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.

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. 

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".

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.

Paramount released "King Creole" nationwide.

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.

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.

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

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

Elvis headed to Fort Worth, Texas.

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

Elvis received a speeding ticket in Fort Worth, Texas.

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.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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)

"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)

"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. 

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. 

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.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 11, 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"                                                                                                                                July 12, 1958 (Saturday)

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 13, 1958 (Sunday)

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

The Colonel visited a lot during the summer to keep Elvis and Vernon up to date with business concerns. Elvis was adamant that the public is going to "forget him". The Colonel and Vernon reassured Elvis that's not going to happen. Elvis even confided this feeling to Eddie Fadal and close friends.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 14, 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.

 

The Colonel had been attempting to get an advertising endorsement for Elvis through the William Morris Agency. Harry Kalcheim informed Parker that Revlon would be interested in Elvis' endorsement of their men's hair product, "Top Brass" but not for the $100,000 fee that the Colonel was demanding.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #29

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

"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.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #11

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. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

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. #28

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #37

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Music Man" by Original Cast.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys: 

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Unchained Melody" by Ricky Nelson.

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

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 15, 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"                                                                                                                          July 16, 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"                                                                                                                               July 17, 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"                                                                                                                                      July 18, 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"                                                                                                                                July 19, 1958 (Saturday)

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

Around this time, Rocky Frisco, who worked for KOME Radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma, decided to go on a 500 mile trip

to interview Elvis. This was a promotional trip and Rocky planned to have a publicity photograph taken with Elvis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 20, 1958 (Sunday)

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 21, 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:

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #11

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. #2

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #3

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. #28

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #37

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #14

Most Played By Jockeys: 

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

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

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #10

Major companies started to push the sales of Stereo phonographs, while the labels began promoting stereo albums.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 22, 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"                                                                                                                          July 23, 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"                                                                                                                               July 24, 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"                                                                                                                                      July 25, 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"                                                                                                                                July 26, 1958 (Saturday)

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 27, 1958 (Sunday)

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 28, 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:

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley.

Most Played By Jockeys: 

*** No Most Played By Jockeys Chart (discontinued)***

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

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:

"Yakety Yak" by the Coasters.

"Don't Ask Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #2

The Top 100: 

"Patricia" by Perez Prado.

*** No Top 100 Chart  (discontinued)***

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #17

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. #4

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #5

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 29, 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.

RCA released the follow up Elvis EP that contained four more tracks from his new movie: Front cover was a publicity shot from "King Creole".

"King Creole Vol. 2" (EPA-4321)

Songs:

Side 1: "Trouble", "Young Dreams".

Side 2: "Crawfish", "Dixieland Rock".

RCA Victor (EPA-4321)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 30, 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"                                                                                                                                July 31, 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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