September 22 – Today in Elvis History

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September 22, 1955

Elvis performed at the Civic Auditorium, Kingsport, Tennessee, which was the last show of a tour.

September 22, 1962

Elvis was at Radio Recorders from 11.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. to complete soundtrack recording for It Happened At The World’s Fair. Don Robertson, songwriter, was invited to play at the session, either piano or organ.

September 22, 1964

Elvis wasn’t well and Dr. Charles Clarke came out to Graceland and submitted a bill of $10 for a house call.

September 22, 1968

Elvis spent most of September in Palm Springs.

September 22, 1969

Elvis flew back home to Memphis arriving very early in the morning. He remained in Memphis until 5 October, except for some brief trips to Nashville and Dallas.

September 22, 1970

A day late and in a terrible mood Elvis arrived at the RCA studio in Nashville at 7.00 p.m. The entire evening Elvis tried to speed up things and in 6 hours time they recorded both sides of a single.  They also completed the 2 songs left to complete the country album. Due to absence James Burton was replaced by Eddie Hinton on lead guitar.

September 22, 1973

RCA wanted Elvis to complete at least 4 vocals for tracks Felton Jarvis had already recorded. So with the approval of the Colonel, there was a mobile recording truck sent to Elvis’ home in Palm Springs. Elvis however was busy with his new group Voice. After spending a lot of time with Voice for their demos, Elvis finally completed the overdubbing of one of his own songs at 3.00 a.m.

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