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

Elvis appeared at a WMCT Radio and TV fund raiser in Memphis but didn't sing. He told the audience that he hadn't heard from the draft board and his next picture would begin shooting on October 30. Arthur Groom who fired Elvis as an usher at Loew's State was photographed offering him his "old job back".

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

The Presley's watched a special screening of "Jailhouse Rock".

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

Scotty Moore and Bill Black were due to begin a sixteen-day engagement at the Texas State Fair as the "Blue Moon Boys".

They were booked to do four shows a day for $1,600, with all expenses paid. Just before they were due to leave for Texas, Tom Diskin called on Elvis' behalf and they agreed to return for a newly negotiated fee of $250 per show.

This new arrangement would commence with the upcoming tour dates in California.

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

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

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

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

Colonel Parker wrote to William Morris' Lenny Hirshan, who up until now, looked after Elvis' interests in Hollywood. He informed Hirshan that Elvis would like to attempt a non-musical movie.

 

While in Memphis, Elvis attended the wrestling matches at Ellis Auditorium and later went on a date with one of the lady wrestlers, Penny Banner. Afterwards they visited Graceland. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Fraulein" by Bobby Helms.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Fraulein" by Bobby Helms.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Mr. Lee" by the Bobbettes.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #27

The Top 100: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #38

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #75

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Wonderful, Wonderful" by Johnny Mathis.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #3

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

"Loving You - Vol. II" by Elvis Presley. #10

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

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

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

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

Elvis drove to Colonel Parker's office in Madison for a meeting.

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

Late in the evening Elvis left for a ten-day vacation in Las Vegas and stayed at the Sahara Hotel. During his visit to Nevada he dated exotic dancer, Tempest Storm. (photo)

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 14, 1957 (Monday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #20

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Fraulein" by Bobby Helms.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #10

The Top 100: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #15

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #20

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #48

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #88

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Wonderful, Wonderful" by Johnny Mathis.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #3

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

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

RCA released their latest Elvis album in time for the festive season.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" (LOC-1035)

This twelve track gatefold LP had eight new songs with the four songs from the "Peace in the Valley" EP added to the end. It also contained a booklet with 12" album sized coloured photographs from "Jailhouse Rock".

Songs:

Side 1: "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", "White Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus (right down santa claus lane)", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Blue Christmas", "Santa Bring My Baby Back (to me)".

Side 2: "O LIttle Town of Bethlehem", "Silent Night", "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (for me)", "I Believe", "Take My Hand Precious Lord", "It Is No Secret (what god can do).

RCA Victor (LOC-1035)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 16, 1957 (Wednesday)

Hot on the heels of the "Christmas Album", RCA shipped their new Elvis EP.

"Elvis Sings Christmas Songs" (EPA-4108)

Songs:

Side 1: "Santa Bring My Baby Back (to me)", "Blue Christmas".

Side 2: "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", "I'll Be Home For Christmas".

RCA Victor (EPA-4108)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 17, 1957 (Thursday)

"Jailhouse Rock" premiered at Loews State Theatre in Memphis, but Elvis did not attend. Tom Diskin sent Scotty Moore the contract for the upcoming engagement in California.

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 19, 1957 (Saturday)

Elvis is greeted at the Sahara Hotel by Las Vegas publicist, Herb McDonald.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 19, 1957 (Saturday)

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

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

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #28

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys:

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

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Mr. Lee" by the Bobbettes.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #10

The Top 100: 

"Honeycomb" by Jimmie Rodgers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #27

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #51

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #97

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"A Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #2

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 22, 1957 (Tuesday)

While at the Sahara Hotel, Elvis and his date for the evening, New York model Sandy Preston (photo) went to the opening show of Marge and Gower Champion's clown act. (video) He also met Sahara owner Milton Prell and husband and wife singers Louis Prima and Keely Smith who performed regularly in Las Vegas. (photo)

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

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

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

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who recently signed a deal with RCA Victor as independent repertoire men, sent Elvis a telegram saying how they wished they were there to swing with him at the Pan Pacific Auditorium on Tuesday.

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

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California. (2 Shows) (3:00 pm and 8:15 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 held a press conference in front of a backdrop promoting his latest film release. This was also Scotty and Bill's first live appearance under the new contractual agreement. These upcoming concerts were organised at the last minute by Lee Gordon after Elvis' new motion picture for Hal Wallis was postponed.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 27, 1957 (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California.

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: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 28, 1957 (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California.

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.

Watched by Tom Diskin, Lamar Fike and others, Elvis held a press conference before he appeared on stage at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in LA. (photos)

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Press Conference

During this fifty minute, eighteen number show, Elvis wearing his gold lame jacket, managed to outrage not only the local and national press, but a Hollywood Celebrity filled audience and their children. His bumping and grinding with a large RCA "Nipper" dog, complete with wiggles and gyrations prompted the headlines the following day that declared: "Elvis Presley will have to clean up his show; or go to jail". The Los Angeles vice squad warned Colonel Parker of the same consequences.

According to the Colonel, when he informed Elvis he remained unfazed and replied; "Well, if I don't dance tonight, maybe I won't have to take a shower".

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BILLBOARD POP 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. #3

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #18

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Mr. Lee" by the Bobbettes.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Treat Me Nice" by Elvis Presley. #19

The Top 100: 

"Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #32

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #69

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Around the World in 80 Days" Soundtrack.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Where Are You?" by Frank Sinatra.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Loving You - Vol. II" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #10

Billboard launched a new monthly Musical shopping Guide called "Audition". As part of the RCA collection of albums, "Elvis' Christmas Album" had an alternate front cover. It used the same photograph that was selected for Elvis' second album.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 29, 1957 (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Pan Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles, California. (8:15 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 who was aware of the police who also filmed the show, gave a more toned down performance.

At an after-show party, Elvis hosted a series of celebrities that included Ricky Nelson (who had also released "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"). Hollywood friend Nick Adams and entertainers Sammy Davis Jr, Carol Channing and Tommy Sands.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 30, 1957 (Wednesday)

RCA released the soundtrack EP to accompany his latest movie release.

"Jailhouse Rock" (EPA-4114)

Songs:

Side 1: "Jailhouse Rock"/"Young and Beautiful".

Side 2: "I Want To Be Free"/"Don't Leave Me Now"/"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care".

RCA Victor (EPA-4114)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 31, 1957 (Thursday)

Elvis went to Lucy's New Orleans Restaurant in Los Angeles to attend designer Sy Devore's hallowe'en party. Other guests included Jeanne Carmen, Gloria Pall (Sam from Jailhouse Rock), Allison Haynes and Joan Bradshaw. (photos)

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