Words & Music by Ben Weisman / Sid Wayne
Hello misfortune, how's my old friend 'Mr. Misery'?
I've been away so long I bet you think you saw the last of me
Got no bed, to rest my head
No doors or walls or window pane
Now all I needed was the rain
rain, rain, rain, rain
Met a little honey at the 'Buzzin' Bumble Bee Cafe'
Yes I did
One drink and all my money and that honey bee had flown away
I'm 'bout as low, as I can go
I don't really mean to complain
Now all I needed was the rain
All I needed was this rain...
All I needed was the rain...um..um.....
Recorded: 1967/10/01, first released on Elvis Sings Flaming Star
|Elvis & Priscilla Married May 1, 1967|
On May 1, 1967 - Elvis and Priscilla are married in a private ceremony amongst a small group of family and friends at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, just after 9:30 AM. A press conference and breakfast reception follow. The couple honeymoon for a few days in Palm Springs.
These diamond-encrusted cuff links were worn by Elvis on the day he married Priscilla Beaulieu, May 1, 1967. They were a flashy addition to his black paisley tuxedo
May 29, 1967, Elvis and Priscilla dress in their wedding clothes and have a second wedding reception in the trophy room at Graceland to accommodate family and friends who were not at the wedding.
June to July 1967, Soundtrack recording and filming for Elvis' twenty-sixth movie (to be the twenty-seventh released), Speedway, co-starring Nancy Sinatra. During the production, news of Priscilla's pregnancy is announced.
September 10, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
September 11, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Mine UPA4 2767-21
Singing Tree UPA4 2768-13
Just Call Me Lonesome UPA4 2769-01
Hi Heel Sneakers UPA4 2770-07
You Don't Know Me (Remake) UPA4 2771-01
We Call On Him UPA4 2772-09
You'll Never Walk Alone UPA4 2773-SP
September 12, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
September to October, Soundtrack recording and filming for Elvis' twenty-seventh movie (to be the twenty-sixth released), Stay Away, Joe. In this western-themed comedy he once again plays a character who is part Native American. It's a real departure from the virtually interchangeable plots and characters in most of the films over the past several grueling years. He has fun with this one.
October 1, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee
Stay Away Joe (Movie Version) ____-17
All I Needed Was The Rain (Movie Version) ____-NA
Stay Away, Joe (Record Version) (Track) ____-02
Stay Away, Joe (Record Version) (Track - Intro) ____-NA
Stay Away, Joe (Record Version) (Track - Composite) ____-SP
All I Needed Was The Rain (Record Version) (Track) ____-03
October 2, 1967 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tessessee
November 22, Clambake is released nationally and goes to number fifteen at the box office.
December 20, Elvis bought the Colonel a 18 karat gold Accutron calendar wristwatch for $595 and a second one for Tom Diskin. Elvis purchased a new grand piano for Graceland as well today.
December 25, Christmas at Graceland.
December 31, Elvis first New Years Eve party is held at the Thunderbird Lounge on Adams Street.
Elvis dances several times with Priscilla.
January 15, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
January 16, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
Stay Away WPA1 1002-15
January 17, 1968 RCA Studio B - Nashville, Tennessee
U.S. Male WPA4 1807-12
|Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley|
|Elvis on Plane From Hawaii - June 2|
February 1, 1968, Priscilla gives birth to Lisa Marie Presley nine months to the day after her marriage to Elvis. It is a time of great happiness. The King's little Princess, who was often called Injun, Yisa, or Buttonhead by her father, was treated to a life of luxury at the 14-acre estate known as Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
March 7, 1968 Western Recorders - Hollywood, California
March 11, 1968 Western Recorders - Hollywood, California
Almost In Love (Vocal Overdub) WPA1 5766-03
April 4, Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, an event which Elvis takes just as hard as John F. kennedy's assassination five years earlier - but more personally because it happened in his hometown.
Dr. Kings 'I Have A Dream' speech is one of Elvis' favourite rhetorical pieces, something he recites often over the years.
April 6, Elvis and Priscilla go to Las Vegas where they catch Tom Jones' midnight show at the Flamingo.
May 1, Elvis and Priscilla's 1st wedding anniversary.
June 2, Elvis, Priscilla and their party return to Los Angeles.
After all the passengers were seated Elvis and his party were secretly seated in the first class cabin. In the coach section of the plane was a singing group called The Young Americans who were returning from entertaining the troops in Vietnam. Apparently drawn by the impromptu harmonizing of the group, Elvis suddenly stepped through the curtain from first class with a cigar between his fingers and a drink in his hand.
The shocked passengers and the young singers quickly gathered and requested autographs. Someone obviously took some photographs!
June 3, Elvis looking tanned and fit, reports to the Binder-Howe offices on Sunset for the start of two weeks of informal rehearsals for the '68 Special.
June 6, Robert Kennedy dies after being shot in Los Angeles.
Elvis' heartfelt reaction to yet another assassination impels Steve Binder to ask songwriter Earl Brown to compose a closing number for the '68 Comeback Special that will capture something of Elvis sentiments.
June 17, Elvis reports to rehearsals at the NBC Studios in California.
Find on CD
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.