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Factory Report: Happy Birthday, Elvis

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I hate to it say it, but Public Enemy was wrong.What with today being Elvis’ 75th birthday, I thought it would be apropos to plumb the factory archives for this interview with Elvis’ longtime drummer and friend, D.J. Fontana. D.J. Fontana The Factory is the curatorial and production wing of, the only radio station to fill most of its airtime with listener-created audio.

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