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

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 2, 1967, (Thursday)

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

The Colonel, embarrassed and frustrated by Elvis' continuing delays, had managed to get a second postponement from United Artists, and Elvis was informed that he was expected to appear without fail on Monday, March 6.

 

Back on the ranch Elvis continued his spending spree, as he purchased a Ford pickup, a Ranger, and eleven Rancheros, as well as another mobile home. 

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

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

Elvis finally boarded the plane for California with Charlie Hodge, Ray Sitton, Marty Lacker, Red West, Billy Smith, and Larry Geller, as well as a new addition to the group, Marvin "Gee Gee" Gambill, (photo) who was married to Elvis' cousin Patsy. Alan Fortas remained at the ranch as foreman, nominally in charge of maintenance and livestock. 

Marvin "Gee Gee" Gambill

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Locations used for the filming of the movie were: Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Florida

Keys, Key Biscayne, Lighthouse Point (all locations in Florida) 

Elvis reported to United Artists to meet with Arnold Laven, Arthur Gardner, and Jules Levy, the Producers of "Clambake",

and it's director, Arthur Nadel.  In the evening Elvis went to the new Annex Studios (formerly Radio Recorders) to record

the final overdubs to the movie soundtrack. 

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

Annex Studios, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - NA

Recording of overdubs for "Clambake"

Songs recorded: "Confidence" (movie version) "Who Needs Money?" (record version) (audio)

Who Needs Money? (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley/Ray Walker
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At Graceland the money spent on the ranch continued to add up. Today Vernon received bills for one black Welch pony and for $8,500 worth of fencing

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

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

The Colonel was hard at work trying to encourage M.G.M. to come up with a good hard-hitting story for Elvis' next picture. He wanted to do away, he said, with the same old scenarios focusing on girls in bikinis and nightclub scenes "which have been in the last fifteen pictures.... I sincerely hope that you are looking in some crystal ball with your people to come up with some good, strong, rugged stories." 

RCA Victor (LPM-3702)

RCA issued a new Elvis gospel album "How Great Thou Art" in both mono and stereo formats. The album contained twelve new songs plus a bonus track from 1960 that performed well in 1965. The front sleeve used a publicity shot from the movie "Girls! Girls! Girls!". the rear sleeve had a publicity shot from "Double Trouble".

"How Great Thou Art" (LPM/LSP-3758)

Songs:

Side 1: "How Great Thou Art", "In the Garden", "Somebody Bigger Than You and I", "Farther Along", "Stand By Me", "Without Him"

Side 2: "So High", "Where Could I Go But to the Lord", "By and By", "If the Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side", "Run On", "Where No One Stands Alone", "Crying in the Chapel"

RCA Victor (LPM-3758)

RCA Victor (LPM-3758)

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

10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.

Sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning Elvis fell in the bathroom at Rocca Place. The Colonel arrived,

and a doctor was called. This unforeseen event, which caused yet another delay in the start of production, gave the Colonel

the opportunity he had been long waiting for, and he upbraids Elvis for actions that could jeopardise his entire career, then

called a meeting of all the guys in which he reprimanded each and every one - but Larry Geller most of all. "There are going to have to be some changes made," the Colonel thunders; "economies are going to have to go into effect; and some people had better start looking for new jobs." 

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

The doctor returned with a portable X-ray machine which indicated that Elvis had not sustained a fracture.

RCA shipped the soundtrack extended play to "Easy Come, Easy Go". (RCA EPA-4387). The front sleeve used a publicity shot from "Girl Happy"and the rear sleeve used one from "Spinout".

Songs:

Side 1: "Easy Come, Easy Go","The Love Machine", "Yoga is as Yoga Does"

Side 2: "You Gotta Stop","Sing You Children", "I'll Take Love"

RCA Victor (EPA-4387)

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

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

After learning of the accident, Vernon and Priscilla flew out immediately from Memphis. The Colonel had by now dismissed Marty Lacker as co-foreman, which left Joe Esposito in sole charge. Larry Geller was essentially banished, forbidden by the Colonel's edict to spend any time alone with Elvis. There were to be no more religious discussions and no more books. "Some of you," the Colonel declared, "think maybe [Elvis] is Jesus Christ who should wear robes and walk down the street helping people. But that's not who he is." 

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

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

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

Jerry Schilling married his longtime fiancee, Sandy Kawelo, in a ceremony in Las Vegas not attended by Elvis because he was in Palm Springs recuperating from his fall. At about this time the Colonel, who had very strongly encouraged Jerry and Sandy to wed, began planning for Elvis' wedding. 

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

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

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

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

Elvis Presley Special Palm Sunday Radio Program

KVIO Radio from Sedona, Arizona presented a half-hour special for Palm Sunday that featured songs from Elvis' new spiritual album; "How Great Thou Art."

Introduction Radio Station KVIO - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: How Great Thou Art - Elvis Presley
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In the Garden - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: Somebody Bigger Than You and I - Elvis Presley
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Stand By Me - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: Without Him - Elvis Presley
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Where Could I Go But to the Lord - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: Red Cross Message - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: Where No One Stands Alone - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley
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Announcer: KVIO Farewell - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 20, 1967, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

After eleven days off, Elvis finally returned to the studio to begin rehearsals for "Clambake." 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA Victor)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Jim Malloy.

Musicians: Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Thomas 'Grady' Martin - Electric/Upright Bass: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: David Briggs - Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - 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.

In Nashville, producer Felton Jarvis overdubbed an instrumental track for a home recording made by Elvis late last year with Charlie Hodge accompanying him on piano. The song, "Suppose", a romantic ballad, is one that Elvis continued to be drawn to and will re-record in June. 

Songs recorded: "Suppose" (overdubbed home recording) (audio)

Suppose (Overdubbed Home Recording) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 21, 1967, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Rehearsals continued for "Clambake." 

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

 

Principal photography for "Clambake" finally began, with Elvis seemingly restored both to health and to his old Hollywood

state of mind. Co-star Bill Bixby recalled many high jinks on the set, but he also remembered an album that Elvis plays for

him on numerous occasions, a series of recitations by French actor Charles Boyer called "Where Does Love Go?" Elvis listened to one song in particular again and again, a melancholy composition called "Softly, As I Leave You," which Elvis explained are the words of a dying man to his wife. 

"Easy Come, Easy Go" (Movie Trailer)

"Easy Come, Easy Go" was released nationally.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

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

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

10550 Rocca Place, Bel Air, California.

No information.

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

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 28, 1967, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 29, 1967, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 30, 1967, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 31, 1967, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (United Artists) "Clambake"

Universal Studios, Universal City, California.

Principal photography continued for "Clambake."