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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       April 1, 1960, (Friday)

A fibreglass carport was erected in the process of converting Graceland's three-car garage into an apartment for Vernon and Dee Stanley and her three children. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               April 2, 1960, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 3, 1960 (Sunday)

Just two weeks after his first post-army recording session, Elvis again boards a chartered bus in Memphis to return to Nashville. The same group of musicians is joined this time by saxophonist Boots Randolph. The plan is to record ten songs over the next few nights. 

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RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:30 pm - 12:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes/Chet Atkins.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Elvis recorded twelve of his most diverse and ambitious tracks in one marathon session, from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am. "It's Now Or Never" was overdubbed by RCA later.

Songs recorded: "Fever", "Like A Baby", "It's Now Or Never" (audio)

Fever - Elvis Presley
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Like A Baby - Elvis Presley
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It's Now Or Never (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    April 4, 1960 (Monday)

Recording in Nashville continued throughout the night into the early morning.

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RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (12:45 am - 3:45 am) and (4:00 am - 7:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes/Chet Atkins.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Elvis recorded "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" as an answer to a request by the Colonel's wife Marie. The finished master had to be spliced using a work-part ending.

Songs recorded: "The Girl of My Best Friend", "Dirty, Dirty Feeling", "Thrill of Your Love", "I Gotta Know", Such A Night", Are You Lonesome Tonight?",

"The Girl Next Door Went A-walking", I Will Be Home Again", "Reconsider Baby" (audio)

The Girl of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley
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Dirty, Dirty Feeling - Elvis Presley
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Thrill of Your Love - Elvis Presley