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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 1, 1956 (Monday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: (20th Century Fox) (Love Me Tender)

20th Century Fox Soundstage 1, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Producer: Lionel Newman.

Engineer(s): Bob Mayer, Ken Runyon.

 

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Vito Mumolo

 

Back in Hollywood, Elvis recorded an extra verse of "Love Me Tender" on the Fox sound stage to be added to at the end credits of the movie. Backing vocals and strings were overdubbed later. 

Songs: "Love Me Tender" (End Title Version)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 2, 1956 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 3, 1956 (Wednesday)

Colonel Parker negotiated a new five year contract for Elvis with RCA. Elvis would receive an immediate non-refundable advance of $135,000 against a 5% royalty, as well as a guaranteed $1,000 weekly payment for the term of the deal, also against royalties.

 

He was required to make at least ten appearances either in person or on radio or television to promote his recordings.

The contract was signed by Elvis and the Colonel on October 18th.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 4, 1956 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               October 5, 1956 (Friday)

While in Hollywood, Elvis received a "Triple Crown" award from Billboard Magazine staff for the single "Don't Be Cruel" which topped all three sales in the pop charts.

Elvis is pictured with the award with actors Robert Wagner (centre) and Alan Hale Jr. (front right) (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 6, 1956 (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #17

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honky Tonk (pts I & II)" by Bill Doggett.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Honky Tonk (pts I & II)" by Bill Doggett.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #6

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BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #29

The Top 100: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #32

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"The King and I" Soundtrack.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 7, 1956 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 8, 1956 (Monday)

With all post-production work completed on "Love Me Tender", Elvis was released from the movie.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 9, 1956 (Tuesday)

Elvis paid $150 to have plastic inserts for his upper anterior teeth made by a Beverly Hills dentist.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 10, 1956 (Wednesday)

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