Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 1, 1960 (Monday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Running Bear" by Johnny Preston.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Running Bear" by Johnny Preston.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Smokie (Part II)" by the Bill Black Combo.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"Here We Go Again!" by the Kingston Trio.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #17

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Hymns" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 2, 1960, (Tuesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 February 3, 1960 (Wednesday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      February 4, 1960 (Thursday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             February 5, 1960 (Friday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 6, 1960 (Saturday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 7, 1960 (Sunday)

U.S. Army Training Area, Grafenwöhr, Bavaria, West Germany.

 

 

Forest Maneuvers: Day: Keep tanks and vehicles camouflaged.      Night: "Blackout Maneuvers" Travelling by night.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 8, 1960 (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:

"Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Running Bear" by Johnny Preston.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by  Dinah Washington

and Brook Benton.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Hymns" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 9, 1960, (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"                                                                                                               February 10, 1960 (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"                                                                                                                    February 11, 1960 (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)

 

Elvis received his full Sergeant stripes and threw a party to celebrate. This story is open to question. Did Elvis really achieve full Sergeant stripes or was it an army PR stunt? Army documents show that he left the army as Sergeant (E-5).

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 12, 1960 (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)

 

In an interview with Armed Forces Radio around this time, Elvis reflected upon his army experience. "People were expecting me to mess up, to goof up," he said. "They thought I couldn't take it, and I was determined to go to any limits to prove otherwise." Of his return to making records, he comments, "I think it would be a bad mistake if I had somebody else telling me what to record and how to record it, because I work strictly on instinct and impulse. . . . I choose songs with the public in mind. I try to visualize it as though I'm buying the record myself."  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 13, 1960 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 14, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 15, 1960 (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:

"Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by  Dinah Washington

and Brook Benton.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

"Gold Records - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #34

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #24

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Hymns" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Back in the U.S. there was a "Payola" scandal brewing that involved the claim that certain disc jockey's were being paid to play particular records.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 16, 1960, (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"                                                                                                               February 17, 1960 (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"                                                                                                                    February 18, 1960 (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"                                                                                                                           February 19, 1960 (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"                                                                                                                     February 20, 1960 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 21, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 22, 1960 (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:

"Theme from a Summer Place" by Percy Faith.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by  Dinah Washington

and Brook Benton.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #25

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs" by Marty Robbins.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 23, 1960, (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.

Continuing on a theme, RCA released the thirdd volume of the "A Touch of Gold" series. An EP that contained previously released material: The front cover had three publicity shots from 1957 with Elvis wearing his gold lame suit. The rear cover promoted the previous two volumes. 

"Elvis: A Touch of Gold, Volume 3" (EPA-5141) (Gold Standard Series)

Tracks:

Side 1: "All Shook Up", "Don't Ask Me Why".

Side 2: "Too Much", "Blue Moon of Kentucky".

RCA Victor (EPA-5141)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 24, 1960 (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)

 

Elvis was awarded a "Certificate of Achievement" (possibly in Frankfurt) that recognised his faithful and efficient performing of his duties and for oustanding service to the United States Army. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 25, 1960, (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"                                                                                                                           February 26, 1960, (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)

 

On an army redeployment order document, Elvis A. Presley was included among soldiers to be transferred to Fort Dix, New Jersey, on March 3, 1960. Elvis called Anita Wood as he prepared to resume his old life. Joe Esposito, who had already left for home, had agreed to go to work for him upon his return. So had Elisabeth Stefaniak, who would be returning to the States with Vernon and Minnie Mae, and Elvis hoped that Rex Mansfield, (also named on the redeployment form) would be part of the team. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 27, 1960 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 28, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 29, 1960 (Monday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany

 

Elvis spent time getting prepared to bid a fond farewell to Germany.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Theme from a Summer Place" by Percy Faith.

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Theme from a Summer Place" by Percy Faith.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" by  Dinah Washington

and Brook Benton.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #25

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs" by Marty Robbins.