Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 1, 1969, (Thursday)

Elvis and Priscilla celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 2, 1969, (Friday)

The Presley's spent the weekend in Palm Springs. A telegram was sent to Wayne Newton that congratulated him on making his movie debut. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 3, 1969, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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HOT 100:

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Domension.

"Memories" by Elvis Presley. #41

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #79

"How Great Thou Art" by Elvis Presley. #101

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

"Memories" by Elvis Presley. #18

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

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"It's Your Thing" by the Isley Brothers.

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TOP LP's

"Hair" by the Original Cast.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #53

"Elvis Sings Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #194

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HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

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"Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 4, 1969, (Sunday)

VACATION

Hanauma Bay Lookout, Hawaii.

 

 

Elvis and Priscilla flew to Hawaii for a two week holiday with the Gambills, the Fikes, The Espositos and Charlie Hodge. The Presleys' bookings were under the name of the Carpenters, the name of Elvis' character in his last movie "Change of Habit" (Dr. John Carpenter). They stayed at the Ilikai Hotel and the Coco Palms Hotel. Lisa Marie was not on the journey but was taken care of by Priscilla's parents. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     May 5, 1969, (Monday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (9:30 am - 12:00 am)

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: Nate Evans - Violin: Arvid Blumberg - Violin: Hal Saunders - Violin: Edward Freudberg - Viola: Mary Snyder - .Viola: Fred Lewing - Viola: Nono Ravarino - Viola: Vernon Taylor - Cello: Ann Spurbeck - Cello: Peter Spurbeck - Cello: Joshua Langfur.

RCA continued to overdub strings over more pre-recorded songs: "This is the Story", "You'll Think of Me", "Inherit the Wind" and "I'll Be There".

Songs overdubbed: "This is the Story" (strings overdub), "You'll Think of Me" (strings overdub), "Inherit the Wind" (strings overdub), "I'll Be There" (strings overdub)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    May 6, 1969, (Tuesday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

RCA still had quite a lot of overdubbing to do on the rest of the material recorded in Memphis and some tracks left from the movie soundtracks. The routine was that during the day, American Studios looked after the strings and backup vocals overdubs, while RCA in Nashville covered the brass overdubs in the evenings.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (Morning)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis/Chips Moman.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Technician: Roy Shockley

Backup Vocals: Mary 'Jeannie' Greene - Mary Holladay - Susan Pilkington - Donna Thatcher.

RCA continued to overdub backup vocals over more pre-recorded songs including three movie tracks: "Rubberneckin'", "Swing Down Sweet Chariot", "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" and "Stranger in My Own Home Town".

Songs overdubbed: "Rubberneckin'" (backup vocals overdub), "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" (backup vocals overdub), "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" (backup vocals overdub), "Stranger in My Own Home Town" (backup vocals overdub)

Rubberneckin' (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (8:30 pm - 11:30 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Glen Spreen

Musicians: Trumpet: Dick Steff - Trumpet: R.F. Taylor - French Horn: Joe D'Gerolamo - French Horn: Tony Cason - Trombone: Jackie Thomas - Trombone: Jack Hale - Saxophone: Glen Spreen - Saxophone: J.P. Luper.

Later that day brass overdubs were added to: "This is the Story", "Inherit the Wind", "You'll Think of Me", and "I'll Be There".

Songs overdubbed: "This is the Story" (brass overdub), "Inherit the Wind" (brass overdub), "You'll Think of Me" (brass overdub), "I'll Be There" (brass overdub) (audio)

This is the Story (Brass Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Inherit the Wind (Brass Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Be There (Brass Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            May 7, 1969, (Wednesday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis/Chips Moman.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Glen Spreen

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

RCA continued to overdub strings over more pre-recorded songs: "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind", "Without Love (there is nothing)", "From a Jack to a King", "Almost", "Suspicious Minds" and "Stranger in My Own Home Town".

Songs overdubbed: "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind" (strings overdub), "Without Love (there is nothing)" (strings overdub), "From a Jack to a King" (strings overdub), "Almost" (strings overdub), "Suspicious Minds" (strings overdub), "Stranger in My Own Home Town" (strings overdub) (audio)

Suspicious Minds (Strings Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Glen Spreen

Musicians: Trumpet: Dick Steff - Trumpet: R.F. Taylor - French Horn: Joe D'Gerolamo - Trombone: Gerald Richardson - Trombone: Jack Hale - Saxophone: Glen Spreen - Saxophone: J.P. Luper.

Later that day brass overdubs were added to: "From a Jack to a King", "Without Love (there is nothing)", "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind", and "Stranger in My Own Home Town".

Songs overdubbed: "From a Jack to a King" (brass overdub), "Without Love (there is nothing)" (brass overdub), "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind" (brass overdub), "Stranger in My Own Home Town" (brass overdub) (audio)

From a Jack to a King (Brass Overdubs) (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in My Own Home Town (Brass Overdubs) (Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 8, 1969, (Thursday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Today, all of the overdub work was done at American Studios in Memphis.

