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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 1, 1971, (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE - (DINNER SHOW) - (Lake Tahoe - Season 1) (28 shows) (25)

The High Sierra Room, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. (10:00 pm)

Attendance: 1,700

Costume: NA.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Acoustic Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Soprano: Myrna Smith - First Tenor: Estelle Brown - Second Tenor: Sylvia Shemwell.

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA: the Al Tronti Orchestra.

Elvis performed a dinner show.

 

Warm Up Act: Nipsey Russell (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

The Imperials:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevad
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The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevad

LIVE PERFORMANCE - (MIDNIGHT SHOW) - (Lake Tahoe - Season 1) (28 shows) (26)

The High Sierra Room, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. (12:00 am)

Attendance: 1,700

Costume: Light Blue Cobweb Two-piece Suit with White Shirt - Gold Attendance Belt.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Acoustic Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Soprano: Myrna Smith - First Tenor: Estelle Brown - Second Tenor: Sylvia Shemwell.

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA: the Al Tronti Orchestra.

Elvis performed a midnight show and introduced Paul Anka to the audience.

 

Warm Up Act: Nipsey Russell (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

The Imperials:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""Proud Mary""Jailhouse Rock""All Shook Up""Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""If I Can Dream" (segment)"Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Blue Suede Shoes"/"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"/"Blue Suede Shoes""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""One Night""Diana" (segment)"Hound Dog""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""Bridge Over Troubled Water" (segment)"The Impossible Dream (The Quest)""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""I Can't Stop Loving You""Bridge Over Troubled Water""I, John""Can't Help Falling in Love"

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               August 2, 1971, (Monday)

Vernon received a letter from the Stutz Motor Company who had examined the Stutz Blackhawk that was involved in a road accident last month. They valued the car as being a total wreck and classed it's usage as salvage only. They offered $1,000 for it as it had sentimental value as being the first Blackhawk Coupe delivered in the world.

 

 

 

LIVE PERFORMANCE - (DINNER SHOW) - (Lake Tahoe - Season 1) (28 shows) (27)

The High Sierra Room, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. (10:00 pm)

Attendance: 1,700

Costume: NA.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Acoustic Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Soprano: Myrna Smith - First Tenor: Estelle Brown - Second Tenor: Sylvia Shemwell.

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA: the Al Tronti Orchestra.

Elvis performed a dinner show.

 

Warm Up Act: Nipsey Russell (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

The Imperials:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

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The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevad

LIVE PERFORMANCE - (CLOSING SHOW) - (Lake Tahoe - Season 1) (28 shows) (28)

The High Sierra Room, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada. (12:00 am)

Attendance: 2,000

Costume: NA.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Acoustic Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Soprano: Myrna Smith - First Tenor: Estelle Brown - Second Tenor: Sylvia Shemwell.

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA: the Al Tronti Orchestra.

Elvis closed his first engagement at Lake Tahoe with Priscilla and Vernon in the audience. He broke the attendance records at the Sahara and, after expenses and commissions, took home $142,062.50.

 

Warm Up Act: Nipsey Russell (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

The Imperials:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""Jailhouse Rock""Proud Mary""Love Me Tender""All Shook Up""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""Blue Suede Shoes"/"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"/"Rip it Up""One Night""Hound Dog""Heartbreak Hotel""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""The Impossible Dream (The Quest)""I Can't Stop Loving You""Bridge Over Troubled Water""I Was the One""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp"

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              August 3, 1971, (Tuesday)

Elvis travelled to Las Vegas for rehearsals for his next engagement at the newly renamed Las Vegas Hilton. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      August 4, 1971, (Wednesday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            August 5, 1971, (Thursday)

With the renovations of the Monovale house completed, the Hillcrest home was put up for sale with an asking price of $550,000. 

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   August 6, 1971, (Friday)

No information.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             August 7, 1971, (Saturday)

REHEARSALS

The Main Showroom, The Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. (12:00 pm)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin.

BACKUP VOCALS: The Sweet Inspirations: Soprano: Myrna Smith - First Tenor: Estelle Brown - Second Tenor: Sylvia Shemwell.

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

Because the entire troupe came directly from performing in Tahoe, rehearsals were held for just three days at the Hilton showroom. The comedian for this engagement was Bob Melvin. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

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