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Money Honey". (audio)

The experience in Las Vegas was not as the band had hoped for... Elvis' barnyard humour and style of performing did not go down well with the more older and relaxed audiences.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 7, 1956 (Monday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 8, 1956 (Tuesday)

Elvis went to the local newspaper office and announced; "Man, I Really like Vegas. I'm going back there the first

chance I get".

He then returned home for an extended stay at Audubon Drive. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            May 9, 1956 (Wednesday)

Elvis cashed in the $200 advance made out earlier in the month by Tom Diskin.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 10, 1956 (Thursday)

Elvis went to the Hotel Chisca in Memphis to visit Dewey Phillips.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 11, 1956 (Friday)

No information.

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