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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 1, 1973, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                     March 2, 1973, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 3, 1973, (Saturday)

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15th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The 15th Grammy Awards were held and these were the first to be broadcast live on CBS. The show was hosted by Andy Williams. Artists that appeared included Harry Nilsson, Ringo Starr, Charley Pride and Johnny Cash. Performing artists included Mac Davis, Helen Reddy, Curtis Mayfield, Don McClean and Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Elvis won his second grammy as the best inspirational performance for his gospel album "He Touched Me".

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Killing Me Softly With His Song

HOT 100:

"Killing Me Softly with His Songby Roberta Flack.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Last Song" by Edward Bear.

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The Lord Knows I'm Drinking

HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" by Cal Smith.

"Always On My Mind" by Elvis Presley. #25

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Love Train

BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Love Trainby the O'Jays.

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Don't Shoot Me

TOP LP's

"Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player"

by Elton John.

"Separate Ways" by Elvis Presley. #50

"Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite" by Elvis Presley. #58

"Burning Love & Hits from His Movies"

by Elvis Presley. #62

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Songs of Love

HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Songs of Love" by Charley Pride.

"Separate Ways" by Elvis Presley. #19

"Burning Love & Hits from Movies"

by Elvis Presley. #27

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The World is a Ghetto

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"The World is a Ghetto" by War.

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 4, 1973, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                March 5, 1973, (Monday)

Elvis bought $2,600 worth of jewelery in Vegas.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                               March 6, 1973, (Tuesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                        March 7, 1973, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 8, 1973, (Thursday)

Elvis left Las Vegas and flew to Los Angeles where, except for occasional weekends in Palm Springs, he remained until the beginning of his April tour.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                    March 9, 1973, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 10, 1973, (Saturday)

Around this time, a deal was struck between RCA and Elvis through the Colonel to allow the record label to purchase all rights to Elvis' back catalogue. RCA already owned the master recordings but this deal would give them complete control.  Parker sold the deal to Elvis as 'new money' for no effort, especially with a divorce settlement around the corner. The Colonel ensured that he would still get future payment on artwork and packaging all all new releases. This new deal eradicated the old 25% commission terms and the 50-50 side deals that the Colonel and Elvis originally agreed upon.

Under the new terms, a new seven year contract that guaranteed $500,000 against royalty earnings, Elvis had to reach the quota of two new albums and four singles annually. Elvis and the Colonel would also each receive a $100,000 bonus. With 'extra merchandising and promotional deals' this buyout guaranteed the Colonel $1.75 million on top of his $2.6 million share in the buyout itself. Elvis received $4.5 million to sell his priceless back catalogue and the Colonel received roughly $6 million. None of this deal from his client's point of view had any long term planning, but was made to make fast money now.

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Killing Me Softly With His Song

HOT 100:

"Killing Me Softly with His Songby Roberta Flack.

EASY LISTENING (TOP 40):

"Last Song" by Edward Bear.

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Til I Get it Right

HOT COUNTRY SINGLES:

"'Til I Get it Right" by Tammy Wynette.

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Love Train

BEST SELLING SOUL SIDES:

"Love Trainby the O'Jays.

BILLBOARD POP CHART  (LP's & TAPE)

Don't Shoot Me

TOP LP's

"Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player"

by Elton John.

"Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite" by Elvis Presley. #31

"Separate Ways" by Elvis Presley. #49

"Burning Love & Hits from His Movies"

by Elvis Presley. #65

BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART  (LP)

Songs of Love

HOT COUNTRY LP'S

"Songs of Love" by Charley Pride.

"Separate Ways" by Elvis Presley. #15

"Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite" by Elvis Presley. #30

"Burning Love & Hits from Movies"

by Elvis Presley. #35

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The World is a Ghetto

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"The World is a Ghetto" by War.

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                              March 11, 1973, (Sunday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 12, 1973, (Monday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                             March 13, 1973, (Tuesday)

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RCA released the single "Steamroller Blues"/"Fool" (RCA 74-0910). The A-side was a live track taken from his "Aloha Special" and the B-side was a tender ballad. The front sleeve had a photo of an old steamroller while the rear used a live shot of Elvis taken during his recent engagement in Las Vegas. It also promoted the now released live album; "Aloha from Hawaii" 

Songs: "Steamroller Blues"/"Fool"

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RCA Victor (74-0910)

Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                     March 14, 1973, (Wednesday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 15, 1973, (Thursday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                                 March 16, 1973, (Friday)

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Elvis: "A Day in the Life"                                                                                                                           March 17, 1973, (Saturday)

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