Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 1, 1969, (Saturday)

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"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone.

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"I've Gotta Be Me" by Sammy Davis Jr.

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"To Make Love Sweeter for You" by Jerry Lee Lewis.

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"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone.

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TOP LP's

"The White Album"by the Beatles.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #13

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HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

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"Soul '69" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 2, 1969, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 3, 1969, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 4, 1969, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        March 5, 1969, (Wednesday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Decca Universal Studio, Universal City, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): William Goldenberg.

Engineer: Mel Metcalf.

Technician: Ray Shockley.

Musicians: Vocals/: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Dennis Budimir - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Howard Roberts - Bass Guitar: Joe Mondragon - Bass Guitar: Lyle Ritz - Bass Guitar: Carol Kaye - Drums: Carl 'Cubby' O'Brien - Piano: Roger Kellaway.

At the Decca Universal Studios Elvis began recording the soundtrack for his latest feature film, "Change Of Habit", he worked from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am. The following songs were recorded: "Change Of Habit" and "Let's Be Friends".  

Songs recorded: "Change of Habit", "Let's Be Friends" (audio)

Change of Habit - Elvis Presley
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Let's Be Friends (Composite Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 6, 1969, (Thursday)

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING SESSION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Decca Universal Studio, Universal City, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): William Goldenberg.

Engineer: Phil Yen.

Technician: Ray Shockley.

Musicians: Vocals/: Elvis Presley - Guitar: Dennis Budimir - Guitar: Mike Deasy - Guitar: Howard Roberts - Guitar: Robert Bain - Bass Guitar: Joe Mondragon - Bass Guitar: Lyle Ritz - Bass Guitar: Max Bennett - Drums: Carl 'Cubby' O'Brien - Piano: Roger Kellaway.

Again Elvis worked from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am and recorded the other two songs for "Change Of Habit", they were "Let Us Pray" and "Have A Happy". Elvis will have to record a new vocal for "Let Us Pray" at a later date.  

Songs recorded: "Let Us Pray", "Have a Happy" (audio)

Have a Happy (Vocal Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 7, 1969, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 8, 1969, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

Elvis spent the weekend in Palm Springs.

RCA, who had pioneered the Stereo 8-Track Cartridge announced their intention to make their music available in Cassette form from the middle of the year. 8-Track was still very popular in the automotive market and music Cassettes were more aimed at the portable end of the market. CBS were now the only major company left to still cross over.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"I've Gotta Be Me" by Sammy Davis Jr.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Only the Lonely" by Sonny James.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Give it Up or Turnit a Loose" by James Brown.

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TOP LP's

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #20

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HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Soul '69" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 9, 1969, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 10, 1969, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Elvis reported to Universal for pre-production on "Change Of Habit."

CHANGE OF HABIT

(UNIVERSAL) (1969)

Mary Tyler Moore

Leora Dana

William A. Graham

Barbara McNair

Ed Asner

Regis Toomey

Laura Figueroa

Jane Elliot

Nefti Millet

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 11, 1969, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      March 12, 1969, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography began on "Change of Habit" at Universal Studios, but also included locations around Los Angeles. One of

them was the Ajax Market at Western Avenue, south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Also Magnolia Park in North Hollywood was used for the football scenes. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      March 12, 1969, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Glassman's Market, Western Avenue, Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The cast and crew were on location at Glassman's Market which doubled as the "Ajax Market" during the filming of "Change of

Habit".

"Charro!" opened nationally.

"Charro!" (Movie Trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 13, 1969, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 14, 1969, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 15, 1969, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Dizzy" by Tommy Roe.

"Memories" by Elvis Presley. #107

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"You Gave Me a Mountain" by Frankie Laine.

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Only the Lonely" by Sonny James.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"Give it Up or Turnit a Loose" by James Brown.

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TOP LP's

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #30

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Soul '69" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 16, 1969, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 17, 1969, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 18, 1969, (Tuesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Mike Leech/Glen Spreen

Musicians: Viola: Glen Spreen - Violin: Noel Gilbert - Violin: Gloria Hendricks - Violin: Albert Edelman - Violin: Robert Snyder - Violin: Anna Oldham - Violin: Hal Saunders - Violin: Edward Freudberg - Viola: Mary Snyder - Viola: John Wehlan - Viola: Nono Ravarino - Viola: Vernon Taylor - Cello: Anne Kendall - Cello: Peter Spurbeck.

At American Studio's without Elvis, the band started to overdub instruments and choir to songs already recorded at American Studio's. Strings were added to the following tracks: "In The Ghetto", "Any Day Now", "Long Black Limousine" and "Kentucky Rain"

Songs overdubbed: "In The Ghetto" (strings overdub), "Any Day Now" (strings overdub), "Long Black Limousine" (strings overdub), "Kentucky Rain" (strings overdub) (audio)

Long Black Limousine (Strings Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Mike Leech/Glen Spreen

Musicians: Trumpet: Wayne Jackson - Trumpet: R.F. Taylor - French Horn: Joe D'Gerolamo - French Horn: Tony Cason - Trombone: Jackie Thomas - Trombone: Jack Hale - Saxophone: Glen Spreen.

