Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 1, 1968, (Saturday)

VACATION - Hawaii.

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 2, 1968, (Sunday)

PLANE FLIGHT - Hawaii to Los Angeles.

Elvis, Priscilla, and their party returned from Hawaii to Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 3, 1968, (Monday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION MEETING - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California. (1:00 pm)

Elvis, looking tan and fit, reported to the Binder-Howe offices on Sunset at 1:00 pm for the start of two weeks of informal rehearsals. Writers Chris Beard and Allan Blye have created a show with the same thematic link as Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's 1909 theatre staple "The Blue Bird", in which a young man set out from home and searched for happiness, travelled halfway around the world, and returned home again only to find that happiness had resided all along in his own backyard. The show used Elvis' music to carry out this theme, with very little actual dialogue-and with the song "Guitar Man" serving as a kind of autobiographical link, that tied the various sequences together. The show would end with a Christmas song, after which Elvis will simply say goodnight. Asked bis opinion of this approach, Elvis said he liked it, and when Binder and Howe ask for additional input, he simply said, "I like it all."  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 4, 1968, (Tuesday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special began.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           June 5, 1968, (Wednesday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 6, 1968, (Thursday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

ROBERT 'BOBBY' KENNEDY ASSASSINATED

The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

Robert Kennedy, affectionately known as RFK. died after being shot in a San Francisco hotel. Elvis' heartfelt reaction to yet another assassination was something that Binder recognised and wondered if this could be somehow reflected in the special.

Robert Kennedy

(November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968) (RIP) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 7, 1968, (Friday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 8, 1968, (Saturday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 9, 1968, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 10, 1968, (Monday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 11, 1968, (Tuesday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued. Elvis met with costume designer Bill Belew to discuss his ideas for the show, and he readily accepted Belew's suggestions of high "Napoleonic" collars and a black leather suit, but he baulked only at a reprise of the gold suit the Colonel gave him in 1957 but finally they agreed on a gold jacket with black tuxedo pants. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 12, 1968, (Wednesday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

"Speedway" opened across the nation.

"Speedway" (movie trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 13, 1968, (Thursday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 14, 1968, (Friday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 15, 1968, (Saturday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

Binder/Howe Productions, 8833 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California.

Informal rehearsals for the TV Special continued.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 16, 1968, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 17, 1968, (Monday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California.

Elvis reported for rehearsals at the NBC studios in Burbank, California, at 1:00 pm for a meeting with Billy Goldenberg,

Steve Binder's musical arranger. For most of the past two weeks Billy Strange, too, had served as musical director-Elvis'

musical director-but this had proved to be a duplication with little practical application, and by this time Billy Goldenberg, who, like nearly every other member of the crew, had worked with Binder on several previous productions, was in sole charge. From 3:00 to 5:00 pm there was a dance rehearsal with choreographer Jaime Rogers. Also present was Lance LeGault, who helped Elvis with his dance sequences and production numbers, as he had on many of the movies, as well as providing personal encouragement and all-around support. Elvis ended the day with a 5:00 pm music and dialogue rehearsal. This schedule was repeated on both Tuesday and Wednesday. NBC announced to the press that Elvis Presley would star in his first television special, to be aired at Christmas. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 18, 1968, (Tuesday)

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California.

Getting ready to head over to NBC studios. (photos) 

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California.

Rehearsals continued for the TV Special and Tickets were made available for taping of the arena segments of the show. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         June 19, 1968, (Wednesday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "TV Special"

NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California.

Rehearsals continued for the TV Special and Elvis was so eager to work that Steve Binder converted Dean Martin's or Jerry

Lewis' old dressing room into a home for Elvis complete with piano, shower and toilet. He went in there after work to unwind

and jammed with his buddies.

Binder was present for a lot of this and thought to himself "This is the Show, this is the whole show." But when he approached the Colonel about filming these events, Parker refused, so Binder recorded some of these "jam" sessions on audio tape.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 20, 1968, (Thursday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "Elvis TV Special"

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California.

Today and tomorrow Elvis had wardrobe fittings at his home.

SOUNDTRACK PRE-RECORDING SESSION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (8:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Al Casey - Bass Guitar/Keyboards: Larry Knechtal - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: John Cyr - Percussion: Elliot Franks - Bongos: Frank DeVito - Harmonica: Tommy Morgan - Keyboard: Bob Alberti - Keyboard: Tommy Wolfe.

