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Elvis performed at the Louisiana Hayride, Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport.
As an extra added attraction Elvis performed at the Lyric Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana. This was the first day of a 4 day booking with the Hank Snow show.
Elvis and Marilyn Evans, a showgirl from Las Vegas, went to the Sun recording studio. They came in in the middle of a recording session of Carl Perkins. Elvis stayed to jam with Carl as well as with Jerry Lee Lewis, who was the piano player on the session. Sam Philips taped the whole thing and the results became well known as the Million Dollar Quartet session.
Elvis and Priscilla completed their purchase of the new home at 144 Monovale for $339,000. This house was considerably larger than the one on Hillcrest. It provided bedrooms for the entourage and their wives as well, and the grounds around it offered everyone some privacy.
Elvis bought 7 more TCB pendants as well as other jewelry at Schwartz and Ableser.
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Elvis was back in Memphis and at the Memphian almost every night into New Year.