Elvis went through a period, during the British Invasion, where he was not the hitmaker he had been. But interest in Elvis came rushing back after he had a major NBC television special in December 1968. After that show, Elvis went back to Memphis where he had not recorded since 1955. One of the tracks recorded in those sessions went on to become one of Elvis's most popular songs. It peaked at the top of the Billboard charts in November 1969. Elvis was back in a big way.
Suspicious Minds was the seventeenth #1 song for the King. It was, also, his last #1 song. However, after this smash, Elvis did have a few great releases -- Don't Cry Daddy, Kentucky Rain, Burning Love, to name only a few. Unfortunately, Elvis died in August 1977, ending an incomparable career. At least it ended his career but, think about it, how many people are still making a living by impersonating the King! As I hear it, the good ones make good money.
Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspections