Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 1, 1960 (Friday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 2, 1960 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis' request for army leave was approved by Captain Childress. It was for a trip to Paris and it covered the period from January 5th to January 17th. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 3, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 4, 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)

 

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"El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

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"Why" by Frankie Avalon.

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"The Clouds" by the Spacemen.

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

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

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #9

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

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Elvis Sings Christmas Songs" by Elvis Presley.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 5, 1960 (Tuesday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis began his thirteen day leave from the army. Tom Diskin wrote to Elvis and wished him a happy birthday. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 6, 1960 (Wednesday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 7, 1960 (Thursday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 8, 1960 (Friday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

Dick Clark interviewed Elvis on his 25th birthday for American Bandstand, where Elvis spoke in general terms about his upcoming recording session, his appearance on the Frank Sinatra television Show, and his new Paramount picture, now titled G.I. Blues. (audio) A little later in the evening he celebrated at a local recreation centre with about two hundred invited guests, which included Vernon, Dee Stanley, (photo) Priscilla Beaulieu and Joe Esposito.

 

The gang presented Elvis with a trophy inscribed "Elvis Presley. Most Valuable Player. Bad Nauheim Sunday Afternoon Football Association, 1959." 

Dick Clark Telephone Call - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 9, 1960 (Saturday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 10, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 11, 1960 (Monday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

 

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"El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

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"Why" by Frankie Avalon.

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"El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

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

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

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #14

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"The Lord's Prayer" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Hymns" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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

 The Hotel Prince de Galles, 33 Avenue, George V, Paris, France. Club Lido, Paris, France.

 

 

Elvis traveled to Paris with Joe Esposito, Cliff Gleaves, Lamar Fike, and his karate instructor, Jurgen Seydel. They stayed at the same hotel that Elvis used on his previous visit. The group rented rooms 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28. During the visit they attended live karate classes given by Tetsuji Murakami, a Japanese teacher of the shotokan technique.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 13, 1960 (Wednesday)

Paris, France.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 14, 1960 (Thursday)

Paris, France.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 15, 1960 (Friday)

Paris, France.

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 16, 1960 (Saturday)

Paris, France.

 

 

Elvis received the bill for the group's stay at the Hotel Prince de Galles. (photo) On the advice of their Memphis accountant, Joe Esposito had been charged by Vernon with keeping an account of expenditures on the trip. Joe's accounting at the conclusion of the trip indicates that the group has spent approximately $1,289 apart from hotel and travel expenses during their five-day stay. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 17, 1960 (Sunday)

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany.

 

Elvis returned home and reported for duty.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 18, 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. 

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"Running Bear" by Johnny Preston.

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"Why" by Frankie Avalon.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"El Paso" by Marty Robbins.

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

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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)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #19

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

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

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Hymns" by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 19, 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)

 

The Colonel sent Frank Sinatra a telegram with best wishes for his show at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and his new movie. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 20, 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 promoted to Acting Sergeant three days after reporting back for duty.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 21, 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"                                                                                                                             January 22, 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"                                                                                                                      January 23, 1960 (Saturday)

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"                                                                                                                           January 24, 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.

Elvis spent the next two weeks on maneuvers back in Grafenwöhr. He took part in "Operation Winter Shield" under very cold conditions. It was designed to test the group's combat readiness. Elvis took uppers to keep himself going during these tough times. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 25, 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. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 26, 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.