Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 1, 1965, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Paramount) "Hawaiian Paradise" 

Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.

 

Elvis completed dubbing on "Paradise Hawaiian Style" and soon after left for Memphis. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 2, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

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"You Were On My Mind" by the We Five.

"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley. #2

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"Only You (Can Break My Heart)" by Buck Owens.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown.

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"Help!" by the Beatles.

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #24

"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #55

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"The 3rd Time Around" by Roger Miller.

 

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"The "In" Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 3, 1965, (Sunday)

On route to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 4, 1965, (Monday)

Elvis and his entourage made the usual stop at the Holiday Inn on Route 66 in Albuquerque. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 5, 1965, (Tuesday)

On route to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 6, 1965, (Wednesday)

On route to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 7, 1965, (Thursday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis arrived at Graceland at 11:00 pm., he drove the Dodge Motor Home himself while being followed by a caravan of five

cars. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 8, 1965, (Friday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

Marty Lacker sent the Colonel a telegram to announce in cryptic fashion that the "ponies" have arrived home safely.

While Elvis had been away, construction had begun on the Meditation Garden located just beyond the swimming pool. It

has been designed with the Self-Realisation Park in Pacific Palisades in mind, with stained-glass panels, Italian marble

statues, and a fountain with fourteen different sprays and underwater light formations designed and commissioned by Marty Lacker's sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Bernie Grenadier. Work would not be fully completed on the Garden until the end of the year, at a cost of $21,000.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 9, 1965, (Saturday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

At home for the first time in seven months, Elvis purchased a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado car. (photo)

 

1966 Oldsmobile Toronado

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"Behind the Tear" by Sonny James.

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"I Want To (Do Everything for You)" by Joe Tex.

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"Help!" by the Beatles.

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"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #61

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"Before You Go/No One But You"

by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos.

 

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"The "In" Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 10, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 11, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        October 12, 1965, (Tuesday)

Elvis bought a 1966 Electric Glide Harley-Davidson (photo) for $1,941.25 from Taylor Harley-Davidson Sales. He was frequently spotted whizzing around the Graceland grounds during this time on his new motorcycle and on a low-slung go-cart. Priscilla's white CA77 Honda Dream motorcycle bought in April while they were in California was delivered to Memphis. 

1966 Electric Glide Harley-Davidson

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 13, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 14, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 15, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 16, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Yesterday" by the Beatles.

"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley. #11

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"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Behind the Tear" by Sonny James.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"I Want To (Do Everything for You)" by Joe Tex.

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TOP LP's

"Help!" by the Beatles.

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #11

"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #65

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"Up Through the Years" by Jim Reeves.

 

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"The "In" Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 17, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 18, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 19, 1965, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 20, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 21, 1965, (Thursday)

BILL BLACK PASSED AWAY (RIP)

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. 

 

Thirty-nine-year-old Bill Black, Elvis' original bass player, and leader of the "Bill Black Combo", died of a brain tumor at 7:15 am at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Elvis was quoted in the Commercial Appeal as saying that Bill "was a great man and a person that everyone loved. This comes as such a shock to me that I can hardly explain how much I loved Bill." While Vernon and Dee attended the funeral at Forest Hill, Elvis didn't, as he feared his presence would cause a disruption.

William (Bill) Patton Black Jr.

(September 17, 1926 - October 21, 1965) (RIP)

In 1965 Elvis sold 40 percent fewer records than he did in 1960, but even so, the Colonel was able once again to renegotiate Elvis' RCA contract on substantially improved terms. The new agreement added one additional year, thus extending the contract through 1972 with a two-year option. The guaranteed annual non-refundable payment against the regular 5 percent royalty was raised from $200,000 to $300,000 with 75 percent going to Elvis and 25 percent to the Colonel. In addition, Elvis and the Colonel received non-recoupable bonuses of $150,000 a piece and an additional $25,000 each in January of 1966. The already existing extra royalties (2 percent domestic, 1 percent foreign) continued to be split equally between Elvis and the Colonel. Finally, the Colonel's annual payment for photographs and consulting increased from $27,000 to $30,000.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 22, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 23, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Yesterday" by the Beatles.

"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley. #17

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"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Hello Vietnam" by Johnny Wright.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"I Want To (Do Everything for You)" by Joe Tex.

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"Help!" by the Beatles.

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #10

"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #66

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"Up Through the Years" by Jim Reeves.

 

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"The "In" Crowd" by the Ramsey Lewis Trio.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 24, 1965, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 25, 1965, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 26, 1965, (Tuesday)

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RCA issued their latest Gold Standard Elvis single; "Puppet On A String"/"Wooden Heart" (RCA 447-0650). The A-side was a song taken from the recently released "Girl Happy" soundtrack and the B-side originally appeared on the "G.I. Blues" soundtrack album in 1960. This song was also released as the B-side to the "Blue Christmas" single of 1964. The cover used a publicity photo from "Viva Las Vegas". The rear sleeve promoted the source albums from which the tracks were taken.

Songs: "Puppet On A String"/"Wooden Heart"

RCA Victor (447-0650)

RCA around this time every year continued to pluck from the 1957 Christmas Album, in order to release yet another Gold Standard 45 in time for the festive season. "Santa Claus is Back in Town"/"Blue Christmas" (RCA 447-0647). The choice for the B-sides of the two singles issued today was the same as the Christmas single last year. Even the front sleeve of this single was the same as last year. The rear sleeve promoted the re-issued 1964 Christmas Album.

Songs: "Santa Claus is Back in Town"/"Blue Christmas"

RCA Victor (447-0647)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 27, 1965, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 28, 1965, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 29, 1965, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 30, 1965, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"Yesterday" by the Beatles.

"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley. #26

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

"I'm Yours" by Elvis Presley. #2

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Hello Vietnam" by Johnny Wright.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Rescue me" by Fontella Bass.

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"Help!" by the Beatles.

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #13

"Girl Happy" by Elvis Presley. #77

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

 

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"Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul" by Otis Redding.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 31, 1965, (Sunday)

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