Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 1, 1969, (Sunday)

Elvis wanted to make sure that his engagement in Las Vegas would be a successful one, so around this time through Tom Diskin, he started to contact various musicians about accompanying him. His first choices Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana and the Jordanaires were unavailable due to heavy work commitments and the Blossoms were already  employed backing up Tom Jones in concert. He even contemplated getting Chips Moman and the boys from American Sound, but the Colonel would never agree to that scenario. When he asked, Elvis was told that the best two guitar players out there right now were Glen Campbell and James Burton. Campbell was hitting the big time as a solo artist with much success, so Elvis rang James Burton and after a three hour conversation it was agreed that James would help putting the band together. Elvis said he would be flying out to Los Angeles in a few weeks and they would hold some auditions. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 2, 1969, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 3, 1969, (Tuesday)

No information.

"From Elvis in Memphis" (P8S-1456) was released on Stereo 8 Track Tape.

Sometime in early June, RCA released a new Elvis studio album. It contained high quality material recorded at American Sound. It was only available in stereo. The front cover used a live shot from the NBC TV show and the rear had a publicity picture originally used for the movie "Viva Las Vegas".

"From Elvis in Memphis" (LSP-4155)

Songs:

Side 1: "Wearin' That Loved On Look", "Only the Strong Survive", "I'll Hold You in My Heart (till I can hold you in my arms)", "Long Black Limousine", "It Keeps Right On A_Hurtin'", I'm Movin' On"

Side 2: "Power of My Love", "Gentle On My Mind", "After Loving You", "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road", "Any Day Now", "In the Ghetto"

RCA Victor (LSP-4155)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           June 4, 1969, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 5, 1969, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 6, 1969, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 7, 1969, (Saturday)

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"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #79

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"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

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"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 8, 1969, (Sunday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

Elvis was back down at the gates of Graceland again, where he signed autographs and talked to the fans. Colonel Parker didn't

like him doing this, but Elvis felt that he had to get used to the crowds again. (photos)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 9, 1969, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 10, 1969, (Tuesday)

Kirk Kerkorian, owner of the International Hotel, booked an 8:00 pm flight for Elvis, Gee Gee, Lamar and Charlie Hodge from Memphis to Las Vegas, to look at the construction of the new showroom.

CATCHING UP WITH TOM JONES

The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Elvis met with Tom Jones. In attendance were: Chris Ellis (Tom's Personal Assistant), Chris Slade (Tom Jones' drummer) and photographer Peter C. Bosari. (photos)

Chris Ellis, Elvis Presley, Chris Slade, Tom Jones

Elvis Presley, Peter C. Bosari, Tom Jones

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 11, 1969, (Wednesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 12, 1969, (Thursday)

Elvis travelled on to Los Angeles for wardrobe fittings of designer Bill Belews who had organised the costumes for the upcoming Las Vegas shows. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 13, 1969, (Friday)

Elvis flew down to Palm Springs for the weekend. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 14, 1969, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

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"Bayou Country" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 15, 1969, (Sunday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

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Elvis stopped off in Las Vegas on his way back home to Memphis. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 17, 1969, (Tuesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

No information. 

RCA released a new Elvis single (RCA 47-9747). The A-side "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" a bluesy tune taken from his new movie "The Trouble With Girls" and on the flip-side was "The Fair's Moving On" a strong ballad taken from his new album "From Elvis in Memphis". The front of the sleeve used a publicity photo from the movie "Live A Little, Love A Little." and promoted both the upcoming new movie and album.

Songs: "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard"/"The Fair's Moving On"

RCA Victor (47-9747)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 18, 1969, (Wednesday)

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 19, 1969, (Thursday)

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

 

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 20, 1969, (Friday)

Elvis travelled back to Memphis from Nevada. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 21, 1969, (Saturday)

Elvis returned back home to Memphis.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 22, 1969, (Sunday)

Elvis wanted to make sure that his engagement in Las Vegas would be a successful one, so around this time through Tom Diskin, he started to contact various musicians about accompanying him. His first choices Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana and the Jordanaires were unavailable due to heavy work commitments and the Blossoms were already  employed backing up Tom Jones in concert. He even contemplated getting Chips Moman and the boys from American Sound, but the Colonel would never agree to that scenario. When he asked, Elvis was told that the best two guitar players out there right now were Glen Campbell and James Burton. Campbell was hitting the big time as a solo artist with much success, so Elvis rang James Burton and after a three hour conversation it was agreed that James would help putting the band together. Elvis said he would be flying out to Los Angeles in a few weeks and they would hold some auditions. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 23, 1969, (Monday)

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 24, 1969, (Tuesday)

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         June 25, 1969, (Wednesday)

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 26, 1969, (Thursday)

No information. 

Colonel Parker celebrated his 60th birthday.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 27, 1969, (Friday)

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 28, 1969, (Saturday)

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"Bayou Country" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 29, 1969, (Sunday)

No information. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 30, 1969, (Monday)

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