Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 1, 1960, (Tuesday)

Forty-six-year-old Memphis police inspector Fred Woodward, who had provided personal security and friendship to Elvis since the beginning of his rise to fame, suffered a fatal heart attack while he was supervising schoolchildren at an afternoon Memphis Symphony youth concert at Ellis Auditorium. Elvis rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital as soon as he heard the news and, oblivious to the presence of reporters, attempted to comfort his wife. "He was a great guy, a good friend," he says, obviously distraught. "He was supposed to come out to my house tonight." 

RCA released the latest Elvis single: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"/"I Gotta Know." The sleeve used a photograph from the recent session with Don Craven.

 

Songs: "Are You Lonesome Tonight?"/"I Gotta Know" (RCA 47-7810)

RCA Victor (47-7810)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              November 2, 1960, (Wednesday)

The Colonel reached an agreement with the Mirisch Brothers production company and United Artists to pay Elvis $500,000 plus 50 percent of the profits on each of the pictures in a two - picture deal. 

Hal Wallis had the right to preempt the offer by matching it. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 3, 1960, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          November 4, 1960, (Friday)

Elvis and his entourage went to the Rainbow Rollerdrome in Memphis. Singer Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash traveling from Texas to Louisiana. Tommy Tomlinson and Tillman Franks were injured.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 5, 1960, (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 6, 1960, (Sunday)

PLANE TRIP - Memphis Airport, Memphis, Tennessee

Elvis had finally persuaded Alan Fortas to rejoin the group, and they all flew to Los Angeles for pre-production on 20th Century Fox's "Wild in the Country." The new film had a script by play wright Clifford Odets based on the well-received J. R. Salamanca novel "The Lost Country." It is to be produced by Jerry Wald, directed by Philip Dunne (screenwriter for How Green Was My Valley and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir), and co-starred Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, and Millie Perkins. Although the original idea was to shoot the picture without any music, the plan now is to find five songs that can fit into the dramatic arc of the film. Vernon and Dee were present to see him off. (photos)

WILD IN THE COUNTRY

(20th Century Fox) (1960)

Hope Lange

Phillip Dunne

Millie Perkins

William Mimms

Rafer Johnson

Gary Lockwood

Raymond Greenleaf

Tuesday Weld

John Ireland

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 7, 1960 (Monday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - 20th Century Fox "Wild in the Country"

Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (8:00 pm - 2:30 am)

Producer(s): Urban Thielmann.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Michael "Meyer" Rubin - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks.

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

Elvis reported to Radio Recorders to work on the soundtrack to "Wild in the Country" for 20th Century Fox. He recorded four songs, that were all ballads.

Songs recorded: "Lonely Man", "In My Way", "Wild in the Country", "Forget Me Never" (audio)

Lonely Man (Record Version) - Elvis Presley
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In My Way - Elvis Presley
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Wild in the Country - Elvis Presley
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Forget Me Never - Elvis Presley
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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Save the Last Dance for Me" by the Drifters,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #11

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #32

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Save the Last Dance for Me" by the Drifters,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #15

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #29

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Alabam" by the Cowboy Copas.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" by Bob Newhart.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #4

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #33

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" by Original Cast.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 29 weeks or less)

"Nice and Easy" by Frank Sinatra.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #17

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

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

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 8, 1960, (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - 20th Century Fox "Wild in the Country"

Radio Recorders, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (9:00 am - 11:45 am)

Producer(s): Urban Thielmann.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Lead Guitar & Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Michael "Meyer" Rubin - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Piano: Dudley Brooks.

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

Recording continued at Radio Recorders.

Songs recorded: "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell" (audio)

I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell - Elvis Presley
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected as the new President of the United States with a narrow win over Richard Nixon. He would replace the immensely popular Dwight D. Eisenhower, who towards the end of the campaign did a tour to support the republican party candidate, Nixon.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              November 9, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Principal photography for "Wild in the Country" began on location in Napa, California, where the film company stayed at the Casa Bellvue-al Motel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 10, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

Principal photography for "Wild in the Country" continued.

RCA Victor (LSP-2328)

The Legion of Decency, which scrutinises films for "questionable" content, reports that "G.I. Blues" is "highly objectionable in its theme and treatment." Like so many humanistic works, in their view it condones and glamorizes "immoral behavior." 

