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This was the first show in a weeklong tour with Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson and Porter Wagoner at Cherry Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring, Texas.
Elvis paid his dentist $150 for plastic inserts for his upper anterior teeth.
At home for the first time in 7 months Elvis purchased a 1966 Olds Toronado and 3 days later he bought a 1966 Electric Glide Harley-Davidson for $1,941.25 from Taylor Harley Davidson Sales. He liked to ride on his new bike around Graceland grounds.
Principal photography on Stay Away Joe began.
Elvis bought a black 1971 Stutz Blackhawk from Jules Meyers Pontiac in Los Angeles and turned it over to George Barris for customizing. According to Barris, the car, first of its kind in Los Angeles, was meant to be for Frank Sinatra, but Elvis managed to talk Meyers into selling the car to him.
Elvis was in Los Angeles, where the divorce was finalized at the County Superior Courthouse in Santa Monica. The custody of Lisa - Marie was shared and gave Priscilla a cash payment of $725,000. She would get $4,200 each month for spousal support for a year, plus $6,000 a month for 10 years, plus $4,000 a month in child support. As for the sale of the Hillcrest house she would get half.
After a short hearing, only 20 minutes, Elvis and Priscilla came out of the court walking hand in hand.
Elvis performed at the Expo Center, Abilene, Kansas. After this show Elvis flew to Lake Tahoe. The 15th day tour left Elvis and the Colonel with $960,000 to divide.
Milo High, the personal pilot of Elvis, flew his boss and 8 others to Dallas and back.