Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 1, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 2, 1962, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 3, 1962, (Saturday)

On this day, the next, and all through the following week, Elvis made trips to Lansky's (Lansky Brothers' Men's Shop) on Beale Street, where he had bought clothes since he was in high school. In a similar demonstration of unchanging loyalties, he frequently ate at Chenault's Drive-In or ordered take-out food from the modest restaurant that he has been patronizing for almost as long.  

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 4, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 5, 1962, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 6, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       March 7, 1962, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 8, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   March 9, 1962, (Friday)

HOLIDAY ON ICE

The Ellis Auditorium, 225 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis went backstage at The Auditorium to say hello to some of his friends in the Holiday on Ice cast, and skating star Dorothy Goos promptly put him to work holding yarn. (photo) Elvis had visited Holiday on Ice people here during their last three annual visits.

RCA released a non-soundtrack single: "Good Luck Charm"/"Anything That's Part of You" The sleeve used a publicity photograph from the movie; "Follow That Dream."

 

Songs: "Good Luck Charm"/"Anything That's Part of You" (RCA 47-7992)

RCA Victor (47-7792)

Compact 33 rpm: "Good Luck Charm"/"Anything That's Part of You"

 

Songs: "Good Luck Charm"/"Anything That's Part of You" (RCA 37-7792)

RCA Victor (37-7792)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 10, 1962, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 11, 1962, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 12, 1962, (Monday)

 Elvis purchased a 1962 Dodge House Car complete with double bed, two bunks, air-conditioning, and full kitchen for $10,541.21. This was the way he planned to drive back and forth to California. He also rented the following movies from the film library; "High Noon", "Indestructible Man". "First Traveling Saleslady" and "Destination 60,000". (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 13, 1962, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    March 14, 1962, (Wednesday)

Elvis went to jeweler Harry Levitch and purchased various items that included a handmade fourteen-karat yellow gold diamond tie tack.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 15, 1962, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 16, 1962, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 17, 1962, (Saturday)

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Easy Listening: 

"Midnight in Moscow" by Kenny Ball.

"Anything That's Part of You" by Elvis Presley. #13

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"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #85

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 18, 1962, (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm) and (10:30 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar/Vibes: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - 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 recorded seven sides at RCA's Studio B in Nashville from 7:30 pm to 6:30 am to be included in a new album. Guitarists Grady Martin and Harold Bradley replaced Jerry Kennedy in the studio band.

Songs recorded: "Something Blue", "Gonna Get Back Home Somehow", "(Such an) Easy Question", "Fountain of Love" (audio)

Something Blue - Elvis Presley
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Gonna Get Back Home Somehow - Elvis Presley
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Easy Question - Elvis Presley
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Fountain of Love - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 19, 1962, (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (2:30 am - 6:30 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar/Vibes: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - 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.

Recording continued throughout the night and Elvis attempted "Night Rider" again. He also recorded "You'll Be Gone," another song he had co-written with Red West, which was originally set to the melody of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." When Porter's publisher refused to grant them permission, they enlisted Charlie Hodge to come up with a simple Spanish-tinged melody line. 

Songs recorded: "Just for Old Time Sake", "Night Rider" (not used), "You'll Be Gone" (audio)

Just For Old Time Sake - Elvis Presley
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You'll Be Gone - Elvis Presley
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Elvis stayed over at the Anchor Hotel in Nashville, then returned to the studio and completed the session when he recorded four more songs between 7:30 pm and 2:00 am. 

 

 

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm) and (11:30 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar/Vibes: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - 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.

 

Songs recorded: "I Feel That I've Known You Forever", "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" "Suspicion" (audio)

I Feel That I've Known You Forever - Elvis Presley
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Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello - Elvis Presley
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Suspicion (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 20, 1962, (Tuesday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee.

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar/Vibes: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - 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.

Recording continued until 2:00 am and everyone felt that the song "She's Not You" was a strong contender to be chosen as the new single A-side.

Songs recorded: "She's Not You" (audio)

She's Not You (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis left for Los Angeles in his new Dodge motor home, which he planned to have customized by George Barris, Los Angeles' "Customiser to the Stars," who had already provided the saure service for Elvis' 1960 Cadillac limousine. The drive to California took the group west on Route 40 through Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and into southern California, where they picked up on Route 10 into Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 21, 1962, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 22, 1962, (Thursday)

The Colonel informed Bill Bullock at RCA that according to established practice Elvis would pick the twelve songs for his next album. The Colonel also re-iterated his standard policy that no credits were to appear on the record, despite pressure from some of the Nashville musicians. He felt that to do so would invite the naming of the entire entourage, the engineers, the janitors, the police detail outside the studio, and even "Krystal Castle" for supplying the take-out hamburgers. He concluded that there would be no room for himself or Tom Diskin-or even for Elvis, who, the Colonel declared, was the real producer. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 23, 1962, (Friday)

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