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.

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

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

No information.

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

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

No information.

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.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

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. #9

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Lester Lanin Goes to College" by Lester Lanin

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"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".

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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".

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

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

No information.

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.

(photo)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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)

"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)

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

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. 

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.    

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 14, 1958 (Thursday)

Methodist Hospital, 1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

With her husband at her side, at approx. 3.15 a.m. Gladys Love Smith Presley died. Both Elvis and Vernon were

inconsolable.

In the afternoon, Gladys was brought home to Graceland, to be laid out in a baby blue dress in the music room.

Elvis wanted the funeral to take place from the house, but Colonel Parker convinced him for security reasons, to

hold the service at the Memphis Funeral Home. Elvis also wanted the Blackwood Brothers to perform at the funeral, as they were Gladys' favourite quartet, so he flew them in from their North Carolina tour at his own expense. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 15, 1958 (Friday)

Forest Hill Cemetery, 1661, Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

At 3.30 p.m. the funeral was held, and Elvis and Vernon almost collapsed several times.

The Blackwood Brothers were originally  supposed to perform three or four songs but Elvis wouldn't let them stop

singing. They now had to charter a plane to get to their next engagement, as they performed for so long. At the

cemetery Elvis leaned over his mothers grave and cried out inconsolably "Goodbye, darling, goodbye. I love you so

much. You know how much I lived my whole life just for you". Colonel Parker made all of the funeral arrangements, that come to $20.479,85. Elvis told Dixie Locke that he would like to walk away from it all but can't. "There are too many people who depend on me, I'm in too far to get out".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 16, 1958 (Saturday)

Forest Hill Cemetery, 1661 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis insisted that he went to the funeral of Red West's father who died yesterday. Elvis was again filled with

emotion, and nearly fell into Red's arms at the Memphis Funeral Home, where the service was being held.

In the afternoon Elvis and Red visited his mothers grave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 17, 1958 (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 18, 1958 (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis' seven day leave was extended for another five days. The Memphis Highway Patrol took him on helicopter flights

over Graceland, and over Memphis to try and cheer him up. (photos with Colonel Parker, Eddie Fadal and Junior Smith)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #11

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. #14

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Dean Martin/

Domenico Modugno.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #12

The Hot 100:

"Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Domenico Modugno.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #55

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1" by Van Cliburn.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #22

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Stardust" by Pat Boone.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #7

Ironically, Billboard incorrectly reported that Elvis' mother died at aged 42. (photo) She was actually 46 when she passed.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 19, 1958 (Tuesday)

Compassionate Leave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   August 20, 1958 (Wednesday)

Compassionate Leave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 21, 1958 (Thursday)

Compassionate Leave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                August 22, 1958 (Friday)

Compassionate Leave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 23, 1958 (Saturday)

Compassionate Leave. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 24, 1958 (Sunday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

Elvis returned to Fort Hood and left instructions that nothing was to be moved from his mothers room at Graceland, while he was away. Everything would be preserved as if she were alive.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 25, 1958 (Monday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

Elvis continued "Basic Unit Training".

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Close Combat Training.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #16

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Blue Blue Day" by Don Gibson.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Just A Dream" by Jimmy Clanton.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #16

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Patricia" by the Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #8

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Dean Martin/

Domenico Modugno.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #20

The Hot 100:

"Little Star" by the Elegants.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #21

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1" by Van Cliburn.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Billy Vaughn Plays the Million Sellers" by Billy Vaughn.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"King Creole - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           August 26, 1958 (Tuesday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Close Combat Training.

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

 

Colonel Parker sent a thank you telegram to Dick Clark for all the kind mail Elvis and Vernon received over their personal loss. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   August 27, 1958 (Wednesday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Close Combat Training.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 28, 1958 (Thursday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Close Combat Training.

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

 

Colonel Parker told Elvis that he had received over 100,000 cards and letters, 500 telegrams and more than 200 floral arrangements from well-wishers in sympathy over the death of his mother. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 29, 1958 (Friday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

5:00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call. Training Duties: Marching, Close Combat Training.

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         August 30, 1958 (Saturday)

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 31, 1958 (Sunday)

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

No information.

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