- Day by Day: What did Elvis Presley do on April 17, 1956
Elvis and Gene Smith flew to Waco, Texas, while the band went by car. Elvis performed at the Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco. Elvis drove out on the field and up to the stage in his Cadillac. Later he told a local reporter the his fame " happened so fast, I'm scared. You know, I could go out like a light, just like I came on."