Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 1, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 2, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 3, 1964, (Thursday)

Elvis was at the Memphian nearly every night of the month. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 4, 1964, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 5, 1964, (Saturday)

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"Ringo" by Lorne Greene.

"Ask Me" by Elvis Presley. #12

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"Once a Day" by Connie Smith.

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"Roustabout" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Bill Black's Combo Goes Big Band"

by Bill Black's Combo. #139

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"Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat"

by Buck Owens & His Buckaroos.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 6, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 7, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 8, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 9, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 10, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 11, 1964, (Friday)

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Yet another tragic passing occurred in the music world when American singer/songwriter Sam Cooke was shot dead in a Los Angeles motel. He was shot three times by the motel's manager, Bertha Franklin.

 

Sam Cooke

(January 22, 1931 - December 11, 1964) (RIP)

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 12, 1964, (Saturday)

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"The Beach Boys Concert" by the Beach Boys.

"Roustabout" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Bill Black's Combo Goes Big Band"

by Bill Black's Combo. #139

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"Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat"

by Buck Owens & His Buckaroos.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 13, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 14, 1964, (Monday)

Elvis again donated $55,000 to Memphis charities. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 15, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 16, 1964, (Wednesday)

The Colonel completed a deal with United Artists for two pictures at $650,000 each. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 17, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 18, 1964, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 19, 1964, (Saturday)

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"The Beach Boys Concert" by the Beach Boys.

"Roustabout" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat"

by Buck Owens & His Buckaroos.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 20, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 21, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 22, 1964, (Tuesday)

On the back of the new two picture deal with United Artists, the Colonel negotiated a new deal with M.G.M., effective from January 4, 1965. The new agreement was for three motion pictures and Elvis received $1,000,000 for the first picture, $250,000 of which was paid in $1,000-a-week installments for the course of the next five years. For the two following films he received $ 750,000 each, with 40 percent of the profits on all three. Perhaps needless to say, one of the key elements of the deal was that the Colonel had finally achieved his benchmark figure of $1 million. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 23, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 24, 1964, (Thursday)

Elvis signed another one-year lease on his Hollywood home at Perugia Way which would run through the following year. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 25, 1964, (Friday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

Elvis spent Christmas with family and friends at Graceland.

At Marty Lacker's behest, the guys' Christmas present to Elvis was a special Bible with a "tree of life" motif drawn on the front page. On each of the branches was the name of one of the dozen or so guys, and at the bottom is one of Elvis' favorite quotations: "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free," written in English, Hebrew, and Latin. Elvis noticed that Larry Geller's name had been omitted and refused to accept the gift until the slight had been corrected. It is during this same time period that Elvis, who may or may not know that his mother's maternal grandmother, Martha Tackett, was Jewish, began to wear a Jewish "chai" around his neck (he was, he said, just hedging his bets) and added a Jewish star to Gladys' grave marker. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 26, 1964, (Saturday)

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"Once a Day" by Connie Smith.

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Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

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TOP LP's

"The Beach Boys Concert" by the Beach Boys.

"Roustabout" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Together Again/My Heart Skips a Beat"

by Buck Owens & His Buckaroos.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 27, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 28, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 29, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 30, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 31, 1964, (Thursday)

Elvis rented out the Memphian for New Year's Eve. 
 


His accountants reported that in 1964 his personal income was $1,508,000 from movies and $506,000 from music and recording. Income tax paid was $784,000. 

 

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