Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 1, 1968, (Tuesday)

Elvis attended Dewey's funeral at the Memphis Funeral Home, where ten years earlier services for his mother were conducted. He offered Dewey's widow his condolences and any assistance if needed, he told her, "Mrs. Dorothy, Dewey was my friend." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 2, 1968, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 3, 1968, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 4, 1968, (Friday)

 Elvis screened "Gone with the Wind" at the Crosstown Theater. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 5, 1968, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 6, 1968, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 7, 1968, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 8, 1968, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 9, 1968, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 10, 1968, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 11, 1968, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 12, 1968, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 13, 1968, (Sunday)

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Priscilla and Lisa Marie. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 14, 1968, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 15, 1968, (Tuesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (National General Pictures) "Charro!"

Stage 7, Samuel Goldwyn Studio - 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 12:00 am)

 

 

Musical Conductor(s): Hugh Montenegro.

Arranger(s): Hugh Montenegro - Billy Strange - David Gates.

Engineer: Kevin Cleary.

Musicians: Guitar: Tommy Tedesco - Guitar: Ralph Grasso - Guitar: Howard Roberts - Bass Guitar: Raymond Brown - Bass Guitar: Max Bennett - Drums: Carl 'Cubby' O'Brien - Piano: Don Randi - Percussion: Emil Radocchia

The intention all along was for "Charro!" to present Elvis in a straight dramatic role, but M.G.M. now called upon him to record a Mac Davis title song, along with one other number which in the end would not make it into the finished film. Arranger and producer Hugo Montenegro (whose "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," from the spaghetti Western of the same name, peaked at #2 on the pop charts earlier in the year) conducted the proceedings. 

Songs recorded: "Let's Forget About the Stars" (track), "Charro!" (track)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 16, 1968, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 17, 1968, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 18, 1968, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 19, 1968, (Saturday)

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs. 

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"Cheap Thrills" by Big Brother & the Holding Company.

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"Gentle On My Mind" by Glen Campbell.

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"Aretha Now" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 20, 1968, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 21, 1968, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 22, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California. (11:00 am)

Elvis began pre-production for his new (and final) M.G.M. feature film, presently called "Chautauqua", where rehearsals started

at 11:00 am. The film was produced by Lester Welch and directed by "Stay Away, Joe" director Peter Tewksbury.

The Colonel expressed concern that the title will be difficult to advertise properly, and the name would have to be changed.

CHATAUQUA (THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS - and how to get into it)

(M.G.M.) (1968)

Marlyn Mason

Joyce Van Patten

Peter Tewksbury

Sheree North

Dabney Coleman

John Carradine

Anissa Jones

Vincent Price

Edward Andrews

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 23, 1968, (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

United Artists Recording Studio, 6050 Sunset Boulevard, California. (7:00 pm - 3:15 am)

Musical Conductor(s): Billy Strange

Engineer: Eddie Brackett.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Jerry McGee - Guitar: Morton Marker - Guitar: Robert Gibbons - Bass Guitar: Max Bennett - Drums: Frank Carlson - Drums: John Guerin - Piano: Don Randi - Clarinet: Buddy Colette - Trumpet: Roy Caton - Trombone: Lew McCreary.

Backup Vocals: The Mello Men - Jack Halloran - Ronald Hicklin.

Elvis worked on the soundtrack for "Chautauqua" at United Artists Recorders at 6050 Sunset Boulevard, with Billy Strange as producer. Elvis revisited an old gospel song he originally recorded in 1960, "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" and sang a duet with Marlyn Mason on "Signs of the Zodiac". The "College Medley" consisted of many parts, one of them "Violet" was based on "Aura Lee" which also had the same melody as "Love Me Tender."

Songs recorded: "Chatauqua" (instrumental), "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot", "Signs of the Zodiac", "Almost", "College Medley" (audio)

Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Swing Down, Sweet Chariot (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Signs of the Zodiac - Elvis Presley/Marlyn Mason
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Almost (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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College Medley - Elvis Presley
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"Live a Little, Love a Little" was released nationally.

"Live a Little, Love a Little" (movie trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 24, 1968, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 25, 1968, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 26, 1968, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

Elvis spent every weekend during filming in Palm Springs. 

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"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" by Eddy Arnold.

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"Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell"

by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell.

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"Aretha Now" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 27, 1968, (Sunday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 28, 1968, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

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

Principal photography began on "Chautauqua."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 29, 1968, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

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

Principal photography continued on "Chautauqua."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  October 30, 1968, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

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

Principal photography continued on "Chautauqua."

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 31, 1968, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) "Chautauqua"

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

Principal photography continued on "Chautauqua."

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