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ELVIS - APRIL 1956A NEW BOOK FROM PAUL BELARD April 1956 was another busy month Elvis. It began with his first appearance on the Milton Berle Show on the 3rd. Following 2 shows in San Diego the next 2 days, he signed his movie contractwith Producer Hal Wallis on the 6th. The same day he took his 2nd screen test.
On the touring scene, he embarked on a series of performances in the South West. The tour was interrupted by a recording session in Nashville on the 14th. Only one song was recorded.
On The Charts, 'Heartbreak Hotel' reached Number 1 on the Pop Charts. It stayed at number 1 onBillboards Top 100 Chart for 7 weeks. On the Cashbox Chart for 6 weeks. Number 1 on the Country & Western Chart for 17 weeks, the Top 5 on the R&B Chart and it became Elvis' first gold record award for a million copies sold.
A photo record of Elvis' journey through one month, April 1956 over more than 220 pages.
ELVIS: APRIL 1956 (Limited First Print Run of Just 50 copies individually hand numbered by the author) by Paul Belard