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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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RCA issued the latest Elvis soundtrack single; "Frankie and Johnny"/"Please Don't Stop Loving Me" (RCA 47-8780). The A-side was the "Mississippi Showboat gambling" title track from his upcoming new movie and the B-side was a nice simple ballad. The front cover cover used a publicity photo from "Kissin' Cousins". The rear sleeve promoted the soundtrack album.

Songs: "Frankie and Johnny"/"Please Don't Stop Loving Me"

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RCA Victor (47-8780)

RCA Victor (LPM-3553)

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** The changing faces of Elvis:

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                    original body shot photo chosen for the album's front cover.                                               Publicity shot chosen from "Girl Happy"

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                                 my attempt on how it was done.                                                                                     original 'doctored' album front cover. 

RCA also released the new Elvis soundtrack album "Frankie and Johnny" in both mono and stereo formats. The album contained twelve new movie songs and the front cover used a 'doctored head' publicity shot from an earlier movie "Girl Happy" as Elvis' face seemed a little chubby on the original photograph. (see below **)

"Frankie and Johnny" (LPM/LSP-3553)

Songs:

Side 1: "Frankie and Johnny", "Come Along", "Petunia, the Gardener's Daughter", "Chesay", "What Every Woman Lives For", "Look Out, Broadway"

Side 2: "Beginner's Luck", "Down By the Riverside/When the Saints Go Marching In", "Shout It Out", "Hard Luck", "Please Don't Stop Loving Me", "Everybody Come Aboard"

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RCA Victor (LSP-3553)

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

No information.

 

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by Smokey Robinson.

Other record labels began to release their product on 4 and 8 track stereo cartridges. The charts reflected a lot of "Batman" related songs due to the smash success of the new TV show.

 

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

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

Sometime in early 1966, Elvis, Red and Charlie made some more private recordings.

 

Songs recorded: "Write to Me from Naples", "My Heart Cries for You", "Dark Moon" (audio) (exact date unknown) 

 

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

No information.

 

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Miracles Going to a Go-Go

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

by Smokey Robinson.

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

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10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California?

No information.

 

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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MGM.jpg

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 17, 1966, (Thursday)

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

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

Principal photography continued.

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MGM.jpg

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 18, 1966, (Friday)

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

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

Principal photography continued. Elvis was visited on the set by George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson. (photo)

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

Elvis flew to Las Vegas for the weekend. 

 

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My World

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"My World" by Eddy Arnold.

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