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

Elvis and Priscilla celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary.

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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)

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

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, Californ

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Aquarius

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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Galveston

HOT C&W SIDES:

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

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It's Your Thing

HOT R&B SIDES:

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

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Hair

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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Galveston

HOT C&W ALBUMS

"Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

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HOT R&B ALBUMS

"Cloud Nine" by the Temptations.

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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. 

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

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

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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)

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

VACATION

Hawaii.

No information.

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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.

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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'"