Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 1, 1962, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Elvis continued preparations at MGM.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Sheila" by Tommy Roe.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" by Elvis Presley. #55

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"The Loco-motion" by Goffin/King.

"She's Not You" by Pomus/Leiber/Stoller. #7

Easy Listening: 

"You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Devil Woman" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"The Loco-motion" by Little Eva.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Modern Sounds in C&W Music" by Ray Charles.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #25

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #124

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley.  #18

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.  #27

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TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #5

"Pot Luck" (S) by Elvis Presley. #18

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #11

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #27

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #124

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 2, 1962, (Sunday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

 

Elvis made preparations to travel to Seattle for filming.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 3, 1962, (Monday)

Elvis left Los Angeles and drove to Seattle, Washington.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    September 4, 1962, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

The Doric New Washington Hotel, 1902 2nd Avenue, 2nd and Stewart Street, Seattle 1, Washington.

 

 

Elvis arrived in Seattle for location shooting. He checked into a 14th-floor suite at the Doric New Washington Hotel. He was accompanied by Gene and Billy Smith, Alan Fortas, Red West, Ray Sitton and Joe Esposito. Memphis friends Richard Davis and Jimmy Kingsley, who showed up at Elvis' Bellagio residence the previous day while on vacation from their Memphis jobs, were invited to come along as extra "security."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             September 5, 1962, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Alweg Monorail, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography began at the Monorail terminal of the Seattle World's Fair. Elvis with co-star Vicky Tiu (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 6, 1962, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         September 7, 1962, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 8, 1962, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography continued.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Sheila" by Tommy Roe.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #5

"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" by Elvis Presley. #58

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sheila" by Tommy Roe.

"She's Not You" by Pomus/Leiber/Stoller. #6

Easy Listening: 

"You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #3

"Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" by Elvis Presley. #15

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Devil Woman" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"The Loco-motion" by Little Eva.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #21

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MONO ALBUMS

"Modern Sounds in C&W Music" by Ray Charles.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #6

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #36

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #91

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.  #27

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley.  #32

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #6

"Pot Luck" (S) by Elvis Presley. #32

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #27

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #36

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #91

 

"Follow That Dream" remained at number one in South Africa.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 9, 1962, (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

The Doric New Washington Hotel, 1902 2nd Avenue, 2nd and Stewart Street, Seattle 1, Washington.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 10, 1962, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Space Needle, 400 Broad Street, Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography continued. In one memorable scene, young child actor, Kurt Russell got paid to kick Elvis'

character in the shin, so he could pay a visit to the local nurse that he liked. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 11, 1962, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Principal photography continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                          September 12, 1962, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

Seattle Centre, Seattle, Washington.

 

 

On the final day of location filming, Elvis presented a ceremonial gift of two Tennessee hams from Tennessee governor

Buford Ellington to Washington governor Albert Rosellini and the head of the World's Fair, before the troupe returned

to Hollywood. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               September 13, 1962, (Thursday)

Elvis and his party left Seattle bound for Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 14, 1962, (Friday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

Cots and bedding were rented for Richard Davis and Jimmy Kingsley so they could move into Elvis' Bellagio home. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 15, 1962, (Saturday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Sherry" by the Four Seasons.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #6

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sherry" by B. Gaudio.

"She's Not You" by Pomus/Leiber/Stoller. #5

Easy Listening: 

"Ramblin' Rose" by Nat "King" Cole.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #2

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Devil Woman" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Green Onions" by Booker T. and the M.G.'s.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Modern Sounds in C&W Music" by Ray Charles.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #37

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #76

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley.  #17

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.  #21

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #7

"Pot Luck" (S) by Elvis Presley. #17

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #21

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #37

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #76

 

"Follow That Dream" remained at number one in South Africa.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 16, 1962, (Sunday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 17, 1962, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming resumed at MGM Studios in Hollywood.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 September 18, 1962, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 19, 1962, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 20, 1962, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       September 21, 1962, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 22, 1962, (Saturday)

Elvis returned to Radio Recorders from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm to complete soundtrack recording for "Take Me to the Fair". Songwriter Don Robertson, the author of some of Elvis' best and most eloquent ballads, was invited to play at the session, alternating on piano and Organ. 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair" (11:30 am - 4:30 pm) and (5:30pm - 11:00 pm)

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

Producer(s): Leith Stevens.

Engineer: Dave Weichman? Thorne Nogar?

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Billy Strange - Bass: Ray Siegel - Drums: D.J. Fontana

- Drums: Frank Carlson - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Electric Piano/Organ: Don Robertson - Saxophone: Clifford Scott

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

Backup Vocals: The Mello Men: Thurl Ravenscroft - Bill Lee - Bill Cole - Max Smith

Recording Session soundtrack for MGM's "Take Me to the Fair" continued. Elvis was to record one of the shortest running soundtrack albums of his career.

Songs recorded: "I'm Falling in Love Tonight", "They Remind Me Too Much of You", "Cotton Candy Land", "A World of Our Own", "How Would You Like to Be?", "One Broken Heart for Sale", "Beyond the Bend", "Take Me to the Fair" (audio)

I'm Falling in Love Tonight - Elvis Presley
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They Remind Me Too Much of You - Elvis Presley
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Cotton Candy Land - Elvis Presley
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A World of Our Own - Elvis Presley
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How Would You Like To Be? - Elvis Presley
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One Broken Heart for Sale - Elvis Presley
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Beyond the Bend - Elvis Presley
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Take Me to the Fair - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Sherry" by the Four Seasons.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #10

"King of the Whole Wide World" (EP) by Elvis Presley. #69

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sherry" by B. Gaudio.

"She's Not You" by Pomus/Leiber/Stoller. #8

Easy Listening: 

"Ramblin' Rose" by Nat "King" Cole.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #3

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Devil Woman" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"You Beat Me to the Punch" by Mary Wells.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #18

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Modern Sounds in C&W Music" by Ray Charles.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #7

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #39

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #69

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley.  #20

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.  #24

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #7

"Pot Luck" (S) by Elvis Presley. #20

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #24

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #39

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #69

 

"She's Not You" was number one in the UK.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 24, 1962, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  September 25, 1962, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                           September 26, 1962, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               September 27, 1962, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 23, 1962, (Sunday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      September 28, 1962, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                September 29, 1962, (Saturday)

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Sherry" by the Four Seasons.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #16

"King of the Whole Wide World" (EP) by Elvis Presley. #53

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sherry" by B. Gaudio.

"She's Not You" by Pomus/Leiber/Stoller. #15

Easy Listening: 

"Ramblin' Rose" by Nat "King" Cole.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #4

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Devil Woman" by Marty Robbins.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Green Onions" by Booker T. and the M.G.'s.

"She's Not You" by Elvis Presley. #13

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #8

"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #74

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley. #89

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley.  #22

"Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley.  #39

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's BY CATEGORY

BEST SELLING POP VOCAL ALBUMS

"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #8

"Pot Luck" (S) by Elvis Presley. #22

BEST SELLING SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS (Non Cast)

"Blue Hawaii" (S) by Elvis Presley. #39

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #74

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #89

 

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Take Me to the Fair"

10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Filming continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   September 30, 1962, (Sunday)

10538 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California?

 

No information.