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Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, in pink pants and tie with a charcoal jacket. He sung: That's All Right, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Tweedle Dee and Money Honey.
Elvis performed at the Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. Here Elvis began a broken 3 week tour headlining over well known country acts like Justin Tubb, the Louvin Brothers and the Carter Sisters.
Elvis heard of the deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper in an airplane crash and Tom Diskin wired condolences to the families on Elvis' behalf.
Elvis brought Priscilla and the baby, Lisa Marie, home from the hospital.
Vernon Presley had a heart attack at his home and was admitted to the hospital, where he recuperated in a room next to Elvis'.
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Another recording session at Graceland, from 9.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. the next day. At the beginning there were many starts and stops again. At last Elvis was engaged when he cut For The Heart and performed a truly heartfelt version of Hurt, inspired by the 1954 original.