Backup Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love - Jean King - Fanita James.

Additional Backup Vocals: Julie Rinker - BJ Baker - Frank Howren - Bill Lee - Gene Merlino - Thurl Ravenscroft - Bill Brown - Joe Elch - Elaine Black - Dean Parker - Jack Gruberman - Sally Stevens - Jackie Ward - Ronald Hicklin - Tom Baher - Mitch Gordon

Orchestra: Conductor: Billy Goldenberg - Violin: Leonard Atkins - Violin: Leonard Malarsky - Violin: Sidney Sharp - Violin: Thelma Beach - Violin: Marvin Limonick - Violin: Joseph Stepansky - Violin: Alexander Murray - Violin: Ambrose Russo - Cello: Eleanor Saltkin - Cello: Paul Bergstrom - Cello: Christine Walevska - Cello: Emmett Sargeant - Cello: Richard Noel - Cello: Frank Rosolino - Cello: Ernest Tack - Trombone: Francis Howard - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet: John Audino - Trumpet: Manny Stevens - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Saxophone: Anthony Ortega - Saxophone: Peter Christlies - Saxophone: John Kelso - French Horn: Dick Perrisi - French Horn: William Hinshaw.

The Colonel reminded song publisher Freddy Bienstock to stay out of the way once a song had been recorded because song selection and production are now strictly up to Elvis and the producers."If the Colonel can't stick his nose in, the other people are self-explanatory."

At 8:00 pm Elvis reported to Studio One at Western Recorders for pre-recording, with Bones-Howe in charge of production. The band was made up of many of the same musicians who worked the Billy Strange sessions for "Live a Little, Love a Little", with gospel-laced vocal backups by the Blossoms (featuring well-known Phil Spector favourite Darlene Love), who also appeared in several of the production numbers.

Songs recorded: "Nothingville/Guitar Man (Part I)", "Let Yourself Go (Part I)", "Let Yourself Go (Part II)", "Guitar Man (Part II Fast)", "Calliope Carnival", "Big Boss Man", "It Hurts Me (Part I)" (these selections were each part of a "Road" medley that were spliced together later)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 21, 1968, (Friday)

TV SPECIAL PRODUCTION - (NBC) "Elvis TV Special"

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California.

More wardrobe fittings at his home.

SOUNDTRACK PRE-RECORDING SESSION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (2:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Al Casey - Bass Guitar/Keyboards: Larry Knechtal - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: John Cyr - Percussion: Elliot Franks - Bongos: Frank DeVito - Harmonica: Tommy Morgan - Keyboard: Bob Alberti - Keyboard: Tommy Wolfe.

Backup Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love - Jean King - Fanita James.

Additional Backup Vocals: Julie Rinker - BJ Baker - Frank Howren - Bill Lee - Gene Merlino - Thurl Ravenscroft - Bill Brown - Joe Elch - Elaine Black - Dean Parker - Jack Gruberman - Sally Stevens - Jackie Ward - Ronald Hicklin - Tom Baher - Mitch Gordon

Orchestra: Conductor: Billy Goldenberg - Violin: Leonard Atkins - Violin: Leonard Malarsky - Violin: Sidney Sharp - Violin: Thelma Beach - Violin: Marvin Limonick - Violin: Joseph Stepansky - Violin: Alexander Murray - Violin: Ambrose Russo - Cello: Eleanor Saltkin - Cello: Paul Bergstrom - Cello: Christine Walevska - Cello: Emmett Sargeant - Cello: Richard Noel - Cello: Frank Rosolino - Cello: Ernest Tack - Trombone: Francis Howard - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet: John Audino - Trumpet: Manny Stevens - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Saxophone: Anthony Ortega - Saxophone: Peter Christlies - Saxophone: John Kelso - French Horn: Dick Perrisi - French Horn: William Hinshaw.

Pre-recording continued at Western Recorders where Elvis reported to the studio at 2:00 pm each afternoon. On either Thursday or Friday Steve Binder, moved by the intensity that Elvis brought to the recording process and by the person he felt that he had gotten to know over the last few weeks, charged vocal arranger Earl Brown to write a song that embodied the idealism he felt the show should project. To end with "I'll Be Home for Christmas," Binder reckoned, would at this point be sacrilege. "I wanted to let the world know," Binder later said, "that here was a guy who was not prejudiced, who was raised in the heart of prejudice, but who was really above all that."  Brown wrote the song overnight, a hopeful message of sincere, if broadly generalised, idealism called "If I Can Dream," and presented it to Binder, who prevailed upon all the powers that be (Colonel, Singer, NBC) to allow Elvis to end the show on this note. Elvis embraced the idea wholeheartedly, and everyone else fell in line, even the Colonel, who merely insisted that there must be a Christmas song somewhere in the show.

