Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 1, 1964, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 2, 1964, (Monday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Roustabout" (1:00 pm - 6:40 pm) and (8:00 pm - 11:35 pm)

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: Billy Strange - Guitar: Barney Kessel - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Drums: Hal Blaine - 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.

Elvis began recording sessions for his new Paramount film at Radio Recorders. He completed four songs, working from 1:00 pm to 11:35 pm. 

Songs recorded: "Little Egypt", "Poison Ivy League", "Hard Knocks", "It's A Wonderful World" (audio)

Little Egypt - Elvis Presley
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Poison Ivy League - Elvis Presley
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Hard Knocks - Elvis Presley
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It's A Wonderful World - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 3, 1964, (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Roustabout" (12:30 pm - 5:50 pm) and (7:10 pm - 12:00 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: Billy Strange - Guitar: Barney Kessel - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Drums: Hal Blaine - 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.

On the second day of sessions, the musicians worked from 12:30 pm until midnight, Elvis recorded seven more songs, including a title song by Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott that ultimately wasn't used. 

Songs recorded: "Big Love, Big Heartache", "One Track Heart", "I'm a Roustabout" (not used), "It's Carnival Time" (track), "Carny Town", "There's a Brand New Day on the Horizon", "Wheels On My Heels"(audio)

Big Love, Big Heartache - Elvis Presley
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One Track Heart - Elvis Presley
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I'm A Roustabout - Elvis Presley
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Carny Town - Elvis Presley
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There's a Brand New Day On the Horizon - Elvis Presley
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Wheels On My Heels - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       March 4, 1964, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Sometime in March Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown visited the Paramount set and met Elvis and his entourage. (photo)

Brown was in Hollywood making his movie debut for 20th Century Fox in the western "Rio Conchos."

On the set of "Roustabout"

(Billy Smith, Alan Fortas, Richard Davis, Jim Brown, Elvis, Joe Esposito, Marty Lacker and Jimmy Kingsley)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 5, 1964, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

Elvis reported to the Paramount makeup department for a haircut by the Studio barber, followed by a 1:00 pm music meeting. 

SOUNDTRACK OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

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

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley

Elvis overdubbed two songs at this session.

Songs recorded: "It's Carnival Time" (audio)

It's Carnival Time - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 6, 1964, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

No information.

"Kissin' Cousins" was released nationally.

"Kissin' Cousins" (movie trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 7, 1964, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

No information.

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"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Meet the Beatles!" by the Beatles.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #52

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 8, 1964, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 9, 1964, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 10, 1964, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California?

 

 

Date unknown when location shooting started.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    March 11, 1964, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

Elvis pleaded with Roustabout director John Rich to let him do his own fight scene, he promised to take full

responsibility if there was an accident. There was, and Elvis was mortified, the director was very reluctant to face

producer Hal Wallis. In the end Rich came up with an ingenious solution to explain the stitches required to sew up the

cut above the star's eye: it was now the result of his motorcycle being run off the road (already a story point), and Elvis would simply wear a Band-Aid from the next scene on. Wallis, Elvis, and the public all bought it, so no shooting days were lost. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 12, 1964, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 13, 1964, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 14, 1964, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by the Beatles.

"Kissin' Cousins" by Elvis Presley. #16

"It Hurts Me" by Elvis Presley. #35

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Saginaw, Michigan" by Lefty Frizzell.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Meet the Beatles!" by the Beatles.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #93

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash "

by Johnny Cash.

 

"Fun In Acapulco" was number one in the Phillipines.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 15, 1964, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 16, 1964, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 17, 1964, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    March 18, 1964, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 19, 1964, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 20, 1964, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 21, 1964, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

Location shooting.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"She Loves You" by the Beatles.

"Kissin' Cousins" by Elvis Presley. #12

"It Hurts Me" by Elvis Presley. #33

 

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Saginaw, Michigan" by Lefty Frizzell.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

Chart discontinued from November 23, 1963.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Meet the Beatles!" by the Beatles.

"Fun in Acapulco" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Elvis' Golden Records, Vol. 3" by Elvis Presley. #81

 

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY ALBUMS

"Ring of Fire - The Best of Johnny Cash "

by Johnny Cash.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 22, 1964, (Sunday)

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

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 23, 1964, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Paramount) "Roustabout"

Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California.

 

 

Location shooting.

 

Elvis received his discharge from the Army Reserve.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 24, 1964, (Tuesday)