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Elvis performed at the South Side Elementary School. Bastrop, Louisiana at 7.30 and 9.30 p.m.
This was the last show of this second Jamboree Attractions tour.
Elvis performed at the New Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida.
Elvis finally completed the version of Loving You that would appear on record. He also kept his promise to Sam Philips to record When It Rains It Really Pours, which he didn't completed at Sun. After the conclusion of this recording session Sholes had 7 finished masters from 2 days of work.
With filming once again completed, Elvis had returned to Memphis, where he hold a rehearsal with Scotty, DJ, the Nashville session players and the Jordanaires at Graceland for his Memphis charity show.
At the last minute there was a soundtrack session set up for Elvis' new film, Harum Scarum. Due to the hurried manner in which the session was scheduled, Elvis' regular accompanists were not available ant their places were taken by Charlie McCoy on guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass and Kenny Buttrey on drums. They were joined by Rufus Long and Ralph Strobel on flute and oboe in order to lend A middle Eastern touch to the soundtrack.
This was Elvis' first visit to a recording studio in 8 months and his distraction and disaffection with the material was obvious. He broke off at 3.30 a.m. after only 4 hours in which he did 38 dreary takes of Shake That Tambourine.
After shopping for clothes in Beverly Hills, Elvis flew to Las Vegas.
Elvis and Priscilla remained in Las Vegas to attend Ann-Margret's opening at the International.
Elvis and Linda attended Ann-Margret's opening. Then they remained in Las Vegas along with Elvis' Memphis karate instructor, Kang Rhee, who conducted karate classes in the suite.