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Elvis’ first venture to Las Vegas flopped, writes historian

Posted by on January 22, 2016

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Beginning with “one electrifying night” in 1969 and continuing through the mid-1970s, Elvis Presley reigned as Las Vegas’ top nightclub act. But his first attempt to win over fans in that city 60 years ago was “a painful setback” for the young performer, writes a Missouri S&T historian.

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