Do The Clam / You'll Be Gone 

Modified: March 31, 2018

         Release: RCA Victor 47-8500 Do The Clam / You'll Be Gone (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 2/9/1965

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Cover: (2/1965) picture sleeve front and back. Coming Soon!

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Cover: (2/1965) picture sleeve front and back. Ask For.1

A copy with the Ask For! sleeve sold on eBay on July 21, 2013 for $1580.00 plus shipping.2
Another copy sold on eBay March 28, 2016 for $1199.99 plus shipping.34

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Disc: (2/1965) White label, NOT FOR SALE5
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009-1S / N2WW-0691-1S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)6
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009-1S A2 / N2WW-0691-4S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)7

47 8500 side2 r small Do The Clam / Youll Be Gone (Elvis Presley)47 8500 side1 r small Do The Clam / Youll Be Gone (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (2/1965) Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM on two lines. On the DO THE CLAM side, (from the MGM Film "Girl happy" a Joe Pasternak production) on two lines, sharing line with song credits. With The Jordanaires is on shared line with Jubilee Four. On the YOU'LL BE GONE SIDE, BMI on shared line. On both sides, the "w" and "t" in with the Jordanaires is not capitalized.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009-1S A1 / N2WW-0691-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)8
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009-4S / N2WW-0691-1S B2 (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)

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Disc: (2/1965) Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM on two lines.9 On the DO THE CLAM side, (from the MGM Film "Girl happy" a Joe Pasternak prod.) on one line. Song credits on separate line. With The Jordanaires is on own line. On the YOU'LL BE GONE SIDE, BMI on own line. On both sides, the "W" and "T" in With The Jordanaires is capitalized.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009--5S A1 / N2WW-0691--6S A2 (Indianapolis pressing)10
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009--5S B1 / N2WW-0691--5S 12 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (2/1965) Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. on side is one line with "New Orthophonic High Fidelity". On the DO THE CLAM side, (from the MGM Film "Girl happy" a Joe Pasternak production) on one line. Song credits on separate line. with the Jordanaires is on own line. On the YOU'LL BE GONE SIDE, BMI on own line. On both sides, the "w" and "t" in with the Jordanaires is not capitalized.
Matrix numbers: SPKM-2009--7S / N2WW-0691--7S (Hollywood pressing)

The Hollywood pressing is unique between the three pressings where on the DO THE CLAM side where with the Jordanaires is on on line and Jubilee Four & Carol Lombard Trio on one line. The official RECORDING INFORMATION worksheet for DO THE CLAM, recorded February 26, 1965 with serial number SPA3-2009, has this as a note "Listing Dept. please note: On the single record only, please list the vocal groups on 2 lines as listed below using a little larger and heavier print for the Jordanaires than for Jubilee Four & Carol Lombard Trio.11"

with the Jordanaires,
Jubilee Four & Carol Lombard Trio

Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Do The Clam / You'll Be Gone on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Mockup of images collected over the years.
  2. eBay reference 390626612207(July 21, 2013)
  3. eBay reference 152024109997 (March 28, 2016)
  4. Thank you E. Brown for the heads up.
  5. Images from the collection of DarylR.
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of DarylR.
  7. eBay reference 371618636741 (June 20, 2016)
  8. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).
  9. Images from a collection of Internet images that date back to 1998.
  10. Matrix numbers from the collection of Roberto.
  11. Flynn, Keith. "Matrix Numbers." Keith Flynn's Elvis Presley Pages. 27 March 2012.