Carl Perkins and Elvis performed in Bethel Springs not far from Jackson.
Elvis performed in "The High School Auditorium" Thomasville, North Carolina
Elvis visited Dewey Philips at WHBQ.
The filming resumed at MGM Studios in Hollywood. And Elvis had a long interview with
Lloyd Shearer on the set.
Elvis spoke of all the friends surrounding him. He was stating:
"it is important to surround yourself with people who can give you a little happiness".
He also spoke about his interest in studying philosophy and mentioned that he would like
to become a doctor and often read medical texts.
He said that he was hesitant to make any major changes in his career
( " If I can entertain people with things I'm doing, well, I'd be a fool to tamper with it " ),
but at the same time expressed an interest in exploring new directions.
For 10 days Elvis bought a lot for friends, family, staff and strangers.
Mostly cars, but also a complete trailer for his cousin Billy Smith,
to get him to live in comfort on the grounds of Graceland.