Paul Belard announced his upcoming book Elvis 57, April 4-30:
A tour that started on March 28 which took Elvis to Chicago, St. Louis, Fort Wayne, Detroit, Buffalo, Toronto and Ottawa ended in Philadelphia. He gave four shows at the Sports Arena on April 5th and 6th.
He then returned home to Audubon Drive in Memphis. During this stay, he visited Sam Phillips at home several times, once with disc jockey Dewey Phillips and friends. In the middle of the month he visited his new acquisition, Graceland, which was being renovated. He showed it to Yvonne Lyme, an actress who had a small role in Loving You. On the 22nd, the legendary gates were installed. Elvis would not move into Graceland until June 1957.
On the 27th, Elvis boarded a train to Los Angeles to film his new movie, still titled Jailhouse Rock. On the 30th, he went to Radio Recorders, where he met Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for the first time, and began working on the movie’s songs. The iconic “Jailhouse Rock” was recorded that day.