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In 1969 Elvis decided he wanted to regain his throne.Even the stars who came to define Vegas cool -- chief among them Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack -- faced in the early 1960s the same problem that would confront Elvis at the decade's end: a creaky act and increasingly creaky fans as tastes in music and comedy changed.Elvis was no stranger to Vegas. Elvis the man loved the all-day, all-night quality of the city, though, and would frequently visit between movies.It all came crashing down for Elvis in 1977 when the drugs that kept him going finally overpowered him.
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