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

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I'll Take You There

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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The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA

HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

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

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Oh Girl

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"Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites.

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Thick as a Brick

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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Best of Charley Pride Vol. II

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

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First Take

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"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)

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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)

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En route to New York.

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

The tour members arrive in New York.

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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. 

New York Hilton, 135 6th Avenue, New Yor

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.

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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.