Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 1, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 2, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Principal Photography began on "G.I. Blues."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #20

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #26

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:

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"Theme From A Summer Place" by Billy Vaughn.

"Elvis' Gold Records - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #31

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

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)

"Party Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 3, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            May 4, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 5, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

Elvis had complained to the Colonel that when RCA mastered "It's Now or Never" in New York, the sound was altered, and that,

on the test pressing he had received, it no longer sounded like the acetate he received at the session. RCA's Bill Bullock responded by suggesting that Elvis' record player probably produced a different sound than the studio equipment, evidently hoping that Elvis' concerns would go away. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 6, 1960 (Friday)

Big Boots (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - Paramount "G.I. Blues"

Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm) and (8:15 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley/Hal B. Wallis.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar & Mandolin: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Neal Matthews - Bass: Ray Siegel - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Frank Bode - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Accordion: James Haskell - Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Recording for G.I. Blues resumed at Radio Recorders, where Elvis worked from 1:00 to 10:00 P.M., re-recording several of the songs. He remained dissatisfied, however, with the material, something he emphasised in a phone call around this time to Priscilla who was still in Germany. There is nothing he can do to change it, he said. "I'm locked into this thing." Elvis with Radio Recorders engineer, Thorne "Thorny" Nogar. (photo)

Songs recorded: "Shoppin' Around", "Pocketful of Rainbows", "Frankfort Special", "Tonight's All Right For Love", "Big Boots" (audio)

Shoppin' Around - Elvis Presley
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Pocketful of Rainbows - Elvis Presley
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Frankfort Special - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Tonight's All Right for Love (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 7, 1960, (Saturday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 8, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 9, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Principal Photography began on "G.I. Blues."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #17

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #25

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:

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #10

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"Sold Out" by the Kingston Trio.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #35

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

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)

"Party Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 10, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         May 11, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

The Sinatra show was broadcast on the ABC network from 9:30 to 10:30 P.M. EST and attracted 41.5 percent of the viewing audience. Memphis jeweler Harry Levitch wrote to remind Elvis that he had not picked up his new diamond horseshoe ring. Levitch, a stalwart member of the Memphis philanthropical community, originally endeared himself to Elvis because of his kindness to Elvis' friend Red West, whom he helped out in high school.

"It's Nice to go Trav'ling"

"Fame and Fortune", "Stuck On You", "Love Me Tender"/"Witchcraft" (duet)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 13, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             May 14, 1960, (Saturday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

Elvis attended a kenpo karate demonstration at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he met the instructor, Hawaiian born Ed Parker, who had developed a new, more flexible, street-fighting karate technique. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 15, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 16, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #20

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #25

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling" by Hank Locklin.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"Theme From A Summer Place" by Billy Vaughn.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #4

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

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)

"Persuasive Percussion" by Terry Snyder & the All Stars.

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)

"Party Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 17, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         May 18, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              May 19, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 20, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             May 21, 1960, (Saturday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 22, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 23, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #20

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #25

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling" by Hank Locklin.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Doggin' Around" by Jackie Wilson.

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo. #2

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"Sold Out" by the Kingston Trio.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #3

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

"Elvis' Golden Records" by Elvis Presley. #22

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)

"Sold Out" by the Kingston Trio.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" by Original Broadway Cast.

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.

Billboard reported that Alan Freed was one of the disc jockeys arrested on Payola charges. On a lighter note they also said that RCA may abandon their Tape Cartridge project only a year after it's initial release.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         May 25, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              May 26, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 27, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             May 28, 1960, (Saturday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elvis spent the weekend in Las Vegas, he introduced the newer members of his group to his favourite playground. Both Elvis and the entourage have now started to wear sunglasses and dark continental suits, consciously modeling themselves on Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack" and not before long they are referred to as the "Memphis Mafia" in the press. At Elvis' instigation, they would soon start to carry briefcases, although Gene Smith had nothing in his but a hairbrush and a doorknob. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 29, 1960, (Sunday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 30, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #23

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #25

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Please Help Me, I'm Falling" by Hank Locklin.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #27

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Doggin' Around" by Jackie Wilson.

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo. #5

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #7

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"Sold Out" by the Kingston Trio.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #3

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 29 weeks or less)

"Persuasive Percussion" by Terry Snyder * the All Stars.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

"Party Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.