Nation: G-Man Blues

Elvis wanted to help

Elvis Presley's admirers always thought of him as the King, a proud and wayward spirit in those white suits and sequins. Now it turns out that he had second thoughts about his wiggy getups and secretly yearned to be an informant for the FBI.

According to an FBI internal memo released last week, Presley showed up at FBI headquarters when he visited Washington in 1970 and offered his services. Elvis, according to Research Chief M.A. Jones, who spoke with him, was peeved at the Beatles for their "filthy, unkempt appearance and suggestive music." Jones further quoted him as saying...

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