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Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Heartbreak Hotel (24 Apr. 1993)

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Once upon a time a headline caught the eye of 2 songwriters, and the song caught the eye of a rising star.

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Bill E. Burk ...
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George Tynan Crowley ...
Suicide Victim
Tommy Durden ...
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Hy Gardner ...
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Albert Goldman ...
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Dr. Nick ...
Elvis's personal physician (archive footage)
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Gladys Presley ...
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Vernon Presley ...
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Shirley Schwebs ...
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Tells how the lyrics of Elvis Presley's first million-selling release, Heartbreak Hotel, came to be written. The idea for the song arose when the song's writers noticed a story about a suicide in a newspaper. The man had left a short suicide note. It read: I walk in a lonely street. Written by Anonymous

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