Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 1, 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"                                                                                                               December 2, 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"                                                                                                                     December 3, 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"                                                                                                                           December 4, 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"                                                                                                                     December 5, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis' three-day pass began at 6:00 am. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 6, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis started karate lessons with Jürgen Seydel, who was known as the "father of German karate." Karate was a discipline with which Elvis had been fascinated ever since he read a magazine article about Hank Slamansky, an ex-Marine who pioneered in teaching the Sport in the Service. He would take lessons from Seydel twice a week.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 7, 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

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No information. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 8, 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"                                                                                                               December 9, 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"                                                                                                                  December 10, 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"                                                                                                                        December 11, 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"                                                                                                                  December 12, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 13, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

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

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"Heavenly" by Johnny Mathis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 15, 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"                                                                                                            December 16, 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"                                                                                                                  December 17, 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"                                                                                                                        December 18, 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"                                                                                                                  December 19, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 20, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 21, 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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"Heartaches by the Number" by Guy Mitchell.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 22, 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"                                                                                                            December 23, 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"                                                                                                                  December 24, 1959 (Thursday)

Christmas Eve: 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)

 

The skin treatments came to an abrupt end when Elvis accused Griessel Landau of making sexual advances. The doctor responded by threatening to blackmail him about "a sixteen year-old underage girl" that he knew Elvis had been seeing.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 25, 1959 (Friday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis arranged to have a French poodle delivered to Anita Wood for Christmas and threw a Christmas party at Goethestrasse for family and friends. Priscilla Beaulieu gave Elvis a set of bongo drums.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 26, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis called the Colonel about the blackmail attempt by Griessel Landau and then went to the army's Provost Marshal Division, which referred the case to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI determined Griessel Landau was not a medical doctor, and after he received a small payment, flew to London, never to be heard from again. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 27, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 28, 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

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No information. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 29, 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"                                                                                                            December 30, 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"                                                                                                                  December 31, 1959 (Thursday)

New Years Eve: 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)

 

At the Colonel's instigation, and very likely utilizing much of the Colonel's wording, Elvis sent a telegram to his manager: "Please convey my thanks to the various groups in Memphis who have suggested a special homecoming for me when I return to Memphis. However, I wish to return to Memphis the same way that any other serviceman returns to his hometown, without ceremony or fanfare. I served as they served and was proud to do it. Seeing the city of Memphis, my family, friends, and fans, will be the most welcome sight in the world to me. I appreciate their kind gesture. I know they will understand and I am glad you are in agreement with me an this. Best wishes to you and Mrs Parker. From Dad, Grandma and myself."