Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 1, 1966, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 2, 1966, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 3, 1966, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 4, 1966, (Saturday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 5, 1966, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 6, 1966, (Monday)

From 12:30 am until 5:30 am Elvis and the guys rode the "Pippin" and used the dodgems at the fairgrounds amusement park in Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 7, 1966, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 8, 1966, (Wednesday)

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RCA shipped the Elvis offering for the summer. "Love Letters"/"Come What May" (RCA 47-8870). These songs were recorded recently at the Gospel session in Nashville. The cover used a publicity photo from "Paradise, Hawaiian Style".

Songs: "Love Letters"/"Come What May"

RCA Victor (47-8870)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 9, 1966, (Thursday)

From 1:30 am until 4:30 am Elvis and the guys rode the "Pippin" and used the dodgems at the fairgrounds amusement park in Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 10, 1966, (Friday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Guide Vocals: Red West - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums/Timpani: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: David Briggs - Organ: Henry Slaughter (The Imperials) - Saxophone: Rufus Long - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Backup Vocals: The Imperials: Lead: Jake Hess - Tenor: Jim Murray - Baritone: Gary McSpadden - Bass: Armond Morales.

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham - Dolores Dinning Edgin - June Page.

Elvis was back in Nashville but he complained of having a bad cold so Red West went to the studio instead of Elvis to record vocals to the instrumental tracks that were recorded today, while Elvis stayed at the Albert Pick Motel. "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" was written by Red West.

Songs recorded: "Indescribably Blue" (track)"I'll Remember You" (track)"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" (track), (audio)

Indescribably Blue - Red West
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I'll Remember You - Red West
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If Every Day Was Like Christmas - Red West
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RCA Victor (LPM-3643)

RCA released the new Elvis soundtrack album "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" in both mono and stereo formats. The album contained ten new movie songs and the front cover used a publicity shot from the an earlier Elvis movie "Fun In Acapulco".

"Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (LPM/LSP-3643)

Songs:

Side 1: "Paradise, Hawaiian Style", "Queenie Wahine's Papaya", "Scratch My Back", "Drums of the Islands", "Datin'"

Side 2: "A Dog's Life", "A House of Sand", "Stop, Where You Are", "This Is My Heaven", "Sand Castles"

RCA Victor (LSP-3643)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 11, 1966, (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Harold Bradley - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums/Timpani: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: David Briggs - Organ: Henry Slaughter (The Imperials) - Saxophone: Rufus Long - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Backup Vocals: The Imperials: Lead: Jake Hess - Tenor: Jim Murray - Baritone: Gary McSpadden - Bass: Armond Morales.

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham - Dolores Dinning Edgin - June Page.

Elvis still refused to go to the studio, and stayed at the Motel, for reasons unknown to the gang. Elvis listened to the acetates of the songs Red recorded the day before, and was amazed at how alike Reds' voice was to Elvis', singing with feeling and sensitivity. 

No Songs recorded:

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"Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones.

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"Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra.

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"Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves.

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"It's A Man's Man's Man's World" by James Brown.

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TOP LP's

"What Now My Love"

by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

"Frankie and Johnny" by Elvis Presley. #29

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HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Roll Out the Red Carpet for Buck Owens & his Buckaroos"

by Buck Owens and his Buckaroos.

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"Lou Rawls Live!" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 12, 1966, (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: NA

Elvis finally went to the studio and recorded his vocals to the three songs in just thirty minutes. 

Songs recorded: "Indescribably Blue" (vocal overdub)"I'll Remember You" (vocal overdub)"If Every Day Was Like Christmas" (vocal overdub, Undubbed Master), (audio)

Indescribably Blue (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Remember You (Vocal Overdub) (Unedited M) - Elvis Presley
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If Every Day Was Like Christmas (Vocal Overdub) (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Remember You (Edited Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 13, 1966, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 14, 1966, (Tuesday)

Back in Memphis, Elvis sent a note to his record producer, Felton Jarvis, it read: "Dear Felton, please convey how much I deeply appreciate the co operation and consideration shown to me and my associates during my last two trips to Nashville. I would like to thank you, the engineers, musicians, singers and everyone connected to the sessions. Please see that every one of them know my feelings. And as General MacArthur once said, I shall return. Gratefully, Elvis Presley".  

All That I Am (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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SOUNDTRACK OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Spinout"

M.G.M. Recording Stage 1, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.

Producer(s): George Stoll.

Engineer: Aaron Rochin/Lyle Burbridge.

Musicians: Violin: Lou Raderman - Violin: Sally Raderman - Violin: Joy Lyle - Violin: Murray Kellner - Violin: Arnold Jurasky - Violin: Heiman Weinsteine - Violin: H. Arthur Brown - Violin: Robert Levine - Violin: Elliott Fisher - Violin: Harry Bluestone - Violin: Emanuel Moss - Violin: Joseph Stepansky - Viola: Paul Robyn - 

Viola: Cecil Figelski - Viola: Reuben Marcus - Cello: Raphael Kramer - Cello: I. Lipschultz - Cello: Lucien LaPorte - Percussion: Emil 'Richards' Radocchia.

