Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 1, 1963, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 2, 1963, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 3, 1963, (Thursday)

The Colonel turned down a non-paying television guest spot for Elvis to promote Paramount's new picture, "Fun in Acapulco." He had declined all television offers to date, he informed Hal Wallis, including numerous high-paying guest appearances, in order to avoid the kind of overexposure that would cut into movie profits. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 4, 1963, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 5, 1963, (Saturday)

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"Ruby Ann" by Marty Robbins.

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"Girls! Girls! Girls!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #5

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #95

 

 

"Return to Sender" was number one in Norway. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 6, 1963, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 7, 1963, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 8, 1963, (Tuesday)

Elvis celebrated his twenty-eight birthday with Priscilla and his family and friends.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   January 9, 1963, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     January 10 , 1963, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 11, 1963, (Friday)

Elvis tried to convince Priscilla's parents to allow her to stay in Memphis, but his efforts were in vain so she flew home on schedule to Frankfurt, Germany. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 12, 1963, (Saturday)

No information. 

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"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence.

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"Go Away Little Girl" by Goffin/King.

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"Girls! Girls! Girls!" by Elvis Presley. #3

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"G.I. Blues" by Elvis Presley. #117

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"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

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"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #113

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"Girls! Girls! Girls!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #3

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" (S) by Elvis Presley. #14

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #66

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #117

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 13, 1963, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 14, 1963, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 15, 1963, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                January 16, 1963, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 17, 1963, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 18, 1963, (Friday)

Elvis took the train to Kansas City, then boarded the Super Chief to Los Angeles, where he would move back into the original Perugia Way rental. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 19, 1963, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence.

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"Go Away Little Girl" by Goffin/King.

"Return to Sender" by O. Blackwell/W. Scott. #23

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"The First Family" by Vaughn Meader.

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" by Elvis Presley. #6

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"Pot Luck" by Elvis Presley. #138

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"West Side Story" Soundtrack.

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" by Elvis Presley. # 15

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"Pot Luck" (M) by Elvis Presley. #138

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"Girls! Girls! Girls!" (M) by Elvis Presley. #6

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" (S) by Elvis Presley. #15

"Blue Hawaii" (M) by Elvis Presley. #86

"G.I. Blues" (M) by Elvis Presley. #90

 

"Return to Sender" was number one in Ireland and Denmark.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 20, 1963, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 21, 1963, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California. 

 

 

Elvis arrived at Paramount studios and began work on a new Hal Wallis movie titled; "Fun in Acapulco." Richard Thorpe who had

previously worked with Elvis on "Jailhouse Rock" was at the helm. Location shooting used for background work was filmed in

Acapulco in Mexico, but Elvis did not travel.

FUN IN ACAPULCO

(Paramount) (1963)

Richard Thorpe

Ursula Andress

Paul Lukas

Larry Domasin

Alejandro Rey

Robert Carricart

Teri Hope

Howard McNear

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 22, 1963, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Elvis continued to work at the studio before he attended the soundtrack session in the afternoon. 

Bossa Nova Baby - Elvis Presley
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I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Mexico - Elvis Presley
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The Bullfighter Was A Lady (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Marguerita - Elvis Presley
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Vino, Dinero Y Amor - Elvis Presley
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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco" (1:00 pm - 7:00 pm) and (8:00 pm - 1:15 am)

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

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Barney Kessel - Bass: Ray Siegel - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Percussion: Emil Radocchia - Saxophone: Clifford Scott - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Trumpet: Rudolph Loera

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

Backup Vocals: The Amigos: Jose Vadiz - Miguel Alciade - German Vega - Pedro Berrios

Recording Session soundtrack for Paramount's "Fun in Acapulco."

Songs recorded: "Bossa Nova Baby", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "Mexico," "The Bullfighter Was A Lady", "Marguerita", "Vino, Dinero Y Amor" (audio)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 23, 1963, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Elvis worked at the studio before he continued the soundtrack session in the afternoon. 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco" (1:00 pm - 5:25 pm) (6:45 pm - 11:50 pm) and (12:30 am - 3:50 am)

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

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Barney Kessel - Bass: Ray Siegel - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Percussion: Emil Radocchia - Saxophone: Clifford Scott - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Trumpet: Rudolph Loera

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

Backup Vocals: The Amigos: Jose Vadiz - Miguel Alciade - German Vega - Pedro Berrios

Recording Session soundtrack for Paramount's "Fun in Acapulco."

Songs recorded: "(There's No) Room to Rhumba (in a Sport's Car)", "Fun in Acapulco", "El Toro," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (remake), "The Bullfighter Was A Lady" (remake), "You Can't Say No in Acapulco" (audio)

No Room to Rhumba in a Sport's Car - Elvis Presley
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Fun in Acapulco - Elvis Presley
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El Toro - Elvis Presley
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You Can't Say No in Acapulco - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 24, 1963, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Fun in Acapulco"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Elvis reported to the studio. 

The Colonel who always maintaining that he alone controled RCA's use of movie soundtrack material, declared that the record company would not be getting an album from "Fun in Acapulco". This very likely tied in with a letter he wrote to Bill Bullock five days later, fulminating against RCA's continuing pressure to be allowed to include Elvis' recordings in the RCA Record Club. The Colonel leaves no doubt whatsoever about who is in control.