Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               December 1, 1971, (Wednesday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 2, 1971, (Thursday)

845 Chino Canyon, Palm Springs, California.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           December 3, 1971, (Friday)

Elvis left  Palm Springs and returned to Los Angeles.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 4, 1971, (Saturday)

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"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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"All I Ever Need is You" by Sonny & Cher.

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"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride.

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"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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TOP LP's

"Santana III" by Santana.

"I Got Lucky" by Elvis Presley. #109

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"Easy Loving" by Freddie Hart.

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"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

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"Santana III" by Santana.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 5, 1971, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       December 6, 1971, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 7, 1971, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                              December 8, 1971, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 9, 1971, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 10, 1971, (Friday)

Elvis arrived back in Memphis and attended a show at the Memphian which, instead of being open to the usual large circle of friends, fans, acquaintances, and employees, was closed to all but the inner circle. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 11, 1971, (Saturday)

Joyce Bova was in town and went to the movies with Elvis at the Crosstown. 

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HOT 100:

"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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"All I Ever Need is You" by Sonny & Cher.

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride.

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BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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TOP LP's

"Santana III" by Santana.

"I Got Lucky" by Elvis Presley. #106

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HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Easy Loving" by Freddie Hart.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS LP'S

"A Partridge Family Christmas Card"

by the Partridge Family.

"Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas"

by Elvis Presley. #3

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BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

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BEST SELLING 8-TRACK & CASSETTE

"Santana III" by Santana.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 12, 1971, (Sunday)

Elvis and Joyce flew to Washington and stayed at the Washington Hilton. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 13, 1971, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                   December 14, 1971, (Tuesday)

Elvis returned to Memphis, flying as Jon Burrows, along with Charlie Hodge, Sonny West, and James Caughley, who travelled under their real names. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 15, 1971, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 December 16, 1971, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        December 17, 1971, (Friday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 18, 1971, (Saturday)

Priscilla and Lisa Marie arrived in Memphis, and Elvis received a bill for the installation of a basketball court at his Palm Springs home. 

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HOT 100:

"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"All I Ever Need is You" by Sonny & Cher.

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS SINGLE'S

"Santa Claus is Back in Town" by the Jackson 5.

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"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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TOP LP's

"There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly & the Family Stone.

"I Got Lucky" by Elvis Presley. #104

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HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Easy Loving" by Freddie Hart.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS LP'S

"A Partridge Family Christmas Card"

by the Partridge Family.

"Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas"

by Elvis Presley. #2

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BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

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BEST SELLING 8-TRACK & CASSETTE

"There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly & the Family Stone.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 19, 1971, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     December 20, 1971, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 21, 1971, (Tuesday)

Elvis saw "Dirty Harry" and "Straw Dogs" at the Memphian.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 22, 1971, (Wednesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 23, 1971, (Thursday)

Elvis screened "Shampoo" and "Soul Soldier" at the Memphian.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         December 24, 1971, (Friday)

Elvis purchased an $1,100 watch, a $500 ring, and a $1,200 chain from Lowell Hays, a transaction that according to Hays' recollection took place in the Memphian's men's room. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                  December 25, 1971, (Saturday)

CHRISTMAS AT GRACELAND

Graceland, 3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

Christmas at Graceland. When it came time to hand out gifts, Elvis jokingly distributed McDonald's gift certificates to

everyone before revealing his real presents. Although everything seemed normal, in retrospect many of the guys said

that Priscilla and Elvis appeared distant over the Christmas holidays. 

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HOT 100:

"Brand New Key" by Melanie.

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"All I Ever Need is You" by Sonny & Cher.

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" by Charley Pride.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS SINGLE'S

"Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters.

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BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Family Affair" by Sly & the Family Stone.

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TOP LP's

"There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly & the Family Stone.

"I Got Lucky" by Elvis Presley. #154

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HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Easy Loving" by Freddie Hart.

BEST BETS FOR CHRISTMAS LP'S

"A Partridge Family Christmas Card"

by the Partridge Family.

"Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas"

by Elvis Presley. #3

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BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

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BEST SELLING 8-TRACK & CASSETTE

"There's a Riot Goin' On" by Sly & the Family Stone.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      December 26, 1971, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 27, 1971, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    December 28, 1971, (Tuesday)

Elvis continued to screen movies at the Memphian and the Crosstown, seeing "The Hunting Party" with Candice Bergen and "The Night Visitor" 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                            December 29, 1971, (Wednesday)

Elvis continued to screen movies at the Memphian and the Crosstown, seeing "Shaft" with Candice Bergen and "Let's Scare Jessica to Death"