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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 1, 1960, (Sunday)

The Beverly Wilshere Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 2, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Principal Photography began on "G.I. Blues."

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

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HOT 100:

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #20

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley.

"Fame and Fortune" by Elvis Presley. #26

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"He'll Have To Go" by Jim Reeves.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"White Silver Sands" by Bill Black's Combo.

"Stuck On You" by Elvis Presley. #12

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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MONO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 39 weeks or less)

"Theme From A Summer Place" by Billy Vaughn.

"Elvis' Gold Records - Vol. 2" by Elvis Presley. #31

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 19 weeks or less)

"The Sound of Music" Original Broadway Cast.

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (20 weeks or more)

"South Pacific" Soundtrack.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

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"Party Sing Along With Mitch" by Mitch Miller.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 3, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            May 4, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 5, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - Paramount "G.I. Blues".

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

Filming continued on "G.I. Blues."

Elvis had complained to the Colonel that when RCA mastered "It's Now or Never" in New York, the sound was altered, and that,

on the test pressing he had received, it no longer sounded like the acetate he received at the session. RCA's Bill Bullock responded by suggesting that Elvis' record player probably produced a different sound than the studio equipment, evidently hoping that Elvis' concerns would go away. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 6, 1960 (Friday)

Big Boots (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - Paramount "G.I. Blues"

Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm) and (8:15 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley/Hal B. Wallis.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar & Mandolin: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Neal Matthews - Bass: Ray Siegel - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Frank Bode - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Accordion: James Haskell - Tambourine: Hoyt Hawkins.

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

Recording for G.I. Blues resumed at Radio Recorders, where Elvis worked from 1:00 to 10:00 P.M., re-recording several of the songs. He remained dissatisfied, however, with the material, something he emphasised in a phone call around this time to Priscilla who was still in Germany. There is nothing he can do to change it, he said. "I'm locked into this thing." Elvis with Radio Recorders engineer, Thorne "Thorny" Nogar. (photo)

Songs recorded: "Shoppin' Around", "Pocketful of Rainbows", "Frankfort Special", "Tonight's All Right For Love", "Big Boots" (audio)

Shoppin' Around - Elvis Presley
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Frankfort Special - Elvis Presley