Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 1, 1966, (Tuesday)

In Clines Corners in New Mexico, the caravan of cars and motor home stopped to buy 75.8 gallons of fuel. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  February 2, 1966, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 3, 1966, (Thursday)

NEW HOME - 10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.

 

 

The group arrived in Los Angeles and Elvis moved into his new California home. Just like his Bellagio Road residence, he

rented this property from Mrs. Reginald Owen.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              February 4, 1966, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 5, 1966, (Saturday)

No information.

 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"My Love" by Petula Clark.

"Tell Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #35

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"It Was A Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Giddyup Go" by Red Sovine.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Rubber Soul" by the Beatles.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #37

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #86

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 6, 1966, (Sunday)

10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          February 7, 1966, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 8, 1966, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  February 9, 1966, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 10, 1966, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 11, 1966, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Elvis reported to M.G.M. for pre-production of "Spinout". 

SPINOUT

(M.G.M.) (1966)

Shelley Fabares

Diane McBain

Norman Taurog

Jimmy Hawkins

Deborah Walley

Dodie Marshall

Will Hutchins

Jack Mullaney

Carl Betz

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 12, 1966, (Saturday)

No information.

 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"My Love" by Petula Clark.

"Tell Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #47

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Crying Time" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Giddyup Go" by Red Sovine.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Rubber Soul" by the Beatles.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #46

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #104

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Going to a Go-Go"

by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 13, 1966, (Sunday)

10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 14, 1966, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Elvis attended a meeting to select songs that were to be used in the soundtrack of "Spinout". 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 15, 1966, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

No information.

RCA issued two Gold Standard Elvis singles in time for Easter. "Joshua Fit the Battle"/"Known Only to Him" (RCA 447-0651). They hoped to replicate the unexpected success achieved last year with "Crying in the Chapel", so all material for both singles was picked from the 1960 gospel album; "His Hand in Mine".  The front cover cover used a publicity photo from "Girls! Girls! Girls!". The rear sleeve promoted Elvis' gospel output so far; "His Hand in Mine" (LP) "Peace in the Valley" (EP), "Crying in the Chapel" (45).

Songs: "Joshua Fit the Battle"/"Known Only to Him"

RCA Victor (447-0651)

"Milky White Way"/"Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" (RCA 447-0652). The front cover cover used a publicity photo from "Viva Las Vegas". The rear sleeve promoted Elvis' gospel output so far; "His Hand in Mine" (LP) "Peace in the Valley" (EP), "Crying in the Chapel" (45).

Songs: "Milky White Way"/"Swing Down, Sweet Chariot"

RCA Victor (447-0652)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                February 16, 1966, (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Merto-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm) (7:00 pm - 12:00 am)

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - 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 the songs for the soundtrack of "Spinout". He started at 3:00 pm and worked until Midnight. The core of the Nashville band was flown in and they were joined by "Tiny" Timbrell and guitarist Tommy Tedesco. 

Songs recorded: "Smorgasbord", "Stop, Look and Listen", "Am I Ready?", "Beach Shack" (audio)

Smorgasbord - Elvis Presley
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Stop, Look and Listen - Elvis Presley
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Am I Ready? - Elvis Presley
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Beach Shack - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 17, 1966, (Thursday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Merto-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 12:00 am)

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - 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.

 

 

Soundtrack recording continued from 7:00 pm until midnight.

Songs recorded: "Never Say Yes", "Spinout", "All That I Am" (undubbed master), "Adam and Evil", "I'll Be Back" (audio)

Never Say Yes - Elvis Presley
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Spinout - Elvis Presley
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Adam and Evil - Elvis Presley
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I'll Be Back - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 18, 1966, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

 

Elvis' Greyhound bus, which he recently bought, was being customised in North Hollywood by George Barris, and was nearly finished. With recording obligations completed, Elvis decided to take it for a trial spin to Las Vegas for the weekend. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 19, 1966, (Saturday)

Las Vegas?

 

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HOT 100:

"Lightnin' Strikes" by Lou Christie.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Crying Time" by Ray Charles.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" by Buck Owens.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass .

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #50

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 20, 1966, (Sunday)

Las Vegas?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 21, 1966, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography began on "Spinout". 

Elvis bought an amplifier, a twelve string guitar and a harmonica from Western Musical Instruments. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 22, 1966, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography continued on "Spinout". 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               February 23, 1966, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography continued on "Spinout". 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 24, 1966, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography continued on "Spinout". 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 25, 1966, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography continued on "Spinout". 

Sometime during the filming, Elvis told journalist, May Mann, that he will always keep Graceland as his home, because of his Mother. He also spoke of working on songs for his new religious album. This was Elvis' first non-soundtrack album for two and a half years. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    February 26, 1966, (Saturday)

HOME RECORDINGS - 10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.

As a further indication of his renewed musical interests, Elvis had been fooling around with Red West and Charlie Hodge on

an assortment of songs, playing and singing at home, almost constantly.

 

Songs recorded: "After Loving You", "If I Loved You", "Beyond the Reef" (unreleased), "Show Me Thy Ways, O' Lord", "Tumbling

Tumbleweeds", "Hide Thou Me", "It's No Fun Being Lonely", "San Antonio Rose", "Tennesse Waltz", "I've Been Blue", "Mary Lou Brown", "Moonlight Sonata", "Blue Hawaii", "Oh How I Love Jesus" (audio) (exact date unknown) 

 

After Loving You - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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If I Loved You - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Show Me Thy Ways, O' Lord - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Hide Thou Me (#1) - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Hide Thou Me (#2) - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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It's No Fun Being Lonely - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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San Antonio Rose - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Tennessee Waltz (#1) - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Tennessee Waltz (#2) - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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I've Been Blue - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Mary Lou Brown - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Moonlight Sonata - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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Oh How I Love Jesus - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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I, John - Elvis Presley/Red West/Charlie Hodge
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HOT 100:

"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Crying Time" by Ray Charles.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" by Buck Owens.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Baby Scratch My Back" by Slim Harpo.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Whipped Cream & Other Delights"

by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass .

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #62

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 27, 1966, (Sunday)

10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 28, 1966, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout" 

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

Principal photography continued on "Spinout". 

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