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

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 4, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 5, 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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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"More Music from Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 6, 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"                                                                                                                    October 7, 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)

 

 

Colonel Parker wrote to Elvis and explained why it was a good idea to exclude him from taking part in any of the location shooting Hal Wallis was doing in Germany. 

One of Elvis' favourite artists, Mario Lanza died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of 38. He was known as the "New Caruso" and became the first RCA Victor Red Seal artist to win a gold disc.

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

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Over the last few months Minnie Mae had known that Elisabeth Stefaniak had been ignored by Elvis romantically and he was now infatuated with Priscilla. She thought it would be better to set up Elisabeth with someone and Elvis' army buddy Rex Mansfield who was a regular at the house came to mind. Enter Rod Harris, who was the mechanic for Elvis' jeep and he became a friend of Elvis outside of army life. His wife Vee through visiting had befriended Elisabeth and helped with the fan mail. She learned of Elisabeth's frustrations and offered to help. Careful not to upset Elvis, Rex and Elisabeth would secretly meet up at the Harris household twice a week.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 11, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 12, 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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"Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.

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"The Kingston Trio At Large" by The Kingston Trio.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 13, 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. 

In preparation for the festive season, RCA released a new extended play titled "Christmas With Elvis" which contained previously released material: The front cover had a 1959 publicity shot taken back in May of Elvis superimposed in front of a mountain backdrop in the snow. The rear cover promoted his last Christmas EP and Gospel EP both from 1957.

"Christmas With Elvis" (EPA-4340)

Songs:

Side 1: "White Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus (right down santa claus lane)".

Side 2: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Silent Night".

RCA Victor (EPA-4340)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                October 14, 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"                                                                                                                       October 15, 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"                                                                                                                             October 16, 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)

 

 

E. J. Cottrell, the army information officer who had been Colonel Parker's chief liaison in Washington, wrote to the Colonel about the visit he had just paid to Elvis in Germany. He reported that Elvis was still homesick but that he was in good shape and continuing to do a good job. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 17, 1959 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information. 

Sometime in October, RCA re-released Elvis' Christmas Album again, same content but with an updated sleeve. The front cover was the same as the recently released Christmas EP. There was no booklet with this issue.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" (LPM-1951) 

Songs:

Side 1: "Santa Claus Is Back In Town", "White Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus (right down santa claus lane)", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Blue Christmas", "Santa Bring My Baby Back (to me)".

Side 2: "O LIttle Town of Bethlehem", "Silent Night", "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (for me)", "I Believe", "Take My Hand Precious Lord", "It Is No Secret (what god can do).

RCA Victor (LPM-1951)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 18, 1959 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 19, 1959 (Monday)

Wildflecken Training Area (WTA), Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Elvis' unit went on maneuvers called the "Big Lift" at the military training area in Wildflecken, near the Swiss border.   

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"The Three Bells" by the Browns.

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"Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.

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"The Kingston Trio At Large" by The Kingston Trio.

"A Date With Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #34

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Songs By Ricky" by Ricky Nelson.

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"A Touch of Gold" by Elvis Presley.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 20, 1959 (Tuesday)

Wildflecken Training Area (WTA), Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

No information.   

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 21, 1959 (Wednesday)

Wildflecken Training Area (WTA), Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Jessie Presley wrote to his son, Vernon, from Louisville, that Hollywood Actress Joan Crawford had recently visited the Pepsi Cola plant where he worked and sought him out and told him what a fine boy his grandson was.   

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 22, 1959 (Thursday)

Wildflecken Training Area (WTA), Bad Kissingen, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

No information.   

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       &