RCA released their first gospel Elvis album in both mono and stereo formats. "His Hand in Mine" (LPM/LSP-2328) Elvis had released sacred material before on the 1957 EP; "Peace in the Valley." The front cover used a photo taken by Don Cravens of Elvis sitting at the piano in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The rear advertised his gospel EP.

 

Songs:

Side 1: "His Hand In Mine", "I'm Gonna Wlak Dem Golden Stairs", "In My Father's House", "Milky White Way", "Known Only To Him", "I Believe in the Man in the Sky".

Side 2: "Joshua Fit the Battle", "He Knows Just What I Need", "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot", "Mansion Over the Hilltop", "If We Never Meet Again", "Working on the Building".

RCA Victor (LPM-2328)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 11, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 12, 1960, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 13, 1960, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 14, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

Hal Wallis declined to preempt the new movie deal, as the Colonel knew he would, because of the expense. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #14

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #35

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #47

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #65

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"I Want To Be Wanted" by Brenda Lee,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #19

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"On the Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Husky.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"He Will Break Your Heart" by Jerry Butler,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #11

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" by Bob Newhart.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #4

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" by Original Cast.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 29 weeks or less)

"String Along" by the Kingston Trio.

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #18

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

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

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 15, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

 

 

MOVIE PREMIERE - "G.I. Blues" Fox Wilshire Theatre, 4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, California. 

A special screening of "G.I. Blues" was held in Hollywood as a benefit for the Hemophilia Foundation, Juliet Prowse and Robert Ivers were present but Elvis did not attend. (video)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           November 16, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 17, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 18, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  November 19, 1960, (Saturday)

Members of the entourage began to take notice of Elvis' frequent mood swings and occasional eruptions of temper during the shooting of "Wild in the Country." On a weekend excursion to San Francisco, Elvis pulled a gun on a group of guys in another automobile who he felt have insulted him. This could be down to the amphetamine use that began in the army. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 20, 1960, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 21, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

Location Shooting: Napa Valley, California

 

 

Filming continued.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Stay" by Maurice Williams,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #2

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #16

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #56

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #70

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Last Date" by Floyd Cramer,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #9

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #19

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"On the Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Husky.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters,

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #14

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" by Bob Newhart.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #3

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"Inside Shelley Berman" by Shelley Berman.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"101 Years of Familiar Songs" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ACTION ALBUMS (on the charts 29 weeks or less)

"Nice and Easy" by Frank Sinatra.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #18

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (30 weeks or more)

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

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE STEREO LP'S

"Soul of Spain" by 101 Strings.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (EP)

No EP Chart

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   November 22, 1960, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Filming of "Wild in the Country." moved to the 20th Century Ranch, fifteen miles north of Santa Monica. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           November 23, 1960, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

"G.I. Blues" opened nationally. 

"G.I. Blues" (trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 24, 1960, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        November 25, 1960, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 November 26, 1960, (Saturday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

No information.

"G.I. Blues" (promo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 27, 1960, (Sunday)

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

Sometime in November Elvis on piano made some more home recordings in the company of Red West and Nancy Sharp. (audio)

You'll Never Walk Alone - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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If I Loved You - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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The Lord's Prayer - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp/Red West
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An Evening Prayer - Elvis Presley
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Make Believe - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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She Wears My Ring - Elvis Presley
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Sweet Leilani - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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Sweet Leilani - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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Sweet Leilani - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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Beyond the Reef - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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He - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp
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Hands Off - Elvis Presley?Nancy Sharp/Red West
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Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Elvis Presley/Nancy Sharp/Red West
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 28, 1960 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (20th Century Fox) "Wild in the Country"

20th Century Fox, 10201 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The cast and crew threw a birthday party for Hope Lange. (photos)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley.

"I Gotta Know" by Elvis Presley. #34

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #35

"It's Now Or Never" by Elvis Presley. #99

 

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Last Date" by Floyd Cramer,

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Al Jolson, Jaye P. Morgan, Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"On the Wings of a Dove" by Ferlin Husky.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"He Will Break Your Heart" by Jerry Butler.

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Don't Be Cruel" by Bill Black's Combo. #24

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

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

"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" by Bob Newhart.

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #2

ESSENTIAL INVENTORY ALBUMS (40 weeks or more)

"The Sound of Music" by Original Cast.

BEST SELLING LOW PRICE MONO LP'S

"Ebb Tide" by Frank Chacksfield.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)