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

gss 2X400 Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

447 0623 1959 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1959 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

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 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1965 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

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

447 0623 1968 side2 mockup small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1968 side1 mockup small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: Orange label.3

447 0623 1971 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1971 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

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

447 0623 1977 side2 var small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1977 side1 var small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

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 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)447 0623 1977 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

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.