Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  February 1, 1967, (Wednesday)

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Elvis paid $5,000 for an American bred saddle horse named Thundercloud? 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               February 3, 1967, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 4, 1967, (Saturday)

In order to enlarge the riding area behind Graceland, several small buildings, that included the house where Billy Smith once lived, were bulldozed, and Elvis enjoyed giving a hand. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 5, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           February 6, 1967, (Monday)

 Elvis bought a White buckskin horse and a quarter horse named Conchita's Gold, as well as a Case tractor and two El Camino pickup trucks. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 7, 1967, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  February 8, 1967, (Wednesday)

Twinkletown Farm, Horn Lake, Mississippi.

During a horse and pickup truck-buying expedition in Mississippi, Elvis came across Twinkletown Farm, a 160-acre cattle

ranch marked by lit sixty-five foot-high white cross, near Walls, Mississippi, about ten miles south of Graceland. The

property was up for sale, and Elvis decided almost immediately to purchase it. He also purchased three new 1967 GMC

pickup trucks and a 1963 Black Cadillac from Guy Caldwell Motors in Senatobia for a total sum of $7,555.80. The trucks

came in various colours that included red, blue and green (photo) which was Elvis' favourite. He gave the Cadillac to his cousin Patsy Gambill and her husband Marvin. 

1967 GMC Pickup Truck.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 9, 1967, (Thursday)

Elvis made a $5,000 (photo) down payment toward a $437,000 purchase price for the Ranch. He later renamed it the Circle G (for Graceland), the ranch immediately became a new home for Elvis' growing herd of horses, and over the next few weeks Elvis and the guys adopted the communal cowboy life, as Elvis undertook extensive and rapid-fire improvements to the property. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 10, 1967, (Friday)

Over the next three weeks Elvis purchased more than two dozen pickups and other vehicles for use on the ranch. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 11, 1967, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 12, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 13, 1967, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 14, 1967, (Tuesday)

Elvis bought a man's white gold horseshoe ring for $475, a lady's horseshoe pin for $475, and a special Valentine's charm From Harry Levitch. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                February 15, 1967, (Wednesday)

The main ranch house on the property was too small for the whole group, so Elvis started buying house trailers and initiated extensive repairs on the septic system. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 16, 1967, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 17, 1967, (Friday)

Elvis continued to buy pickup trucks for the guys, his relatives, and others who worked on the property. Today's purchases included one 1967 Chevy custom El Camino, two Dodges, and five Fords, as well as two more house trailers. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 18, 1967, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         February 19, 1967, (Sunday)

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Elvis bought a red chestnut gelding and a palomino mare.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       February 21, 1967, (Tuesday)

Elvis was supposed to report to United Artists in Hollywood for the start of production on "Clambake". Due to the difficulty task of luring Elvis away from the ranch, the Colonel had arranged for the cast insurance exam to take place at 5:30 pm at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, where the recording of the movie soundtrack was now scheduled to take place. 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 6:00 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie McCoy - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Norm Ray - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake

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

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Elvis arrived in a rented Learjet and, after discussing the song selection for the film, he recorded until 6:00 am the following morning. It was obvious to all present, however, that he had very little interest in the movie songs, and decided to focus instead on the Eddy Arnold standard "You Don't Know Me" on which he attempted twenty-one takes but was still not satisfied with the result. He wanted to try and re-record the song at a later date. 

Songs recorded: "The Girl I Never Loved""How Can You Lose What You Never Had", "You Don't Know Me" (movie version)"A House That Has Everything", "Who Needs Money" (track) (audio)

The Girl I Never Loved - Elvis Presley
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How Can You Lose What You Never Had - Elvis Presley
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You Don't Know Me (Movie Version) - Elvis Presley
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A House That Has Everything - Elvis Presley
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CLAMBAKE

(United Artists) (1967)

Shelley Fabares

James Gregory

Arthur H. Nadel

Will Hutchins

Bill Bixby

Suzie Kaye

Jack Good

Gary Merrill

Harold Peary

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                February 22, 1967, (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 5:00 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie McCoy - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Norm Ray - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake

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

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Recording of backing tracks continued from 7:00 pm until 5:00 am - but without Elvis, who remained at his hotel. 

Songs recorded: "Confidence" (track) "Hey, Hey, Hey" (track)"Clambake" (track)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 23, 1967, (Thursday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie McCoy - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Saxophone: Norm Ray - Steel Guitar: Peter Drake

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

Backup Vocals: Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

Elvis returned to the studio, wearing a cowboy outfit complete with chaps, to overdub vocals on the pre-recorded instrumental tracks. Some were completed on this date, but several have to wait until he returned to Hollywood. The start of filming had now been pushed back to March 3.

Songs recorded: "Hey, Hey, Hey" (vocal overdub) "Clambake" (vocal overdub)"Confidence" (vocal overdub)

Hey, Hey, Hey (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Clambake (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Confidence (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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While Elvis was recording in Nashville, work continued at the ranch, with the delivery of a prefabricated guardhouse and a storage shed and the installation of a quarter mile of temporary plywood fencing. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            February 24, 1967, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     February 25, 1967, (Saturday)

 After flying back to Memphis in the early evening, Elvis had the Learjet circle over the ranch. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 26, 1967, (Sunday)

 Elvis delayed his departure to Los Angeles once again, and complained of painful saddle sores. On the recommendation of George Klein's girlfriend, Barbara Little, he called on Dr. George Nichopoulos to come out to the ranch to examine him. The doctor prescribed an ointment and agreed to call the Colonel to explain the severity of the problem, although he recognises that the postponement stemmed more from patient preference than medical emergency. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        February 27, 1967, (Monday)

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