Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 1, 1957 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York. (8:30 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 appeared in his gold lame jacket, black pants and gold shoes with rhinestones on the tassels.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 2, 1957 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. (2 shows) (6:00 pm and 9:00 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.

For the six o'clock show Elvis wore the full gold suit. He played the piano as he sang the recent Fats Domino hit; "Blueberry Hill".

He changed into his black pants for the eight o'clock performance.

Songs performed: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog".

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Elvis took the 8:00 am train to Ottawa.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Ottawa Auditorium, Ottawa, Canada. (2 shows) (5:00 pm and 8:30 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.

After the show Elvis told reporters; "It's a very uncertain business. The end may come in a lot less time than a few years".

 

He was also interviewed by Mac Lipson. (audio)

The Ottawa Citizen reported that eight pupils from The Notre Dame Convent were suspended for attending the concert.

Around this time, Oscar Davis approached Scotty, Bill, D.J. and The Jordanaires about the prospect of becoming their manager. He argued that it wasn't right that they were getting paid just $200 a week on the road and $100 when not working, which was the same as October 1955, while Elvis was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 4, 1957 (Thursday)

The Montreal booking in suburban Verdun was cancelled due to civic concern and pressure from local Catholic officials.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      April 5, 1957 (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Sports Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2 shows) (7:00 pm and 9:00 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.

The band appeared in front of a half capacity 6,500 seat arena.

Beforehand, Elvis faced some questions from a group of high school reporters. Scotty, Bill and D.J. met with Jimmy Velvet who was invited to the show by Elvis.

Screen Test for "MGM" (silent footage)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 6, 1957 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Sports Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2 shows) (2:30 pm and 8:00 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.

Villanova students threw eggs at Elvis during the show, hitting the guitar he had laid down on stage.

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Round and Round" by Perry Como.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #21

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There You Go" by Johnny Cash.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

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Most Played By Jockeys:

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"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Butterfly" by Charlie Gracie, Andy Williams.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #20

The Top 100: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #13

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #26

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #93

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 7, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis returned home to Audubon Drive.

In Hollywood, MGM executives have decided that Elvis' next picture will be called "Jailhouse Kid".

It would co-star Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jennifer Holden and Dean Jones. It was directed by Richard Thorpe, based on a screenplay by Guy Trosper.

Richard Thorpe

Judy Tyler

Mickey Shaughnessy

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 9, 1957 (Tuesday)

Elvis and Dewey Phillips dropped by Sam Phillips' house late in the evening. Elvis played pool with Sam's sons Jerry and Knox in attendance.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         April 10, 1957 (Wednesday)

No information.

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No information.

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RCA released "Peace in the Valley" (EPA-4054) an extended play containing only gospel songs, a genre Elvis was very familiar with.

Songs:

Side 1: "Peace in the Valley", "It Is No Secret".

Side 2: "I Believe", "Take My Hand, Precious Lord".

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April 12, 1957 (Friday)

 

RCA released "Peace in the Valley" (EPA-4054) an extended play containing gospel songs, a genre Elvis was very familiar with.

Songs:

Side 1: "Peace in the Valley", "It Is No Secret".                  Side 2: "I Believe", "Take My Hand, Precious Lord".

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 13, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis was the first contributor to "Coffee Day for Crippled Children", a Memphis fund-raiser. He bought the first button for $1 from Memphis restaurant owner, Monte Robinson. (photo)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Butterfly" by Charlie Gracie.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #14

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Round and Round" by Perry Como.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #21

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There You Go" by Johnny Cash.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams, Charlie Gracie.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #14

The Top 100: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #18

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #58 (EP)

"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" by Elvis Presley. #62

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 14, 1957 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 15, 1957 (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis visited his new home Graceland, and posed with a fan on a tractor he had just purchased to do some work on

the grounds. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 16, 1957 (Tuesday)

Harry Kalcheim from William Morris wrote to the Colonel to congratulate him on the "unheard-of" box office figures from the recent tour and the "wonderful organisation you have with Elvis...

