Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 1, 1972, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 2, 1972, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 3, 1972, (Saturday)

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HOT 100:

"I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers.

"An American Trilogy" by Elvis Presley. #70

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond.

"An American Trilogy" by Elvis Presley. #33

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HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" by Donna Fargo.

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BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites.

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TOP LP's

"Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull.

"He Touched Me" by Elvis Presley. #101

"Elvis Now" by Elvis Presley. #140

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HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Best of Charley Pride, Vol. II" by Charley Pride.

"He Touched Me" by Elvis Presley. #35

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BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"First Take" by Roberta Flack.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 4, 1972, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 5, 1972, (Monday)

Elvis returned to Los Angeles.

June Tour itinerary for the musicians and show members, plus tour dates. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                   June 6, 1972, (Tuesday)

Private plane left Los Angeles bound for New York via Palm Springs.

June tour dates and venues. (photo)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           June 7, 1972, (Wednesday)

En route to New York.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 8, 1972, (Thursday)

The tour members arrive in New York.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                       June 9, 1972, (Friday)

Joe Guercio and the Malin orchestra began rehearsals at the garden at 2:00 pm.

Elvis and his group held rehearsals at the same time in the Hilton Hotel.

 

PRESS CONFERENCE

The Mercury Ballroom, The New York Hilton Hotel, 1335 6th Avenue, New York City. (4:00 pm)

Elvis gave a press conference at the New York Hilton. One reporter asked why he thought he had outlasted other performers from the

fifties and sixties; Elvis replied; "I take vitamin E," another asked was he satisfied with the image he had established, Elvis replied; "The image

is one thing, the human being another" and that "it was hard to live up to an image." Also pressed about his image as a shy, wonderful human being, Elvis responded: "I don't know what makes them say that", and stood up to reveal the International Hotel gold belt under his jacket, with his father proudly beaming beside him. He didn't really want to answers questions about war protesters or women's liberation, saying that he was just an entertainer and wanted to keep his comments on social issues private. 

Segments from the press conference

Press Conference - Elvis Presley
00:00 / 00:00

Press Conference (complete audio)

Elvis resumed rehearsals before the opening show later that evening.

LIVE PERFORMANCE (OPENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (1)

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 20,000

Costume: White Comet (Adonis) Suit - Gold Attendance Belt with Gold 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed for the first time at Madison Square 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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""Until it's Time for You to Go""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog""Bridge Over Troubled Water""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 10, 1972, (Saturday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (AFTERNOON SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (2)

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York. (2:30 pm)

Attendance: 20,000

Costume: Blue Wheat (Cluster) Suit - White Fireworks Suit Belt with Silver 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed the first of two shows today at Madison Square Garden. RCA recorded both shows.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Until it's Time for You to Go""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""Blue Suede Shoes", "Reconsider Baby", "Hound Dog""I'll Remember You""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away", "I Can't Stop Loving You""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (3)

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 20,000

Costume: White Eyelet (Porthole) Suit - Lion Head Belt with 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed his third show at Madison Square 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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""The Impossible Dream (the quest)", "Band Introductions", "Hound Dog""Suspicious Minds""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away", "I Can't Stop Loving You""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (singles)

HOT 100:

"The Candy Man" by Sammy Davis Jr.

"An American Trilogy" by Elvis Presley. #71

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Song Sung Blue" by Neil Diamond.

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (singles)

HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" by Donna Fargo.

BILLBOARD SOUL CHART  (singles)

BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP's & TAPE)

TOP LP's

"Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull.

"He Touched Me" by Elvis Presley. #107

"Elvis Now" by Elvis Presley. #163

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Best of Charley Pride, Vol. II" by Charley Pride.

"He Touched Me" by Elvis Presley. #34

BILLBOARD SOUL CHART  (LP)

BEST SELLING SOUL LP'S

"A Lonely Man" by the Chi-Lites.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 11, 1972, (Sunday)

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

Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York. (2:30 pm)

Attendance: 20,000

Costume: White Eyelet (Porthole) Suit - Lion Head Belt with 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Again Elvis performed at Madison Square Garden, New York at 2.30 pm. This show was added when tickets to the first three original shows were sold out almost immediately.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""Until it's Time for You to Go""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog""I'll Remember You""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 June 12, 1972, (Monday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (5)

The Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 7,690

Costume: Blue Swirl (Lucky) Suit - Lion Head Belt with 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed at Fort Wayne in Indiana.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""Until it's Time for You to Go""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog""Reconsider Baby""It's Now or Never""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                June 13, 1972, (Tuesday)

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

The Roberts Memorial Stadium, 2600 East Division Street, Evansville, Indiana. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 11,500

Costume: Blue Wheat (Cluster) Suit - White Fireworks Suit Belt with Silver 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Still in Indiana, Elvis played Evansville.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Until it's Time for You to Go""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""I'll Remember You", "Hound Dog""How Great Thou Art""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""Funny How Time Slips Away""I Can't Stop Loving You""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                         June 14, 1972, (Wednesday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (7)

The Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, 500 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 10,559

Costume: White Comet (Adonis) Suit - Gold Attendance Belt with Gold 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed in Milwaukee.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""Until it's Time for You to Go""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Hound Dog""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away""I Can't Stop Loving You""Blue Suede Shoes""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              June 15, 1972, (Thursday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (8)

The Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, 500 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 11,600

Costume: Powder Blue Nail Suit - Original Belt with White 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed in Milwaukee.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Until it's Time for You to Go""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel""Teddy Bear"/"Don't Be Cruel""Love Me Tender""I'll Remember You", "Hound Dog""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""For the Good Times""An American Trilogy""Funny How Time Slips Away", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp"                                       

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    June 16, 1972, (Friday)

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 6) (14 Shows) (9)

Chicago Stadium, 1901 West Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 20,000

Costume: White Comet (Adonis) Suit - Gold Attendance Belt with Gold 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: Bill Baize - Baritone: Ed Enoch - Bass: J.D. Sumner - Bass: Richard Sterban.

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

Elvis performed in Chicago.

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: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "That's All Right""Proud Mary""Never Been to Spain""You Don't Have to Say You Love Me""Until it's Time for You to Go""You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'""Polk Salad Annie""Love Me""All Shook Up""Heartbreak Hotel"