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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 1, 1967, (Sunday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA) "Stay Away, Joe"

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore - Electric Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Bass Guitar: Bob Moore - Drums: D.J. Fontana - Drums/Timpani: Murrey "Buddy" Harman - Piano: Floyd Cramer - Harmonica: Charlie McCoy - Fiddle: Gordon Terry

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

Elvis returned to Nashville's Studio B and recorded three songs for the soundtrack of his next film, "Stay Away, Joe". He had not even been involved in the song selection and was so discouraged by the quality of the movie material that he made Felton Jarvis swear that he would never release one of its songs on record, "Dominic," a song sang to a bull.   

Songs recorded: "Stay Away, Joe""All I Needed was the Rain", "Dominic" (audio)

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Stay Away, Joe (vocal overdub) - Elvis Presley
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All I Needed Was the Rain (vocal overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Dominic - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 2, 1967, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 3, 1967, (Tuesday)

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American folk singer/songwriter Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie who suffered from Huntington's disease, died in New York aged 55. 

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"Woody" Guthrie

(July 14, 1912 - October 3, 1967) (RIP)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 4, 1967, (Wednesday)

Elvis flew to Los Angeles with Sonny West, Joe Esposito, Billy Smith, Gee Gee Gambill and Charlie Hodge. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 5, 1967, (Thursday)

Elvis was staying in Las Vegas for a few days before he travelled to the Arizona location shoot for his new picture which was produced by Douglas Laurence and directed by Peter Tewksbury, the director of such television comedies as "Father Knows Best" and "My Three Sons". 

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STAY AWAY, JOE

(M.G.M.) (1967)

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Burgess Meredith

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Quentin Dean

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Peter Tewksbury

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Joan Blondell

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Katy Jurado

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Henry LQ Jones

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Douglas Henderson

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Thomas Gomez

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Anne Seymour

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 6, 1967, (Friday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 7, 1967, (Saturday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 8, 1967, (Sunday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Stay Away, Joe"

Sedona, Arizona.

Elvis reported for shooting in Sedona, Arizona. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 9, 1967, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Stay Away, Joe"

Sedona, Arizona.

Principal photography on "Stay Away, Joe" began. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 10, 1967, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Stay Away, Joe"

Sedona, Arizona.

Principal photography on "Stay Away, Joe" continued. 

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RCA released the new Elvis soundtrack album "Clambake" in both mono and stereo formats. The album contained 4 bonus songs recorded previously. The sleeve used a smiling publicity shot taken from the movie.

"Clambake" (LPM/LSP-3893)

Songs:

Side 1: "Guitar Man", "Clambake", "Who Needs Money", "A House That Has Everything", "Confidence", "Hey, Hey, Hey"

Side 2: "You Don't Know Me", "The Girl I Never Loved", "How Can You Lose What You Never Had", "Big Boss Man", "Singing Tree", "Just Call Me Lonesome"

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RCA Victor (LSP-3893)

RCA Victor (LPM-3893)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 11, 1967, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Stay Away, Joe"

Sedona, Arizona.

Principal photography on "Stay Away, Joe" continued

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 12, 1967, (Thurs