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

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

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

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

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

McKellar Lake, Riverside Park, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Vernon, Elvis' father, married Davada "Dee" Stanley in her hometown of Huntsville, ALabama. (photo) Elvis, who had never approved of Dee or his father's decision to remarry, did not attend, but went boating on McKellar Lake at Riverside Park in Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 4, 1960 (Monday)

Forest Hill Cemetery, 1661, Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis went to Forest Hill Cemetery and visited his mother's grave. He rented out an amusement park for the first time

the Memphis Fairgrounds in midtown.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 5, 1960, (Tuesday)

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RCA issued Elvis' latest single; "It's Now Or Never", coupled with "A Mess of Blues." The front and rear cover used the same photograph; taken when Elvis did his press conference at Graceland a couple of months ago. "It's Now Or Never" was based on the Italian song "O Sole Mio" and while Elvis was based in Germany, he made a home recording while he sang Tony Martin's "There's No Tomorrow" which was also based on "O Sole Mio".

 

Songs: "It's Now Or Never"/"A Mess of Blues" (RCA 47-7777)

RCA Victor (47-7777)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           July 6, 1960, (Wednesday)

During an interview with the Memphis Press-Scimitar, Elvis said grudgingly of his new stepmother, "She seems pretty nice," then added: "I only had one mother and that's it. There'll never be another. As long as she understands that, we won't have any trouble." Of his father Elvis said, "He's all I got left in the world. I'll never go against him or stand in his way. He stood by me all these years and sacrificed things he wanted so I could have clothes and lunch money to go to school." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 7, 1960, (Thursday)

Elvis bought a powder-blue sixteen - foot water-skiing boat complete with trailer for $3,000. He continued to rent the Rainbow Rollerdrome and the Memphian Theatre almost every day. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       July 8, 1960, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 9, 1960, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 10, 1960, (Sunday)

Elvis spent the day on his new water-skiing boat with Joe Esposito and Sonny West at McKellar Lake in Memphis. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 11, 1960 (Monday)

Memphis Fairgrounds, Midtown, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis with Anita Wood, Joe Esposito and Sonny West went to the fairgrounds after hours and had fun on the dodgem car rides and the "Pippin" roller coaster. (photos)

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Soul of Spain - Vol. 2" by 101 Strings.

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"Because They're Young" by Duane Eddy.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 12, 1960, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 13, 1960, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 14, 1960, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 15, 1960, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 16, 1960, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 17, 1960, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 18, 1960 (Monday)

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"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

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"Persuasive Percussion" by Terry Snyder & the All Stars.

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

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"Because They're Young" by Duane Eddy.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 19, 1960, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 20, 1960, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 21, 1960, (Thursday)

Elvis earned his first-degree black belt in karate. From anecdotal evidence it appeared as if he got this certificate at an exhibition put on by Hank Slamansky in Memphis and that it was largely ceremonial.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 22, 1960, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 23, 1960, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 24, 1960, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 25, 1960 (Monday)

Before his return to Hollywood to film his new picture for 20th Century Fox, currently titled Flaming Lance.  Elvis headed to Las Vegas.

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"Alley-oop" by the Hollywood Argyles, the Dyna-Sores,

Dante and the Evergreens.

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #21

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"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

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"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

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"Persuasive Percussion" by Terry Snyder & the All Stars.

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"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

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"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

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"Because They're Young" by Duane Eddy.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 26, 1960, (Tuesday)

Elvis went to the Riviera to watch "Destry Rides Again" and later attended a surprise birthday party at the Sahara Hotel that comedian/actor George Burns threw for his wife Gracie. Burns was in the middle of an engagement at the Sahara that began on July 12. Singer Bobby Darin who also attended the party was the opening act for Burns. Elvis at the time had a tooth abscess which caused his cheek to swell. (photos)