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Sunday, 5 July 2009

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Elvis to return in 2018.

HOLLYWOOD, (AP) - December 3, 2018. That's the date. In a stunning development coming from the world of entertainment, American singer, Elvis Presley, has been given special permission to make an exclusive return. The return date will be most fitting, as it will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of his acclaimed 1968 NBC-TV Comeback Special.

Asked why he will be coming back, Presley said: 'When I left the building the last time, the place surely had its fair share of troubles; but it wasn't totally out of control, as things are now. The hatred. The distrust. The bitterness. The lack of harmony. If, in my own small way, I can come back and build a few new bridges, well, I'll be more than happy with that. You know, I was speaking with my Mom the other day and she said: "Elvis, if that's what the fans really want, I guess you can't let them down. I think they still miss you son." Well, I have to be honest, that's all I needed to hear.'

A new TV studio audience will be assembled with its members being drawn, on Presley's insistence, from a cross-section of the world's races and religions. The leading UK broadcaster, the BBC, has offered to telecast the performance worldwide, but a representative from the Presley camp said: "We don't need the BBC, the BBC need us."

NASA has offered to retrieve the time capsules aboard the Mariner series, Voyager 1 and 2, that they previously sent out into deep space to distant civilisations, and have promised to relaunch them with an image of a man and a woman, the earth and the sun, and the other planets, and a DVD of the 2018 Elvis Comeback Special.

Dr. Carl Sagan of Cornell University said: 'The sounds and images that were selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on earth simply would have been incomplete without the latest sampling from the King of Rock 'n' Roll.'

A NASA spokesperson commented that this will be the first-ever concert telecast throughout the entire universe. "We expect this Presley performance will watched by unknown trillions, including extraterrestrials. It's another first for Elvis."

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