1971

1971 began well with Elvis winning an award for being one of the "Ten Most Outstanding Young Men" by the Jaycees. He was also given a special award by the NARAS in recognition of his career achievements so far. Concert wise, Elvis was kept very busy with four live engagements this year. The two now standard but gruelling runs in Las Vegas (Jan/Feb) and (Aug/Sep), and in between an engagement for the first time in Lake Tahoe (Jul/Aug). He also went back on the road for a short tour in November. Musically, his singles had fared only moderately well in the charts, but released a good quality album in "Elvis Country". On a personal level he was beginning to suffer with severe eye problems and his marriage to Priscilla was in trouble. The music world lost the lead vocalist of the Doors, Jim Morrison and big rock bands were doing very well on the live circuit. Singer/songwriter Carole King had a monster hit with her album "Tapestry" while the movie "Shaft" was very popular at the cinema.

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January
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February
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March
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April
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September
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November
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December

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