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pressed between the pages of mac davis’ mind

SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATED WITH ELVIS that re­ceive the most credit in terms of Pres­ley’s suc­cessful ca­reer are usu­ally two teams: Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller and Doc Pomus-Mort Shuman. But a third team was para­mount in Elvis’s tran­si­tion from sappy movie matinee idol of the mid-1960s to po­tent music and cul­tural figure in 1968-1969: Billy Strange-Mac Davis. [Continue reading]

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I’m a guest blogger on the official Graceland website!

WELL LAWDY MISS CLAWDY, I’m a guest blogger for Elvis! On Friday, the of­fi­cial web­site for Grace­land picked up my ar­ticle on the 1968 NBC-TV Spe­cial as part of their an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of the orig­inal De­cember 3, 1968, broad­cast date.

Grace­land ran a con­densed ver­sion of my ar­ticle under the orig­inal title, “Elvis Presley’s ’68 Come­back – Bur­bank to Grace­land. [Continue reading]