Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 1, 1970, (Thursday)

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OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Backup Vocals: The Imperials: Lead: Terry Blackwood  - 2nd Tenor: Jim Murray - Baritone: Roger Wiles - Bass: Armond Morales - Piano: Joe Moscheo.

The Nashville Edition: Dolores Edgin - Carol Montgomery - June Page - Winnifred Best - Joe Babcock.

Backup vocals were added to "The Sound of Your Cry", "The Fool""Cindy, Cindy""Bridge Over Troubled Water""I'll Never Know""Mary in the Morning""It Ain't No Big Thing (but it's growing)""When I'm Over You""I Really Don't Want to Know""Tomorrow Never Comes""Make the World Go Away""Funny How Time Slips Away""There Goes My Everything""If I Were You" and "Only Believe"

Songs overdubbed: "The Sound of Your Cry" (Backup Vocals overdub), "The Fool" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Cindy, Cindy" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Backup Vocals overdub), "I'll Never Know" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Mary in the Morning" (Backup Vocals overdub), "It Ain't No Big Thing (but it's growing)" (Backup Vocals overdub), "When I'm Over You" (Backup Vocals overdub), "I Really Don't Want to Know" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Tomorrow Never Comes" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Make the World Go Away" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Backup Vocals overdub), "There Goes My Everything" (Backup Vocals overdub), "If I Were You" (Backup Vocals overdub), "Only Believe" (Backup Vocals overdub) (audio)

The Sound of Your Cry (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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The Fool (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Cindy, Cindy (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Never Know (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Mary in the Morning (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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I Really Don't Want to Know (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Tomorrow Never Comes (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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There Goes My Everything (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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If I Were You (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Only Believe (Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 2, 1970, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 3, 1970, (Saturday)

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by Elvis Presley. #47

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by Elvis Presley. #27

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 4, 1970, (Sunday)

No information.

The music world suffered a third tragedy in less than a month when singer/songwriter Janis Joplin died from a drug overdose. She, like Al Wilson and Jimi Hendrix, was only 27 yrs old.

Janis Joplin

(January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) (RIP)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            October 5, 1970, (Monday)

No information.

Sometime in early October, RCA released a new Camden Elvis album "Almost in Love" (CAS-2440). It contained mostly movie material and some tracks had been released as singles. The front cover used a live shot from Elvis' Las Vegas engagement and the rear promoted three other Camden albums "Elvis Sings Flaming Star" (CAS-2304), "Let's Be Friends" (CAS-2408) and the unreleased "Elvis' Christmas Album" (CAL-2428). 

"Almost in Love" (CAS-2440)

Songs:

Side 1: "Almost in Love", "Long Legged Girl (with the short dress on)", "Edge of Reality", "My Little Friend", "A Little Less Conversation"

Side 2: "Rubberneckin'", "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", "U.S. Male", "Charro""Stay Away, Joe"

RCA Camden (CAS-2440)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 6, 1970, (Tuesday)

No information.

RCA released their latest Elvis single that used material recorded in Nashville back in June. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"/"Patch it Up" (RCA 47-9916). The A-side was performed live by Elvis' during his third engagement in Las Vegas and the B-side was a song that went over well with the Las Vegas audience. The front of the sleeve used a photo from the rehearsal sessions for "That's the Way It Is" and promoted the fact that his new personal appearance film was to be released soon.

Songs: "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me"/"Patch it Up"

RCA Victor (47-9916)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    October 7, 1970, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 8, 1970, (Thursday)

No information.

Colonel Parker arranged an eight day tour for Elvis, and got a deposit of $1 Million from tour Promoters "Concerts West".  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                October 9, 1970, (Friday)

Elvis bought a black 1971 "Stutz Blackhawk" (originally intended for Frank Sinatra) from "Jules Meyers Pontiac" in Los Angeles. It was taken to George Barris and customised to Elvis' liking. 

1971 Stutz Blackhawk

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 10, 1970, (Saturday)

Elvis flew home to Memphis.

While in Memphis, Elvis received his official "Sheriffs" badge from Shelby County Sheriff Roy Nixon, to replace the "Honorary" badge he received a couple of weeks ago. It now allowed Elvis to carry a pistol. 

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"Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence, Clearwater Revival.

"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #45

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #53

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by Elvis Presley. #25

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 11, 1970, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 12, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis' new car was delivered to the International Hotel by "Barris' Kustom Industries" and was received by Sonny West.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Arranger: Don Tweedy.

