Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why 

Modified: July 30, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor 447-0623 Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 9/8/1959

Gold Standard Series

447-0623-1959-side1447-0623-1959-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on top.1
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-1S A1 / J2PW-3610-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-10S / J2PW-3610-10S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2

447-0623-1965-side1447-0623-1965-side2

Disc: Black label, dog on side.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-11S / J2PW-3610-10S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0623-1968-side2-mockup447-0623-1968-side1-mockup

Disc: Orange label.3

447-0623-1971-side2447-0623-1971-side1

Disc: Red label.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-11S / J2PW-3610-11S (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

447-0623-1977-side2-var447-0623-1977-side1-var

Disc: Black label, dog near top. A complete oddity when compared to other Gold Standards. Different font, 45 PRM on side, no Gold Standard statement, matrix numbers on left side, and no copyright on bottom.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603- / J2PW-3610-15 (hand etched) (unknown pressing)

447-0623-1977-side2447-0623-1977-side1

Disc: Black label, dog near top.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-13 SHELLEY / J2PW-3610 (hand etched) (Santa Maria pressing)

Originally released by RCA Records on as Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why.

  1. Images from the collection of Christian (of France)
  2. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France)
  3. Mockup from existing images.