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The little Elvis got his daddy back: Vernon was released from prison, with a 6 month suspension, granted on condition of his good behavior.
Elvis performed at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m.
Elvis performed at the National Theater, Greensboro, North Carolina at 2.30, 4.30, 7.00 and 9.00 p.m. There were 2,900 people attending the show.
Elvis couldn't attend Junior Smith's funeral because he had been called back to Hollywood to reshoot the ending of Wild In The Country. Preview audiences had reacted badly to the suicide of Hope Lange's character.
Elvis bought a white buckskin horse and a quarter horse named Conchita's Gold, as well as a Case tractor and 2 El Camino pickup trucks.
Elvis' friend, actor Nick Adams, died.
Elvis granted power of attorney to his father, putting him in official charge of all of his business activities from Vernon's office in a converted outbuilding a few steps from Graceland's back door.
On this and the following night Elvis missed the midnight show because of illness.
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Because of the late end of the last recording session, today's session didn't began before midnight, with 2 songs completed in 8 hours.