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"

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

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

The Top 100: 

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #82

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"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.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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."

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)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

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)

"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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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

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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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" by Ray Price.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

The Top 100: 

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #89

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Pal Joey" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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. #10

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 17, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 18, 1957 (Wednesday)

The armed forces prepared Elvis' induction report order. His induction would take place on January 20, 1958 at 7:45 am. This presented a schedule problem for Hal Wallis and Paramount Pictures.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 19, 1957 (Thursday)

 Elvis received informal word from Memphis draft board Chairman Milton Bowers that his induction notice had been drawn up and was waiting for him to collect. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 20, 1957 (Friday)

Memphis Draft Board Office, Room 215, 198 South Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis went to the office of the Memphis Draft Board to collect his induction notice. He stopped by Sun Records and later told reporters it is a "duty I've got to fill and I'm going to do it."

 

In the evening Elvis left for Nashville in a rented truck to deliver the Colonel's Christmas present. Lamar Fike, Billy Smith and Cliff Gleaves followed in a Lincoln.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 21, 1957 (Saturday)

Colonel Parker's Residence: 1215 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, Tennessee.

Elvis presented the Colonel with his Christmas present, a red BMW Isetta sports car. (photos)

The Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee. (8:30 pm - 9:00 pm)

Elvis met with Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires and they arranged to go the Grand Ole Opry for their Christmas Show. Elvis needed a tuxedo for the event and purchased one at Mallernee's Outfitters in Nashville. A the Opry he met with some old friends... Hank Snow, Jimmie Rodgers Snow, The Wilburn Brothers, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Tom Perryman and Country Star Brenda Lee. (photos) Before heading back to Memphis, Elvis supposedly changed back into his old clothes and threw his tuxedo in the trash.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 22, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 23, 1957 (Monday)

Elvis traded in his Purple 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible to a fan, Mrs Lena Moskovitz. (photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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. #6

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Raunchy" by Ernie Freeman, Bill Justis.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

The Top 100: 

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Pal Joey" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 24, 1957 (Tuesday)

In a letter to the Memphis Draft Board, Elvis formally requests a deferment for the filming of his new Paramount motion picture "So these folks will not lose so much money, with all they have done so far." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 25, 1957 (Wednesday)

The Presley's spent Christmas Day at Graceland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 26, 1957 (Thursday)

The Memphis Draft Board granted Elvis a deferment until March 20, 1958, so he could complete the filming of his new movie for Paramount.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 27, 1957 (Friday)

Kathy Gabriel (from Cleveland was Miss Ohio and 4th place Miss USA in July) and Hannerl Melcher (Miss Austria, who Elvis met last month in Vegas) stayed in the guest house at Graceland for eight nights. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 28, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis rented out the Rainbow Rollerdrome for the evening. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 29, 1957 (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 30, 1957 (Monday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys:

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Raunchy" by Ernie Freeman, Bill Justis.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

The Top 100: 

"April Love" by Pat Boone.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #98

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #17

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"'S Marvelous" by Ray Conniff.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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

"Loving You - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #9

Billboard reported that "Sterephonic" disks were still at the research stage due to distortion problems but stated that there may be a breakthrough in 1958.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 31, 1957 (Tuesday)

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