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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)

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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.

 

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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.  

Ritters Park Hotel, Bad Homburg, Germany
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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. 

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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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)

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"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)

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"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.

 

 

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