what in tarnation are the “haircut sleeves” of the sixties?

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IN THE SUMMER OF 1966, I heard Elvis’s new single on the radio and hur­ried to the record store to buy a copy. I al­ways tried to buy new sin­gles as soon as they came out so that I could find a copy with a pic­ture sleeve. Upon seeing the sleeve for this new Elvis single, Spinout / All That I Am, I was con­fused: Elvis’ face was puffy and round and he had the most ridicu­lous, un-hip hairdo imag­in­able. READ MORE

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