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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 1, 1957 (Sunday)

 LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Lincoln Bowl, Tacoma, Washington. (2:00 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.

 

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Lincoln Bowl

LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

Sick's Stadium, Seattle, Washington. (10:00 pm) (Should be 8:30 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 rode into Sick's Stadium after a delay. He put on a thirty minute show in front of 15,000 fans. In addition to his hits he sang "Fool's Hall of Fame" a recent hit on the Sun label by Rudi Richardson. Elvis incorrectly stated that this will be his new single.

Songs performed:

"Heartbreak Hotel", "All Shook Up", "I Got A Woman", "That's When Your Heartaches Begin", "I Was The One", "Teddy Bear", "Don't Be Cruel", "Love Me", "Fool's Hall Of Fame", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Blueberry Hill", "Mean Woman Blues", "Hound Dog".

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Sick's Stadium

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

 LIVE PERFORMANCE(S)

The Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon. 

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 was met at the station by Ivan Smith (video) he also told reporter's before the show that "There's nothing more important than love and marriage. I do think that marriage would hurt my career now though".

Elvis was able to complete a forty minute show only after riot-police calmed the crowd down.

 

Ivan Smith Greets Elvis at the Station (sound synched)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Farther Up the Road" by Bobby (Blue) Bland.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #2

The Top 100: 

"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds.

"Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #34

"All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley. #46

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Loving You" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You - Vol. II" by Elvis Presley. #18 (EP)

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #20

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

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #23

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swingin' Affair" by Frank Sinatra.

"Loving You" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 3, 1957 (Tuesday)

Elvis took the 4:45 pm train from Portland to Los Angeles, where once again he checked into the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             September 4, 1957 (Wednesday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 5, 1956 (Thursday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm) (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Producer:  Steve Sholes.

Engineer:  Thorne Nogar.           Recording Assistant: Jim Malloy?

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

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

Back at Radio Recorders, Elvis began work on the Christmas album that Steve Sholes had asked him to record. Sholes also required three new songs for single release, including a studio version of "Treat Me Nice".

The regular Hollywood session band is now joined by Millie Kirkham as Elvis requested.

Songs Recorded: "Treat Me Nice", "Blue Christmas" (audio)

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Treat Me Nice - Elvis Presley
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Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         September 6, 1956 (Friday)

RECORDING SESSION: (RCA Victor)

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (12:00 pm - 3:30 pm) (4:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

Producer:  Steve Sholes.

Engineer:  Thorne Nogar.           Recording Assistant: Jim Malloy?

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

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

Elvis reported back to Radio Recorders and continued working mostly on festive material except for "My Wish Came True" a song he had promised "Ivory" Joe Hunter that he would record, and the new Leiber and Stoller ballad "Don't".

Songs Recorded: "My Wish Came True", "White Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Silent Night", "Don't" (audio)

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My Wish Came True - Elvis Presley