Dickey Lee, Mike Stoller, and Mark James wow during Elvis Songwriters Showcase

Read the lowdown on what happened when a trio of Elvis Presley songwriters — Dickey Lee [i.e. “She Thinks I Still Care”], Mike Stoller [“Jailhouse Rock”], and Mark James [“Suspicious Minds”] — convened during Elvis Week 2012 to reminisce about the King of Rock ’n’ Roll through story and song. Seen above during opening number “See See Rider,” a drop dead gorgeous 37-year-old Presley slyly strums his 1969 Ebony Custom Gibson Dove acoustic guitar and sports a casual white two-piece suit on June 20, 1972, at the Civic Assembly Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photography by Ed Bonja

During the annual Elvis Week festivities in Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland hosts a smorgasbord of opportunities for fans from all over the world to experience contemporaries who knew Elvis Presley beyond the public’s surface perception.

One of the more intimate events sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises was the inaugural Elvis…



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