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8 April 2016 #509

Cover Story: Elvis


In 1956, Melbourne was about to host the Olympics, Australia had just begun TV broadcasts and Elvis Presley changed popular music forever. It’s been 60 years since his breakthrough single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ hit the airwaves, and we can still feel the reverberations.

Also in this issue:

After almost 10 years, Alan Attwood writes his final Editorial as Editor of The Big Issue; Amy McPherson rails against being called extraordinary; Peter Huxley unloads a story of grief and heroism he has been carrying for 25 years; and in Roving Eye, one photographer catches a train across the stunning, ancient, hot land of Uzbekistan.

Jason from Sydney stars in the Vendor Profile this edition. We have Streetsheet contributions from Caroline in Perth; Kevin in Sydney; and a specially crafted music crossword from Ronnie in Brisbane.

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