And speaking of Elvis, I couldn't help looking up how he celebrated Lisa Marie's first birthday. According to Elvis Day By Day the celebration took place in Aspen on a ski-and-snowmobile vacation.
Then, while leafing through the adjacent pages, it hit me how many important and crucial career moves Elvis made during the year following Lisa Marie's birth.
- He proceeded to make movies in a more adult vein (Live A Little, Love A Little, Charro! and The Trouble With Girls).
- He did his 1968 Elvis television special, later referred to as the '68 Comeback Special.
- He (or rather the Colonel) accepted a deal to perform at the yet-to-be-built International Hotel in Las Vegas in July 1969.
- He choose to record at American Studios in Memphis instead of Nashville, cutting songs such as "In The Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds," the latter turning out to be his first number-one hit since 1962.