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Elvis and Red returned to Memphis to began a 5 day tour with Johnny Cash and others. Elvis performed at the High School, Charleston, Mississippi, where he was billed as "The King of Western Bop."
Elvis got a letter from the Colonel, who lectured him about the responsibilities of being a star. Elvis had complained about requests for local appearances and wanted his manager to deal with that.
Elvis called George Klein in Memphis. He made regular calls to friends at home, especially Anita Wood.
Elvis flew back to Los Angeles with Sonny, Charlie, Alan and Gene Smith.
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This was the date of Elvis' new agreement with the Colonel, which for the first time explicitly recognized that they were engaged in what amounted to a partnership or joint venture.