Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 1, 1973, (Monday)

Elvis spent the first 3 nights of the New Year at the Memphian.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 2, 1973, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                    January 3, 1973, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                          January 4, 1973, (Thursday)

In a very good mood Elvis flew to Los Angeles on his way to Hawaii. Last November he was told to lose some weight and he and Red West each lost 25 pounds on a crash diet Elvis picked up in Las Vegas.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                January 5, 1973, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           January 6, 1973, (Saturday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 7, 1973, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             January 8, 1973, (Monday)

THIRTY EIGHTH BIRTHDAY

 

Elvis celebrated his 38th Birthday on his way to Hawaii.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                            January 9, 1973, (Tuesday)

Elvis arrived at Honolulu airport. There he was brought to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel by helicopter. Then he

started with his first rehearsal with the band and backup singers, who had also arrived on the island.

REHEARSALS

The Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry Scheff -

Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar & Vocals: 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.

Rehearsals began at the Hawaiian Village Hotel.

Songs rehearsed: NA

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                 January 10, 1973, (Wednesday)

REHEARSALS

The Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry

Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar & Vocals: 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.

Rehearsals continued at the Hawaiian Village Hotel. The full orchestra was present now and the rehearsals continued with Felton Jarvis present to lend encouragement. Felton though was still weak after his kidney transplantation which Elvis had helped to arrange and pay for.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        January 11, 1973, (Thursday)

REHEARSALS

The Hawaiian Village Hotel, 2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry

Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar & Vocals: 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.

Rehearsals continued at the Hawaiian Village Hotel.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              January 12, 1973, (Friday)

REHEARSALS

The Honolulu International Centre (H.I.C.) Arena, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Elvis Presley - Lead Guitar: James Burton - Rhythm Guitar: John Wilkinson - Bass Guitar: Jerry

Scheff - Drums: Ronnie Tutt - Piano: Glen D. Hardin - Guitar & Vocals: 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.

On this special day Elvis attended an extra rehearsal at the International Convention Center Arena to check out some technical difficulties. He would later perform on a stage with a long runway extending out into the audience and a giant flashing figure of Elvis as the backdrop.

LIVE PERFORMANCE (EVENING SHOW) - (Road Tour 8) (2 Shows) (1)

The Honolulu International Centre (H.I.C.) Arena, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii. (8:30 pm)

Attendance: 6,000

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

Soprano: Kathy Westmoreland.

MUSICIAL CONDUCTOR: Joe Guercio.

ORCHESTRA - The Joe Guercio Orchestra.

 

 

The show started at 8.30 p.m. and this was billed as a dress rehearsal and taped in case there were problems with satellite transmission the next night. The repertoire for each show was identical. No admission was charged, but contributions were expected and a goal of $25,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund had been announced.

Songs performed: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "See See Rider""Burning Love""Something""You Gave Me a Mountain""Steamroller Blues""My Way", "Love Me""It's Over""Blue Suede Shoes""I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry""Hound Dog""What Now My Love""Fever""Welcome to My World""Suspicious Minds""Band Introductions""I'll Remember You""An American Trilogy""A Big Hunk O' Love""Can't Help Falling in Love", "Closing Vamp" (audio)           

Also Sprach Zarathustra - Elvis Presley
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Burning Love - Elvis Presley
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Something - Elvis Presley
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You Gave Me a Mountain - Elvis Presley
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Steamroller Blues - Elvis Presley
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My Way - Elvis Presley