Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 1, 1959 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis called George Klein back in Memphis. He made regular calls to different friends at home, especially Anita Wood.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 3, 1959 (Saturday)

The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

In early January, Elisabeth Stefaniak took a five hour train ride to Bad Nauheim. She knew Elvis would be on duty when she

arrived. She was met at the station by Vernon, Red West and Lamar Fike. She moved into the hotel with Elvis and his household, occupying a corner room that had been used for storage of the fan mail she was now in charge of answering, learning quickly from Red and Lamar how to sign Elvis' name and use the signature stamp when required. 

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis woke Colonel Parker with a 5:00 A.M. phone call that turned into an hour-long chat. The Colonel joked that the call interrupted his dream about Elvis getting an early army release, and now he doesn't know how the dream would have turned out. 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis celebrated his twenty-fourth birthday in Germany, while Dick Clark, with the Colonel's cooperation, produced an American Band-stand tribute at home.

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Colonel Parker suggested to Elvis in a long letter that he should consider making some home tape recordings, featuring voice and piano alone, that included some of his favourite spirituals, like "Just a Closer Walk With Thee." There would be no need for any further instrumentation, the Colonel explained, because the fans just want to hear his voice. A few days later Parker hinted to RCA that he may have a surprise for them, but nothing ever came of this idea.

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Wartturm Barracks, Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

With other soldiers, Elvis donated blood at the Wartturm Barracks in Friedberg for the German Red Cross.

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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PUBLICITY SHOOT

"March of Dimes", Frankfurt 97th General U.S. Army Hospital, Frankfurt, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis met Robert Marquette for another publicity shoot for the "March of Dimes". This time he was photographed with eighteen year old actress Vera Tschechowa. (photos)

Afterwards, Elvis and Vera went back to the Hotel Grunewald.

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 


Probably at his manager's suggestion, Elvis wrote to the Colonel, and requested he make arrangements with RCA to put out a recordeded message to his fans: "I want to be able to thank them not only for buying my records and for their loyalty to me but also for the help they have given me in deciding the kind of songs to sing... . I'm deeply grateful to them, and I want them to know it. When I'm out of the army recording again, I will always listen to their ideas, just as I did before. I just wanted to let my fans know how I feel.

                                                                                                                     Sincerely, Elvis." 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

Vernon bought some audio equipment from Musikhaus Arendt.

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 


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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

In his first extended interview since he arrived in Germany, Elvis confessed to Memphis DJ Keith Sherriff that he's still homesick and can't imagine himself doing anything at this point other than show business, "Whether it's singing or working as a stagehand. You know, once it gets in your blood, it's hard to stay away from it."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 29, 1959 (Thursday)

Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

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Ray Barracks, 61169 Friedberg, Hessen, West Germany.

 

 

American Bandstand host Dick Clark telephoned Elvis from the United States. (audio)

Dick Clark Telephone Call - Dick Clark/Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 31, 1959 (Saturday)

The Hotel Grunewald, Terrassenstrasse 10, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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