The music for Elvis' new movie, Love Me Tender, was recorded at the 20th Century
Elvis arrived in Seattle for location shooting for It Happened At The World's Fair.
He checked into a suite on the 14th floor at the Doric New Washington Hotel.
He was accompanied by Gene And Billy Smith, Alan Fortas, Red West, Ray Sitton
and Joe Esposito. Two friends from Memphis, Richard Davis and Jimmy Kingsley,
were hired as extra security, but at the end of their stay they were regular members
of the group.
The rehearsals and filming for the dance in Viva Las Vegas began today and lasted 2 days.
The setting was a nightclub in Vegas and first Elvis and Ann-Margret danced to a version
of The Climb but then Elvis got up stage bursting out into "What'd I Say?"
Elvis performed at the Showroom, International Hotel, Las Vegas
Elvis performed at the Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas.
Elvis performed at the Showroom, Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas
Elvis was present at a press conference with both the Colonel as well
as the RCA president. There was the announcement of the Aloha from Hawaii show,
January 14th, the next year. Elvis left all the official business to the Colonel
and the only thing he said was: It's my favorite past of the business, a live concert.
That evening Elvis closed his Las Vegas engagement.
Just been fired by Elvis the other night, the Colonel and Elvis kept their argument going.
Elvis however was a little stressed who to turn to for a manager.
The Colonel however, carried on as usual.
In the meantime Elvis had flown in a gospel quartet from Nashville, with Donnie Sumner
and Sherrill Nielsen. The idea to presented them to Tom Jones,
but it didn't work out with Tom Jones. Elvis, however, liked their singing and he hired
them for $100,000 a year as his personal backup group. He called them Voice.
Elvis performed at the Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, at 2.30 and 8.30 p.m. The crowd was 8000
both times. At 2.30 Elvis wore "Blue Egyptian bird" suit with original belt and qt 8:30 he wore
"White Egyptian bird" suit with "Inca gold leaf" suit belt.