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Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel
by Elvis Presley
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Influences on Elvis Presley

Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
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Influenced by Elvis Presley

Virtually every pop, country, R&B, and rock and roll performer of the past half century was influenced by Elvis Presley. Rolling Stone says, "It was Elvis who made rock 'n' roll the international language of pop." John Lennon summed up Presley's seminal importance more succinctly: "Before Elvis, there was nothing."
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