Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 1, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 2, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 3, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 4, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds.

"Puppet On a String" by Elvis Presley. #27

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"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #12

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"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #16

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #45

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"Cute 'n' Country" by Connie Smith.

 

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"The In Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 5, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 6, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 7, 1965, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 8, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 9, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 10, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 11, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds.

"Puppet On a String" by Elvis Presley. #22

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #8

TOP CHRISTMAS SELLERS (SINGLES):

"Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone.

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #5

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"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

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"I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown.

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"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #47

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"Cute 'n' Country" by Connie Smith.

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"Andy Williams Christmas Album" by Andy Williams.

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 12, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 13, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 14, 1965, (Tuesday)

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This seventh single of the year underscored RCA's and the Colonel's willingness to cash in on anything that might sell. "Tell Me Why"/"Blue River" (RCA 47-8740). The A-side was an unreleased song recorded eight years ago. The cover used a publicity photo from "Roustabout".

Songs: "Tell Me Why"/"Blue River"

RCA Victor (47-8740)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 15, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 16, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 17, 1965, (Friday)

Elvis made his annual donation of approximately $50,000 to a variety of Memphis charities. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 18, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by the Byrds.

"Puppet On a String" by Elvis Presley. #19

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #6

TOP CHRISTMAS SELLERS (SINGLES):

"Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone.

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #4

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"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

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"I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown.

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"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #47

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"Cute 'n' Country" by Connie Smith.

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"Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #2

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HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 19, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 20, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 21, 1965, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 22, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 23, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 24, 1965, (Friday)

Elvis' last-minute gift purchases from Harry Levitch included gold wristwatches, one with the initials "GK" (for George Klein), one with "EP" diamond rings, bracelets and charms, and a butterfly pin. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 25, 1965, (Saturday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis spent Christmas at home with family and friends. His entourage gave him a statue of Jesus, which they had

commissioned for $500 from a local artist. Picking up an Elvis' latest enthusiasm, Priscilla gave him a home slot-car

racing set, purchased at the Robert E. Lee Raceway in Whitehaven, where they had been spending much of their

recreational time since returning to Memphis. Elvis was introduced to slot-car racing in California, and like all of his enthusiasms he approached it with a passion that borders on monomania for a time. 

 

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HOT 100:

"Over and Over" by the Dave Clark Five.

"Puppet On a String" by Elvis Presley. #14

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Make the World Go Away" by Eddy Arnold.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #3

TOP CHRISTMAS SELLERS (SINGLES):

"Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone.

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley. #13

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"Buckaroo" by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos.

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"I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown.

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"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #41

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Cute 'n' Country" by Connie Smith.

TOP CHRISTMAS SELLERS (ALBUMS):

"Little Drummer Boy" by Harry Simeone

"Elvis' Christmas Album" by Elvis Presley. #2

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HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 26, 1965, (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis had a small party at Graceland with food provided by Monty's Catering for $52.52. Sometime over this Christmas

season Elvis finally tried LSD under carefully controlled conditions. He had read about it for more than a year now and,

according to Larry Geller, like everything else Elvis did, "he tripped Elvis-style.... Several hours after we had started we

watched a science fiction movie, "The Time Machine", and sent out for pizza." Later, Elvis, Larry, Priscilla, and Jerry Schilling walked out behind Graceland and talked about "how lucky we were to have such good friends and about how much we cared about one another." So as far as anyone knew, this was the only time Elvis took LSD. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 27, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 28, 1965, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 29, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 30, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 31, 1965, (Friday)

Elvis held a New Year's Eve party at the Manhattan Club once again for friends, family, and fans. Among the groups and singers that attended were a local rock group, the Guillotines, the Willie Mitchell Band with Don Bryant on vocals, local soul singer Vaneese Williams (who performed "Hound Dog"), and songwriter ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") David Porter.

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