Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             July 1, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 2, 1970, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         July 3, 1970, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 4, 1970, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 5, 1970, (Sunday)

Elvis flew to Los Angeles via Chicago, where he stayed at the Marriott Hotel.  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 6, 1970, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 7, 1970, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 7, 1970, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             July 8, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 9, 1970, (Thursday)

Elvis flew from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and stayed at the International Hotel, before continuing on to Palm Springs. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       July 10, 1970, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 11, 1970, (Saturday)

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"The Love You Save" by the Jackson 5.

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"Woodstock" Soundtrack.

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #14

"Let's Be Friends" by Elvis Presley. #143

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"Just Plain Charley" by Charley Pride.

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"ABC" by the Jackson 5.

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"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 12, 1970, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 13, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 14, 1970, (Tuesday)

REHEARSALS: - M.G.M. "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Stage 1, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California. (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar/Vocals: Charlie Hodge.

 

 

Rehearsals started at M.G.M's Studios, Stage 1 in Culver City for Elvis' third engagement at the International Hotel. They were being filmed by M.G.M. to be included in a new documentary. Elvis rehearsed some songs that included the recent Nashville sessions in June as well as his recent hits. Texan drummer Ronnie Tutt was now brought to replace Bob Lanning in Las Vegas. Soprano Millie Kirkham was also added to the lineup.

 

 

 

 

Songs rehearsed: "Baby, What You Want Me to do", "Words", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "Polk Salad Annie", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "The Next Step is Love", "I've Lost You" (video)

Samples of M.G.M. Rehearsals (July 14)

Elvis arrived at MGM - "Words"

(improved sound)

(Background audio: "I Just Can't Help Believin'" by BJ Thomas.)

"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

(improved sound)

"Polk Salad Annie"

(improved sound)

RCA released Elvis' new single with both songs taken from the Nashville sessions in June. "I've Lost You"/"The Next Step is Love". (RCA 47-9873) The front sleeve was very basic with no photo of Elvis and the rear cover promoted the new upcoming RCA box set.

Songs: "I've Lost You"/"The Next Step is Love"

RCA Victor (47-9873)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 15, 1970, (Wednesday)

REHEARSALS: - M.G.M. "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Stage 1, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California. (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar/Vocals: Charlie Hodge.

 

 

Rehearsals and filming continued at M.G.M.

Songs rehearsed: "Stagger Lee", "Got My Mojo Working", "Mary in the Morning"/"Stranger in the Crowd""I've Lost You""Stranger in the Crowd""The Next Step is Love", "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Sweet Caroline", "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", "I Can't Stop Loving You""It's Your Baby, You Rock it""Crying Time""Ghost Riders in the Sky""Runaway""It's Now or Never""Peter Gunn Theme""Walk a Mile in My Shoes""Love Me""One Night""Alla En El Rancho Grande""That's All Right""Twenty Days and Twenty Nights""That's All Right""Roll Out the Barrel"/"The Warner Bros. Theme""Twenty Days and Twenty Nights""Suzie Q""Patch It Up""Cotton Fields""Sylvia""Stranger in the Crowd""Mona Lisa""How the Web Was Woven" (Elvis at piano)"I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"/"My Wish Came True" (Elvis at piano) (audio/video)

Stagger Lee - Elvis Presley
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Got My Mojo Working - Elvis Presley
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Mary in the Morning - Stranger in the Crowd - Elvis Presley
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I've Lost You - Elvis Presley
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I've Lost You (reprise) - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in the Crowd - Elvis Presley
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The Next Step is Love - Elvis Presley
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You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Elvis Presley
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You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Elvis Presley
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You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Elvis Presley
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Sweet Caroline - Elvis Presley
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Yesterday - Elvis Presley
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Hey Jude - Elvis Presley
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I Can't Stop Loving You - Elvis Presley
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It's Your Baby, You Rock it - Elvis Presley
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Crying Time - Elvis Presley
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Ghost Riders in the Sky - Elvis Presley
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Runaway - Elvis Presley
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It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
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Peter Gunn Theme - Elvis Presley
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Walk a Mile in My Shoes - Elvis Presley
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Love Me - Elvis Presley
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One Night - Elvis Presley
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(Alla En) El Rancho Grande - Elvis Presley
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That's All Right (Blues Version) - Elvis Presley
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Twenty Days and Twenty Nights - Elvis Presley
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That's All Right - Elvis Presley
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Roll Out the Barrel/Warner Bros. Theme - Elvis Presley
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Twenty Days and Twenty Nights - Elvis Presley
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Twenty Days and Twenty Nights - Elvis Presley
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Suzie Q (Instrumental) - Elvis Presley
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Patch it Up - Elvis Presley
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Cotton Fields - Elvis Presley
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Sylvia - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in the Crowd - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in the Crowd - Elvis Presley
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Mona Lisa - Elvis Presley
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How the Web was Woven - Elvis Presley
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I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen - Elvis Presley
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Samples of M.G.M. Rehearsals (July 15)

"Crying Time"

(improved sound)

"That's All Right"

(improved sound)

"Twenty Days and Twenty Nights"

(improved sound)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 16, 1970, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS: - M.G.M. "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Stage 1, 10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California. (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar/Vocals: Charlie Hodge.

