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Elvis At 72

Jonh Ingham,, 17 August 2007

EVERY YEAR a bunch of new noisy kids will tell you rock and roll is a young man's game. At 72 and still The King, Elvis Presley knows that it's stamina you need. He's survived medical addictions and years of indifference, the attentions of rock gods and hysteria of fans, and after fifty years he knows one thing no other can claim: I started this. This is my kingdom.

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