Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           April 1, 1959 (Wednesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

 

 

Elvis rented a piano from Music House Kuhlwetter in nearby Giessen and subsequently spent a great deal of time using it.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 2, 1959 (Thursday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                        April 3, 1959 (Friday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  April 4, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 5, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information

The Fool #1 - Elvis Presley
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The Fool - Elvis Presley
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PRIVATE HOME RECORDINGS (Exact Date Unknown) (Were these songs even recorded in one session?)

Goethestrasse 14, or Hotel Grunewald?

 

Elvis continued to record material on his home tape recorder, with a repertoire that included Gospel numbers, R&B songs, and well-known standards like Tony Martin's "There's No Tomorrow" (English lyrics set to the "O Sole Mio" melody popularized by Enrico Caruso) that Elvis was considering for future release. Elvis likes the song so much that he subsequently asks Freddy Bienstock to commission new lyrics. (audio) **These were home recordings made on domestic equipment and not intended for public use**  (I have separated the tracks for convenience.)

Tape Reel: (Piano)

01: I Asked The Lord #1 - Elvis Presley
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02: I Asked The Lord #2 - Elvis Presley
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03: Apron Strings #1 - Elvis Presley
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04: Soldier Boy #1 - Elvis Presley
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05: Such A Night - Soldier Boy #2 - Elvis Presley
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06: I Asked The Lord #3 - Elvis Presley
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07: I Asked The Lord #4 - Elvis Presley
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08: I Asked The Lord (ending) - Elvis Presley
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09: I Asked The Lord incomplete) - Elvis Presley
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10: I Asked The Lord (final notes) - Elvis Presley
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11: I Asked The Lord (conclusion) - Elvis Presley
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12: Piano Solo - Unknown Artist
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13: Earth Angel #1 - Elvis Presley
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14: Earth Angel #2 - Elvis Presley
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15: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen #1 (fast) - Elvis Presley
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16: Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
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17: Hound Dog (piano solo) - Elvis Presley
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18: At The Hop - Elvis Presley
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19: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen #1 (slow) - Elvis Presley
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20: Apron Strings #2 - Elvis Presley
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21: It's Been So Long Darling - Elvis Presley
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22: Earth Angel (intro) - I Will Be True - Elvis Presley
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23: There's No Tomorrow - Elvis Presley
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24: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen #2 (slow) - Elvis Presley
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25: Que Sera Sera - Hound Dog #1 - Elvis Presley
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26: I Asked The Lord - Elvis Presley
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27: I Asked The Lord (ending) - Elvis Presley
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28: I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen #2 (fast) - Elvis Presley
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29: Apron Strings #3 - Elvis Presley
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30: The Titles Will Tell (Number Eight) - Elvis Presley
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31: At The Hop - Give Me Oil In My Lamp - Elvis Presley
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32: Que Sera Sera - Hound Dog #2 - Elvis Presley
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33: Piano Solo - Unknown Artist
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34: Send Me Some Lovin' - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 6, 1959 (Monday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

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"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #13

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"For LP Fans Only" by Elvis Presley. #25

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #7

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"Ricky Sings Again" by Ricky Nelson.

"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #3

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"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #8

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 7, 1959 (Tuesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           April 8, 1959 (Wednesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 9, 1959 (Thursday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

 

 

Steve Sholes has submitted his plan to release "When It Rains, It Really Pours," "Your Cheatin' Heart," or "Tomorrow Night" as the next single. The Colonel strongly demurs, he voiced his opinion that none of the songs were strong enough, but, he said, the final decision is up to Elvis. In a separate letter to Elvis he emphasized this same point, granted that he could be wrong in his judgment but that it was Elvis' contractual right to pick the single. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 10, 1959 (Friday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

 

 

Open house at Elvis' barracks, in celebration of the eighteenth anniversary of the 3rd Armored Division. It was Elvis' job to drive visitors around the camp in a truck. Four year old Michael Jones the son of his platoon sergeant tried out the microphone in his jeep.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 11, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 12, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 13, 1959 (Monday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

 

Elvis was photographed when he received a Salk polio inoculation as part of his continued efforts for the March of Dimes, which publicized his first Polio shot in the fall of 1956. 

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"White Lightning" by George Jones.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"It's Just A Matter of Time" Brook Benton.

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"Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods.

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #8

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #10

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"For LP Fans Only" by Elvis Presley. #25

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #6

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                April 14, 1959 (Tuesday)

Steinfurth, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis was drafted for another public relations-oriented event when he was sent to Steinfurth as part of a work detail to help erect a memorial statue for the veterans of World War I. 

Elvis bought a Welchsler stereo and some records in Bad Nauheim. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          April 15, 1959 (Wednesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 16, 1959 (Thursday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 17, 1959 (Friday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 18, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   April 19, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

 Elvis hosted a tea party at his home for four German teenagers who had won the visit as part of a newspaper contest. This was one of many such events that the Colonel orchestrated from more than four thousand miles away. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 20, 1959 (Monday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods.

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #4

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #5

 

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"White Lightning" by George Jones.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"It's Just A Matter of Time" Brook Benton.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #30

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Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods.

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #4

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #8

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

BEST SELLERS ON THE RACKS

Best Selling LP's: 

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"King Creole" by Elvis Presley. #8

"For LP Fans Only" by Elvis Presley. #9

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"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #4

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 April 21, 1959 (Tuesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

RCA released a new Elvis EP that contained previously released material: The front cover was a publicity shot from 1957 with Elvis wearing his gold lame suit. Unusually the vinyls were pressed with a maroon coloured label.

"Elvis: A Touch of Gold" (EPA-5088) (Gold Standard Series)

Tracks:

Side 1: "Hard Headed Woman", "Good Rockin' Tonight".

Side 2: "Don't", "I Beg of You".

RCA Victor (EPA-5088)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        April 22, 1959 (Wednesday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              April 23, 1959 (Thursday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     April 24, 1959 (Friday)

Up at 5:30 am - Breakfast - Leave Goethestrasse to arrive at base for 6:30 am.

Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

Home for lunch. Back to base and home for 7:00 pm.

 

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

Sign autographs: (7:30 pm - 8:00 pm)

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 25, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"