Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 1, 1961, (Thursday)

Elvis flew back home to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 2, 1961, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 3, 1961, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 4, 1961, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 5, 1961 (Monday)

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HOT 100:

"Running Scared" by Roy Orbison.

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"Travelin' Man" by Jerry Fuller.

"I Feel So Bad" by Chuck Willis. #11

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"Camelot" by Lawrence Welk.

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

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #123

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"Exodus" Soundtrack.

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #22

"Surrender" was number one in Ireland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 6, 1961, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 7, 1961, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 8, 1961, (Thursday)

 Elvis purchased a twenty-one-foot Coronado waterskiing boat powered with a 325-horsepower Cadillac Crusader engine and a boat trailer for $9,205. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      June 9, 1961, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 10, 1961, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 11, 1961, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 12, 1961 (Monday)

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"Travelin' Man" by Ricky Nelson.

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"Wild in the Country" by Elvis Presley. #48

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"Travelin' Man" by Jerry Fuller.

"I Feel So Bad" by Chuck Willis. #11

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"Hello Walls" by Faron Young.

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"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King.

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"Camelot" by Lawrence Welk.

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

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #134

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"Exodus" Soundtrack.

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #23

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"Elvis Is Back!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #134

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #2

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #23

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 13, 1961, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       June 14, 1961, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            June 15, 1961, (Thursday)

"Wild in the Country" premiered in Memphis but Elvis did not attend.

"Wild in the Country" premiered in Memphis but Elvis did not attend.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 16, 1961, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 17, 1961, (Saturday)

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RCA released a new studio album in both mono and stereo formats.

"Something for Everybody" (LPM/LSP-2370)

The front cover stated that the last song was taken from his new movie. The rear cover advertised his new Compact 33 releases except for "Surrender." The track-listing had a 'concept' feel to it with side one being referred to as the 'Ballad' side for adults and side two as the 'Rhythm' side for teens.

Songs:

Side 1: "There's Always Me", "Give Me the Right", "It's A Sin", "Sentimental Me", "Starting Today", "Gently".

Side 2: "I'm Comin' Home", "In Your Arms", "Put the Blame On Me", "Judy", "I Want You With Me", "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell".

RCA Victor (LPM-2370)

RCA Victor (LSP-2370)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 18, 1961, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 19, 1961 (Monday)

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"Travelin' Man" by Jerry Fuller.

"I Feel So Bad" by Chuck Willis. #17

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"Hello Walls" by Faron Young.

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"Camelot" by Lawrence Welk.

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

"Elvis Is Back!" by Elvis Presley. #141

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"Exodus" Soundtrack.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 20, 1961, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       June 21, 1961, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            June 22, 1961, (Thursday)

"Wild in the Country" opened nationally.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 23, 1961, (Friday)

Elvis rented out the Fairgrounds in Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 24, 1961, (Saturday)

Elvis rented out the Fairgrounds in Memphis for the second successive night at a cost of $150 each time.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 25, 1961 (Sunday)

 Elvis arrived at RCA's Studio B in Nashville to cut new material for a single.

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) and (9:30 pm - 12:30 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer - Piano: Gordon Stoker - 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.

The session started and among the tracks selected to record included the first song to which Elvis had ever intentionally put his name on as author. "That's Someone You Never Forget" was actually written by Red West from a title suggestion by Elvis that carries a good deal of emotional weight, though the 'someone' concerned was never named, popular belief was it might have been his mother.

Songs recorded: "Kiss Me Quick", "That's Someone You Never Forget" (audio)

Kiss Me Quick - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
That's Someone You Never Forget - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 26, 1961 (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (1:00 am - 4:00 am) and (4:30 am - 7:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Hank Garland - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano & Organ: Floyd Cramer - Piano: Gordon Stoker - 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.

Recording continued.

Songs recorded: "I'm Yours", "(Marie's the name) His Latest Flame", "Little Sister" (audio)

I'm Yours - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
His Latest Flame - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Little Sister - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

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"Quarter to Three" by U.S. Bonds.

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"Wild in the Country" by Elvis Presley. #26

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Moody River" by Gary Bruce.

"I Feel So Bad" by Chuck Willis. #17

"Wild in the Country" by Peretti/Creatore/Weiss. #27

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"I Feel So Bad" by Elvis Presley. #15

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"Camelot" by Lawrence Welk.

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

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"Exodus" Soundtrack.

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #4

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"Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" was number one in Hong Kong.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 27, 1961, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       June 28, 1961, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 29, 1961, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 30, 1961, (Friday)

Elvis threw a party the night before Red West's marriage to Elvis' secretary, Pat Boyd. 

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