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Hoosiers remember ‘The King’ on 40th anniversary of final performance

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Forty years ago, one 16-year-old girl stood among 18,000 other people in the presence of Elvis Presley at Market Square Arena – a day she remembers as one of the best days of her life. Just feet away from the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Jeanne Drews of Indianapolis […]

Commentary: Elvis, just before he left the building

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Commentary: Elvis, just before he left the building

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – He was still Elvis. And I saw him. Forty years ago, on June 26, 1977, I attended Elvis Presley’s last concert. It was at the now-demolished Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis. I was a teenager then. I’d skipped school to buy the tickets, getting myself into a fair […]

Commentary: Scotty Moore and a revolution you could dance to

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Commentary: Scotty Moore and a revolution you could dance to

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A pioneer died Tuesday. Scotty Moore, 84, was Elvis Presley’s first guitarist and manager. He was there at Elvis’s side when they recorded “That’s All Right” nearly 62 years ago – the moment that has been called the “big bang of rock ’n’ roll.” And he was there for […]

Commentary: Freedom is more than fireworks

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Commentary: Freedom is more than fireworks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Bob Dylan visited the famed Sun Studio in Memphis a few years ago, a guide pointed out the spot where Elvis Presley stood when he recorded his first record, “That’s All Right.” Dylan walked over to the spot, dropped to his knees and kissed the floor. Dylan performed […]