Sean & Julian Lennon
Hall of Fame Essay
“If you’re looking for trouble,” Elvis Presley warned the audience at the opening of his December 3rd, 1968, television special, “you’ve come to the right place.”
What viewers heard that night was unadulterated Elvis, the archetypal rock and roll singer, not the Hollywood movie star. The leather-dad Presley, working up a sweat, returned to his roots before the first live audience he had faced since 1961.
He induced audience pandemonium, establishing himself as a musical rebel.
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