Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 1, 1961, (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 2, 1961 (Monday)

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, Alan Fortas and Gene Smith. 

Possibly no Billboard Magazine this week as from the following week they changed the style which was called "Billboard Music Week."

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley.

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #33

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert, Anita Bryant, Louis Prima.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Husky.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #24

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"He Will Break Your Heart" by Jerry Butler.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" by Original Cast.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Ebb Tide" by Frank Chacksfield.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"String Along" by the Kingston Trio.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #6

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

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

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"101 Years of Familiar Songs" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 3, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 4, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 5, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 6, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The cast and crew organised a birthday party for Elvis on the set. They presented him with a plaque saying, "Happy

Birthday, King Karate." (photos)

 

Hal Wallis agreed to amend Elvis' October 1958 contract, which turned it into a five-picture deal, with payments of $175,000 apiece for the first three, and $200,000 each for the last two. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 7, 1961, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 8, 1961, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

Elvis celebrated his 26th birthday.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 9, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

"Billboard Music Week" introduced a new "LP by Category" chart and a new singles chart: "Top Market Breakouts." I have only added Elvis albums where applicable in the "Categorised Chart" as they are all now listed alphabetically.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #32

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert, Anita Bryant, Louis Prima.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #22

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"He Will Break Your Heart" by Jerry Butler.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back" by Bob Newhart.

"His Hand In Mine" by Elvis Presley. #22

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley.

 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.

BEST SELLING SACRED/SPIRITUAL ALBUMS

"His Hand In Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley.

"It's Now or Never" topped the charts in Belgium.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 10, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 11, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming continued.

After completing negotiations, the Colonel held a press conference at the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu and announced the details of Elvis' upcoming charity concert. Everyone would pay their own way, this included Elvis and the Colonel. "You know, Elvis is twenty six," he told the assembled press, "and that's about the average age of those boys entombed in the Arizona. I think it's appropriate that he should be doing this." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 12, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 13, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 14, 1961, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 15, 1961, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 16, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #2

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #37

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert, Anita Bryant, Louis Prima.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #26

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Shop Around" by the Miracles.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert.

"His Hand In Mine" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.

BEST SELLING SACRED/SPIRITUAL ALBUMS

"His Hand In Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley.

Billboard reported that Berlin radio stations SFB and RIAS had refused to play "Wooden Heart" because they felt it was uncomplimentary to the old German folk on which it was based. Even though it still remained at number one.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 17, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming ended on "Wild in the Country."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 18, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 19, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 20, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Elvis was released by the studio. After a week of negotiations, the Colonel reached an agreement with M.G.M. for a four-picture deal at a salary of $400,000 plus $75,000 for expenses and $25,000 for musical expenses per picture. Furthermore, Elvis would receive 50 percent of the profits (and all of Elvis' pictures to date have made a profit) after the first $500,000 is recouped. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 21, 1961, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 22, 1961, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 23, 1961 (Monday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #6

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #43

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert, Anita Bryant, Louis Prima.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Shop Around" by the Miracles.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert.

"His Hand In Mine" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 9 weeks or less)

"Exodus" Soundtrack.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M/S) by Elvis Presley.