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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 166/167/168/169/170/171/172/173

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

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #25

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #26 (EP & LP)

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There You Go" by Johnny Cash.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #8

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.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter, Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #14

The Top 100: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #37

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #40

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #41

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #100

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

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

No information.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

"Hot Dog", "Party", "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do!" (Montage)

Scenes: 50 (S.P.D.)/51/52/53/54/176/189/190

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 141 (part)/insert/188

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 210/211/212/retake 159 (part)

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scenes: 32/34 (part)/69/72/164/209/209B

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Set 35 - Stage 2 (Lizabeth Scott & Elvis Presley)

INT. DEKE'S JALOPY - TR.

DAY - SOUND

Scene 36

Scenes: 36 (fin)/37 (fin)/201/206/retakes 5/8 (part)/38/39/insert 132

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

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There You Go" by Johnny Cash.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #6

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter, Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #17

The Top 100: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #57

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #62

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #74

"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" by Elvis Presley. #85

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

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

Steve Sholes continued to put pressure on Elvis to record. This was probably due to the fact that RCA saw Elvis as little more than a passing fad. Despite the saturation release schedule of the past year, the Colonel continued to resist. He told Sholes that "Over exposure is like a sunburn, it can hurt".

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

Scene Retakes: 60/61/67/68

Added: 5/79/80

At the conclusion of filming, the Colonel threw a party on the movie set. He set up a booth where gave away promotional Elvis material and raffled on an RCA Victrola under a banner declaring: "Elvis and the Colonel thank you".

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Loving You".

 

 

 

Publicity photos for "Loving You" were taken around this time.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Publicity and promotional duties for the rest of the week.

Elvis and Dolores Hart visited Lizabeth Scott's home. (photos)

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Promotional duties continued for "Loving You".

Elvis held the new EPE endorsed six-string guitar. (photo)

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Loving You".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Promotional duties continued for "Loving You".

The Colonel hired Nudie Cohn, a Hollywood costume designer to make Elvis a Gold Leaf Lame suit at a cost of $2,500.

Shortly after their return from Hollywood, Vernon and Gladys Presley began house-hunting for a bigger and more secluded home.

The constant fan invasion of Audubon Drive had made their fellow residents angry and the Presley's felt that they had never been accepted as part of the neighbourhood.

They finally settled on a mansion located in Whitehaven, on the outskirts of Memphis, on Highway 51 South, just before it entered the Mississippi. The house, built in 1941, was set well back from the road in a grove of towering oak trees. Surrounded by fourteen acres of land, it was called "Graceland" after the great-aunt of the woman who built it.

Elvis' parents contacted him in Hollywood and announced that they think they may have found their new home.

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

Elvis left Los Angeles aboard the Sunset Limited. Hal Wallis screened a rough-cut of "Loving You" and approved Presley's departure. He left Hollywood at 8:25 pm.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Blue Monday" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter, Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #22

The Top 100: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #58

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. #59

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #62

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

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

Still on board the Sunset Limited, Elvis and his party continued their train journey home.

The Real Estate Board of Memphis approved the sale of the property known as "Graceland" (3764 Highway 51 South) to the Presley family for $102,500. The property at Audubon Drive was traded for $55,000 with a further $10,000 cash agreed to be paid at the closing of the deal. The remaining $37,500 was off set to a mortgage plan spanning over a 25 year period at an interest rate of no more than 6%. Elvis wasn't available to sign this document so he now had two days to approve this offer.

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

Elvis contacted June Juanico and asked her to meet his train during a brief layover in New Orleans. She informed him that she is now engaged to be married.

The train arrived at Central Station in Memphis at 11:35 pm and Elvis made it to Audubon Drive around midnight.

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

As soon as he saw Graceland, Elvis put down a $1,000 deposit towards its purchase for himself and his parents.

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

No information.

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

No information.

