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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))

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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"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)

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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.