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Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Camden, Arkansas.
Elvis performed at the Florida Theater, Sarasota, Florida at 2.15, 4.30, 7.35 and 9.45 p.m. Here the newspaper called Elvis " the most talked-about new personality in the last 10 years of recorded music". It was also reported that between shows Elvis sat down and watched the western that was on the regular bill.
Elvis was visited by his parents on the set of Loving You, where he performed Loving You and Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do in front of an audience. They were sitting quite plainly on the aisle, with Gladys clapping to the beat. It was said that Elvis was never able to watch the film again after his mother's death.
Principal photography began on Spinout.
This was the day Elvis was supposed to report to United Artists in Hollywood for the start of production on Clambake. The Colonel realized it would be almost impossible to get Elvis away from his new ranch, so he had arranged for the cast insurance exam to take place at 5.30 p.m. at RCA's Studio B in Nashville, where soundtrack recording was now scheduled to take place. Elvis arrived in a rented Learjet and after discussing song selection for the film, recorded until 6.00 a.m. the next morning. It was obvious to all present that Elvis had little interest in the movie songs. Except for You Don't Know Me, on which he expended 21 takes. However Elvis was still not satisfied with the result and would re-record the song later.
Still at American, recording went on, but this time only from 7.30 until 10.30 p.m. and only 1 song and 1 instrumental track were completed.
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Elvis performed at the Coliseum, Charlotte.
After this show Elvis returned to Memphis.