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)

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. 

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)

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)

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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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Just Pretend (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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This is Our Dance (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Life (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Heart of Rome (Spliced Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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"De Ja Vu" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 7, 1970, (Sunday)

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 continues from 6:00 pm until 4:30 am and songs recorded were "When I'm Over You", "I Really Don't Want To Know", "Faded Love", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "The Next Step Is Love", "Make The World Go Away", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" and Elvis also re-recorded his 1966 track "Love Letters" which like the original featured David Briggs on piano. 

Songs recorded:  "When I'm Over You" (undubbed master), "I Really Don't Want To Know" (undubbed master), "Faded Love" (undubbed master), "Tomorrow Never Comes" (undubbed master), "The Next Step is Love" (undubbed master), "Make the World Go Away" (undubbed master)"Funny How Time Slips Away" (unedited, undubbed master), "I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water" (undubbed master), "Love Letters" (undubbed master) (audio)

When I'm Over You (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I Really Don't Want to Know (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Faded Love (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Tomorrow Never Comes (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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The Next Step is Love (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Make the World Go Away (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Funny How Time Slips Away (Unedited, Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Love Letters (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 8, 1970, (Monday)

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.

On the last night of the session, songs recorded were "There Goes My Everything", "If I Were You", "Only Believe", "Sylvia" and "Patch It Up"

With thirty five "Masters" recorded in five nights, this is the most productive Recording Session Elvis has had so far, and Felton Jarvis felt pretty confident of the future ahead. 

Songs recorded: "There Goes My Everything" (undubbed master), "If I Were You" (undubbed master), "Only Believe" (undubbed master), "Sylvia" (undubbed master), "Patch It Up"(undubbed master) (audio)

There Goes My Everything (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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If I Were You (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Only Believe (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Sylvia (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Patch it Up (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 9, 1970, (Tuesday)

Elvis headed back to Memphis.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Lead Guitar: James Burton - Percussion: Jerry Carrigan - Organ: David Briggs - Trumpet: Charlie McCoy.

Felton got to work immediately with overdubbing duties on the Nashville masters while some of the band members were still available in Nashville .

Songs overdubbed: "I've Lost You" (band overdub), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (band overdub), "Just Pretend" (band overdub), "The Next Step is Love" (band overdub), "Sylvia"(band overdub)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 10, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 11, 1970, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 12, 1970, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 13, 1970, (Saturday)

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"The Long and Winding Road" by the Beatles.

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EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Daughters of Darkness" by Tom Jones.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #5

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Hello Darlin'" by Conway Twitty.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #65

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BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Love on a Two-Way Street" by the Moments.

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TOP LP's

"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

"Let's Be Friends" by Elvis Presley. #113

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"Just Plain Charley" by Charley Pride.

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"The Isaac Hayes Movement" by Isaac Hayes.

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"McCartney" by Paul McCartney.

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 14, 1970, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 15, 1970, (Monday)

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RCA Victor (TP3-1043)

RCA Victor (P8S-1594)

4 Track Tape. (TP3-1043)

8 Track Tape. (P8S-1594)

Cassette Tape. (PK-1594)

RCA Victor (PK-1594)

Sometime in June, RCA released a new 'live' Elvis album titled "On Stage" (LSP-4362). It contained live material that had been recorded by RCA in Las Vegas mostly during Elvis' second engagement. The album showed Elvis' interest in other performers work that included artists like; Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Joe South, Tony Joe White, Del Shannon and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The front cover stated 'February 1970' even though some performances actually happened in 1969. The album also had some overdubbing done to certain tracks. The front and back covers had used live shots from his Vegas shows.

"On Stage" (LSP-4362)

Songs:

Side 1: "See See Rider" (February 18, 1970) (MS), "Release Me (and let me love again)" (February 18, 1970) (MS), "Sweet Caroline" (February 16, 1970) (DS), "Runaway" (August 25, 1969) (DS), "The Wonder of You" (February 18, 1970) (DS)

Side 2: "Polk Salad Annie" (February 18, 1970) (MS), "Yesterday" (August 25, 1969) (DS), "Proud Mary" (February 16, 1970) (DS), "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" (February 19, 1970) (MS), "Let It Be Me (Je T'Appartiens)" (February 17, 1970) (MS)

RCA Victor (LSP-4362)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 16, 1970, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 17, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 18, 1970, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 19, 1970, (Friday)

Tom Diskin wrote to Elvis regarding preparations for the rehearsals around the M.G.M. schedule. Elvis was to be available from July 7th. (photo) 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             June 20, 1970, (Saturday)

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BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"The Long and Winding Road" by the Beatles.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #15

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"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley.

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Hello Darlin'" by Conway Twitty.

"The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley. #61

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"The Love You Save" by the Jackson 5.

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"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #31

"Let's Be Friends" by Elvis Presley. #113

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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.

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"Let It Be" by the Beatles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 21, 1970, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 22, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis bought three Jetstar 7701 snowmobiles from W.H.Godwin (Camper Brokers) in Memphis, for $900 each. They came with special treads fitted so that they could be driven on the grass at Graceland. (photo)

Jetstar 7701 snowmobile

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Backup Vocals: Mildred 'Millie' Kirkham - Temple Riser - Mary 'Jeanie' Greene - Mary Holladay - Ginger Holladay.

Female backup vocals were overdubbed by Felton Jarvis back at the Nashville studio.

Songs overdubbed: "Twenty Days and Twenty Nights" (backup vocals overdub), "I've Lost You" (backup vocals overdub), "The Sound of Your Cry" (backup vocals overdub), "Cindy, Cindy" (backup vocals overdub), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (backup vocals overdub), "Got My Mojo Working"/"Keep Your Hands of off it" (backup vocals overdub), "How the Web was Woven" (backup vocals overdub), "It's Your Baby, You Rock it" (backup vocals overdub), "Stranger in the Crowd" (backup vocals overdub), "I'll Never Know" (backup vocals overdub), "It Ain't No Big Thing (but it's growing)" (backup vocals overdub), "Just Pretend" (backup vocals overdub), "This is Our Dance" (backup vocals overdub), "Life" (backup vocals overdub), "The Next Step is Love" (backup vocals overdub), "Sylvia" (backup vocals overdub), "Patch it Up" (backup vocals overdub)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               June 23, 1970, (Tuesday)

Elvis watched movies at the Memphian Theatre and later flew to Nashville for some studio work and to review the songs recently recorded. 

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley.

Elvis returned to Nashville for some vocal repair and harmony work.

Songs overdubbed: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (vocal replacement and harmony vocal overdub), "There Goes My Everything" (harmony vocal overdub)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        June 24, 1970, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 25, 1970, (Thursday)

 Elvis flew to Dallas, and again stayed at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                            &