Songs recorded: "Guitar Man (Part II, slow)", "It Hurts Me", "Guitar Man (Part III)/Little Egypt", "Trouble/Guitar Man (Part IV)", "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child", "Where Could I Go But to the Lord", "Up Above My Head", "I Found That Light", "Saved"  (some of these selections were part of a "Gospel" medley that were spliced together later)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 22, 1968, (Saturday)

SOUNDTRACK PRE-RECORDING SESSION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (2:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Al Casey - Bass Guitar/Keyboards: Larry Knechtal - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: John Cyr - Percussion: Elliot Franks - Bongos: Frank DeVito - Harmonica: Tommy Morgan - Keyboard: Bob Alberti - Keyboard: Tommy Wolfe.

Backup Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love - Jean King - Fanita James.

Additional Backup Vocals: Julie Rinker - BJ Baker - Frank Howren - Bill Lee - Gene Merlino - Thurl Ravenscroft - Bill Brown - Joe Elch - Elaine Black - Dean Parker - Jack Gruberman - Sally Stevens - Jackie Ward - Ronald Hicklin - Tom Baher - Mitch Gordon

Orchestra: Conductor: Billy Goldenberg - Violin: Leonard Atkins - Violin: Leonard Malarsky - Violin: Sidney Sharp - Violin: Thelma Beach - Violin: Marvin Limonick - Violin: Joseph Stepansky - Violin: Alexander Murray - Violin: Ambrose Russo - Cello: Eleanor Saltkin - Cello: Paul Bergstrom - Cello: Christine Walevska - Cello: Emmett Sargeant - Cello: Richard Noel - Cello: Frank Rosolino - Cello: Ernest Tack - Trombone: Francis Howard - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet: John Audino - Trumpet: Manny Stevens - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Saxophone: Anthony Ortega - Saxophone: Peter Christlies - Saxophone: John Kelso - French Horn: Dick Perrisi - French Horn: William Hinshaw.

Pre-recording continued at Western Recorders. The material recorded over the last three days would make up two long, complicated medley numbers and the opening of the show. By the time Elvis finished with these, everyone knew that they were home free. 

Songs recorded: "Saved (Part I)", "Preach for the Sky", "Saved (Part II)", "Trouble/Guitar Man (Opening)" (some of these selections were spliced together as part of the "Gospel" medley. The two finished medleys would represent segments of the show based on the guitar man's journey: "being on the road" and a "preacher who has found the light" scene. The audio below is the unedited spliced version of both medleys, plus the show's opening number)

Road Medley (unedited spliced version) - Elvis Presley
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Gospel Medley (unedited spliced version) - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Trouble/Guitar Man (opening) - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Scotty Moore and D. J. Fontana drove from Nashville on the weekend and immediately re-established the same musical and personal rapport they have always had with Elvis. 

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"This Guy's in Love With You" by Herb Alpert.

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"Think" by Aretha Franklin.

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"The Graduate" Soundtrack.

"Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" by Elvis Presley. #59

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"Fist City" by Loretta Lynn.

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"The Temptations Wish it Would Rain"

by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 23, 1968, (Sunday)

SOUNDTRACK PRE-RECORDING SESSION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (2:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Al Casey - Bass Guitar/Keyboards: Larry Knechtal - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: John Cyr - Percussion: Elliot Franks - Bongos: Frank DeVito - Harmonica: Tommy Morgan - Keyboard: Bob Alberti - Keyboard: Tommy Wolfe.

Backup Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love - Jean King - Fanita James.

