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Elvis performed at the Eagle's Nest, Memphis. Elvis returned to the Sun studio over the weekend to record several songs, including I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine and Good Rockin' Tonight.
Elvis performed at the City Auditorium, Norfolk, Virginia at 3.00 and 8.00 p.m.
Elvis joined the Hank Snow Jamboree for 2 days.
Elvis went home by train, but in Houston he got out and drove the rest to Memphis. He arrived home at 10.00 p.m.
Elvis was assigned to the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.
Elvis completed his part for Viva Las Vegas and returned to Memphis.
Still busy with the recording session Elvis took over the piano part in You'll Never Walk Alone. They worked from 6.00 p.m. till 3.30 a.m.
Elvis performed at the Olympia Arena, Detroit, Michigan. The whole gang had their own things to attend:
Charlie Hodge remained stage manager and general assistant to Elvis, providing him with water and scarves.
Lamar Fike was taking care of the lighting. Sonny West responsible for the security and Richard Davis controlled the wardrobe. Dr. Nichopoulos was tour doctor and Joe Esposito remained in overall command. The Colonel always arrived before Elvis in each city.
Elvis stayed in Las Vegas. He ruined some furniture, while working out karate with Kang Rhee. He even broke his finger on his left hand. During this stay there were rehearsals with Voice.
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Back in Memphis after his tour, Elvis was seen riding his motorcycle. By now there were rumors that Red and Sonny West and Dave Hebler were writing a book about their lives with Elvis.