Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 1, 1962, (Monday)

New Years Day.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 2, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 3, 1962, (Wednesday)

THE 50-50 SPLIT

The Colonel had worked out a new contract with RCA that permitted the company to release either two singles or two EP's from previously released material in addition to their regular four singles and two LP's per year. RCA at this point paid off the remainder of the $1,000-per-week guarantee spelled out in 1956 for the duration of the contract (Elvis received a lump sum of $259,995, the Colonel got $86,665), substituting new non-returnable payments that added up to $150,000 and $50,000 annually. This appeared to be in addition to the $400,000 combined annual payments contracted for the previous year (these were not designated "non-returnable"). For the first time the RCA contract spelt out a new arrangement between Elvis and the Colonel in which payments for all special side deals (that is, deals outside the 5 percent royalty paid for everything released by regular contractual arrangement) will be split 50-50 between the star and his manager. Elvis formally acknowledged his acceptance of this new arrangement with his signature on a line marked 'Accepted and Agreed To," evidently embracing the Colonel's argument that they are engaged in what amounts to a "Joint venture" on these specially arranged deals. In addition, RCA increased the three-fourths of 1 percent royalty that had been going to the Colonel for "exploitation" to a full 1 percent, to be split 50-50 between Elvis and his manager. The contract period extended through 1966. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 4, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 5, 1962, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 6, 1962, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #23

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #52

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #6

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Wise/Weisman/Fuller. #24

Easy Listening: 

"When I Fall in Love" by the Lettermen.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Unchain My Heart" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #67

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #149

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Stereo 35mm" by Enoch Light.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #49

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis' Christmas Album" (M) by Elvis Presley. #149

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #49

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #67

 

"Little Sister" remained at number one in South Africa and Belgium.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 7, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 8, 1962, (Monday)

27th BIRTHDAY - The Sahara Hotel, Winchester, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Elvis celebrated his 27th birthday at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, with a cake supplied by Milton Prell, the casinos owner and a friend of Colonel Parker. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 9, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 10, 1962, (Wednesday)

The Inland Revenue Service (IRS) began to look into Elvis' 1955-1960 tax returns and questioned how the law applied to Elvis' various contracts with RCA, the movie companies, Sun Records, the Louisiana Hayride, etc., but assured Elvis' accountants that they saw no evidence of intentional avoidance of tax payments. Perhaps the largest issue raised had to do with the designation of large, unaccounted-for sums as "expenses" rather than salary in most of the movie contracts. Various plans were contemplated to deal with other potential problems, but ultimately the matter was resolved with few serious consequences other than the eventual elimination of $50,000-$150,000 "expense" designations in the Studio contracts. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 11, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 12, 1962, (Friday)

Payment of $600,000 to the IRS.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 13, 1962, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"The Twist" (re-issue) by Chubby Checker.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #31

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #41

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Twist" by Hank Ballard.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #4

Easy Listening: 

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Unchain My Heart" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #70

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #120

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Holiday Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #2

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Elvis' Christmas Album" (M) by Elvis Presley. #120

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #70

 

The Hot 100 was dominated by "Twist" type songs in reference to the dance craze that was sweeping the nation. Billboard reported that RCA sold the most records in 1961 with the "Blue Hawaii" album by Elvis Presley being one of the fastest selling Lp's in the history of the business with sales of 600,000 since mid October. The single "His Latest Flame"/"Little Sister" was close to the million mark and the "G.I. Blues" soundtrack album still had strong sales.

"Little Sister" remained at number one in South Africa.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 20, 1962, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"The Twist" (re-issue) by Chubby Checker.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #30

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #31

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Twist" by Hank Ballard.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #4

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Wise/Weisman/Fuller. #28

Easy Listening: 

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"I Know" by Barbara George.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #57

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #1

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #57

 

"No More" was number one in South Africa, "Rock-A-Hula Baby" was number one in the Phillipines and "His Latest Flame" was number one in Israel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 14, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 15, 1962, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 16, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 17, 1962, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 18, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 19, 1962, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 21, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 22, 1962, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 23, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 24, 1962, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 25, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 26, 1962, (Friday)

JOHNNIE RAY LIVE PERFORMANCE - (Opening Night)

The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elvis, Sonny West, Alan Fortas went to see Johnnie Ray's opening night performance in Vegas. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 27, 1962, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee & the Starliters.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black's Combo. #26

"Rock-A-Hula Baby" by Elvis Presley. #43

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee/Henry Glovers.

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Wise/Peretti/Creatore. #3

"Twist-Her" by Bill Black. #30

Easy Listening: 

"Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"I Know" by Barbara George.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #61

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #1

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #1

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #61

 

"No More" remained at number one in South Africa.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 28, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 29, 1962, (Monday)

Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 

From Las Vegas Elvis traveled to Lake Tahoe, and stayed one night at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel before he returned to Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 30, 1962, (Tuesday)

Elvis flew home to Memphis via Chicago, Illinois.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 31, 1962, (Wednesday)

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