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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 5, 1963, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 6, 1963, (Monday)

The Colonel continued to pressure Hal Wallis to make up his mind about what Elvis' next film would be. At the time, the producer was leaning toward a ski picture but wanted to hold off, in case something better came along. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 7, 1963, (Tuesday)

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The music style called "Bossa Nova" from Brazil was quite popular in America around this time.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 12, 1963, (Sunday)

It was reported that Elvis could face a $500,000 lawsuit against him from the wife of the gardener that was killed in a car accident by Elvis employee Richard Davis back in March. Davis was driving Elvis' car at the time of the tragedy.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 13, 1963, (Monday)

 Elvis screens movies at the Memphian virtually every night through to June 23, viewing many recent releases, including "The Nutty Professor" (three times), "Children of the Damned", "The List of Adrian Messenger", and Harold Lloyd's "World of Comedy". 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 14, 1963, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 19, 1963, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 26, 1963, (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:30 pm - ?)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone/Vibes/Shakers: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Elvis returned to RCA's Studio B in Nashville to record enough new material for both a single and an album. The session lasted from 6:30 pm until 5:30 am the following morning. Joe Babcock stepped in for Hoyt Hawkins for the Jordanaires.

Songs recorded: "Echoes of Love", "Please Don't Drag That String Around", "(You're the) Devil in Disguise", "Never Ending" (audio)

Echoes of Love - Elvis Presley
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Please Don't Drag That String Around - Elvis Presley
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Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
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Never Ending - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 27, 1963, (Monday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (2:30 am - 5:30 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone/Vibes/Shakers: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Recording continued throughout the night until the early hours.

Songs recorded: "What Now, What Next, Where To", "Witchcraft", "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers", "Love Me Tonight" (audio)

What Now, What Next, Where To - Elvis Presley
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Witchcraft - Elvis Presley
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Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Elvis Presley
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Love Me Tonight - Elvis Presley
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The musicians returned to the studio in the evening to conclude the last part of the recording session.

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 4:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone/Vibes/Shakers: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Recording continued throughout the night until the early hours.

Songs recorded: "Memphis, Tennessee" (not used), "(It's A) Long Lonely Highway", "Ask Me" (not used), "Western Union" (audio)

Long Lonely Highway (Single Version) - Elvis Presley
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Long Lonely Highway (Album Version) - Elvis Presley
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Western Union - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 28, 1963, (Tuesday)

RECORDING SESSION: - RCA Victor

RCA Victor Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee. (1:00 am - 4:00 am)

Producer(s): Steve Sholes.

Engineer: Bill Porter.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone/Vibes/Shakers: Homer "Boots" Randolph.

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

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

The recording session was completed at four in the morning.

Songs recorded: "Slowly But Surely", "Blue River", "Ask Me" (rejected) (audio)

Slowly But Surely - Elvis Presley
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Blue River (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         May 29, 1963, (Wednesday)

Priscilla graduated from the Immaculate Conception High School, but Elvis did not not attend after Priscilla expressed concern that his presence would cause too much of a disruption. He waited outside in his car before they went back to Graceland for the graduation party that he had planned.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              May 30, 1963, (Thursday)

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