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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.

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

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

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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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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

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. 

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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. 

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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

RCA 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles,
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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

RCA 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles,