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Elvis performed at the Community Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Elvis drove with his Cadillac Eldorado to the Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis for a pre-induction physical for his draft status. He was accompanied by Cliff Gleaves and Dottie Harmony. Later in the day Dottie flew back to Los Angeles and Elvis took the train to New York for his third appearance at the Ed Sullivan show.
Elvis called the Colonel at 5.00 a.m. and woke the Colonel with his call. It turned out in an hour-long chat and the Colonel joked that the call interrupted his dream about Elvis getting an early army release, but that now he didn't get to know how the dream ended.
The filming on Wild In The Country was resumed.
Accompanied by Charlie Hodge, Sonny West, Richard Davis and Bill Morris, Elvis flew to Dallas, where he registered at the Royal Coach Motor Hotel under the name of Jon Burrows.
In a very good mood Elvis flew to Los Angeles on his way to Hawaii. Last November he was told to loose some weight and he and Red West each lost 25 pounds on a crash diet Elvis picked up in Las Vegas.
Elvis flew to Colorado for a vacation with Linda and a party of 17 others. First they checked into a Denver hotel, but Elvis dispatched Joe Esposito, Jerry Kennedy and Ron Pietrafeso to Vail to find enough rental houses and condos for the group.
Elvis, Ginger, and Ginger's sister Rosemary, flew to Palm Springs to celebrate Elvis 42th birthday on January 8.