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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 1, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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Runaway

HOT 100:

"Runaway" by Del Shannon.

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #19 (EP)

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #25

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Runaway" by Del Shannon.

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #16

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #19

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Don't Worry

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Don't Worry" by Marty Robbins.

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Mother-inLaw

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K. Doe.

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Calcutta

MONO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #77

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #135

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Calcutta

STEREO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #12

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #77

"His Hand in Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley. #135

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #12

"Surrender" was number one in Belgium.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 2, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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RCA released the latest Elvis single: "Wild in the Country"/"I Feel So Bad" The sleeve used a publicity photograph from August 1960.

 

Songs: "Wild in the Country"/"I Feel So Bad" (RCA 47-7880)

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RCA issued their second single on 33 rpm: "Wild in the Country"/"I Feel So Bad"

 

Songs: "Wild in the Country"/"I Feel So Bad" (RCA 37-7880)

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RCA Victor (37-7880)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           May 3, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 4, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                        May 5, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Colonel Parker and RCA maintained their long-standing dispute over what songs should go on Elvis' next single and when the record should be released. In this case, the Colonel wanted to pair the title song of "Wild in the Country" with another soundtrack item, "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell." Bill Bullock held out for a non-soundtrack number as the B-side, and Elvis resolved the issue by picking "I Feel So Bad" from the last (non-soundtrack) Nashville session. The Colonel was philosophical about the outcome. "I don't pick the tunes," he says. "Elvis does." 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 6, 1961, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

Vice-President lyndon Johnson sent a congratulatory return note, thanking Elvis and the Colonel for the fine work they did raising money for the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. (photo) 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 7, 1961, (Sunday)

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

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 8, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

Runaway

HOT 100:

"Runaway" by Del Shannon.

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #16 (EP)

"Surrender" by Elvis Presley. #42

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Runaway" by Del Shannon.

"Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

Hello Walls

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Hello Walls" by Faron Young.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

Mother-inLaw

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K. Doe.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

Calcutta

MONO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #89

"His Hand in Mine" by Elvis Presley. #131

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

Calcutta

STEREO ALBUMS

"Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #89

"His Hand in Mine" (M) by Elvis Presley. #131

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #14

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 9, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Filming on location in Hawaii.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii." where Elvis was visited by recent Masters champion, South African golfer, Gary Player. (photo)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        May 10, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Blue Hawaii"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "Blue Hawaii."

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