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Tales of Rock 'N' Roll: Heartbreak Hotel 

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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Episode credited cast:
Mae Boren Axton Mae Boren Axton ... Herself
Bill E. Burk Bill E. Burk ... Himself
George Tynan Crowley George Tynan Crowley ... Suicide Victim
Tommy Durden Tommy Durden ... Himself
Hy Gardner Hy Gardner ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Goldman Albert Goldman ... Himself
Dr. Nick Dr. Nick ... Elvis's personal physician (archive footage)
Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Gladys Presley Gladys Presley ... Herself (archive footage)
Priscilla Presley ... Herself
Vernon Presley Vernon Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Schwebs Shirley Schwebs ... Herself


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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24 April 1993 (UK) See more »

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Illuminations Films See more »
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