Later that day brass overdubs were added to: "Hey Jude", "Kentucky Rain", "Only the Strong Survive", "Gentle On My Mind""In the Ghetto", "My Little Friend", "Mama Liked the Roses" and "Any Day Now"

Songs overdubbed: "Hey Jude" (brass overdub), "Kentucky Rain" (brass overdub), "Only the Strong Survive" (brass overdub), "Gentle On My Mind" (brass overdub), "In the Ghetto" (brass overdub), "My Little Friend" (brass overdub), "Mama Liked the Roses" (brass overdub), "Any Day Now" (brass overdub) (audio)

In the Ghetto (Brass Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 19, 1969, (Wednesday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (11:30 pm - 2:30 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Mike Leech/Glen Spreen

Musicians: Viola: Mike Leech - Violin: Noel Gilbert - Violin: Gloria Hendricks - Violin: Albert Edelman - Violin: Robert Snyder - Violin: Anna Oldham - Violin: Hal Saunders - Violin: Edward Freudberg - Viola: Mary Snyder - .Viola: John Wehlan - Viola: Nono Ravarino - Viola: Vernon Taylor - Cello: Anne Kendall - Cello: Peter Spurbeck.

RCA continued to overdub strings over more pre-recorded songs: "My Little Friend", "Mama Liked the Roses", "Hey Jude", "Gentle On My Mind".

Songs overdubbed: "My Little Friend" (strings overdub), "Mama Liked the Roses" (strings overdub), "Hey Jude" (strings overdub), "Gentle On My Mind" (strings overdub) (audio)

Mama Liked the Roses (Strings Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm) (10:00 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Mike Leech/Glen Spreen

Musicians: Trumpet: Wayne Jackson - Trumpet: R.F. Taylor - French Horn: Joe D'Gerolamo - French Horn: Tony Cason - Trombone: Jackie Thomas - Trombone: Jack Hale - Saxophone: Glen Spreen.

Later that day brass overdubs were added to: "Power of My Love", "Don't Cry Daddy", and "Rubberneckin'".

Songs overdubbed: "Power of My Love" (brass overdub), "Don't Cry Daddy" (brass overdub), "Rubberneckin'" (brass overdub)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 20, 1969, (Thursday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. 

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis/Chips Moman.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Technician: Roy Shockley

Backup Vocals: Donna Rhodes - Mary Holladay - Sandy Posey. (photos)

Backup vocals overdub were added by RCA: "Gentle On My Mind""Kentucky Rain""Only the Strong Survive""Power of My Love""Any Day Now", "Wearin' That Loved On Look""My Little Friend and "Hey Jude".

Songs overdubbed: "Gentle On My Mind" (backup vocals overdub), "Kentucky Rain" (backup vocals overdub), "Only the Strong Survive" (backup vocals overdub), "Power of My Love" (backup vocals overdub), "Any Day Now" (backup vocals overdub), "Wearin' That Loved On Look" (backup vocals overdub), "My Little Friend" (backup vocals overdub), "Hey Jude" (backup vocals overdub), (audio)

Kentucky Rain (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Power of My Love Backup Vocals Overdub) (Unedited M) - Elvis Presley
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Power of My Love (Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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Any Day Now (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Wearin' That Loved On Look (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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My Little Friend (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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Hey Jude (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Vernon Presley, Chips Moman

Donna Rhodes, Sandy Posey and Mary Holladay

Vernon Presley, Felton Jarvis

Donna Rhodes, Sandy Posey and Mary Holladay

Al Pachucki

Donna Rhodes, Sandy Posey and Mary Holladay

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Musicians: Guitar: Reggie Young - Organ: Bobby Emmons - Bass Guitar: Tommy Cogbill - Piano: Ronnie Milsap - Harmonica: Ed Kollis.

Final overdubs were added to:  "Gentle On My Mind".

Songs overdubbed: "Gentle On My Mind" (band & Harmony Vocals overdub).

Gentle On My Mind (Band Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 21, 1969, (Friday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit." 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis/Chips Moman.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Mike Leech/Glen Spreen

Musicians: Viola: Glen Spreen - Violin: Noel Gilbert - Violin: Gloria Hendricks - Violin: Robert Snyder - Violin: Anna Oldham - Violin: Hal Saunders - Violin: Edward Freudberg - Viola: Mary Snyder - .Viola: John Wehlan - Viola: Nono Ravarino - Viola: Vernon Taylor - Cello: Anne Kendall - Cello: Peter Spurbeck - Cello: Pamela Blackwell.

Strings were overdubbed by RCA on the following songs: "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'""Don't Cry Daddy" and "Only the Strong Survive".

Songs overdubbed: "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'" (strings overdub), "Don't Cry Daddy" (strings overdub), "Only the Strong Survive" (strings overdub) (audio)

Don't Cry Daddy (Strings Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Only the Strong Survive (Strings Overdub) (Unedited M) - Elvis Presley
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Only the Strong Survive (Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            March 22, 1969, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Dizzy" by Tommy Roe.

"Memories" by Elvis Presley. #67

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"You Gave Me a Mountain" by Frankie Laine.

"Memories" by Elvis Presley. #40

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Only the Lonely" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD R&B CHART  (singles)

HOT R&B SIDES:

"Runaway Child Running Wild" by the Temptations.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #29

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Soul '69" by Aretha Franklin.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 23, 1969, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 24, 1969, (Monday)

MOVIE PRODUCTION: - (UNIVERSAL) "Change of Habit"

Universal Studios, Universal City, Hollywood, California.

Principal photography continued on "Change of Habit."