Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 1, 1957 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 2, 1957 (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 3, 1957 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 4, 1957 (Friday)

Kennedy Veterans Hospital, Getwell, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis accompanied by Dorothy Harmony, drove his Cadillac Eldorado to the Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis where he undertook a pre-induction physical to determine his draft status. Cliff Gleaves was also present.

Later that day, Dottie flew back to Los Angeles and Elvis took the train to New York in preparation for his third appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Leaving Kennedy Veterans Hospital With Dottie Harmony

(silent footage)

RCA Victor (20-6800)

RCA shipped Elvis' latest single:

Songs: "Playing For Keeps"/"Too Much" (20/47-6800)

RCA Victor (47-6800)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 5, 1957 (Saturday)

En route to New York.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #7 (EP) (LP)

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #18

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

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

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #2 (EP) (LP)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Since I Met You, Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell, Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #7 (EP) (LP)

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #24

The Top 100: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #24

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #40

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #41

"Old Shep" by Elvis Presley. #47

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #60

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #62

"Paralyzed" by Elvis Presley. #74

"Any Way You Want Me" by Elvis Presley. #70

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 6, 1957 (Sunday)

Elvis posed for a series of photographs with Joanne Wilson, New York City's "March of Dimes" poster girl to help raise awareness for the fight against polio.

"Hound Dog"/"Love Me Tender"/"Heartbreak Hotel"/"Don't Be Cruel"

(improved sound)

"(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (for me)"

(improved sound)

"Too Much"/"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again"

(improved sound)

Elvis also encouraged his fellow Americans to "Fight Cancer" with a check up and a donation to the American Cancer Society. 

TELEVISION APPEARANCE: - THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

The Maxine Elliott Theatre, (CBS TV STUDIO 50), 109 West 39th Street, Manhattan, New York City. (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.

 

Elvis wore the same velvet shirt as he did in Tupelo, in September, with a gold lame vest given to him by Barbara Hearn. Throughout the show, Elvis was only shot from the waist up and opened his first segment with "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't Be Cruel". He returned later and sang two songs from his second album; "Too Much" and "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again". For his third and final performance he sang at the networks request; "Peace in the Valley" a gospel number very familiar to the Jordanaires.

Ed Sullivan thanked Elvis at the conclusion of the show, and told the audience that "this is a real decent, fine boy.... We want to say that we've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you...you're thoroughly all right!"

Sullivan also announced that "After this show, Elvis heads to Hollywood to begin work on his latest movie for Hal Wallis, called 'Running Wild'.

After the show, Elvis took the train back to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 7, 1957 (Monday)

Train ride back to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 8, 1957 (Tuesday)

Elvis celebrated his 22nd birthday at home with his parents.

 

The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley will be classified 1A, which meant that he would be drafted within the next six to eight months.

Around this time, Elvis visited Dixie Locke, who had recently married.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 9, 1957 (Wednesday)

Elvis left Memphis at 8:30 pm traveling via Little Rock, Texarkana, Dallas, Abilene and Sweetwater.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 10, 1957 (Thursday)

Elvis, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott traveled by train and arrived in Big Spring at 3:55 pm and continued on via El Paso, Tucson and Yuma.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 11, 1957 (Friday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

At 4:15 pm, they arrived in Los Angeles and checked into the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Elvis was scheduled to record for RCA over the weekend before he began shooting his new movie

for Paramount. It starred Lizabeth Scott, Dolores Hart, Wendell Corey, Jana Lund, James Gleason, Ralph Dumke,

Kenneth Becker, Grace Hayle, Yvonne Lime. 

Lizabeth Scott

Hal Kanter

Dolores Hart

James Gleason

Ralph Dumke

Kenneth Becker

Yvonne Lime

Wendell Corey

Jana Lund

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 12, 1957 (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (12:00 noon - 3:00 pm) (4:00 pm -

7:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Elvis Presley - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

This was the first recording session in four months. RCA had been anxious to get some new material for both a single and a gospel EP, but Elvis was unwilling to record in Nashville.

Songs recorded: "I Believe", "Tell Me Why", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" (record version) and "All Shook Up". (audio)

I Believe - Elvis Presley
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Tell Me Why - Elvis Presley
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Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! - Elvis Presley
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All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

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

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #18

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #2 (EP) (LP)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #5

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

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Since I Met You, Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Since I Met You, Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell, Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #2

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

The Top 100: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #41

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #46

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #52

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #53

"Paralyzed" by Elvis Presley. #63

"Blue Moon" by Elvis Presley. #88

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 13, 1957 (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (12:00 am - 3:00 pm) (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Recording Assistant: Dayton Burr "Bones" Howe.

Musicians: Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric 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 recorded "Peace in the Valley" which he sang recently on The Ed Sullivan Show and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" which he recorded back in 1953 at the Memphis Recording Studio.

Songs recorded: "Mean Woman Blues"(record version) "Peace in the Valley", "I Beg Of You" (unsatisfactory) "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" and "Take My Hand, Precious Lord".

Mean Woman Blues - Elvis Presley
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Peace in the Valley - Elvis Presley
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I Beg of You - Elvis Presley
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That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Elvis Presley
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Take My Hand, Precious Lord - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 14, 1957 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Lonesome Cowboy".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Elvis reported to the studio to have his hair dyed black. Then on to the wardrobe department to get fitted.

