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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  August 1, 1958 (Friday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 2, 1958 (Saturday)

Presley Residence, 605 Oak Hill Drive, Killeen, Texas.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 3, 1958 (Sunday)

Presley Residence, 605 Oak Hill Drive, Killeen, Texas.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 4, 1958 (Monday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

The Hot 100: (New) 

"Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #34

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Gigi" Soundtrack.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Lester Lanin Goes to College" by Lester Lanin

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley.

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #6

Billboard listed jukebox plays, radio spins and record sales and in 1955 introduced the "Top 100" that indicated a song's popularity by combining the data from all three categories. The newly introduced "Hot 100" replaced "The Top 100".

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NOTE:

To put things in context, presently, Billboard doesn't recognise the "Top 100" anymore, and only uses chart information from this point "Hot 100" onwards. They also don't acknowledge any double A-sides including the #1 double-A side "Hound Dog"/"Don't Be Cruel" as two separate #1's. So effectively, the following Elvis songs are no longer officially counted as Billboard U.S. chart toppers:

"Heartbreak Hotel", "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", "Don't Be Cruel", "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "Too Much", "All Shook Up", "Teddy Bear", "Jailhouse Rock", "Don't" and "Hard Headed Woman", even though they all topped the "Best Sellers Chart". So Elvis has dropped from having 17/18 U.S. #1's to 7. This has allowed Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Supremes, Whitney Houston and Rihanna to overtake him into seventh position. Elvis should be second with The Beatles at #1 with 20.

The Elvis songs that reached number one on the "Top 100" were: "Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", "Love Me Tender", "All Shook Up", "Teddy Bear", "Jailhouse Rock" and "Don't".

WEBSITE OWNER'S MAYBE BIASED CONCLUSION:

This is quite unfair as almost three years of historical fact is dismissed like it never happened. It also dilutes the impact that Elvis Presley (and others) had made in helping fuse pop, country and rhythm and blues into the "general" music arena and help music evolve to where it is now.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 5, 1958 (Tuesday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 6, 1958 (Wednesday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

Fort Hood.jpg
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 7, 1958 (Thursday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

Fort Hood.jpg
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   August 8, 1958 (Friday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Tank Maintenance, how to use tank radio system,

master the four tank jobs: The loader, The Gunner, The Driver, Tank Commander. Tank Ammunition.

7:00 pm: Head back to Presley residence at 605 Oak Hill Drive.

 

Elvis made Gladys (with Vernon) go to Memphis to see her personal physician, Dr. Charles Clarke, as all through the Summer she had been feeling ill, now her condition seemed to be getting worse. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 9, 1958 (Saturday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

Elvis completed "Advanced Tank Training".

After an emergency call is made at 11.30 a.m. an ambulance took Gladys Presley from Graceland to Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She appeared to be suffering from an undiagnosed liver ailment, and her condition was listed as "grave".

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 10, 1958 (Sunday)

Presley Residence, 605 Oak Hill Drive, Killeen, Texas.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 11, 1958 (Monday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

Elvis started "Basic Unit Training" which involved close combat training and received his truck driver's permit.

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #8

The Hot 100:

"Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #54

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Como's Golden Records" by Perry Como.

(Billboard tabulating error. Should be)

"Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1" by Van Cliburn.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Stardust" by Pat Boone.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 12, 1958 (Tuesday)

Methodist Hospital, 1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

After more effort than it would take for any ordinary soldier, including calls from Gladys' Doctor to military personnel in Washington and Elvis' desperate threat to go AWOL, he was finally granted emergency leave. Elvis and Lamar Fike flew from Fort Worth to Memphis and went straight to the hospital to visit his gravely ill mother. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   August 13, 1958 (Wednesday)

Methodist Hospital, 1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

Vernon stayed at his wife's bedside throughout the night, and Elvis returned in the morning, and again in the afternoon, not leaving until nearly midnight to freshen up.    

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