Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 1, 1956 (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Elvis Presley - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

Steve Sholes had booked a badly needed RCA recording session for Elvis at Radio Recorders, an independent studio on Santa Monica Boulevard. Sholes needed new material for a second album  and Elvis seemed to be happy with the environment around him, especially working with recording engineer, Thorne Nogar.

Songs recorded: "Playing for Keeps", "Love Me", "How Do You Think I Feel" and "How's the World Treating You". (audio))

Playing For Keeps - Elvis Presley
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Love Me - Elvis Presley
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How Do You Think I Feel? - Elvis Presley
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How's The World Treating You - Elvis Presley
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #18

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #8

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

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #7

  "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #15   

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"My Prayer" by the Platters. 

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #8  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley & Lee

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #10

The Top 100: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #94

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"My Fair Lady" by the original cast.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Songs for Swingin' Lovers" by Frank Sinatra.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 2, 1956 (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) (4:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

(8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Elvis Presley - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

Recording continued from 1:00 pm until 11:00 pm.

Songs recorded: "Paralyzed", "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again", "Long Tall Sally", "Old Shep", "Too Much" and "Anyplace Is Paradise"(audio)

Paralyzed - Elvis Presley
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When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again - Elvis Presley
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Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley
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Old Shep - Elvis Presley
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Too Much - Elvis Presley
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Anyplace Is Paradise - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     September 3, 1956 (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Elvis Presley - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

Recording continued from 2:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

Songs recorded: "Ready Teddy", "First in Line" and "Rip it Up"(audio)

Ready Teddy - Elvis Presley
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First In Line - Elvis Presley
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Rip It Up - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 4, 1956 (Tuesday)

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

20th Century Fox Soundstage 1, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Producer: Lionel Newman.

Engineer(s): Bob Mayer, Ken Runyon.

Musicians: Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Vito Mumolo - Bass: Michael "Myer" Rubin - Drums: Richard Cornell -

Banjo: Luther "Red" Roundtree - Accordion: Dominic Frontieri.

Backup Vocals: The Ken Darby Trio: Rad Robinson - Jon Dodson - Charles Prescott.

Additional music for Elvis' new movie, whose title had been changed officially from the "Reno Brothers" to "Love Me Tender" was recorded at the 20th Century Fox Soundstage.

 

Songs recorded: "Let Me" (track) and "Poor Boy". (abandoned)

Fox wrote a letter to Col. Parker and informed him that he has the right to use the tapes recorded by Elvis and the musicians of the songs: "Love Me Tender", "We're Gonna Move" and "Poor Boy". They also told him that the same applied if a fourth song was recorded. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             September 5, 1956 (Wednesday)

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: Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Vito Mumolo - Bass: Michael "Myer" Rubin - Drums: Richard Cornell -

Banjo: Luther "Red" Roundtree - Accordion: Dominic Frontieri.

Backup Vocals: The Ken Darby Trio: Rad Robinson - Jon Dodson - Charles Prescott.

Work continued at Fox's soundstage where Elvis overdubbed his vocals on "Let Me" and finally completed "Poor Boy"(audio)

 

Songs recorded: "Poor Boy" and "Let Me".

Let Me - Elvis Presley
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Poor Boy - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 6, 1956 (Thursday)

Possible publicity shoot for "Love Me Tender" (photos)

Colonel Parker made a list of songs to consider for Elvis' upcoming television appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. He also offered advice on what attire the band should wear: green or maroon sport coats with black dress pants. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         September 7, 1956 (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 8, 1956 (Saturday)

TV Guide magazine's listings for September 8th to September 14th, 1956.

The front cover used a publicity shot from the July recording session and read: "The Plain Truth About Elvis Presley" (photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hound Dog" 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.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5   

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley & Lee. 

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #12

The Top 100: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Sound Track.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 9, 1956 (Sunday)

TELEVISION APPEARANCE: "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW"
The Maxine Elliott Theatre, 109 West 39th Street, Manhattan, New York City. (Show)

CBS Television City, Hollywood, California. (Elvis)

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

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

Elvis made his debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Sullivan, who had previously said that he wouldn't have Presley on his show, had been injured in an automobile accident back in August, so British actor Charles Laughton stood in while Ed recovered in hospital. Elvis was telecast from Hollywood back to Laughton in New York.

 

He performed a total of four songs in two separate segments; first he sang "Don't Be Cruel" and then "Love Me Tender". (video) Later in the show, he sang "Ready Teddy" and closed with "Hound Dog".

