Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             February 1, 1957 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

(Exterior Public Square) (Backlot)

"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!":

Scenes: 16 (part)/17/19/20/21/22/24 (part)/26/ (part)/37 (part)/38/39

Hal Wallis informed the Colonel that the movie had been officially retitled: "Loving You". He was also notified by Steve Sholes that neither recorded versions of "Loving You" were suitable for single release.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 2, 1957 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #13 (EP) (LP)

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #8 (EP) (LP)

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Sonny James, Tab Hunter.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11 (EP) (LP)

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #12

The Top 100: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #17

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #35

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #38

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #41

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #58

"Paralyzed" by Elvis Presley. #78

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #85

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #97

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 3, 1957 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 4, 1957 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

(Exterior Public Square) (Backlot)

"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!":

Scenes: 8 (part)/10/12/13/14/15/16 (fin)/18/23/25/27/28/29/24 (fin)/26 (fin)

Note: Some sources have Elvis visiting the MGM Studios in Culver City with actress Barbara Lang on this day.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 5, 1957 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

"Party": (night scene)

Scenes: 41/42/43/44/45/46/47/48

"Detour":?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 6, 1957 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 86/87/129/130A/131/132/133

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      February 7, 1957 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 75/76/109/110/111

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 8, 1957 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 88/89 (part)/90/91/92 (part)/93/94/95

Gladys Presley was sent home from Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 9, 1957 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #13 (EP) (LP)

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #10 (EP) (LP)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #23

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Sonny James, Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #12 (EP) (LP)

The Top 100: 

"Don't Forbid Me" by Pat Boone.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #40

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #44

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #48

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #83

"Paralyzed" by Elvis Presley. #92

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 10, 1957 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 11, 1957 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Stage 1: Interior, Buckhorn Tavern.

"Mean Woman Blues"

Scenes: 97/103/104/107/108

Elvis began filming the tavern scene.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 12, 1957 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Stage 1: Interior, Buckhorn Tavern.

"Mean Woman Blues"

Scenes: 89 (fin)/92 (fin)/98/99/100/101/105/106/Retake 107

Elvis Presley, Paul Smith, Jana Lund, Ken Becker, Beach Dickerson, Gail Lund, Julius M. Tannen

Elvis continued filming the tavern scene.

Vernon and Gladys left Memphis with their friends, Carl and Willy Nichols. They boarded the 7:30 pm train bound for Los Angeles. (photo)

Carl was also the contractor and painter who had done most of the refurbishing work on the Audubon house, including the installation of the new swimming pool.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             February 13, 1957 (Wednesday)

REHEARSAL SESSION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Hoyt Hawkins -

Harmonica: George Fields.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

 

Hal Wallis agreed to let Elvis complete soundtrack recording at Radio Recorders instead of the sound stage at Paramount.

Studio rehearsals began with the band only.

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 112/113/117/118/119/120/121/122/123 (part)/130

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   February 14, 1957 (Thursday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Hoyt Hawkins -

Harmonica: George Fields.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

 

Elvis re-recorded both fast and slow versions of "Loving You".

Songs recorded: "Loving You" (farm version #3)"Loving You" (farm version #2).

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Deke River's Dressing Room (Interior)

Scenes: 124/125/126/127/128

Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Steve Pendleton, Sydney Chatton, Jana Lund

 

 

 

RCA informed Elvis and the Colonel that they were exercising the option of extending the terms of his contract. It was currently due to expire on October 15, 1961. Under the new terms it would expire on October 15, 1966.

Elvis' parents and their friends arrived in Los Angeles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 15, 1957 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Stage 6: Interior

"Teddy Bear"

Scenes: 56/57/58/58A/59/114/115/116/139/140/141/143/144 (part)/145 (part)/146 (part)

Elvis filmed the "Teddy Bear" number.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 16, 1957 (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #18

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #22 (EP) (LP)

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #16 (EP) (LP)

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #24

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter, Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #16 (EP) (LP)

The Top 100: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #26

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #34

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #49

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #83

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #97

"Old Shep" by Elvis Presley. #99

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 17, 1957 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 18, 1957 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

"Party": (day scene)

Haroldsville Lion Club.

Scenes: 49/78/174/185/187/144 (fin)/145 (fin)/146 (fin)

"Hot Dog": (day scene)

Towanda Stock Show/Tent.

Scenes: 77C (added)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 19, 1957 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 177/178/179/180/181/182/183/184/196

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              February 20, 1957 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 191/193/194

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   February 21, 1957 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Set 2B, Stage 7.

"Loving You" Interior Theatre - Civic Hall

Scenes: 198/202/205/208A/213/215/216/217/218/218A/219/219A/219B

Elvis Presley, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, Paul Smith, Jana Lund, Yvonne Lime, Skip Young, Jack Latham

Bands as required

Extras as required:

25 audio, TV Crew

Elvis' parents Vernon and Gladys visited him on the movie set.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 22, 1957 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Set 2B, Stage 7.

"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" Interior Theatre - Civic Hall

Scenes: 219D/226A/226AB/226AC/226AD/226AE

Elvis Presley, Wendell Corey, Dolores Hart, Paul Smith, Jack Latham, Grace Hale

Bands as required

Extras as required:

125 audience

10 TV Crew

Vernon and Gladys were given a small role each in the movie, cast as audience members. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   February 23, 1957 (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION - (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) (3:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks. 

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Hugh Jarrett.

 

Steve Sholes set up a session to try and complete a satisfactory version of "Loving You", but Elvis turned his attention to other material that could be used for a single release.

Songs recorded: "Don't Leave Me Now", "I Beg Of You", "One Night", "True Love" and "I Need You So".

Don't Leave Me Now - Elvis Presley