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. 

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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 6, 1963, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #49

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Sukiyaki" by El/Nakamura.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Still" by Bill Anderson.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #16

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" by Elvis Presley. #120

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #45

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

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 7, 1963, (Sunday)

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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. 

VIVA LAS VEGAS

(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) (1963)

Ann-Margret

George Cisar

George Sidney

Cesare Danova

William Demarest

Roy Engel

Teri Garr

Nicky Blair

Jack Carter

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. 

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
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Yellow Rose of Texas/The Eyes of Texas - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 11, 1963, (Thursday)

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

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

 

 

Elvis continued to work in the studio. 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Viva Las Vegas" (3:00 pm - 12:40 am)

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

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Vocals: Ann Margret - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Billy Strange - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Drums: Frank Carlson - Piano: Dudley Brooks - 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.

Soundtrack recording for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Songs recorded: "The Lady Loves Me" (duet), "You're the Boss"(duet)"Today, Tomorrow and Forever"(duet), "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" (audio)

The Lady Loves Me (Duet) - Elvis Presley/Ann-Margret
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You're the Boss (Duet) - Elvis Presley/Ann-Margret
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Today, Tomorrow and Forever - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 12, 1963, (Friday)

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

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

 

 

Elvis continued to work in the studio? 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 13, 1963, (Saturday)

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

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

 

 

Elvis continued to work in the studio? 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #16

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Easier Said Than Done" by Linton/Huff.

"Devil in Disguise" by Giant/Baum/Kaye. #17

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Act Naturally" by Buck Owens.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Hello Stranger" by Barbara Lewis.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #28

"Girls! Girls! Girls!" by Elvis Presley. #122

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #47

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 14, 1963, (Sunday)

The Sahara Hotel, Winchester, Las Vegas, Nevada?

The film's cast and crew traveled to Las Vegas, where they stayed at the Sahara Hotel. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 15, 1963, (Monday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" began, with shooting took place over six days a week while on location in Nevada.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 16, 1963, (Tuesday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 17, 1963, (Wednesday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 18, 1963, (Thursday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 19, 1963, (Friday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 20, 1963, (Saturday)

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

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

 

 

Elvis continued to work in the studio? 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Surf City" by Jan & Dean.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #9

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Easier Said Than Done" by Linton/Huff.

"Devil in Disguise" by Giant/Baum/Kaye. #12

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Act Naturally" by Buck Owens.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #24

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #41

"Kiss Me Quick" was number one in the Phillipines.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 21, 1963, (Sunday)

The Sahara Hotel, Winchester, Las Vegas, Nevada?

Elvis and his entourage stayed at the Sahara Hotel. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 22, 1963, (Monday)

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

Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 23, 1963, (Tuesday)

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

The Sahara Hotel, Winchester, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued. Today's filming took place in the parking lot of the Sahara Hotel. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         July 24, 1963, (Wednesday)

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

Lake Mead, Clark County, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued for three days at the marina in Lake Mead.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 25, 1963, (Thursday)

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

Lake Mead, Clark County, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" continued for three days at the marina in Lake Mead.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 26, 1963, (Friday)

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

The Sahara Hotel, Winchester, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

Principal photography for "Viva Las Vegas" ended. Elvis posed for photographs back at the Sahara Hotel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 27, 1963, (Saturday)

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

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

 

 

Over the weekend the cast and crew returned to Los Angeles. By now Elvis and Ann-Margret were the subject of much

on-set gossip, especially due to the chemistry between the pair on set.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Surf City" by Jan & Dean.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #7

Honor Roll of Hits: 

"Surf City" by Berry/Wilson.

"Devil in Disguise" by Giant/Baum/Kaye. #8

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex.

"Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

MONO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #20

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

STEREO ALBUMS

"Days of Wine and Roses" by Andy Williams.

"It Happened at the World's Fair" by Elvis Presley. #39

"Kiss Me Quick" remained at number one in the Phillipines.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 28, 1963, (Sunday)

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

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 29, 1963, (Monday)

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

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

 

 

Shooting resumed at M.G.M. Studios. The Colonel, concerned that the director was focusing too much on Ann-Margret,

cuts her on-screen duets with Elvis to just one song. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 30, 1963, (Tuesday)

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

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

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 31, 1963, (Wednesday)

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

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

 

 

No information. 

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