Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 1, 1965, (Monday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

This appeared to be the approximate date of the thoughtful interview with James D. Kingsley a Memphis reporter who

had earned Elvis' trust. Because of this he mused at length about how far he had come and what it all meant. "I know what

it is to scratch and fight for what you want," he declared in a story that appeared in the first issue of Mid-South the

following Sunday with some of the first pictures ever officially permitted inside Graceland. "I certainly haven't lost my respect for my fans," he says. "I withdraw not from my fans but from myself." 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 2, 1965, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       March 3, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 4, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 5, 1965, (Friday)

In the course of the trip to Los Angeles Elvis confided to Larry Geller his disappointment that, after all of his study and meditation, he had no "experience of God." It was shortly after this conversation that Elvis stopped the motor home in the middle of the desert as he saw a cloud formation that resembled the face of Joseph Stalin, then turned into the face of Jesus. 

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 6, 1965, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 7, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 8, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 9, 1965, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Elvis reported to M.G.M. for pre-production on "Harum Scarum" with the "Kissin' Cousins" team of "quickie king" producer

Sam Katzman and director Gene Nelson. Location shooting took place on the Iverson Ranch in Los Angeles. After wardrobe

tests were completed Elvis recorded the vocal tracks for the instrumental backups that were made in Nashville earlier.

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

MGM Soundstage, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

Producer(s): Fred Karger/Gene Nelson.

Engineer: NA.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley

Elvis recorded the vocal overdubs for three tracks.

Songs recorded: "Harem Holiday", "Go East, Young Man", "Mirage" (audio)

Harem Holiday (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Go East, Young Man (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Mirage (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 10, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 11, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 12, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 13, 1965, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 14, 1965, (Sunday)

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

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 15, 1965, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography began on "Harum Scarum". Joe Esposito, whom Elvis fired on the ride home to Memphis in August

1964 after the completion of "Girl Happy", returned to the group as "co-foreman" with Marty Lacker.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 16, 1965, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 17, 1965, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Sometime during the production, Elvis received an award from RCA representatives Grelun Landon (West Coast's Press & Information Director) and W. T. Baker (Field Sales Representative) for the "Roustabout" soundtrack album reaching the top spot on Billboard's "Top LP" chart. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 18, 1965, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA Victor)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (10:15 pm - 3:30 am)

Producer(s): Chet Atkins.

Engineer: Bill Vandervort.

Musicians: Guitar: Chet Atkins - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Guitar/Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Bass: Henry Strzelecki - Drums: Murrey 'Buddy' Harman.

Backup Vocals: The Anita Kerr Singers: Anita Kerr  - Dorothy Dillard - Louis Nunloy - William Wright.

RCA looked to release an album of rarer studio cuts. They organised an overdub recording session to add instruments and backing vocals to an unreleased Sun recording and a title from one of Elvis' earlier movies.

Songs overdubbed: "Tomorrow Night", "Wild in the Country" (audio)

Tomorrow Night - Elvis Presley
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Wild in the Country - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 19, 1965, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 20, 1965, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 21, 1965, (Sunday)

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

During the filming of "Harum Scarum" Elvis became involved with the Self-Realization Fellowship. It was founded in 1920 by

Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian holt' man who came to the United States in 1920 at the invitation of the International

Congress of Religious Liberals, the Fellowship was an ecumenical movement that taught broad-based religious principles by

which the seeker of any persuasion could find spiritual solace. Elvis began to spend a good deal of his downtime at the group's Lake Shrine retreat in Pacific Palisades. It was there that he met Sri Daya Mata (photo), a disciple of Yogananda and the group's spiritual leader since 1955, at the Fellowship's headquarters in Pasadena. Elvis' relationship with Daya Mata remained central to his spiritual quest.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 22, 1965, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 23, 1965, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 24, 1965, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 25, 1965, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 26, 1965, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

RCA Victor (LPM-3338)

RCA released their new Elvis soundtrack album "Girl Happy" in both mono and stereo formats. The sleeve contained photographs from the movie.

"Girl Happy" (LPM/LSP-3338)

Songs:

Side 1: "Girl Happy", "Spring Fever", "Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce", "Startin' Tonight", "Wolf Call", "Do Not Disturb"

Side 2: "Cross My Heart and Hope to Die", "The Meanest Girl in Town", "Do the Clam", "Puppet On a String", "I've Got to Find My Baby", "You'll Be Gone"

RCA Victor (LSP-3338)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 27, 1965, (Saturday)

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"People Get Ready" by the Impressions.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 28, 1965, (Sunday)

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

 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 29, 1965, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

RCA opened their new recording facility in Nashville. The new studio was built adjacent to "Studio B" and was called "Studio A" (photo). It was the brainchild of Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley and Harold Bradley. Entertainment was provided by Al Hirt and his band. The new building will also house RCA Victor Records and RCA Custom Record Sales.

 

Grand Opening

(Chet Atkins, Archie Campbell, Ralph Peer Jr, Steve Sholes)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 30, 1965, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 31, 1965, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Harum Scarum"

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

 

 

Principal photography continued on "Harum Scarum".

 

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