Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 1, 1966, (Saturday)

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"England Swings" by Roger Miller.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #5

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by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

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"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #43

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 2, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 3, 1966, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 4, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 5, 1966, (Wednesday)

"Never Say Yes" was now the working title for Elvis' upcoming M.G.M. film. Colonel Parker was asked by producer Joe Pasternak to come up with a better title for the film. The Colonel came up with a few ideas, including  "Jim Dandy" and "Clambake".

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 6, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               January 7, 1966, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 8, 1966, (Saturday)

ELVIS' 31st BIRTHDAY

 

Elvis celebrated his 31st birthday watching "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" at the Memphian Theatre. Elvis continued to watch films every other night at the Memphian while he was at home. 

 

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"Spanish Eyes" by Al Martino.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #11

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"A Sweet Woman Like You" by Joe Tex.

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"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #52

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 9, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 10, 1966, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 11, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 12, 1966, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 13, 1966, (Thursday)

"Harum Scarum" was the only picture completed under Elvis' December 1964 three picture deal with M.G.M., so the studio extended the deal for a further four pictures.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 14, 1966, (Friday)

Elvis ordered a professional Slot-car racetrack which was built for $4,990 and had Bernie Grenadier draw up a specially designed addition to the track. By the end of the month, all of the guys would have their own personal cars. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 15, 1966, (Saturday)

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"Tell Me Why" by Elvis Presley. #47

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"Spanish Eyes" by Al Martino.

"Puppet On A String" by Elvis Presley. #13

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"Giddyup Go" by Red Sovine.

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"Rubber Soul" by the Beatles.

"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #12

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #58

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 16, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 17, 1966, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 18, 1966, (Tuesday)

The Colonel wrote to Elvis with various business details, in the wake of new contracts with RCA, M.G.M. and Paramount, he even joked about several newspaper stories that said that The Colonel could be selling Elvis' contract. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 19, 1966, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 20, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 21, 1966, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 22, 1966, (Saturday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Elvis and the guys were watched having a snowball fight and building a snowman in front of Graceland, after an unusual

four inch snowfall. 

 

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"Harum Scarum" by Elvis Presley. #20

"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #61

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 23, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         January 24, 1966, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 25, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 26, 1966, (Wednesday)

Addressing Marty Lacker as Colonel Jnr. Colonel Parker sent him a telegram that warned him to allow plenty of time, for Elvis' departure to California, just in case of bad weather. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      January 27, 1966, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 28, 1966, (Friday)

Rumours continued to appear about Colonel Parker selling Elvis' contract. Dorothy Manners, a columnist for Today, wrote "You could have knocked Elvis Presley over with a Beetle when he read in his Memphis newspaper a rumour out of London that Brian Epstein, Manager of The Beatles, is buying up his contract, as well as Colonel Parkers interest in it". Elvis contacted The Colonel long distance as fast as possible. '" No", drawled the good Colonel Tom, "Not unless they want to pay us enough so we can retire and not have to work any more. If they want us under those conditions, I strongly suggest our selling"'.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       January 29, 1966, (Saturday)

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"Giddyup Go" by Red Sovine.

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

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"Elvis for Everyone!" by Elvis Presley. #78

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Temptin' Temptations" by the Temptations.

 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 30, 1966, (Sunday)

Heading out on Highway 40 West, at 10:00 am Elvis left Memphis for Los Angeles, in his Dodge motor home. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 31, 1966, (Monday)

Headed to Los Angeles.

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