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Elvis Presley- Unchained Melody - Live In South Dakota , 1977- "WHERE ELVIS DARED TO TREAD" - RICH BUCKLAND'S EPIPHANY NOTEBOOK -

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“WHERE ELVIS DARED TO TREADRICH BUCKLAND’S EPIPHANY NOTEBOOK - Three months prior to his passing in 1977, Elvis debuted this performance of “Unchained Melody” in South Dakota. It engages as a literal prayer from a dying man. The artist featured in this video is not an overweight caricature nor a punchline. This is not the simplified, drug addicted buffoon depicted by a vulture culture designed to denigrate the once beautiful. Watch for the glorious smile Elvis delivers halfway through his testimony. It is a self realization that his being still mattered. This is what remained of an extraordinary, eternal, exhausted and always fragile vessel, sailing into the arms of his own surreal mortality, Unchained.


By Rich Buckland 10/22/2019 12:52 PM

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