Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time 

Modified: April 2, 2017

         Release: RCA Victor 47-7240 Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time (45)
              Artist: Elvis Presley
Release Date: 4/1/1958

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Cover: (4/1958)1 picture sleeve front and back.

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Disc: (4/1958). Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses below 47-7240. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck on two lines. Rush Mus. Corp., & Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI on four lines.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-1S A1 / J2WW-0181-8S A1 (Hollywood pressing)

47-7240-side1-i47-7240-side2-i

Disc: (4/1958). Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM without periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses below BMI. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck on one line. Rush Music Corp., & Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI on three lines. (ERROR PRESSING! Same label on both sides)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-1S B2 / J2WW-0181-2S 3 3 (Indianapolis pressing)

47-7240-side1-i47-7240-side2-i

Disc: (4/1958). Black label, dog on top. 45 RPM without periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses below BMI. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck on one line. Rush Music Corp., & Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI on three lines.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-3S A3 / J2WW-0181-3S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-3S A4 / J2WW-0181-2S A2 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-4S A3 / J2WW-0181-4S A3 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)2
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-4S B1 / J2WW-0181-1S A4 (machine stamped) (Indianapolis pressing)

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Disc: (4/1958). Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses below Elvis Presley Mus. BMI. (where "." only between Mus. BMI) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck on one line. Rush Mus. Corp., & Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI on two lines. With THE JORDANAIRES less spacing between the words.
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-5S A1 / J2WW-0181-5S A1 (Rockaway pressing)
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-6S / J2WW-0181-6S (machine stamped) (Rockaway pressing)3

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Disc: (4/1958). Black label, dog on top. 45 R.P.M. with periods. Matrix numbers in parentheses below Elvis Presley Mus., BMI. (where ".," between Mus. BMI) Wear My Ring Around Your Neck on one line. Rush Mus. Corp., & Elvis Presley Music, Inc. BMI on two lines. With THE JORDANAIRES extra spacing between the words.4
Matrix numbers: J2WW-0179-5S A1 / J2WW-0181-5S A1 (Rockaway pressing)5

Released in 1958 by RCA Records on 78 RPM as Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time.
Re-released by RCA Records on 45 RPM as Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Doncha' Think It's Time on the Gold Standard Series label.

  1. Date from Elvis Presley Taking Care Of Business. "BiogrDiscography." 4 February 2011.
  2. eBay reference 221278923562 (November 4, 2013)
  3. eBay reference 222159057970 ( June 20, 2016)
  4. Images and discovery from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)
  5. Matrix numbers from the collection of PIOTRULA (of Poland)