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January 09, 2010

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This is about as hot as it gets. There's so much tension in his body its as if he's about to explode. Oh Elvis, I miss you.

Not only was Elvis Presley a fantastic songwriter, he was also an amazing showman. When people try to understand the mystique of Elvis, they sometimes make the mistake of just looking at his songs. His live performances are what made him The King.

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