Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 1, 1968, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 2, 1968, (Saturday)

No information.

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HOT 100:

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

"Guitar Man" by Elvis Presley. #43

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Skip a Rope" by Henson Cargill.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"I Wish it Would Rain" by the Temptations.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Blooming Hits" by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.

"Clambake" by Elvis Presley. #64

"Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" by Elvis Presley. #134

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell.

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HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Lady Soul" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 3, 1968, (Sunday)

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 4, 1968, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Elvis reported to M.G.M. for pre-production of his new film, whose working title, "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips", is the same as

that of the comic novel by Dan Greenburg on which it was based. It will be produced by Douglas Laurence and directed, once again,

by Norman Taurog.  

LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE

(M.G.M.) (1968)

Michele Carey

Celeste Yarnall

Norman Taurog

Rudy Vallée

Don Porter

Sterling Holloway

Eddie Hodges

Dick Sargent

Joan Shawlee

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 5, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

As Elvis began script readings and rehearsals for his new film, Bob Finkel was selected as producer for the NBC television

special. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        March 6, 1968, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Script readings and rehearsals continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 7, 1968, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Script readings and rehearsals continued.

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

Western Recorders, Studio 1, 6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. (7:00 pm - 3:00 am)

Producer(s): Billy Strange.

Engineer: Chuck Britz.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Charles Britz - Guitar: Neil Levang - Guitar: Al Casey - Guitar: Joseph 'Bobby' Gibbons - Bass Guitar: Chuck Berghofer - Bass Guitar: Larry Knechtal - Drums: Hal Blaine - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: Gary Coleman - Trombone: Lew McCreary - Trombone: Thomas Shepard - Trombone: Richard Leith - Trombone: Dick Hyde - Trumpet: Roy Caton - Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell - Saxophone: James Horn - Violin: Lou Raderman - Violin: Sidney Sharp - Violin: Leonard Malarsky - Violin: Ralph Schaeffer - Violin: William Kurasch - Violin: Tibor Zelig - Violin: Jerome Reisler - Violin: James Getzoff - Violin: Harry Bluestone - Violin: Arnold Belnick - Violin: Bernard Kundell - Violin: Stanley Plummer - Viola: Harry Hyams - Viola: Joe DiFiore - Viola: Leonard Selic - Viola: Louis Kievman - Viola: David Burke - Viola: Gareth Nuttycombe - Cello: Jesse Ehrlich - Cello: Armand Kaproff - Cello: Joseph Di Tullio - Cello: Victor Sazer - Cello: Frederick Seykora - Cello: H.G. Bemko

Backup Vocals: B.J. Baker - Sally Stevens - Bob Tebow - John Bahler

Elvis went to Western Recorders, where Billy Strange, the arranger/contractor for the cancelled L.A. session the previous

summer, is firmly in charge. He had assembled the same band that he planned to use on the earlier Session, L.A. musicians who

for the most part were unfamiliar to Elvis but who worked sessions for everyone from Sinatra to Sonny and Cher. Elvis worked on the Soundtrack from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am, with songwriter Mac Davis, a recent discovery of Billy Strange's, in attendance for Elvis' rendition of his "A Little Less Conversation"

Songs recorded: "Wonderful World", "Edge of Reality", "A Little Less Conversation", "Almost in Love" (not used) (audio)

Wonderful World - Elvis Presley
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Edge of Reality - Elvis Presley
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A Little Less Conversation (Album Version) - Elvis Presley
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A Little Less Conversation (Single Version) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 8, 1968, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Script readings and rehearsals continued.

"Stay Away, Joe" was released nationwide.

"Stay Away, Joe" (Movie Trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 9, 1968, (Saturday)

No information.

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HOT 100:

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Take Me to Your World" by Tammy Wynette.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"We're a Winner" by the Impressions.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Blooming Hits" by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.

"Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" by Elvis Presley. #119

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Sing Me Back Home" by Merle Haggard.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Lady Soul" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 10, 1968, (Sunday)

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 11, 1968, (Monday)

SOUNDTRACK OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Producer(s): Billy Strange.

Engineer: Chuck Britz.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley.

Elvis returned to Western Recorders to cut the vocal for "Almost in Love"

Songs overdubbed: "Almost in Love" (vocal overdub) (audio)

Almost in Love (vocal overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 12, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 13, 1968, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" began.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 14, 1968, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 15, 1968, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

Marineland of the Pacific, 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Verdes, California.

Elvis filmed scenes on location at Marineland. (photo) Onlookers watched as actress Susan Henning dressed as a mermaid

fed the dolphins. (video)

The Presleys hired Bernard and Rene Sinclair as butler and cook for their new Hillcrest home.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 16, 1968, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

"Stay Away" by Elvis Presley. #83

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"World of our Own" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Blooming Hits" by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.

"Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" by Elvis Presley. #94

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"It Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me"

by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Lady Soul" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 17, 1968, (Sunday)

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 18, 1968, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

There were various locations used during this production: The Pacific Coast Highway, Encinal Canyon Road, Leo Carillo State

Beach, all in Malibu, plus The Hollywood Citizen News Building and the Los Angeles County Music Centre. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 19, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 20, 1968, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 21, 1968, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 22, 1968, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 23, 1968, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

"U.S. Male" by Elvis Presley. #75

"Stay Away" by Elvis Presley. #81

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"World of our Own" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Blooming Hits" by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra.

"Elvis' Gold Records, Vol. 4" by Elvis Presley. #83

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"It Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me"

by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Lady Soul" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 24, 1968, (Sunday)

1174 Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, California?

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 25, 1968, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips"

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

Principal photography for "Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips" continued. The movie title was eventually changed to "Live A Little,

Love A Little"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 26, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Live A Little, Love A Little"

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

Principal photography for "Live A Little, Love A Little" continued.

A religious release to celebrate Easter, this marked the fourth single in six months to be drawn from the two recent Nashville sessions. "We Call On Him"/"You'll Never Walk Alone" (RCA 47-9600). The front of the sleeve used a publicity photo from the movie "Speedway". The rear promoted Elvis' three sacred releases. 

Songs: "We Call On Him"/"You'll Never Walk Alone"

RCA Victor (47-9600)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 27, 1968, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Live A Little, Love A Little"

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

Principal photography for "Live A Little, Love A Little" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 28, 1968, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Live A Little, Love A Little"

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

Principal photography for "Live A Little, Love A Little" continued.

Tom Sarnoff suggested that Elvis did a brief walk-on on another NBC show while shooting his own in June. The Colonel responded that a walk-on and a wave will cost NBC $250,000, as Sarnoff himself would understand, since neither he nor the Colonel wanted to undervalue their product.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 29, 1968, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Live A Little, Love A Little"

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

Principal photography for "Live A Little, Love A Little" continued.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 30, 1968, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

"U.S. Male" by Elvis Presley. #63

"Stay Away" by Elvis Presley. #73

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Love is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"World of our Own" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.