The fact he is not shown too often on television, there is great curiosity about him so that when he does appear he is sure to attract".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         April 17, 1957 (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 18, 1957 (Thursday)

Internal MGM correspondence for Elvis' new movie, referenced in-house as the (Presley Story) showed the name change for his title character from Vince Edwards to Vince Edmunds. It also remarked against using product placement.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 19, 1957 (Friday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Hollywood starlet, Yvonne Lime, who as an uncredited cast member dated Elvis during the making of "Loving You".

Yvonne arrived in Memphis for a weekend Easter visit. She stayed at the house on Audubon Drive. Elvis took her on his

motorcycle to town where he got his hair cut.

Later Elvis took her out to see Graceland, which was currently in the midst of renovation and the two posed for a

series of photographs taken by Memphis photographers E.H. Jaffe and Robert Williams in front of the house and with

Elvis' mother, Gladys. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 20, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis took Yvonne to visit Graceland again and later to a party at Sam Phillips' house with Dewey and Dot Phillips also in attendance. The night ended with early morning breakfast and spirituals sung by the pool. (video)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Butterfly" by Charlie Gracie.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Round and Round" by Perry Como.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams, Charlie Gracie.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #24

The Top 100: 

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #28

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #49 (EP)

"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" by Elvis Presley. #59

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Is The Thing" by Nat (King) Cole.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Sam Phillips' house (silent footage)

(audio: "I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino)

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This Easter Sunday, Elvis attended "The First Assembly of God" church for the first time in a very long time with Yvonne Lime.

The church pastor, the reverend Hamill told the congregation "How gratifying it was that their local boy, who had become such a worldy figure, had never lost his bond with God and his church".

In the Pastor's private room after the service Elvis told him; "I am the most miserable young man you have ever seen. I have got more money than I can ever spend. I have thousands of fans out there, and I have a lot of people who call themselves my friends, but I am miserable".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 22, 1957 (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

The new iron gates with a special guitar playing figure motiff was delivered to Graceland.

They were manufactured by the Tennessee Fabricating Company, at a cost of $1,339. They were

installed with electronic equipment by a local firm at a further cost of $1,752. Arthur Hooton was on site to lend a

hand. (photos)

Yvonne Lime headed back to Hollywood.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 23, 1957 (Tuesday)

MGM internal correspondence showed that they were still working on the legalities of the names for Elvis' and Mickey Shaughnessy's characters.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        April 24, 1957 (Wednesday)

MGM internal correspondence confirmed that there will be no name given to the penitentiary used in the movie.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 25, 1957 (Thursday)

Lyric sheet for "Young and Beautiful" a ballad to be used in the upcoming Elvis movie, now titled "Treat Me Nice".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 26, 1957 (Friday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Sometime in April, Elvis invited one of his favourite artists, "Ivory" Joe Hunter (photo) to Graceland. Hunter, who was

visiting Memphis with his daughter, spent the day singing some of his compositions with Elvis including "I Almost Lost

My Mind" and "I Need You So" which Elvis recorded back in February.

During his stay, Hunter played Elvis a new song titled; "My Wish Came True" and he promised to cut it at his next

session.

Later when asked about his meeting with Elvis, Hunter commented,

"He is very spiritually minded ... he showed me every courtesy, and I think he is one of the greatest".

 

 

Invoice for the gates at Graceland from the Tennessee Fabricating Company. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             April 27, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis boarded a train for Los Angeles. Freddy Bienstock is now part of the group and played demonstration records for Elvis of the songs that "Hill and Range" had commissioned for his new movie.

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"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Lucille" by Little Richard.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

The Top 100: 

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #35

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #58 (EP)

"That's When Your Heartaches Begin" by Elvis Presley. #59

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Love Is The Thing" by Nat (King) Cole.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 28, 1957 (Sunday)

Bill Bullock tried to convince Colonel Parker to allow Elvis, as RCA Victor's leading artist, to introduce the company's "Galaxy of Stars" Television Special, scheduled for broadcast on June 15. The Colonel turned him down.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 29, 1957 (Monday)

No information.

Billboard changed it's issue date from a Saturday to a Monday which caused a one week inconsistency.

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

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"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Gone" by Ferlin Husky.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #3