Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 1, 1958 (Wednesday)

Port of Bremerhaven, West Germany. (8:46 am)

 

 

The U.S.S. Randall docks at the German port of Bremerhaven at 8.46 a.m. and was met by 1,500 screaming fans,

and a whole army of Press. (video)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany. (7:30 pm)

Elvis' battalion then boarded a troop train from Bremerhaven bound for Ray Barracks in Friedberg. They arrived there at 7.30 p.m. (video) Among the several newsreel cameras present, press photographer Horst Schüssler was also on hand to take pictures.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 2, 1958 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis was assigned to the Ray Kaserne Barracks in Friedberg. Initially assigned as a jeep driver to the Commanding Officer of Company D, Elvis was re-assigned to Company C which was a scout group frequently sent on maneuvers.

 

At 10 a.m. the Army scheduled a Press Conference for Elvis to answer any questions, before he was declared off-limits to the Press.

 

Audio: "Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               October 3, 1958 (Friday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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

The Ritters Park Hotel, 53-55 Kaiser-Friedrich Promenade, Bad Homburg, West Germany.

 

 

Vernon, his mother (Minnie), Lamar Fike and Red West booked into the Ritters Park Hotel in Bad Homburg. Elvis joined them for dinner as crowds gathered outside. Elvis met sixteen year old Margit Buergin an employee of an electrical supply company in Frankfurt in a park, she came with a photographer, looking to get a photo of Elvis kissing her. Elvis obliged, and they subsequently started dating.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 5, 1958 (Sunday)

The Ritters Park Hotel, 53-55 Kaiser-Friedrich Promenade, Bad Homburg, West Germany.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 6, 1958 (Monday)

The Hilberts Parkhotel, 6350 Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis got permission to live off base with his father and grandmother. The whole group moved into rooms 311, 316, 318 and 319 of the Hillberts Parkhotel in Bad Nauheim. Elvis left at 5:30 am for the base each morning either in a taxi or obtained a lift by Sergeant Ira Jones, and returned by 6 p.m. each night except Friday, when the barracks and toilets must be cleaned for Saturdays inspection. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #42

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #18

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Rock-in' Robin" by Bobby Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

The Hot 100:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

"King Creole" by Elvis Presley. #2

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

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Concert in Rhythm" by the Ray Conniff Orchestra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"King Creole - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #2

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 7, 1958 (Tuesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 8, 1958 (Wednesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 9, 1958 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 10, 1958 (Friday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

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

The Hilberts Parkhotel, 6350 Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 12, 1958 (Sunday)

The Hilberts Parkhotel, 6350 Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 13, 1958 (Monday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Billboard discontinued the "Best Sellers in Stores" and "Most Played By Jockeys" charts.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #49

BILLBOARD HOT C&W SIDES  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"Bird Dog" by the Everly Brothers.

"Hard Headed Woman" by Elvis Presley. #20

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Alone With You" by Faron Young.

BILLBOARD HOT R&B SIDES  (singles)

Best Sellers in Stores:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

 

 

 

Most Played By Jockeys:

"Rock-in' Robin" by Bobby Day.

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

The Hot 100:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Only the Lonely" by Frank Sinatra.

"King Creole" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #11

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Only the Lonely" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"King Creole - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #2

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 14, 1958 (Tuesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Colonel Parker wrote the first of many long letters to Elvis, aimed at cheering up Elvis and Vernon. He told them to refuse any offers to perform while in Germany, and also said that he was doing everything "to keep your name Hot over here"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 15, 1958 (Wednesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 16, 1958 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 17, 1958 (Friday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Colonel Parker made a deal with RCA which gave them permission to put out a special EP record of "Elvis Sails". RCA guaranteed royalties on 100,000 copies, whether it sold that many or not. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 18, 1958 (Saturday)

The Hilberts Parkhotel, 6350 Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Colonel Parker sent Elvis a newspaper clipping which referred to an East German newspaper's statement that Elvis is a key weapon in America's Atomic war. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 19, 1958 (Sunday)

The Hilberts Parkhotel, 6350 Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 20, 1958 (Monday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Billboard began the new "HOT C&W Sides" and "HOT R&B Sides" charts.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"City Lights" by Ray Price.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Rock-in' Robin" by Bobby Day..

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Only the Lonely" by Frank Sinatra.

"King Creole" by Elvis Presley. #3

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

Most Played By Jockeys: 

"Swing Softly" by Johnny Mathis.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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

"King Creole - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Presley" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 21, 1958 (Tuesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

RCA released their latest Elvis single that contained material recorded while he was on leave back in June. The front cover used a publicity shot from "Jailhouse Rock".

 

Songs: "One Night"/"I Got Stung" (RCA 20/47-7410)

RCA Victor (47-7410)

RCA Victor (20-7410)

Note: *** This was the last U.S. Elvis 78rpm release***

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 22, 1958 (Wednesday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 23, 1958 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

LIVE PERFORMANCE - Bill Haley and his Comets

The Rein Main Hallen, Hesse, Wiesbaden, West Germany. (8:00 pm)

 

 

After he attended a Bill Haley concert in Wiesbaden, Elvis went backstage to meet Haley whom he

had met before. He also met Swedish rock 'n' roll star Little Gerhard. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 24, 1958 (Friday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

No information.