Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 1, 1971, (Monday)

Elvis flew to Washington, D.C., to visit Joyce Bova. He was accompanied by Sonny West and James 'Hamburger' Caughley, where they registered into the Hotel Washington as Jon Burrows. 

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 2, 1971, (Tuesday)

 Elvis flew back to Memphis in a chartered jet in time to make final preparations for his upcoming tour. Due to scheduling conflicts, or perhaps because of the Colonel's unwillingness to accommodate their desire for higher pay, the Imperials were not considered for this tour and soon discover that they have been permanently replaced. In their stead Elvis hired J.D. Sumner, who he knew since the bass singer first joined the Blackwood Brothers in the summer of 1954 and Sumner's new group, the Stamps (Donnie Sumner, Ed Enoch, Gary 'Buck' Buckles, Richard Sterban and Tony Brown), while Jackie Kahane, until recently Wayne Newton's opener, filled the comic's role on a permanent basis.

Jackie Kahane

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet

(Gary Buck, Donnie Sumner, Ed Enoch, Richard Sterban and J.D. Sumner)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                               November 3, 1971, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     November 4, 1971, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           November 5, 1971, (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (OPENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (1)

The Metropolitan Sports Center, 7901 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 17,600

Costume: White Pinwheel (Matador) Suit - Lion Head Belt - Red Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis began his new eleven day "Tour" with an evening performance in Minneapolis. It is on this tour that he first started to close each show with his arms flung wide apart with his silklined cape spread out, as if in benediction. This grand gesture frequently heightened the dramatic renditions of songs like "How Great Thou Art", "The Impossible Dream" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    November 6, 1971, (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (AFTERNOON SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (2)

The Public Hall Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio. (2:30 pm)

Attendance: 11,000

Costume: Black Pinwheel (Matador) Suit - Gold Attendance Belt - Red Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis appeared in Cleveland, Ohio for two shows. This would appear to be the first time that Al Dvorin, formerly bandleader, talent supplier, occasional security man and long time concessionaire, took over as announcer, a role in which he will institutionalise the famous phrase "Elvis has left the building" at the conclusion of each show.

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Proud Mary""Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""One Night""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""Blue Hawaii" (segment), "Hawaiian Wedding Song""I Can't Stop Loving You""Bridge Over Troubled Water""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""It's Over""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp" 

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (3)

The Public Hall Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 10,000

Costume: White Pinwheel (Matador) Suit - Lion Head Belt - Red Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed his second show of the day in Cleveland.

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Proud Mary""Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""One Night""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""Hawaiian Wedding Song""I Can't Stop Loving You""Bridge Over Troubled Water""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp" 

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher.

"It's Only Love" by Elvis Presley. #51

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Peace Train" by Cat Stevens.

"It's Only Love" by Elvis Presley. #33

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (singles)

HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Here Comes Honey Again" by Sonny James.

BILLBOARD SOUL CHART  (singles)

BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Inner City Blues (make me wanna holler)" by Marvin Gaye.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP)

TOP LP's

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Easy Loving" by Freddie Hart.

BILLBOARD SOUL CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

BILLBOARD CHART  (TAPE)

BEST SELLING 8-TRACK & CASSETTE

"Shaft" Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        November 7, 1971, (Sunday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (AFTERNOON SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (4)

The Freedom Hall State Fair and Expo Centre, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. (2:30 pm)

Attendance: 18,550

Costume: White Fireworks Suit - Original Belt - Blue Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed at the Freedom Hall, State Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. From the stage he introduced his grandfather, Jessie Presley to the audience. 

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Proud Mary""I Walk the Line" (segment)"Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie"/"I, John""Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""Are You Lonesome Tonight?""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""Bridge Over Troubled Water""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""It's Now or Never""Suspicious Minds""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                       November 8, 1971, (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (5)

The Spectrum, 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 16,601

Costume: White Snowflake Suit - Original Belt - Black Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Drums: Jerome 'Stump' Monroe - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""One Night""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""Are You Lonesome Tonight?""Bridge Over Troubled Water""The Impossible Dream (the quest)""Suspicious Minds""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp"

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                      November 9, 1971, (Tuesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (6)

The Civic Centre, 201 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 12,228

Costume: White Pinwheel (Matador) Suit - Lion Head Belt - Red Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Drums: Jerome 'Stump' Monroe - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed at the Civic Centre in Baltimore.

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Proud Mary""Love Me Tender""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Johnny B. Goode""Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""It's Now or Never""Are You Lonesome Tonight?""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""Lawdy, Miss Clawdy""Bridge Over Troubled Water""The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face""Help Me Make it Through the Night""Suspicious Minds""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp"

RCA issued the last single of 1971. "Merry Christmas Baby"/"O Come All Ye Faithful" (RCA 74-0572). As Christmas singles go, the A-side was a very strong bluesy tune backed by a traditional Christmas standard. The cover probably designed by Colonel Parker was cheap and looked it was an entrant for a children's competition.

Songs: "Merry Christmas Baby"/"O Come All Ye Faithful"

RCA Victor (74-0572)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                             November 10, 1971, (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 4) (14 Shows) (7)

Boston Garden, 150 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 15,509

Costume: Black Pinwheel (Matador) Suit - Gold Attendance Belt - Red Cape.

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Drums: Jerome 'Stump' Monroe - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar: Charlie Hodge.

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

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet: Lead: Donnie Sumner - Tenor: Gary 'Buck' Buckles - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban - Piano: Tony Brown.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed at Boston Garden.

Warm Up Act: Jackie Kahane (Comedian).

Opening Act: The Sweet Inspirations:

Songs performed: "NA"

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps Quartet:

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "NA"

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra""That's All Right""I Got a Woman"/"Amen""Proud Mary""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Come Home Baby" (instrumental)"Love Me""Heartbreak Hotel", "Blue Suede Shoes""One Night""Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Band Introductions""I'm Leavin'""Bridge Over Troubled Water""I Can't Stop Loving You""Love Me Tender""Suspicious Minds""Come Home Baby" (instrumental)"Funny How Time Slips Away""Can't Help Falling in Love""Closing Vamp" (audio)

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