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Elvis Presley: The Once And Future King

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, March 2001

WE ALL KNOW the way it was in the Seventies, Elvis Presley's last eight years on earth. He spent them as a bloated, drug-glazed fraud, a fat fool in a strained jumpsuit, belching out 'The Wonder of You' to Las Vegas audiences he should never have indulged. Every promise made when he walked into Sun Studios in 1954 and helped to bring black and white Americans closer, with a voice embracing both races, was cruelly broken.

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