November 3 – Today in Elvis History

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November 3, 1956

Elvis Presley‘s “Love Me Tender” took over the top spot on the Billboard chart, pushing his double sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel” / “Hound Dog” to number two. Jim Lowe held down the #3 spot with “Green Door”, Johnnie Ray was at #4 with “Just Walkin’ In The Rain” and Bill Doggett’s “Honky Tonk” was #5.

November 3, 1957

Elvis Presley had eight singles in the U.K. Top 30. The songs were “Party” (3), “Teddy Bear” (11), “All Shook Up” (17), “Got a Lot of Livin’ to Do” (19), “Trying to Get to You” (21), “Loving You” (24), “Paralyzed” (26) and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” (30).

November 03, 1958

With the U.S. Army’s 32nd Tank regiment near the Germany-Czechoslovakia border, PFC Elvis Presley went on maneuvers for the first time.

November 3, 1960

Elvis Presley had his fifth UK No.1 single with ‘It’s Now Or Never’, it stayed at No.1 for eight weeks. The song which was based on the Italian song, ‘O Sole Mio’, gave Presley his first post-army No.1. “It’s Now or Never” would be a number-one record in the U.S., spending five weeks at number one and the UK, where it spent eight weeks at the top in 1960 and an additional week at number one in 2005 as a re-issue, and numerous other countries, selling in excess of 25 million copies worldwide, Elvis Presley’s biggest international single ever.  In early 2005, the song was re-released along with the other Presley singles in the UK, and again reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for the week of 5 February 2005.

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