The Sixties had been a rollercoaster ride with a very high standard set in the first part of the decade. During 65, 66 we see a lull, and seeming disinterest from Elvis and the management and studio people, with substandard recordings on soundstages, to get songs for the movies done on a shoestring budget. A general fog of indifference from everybody, a public growing tired of the Elvis movie scene in light of the British Invasion, and a change in the direction of music. When Elvis recorded his gospel album, the tide started to turn and Elvis clawed his way back into the heart's and minds of the public through some very good recordings and ultimately the NBC TV special which is still revered today. Then even better, Elvis moves to American Sound Studios with Chips Moman and the studio band and lays down some of the best recordings of his career and even slides a couple of hits out. Parker persuaded Elvis to head to Vegas, essentially as a distraction to how well the American Sound recordings went, and also needing to draw Elvis attention back to himself, as the man with the plan...... This controlling nature of Parker's really was the shot that killed the golden goose. Elvis starts off 1970 with the final single from the American sessions and then we move into Camden Releases and some more good stuff, but it is a bumpy ride and Vegas has its tentacles on our boy .... so lets see how this plays out.