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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 1, 1957 (Thursday)

A rumour had been circulating within the black community that Elvis had previously stated that "The only thing negroes can do is buy my records and shine my shoes". After determining that tracing the rumoured racial slur would be like running a gopher to earth, Jet Magazine, a leading African-American periodical, sent reporter Louie Robinson to the set of "Jailhouse Rock" to confront the singer himself.

Elvis protested in a rare on-set interview, normally assigned to one of the Colonel's chosen columnists.

"I Never said anything like that, people who know me, know I wouldn't have said that".

The reporter interviewed many members of the black community that knew Elvis, from Dr. W.A. Zuber, a physician in Tupelo, to R&B singer, Ivory Joe Hunter.

The reporter also pointed out that Elvis never appeared in any of the places where he was supposed to have made the remark. Robinson concluded that Elvis' belief was "People are people, regardless of race, colour or creed".

The Colonel turned down the opportunity for Elvis to make an appearance in Great Britain.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 2, 1957 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 3, 1957 (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 4, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 5, 1957 (Monday)

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"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #23

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"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #25

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Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #30

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"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #22

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #37

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"Loving You" by Elvis Presley.

"Peace In The Valley" by Elvis Presley. #8 (EP)

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Billboard reported that extended play albums were back in demand again and were no longer seen as an 'Inventory Headache'. RCA alone had recently doubled the amount of releases which they now issued bi-weekly rather than monthly.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 6, 1957 (Tuesday)

The Colonel wrote to Elvis about the "Jailhouse Rock" stills he had MGM create for his own personal collection. He also mentioned the "Xmas Album" recording session coming up in September and the deal made for the photo album that will come with the Christmas Album gatefold sleeve. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     August 7, 1957 (Wednesday)

Actress Venetia Stevenson arrived from Hollywood for a visit. She married at 17 to actor Russ Tamblyn on Valentine's Day in 1956 were divorced in April 1957.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 8, 1957 (Thursday)

Venetia joined Elvis, Lamar Fike, George Klein, Cliff Gleaves and others at the Memphis Fairgrounds and then to a private midnight screening of "Loving You" at the Strand.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 9, 1957 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 10, 1957 (Saturday)

Sometime this month, Elvis swapped his three wheeler Burgundy 1956 Messerschmitt KR200 "Bubble Car" with Bernard Lansky. Elvis was allowed to pick up any clothing he fancied over a two and a half hour shopping spree in Lansky's store.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 11, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 12, 1957 (Monday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Searchin'" by The Coasters.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

The Top 100: 

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #32

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #33

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Loving You" by Elvis Presley.

"Peace In The Valley" by Elvis Presley. #13 (EP)

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 13, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   August 14, 1957 (Wednesday)

James Savery contacted Elvis to inform him how plans for "The Elvis Presley Youth Centre" behind his birthplace in Tupelo were progressing. This was to be financed in large part by his upcoming benefit performance at this year's Mississippi-Alabama State Fair.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 15, 1957 (Thursday)

Elvis asked Steve Sholes to hire soprano Millie Kirkham, who often worked with The Jordanaires, for his next session. He had admired her work most recently on Ferlin Husky's "Gone".

Bill of sale from O. K. Houck Piano Company for payment of $637.06 for the ourchase of a Fender Bass with Case and an amplifier. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                August 16, 1957 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 17, 1957 (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 18, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 19, 1957 (Monday)

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