Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 1, 1961, (Sunday)

No information.

RCA released  Elvis' new soundtrack album in both mono and stereo formats.

"Blue Hawaii" (LPM/LSP-2426)

The front cover was a publicity shot of Elvis in Hawaiian tourist attire playing a ukelele. It had a 'hype' sticker applied to the front that promoted one of the tracks "Rock-A-Hula Baby" as a "twist" special in relation to the latest dance craze. The rear cover showed stills from the movie.

Songs:

Side 1: "Blue Hawaii", "Almost Always True", "Aloha Oe", "No More", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Rock-A-Hula Baby", "Moonlight Swim".

Side 2: "Ku-u-i-po", "Ito Eats", "Slicin' Sand", "Hawaiian Sunset", "Beach Boy Blues", "Island of Love", "Hawaiian Wedding Song"

RCA Victor (LPM-2426)

RCA Victor (LSP-2426)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 2, 1961 (Monday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #26

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Michael" by Dave Fisher.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #4

"His Latest Flame" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #29

Easy Listening: 

"Michael" by the Highwaymen.

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #7

Teen Beat: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Tender Years" by George Jones.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #5

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #24

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #19

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #37

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #5

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #19

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #24

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #37

When the movie, "Follow That Dream" ceased location shooting in Florida, one of the buildings used in the movie was donated to the Boy's Ranch in Live Oaks by Elvis and Colonel Parker. The October issue of The Sheriff's Star gave an update on what the building would be used for. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 3, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   October 4, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 5, 1961, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 6, 1961, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 7, 1961, (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 8, 1961, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 9, 1961 (Monday)

No information. 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #8

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #21

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by King/Goffin.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #5

"His Latest Flame" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #22

Easy Listening: 

"Michael" by the Highwaymen.

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #7

Teen Beat: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Tender Years" by George Jones.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #9

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #29

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #25

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #42

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #9

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #25

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #29

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #42

"Little Sister" was number one in Hong Kong.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 10, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                October 11, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     October 12, 1961, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 13, 1961, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 14, 1961, (Saturday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 15, 1961, (Sunday)

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: Jerry Kennedy - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Accordion: Gordon Stoker - Saxophone & Clarinet: 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 five songs at RCA's Studio B between 6:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M. Guitarist Hank Garland had been seriously injured in a car accident in September and was replaced by Jerry Kennedy on guitar. The focus once again was to produce a new single.

Songs recorded: "For the Millionth and the Last Time", "Good Luck Charm", "Anything That's Part of You" (audio)

For the Millionth and the Last Time - Elvis Presley
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Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
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Anything That's Part of You - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 16, 1961, (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

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

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Kennedy - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone & Clarinet: 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 until 4:00 am.

Songs recorded: "I Met Her Today", "Night Rider" (audio)

I Met Her Today - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Night Rider - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #17

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #22

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Hit the Road Jack" by Percy Mayfield.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #14

"His Latest Flame" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #22

Easy Listening: 

"Michael" by the Highwaymen?

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #7?

Teen Beat: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee?

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5?

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #14

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #31

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #45

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #35

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #14

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #45

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #31

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #35

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 17, 1961, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                October 18, 1961, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     October 19, 1961, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 20, 1961, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 21, 1961, (Saturday)

 Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Joe Esposito, Charlie Hodge and Billy Smith, while Ray Sitton and several other of the guys drove the cars out. Just before leaving, Elvis hired old friend Marty Lacker, who originally came into the circle through George Klein. Another new addition is Scatter, a chimpanzee Elvis had obtained from Memphis TV personality Captain Bill Killebrew. The monkey has been trained to "drive a car"- or at least give that appearance-and Alan Fortas took him under his wing. Elvis and the guys were captivated by Scatter's escapades, though some of the girls whom Scatter assaulted by looking up their skirts and Samuel Goldwyn, whose office Scatter tore apart, were not. Scatter is actually on consignment until his formal purchase on November 28. Eventually he had to be boarded with a veterinarian and then returned to Graceland.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 22, 1961, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 23, 1961, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

Elvis reported to United Artists for preproduction of his second Mirisch Brothers film, "Kid Galahad". He had a meeting

with producer David Weisbart and director Phil Karlson. After appointments with wardrobe and makeup, Elvis had his

cast insurance medical exam and then started workouts with former world welterweight Champion Mushy Callahan, for

his boxer role in a film that co-starred Charles Bronson and Gig Young. Joan Blackman from "Blue Hawaii" was cast as the love interest. 

KID GALAHAD

(United Artists) (1961)

Gig Young

David Lewis

Phil Karlson

Lola Albright

Joan Blackman

Robert Emhardt

Liam Redmond

Charles Bronson

Judson Pratt

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Runaround Sue" by Dion.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #34

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #41

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Runaround Sue" by Ernie Maresca/Dion DiMucci.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #20

Easy Listening: 

"Michael" by the Highwaymen?

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #7?

Teen Beat: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee?

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5?

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #11

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #27

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #75

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Judy at Carnegie Hall" by Judy Garland.

"Something for Everybody" by Elvis Presley. #36

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #44

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Something for Everybody" (M) by Elvis Presley. #11

"Something for Everybody" (S) by Elvis Presley. #36

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #27

"G.I. Blues" (S) by Elvis Presley. #44

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #75

"Little Sister" was number one in Australia.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 24, 1961, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

Elvis attended a music meeting, then was introduced to the fighters who will appear in the film so that one was selected as Elvis' double. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                October 25, 1961, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

Elvis completed dubbing for "Follow That Dream" and in the afternoon attended another music meeting for "Kid Galahad"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 26, 1961, (Thursday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (6:00 pm - 12:00 am)

Producer(s): Jeffrey Alexander.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Neal Matthews - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Recording began on the six songs selected for the soundtrack of "Kid Galahad". One of the songs; "A Whistling Tune" was originally intended to be used in the soundtrack for "Follow That Dream" but didn't make the cut. Now it was re-recorded for "Kid Galahad".

Songs recorded: "King of the Whole Wide World", (not used) "A Whistling Tune", "Home Is Where the Heart Is" (audio)

A Whistling Tune - Elvis Presley
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Home Is Where the Heart Is - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 27, 1961, (Friday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (1:00 am - 4:25 am)

Producer(s): Jeffrey Alexander.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Neal Matthews - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Recording continued into the following morning.

Songs recorded: "Riding the Rainbow" (audio)

Riding the Rainbow - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Producer(s): Jeffrey Alexander.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Neal Matthews - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer "Tiny" Timbrell - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

The musicians returned to the studio and completed the soundtrack.

Songs recorded: "I Got Lucky", "This Is Living", "King of the Whole Wide World" (audio)

I Got Lucky - Elvis Presley
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This Is Living - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
King of the Whole Wide World - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 28, 1961, (Saturday)

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

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 29, 1961, (Sunday)

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

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 30, 1961, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Kid Galahad"

Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Runaround Sue" by Dion.

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #34

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #55

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Runaround Sue" by Ernie Maresca/Dion DiMucci.

"Little Sister" by Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman. #22

Easy Listening: 

"Michael" by the Highwaymen?

"His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley. #7?

Teen Beat: 

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee?

"Little Sister" by Elvis Presley. #5?

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke.