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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 1, 1970, (Monday)

Dallas, Texas.

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At a cost of $1,950 a guardhouse was constructed at the gates of Graceland. (photo)

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Felton Jarvis started to work directly for Elvis, he quit his job as a Producer for RCA. He was not only be working with Elvis in the Recording Studio, but in Las Vegas and On Tour, too. For RCA he now operated as an independent contractor, and received $750 for every "Master" of Elvis' that he delivered. He also got an added 2% royalty. The only catch with the contract was that he had to deliver at least fifteen "Masters" from the first sessions, which were due to begin in three days time. In recent times, only at last years American Studio Sessions, did they achieve that many songs in one group of sessions. Felton decided he was not going back to American Studios and made arrangements to record at RCA's Studio B in Nashville instead. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 2, 1970, (Tuesday)

Dallas, Texas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           June 3, 1970, (Wednesday)

Elvis left Dallas and returned home to Memphis. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 4, 1970, (Thursday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 1:00 am) (1:30 am - 4:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Piano: David Briggs - Organ/Harmonica/Marimba: Charlie McCoy.

At RCA's Studio B in Nashville, Elvis started his first new session at 6:00 pm with a new studio band. Gone are Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, Floyd Cramer, Bobby Moore, Buddy Harmon and The Jordanaires, and in comes Norbert Putnam (Bass), Jerry Carrigan (Drums), Charlie McCoy (Organ & Harmonica), David Briggs (Piano) and Chip Young (Guitar) to work alongside James Burton and Charlie Hodge. This first session lasted for more than ten hours and eight songs were recorded as well as trying out "Faded Love", without having the words to the song. Songs recorded were "Twenty Days And Twenty Nights", "I've Lost You", "I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago", "The Sound Of Your Cry", "The Fool", "A Hundred Years From Now", "Little Cabin On The Hill" and "Cindy, Cindy".  

Songs recorded: "Twenty Days and Twenty Nights" (undubbed master), "I've Lost You" (undubbed master), "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago" (unedited master), "The Sound of Your Cry" (undubbed master), "Faded Love" (tryout), "The Fool" (undubbed master), "A Hundred Years From Now" (jam), "Little Cabin on the Hill" (undubbed master), "Cindy, Cindy"(undubbed master) (audio)

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Twenty Days and Twenty Nights (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I've Lost You (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago (Unedited Master) - Elvis Presley
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The Sound of Your Cry (Unedited, Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Faded Love (Country Version) - Elvis Presley
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The Fool (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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A Hundred Years From Now (Spliced Master) - Elvis Presley
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Little Cabin on the Hill (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Cindy, Cindy (Unedited, Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 5, 1970, (Friday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 1:00 am) (1:30 am - 4:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar/Harmony Vocal: Charlie Hodge - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Piano: David Briggs - Organ/Harmonica/Marimba: Charlie McCoy.

Recording continued from 6:00 pm until 4:30 am and among the songs recorded was the current smash by Simon and Garfunkel; "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off It", "How The Web Was Woven", "It's Your Baby,You Rock It", "Stranger In The Crowd", "I'll Never Know" and "Mary In The Morning"

Songs recorded:  "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (unrepaired undubbed master), "Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off It" (unedited, undubbed master), "How The Web Was Woven" (undubbed master), "It's Your Baby,You Rock It" (undubbed master), "Stranger In The Crowd" (undubbed master), "I'll Never Know" (undubbed master), "Mary in the Morning" (undubbed master) (audio)

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Bridge Over Troubled Water (Unrepaired, Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Got My Mojo Working/Keep Your Hands Off of it (Unedited, Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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How the Web was Woven (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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It's Your Baby, You Rock it (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Stranger in the Crowd (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Never Know (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Mary in the Morning (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 6, 1970, (Saturday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 1:00 am) (1:30 am - 4:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar/Harmony Vocal: Charlie Hodge - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Piano: David Briggs - Organ/Harmonica/Marimba: Charlie McCoy.

Recording again continued from 6:00 pm until 4:30 am and songs recorded were "I Didn't Make It On Playing Guitar" (Jam), "It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)", "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (A big hit for Dusty Springfield in 1966), "Just Pretend", "This Is Our Dance", "Life" and "Heart Of Rome"

Songs recorded: "I Didn't Make It On Playing Guitar" (Jam), "It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing)" (undubbed master), "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (undubbed master), "Just Pretend" (undubbed master), "This is Our Dance" (undubbed master), "Life" (undubbed master), "Heart of Rome" (undubbed master) (audio)

I Didn't Make it on Playing Guitar (jam) - Elvis Presley
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It Ain't No Big Thing (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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