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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 1, 1958 (Thursday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

 

 

Elvis, and William "Bill" Norvell from the same platoon and Rex Mansfield from the platoon next door were made acting squad leaders. Elvis was chosen due to his past involvement with the ROTC. This meant they didn't have to do KP duty or walk while on guard duty.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                        May 2, 1958 (Friday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 3, 1958 (Saturday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

 

 

 

 

The FADAL HOUSE? - (Eddie, LaNelle, Janice, Dana)

2807 Lasker Avenue, Waco, Texas.

 

Using weekend passes, Elvis would spend time at a friend's house in Waco. Eddie Fadal, whom Elvis first met in 1955, lived

in Waco and Elvis with the band and friends had visited their house previously. During this time he would show up in his black limousine unannounced with his entourage that included Anita Wood, Bill Norwood and his wife. Sometimes Vernon and Gladys would visit and she and Eddie's wife LaNelle would go shopping together. To accommodate Elvis, the Fadal's built an extra room onto the house and decorated it using a pink and black themed design (Elvis' favourite colours). They also furnished it with the latest collection of records for Elvis to listen to and generally unwind. Sometimes Anita Would stay for the weekend at the Fadal's and Mrs. Norwood would visit.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 4, 1958 (Sunday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

 

 

 

 

The FADAL HOUSE?

2807 Lasker Avenue, Waco, Texas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 5, 1958 (Monday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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Best Sellers in Stores:

"Witch Doctor" by David Seville.

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

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #33

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" by Laurie london.

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

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Oh, Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson.

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

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #9

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Oh, Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson.

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

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Twilight Time" by the Platters.

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

Most Played By Jockeys:

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Witch Doctor" by David Seville..

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

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #25

The Top 100: 

"Witch Doctor" by David Seville.

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

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #21

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #40

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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"The Music Man" by Original Cast.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #3

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

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

"Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. #6

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 6, 1958 (Tuesday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            May 7, 1958 (Wednesday)

BASIC ARMY TRAINING 

Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.

 

5: 00 am - 7:00 pm: Roll Call, Daily exercises, marching, kitchen patrol (KP), guard duty and orientation.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Freetime, lights Out, Bed Roll Call

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