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Elvis registered for the selective service.
Elvis performed at the Community Center, Sheffield, Alabama.
Elvis performed at the Memorial Auditorium, Wichita Falls, Texas at 7.00 and 9.00 p.m.
Elvis returned to Radio Recorders to work on material for RCA. He completed the gospel EP and 3 additional album tracks.
Elvis wrote a letter to the Colonel. He requested to arrange with RCA to put out a recorded message to his fans:
"I want to be able to thank them not only for buying my records and for their loyalty to me but also for the help they have given me in deciding the kind of songs to sing… I'm deeply grateful to them, and I want them to know it. When I'm out or the army recording again, I will always listen to their ideas, just as I did before, I just wanted to let my fans know how I feel. Sincerely, Elvis."
The rehearsals at the International Hotel in Las Vegas began now and run through until the 23th. The Sweet Inspirations and the Imperials were scheduled at 2.00 p.m. each day and joined Elvis and the band at 7.00 p.m. every night.
The rehearsals began at the Las Vegas Hilton. Like before, there were some new songs included in the early rehearsals, but they were dropped out again.
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Elvis paid $350 for a screening at MGM of the Exorcist.