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.

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

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.

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.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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)

"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)

"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

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 8, 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: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                        May 9, 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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 10, 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?

2807 Lasker Avenue, Waco, Texas.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 11, 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.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 12, 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

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. #4

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #37

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Twilight Time" by the Platters.

"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. #11

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Twilight Time" by the Platters.

"Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys:

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

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Witch Doctor" by David Seville.

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

The Top 100: 

"Witch Doctor" by David Seville.

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

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #43

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #44

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"The Music Man" by Original Cast.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #7

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Elvis - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #5

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 13, 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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         May 14, 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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 15, 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: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 16, 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

Sergeant Wallace in conversation with Privates Presley and Mansfield while on guard duty. (date unknown)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 17, 1958 (Saturday)

The FADAL HOUSE

2807 Lasker Avenue, Waco, Texas.

Elvis and friends visited the Fadal's (video) and he had a bandaged finger that he had accidentally cut with a bayonet during training. The family with Elvis' approval, also made some audio home recordings of Elvis playing the piano with Eddie and Anita singing along.

Songs: "Sail Along Silver Moon", "I Understand Just How You Feel", "Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby", "I Can't Help It (if I'm still in love with you)", "Who's Sorry Now", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Tomorrow Night", "Little Darlin'" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". (audio)

Sail Along Silver Moon - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby - Elvis Presley, Eddie Fadal
00:00 / 00:00
Dialogue - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
I Can't Help It (if I'm still in love with you) - Anita Wood
00:00 / 00:00
Dialogue - Elvis, Eddie Fadal, Anita Wood
00:00 / 00:00
Who's Sorry Now - Anita Wood
00:00 / 00:00
Who's Sorry Now - Anita Wood, Eddie Fadal, Elvis
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy, Birthday, Baby - The Tune Weavers, Eddie Fadal, Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Dialogue - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Tomorrow Night - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Tomorrow Night - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Little Darlin' - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Monologue - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Just A Little Walk With Thee - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 18, 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.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 19, 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

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

"Don't" by Elvis Presley. #46

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

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #23

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. #10

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Oh, Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson.

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

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:

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

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #13

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. #44

"Doncha' Think It's Time" by Elvis Presley. #86

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #8

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.

"Peace in the Valley" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Loving You - Vol.I" by Elvis Presley. #5

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