 

 

Rehearsals continued in Culver City with no film crew or recording equipment.

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       July 17, 1970, (Friday)

 Elvis flew to Palm Springs for a long weekend. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 18, 1970, (Saturday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

No information.

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"(They Long to be) Close to You" by the Carpenters.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #37

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"He Loves Me All the Way" by Tammy Wynette.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #40

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"The Love You Save" by the Jackson 5.

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TOP LP's

"Woodstock" Soundtrack.

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #14

"Let's Be Friends" by Elvis Presley. #152

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HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Just Plain Charley" by Charley Pride.

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #27

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"ABC" by the Jackson 5.

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"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

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BEST SELLING CASSETTE

"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

Record companies began to press forward regarding the use of quadrasonic sound with further improvements like noise reduction being developed by Dolby Electronics. Video cassette for domestic use was also being touted as the next big thing.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 19, 1970, (Sunday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 20, 1970, (Monday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

Elvis bought Colonel Parker some patio furniture as a belated Birthday present for last month. 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee.

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Arranger(s): Norbert Puttnam/David Briggs.

Musicians: Contractor: Mary Jarvis - Trumpet: George Tidwell - Trumpet: Don Sheffield - Trumpet: Bob Phillips - Violin: Lillian Hunt - Violin: Howard Carpenter - Violin: Martin Katahn - Violin: George Binkley III - Violin: Albert Coleman - Violin: Wally Lortz - Viola: Marvin Chantry - Viola: Gary Vanosdale - Viola: Bobby Becker - Viola: John Darnall - Cello: Byron Bach - Cello: Martha McCrory - Cello: David Vanderkooi - Percussion: Farrell Morris - Trombone: Dennis Good - Trombone: Rex E. Green - Tromone: Gene 'Cam' Mullins - Trombone: William Humble - French Horn: Jerry Haynie - Organ: David Briggs.

More overdubbing in Nashville. Now additional brass and strings were added to the Nashville masters. "Heart of Rome", "Mary in the Morning", "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water", "Sylvia", "Stranger in the Crowd" and "How the Web Was Woven" were completed.

Songs overdubbed: "Heart of Rome" (brass and strings overdub), "Mary in the Morning" (brass and strings overdub), "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water" (brass and strings overdub), "Sylvia" (brass and strings overdub), "Stranger in the Crowd" (brass and strings overdub), "How the Web Was Woven" (brass and strings overdub) (audio)

Heart of Rome (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Edited Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in the Crowd (Overdubbed Faded Master) - Elvis Presley
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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee.

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Arranger(s): Norbert Puttnam/David Briggs.

Musicians: Contractor: Mary Jarvis - Trumpet: George Tidwell - Trumpet: Don Sheffield - Trumpet: Bob Phillips - Violin: Lillian Hunt - Violin: Howard Carpenter - Violin: Martin Katahn - Violin: George Binkley III - Violin: Albert Coleman - Violin: Wally Lortz - Viola: Marvin Chantry - Viola: Gary Vanosdale - Viola: Bobby Becker - Viola: John Darnall - Cello: Byron Bach - Cello: Martha McCrory - Cello: David Vanderkooi - Percussion: Farrell Morris - Trombone: Dennis Good - Trombone: Rex E. Green - Tromone: Gene 'Cam' Mullins - Trombone: William Humble - French Horn: Jerry Haynie - Organ: David Briggs.

Back in the studio later that evening, additional brass overdubs were added to the Nashville masters. "Cindy, Cindy", "Got My Mojo Working"/"Keep Your Hands off of it", "How the Web Was Woven" and "Patch it Up" were completed.

Songs overdubbed: "Cindy, Cindy" (brass overdub), "Got My Mojo Working"/"Keep Your Hands off of it" (additional brass overdub), "How the Web Was Woven" (additional brass overdub), "Patch it Up" (brass overdub) (audio)

Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 21, 1970, (Tuesday)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 22, 1970, (Wednesday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee.

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick - Fiddle: Buddy Spicher - Banjo: Bobby Thompson - Organ: David Briggs.

More overdubbing in Nashville. Now additional band overdubs were added to the Nashville masters. "Little Cabin on the Hill", "How the Web Was Woven", "Sylvia" and "Patch it Up" were completed.

Songs overdubbed: "Little Cabin on the Hill" (additional band overdub), "How the Web was Woven" (additional band overdub), "Sylvia" (additional band overdub), "Patch it Up" (additional band overdub) (audio)

Little Cabin on the Hill (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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How the Web Was Woven (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Sylvia (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Patch it Up (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               July 23, 1970, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS: - M.G.M. "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 1:00 am)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar/Vocals: Charlie Hodge.

 

 

Rehearsals for the upcoming show in Las Vegas moved to the RCA studio on Sunset, where they worked from 7.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Elvis ran through more than 60 songs with Ronnie Tutt, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Glen D. Hardin and Charlie Hodge.

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 24, 1970, (Friday)

REHEARSALS: - M.G.M. "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. (7:00 pm - 1:00 am)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvi