Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 1, 1958 (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

At the gates of Graceland, dressed in full Army uniform, Elvis took the time to explain his Army insignia to the waiting fans. (photos) 

He gave Rex Mansfield a tour of Graceland and then Elvis, Rex, Red West (on two-weeks leave of the marines) and Lamar Fike went out the back gate of the house and drove over to Rex's relatives in Elvis' black Cadillac Limousine and posed for some photographs. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 2, 1958 (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Anita Wood arrived in New York for her recording session. Elvis went to a local car dealer to buy a new red "Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible" and arrived back at Graceland in the new car with Red West. (photo)

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #19

Most Played By Jockeys:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

The Top 100: 

"All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #90

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Music Man" by Original Cast.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

 

RCA announced that they are going to release a whole new line of "stereophonic" records.

1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III Convertible

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 3, 1958 (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         June 4, 1958 (Wednesday)

Elvis continued to pursue his favourite activities, such as renting out the Rollerdome and the Fairground. He also got his haircut at Jim's Barber Shop, before doing a family photo session. (photo)

In Memphis, "King Creole" was shown for the first time in cinemas and Elvis on his own 16mm projector, screened his latest movie for his parents and friends. Elvis surrounded himself at Graceland with familiar faces: Red West, Lamar Fike, Alan Fortas, George Klein, Gene and Junior Smith and Nick Adams. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 5, 1958 (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 6, 1958 (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 7, 1958 (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 8, 1958 (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 9, 1958 (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis went for a drive in his new "Lincoln Mark III" with Lamar Fike and Rex (or "Rexadus" as Elvis now called him) Mansfield who Elvis had asked to stay over at Graceland for the second week of furlough. This suited Rex as he was constantly being hassled at home by people who wanted the lowdown on Elvis. Elvis on the other hand, wanted Rex to be with him when they returned to Fort Hood. (photo)

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #4

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Just Married" by Marty Robbins.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"All I Have To Do Is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

The Top 100: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #86

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #87

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Johnny's Greatest Hits" by Johnny Mathis.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Lester Lanin Goes To College" by Lester Lanin.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #9

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #2

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 10, 1958 (Tuesday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) (10:30 pm - 1:30 am)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bob Ferris.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Guitar: Chet Atkins - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Bongos: Murrey "Buddy" Harman.

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

The continued wrangling between Steve Sholes and the Colonel is temporarily resolved. Even though he didn't want to record again in Nashville, Elvis agreed to do one last recording session before he was deployed overseas. This was his first session at RCA's new Studio B. The newly formed band recorded five songs between

7 p.m. and 5 a.m. they were "I Need Your Love Tonight", "A Big Hunk O' Love", "Ain't That Loving You Baby" and "(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I". Scotty and Bill were absent from this session and Ray Walker had replaced Hugh Jarrett as Bass Singer of the Jordanaires. (photo)

Songs recorded: "I Need Your Love Tonight", A Big Hunk O' Love", Ain't That Loving You Baby" (Now and then there's) A Fool Such As I" (audio)

I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
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A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley
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Ain't That Loving You Baby - Elvis Presley
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A Fool Such As I - Elvis Presley
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RCA Victor (47-7280)

RCA Victor (20-7280)

RCA shipped their latest Elvis single. The front cover was from a publicity shoot for "King Creole".

Songs: "Hard Headed Woman"/"Don't Ask Me Why" (20/47-7280)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       June 11, 1958 (Wednesday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (2:00 am - 5:00 am)

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bob Ferris.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Guitar: Chet Atkins - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Bongos: Murrey "Buddy" Harman.

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

The session was completed with one more track laid down. 

Songs recorded: "I Got Stung" (audio)

I Got Stung - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 12, 1958 (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 13, 1958 (Friday)

Rainbow Rollerdrome, 2895 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis rented the Rollerdrome after it closed at midnight for himself and his buddies.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 14, 1958 (Saturday)

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

With the two week furlough now over, an unhappy Elvis drove his new red Lincoln to Texas and returned to a sweltering hot Fort Hood, and as allowed after basic training, any soldier could apply for permission to live off base. Elvis asked to do this so he could live with his mother and father (his dependants), and immediately started to make arrangements to bring them down to Killeen. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 15, 1958 (Sunday)

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 16, 1958 (Monday)

ADVANCED BASIC ARMY TRAINING

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

Elvis began eight weeks of "Advanced Tank Training". The army chose the M-48, 90-mm Gun Tank. (The "Patton Tank" Which meant they were going to be Tankers.

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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #10

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Oh, Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #13

Most Played By Jockeys:

"All I Have to do is Dream" by the Everly Brothers.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

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

The Top 100: 

"The Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Johnny's Greatest Hits" by Johnny Mathis.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #5

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Nearer the Cross" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Just For You" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Real Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #8

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 17, 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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 18, 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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 19, 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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor (Overdub Session)

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Producer: Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bob Ferris.

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

Under Steve Sholes supervision, background vocals were overdubbed by the Jordanaires on two songs from the "King Creole" soundtrack. 

Songs overdubbed: "Steadfast, Loyal and True", "Lover Doll" (audio)

Steadfast, Loyal and True - Elvis Presley
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Lover Doll - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 20, 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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

 

Elvis signed an agreement with Stylemaster Mobile Homes, to use a three bedroom trailer home in exchange for photographs of Elvis and his parents staying in the trailer home.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 21, 1958 (Saturday)

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 - 9:00 pm: Freetime, Lights Out, Bed Roll Call.

 

Gladys, Vernon, Elvis' Grandmother Minnie Mae (Vernon's mother) and Lamar Fike moved into the unit, located near Fort Hood.