Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 1, 1958 (Saturday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (10:00 am - 7:00 pm)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bill Black - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks

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

Elvis began his last scheduled recording session prior to his induction without Leiber and Stoller, whom Steve Sholes had been unable to contact. Jerry Leiber, whose innovative arranging skills Elvis was counting on for the session, was in a New York hospital with pneumonia and couldn't even consider traveling to Los Angeles. Elvis' first reaction was to postpone or even call off the session, but with induction imminent and the RCA obligation looming overhead, he returned to the studio with no real outside help.
Elvis worked from 10.00am to 7.00pm but got nowhere with "My Wish Came True" then he spent forty-eight takes on "Doncha' Think It's Time" trying to get a satisfactory take. Dissatisfied with that he then tried Hank William's classic "Your Cheatin' Heart" but again he was not satisfied with the result. The last song of the day was "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck", but Elvis struggled to cut what was intended to be the A side of his next single.

Songs recorded: "My Wish Came True" (unsatisfactory), "Doncha' Think It's Time" (two different spliced masters, one for single release, one for album), "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" (undubbed master) (audio)

Doncha' Think It's Time (Spliced Single) - Elvis Presley
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Doncha' Think It's Time (Spliced LP) - Elvis Presley
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Your Cheatin' Heart - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 2, 1958 (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis performed both production numbers "Lover Doll" (photos) and "Young Dreams".

Sammy Davis Jr. visited the "King Creole" set. (possible date)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 3, 1958 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis performed both "Dixieland Rock" and "Young Dreams" production numbers.

INT: KING CREOLE CLUB

Scenes 81-82-83-84-85-87-88

Danny continues song "Dixieland Rock" (photos) - reactions of Mimi & Charlie & Patrons who realise he is a hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT: KING CREOLE CLUB

Scenes 90A-90B

Danny sings "Young Dreams"

 

INT: KING CREOLE CLUB - BACKSTAGE

Scene 79

Eddie & Mimi tell Danny not to be nervous on opening night -

Charlie tells Danny audience is small

INT: KING CREOLE CLUB - BACKSTAGE

Scene 86

Nina listens to Danny as she dresses

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #18

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #15

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #18

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Story of My Life" by Marty Robbins.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #7

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #14

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #18

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #29

The Top 100: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #10

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #21

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"My Fair Lady" by Original Cast.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Warm" by Johnny Mathis.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 4, 1958 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  February 5, 1958 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis filmed both the "Hard Headed Woman", "New Orleans", and "King Creole" song numbers.

Scenes 130-131

Danny sings "Hard Headed Woman" (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 6, 1958 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis filmed the scenes for the production number "Don't Ask Me Why". He posed for a photograph with singer Patti Page.

(who was also married to the movie's choeographer Charles O'Curran) (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              February 7, 1958 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 8, 1958 (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 9, 1958 (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 10, 1958 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis continued filming the scenes for the production number "Don't Ask Me Why".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't" by Elvis Presley.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #28

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #7

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Story of My Life" by Marty Robbins.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #12

The Top 100: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #4

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #27

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #10

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 11, 1958 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis filmed the scenes for "As Long As I Have You".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - Paramount "King Creole"

Paramount Sound Stage, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 5:05 pm) (6:05 pm - 9:55 pm)

Producer: Walter Scharf.

Engineer: Phil Wisdom.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass:

Bill Black - Electric Bass: Neal Matthews - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Percussion: Bernie Mattinson.

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

Songs recorded: "Steadfast, Loyal and True" (solo), "Danny" (audio)

Steadfast, Loyal and True (Solo) - Elvis Presley
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Danny - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                February 12, 1958 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis filmed the scenes for the song "Danny". (photo) and continued the scenes for the title track "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 13, 1958 (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 14, 1958 (Friday)

Gladys and Vernon enjoy the snow at Graceland.

The Presleys at Graceland (silent footage)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 15, 1958 (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 16, 1958 (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, Stage 5, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis filmed the scenes for a production number titled "I'm Evil" later known as "Trouble"(photo)

Scenes 35, 51?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 17, 1958 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't" by Elvis Presley.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #41

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sugartime" by the McGuire Sisters.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #18

The Top 100: 

"At the Hop" by Danny and the Juniors.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #3

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #14

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #40

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      February 18, 1958 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 19, 1958 (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 20, 1958 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, Stage 5, Set 9, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole". Danny performs "Steadfast, Loyal and True"for Maxie's men. (photo)

INT: BLUE SHADE CLUB

Scenes 4/5/6/7

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 21, 1958 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 22, 1958 (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Later Elvis attended a 30th birthday party arranged by Dolores Hart for Jan Shephard. Also in attendance were Ty Hardin, Valerie Allen, Judy Spreckles, Alan Fortas and Gene Smith.

Elvis gave Jan a present of a stuffed tiger called "Danny Boy", and a movie camera which was used to film some "Home Movies" of the party. (video) According to Shepard, Elvis sang "Arrivederci Roma" while playing the guitar.

Jan Shepard's Birthday Party (silent footage)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 23, 1958 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 24, 1958 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Don't" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sugartime" by the McGuire Sisters.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Ballad of a Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash.

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sugartime" by the McGuire Sisters.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #17

The Top 100: 

"Get A Job" by the Silhouettes.

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #3

"I Beg of You" by Elvis Presley. #22

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #64

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Loving You - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      February 25, 1958 (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Elvis was sitting with Jan Shepard in the Paramount Cafeteria, when Italian actress Sophia Loren who at the time was filming

"The Black Orchid" for Paramount, sat in his lap . This moment was captured by photographer Bob Willoughby. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 26, 1958 (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

Radio Recorders, Studio 1, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Piano: Elvis Presley.

Elvis overdubbed the "guitar slapping" beat to "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck".

Songs recorded: "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" (overdubbed master) (audio)

Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 27, 1958 (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 28, 1958 (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "King Creole".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "King Creole".

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