(photo)

Elvis fans had already been made aware that he was making a new movie, it's pre-release title "Running Wild" (was quoted by Ed

Sullivan earlier in the month). It's working titles were "Stranger in Town", "Something for the Girls" and "The Lonesome Cowboy".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 15, 1957 (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount) "Lonesome Cowboy"

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (10:00 am - 12:20 pm) (1:30 pm - 5:05 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black -

Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

Jarrett.

 

 

Elvis kept to his promise he made earlier that his band would be hired for his next movie. Added to the lineup were: "Tiny" Timbrell on rhythm guitar and Dudley Brooks on piano.

Songs recorded: "Party" (movie version) "Mean Woman Blues" (unused), and "Lonesome Cowboy". (audio)

 

Elvis left the Paramount scoring stage with Hal Wallis immediately following behind. (photo)

Lonesome Cowboy - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 16, 1957 (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount) "Lonesome Cowboy"

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 12:15 pm) (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black -

Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

Jarrett.

Recording continued slowly at Paramount as Elvis is uncomfortable working on the giant sound stage. New York songwriter Ben Weisman was present, hoping to see if his song; "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" would be recorded. He may not have known that it was already recorded by RCA on January 12.

Songs recorded: "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" (opening)"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear", and "One Night (of Sin)"(unused) (audio)

Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
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One Night (of Sin) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 17, 1957 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Lonesome Cowboy".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Publicity stills for the movie were taken from 9:00 am until 12:40 pm.

 

Around this time, the movie title changed from "Lonesome Cowboy" to "Loving You" after the Leiber and

Stoller song.

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount) "Lonesome Cowboy" 

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 12:30 pm) (1:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

 

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

 

 

Elvis complained frequently about the recording environment.

Songs recorded: "Loving You" (farm version 1)"Loving You" (end version), "Loving You" (main version 1),"Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" (Intro version), "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!"(movie version).

Vernon shipped Elvis' 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville by train.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 18, 1957 (Friday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount) "Loving You"

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 2:00 pm) (3:30 pm - 6:00 pm) (7:00 pm - 11:25 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black - Drums:

D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

Jarrett.

 

Elvis unhappily spent the longest time on the sound stage recording this session.

Songs recorded: "Blueberry Hill" (tryout), "Hot Dog" and "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" (finale)

Hot Dog - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 19, 1957 (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - ElectricGuitar: Scotty Moore - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Organ: Hoyt Hawkins.

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

 

Elvis returned to Radio Recorders to cut some songs for RCA. He managed to complete the gospel EP and three additional album tracks. "Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino was currently number one in the R&B charts.

Songs recorded: "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)", "Blueberry Hill", "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" and "Is It So Strange".

It Is No Secret - Elvis Presley
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Blueberry Hill - Elvis Presley
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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Elvis Presley
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Is It So Strange - Elvis Presley
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

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

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #3 (EP) (LP)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #11

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #22

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #25

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Since I Met You, Baby" by Ivory Joe Hunter.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blueberry Hill" by Fats Domino.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell, Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #9 (EP) (LP)

The Top 100: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #31

"Poor Boy" by Elvis Presley. #46

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #55

"Paralyzed" by Elvis Presley. #59

"Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. #93

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 20, 1957 (Sunday)

A Radio Recorders tape box containing five masters was sent to RCA in New York. (photo)

Contents:

"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"

"It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)"

"Blueberry Hill"

"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"

"Is It So Strange"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 21, 1957 (Monday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount)  "Loving You"

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 2:00 pm) (3:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

 

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black

- Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

Jarrett.

Elvis continued working on the "Loving You" soundtrack recording.

Songs recorded: "Party" (record version), "Mean Woman Blues" (alternate intro end) and "Mean Woman Blues" (movie version)

Party - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 22, 1957 (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION - (Paramount)  "Loving You"

Paramount Scoring Stage, Hollywood, California. (8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Kahgan.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black

- Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Gordon Stoker.

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

Jarrett.

Elvis started at 8:00 am and worked for three unsuccessful hours on the sound stage before he reported for filming.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               January 23, 1957 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Stage 7: (Interior Tank Town Theatre)

"Lonesome Cowboy":

Scenes: 61/62/63/64/65/66/67

The Colonel put pressure on Hal Wallis to upgrade Elvis' contract. He finally succeeded in convincing him to pay Elvis a $50,000 bonus on top of the original agreed-upon salary of $150,000.

Wallis also announced that Elvis' second picture for Paramount will be titled; "Sing, You Sinners" based on an Oscar Saul script set in New Orleans.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 24, 1957 (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 25, 1957 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 40/79/80/81/82(part)/83

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 26, 1957 (Saturday)

Billboard published the results of the best selling artists and records of 1956. Elvis was now the number one best selling singles artist on both Billboard's "Popular" and "Country and Western" charts and he finished as runner up in the "Rhythm and Blues" chart to Bill Doggett. He had two "Triple Crown" winners in the popular chart with "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Don't Be Cruel".

"Heartbreak Hotel" was also a "Triple Crown" winner in the country and western chart.

 

Elvis came runner-up to Harry Belafonte on the "Best Selling Artists on Albums" category. The albums "Elvis Presley" and "Elvis" came in at #5 and #11 on the "Best Sellers in Stores" chart. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

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

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Singing The Blues" by Guy Mitchell.

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #3 (EP) (LP)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.

"Don't Be Cruel" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Singing The Blues" by Marty Robbins.