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When Elvis Presley died in 1977 he was a sad, obese travesty of the unique artist he had been. Since his death he has almost achieved a form of divinity. Recently there has been an upsurge of'is Elvis alive?' stories, and his is still the name at the top of the rock and roll tree. Why?
Simon Bates ponders. Producer MALCOLM BROWN


Simon Bates
Malcolm Brown

BBC Radio 1 England

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BBC Radio 1 is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 30th September 1967.

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