Waylon Jennings, future Buddy Holly bassist and "outlaw" Country star,
meets Elvis for the first time at a show in Lubbock, TX.
also elvis records: "Fool, Fool, Fool," "Shake, Rattle And Roll" (Cotton Club, Lubbock, TN)
Elvis performed in "The High School" Randolph, Mississippi.
Elvis performs for the third and last time on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show, singing "Don't Be Cruel," "Too Much,"
"When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again," and "Peace In The Valley.
" Censors determine that Presley must only be shot from the waist up;
Elvis mocks this rule by suddenly breaking into wild gyrations at the end of "Don't Be Cruel." As a gesture to the Colonel, Sullivan calls the singer over afterward and informs the television audience: "I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy...
We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you... You're thoroughly all right." It is the last live television performance Elvis will ever give. This day Elvis poses for "March of Dimes" with Joanne Wilson, New York City's March of Dimes Poster Girl '56
Elvis celebrates his 26:th birthday ( 2 days in advance ) at the set of "Wild in the country".
The barn behind Graceland was renovated to accommodate the many new horses.
Soon it would be named: the House of the Rising Sun.
During a meeting between producer Felton Jarvis and Elvis, Marty Lacker proposes -- not for the first time -- working with producer Chips Moman at American Recording Studios, just across Memphis in a poor (and some say, dangerous) part of town.
Elvis finally agrees: Moman, a former Stax producer, has opened American in order to produce a more country version of the soul he oversaw at his old label. The mixture would seem a perfect fit for Elvis; Moman immediately reschedules a Neil Diamond session to give Elvis an in.
Elvis flew to Los Angeles, accompanied by Priscilla and Lisa-Marie, to prepare himself for his upcoming Las Vegas engagement.