Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why 

Modified: August 29, 2015

         Release: RCA Victor 47-7280 Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 6/10/1958

47 7280 cover side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 cover side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Cover: (6/1958)1 picture sleeve front and back.

47 7280 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Small font. 45 RPM without periods. Matrix numbers without parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on one line. Credits on same line as from a Paramount picture.2
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-1S A1 / J2PW-3610-4S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)3
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-1S A4 / J2PW-3610-3S A3 (Indianapolis pressing)4

47 7280 side1 i small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side2 i small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Small font. 45 RPM without periods. Matrix numbers without parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on one line. Credits below a Paramount picture.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-3S A1 / J2PW-3610-1S A1 (Indianapolis pressing)

47 7280 side2 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Large font. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on two lines. Described as from a Paramount film.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-3S A1 / J2PW-3610-3S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-5S A3 / J2PW-3610-5S A4 (Rockaway pressing)

47 7280 side1 r v1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side2 r v1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Large font. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on two lines. Described as from a Paramount Picture on the HARD HEADED WOMAN side and from a Paramount Film on the Don't ASK ME WHY side.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-5S A1 / J2PW-3610-6S A2 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-5S A3 / J2PW-3610-6S A2 (Rockaway pressing)

47 7280 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side1 small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Large font. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on two lines. Described as from a Paramount film. Same label on both sides for Dont' Ask Me Why.5
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-5S A4 / J2PW-3610-5S A1 (Rockaway pressing)6

47 7280 side1 h small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)47 7280 side2 h small Hard Headed Woman / Dont Ask Me Why (Elvis Presley)

Disc: (6/1958) Black label, dog on top. Large font. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses. Gladys Music, Inc. on one line. Described as from a Paramount Picture. Credits on separate line.
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-7S / J2PW-3610-7S (machine stamped) (Hollywood pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2PW-3603-7S / J2PW-3610-37 (Hollywood pressing)

Released in 1958 by RCA Records on 78 RPM as Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Hard Headed Woman / Don't Ask Me Why on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Date from Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business. "BiogrDiscography." 4 February 2011.
  2. Images courtesy of Boija, John. "First pressings of US Elvis Presley 45 rpm singles." John Boija's Home Page. 3 Dec. 2010.
  3. eBay reference 370848942788 (November 4, 2013)
  4. eBay reference 270718516015 (April 28, 2011)
  5. Images are for demonstration purposes, taken from the copy above.
  6. Matrix numbers from the collection of James Nupp.