Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 1, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 2, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 3, 1964, (Friday)

Lansky Brothers, 126 Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis went shopping for clothes at Lansky's.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 4, 1964, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"There I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton.

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

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

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Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

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TOP LP's

"The Singing Nun" by Soeur Sourire.

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #18

 

"Bossa Nova Baby" remained at number one in South Africa.

 

Although music artists from Britain had previously tried to make it big Stateside, they were mostly were male solo performers like Cliff Richard and Billy Fury who performed in the look and style of Elvis Presley. Billboard magazine now began to report about British bands like "The Dave Clark Five", "Gerry and the Pacemakers" and "The Beatles" who were being promoted as part of the "Mersey Sound". The Beatles started to taste success in the UK, Ireland and Australia and were soon to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show". America over the last year had their own successful boy band "The Beach Boys" who pioneered "surf music".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 5, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 6, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 7, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 8, 1964, (Wednesday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Elvis celebrated his 29th birthday quietly at home.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 9, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 10, 1964, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 11, 1964, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"There I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton.

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

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

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. #4

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #19

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash"

by Johnny Cash.

 

"Bossa Nova Baby" remained at number one in South Africa.

 

The assassination of President Kennedy hit the american and worldwide public hard and the mood in the United States was reflected with the large amounts of tribute albums that appeared in the chart.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 12, 1964, (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm) and (9:30 pm - 11:30 pm)

Producer(s): Chet Atkins.

Engineer: Ron Steele.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone/Vibes: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Elvis arrived on his motorcycle (photo) at RCA's Studio B in Nashville at 6:30 pm., and started off the five-hour session by sending out for a take-out order for all. He successfully re-recorded both "Ask Me" and "Memphis, Tennessee" from the May session, then delivered a moving performance of "It Hurts Me," 

Songs recorded: "Memphis Tennessee", "Ask Me", "It Hurts Me" (audio)

Memphis Tennessee - Elvis Presley
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Ask Me - Elvis Presley
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It Hurts Me - Elvis Presley
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Two of the masters from this session and four from the session in May 1963 were added to a master reel possibly to make up a new studio album. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 13, 1964, (Monday)

On the eve of the Beatles' arrival in New York Elvis sent what appeared to be a "canned" telegram to his manager. "Regarding the Beatles. I feel the same way as you feel about them. I just hope the fans over here are as good to them as the fans in England are to me. Sincerely yours, Elvis Presley."

 

The Colonel informed RCA that Elvis wanted to delay the release of "Memphis Tennessee" once again, this time, apparently, because he felt the timing was not right. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 14, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 15, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 16, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 17, 1964, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 18, 1964, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"There I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton.

 

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HOT C&W SIDES:

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

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. #3

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #16

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Night Life" by Ray Price.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 19, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 20, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 21, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 22, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 23, 1964, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 24, 1964, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 25, 1964, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"There I've Said it Again" by Bobby Vinton.

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

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

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. #3

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #21

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins" by Ray Price.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 26, 1964, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 27, 1964, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 28, 1964, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 29, 1964, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 30, 1964, (Thursday)

The Colonel purchased Franklin D. Roosevelt's retired yacht, the Potomac, in Elvis' name for $55,000. Apart from tax considerations, his aim was to generate publicity by donating the boat to one of Elvis' favorite charities, the March of Dimes.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 31, 1964, (Friday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elvis around this time arrived in Las Vegas for an extended vacation with an entourage including foreman Joe Esposito, Alan Fortas, Richard Davis, Jimmy Kingsley, Billy Smith, and the newly returned Marty Lacker. While in Vegas, the group attended shows by Fats Domino, Della Reese, the Clara Ward Singers, Don Rickles, and Tony Martin. 

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