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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)

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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)



(20th Century Fox) (1960)


Hope Lange


Phillip Dunne

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Millie Perkins

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William Mimms

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Rafer Johnson

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Gary Lockwood

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Raymond Greenleaf

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Tuesday Weld


John Ireland

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

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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