Tuesday, August 24, 2004

ROCKOBIT: Al Dvorin, the man who announced that "Elvis has left the building", has died in a car crash. Although the words were not original, it was his distinctive delivery that turned an order to disperse into a catchphrase. He never got a single cent for the use of his words on any Elvis live recording, something which made him increasingly bitter towards Lisa Marie's Elvis Presley Enterprises. Dvorin was 81.

We're guessing that EJ Thribb will run the following in the next Private Eye:

So, farewell, then,
Al Dvorin
"Elvis has left the building"
That was your catchphrase
And now
So have you.

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