Musicians: Trumpet: Glenn Baxter  - Trumpet: Don Sheffield - Percussion: Richard Morris - Saxophone: Norman Ray - Saxophone: William P. Puett.

Brass overdubs were added to "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". The horns were overdubbed and then removed for the final master.

Songs overdubbed: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (Brass overdub) (audio)

Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Horns Overdub) - Elvis Presley
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Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Edited Overdubbed Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 13, 1970, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  October 14, 1970, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      October 15, 1970, (Thursday)

Ellis Auditorium, 225 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

Elvis went shopping and bought a shoulder "Holster". In the evening he attended the Gospel Quartet Convention at Ellis

Auditorium, where he was introduced to the audience by James Blackwood (leader of The Blackwood Brothers).

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             October 16, 1970, (Friday)

No information.

Around mid October, RCA issued a new Twinpack Elvis 8 track cartridge "Elvis Sings Flaming Star"/"Let's Be Friends" (C8S-5050)

(C8S-5050)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 17, 1970, (Saturday)

Ellis Auditorium, 225 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

Elvis returned to the Gospel Quartet Convention, where he set up an impromptu "Quartet" with James Blackwood, Hovie Lister

andJ.D.Sumner and had their photo taken backstage. 

James Blackwood, Hovie Lister, Elvis and J.D. Sumner

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"Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence, Clearwater Revival.

"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #72

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #106

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"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #27

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"Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence, Clearwater Revival.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           October 18, 1970, (Sunday)

Elvis flew to Los Angeles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 19, 1970, (Monday)

Elvis picked up twelve gold pendants (ordered six weeks ago) from Sol Schwartz and Lee Ableser in Beverly Hills. These were the original "T.C.B" pendants designed by Elvis and Priscilla, with the letters T.C.B. over a lightning bolt, representing "Taking Care of Business in a Flash"

 Patricia Parker (the woman who had a Paternity Suit against Elvis) gave birth to a boy, who she named "Jason Peter Presley".  

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 20, 1970, (Tuesday)

 Elvis signed for two diamond rings at Schwartz and Ableser in Los Angeles. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 21, 1970, (Wednesday)

 Elvis picked up ten more T.C.B. pendants, one without a chain. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 22, 1970, (Thursday)

Elvis flew to Palm Springs for the weekend. 

Sometime in October, RCA released a new Christmas Album: "Elvis' Christmas Album". Even though this release had the same title as it's predecessor and also contained the same original mono Christmas material recorded back in 1957, it was a different album and therefore not a re-issue. This LP was issued on the budget Camden label (CAL-2428) and had two more recent tracks added "If Every Day was Like Christmas" and "Mama Liked The Roses". The front cover used a photograph of Elvis from "Spinout".  The rear promoted three other Camden albums "Elvis Sings Flaming Star" (CAS-2304), "Let's Be Friends" (CAS-2408) and the just released "Almost in Love" (CAS-2440). 

"Elvis' Christmas Album" (CAL-2428)

Songs:

Side 1: "Blue Christmas", "Silent Night", "White Christmas", "Santa Claus is Back in Town", "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

Side 2: "If Every Day was Like Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus (right down Santa Claus lane)", "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Santa Bring My Baby Back (to me)""Mama Liked The Roses"

RCA Camden (CAL-2428)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              October 23, 1970, (Friday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       October 24, 1970, (Saturday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

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"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Elvis Presley. #37

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"I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5.

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TOP LP's

"Abraxas" by Santana.

"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #70

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #118

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"The Fightin' Side of Me" by Merle Haggard.

"On Stage" by Elvis Presley. #25

"Worldwide 50 Gold Award Hits, Vol. 1"

by Elvis Presley. #27

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BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"The Jackson 5 Third Album" by the Jackson 5.

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"Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence, Clearwater Revival.

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"Cosmo's Factory" by Creedence, Clearwater Revival.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          October 25, 1970, (Sunday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

 

 

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 26, 1970, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         October 27, 1970, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 October 28, 1970, (Wednesday)

No information.

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

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

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Arranger: Don Tweedy.

Musicians: Trumpet: Glenn Baxter  - Trumpet: Don Sheffield - Percussion: Richard Morris - Saxophone: Norman Ray - Saxophone: William P. Puett.

Strings were overdubbed to "Snowbird""It Ain't No Big Thing (but it's growing)", "Make the World Go Awayand "Funny How Time Slips Away"

Songs overdubbed: "Snowbird" (Strings overdub)"It Ain't No Big Thing (but it's growing)" (Strings overdub), "Make the World Go Away"(Strings overdub), "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Strings overdub) (audio)