Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 1, 1971, (Tuesday)

306 Old Saltillo Road, Tupelo, Mississippi.

 

 

Elvis' birthplace in Tupelo was opened to the public. It was in pretty bad shape and in need of restoration. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 2, 1971, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 3, 1971, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 4, 1971, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 5, 1971, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 6, 1971, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 7, 1971, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                  June 8, 1971, (Tuesday)

Elvis returned to Nashville and registered at the Quality Court Motel  

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 2:00 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Guitar: Joe Esposito - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Drums: Kenneth Buttrey - Piano: David Briggs - Organ: Charlie McCoy - Organ: Glen Spreen.

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

Backup Vocals: Mildred 'Millie' Kirkham - Carol Montgomery

The band worked at the RCA studio from 6:00 pm and Elvis arrived in at 7. The session ran until about 2:00 am. Before tackling more gospel material, Elvis insisted on re-doing the Buffy Sainte-Marie tune from the last session, "Until It's Time for You to Go." 

Songs recorded:  "Until It's Time for You to Go"(alternate master), "Put Your Hand in the Hand" (master), "Reach Out to Jesus" (master) (audio)

Until It's Time For You to Go (Alt. M) - Elvis Presley
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Put Your Hand in the Hand (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Reach Out to Jesus (Master) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          June 9, 1971, (Wednesday)

While Elvis was in Nashville, Priscilla began lessons at Kang Rhee's karate studio in Memphis. 

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 1:00 am) (1:30 am - 4:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Guitar: Joe Esposito - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Drums: Kenneth Buttrey - Piano: David Briggs - Organ: Charlie McCoy.

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

Backup Vocals: Mildred 'Millie' Kirkham - Carol Montgomery

Elvis recorded four songs and completed the gospel album about 4:30 am. "He is My Everything" was "There Goes My Everything" with different lyrics.

Songs recorded: "He is My Everything"(spliced undubbed master), "There Is No God But God" (master), "I, John"(undubbed master)"Bosom of Abraham"(master),"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (vocal repair, undubbed master) (audio)

He is My Everything (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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There is No God But God (Master) - Elvis Presley
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I, John (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Bosom of Abraham (Master) - Elvis Presley
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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Undubbed M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 10, 1971, (Thursday)

RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio B, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee. (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) (10:00 pm - 1:00 am) (1:30 am - 4:30 am)

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Musicians: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Guitar: Jerry Stembridge (Chip Young) - Guitar: Charlie Hodge - Guitar: Joe Esposito - Bass Guitar: Norbert Puttnam - Drums: Jerry Carrigan - Drums: Kenneth Buttrey - Piano: David Briggs - Organ: Charlie McCoy - Percussion: Glen Spreen.

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

Backup Vocals: Mildred 'Millie' Kirkham - Carol Montgomery

Returning to the studio for the final night, Elvis threw himself into a triumphantly dramatic version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as well as re-doing "I'll Be Home on Christmas Day."

Songs recorded: "My Way"(master),"I'll Be Home On Christmas Day" (alternate master) (audio)

My Way (Master) - Elvis Presley
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I'll Be Home On Christmas Day (Alt. M) - Elvis Presley
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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     June 11, 1971, (Friday)

OVERDUB RECORDING SESSION: - (RCA)

RCA Victor Studio A, 30 Music Square, Nashville, Tennessee.

Producer(s): Felton Jarvis.

Engineer: Al Pachucki.

Backup Vocals: The Jordanaires: 1st Tenor: Gordon Stoker  - 2nd Tenor: Bergen White - Baritone: Hoyt Hawkins - Bass: Ray Walker.

Backup Vocals: Mildred 'Millie' Kirkham - June Page - Dolores Edgin.

The Jordanaires were called in for some backup vocals overdubbing work. Neal Matthews had been replaced by Bergen White. During this overdub session Elvis attempted to play his new single in the recording studio. To his disgust the turntable didn't work so he shook hands with everybody and promptly left the studio with his entourage.

Songs recorded: "NA"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 12, 1971, (Saturday)

Elvis was back home in Memphis, where he spent time at Kang Rhee's studio and was seen riding around Graceland on a go-cart. 

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