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

In downtown Memphis, across the road from the Hotel Chisca from which Dewey Phillips broadcasted his show, an incident occurred where Elvis was accused of pulling a gun on Hershel Nixon, a nineteen year old marine private who claimed that Elvis had insulted his wife two months earlier.

On a more positive note, The Memphis Press-Scimitar announced: "Elvis to appear at Tupelo Fair: No charge!"

According to Fair spokesman Ike Savery; The fair initially offered Colonel Parker a guarantee of $10,000 for a return performance at the Mississippi-Alabama State Fair in September, but the Colonel turned them down. Elvis wanted no money beyond expenses. The Colonel said that the rest should go towards a Youth Centre, that should be located where Elvis grew up.

 

An idea that Elvis had for a long time.

RCA Victor (20-6870)

RCA shipped Elvis' latest single:

Songs: "All Shook Up"/"That's When Your Heartaches Begin". (20/47-6870)

RCA Victor (47-6870)

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

Elvis attended an all-night gospel singing session at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis. (photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter, Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

The Top 100: 

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #66

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 24, 1957 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 25, 1957 (Monday)

Elvis sent a very apologetic six page telegram to Private Nixon.

The Presley's finalised the purchase of Graceland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 26, 1957 (Tuesday)

Elvis and Private Hershel met with City Judge Beverly Boushe in his chambers at the Memphis Police Station and the incident was settled without legal action. (photo) Private Hershel was also invited to see Elvis' show in St. Louis on Friday where the marine was stationed. "I'll sure be there," Nixon said. "I'll bring my wife."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    March 27, 1957 (Wednesday)

Elvis left Memphis bound for Chicago with Gene Smith and Arthur Hooton. For the first time Humes High classmate and Memphis Disc Jockey George Klein traveled with the group. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 28, 1957 (Thursday)

The purchase of Graceland was officially filed.

Elvis arrived in Chicago and attended a Press Conference with Arthur Hooton and Gene Smith at the "Saddle and Sirloin Club" at the Stockyards Inn. (photo centre)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The International Amphiteatre, Chicago, Illinois.

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.

Songs performed: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Paralyzed", "Rip It Up", "All Shook Up", "Hound Dog".

He wore the "Gold Lame" suit provided by Nudie Cohn in front of a crowd of 12,000. The show grossed $32,000. (video)

Chicago, Illinois (March 1957)

Chicago, Illinois (Police File - wrong date )

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 29, 1957 (Friday)

The purchase of Graceland was recorded.

Elvis hired George Golden, a local interior decorator, who had just renovated Sam Phillips' new ultra modern ranch house.

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.

This tour was booked by Chicago bandleader Al Dvorin and promoted by Detroit-born entrepreneur Lee Gordon.

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 again wore the "Gold Lame" suit and felt embarrassed by what he considered the "clownishness" of the look. The Colonel had asked him not to drop to his knees anymore due to the damage this caused with the expensive gold leaf flaking off. Elvis will wear black pants from now on and seldom wear the whole suit again.

Uncle Buck Interview - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 30, 1957 (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Elvis was interviewed by Bob Chase for WOWO Radio (audio)

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.

Bob Chase Interview - Elvis Presley
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Party Doll" by Buddy Knox.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #15

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"Young Love" by Tab Hunter.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"There You Go" by Johnny Cash.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Young Love" by Sonny James.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played In Jukeboxes:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Party Doll" by Buddy Knox.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #7

The Top 100: 

"Butterfly" by Andy Williams.

"Too Much" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Playing For Keeps" by Elvis Presley. #91

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Calypso" by Harry Belafonte.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 31, 1957 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan. (2 shows) (2:00 pm and 6:00 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.

Songs performed (6:00 pm): "Heartbreak Hotel", "Long Tall Sally", "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", "All Shook Up", "Playing For Keeps", "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog".

The local newspaper reported: "Hysterical shrieks greet Elvis in his gold jacket and shoes", it also noted that "The trouble with going to see Elvis Presley is that you're liable to get killed".

Detroit, Michigan (March 1957)