Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 1, 1971, (Thursday)

Elvis had asked his Los Angeles chaffeur, affectionately known as Sir Gerald to get his Black Stutz Blackhawk car washed. Unfortunately it ended up in a road accident and the front was heavily damaged. The car was put into storage.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         July 2, 1971, (Friday)

No information.

The "Love Letters from Elvis" album was released on 8 track cartridge (P8S-1748).

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 3, 1971, (Saturday)

A generous order of fireworks was delivered to Graceland in preparation for independence day celebrations tomorrow.

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"Tapestry" by Carole King.

"Love Letters from Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #35

Jim Morrison, American singer/songwriter/poet and leader of the rock band "The Doors" died unexpectedly in Paris, France. The official cause of death was cited as heart failure. He was only 27 yrs old.

Jim Morrison

(December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971) (RIP)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 4, 1971, (Sunday)

After the usual Fourth of July fireworks display, Elvis and the gang went to the Crosstown for "The Cat o' Nine Tails", an Italian horror film starring James Franciscus. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     July 5, 1971, (Monday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles in preparation for rehearsals for his first engagement at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. 

He received $300,000 for two weeks, $25,000 more per week than he was currently getting in Las Vegas. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    July 6, 1971, (Tuesday)

REHEARSALS

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

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

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

Rehearsals were held with the band on this and probably three of the next five nights at the RCA studio on Sunset. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             July 7, 1971, (Wednesday)

REHEARSALS

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

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

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

Rehearsals continued. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 8, 1971, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

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

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

Rehearsals continued. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                         July 9, 1971, (Friday)

REHEARSALS?

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

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

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

Rehearsals continued. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 10, 1971, (Saturday)

REHEARSALS?

RCA Studios, 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

 

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

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

Rehearsals continued. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

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"Aretha Live at Filmore West" by Aretha Franklin.

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"Tapestry" by Carole King.

"Love Letters from Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #33

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   July 11, 1971, (Sunday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  July 12, 1971, (Monday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 July 13, 1971, (Tuesday)

No information.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          July 14, 1971, (Wednesday)

Elvis was in Tahoe in preparation for the opening. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 15, 1971, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS

The Main Showroom, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada.

 

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.

Rehearsals moved to the main showroom in Tahoe. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 15, 1971, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS

The Main Showroom, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada.

 

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.

Rehearsals moved to the main showroom in Tahoe. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                      July 16, 1971, (Friday)

REHEARSALS

The Main Showroom, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada.

 

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.

Rehearsals continued in Tahoe. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                July 17, 1971, (Saturday)

REHEARSALS?

The Main Showroom, The Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Stateline, Nevada.

 

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.

Rehearsals continued in Tahoe. 

Songs rehearsed: NA

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HOT 100:

"It's Too Late" by Carole King.

"I'm Leavin'" by Elvis Presley. #59

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"It's Too Late" by Carole King.

"I'm Leavin'" by Elvis Presley. #29

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"When You're Hot, You're Hot" by Jerry Reed.

"Life" by Elvis Presley. #40

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BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight.

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TOP LP's

"Tapestry" by Carole King.

"Love Letters from Elvis" by Elvis Presley. #33