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Recorded by Elvis on Tuesday, 10 June 1958
Words & music by Trader
"A Fool Such As I" Song Facts:
June 10, 1958: RCA's Studio B, Nashville
"(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I" is a popular song written by Bill Trader and was published in 1952. Performed by Hank Snow it peaked at number four on the country charts early in 1953.
The recording by Elvis Presley, initially released as b-side to "I Need Your Love Tonight", was an even bigger hit, reaching number one in the UK and number two in the USA (1959). The Elvis Presley version went to number sixteen on the R&B charts and featured backing vocals by The Jordanaires. Sales went gold with one million shipped one day after its release.