Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 1, 1964, (Saturday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

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HOT 100:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Love's Gonna Live Here" by Buck Owens.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"The Singing Nun" by Soeur Sourire.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #22

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins" by Buck Owens.

 

Dickie Rock remained at number one in Ireland with an Elvis cover; "There's Always Me."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 2, 1964, (Sunday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 3, 1964, (Monday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 4, 1964, (Tuesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 February 5, 1964, (Wednesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

The March of Dimes had to decline Elvis' (the Colonel) gift of the USS Potomac on the grounds of maintenance costs. (photo) The Colonel now had to find another suitable recipient.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 6, 1964, (Thursday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

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For the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (February 9th), Elvis and the Colonel sent a telegram to be read on the air by Sullivan. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              February 7, 1964, (Friday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 8, 1964, (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE - The Clara Ward Singers.

The New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sometime during February, Elvis attended Gospel group the Clara Ward Singers at the New Frontier Hotel. He later met

them backstage. (photo)

(Maveryn Statnam, Geraldine Jones, Clara Ward, Elvis, Viola Crowley, Mildred Means, Vermida Royster, Alton Williams)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Begging to You" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"The Singing Nun" by Soeur Sourire.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #33

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash "

by Johnny Cash.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 9, 1964, (Sunday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 10, 1964, (Monday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

The Beatles, through their manager Brian Epstein, replied to the telegram sent by The Colonel and Elvis. (photo)

A decision was made to switch around the order in which the next two Elvis movies would be released. The latest movie release should have been "Viva Las Vegas" followed by "Kissin' Cousins", which had happened in other countries, but in the U.S. "Kissin' Cousins" was set to be released before "Viva Las Vegas." This meant that different soundtracks would be available at the same time worldwide.

 

RCA released Elvis' newest single: "Kissin' Cousins"/"It Hurts Me" (RCA 47-8307) The sleeve used a publicity photograph from the movie; "Kissin' Cousins." The A-side was the title track of his new movie and a fairly average tune, but the B-side was a far more superior studio ballad.

Songs: "Kissin' Cousins"/"It Hurts Me"

RCA Victor (47-8307)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      February 11, 1964, (Tuesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              February 12, 1964, (Wednesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 13, 1964, (Thursday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 14, 1964, (Friday)

PRESENTATION OF THE U.S.S. POTOMAC TO ST. JUDE'S HOSPITAL

Long Beach, California.

 

 

Elvis interrupted his Vegas stay and traveled to Long Beach, California, for the presentation of the U.S.S. Potomac to Danny Thomas on behalf of St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis. St. Jude's was a research hospital "dedicated to finding cures for catastrophic diseases of children" that has been a special interest of Thomas' since its inception. During the Press Conference with Danny Thomas Elvis was asked about the March of Dimes declining the Potomac as a gift and he was also asked about The Beatles invasion of America.

Press Conference - Elvis Presley & Danny Thomas
00:00 / 00:00

Potomac Presentation (Elvis & Danny Thomas)

(Audio: "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan & "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles.)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 15, 1964, (Saturday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

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HOT 100:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

 

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"B.J. the D.J." by Stonewall Jackson.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Meet the Beatles!" by the Beatles.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #49

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash "

by Johnny Cash.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 16, 1964, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 17, 1964, (Monday)

The Colonel's close involvement in the development of Elvis' next picture, "Roustabout", had extended to him offering insider tips on carnival life, he also provided suggestions on casting and locations, and stressed that the film should not denigrate those who work in the circus world. His detailed responses to the script included the addition of a scene in which a child discovers a worm in his candied apple. "No charge for the meat, son" is the line the Colonel provided for Elvis' character to deliver. For his "technical advice," Wallis paid the Colonel $25,000. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 18, 1964, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 19, 1964, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 20, 1964, (Thursday)

Vernon, who experienced a Depression era education, had anxiously overseen his son's finances, and he lived in constant fear of financial ruin. Elvis had always cavalierly dismissed his father's concerns, but Vernon kept meticulous track of every penny he paid out, and maintained careful financial records. Today he wrote at length to Joe Esposito in California, and reprimanded him for sloppy book-keeping and warned him of the consequences. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 21, 1964, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 22, 1964, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

"Kissin' Cousins" by Elvis Presley. #63

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Begging to You." by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Meet the Beatles!" by the Beatles.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #9

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #65

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash "

by Johnny Cash.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 23, 1964, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 24, 1964, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 25, 1964, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 26, 1964, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Elvis reported to Paramount for pre-production on "Roustabout". The movie co-starred Leif Erickson as a sentimental heavy and

Barbara Stanwyck in the role that was previously turned down by Mae West. The film was directed by John Rich, whose television

directing credits included "Our Miss Brooks", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", and "The Dick Van Dyke Show".  

ROUSTABOUT

(Paramount) (1964)

Joan Freeman

Dabs Greer

John Rich

Barbara Stanwyck

Leif Erickson

Jack Albertson

Pat Buttram

Sue Ane Langdon

Raquel Welch

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 27, 1964, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Pre-production work continued.

Jet Magazine reported that earlier in the month while in Las Vegas, Elvis went to see The Clara Ward Singers who performed at the New Frontier Hotel. He later met them backstage (photo)

(Clara Ward and Elvis)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 28, 1964, (Friday)