Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One 

Modified: March 14, 2019

         Release: RCA Victor 47-6420 Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 1/27/1956

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Cover: Bootleg created around 1968.1

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Disc: (1/1956) Black label, dog on top without horizontal line. On the Heartbreak Hotel side, Axton is misspelled as Axpon.2
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A1 / G2WW-0218-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A1 / G2WW-0218-1S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A1 / G2WW-0218-1S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A2 / G2WW-0218-1S A1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A2 / G2WW-0218-1S B1 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

The misspelling of the writer Axton as Axpon may have only existed less than a month. The original recording information from January 10, 19563 has the writer correctly spelled as Axton. A later 1S pressing is corrected. The March release of Elvis' Golden Records has Axton correctly spelled. This is a very tough variation to find.

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Disc: (1/1956)4. Black label, dog on top without horizontal line.
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S A5 / G2WW-0218-1S C2 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S B3 / G2WW-0218-1S C1 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-1S F2 / G2WW-0218-1S E3 (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-2S E2 / G2WW-0218-1S C4 (Indianapolis pressing)5
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-8S AC / G2WW-0218-2S B5 (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (1956). Black label, dog on top. Time on side and matrix number on bottom. Font size slightly larger.

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Disc: (1/1956). Black label, dog on top with horizontal line.
Matrix numbers: G2WW-0209-3S E1 /G2WW-0218-4S A2 (Rockaway pressing)

Disc: (1/1956). Turquoise label, dog on top.

Released in 1956 by RCA Records on 78 RPM as Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Heartbreak Hotel / I Was The One on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. eBay Reference 250845983671 (July 2, 2011)
  2. Discovered by Peter V. (of the Netherlands) on March 3, 2015.
  3. 1.Flynn, Keith. "Recording Sessions: January 10 1956" Keith Flynn's Elvis Presley Pages. 7 May 2015.
  4. Date from Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business. "BiogrDiscography." 4 February 2011.
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of Christian (of France).