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T.Rex: Electric Warrior

Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, October 2001

REMEMBER LITTLE Richard's immortal comment on the tragic trajectory of Elvis Presley? That wonderful epigram – "he got what he wanted, but he lost what he had" – could have served as a summary of Peter Guralnick's superb two-volume Elvis biography: Book One rehearsing how he got what he wanted, and Book Two how he lost what he had.

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