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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 1, 1957 (Sunday)

Elvis donated $1,050 so all Humes High students could go to the annual E.H. Crump Memorial football game for the blind.

 

Story from the Commercial Appeal:

"Elvis to Humes: 'Be My Guest' - Elvis Presley (right) became the host with the most as he bought 1,400 tickets to the E.H. Crump Memorial Game for the blind friday night at Crump Stadium - one for each student at Humes High School, his alma mater, Carlos Wilson, chairman of the game for the 10 sponsoring Lions Clubs, made the sale with help from Miss Patsy Cothran of 96 N. Seventh, Humes cheerleader"

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 2, 1957 (Monday)

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #15

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #14

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"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #82

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"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #23

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Pal Joey" Soundtrack.

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Elvis Sings Christmas Songs" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Loving You - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 3, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              December 4, 1957 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 5, 1957 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            December 6, 1957 (Friday)

Ellis Auditorium, 225 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

The WDIA Goodwill Review this year features Ray Charles, Little Junior Parker, Brook Benton, (photo) Bobby "Blue" Bland, the Staple Singers, and the Spirit of Memphis Quartet.

Once again Elvis is a warmly greeted backstage visitor, having his picture taken with big heroes, Little Junior Parker and Bobby Bland. (photo) The next day he is quoted in the Memphis Press-Scimitar as saying that their music, rhythm and blues, is "the real thing.... right from the heart."

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In a long letter to Harry Kalcheim, Colonel Parker vigorously defends his decision to stop booking live performances. He reiterates his frequently voiced contention that this kind of overexposure can only harm his client and that all along his goal has been to build Elvis into an artist who will remain at the top of the entertainment field for years to come. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 7, 1957 (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 8, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 9, 1957 (Monday)

The E.H. Crump Memorial Football organisation sent Vernon a thank you letter to Elvis for helping the 1,400 students from Humes School attend the football match. (photo)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #3

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Honor Roll of Hits: 

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

The Top 100: 

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #85

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Pal Joey" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #10

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Elvis Sings Christmas Songs" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Loving You - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #6

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 10, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 11, 1957 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 12, 1957 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 13, 1957 (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 14, 1957 (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 15, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 16, 1957 (Monday)

An unidentified woman approached Elvis Presley at Goodfellows headquarters with a request: "Elvis, please autograph my arm!" (photo) Elvis was at the headquarters to present the Press-Scimitar Goodfellows with 100 brand new $10 bills. Elvis let it be known that the Goodfellows had played Santa Claus for him seven years earlier. "Our family had it pretty rough that year," he recalled. "The Goodfellows made my Christmas for me."

 

The Memphis Draft Board had let it be known that Elvis would soon receive his draft notice, and every major branch of the military except the Marines made bids for his services. The navy would create a specially trained "Elvis Presley company"; the air force would have him tour recruiting Centers; and the army offered a two-year enlistment with a 120-day deferment to allow him to complete his new movie, which had now been rescheduled for January.

 

On this same day Elvis purchased the Santa sleigh and eight reindeer to display on the Graceland lawn for $300 from Bain Sign Company in Memphis.

 

Colonel Parker tried to interest MGM in casting Elvis as doomed country music legend Hank Williams in a bio-pic about the first major star to come out of the "Louisiana Hayride". 

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

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