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Oof. His quote about loneliness really hit me. It's wild to think how young he was when he was making all of these intricate, difficult decisions. I remember when I was in my early twenties I could hardly decide what to eat for dinner. And he had to make all these decisions with basically no road map because he truly was the first superstar.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Robert C. Gilbert

Another great read from Robert about Elvis. These stories make me re-visit tracks I've heard hundreds of times before with a new angle. It's like hearing the tracks for the first time with this story in mind. For me, as an avid music listener, this is a great achievement I appreciate very much. I even consider making some changes in my established top 10 Elvis tracks after reading (and listening). The energy of "A big hunk of love" is pure magic. What a band! What a voice!

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Jul 24, 2023Liked by Robert C. Gilbert

Thank you once again Robert for another truly enlightening delve into the Elvis recording catalogue. I think it's a shame that Elvis's artistry and dedication to getting the final master right is not fully appreciated by a lot of folks.

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