Elvis began the year with his usual Vegas engagement but for two weeks instead of four. He returned to performing in Lake Tahoe and continued to appear on the road throughout the year. where he played some shows in his hometown of Memphis. One was released as a live album by RCA. On opening night in Vegas in August he tried to change the now tired set-list with a fresh new look but due to poor reaction from the audience, he decided to revert back to the usual routine. Unfortunately his health was still an issue with constant dental and throat problems. His reliance on prescription drugs was becoming more apparent especially with his erratic behaviour during the show at College Park in September. He was now involved in making a documentary based on one of his favourite things karate.