tisdag 10 januari 2012

Elvis - january 10


Elvis arrives in RCA Studio at McGavick Street. He works from 2.00 till 10.00 PM. Chet Atkins guitar, Floyd Cramer piano and DJ Fontana drums. They take "Heartbreak Hotel" "I Got A Woman" and "Money Honey".


Elvis, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott left by train for Los Angeles, where they checked into the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Elvis was scheduled to record for RCA over the weekend before starting work on the soundtrack for his new Paramount picture.


Elvis took the train to Los Angeles with Alan Fortas, Gene Smith, Cliff Gleaves and Bitsy Mott.


Elvis and the band begin rehearsals for the next Vegas engagement at the International. Rehersals held at In the RCA studio on Sunset in Las Vegas.
Ronnie Tutt had been unable to reach an agreement on salary and was replaced by Bob Lanning.
James Burton recruited his friend Glen D. Hardin on piano.
Elvis wanted to change the repertoire from his first Vegas appearance.
So Proud Mary, Polk Salad Annie, Walk A Mile In My Shoes and Sweet Caroline were added to the show, including some songs from his own recently recorded work.


Longtime producer Felton Jarvis, still recovering from his recent kidney transplant ( which Elvis had helped to
arrange and paid for ), arrives to conduct the full orchestra and band rehearsal.


In an attempt to rouse his dangerously depressed and lethargic client, manager Colonel Tom Parker arranges for a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims' of yesterday's devastating tornado in McComb, MS. The show is to be held on May 5th in nearby Jackson.


Dr. Nick and his family flew out to Denver at Elvis' invitation. They returned the following day.

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