Additional Backup Vocals: Julie Rinker - BJ Baker - Frank Howren - Bill Lee - Gene Merlino - Thurl Ravenscroft - Bill Brown - Joe Elch - Elaine Black - Dean Parker - Jack Gruberman - Sally Stevens - Jackie Ward - Ronald Hicklin - Tom Baher - Mitch Gordon

Orchestra: Conductor: Billy Goldenberg - Violin: Leonard Atkins - Violin: Leonard Malarsky - Violin: Sidney Sharp - Violin: Thelma Beach - Violin: Marvin Limonick - Violin: Joseph Stepansky - Violin: Alexander Murray - Violin: Ambrose Russo - Cello: Eleanor Saltkin - Cello: Paul Bergstrom - Cello: Christine Walevska - Cello: Emmett Sargeant - Cello: Richard Noel - Cello: Frank Rosolino - Cello: Ernest Tack - Trombone: Francis Howard - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet: John Audino - Trumpet: Manny Stevens - Trumpet: Anthony Terran - Saxophone: Anthony Ortega - Saxophone: Peter Christlies - Saxophone: John Kelso - French Horn: Dick Perrisi - French Horn: William Hinshaw.

Elvis recorded the Earl Brown composition "If I Can Dream" in several impassioned takes, and the band completed an instrumental track of "Memories," a new Mac Davis composition.

Songs recorded: "If I Can Dream", "Memories" (track), "Let Yourself Go" (instrumental) (audio)

If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00
Let Yourself Go (closing instrumental) - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Tommy Tedesco, Elvis and Earl Brown

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 24, 1968, (Monday)

INFORMAL REHEARSAL - (NBC) "TV Special"

Elvis' Dressing Room, NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California. (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Elvis rehearsed some songs for the show in his dressing room at NBC, while Joe Esposito taped the proceedings.

Musicians: Vocals/Guitar: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Percussion: D.J. Fontana - Percussion: Alan Fortas - Tambourine: Lance LeGault.

Songs rehearsed: "I Got a Woman," "Blue Moon/Young Love/Oh Happy Day," "Guitar Boogie," (instrumental) "When it Rains, it Really Pours," "Blue Christmas," "Guitar Boogie," (instrumental) "Are You Lonesome Tonight/That's My Desire," "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," "Peter Gunn Theme," (instrumental) "Love Me," "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again," "Blue Christmas," "Santa Claus is Back in Town," (audio)

I Got a Woman - Elvis Presley
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Blue Moon/Young Love/Oh Happy Day - Elvis Presley
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When it Rains, it Really Pours - Elvis Presley
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Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
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Are You Lonesome Tonight/That's My Desire - Elvis Presley
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That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Elvis Presley
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Peter Gunn Theme (instrumental) - Elvis Presley
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Love Me - Elvis Presley
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When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again - Elvis Presley
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Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
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Santa Claus is Back in Town - Elvis Presley
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SOUNDTRACK OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley.

In the late afternoon Elvis returned to Western Recorders, where he laid down his vocals for "Memories." Bones Howe had spent the day mixing the recordings that were used as the soundtrack for the production numbers in the show. 

Songs overdubbed: "Memories" (vocal overdub) (audio)

Memories (vocal overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 25, 1968, (Tuesday)

INFORMAL REHEARSAL - (NBC) "TV Special"

Elvis' Dressing Room, NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California. (10:00 am - 12:00 noon)

Elvis again rehearsed some songs for the show in his dressing room at NBC, while Joe Esposito taped the proceedings.

Musicians: Vocals/Guitar: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Scotty Moore - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Percussion: D.J. Fontana - Percussion: Alan Fortas - Tambourine: Lance LeGault.

Songs rehearsed: "Danny Boy," (instrumental) "Baby, What You Want Me to do," (instrumental) "Love Me," "Tiger Man," "Santa Claus is Back in Town," "Lawdy, Miss Clawdy," "One Night," "Blue Christmas," "Baby, What You Want Me to do," "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again," "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (audio)

Danny Boy (instrumental) - Elvis Presley
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Baby What You Want Me to do (instrumental) - Elvis Presley
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Love Me - Elvis Presley
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Tiger Man - Elvis Presley
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Santa Claus is Back in Town - Elvis Presley
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Lawdy, Miss Clawdy - Elvis Presley
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One Night - Elvis Presley
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Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
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Baby What You Want Me to do - Elvis Presley
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When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again - Elvis Presley
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Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
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TV SHOW PRODUCTION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Studio 4, NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California. (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley.

Backup Vocals: The Blossoms: Darlene Love - Jean King - Fanita James.

Elvis practised the "Gospel medley" sequence with the Blossoms and Claude and his dancers.

TV SHOW PRODUCTION: - (NBC) "TV Special"

Studio 4, NBC TV Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, California. (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Producer(s): Steve Binder.

Engineer: Bones Howe.

All involved rehearsed the "Guitar Man" segment.