"Don't Be Cruel"/"Love Me Tender" (improved sound)

"Ready Teddy"/"Hound Dog" (improved sound)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 10, 1956 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Later that evening he possibly saw a preview of "Friendly Persuasion" with actress Natalie Wood, and Nick Adams. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 11, 1956 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Around this time, Elvis moved from the Knickerbocker Hotel to the more extravagant Beverly Wilshire. This was also

where the Colonel stayed when he was in town. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                          September 12, 1956 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

The police chief of San Diego in California, announced that "If Elvis Presley ever returned to his city and performed the way he did last spring, he would be jailed for disorderly conduct".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 13, 1956 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Radio Recorders Tape that contained three recordings for 20th Century Fox. "Poor Boy" and "Let Me". Ready to hand over to RCA.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 14, 1956 (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 15, 1956 (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #18

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #5  

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley & Lee.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #15

The Top 100: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Sound Track.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 16, 1956 (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 17, 1956 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 18, 1956 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                          September 19, 1956 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 20, 1956 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Elvis continued filming on "Love Me Tender".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        September 21, 1956 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - 20th Century Fox - "Love Me Tender"

20th Century Fox Studios, 1417 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, California​.

Filming was completed on "Love Me Tender".

RCA released their latest Elvis EP titled: "Any Way You Want Me" (EPA-965)

Songs:

Side 1: "Any Way You Want Me", "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone"

Side 2: "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine", "Mystery Train"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An amendment was made to Elvis' recording agreement with RCA. Every track on the first album had been released in both single and extended play form. A letter to RCA confirmed that they need permission to release any recordings from the most recent sessions as singles without the express written consent from Colonel Parker.

RCA Victor EPA-965 (45rpm)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               September 22, 1956 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley.

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Crazy Arms" by Ray Price.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Let the Good Times Roll" by Shirley & Lee.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"My Prayer" by the Platters.

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

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #5

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #16

The Top 100: 

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley.

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #3

"I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" by Elvis Presley. #22

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"High Society" Sound Track.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 23, 1956 (Sunday)

Elvis flew home to Memphis using the fake name Clint Reno the character he played in "Love Me Tender". He left Hollywood with Nick Adams and Gene Smith. (photo)

Tom Diskin contacted the Memphis press and told them that no pictures where to be taken at the Presley home. "I am sure you can appreciate the need for this action nor would you want to impose on their friendship."

Elvis visited Sam Phillips and Marion Keisker at Sun Studios and later that evening, Elvis and Nick were spotted hanging around the Memphis Fairgrounds.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 24, 1956 (Monday)

Elvis and Nick Adams visited Mildred Scrivener, his senior-class homeroom teacher at Hume's High. He gave $900 to the school for new uniforms for it's ROTC Program.

Colonel Parker wrote to Ed Sullivan (photo) suggesting he use a clip from Elvis' new movie where he sings "Love Me Tender" to his mother on the front porch. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 25, 1956 (Tuesday)

Steve Sholes reported to Elvis and the Colonel that RCA had received 918,230 advance orders for the still unreleased single of "Love Me Tender".

He also told them that Benny Goodman's daughter was a big fan.

RCA sent a telegram to Elvis with official congratulations for an industry first when additional orders made the single a gold record before it was even released.

A meeting of the board of Directors of "Elvis Presley Music, Inc" resolved that payments due should be backdated to April 30, 1956. From this point on, Elvis would receive $100 per week, while Colonel Parker and the Aberbach Brothers would each receive $50 per week.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 26, 1956 (Wednesday)

Elvis drove to Tupelo with his parents, Nick Adams and Memphis girlfriend Barbara Hearn for a homecoming

appearance at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. This was the same venue that Elvis performed "Old Shep"

at the age of ten.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Tupelo Fairgrounds, Tupelo, Mississippi. (2:30 pm)

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

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

'Elvis Presley Day' is proclaimed in Tupelo and governor J.P Coleman certified Elvis as "America's number one entertainer in the field of popular music and our own native son". Parts of the show was filmed by Fox Movietone News.

Songs performed: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Long Tall Sally", "I Was The One", "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", "I Got A Woman", "Don't Be Cruel", "Ready Teddy", "Love Me Tender" and "Hound Dog".

Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
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Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
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Long Tall Sally - Elvis Presley
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Introductions/Presentations - Elvis Presley
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I Was The One - Elvis Presley
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I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley
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I Got A Woman - Elvis Presley
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Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
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Ready Teddy - Elvis Presley
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Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
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Matinee Show (© Memphis Recording Service)

In between shows, Charlie Watts interviewed Elvis' parents, Nick Adams, Judy Hopper (a fan) and Elvis. (audio)

 

 

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Tupelo Fairgrounds, Tupelo, Mississippi. (7:30 pm)

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

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

Songs performed: "Love Me Tender", "I Was The One", "I Got A Woman", "Don't Be Cruel", "Blue Suede Shoes", Baby Let's Play House" and "Hound Dog".

All Interviews - Elvis' Parents/Nick Adams/Fan/Elvis
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Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
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I Was The One - Elvis Presley
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I Got A Woman - Elvis Presley
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Announcement - Elvis Presley
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Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
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Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
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Announcement - Elvis Presley
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Baby Let's Play House - Elvis Presley
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Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
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