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Elvis Presley's gospel music

David Burke, Vintage Rock, 1 October 2015

LEGENDARY AMERICAN producer Bob Johnston once suggested of Bob Dylan that he was "filled with the holy spirit". The same could have been said of Elvis – which, given that he was accused of propagating the devil's music, would have been an ironic accolade. But the fact is that if he hadn't been tempted by the forbidden fruit of rock'n'roll, Elvis might have taken a more righteous path and become a gospel singer.

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