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.

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)

Angel - Elvis Presley
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Follow That Dream - Elvis Presley
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What A Wonderful Life - Elvis Presley
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I'm Not the Marrying Kind - Elvis Presley
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Sound Advice - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE (Follow That Dream)

(United Artists) (1961)

Anne Helm

Simon Oakland

Gordon Douglas

Arthur O'Connell

Roland Winters

Frank de Kova

Howard McNear

Joanna Moore

Jack Kruschen

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 4, 1961, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            July 5, 1961, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 6, 1961, (Thursday)

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. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                        July 7, 1961, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 9, 1961, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 10, 1961 (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 11, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. The bridge and beach scenes were shot in Bird Creek in Yankeetown and the Citris County Courthouse was based in Inverness. The bank scene was filmed in Ocala. 

 

 

Principal photography for "What A Wonderful Life." began. Working titles for this movie were "It's a Beautiful Life" and "Here Come the Kwimpers."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 12, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              July 13, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 14, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 15, 1961, (Saturday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida

 

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 16, 1961, (Sunday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida

 

 

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Elvis in a relaxed mood at the hotel's pool with co-star Joanne Moore. (date unknown)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 17, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

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"Surrender" was number one in Denmark.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 18, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. The bridge and beach scenes were shot in Bird Creek in Yankeetown and the Citris County Courthouse was based in Inverness. The bank scene was filmed in Ocala. 

 

 

Principal photography for "What A Wonderful Life." began. Working titles for this movie were "It's a Beautiful Life" and "Here Come the Kwimpers."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 19, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              July 20, 1961, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 21, 1961, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 22, 1961, (Saturday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 23, 1961, (Sunday)

Port Paradise Hotel, Crystal Springs, Florida

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 24, 1961 (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (United Artists) "What A Wonderful Life."

Florida locations used for filming were: Yankeetown, Inverness, Ocala and Tampa. 

 

 

Principal photography continued on "What A Wonderful Life."

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"Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

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