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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 1, 1965, (Sunday)

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

 

 

At some point during the summer Elvis urged everyone in the group to read Timothy Leary's 1964 "Psychedelic Experience"

and Aldous Huxley's "The Doors of Perception" while he also encouraged Red and Sonny West and Alan Fortas to try LSD

under his supervision. Later in the summer Elvis served the group marijuana brownies, obviously fascinated by the psychedelic experience.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 2, 1965, (Monday)

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MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Hawaiian Paradise" 

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

A week late, Elvis arrived at Paramount for pre-production on "Hawaiian Paradise" and attended meetings with Hal Wallis and

director Mickey Moore, who had been assistant director to Norman Taurog on three previous pictures in addition to serving in the

same capacity on "Roustabout" and "King Creole". After a cast insurance medical exam and wardrobe fittings, Elvis reported to Radio Recorders at 2:00 pm.

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SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Hawaiian Paradise" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (2:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley.

Backup Vocals: The Mello Men: Bill Lee - Max Smith - Bill Cole - Gene Merlino.

 

 

Elvis arrived at Radio Recorders to overdub vocals on to previously recorded instrumental tracks. He sang one additional tune, "Sand Castles," before winding up at 10:30 pm.

Songs recorded: "Drums of the Islands" (Vocal Overdub), "This Is My Heaven" (Vocal Overdub), "Sand Castles" (dubdown to track) (audio)

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Drums of the Islands (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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This is My Heaven (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 3, 1965, (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Hawaiian Paradise" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Al Hendricksson - Guitar: Howard Roberts - Drums: Victor Feldman.

Backup Vocals: The Mello Men: Bill Lee - Max Smith - Bill Cole - Gene Merlino.

 

 

Elvis continued overdubbing at Radio Recorders between 3:00 pm and 10:00 pm. 

Songs recorded: "Sand Castles" (Vocal Overdub), "Scratch My Back" (Vocal Overdub), "Stop, Where You Are" (Vocal Overdub) "House of Sand" (Vocal Overdub) (audio)

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Sand Castles (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Scratch My Back (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Stop, Where You Are (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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House of Sand (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 4, 1965, (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Paramount) "Hawaiian Paradise" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

Producer(s): Joseph Lilley.

Engineer: Thorne Nogar.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Al Hendricksson - Guitar: Howard Roberts - Drums: Victor Feldman.

Backup Vocals: The Mello Men: Bill Lee - Max Smith - Bill Cole - Gene Merlino.

 

 

Working from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Elvis completed the soundtrack.

Songs recorded: "A Dog's Life" (Vocal Overdub), "Datin'" (Vocal Overdub)"Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (Vocal Overdub), "Queenie Wahine's Papaya" (Vocal Overdub) (audio)

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A Dog's Life (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Datin' (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Queenie Wahine's Papaya (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 5, 1965, (Thursday)

Accompanied by Jerry Schilling, Mike Keaton, Larry Geller, Richard Davis, Red and Sonny West, Ray Sitton, Billy Smith, as well as his father and stepmother, Elvis flew to Hawaii for location shooting. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   August 6, 1965, (Friday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 7, 1965, (Saturday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"  

Hawaii.

 

Principal photography began in Hawaii. Locations used were the islands of O'ahu and Kaua'i once again, The Kona Coast and the Maui Sheraton Hotel.  

 

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

I'm Henry VIII, I Am

HOT 100:

"I'm Henry VIII, I Am" by Herman's Hermits.

"(Such an) Easy Question" by Elvis Presley. #35

"Tickle Me" (EP) by Elvis Presley. #73

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Save Your Heart for Me" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys.

"(Such an) Easy Question" by Elvis Presley. #6

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

The First Thing Ev'ry Morning

HOT C&W SIDES:

"The First Thing Ev'ry Morning" by Jimmy Dean.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

In the Midnight Hour

HOT R&B SIDES:

"In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

Beatles VI

TOP LP's

"Beatles VI" by the Beatles.

"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #27

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

Connie Smith

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Connie Smith" by Connie Smith.

 

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

Temptations Sing Smokey

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"the Temptations Sing Smokey" by the Temptations.

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 8, 1965, (Sunday)

The Ilikai Hotel, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

This was the hotel where Elvis and his entourage stayed during filming.

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Ilikai Hotel, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 9, 1965, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" 

Hawaii.

 

Principal photography continued in Hawaii.  

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          August 10, 1965, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Paradise, Hawaiian Style"  

Hawaii.

 

Principal photography continued in Hawaii.