Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know 

Modified: April 2, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor 47-7810 Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 11/1/1960

47 7810 cover side1 small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)47 7810 cover side2 small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)

Cover: picture sleeve front and back.

47 7810 side1 i small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)47 7810 side2 i small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (11/1960)1 Black label, dog on top. Matrix number above time. 45 RPM without periods on one line with New Orthophonic High Fidelity on side. The "T" in with The Jordanaires is capitalized. On the I GOTTA KNOW side, Alamo Music on left side.
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-1S A2 / L2WW-0104-1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-3S A1 / L2WW-0104-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-3S A1 / L2WW-0104-4S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-5S A2 / L2WW-0104-6S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-6S A1 / L2WW-0104-6S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

47 7810 side1 i 1s small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)47 7810 side1 i 3s small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (11/1960) Black label, dog on top. Matrix number above time. 45 RPM without periods on one line with New Orthophonic High Fidelity on side. The "T" in with The Jordanaires is capitalized. On the I GOTTA KNOW side, Gladys Music on left side.2
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-1S A7 / L2WW-0104-3S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-3S A5 / L2WW-0104-1S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-3S A5 / L2WW-0104-3S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)3

The Hollywood, Rockaway and the Indianapolis pressings are in error where the PUBLISHER on the label for I GOTTA KNOW is Alamo Music Inc. (ASCAP). It is interesting to note that the PUBLISHER for I GOTTA KNOW was correctly listed as Gladys Music Inc. (ASCAP) with later pressings incorrectly listing the PUBLISHER as Alamo Music Inc. (ASCAP) for the Indianapolis pressings. The official RECORDING INFORMATION worksheet for I Gotta Know, recorded April 4, 1960 with serial number L2WB-0104, has the PUBLISHER as Gladys Music, Inc. ASCAP.4

47 7810 side2 h small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)47 7810 side1 h small Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Black label, dog on top. Matrix number below catalog number. 45 R.P.M. with periods on one line with New Orthophonic High Fidelity on side. The "t" in with the Jordanaires is not capitalized.
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-7S / L2WW-0104-7S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)
Matrix numbers: L2WW-0106-8S / L2WW-0104-8S (Hollywood pressing)

This was also released in stereo Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know in 1960.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Are You Lonesome Tonight / I Gotta Know on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Date from Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business. "BiogrDiscography." 4 February 2011.
  2. Discovery of Side 2 from the collection of Roberto.
  3. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  4. Flynn, Keith. "Matrix Numbers." Keith Flynn's Elvis Presley Pages. 12 December 2011.