Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 1, 1970, (Sunday)

AFTERNOON SHOW - LIVE PERFORMANCE - (HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO) (Road Tour 1) (6 Shows) (5)

The Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas. (2:00 pm)

Attendance: 40,858

Costume: White Cossack Suit - White Macrame Belt.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Bob Lanning - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Ann Williams - Sylvia Shemwell - Estelle Brown - Myrna Smith.

The Imperials: Lead: Terry Blackwood  - Tenor: Jim Murray - Baritone: Roger Wiles - Bass: Armond Morales - Piano: Joe Moscheo.

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

 

 

Elvis once again performed an afternoon show, this time in front of 40,858 people.

 

Warm Up Act: Sammy Shore (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

.

Songs performed: "All Shook Up", "I Got a Woman", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "Kentucky Rain", "Release Me (and let me love again)", "Walk a Mile in My Shoes"/"In the Ghetto", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Polk Salad Annie", "Band Introductions", "Suspicious Minds", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"

EVENING SHOW - LIVE PERFORMANCE - (HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO) (Road Tour 1) (6 Shows) (6)

The Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas. (7:45 pm)

Attendance: 35,572

Costume: Thin Green Leaf Suit - Green Macrame Belt.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Bob Lanning - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Ann Williams - Sylvia Shemwell - Estelle Brown - Myrna Smith.

The Imperials: Lead: Terry Blackwood  - Tenor: Jim Murray - Baritone: Roger Wiles - Bass: Armond Morales - Piano: Joe Moscheo.

Soprano: Mildred "Millie" Kirkham.

 

 

Elvis closed his Houston shows with an evening performance.
 

 

Warm Up Act: Sammy Shore (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

.

Songs performed: "All Shook Up", "Blue Suede Shoes", "I Got a Woman", "Long Tall Sally", "Don't Cry Daddy", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Hound Dog", "Love Me Tender", "Kentucky Rain", "Release Me (and let me love again)", "Walk a Mile in My Shoes"/"In the Ghetto", "I Can't Stop Loving You", "Polk Salad Annie", "Band Introductions", "Suspicious Minds", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"

PRESS CONFERENCE - (HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO)

The Astroworld Hotel, 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas. (7:45 pm)

 

 

After the final show, Elvis held a Press Conference, at which he was presented with a set of Gold Records for the singles

"Don't Cry Daddy", "In The Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds", and the Albums "From Elvis In Memphis" and "From Memphis To

Vegas / From Vegas To Memphis". (photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was also presented with gifts of a limited edition (No. 343) Rolex watch, (photo) a Stetson hat and a gold Deputy's badge. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 2, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 3, 1970, (Tuesday)

 While looking for a house to buy, Elvis and Priscilla flew to Palm Springs to stay for two weeks at their rented Camino del Norte home. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       March 4, 1970, (Wednesday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 5, 1970, (Thursday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 6, 1970, (Friday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 7, 1970, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 8, 1970, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 10, 1970, (Tuesday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          March 12, 1970, (Thursday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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"From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis"

by Elvis Presley. #64

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"The Best of Charley Pride" by Charley Pride.

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by Elvis Presley. #12

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"Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5" by the Jackson 5.

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Record labels were up in arms as the music industry was engaged in a major battle as their content was being heavily pirated and sold using tape cassettes.

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Colonel Parker came up with an idea for Elvis to do a pay-per-view, closed circuit concert, which was to be shown at selected Theatres and which people would have to pay to see. Elvis received $1,100,000, the biggest payment to a performer for one show, in entertainment history. Production company, Filmways, today paid Elvis and The Colonel a non-refundable $110,000 (10% of the total fee). 

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 It was reported in the Los Angeles Times, that Elvis had agreed to a pay-per-view deal, and that the resulting film would be shown at 200 theatres on August 8. 

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372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 21, 1970, (Saturday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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"Fightin' Side of Me" by Merle Haggard.

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"Call Me" by Aretha Franklin.

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"Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard.

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"Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5" by the Jackson 5.

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.

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"Abbey Road" by the Beatles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 22, 1970, (Sunday)

372 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 23, 1970, (Monday)

 Elvis returned to Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 24, 1970, (Tuesday)

Elvis flew back home to Memphis. 

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Elvis arrived back home in Memphis, and learned that The Colonel had called off the pay-per-view event, because word was leaked to the Press. The idea now was to put that idea "On Hold" for the time being, and it was replaced by the concept of a concert film shot by M.G.M. in Las Vegas.

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No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  March 27, 1970, (Friday)

Elvis flew back to Los Angeles, and spent the next few weeks flying back and forth between there, Las Vegas and Palm Springs, not spending more than a few days in any one place.  

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel.

"Kentucky Rain" by Elvis Presley. #3

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"Fightin' Side of Me" by Merle Haggard.

"Kentucky Rain" by Elvis Presley. #32

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"Call Me" by Aretha Franklin.

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.

"From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis"

by Elvis Presley. #87

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"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash" by Johnny Cash.

"From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis"

by Elvis Presley. #13

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"Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5" by the Jackson 5.

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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.

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"Abbey Road" by the Beatles.

Elvis was named the most popular foreign artist in Israel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 29, 1970, (Sunday)

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