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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 1, 1963, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    July 2, 1963, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             July 3, 1963, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 4, 1963, (Thursday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis and the guys staged their annual fireworks show and fight at Graceland. Within the next day or two Elvis returned to Hollywood. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         July 5, 1963, (Friday)

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"Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #49

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RCA's Bill Bullock retired after being with the company for 35 years.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 8, 1963, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    July 9, 1963, (Tuesday)

Elvis reported to M.G.M. for pre-production on "Viva Las Vegas", which was to be both produced and directed by George

Sidney, veteran of such lavish MGM productions as "Annie Get Your Gun", "Show Boat" and "Kiss Me Kate". Sidney had just

completed work on "Bye Bye Birdie", the splashy vehicle that introduced Elvis' new co-star, Ann-Margret.

 

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Viva Las Vegas"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Later in the evening he went to Radio Recorders and began to work on the soundtrack. 

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VIVA LAS VEGAS

(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (1963)

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Ann-Margret

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George Cisar

George Sidney

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Cesare Danova

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William Demarest

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Roy Engel

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Teri Garr

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Nicky Blair

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Jack Carter

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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Viva Las Vegas" (7:00 pm - 4:15 am)

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

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Billy Strange - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell.

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

Soundtrack recording for "Viva Las Vegas" began at Radio Recorders at 7:00 pm and ran until 4:15 am. The three-day session featured the largest group of musicians Elvis had ever worked with, combining the usual Nashville and L.A. players with a brass section, organist, and additional percussionist. 

Songs recorded: "Night Life", "C'mon Everybody", "If You Think I Don't Need You", "Viva Las Vegas" (demo), (audio)

Night Life - Elvis Presley
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C'mon Everybody - Elvis Presley
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If You Think I Don't Need You - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 10, 1963, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Viva Las Vegas"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

 

 

Later in the evening he went to Radio Recorders and began to work on the soundtrack. 

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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Viva Las Vegas" (7:00 pm - 3:30 am)

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

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Billy Strange - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Dudley Brooks - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Percussion: Hal Rees - Percussion: Roy Harte - Percussion: Larry Bunker - Percussion: Michael Sylva - Percussion: Frank Flynn.

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

Soundtrack recording for "Viva Las Vegas" continued and Elvis did some background vocal work on "The Climb."

Songs recorded: "I Need Somebody to Lean On", "Do the Vega", "Viva Las Vegas", "Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas" (audio)

I Need Somebody to Lean On - Elvis Presley
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Do the Vega - Elvis Presley
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Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley