Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 1, 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"                                                                                                                                   May 2, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

In early May, Red West went home to Memphis. He wasn't being paid enough to stay and felt no better than a flunkie. Things were supposedly so bad that Red couldn't even afford to buy a beer.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 3, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 4, 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. (photo) 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.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #7

 

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"White Lightning" by George Jones.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #7

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

"For LP Fans Only" by Elvis Presley. #23

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #5

"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #6

BEST SELLERS ON THE RACKS

Best Selling EP's: 

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #7

"King Creole - Vol. I" by Elvis Presley. #8

"King Creole - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 5, 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"                                                                                                                            May 6, 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"                                                                                                                                  May 7, 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"                                                                                                                                        May 8, 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)

 

There was a brief interview with Red West in the Memphis Press-Scimitar that revealed he had been home for several days. Elvis tried to recruit Alan Fortas to replace him but failed, because Fortas had already been forewarned by Red of the restrictiveness of life in Germany. Elvis contacted Cliff Gleaves, who made plans to depart for Germany on the thirteenth. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 9, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Sometime in May, Elvis did a publicity shoot for RCA in Frankfurt.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 10, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 11, 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:

"The Happy Organ" by Dave (Baby) Cortez.

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

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #10

 

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"White Lightning" by George Jones.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

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

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Come Softly To Me" by the Fleetwoods.

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

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

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

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #6

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 12, 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"                                                                                                                          May 13, 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"                                                                                                                               May 14, 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"                                                                                                                                    May 15, 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"                                                                                                                               May 16, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 17, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 18, 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:

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #11

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #17

 

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Battle Of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD POP CHART

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #13

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #19

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLERS ON THE RACKS

Best Selling LP's: 

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

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

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley. #9

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 19, 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"                                                                                                                         May 20, 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"                                                                                                                               May 21, 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"                                                                                                                                    May 22, 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"                                                                                                                               May 23, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 24, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

This could be the Sunday that Elvis first met Currie Grant, (photo) an airman whom Vernon and Lamar have already met in Wiesbaden, where he served as the producer of a variety show at the Eagle Club, a community centre for Air Force families. Grant's introduction to the household coincides with Cliff Gleaves belated arrival in Bad Nauheim.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 25, 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's LP pop chart now reflected the fact that there were two types of people that bought albums. The ones that still had mono record players and the ones that had the new stereo equipment. Up to this point no Elvis material was made available in stereo.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #11

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #20

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #14

"I Need Your Love Tonight" by Elvis Presley. #21

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Battle Of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Kansas City" by Wilbert Harrison.

"A Fool Such As I" by Elvis Presley. #21

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING MONOPHONIC LP'S

"Gigi" Soundtrack.

"For LP Fans Only" by Elvis Presley. #41

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #42

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING STEREOPHONIC LP'S

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLERS ON THE RACKS

Best Selling Low-Priced LP's: 

"Perry Como Sings Just for You" by Perry Como.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"the music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

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

"Elvis Sails" by Elvis Presley. #7

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 26, 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"                                                                                                                         May 27, 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"                                                                                                                               May 28, 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"                                                                                                                                    May 29, 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"                                                                                                                               May 30, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Sergeant Jones wrote a letter to Elvis. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 31, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

From this point on most Sundays, Currie Grant and wife would visit the Presleys.

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