You'll Think of Me (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Without Love (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (Afternoon)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis/Chips Moman.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Technician: Roy Shockley

Backup Vocals: Mary 'Jeannie' Greene - Mary Holladay - Susan Pilkington - Donna Thatcher.

RCA continued to overdub backup vocals over more pre-recorded songs: "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind", "You'll Think of Me", "Without Love (there is nothing)"

Songs overdubbed: "And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind" (backup vocals overdub), "You'll Think of Me" (backup vocals overdub), "Without Love (there is nothing)" (backup vocals overdub) (audio)

And the Grass Won't Pay No Mind (Backup Vocals Overdub) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

American Sound Studio, 821 Thomas Street, North Memphis, Tennessee. (8:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki

Arranger(s): Glen Spreen

Musicians: Trumpet: Dick Steff - Trumpet: R.F. Taylor - French Horn: Joe D'Gerolamo - French Horn: Tony Cason - Trombone: Gerald Richardson - Trombone: Jack Hale - Saxophone: Glen Spreen - Saxophone: J.P. Luper.

Later that day brass overdubs were added to more songs: "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" and "Almost".

Songs overdubbed: "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard" (brass overdub), "Swing Down Sweet Chariot" (brass overdub), "Almost" (brass overdub) (audio)

Clean Up Your Own Back Yard (Brass Overdubs) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Swing Down Sweet Chariot (Brass Overdubs) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Almost (Brass Overdubs) (Master) - Elvis Presley
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"The Trouble With Girls" premiered in New York City.

"The Trouble With Girls" (Movie Trailer)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         May 9, 1969, (Friday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 10, 1969, (Saturday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Domension.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #41

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Domension.

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"Hungry Eyes" by Merle Haggard.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"It's Your Thing" by the Isley Brothers.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Hair" by the Original Cast.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #53

"Elvis Sings Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #194

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 11, 1969, (Sunday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 12, 1969, (Monday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 13, 1969, (Tuesday)

VACATION - LIVE PERFORMANCE (Tom Jones)

The Pacific Ballroom, The Ilikai Hotel, Wakiki, Hawaii.

Elvis and Priscilla attended Tom Jones' appearance at the Pacific Ballroom at the Ilikai Hotel. After the concert Elvis and

Priscilla went backstage and met Tom.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          May 14, 1969, (Wednesday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

Elvis and his friends spent more time with Tom Jones while on holiday in Hawaii. (photos/video - exact date unknown)

Priscilla, Nora Fike, Tom Jones, Patsy Presley, Joan Esposito, Elvis

Gee Gee Gambill, Lamar Fike, Tom Jones, Elvis, Joe Esposito

Charlie Hodge

Vacation with Tom Jones

(audio: "Aquarius" by the 5th Dimension)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 15, 1969, (Thursday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 16, 1969, (Friday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 17, 1969, (Saturday)

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Domension.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #23

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Domension.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #38

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HOT C&W SIDES:

"My Life" by Bill Anderson.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"The Chokin' Kind" by Joe Simon.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Hair" by the Original Cast.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #52

"Elvis Sings Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #160

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 18, 1969, (Sunday)

The two weeks holidays were over and the group returned to Los Angeles.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 19, 1969, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 20, 1969, (Tuesday)

The Circle G. Ranch in Mississippi was sold for $ 440,000 to the North Mississippi Gun Club. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          May 21, 1969, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 22, 1969, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 23, 1969, (Friday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

Elvis flew to Palm Springs for the weekend. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 24, 1969, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

No information.

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HOT 100:

"Get Back" by the Beatles.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #17

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Happy Heart" by Andy Williams.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #33

BILLBOARD C&W CHART  (singles)

HOT C&W SIDES:

"My Life" by Bill Anderson.

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HOT R&B SIDES:

"The Chokin' Kind" by Joe Simon.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Hair" by the Original Cast.

"Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #61

"Elvis Sings Flaming Star" by Elvis Presley. #148

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

BILLBOARD RHYTHM/BLUES CHART  (LP)

HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   May 25, 1969, (Sunday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  May 26, 1969, (Monday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 May 27, 1969, (Tuesday)

Elvis flew back home to Memphis.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          May 28, 1969, (Wednesday)

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

After sleeping most of the day, Elvis took a swim and then went horseback riding in the late afternoon. He ended up down at

the Graceland gates and signed autographs and talked to the fans. Even though he did this quite a lot in California while he

made movies, It seemed to be a strategy to renew his roots before he went back to performing in public again. Later that evening, at the Memphian Theatre, Elvis screened "Goodbye, Columbus", "Winning" and "Death Of A Gunfighter". He continued to privately screen movies, nearly every night while he was in Memphis. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               May 29, 1969, (Thursday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      May 30, 1969, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                May 31, 1969, (Saturday)

No information.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Get Back" by the Beatles.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #9

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Happy Heart" by Andy Williams.

"In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley. #29