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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    July 1, 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 mobile home.

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The group of five adults quickly out grew the trailer home, so Elvis rented a house in Killeen at 605 Oak Hill Drive from Judge Chester Crawford, for $1 500 a month. 

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RCA released a new Elvis EP that contained four tracks from his soon to be released new movie. Front cover was a publicity shot from "King Creole".

"King Creole Vol. I" (EPA-4319)

Songs:

Side 1: "King Creole", "New Orleans".

Side 2: "As Long As I Have You", "Lover Doll".

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RCA Victor (EPA-4319)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            July 2, 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.

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Paramount released "King Creole" nationwide.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 3, 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.

 

For a few weeks in July, Anita Wood (photo) stayed at the home of Sergeant and Mrs. Bill Norwood who lived in government housing on the post. Elvis was allowed to visit when he was off duty.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         July 4, 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"                                                                                                                                  July 5, 1958 (Saturday)

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

Elvis headed to Fort Worth, Texas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 6, 1958 (Sunday)

Elvis received a speeding ticket in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 7, 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:

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #27

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #25

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #8

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #27

The Top 100: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #24

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #58

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"Johnny's Greatest Hits" by Johnny Mathis.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #12

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Sounds of the Great Bands" by Glen Gray & Casa Loma Orchestra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"Unchained Melody" by Ricky Nelson.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

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

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    July 8, 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.

 

Colonel Parker continued to play the movie companies off against one another, he even claimed that a German Producer had offered him $250 000 and 50% of profits , if Elvis were to do a film for them. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            July 9, 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.

 

Back in Memphis, Dewey Phillips was fired from his job at radio station WHBQ, as his drink and drugs problems got worse. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 10, 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.

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