M.G.M. overdubbed strings to the February recording of "All That I Am" 

Songs overdubbed: "All That I Am" (strings overdub) (audio)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 15, 1966, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis' 21st movie "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" premiered in New York City. 

"Paradise, Hawaiian Style" (Trailer) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 16, 1966, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 17, 1966, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 18, 1966, (Saturday)

No information.

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"Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones.

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"Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra.

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"Take Good Care of Her" by Sonny James.

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"Hold On! I'm A Comin'" by Sam & Dave.

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"What Now My Love"

by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

"Frankie and Johnny" by Elvis Presley. #32

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"Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves.

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"Lou Rawls Live!" by Lou Rawls.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 19, 1966, (Sunday)

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

Back at the house in Bel Air, Elvis in the company of friends made some more private recordings singing along to some

instrumental records.

 

Songs recorded: "Indescribably Blue", "Fools Rush In", "It's A Sin to Tell a Lie", "What Now My Love", "500 Miles", "Blowing in the Wind" (audio) (exact date unknown) 

Indescribably Blue - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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Fools Rush In - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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It's a Sin to Tell a Lie - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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What Now My Love #1 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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What Now My Love #2 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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500 Miles #1 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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500 Miles #2 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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Blowin' in the Wind #1 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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Blowin' in the Wind #2 - Elvis Presley, Red West, Charlie Hodge
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 20, 1966, (Monday)

No information.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. 

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Celeste: David Briggs

Overdubs were added to "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" 

Songs overdubbed: "If Every Day Was Like Christmas" (overdubbed Master), (audio)

If Every Day Was Like Christmas (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 21, 1966, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 22, 1966, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 23, 1966, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 24, 1966, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 25, 1966, (Saturday)

No information.

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"Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra.

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"Take Good Care of Her" by Sonny James.

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"What Now My Love"

by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

"Frankie and Johnny" by Elvis Presley. #32

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"Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves.

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"Lou Rawls Live!" by Lou Rawls.

"Frankie and Johnny" was number one in Hong Kong.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 26, 1966, (Sunday)

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Red West, Charlie Hodge, Marty Lacker and Jerry Schilling because his bus needed a new engine. The rest of the gang - Joe Esposito, Sonny West, Mike Keaton, Billy Smith, Ray Sitton, Richard Davis and Alan Fortas - left a few days earlier driving Elvis' new black Cadillac Eldorado convertible, and a few other cars, along with a trailer full of motorcycles. 

The Colonel celebrated his 57th birthday. (video)?

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 27, 1966, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Double Trouble"

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

At M.G.M., Elvis reported for a music meeting and wardrobe fitting for "Double Trouble", which for now was called

"You're Killing Me". It was directed by Norman Taurog, and produced by Judd Bernard and Irwin Winkler.  

DOUBLE TROUBLE

(M.G.M.) (1966)

Annette Day

Norman Rossington

Norman Taurog

John Wiliams

Yvonne Romain

Michael Murphy

Monte Landis

Chips Rafferty

Leon Askin

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 28, 1966, (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Double Trouble" 

Radio Recorders, Studio B, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 2:45 am)

Producer(s): Jeff Alexander.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar/Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake - Trombone: Richard Noel.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

 

 

Elvis reported to Radio Recorders and worked on the "Double Trouble" soundtrack session from 7:00 pm until 2:45 am. Elvis' uncle, Tracy Smith, who was Gladys' retarded younger brother, died after a short illness.  

Songs recorded: "City By Night" (track), "Could I Fall in Love" (undubbed master), "There is so Much World to See" (alternate master), "Long Legged Girl (with the short dress on)" (alternate master) (audio)

Could I Fall in Love (Undubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis' uncle, Tracy Smith, who was Gladys' mentally disabled younger brother, died after a short illness.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 29, 1966, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Double Trouble"

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

Elvis attended a cast insurance medical exam at 7:00 pm, then continued his soundtrack recording session at M.G.M.'s

Recording Stage (to cut M.G.M.'s costs), instead of Radio Recorders, until 3:00 am.  

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Double Trouble" 

M.G.M. Recording Stage 1, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California.  (7:00 pm - 3:00 am)

Producer(s): Jeff Alexander.

Engineer: Dave Weichman.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Rhythm Guitar: Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell - Guitar/Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Homer "Boots" Randolph - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake - Trombone: Richard Noel.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Neal Matthews - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

 

 

Elvis continued to work on the "Double Trouble" soundtrack.

Songs recorded: "Double Trouble", "Baby, If You'll Give Me All Your Love" (undubbed master), "I Love Only One Girl", "It Won't Be Long", "Old MacDonald" (not used), "Long Legged Girl (with the short dress on)" (audio)

Double Trouble (Composite Master) - Elvis Presley
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I Love Only One Girl - Elvis Pres