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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 1, 1961, (Saturday)

RED WEST MARRIED PATTI BOYD

 

 Elvis was so late to Red West's wedding that Joe Esposito had to replace him as best man. In the early-morning hours after the reception, the group headed out to the Fairgrounds to ride the Pippin and Crash into each other on the Dodgems.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 2, 1961, (Sunday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Pioneer, Go Home"

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Hans Salter.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Guitar: Neal Matthews - 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.

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Elvis traveled to Nashville to record six songs for the soundtrack for his upcoming Mirisch Bothers movie.  After the session was over, Elvis checked into the Anchor Hotel in Nashville before he returned to Memphis. 

Songs recorded: "Angel", "Follow That Dream", "What A Wonderful Life", "I'm Not the Marrying Kind", "A Whistling Tune" (not used), Sound Advice" (audio)

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WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE (Follow That Dream)

(United Artists) (1961)

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Anne Helm

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Simon Oakland

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Gordon Douglas

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Roland Winters

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Frank de Kova

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Howard McNear

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Joanna Moore

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Jack Kruschen

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 3, 1961 (Monday)

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Elvis arrived by a chartered bus at the Port Paradise Hotel in Crystal River, Florida, for the start of filming. The new movie will be produced by "Love Me Tender" producer David Weisbart and directed by Gordon Douglas. Elvis' nineteen-year-old Cousin, Billy Smith, accompanied him for the first time on the road, as does the usual entourage and new group member Ray "Chief" Sitton. Alan Fortas and Lamar Fike followed the bus in Elvis' Cadillac limousine, with his new water-skiing boat towed behind them. 

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