Here's an interesting tidbit about I Honestly Love You.
Shortly after Peter Allen wrote the song I was in L.A. on business visiting a
good friend, Alan Rider, V.P. of Irving/Almo Music, Peter Allen's publishers.
I asked Alan if he had anything new and good that would be good for Elvis, he
played me the brand new demo Peter Allen had done on the song, this was months
before Olivia Newton John did it.
I scooped it up and told Alan I'd play it for Elvis at his next session.
Unfortunately for Elvis neither Felton or Joe told me when the next session was
to take place and it was done in L.A., without me knowing it.
So Elvis never got to hear the song before Olivia cut it, when she did, it was
the hit that made her career and it was too late for Elvis to cut it.
I later found out that Colonel Parker was tired of me giving Elvis songs they
didn't or couldn't get the publishing on, so he told Felton and Joe not to tell
me when a session was going to happen. Marty.