January 09, 1959
In a long letter, the Colonel suggested to Elvis that he should make home tape recordings, with only his voice and a piano. The Colonel even told RCA about this, but nothing came from this idea. However, Elvis did in fact made a couple of tapes.
January 09, 1967
Again Elvis went "horse buying" today and bought 3 more horses today.
January 09, 1969
Elvis flew with 2 of the guys to Dallas for a few days.
January 09, 1971
Elvis was selected as one of the nation's Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Year for 1970, by The Junior Chamber of Commerce of America. This award had been given out since 1939 and had been awarded to distinguished men in all fields, with one common denominator: they must all be 35 or younger. Elvis flew to Los Angeles and then to Palm Springs for the weekend, where he bought another $3,500 worth of guns and gun related equipment.
January 09, 1973
Elvis arrived at the Honolulu airport. There he was brought to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel by helicopter. Then he started with his first rehearsal with the band and backup singers, who had arrived too.
January 09, 1975
There was a big tornado in McComb, Mississippi, with a lot casualties. The Colonel used this news to persuade Elvis to do a benefit show for the victims. This was the Colonel's way to get Elvis back on the road again and Elvis agreed.
January 09, 1977
Elvis urged his dentist, Max Shapiro to marry his fiancée in Palm Springs. Then Elvis got Larry Geller to perform the ceremony on the spot, with Elvis supplying the rings and Ginger as maid of honor. He took the occasion to muse out loud about the possibility of his marrying Ginger in the near future.