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SUPPOSE THERE'S NO IMAGINE?
August 16, 2015 / Elvis Information Network / Elvis Express Radio
I have to admit, when I first heard about someone asking what the possibility was of Elvis' recording, 'Suppose' inspiring John Lennon to write 'Imagine'?  I was like....Huh what was
that now! And then that was that as far as I was concerned. But the subject popped up again today and I decided that instead of just moving on I wanted to open up the subject to
our readers and listeners to see what they thought?

Read on and why not share your thoughts on this via our weekly show......

Released only as a Bonus Song on Elvis' 1968 Speedway soundtrack LP, this quiet, chilling ballad, Suppose is worth a listen in its own right.

It is one of a handful of Elvis’s recordings that – like his cover of Dylan’s 'Tomorrow Is A Long Time' – suggests roads he sadly never got to take.

Yet it also intrigues me because of the possibility – and I put it no more strongly than that – that it inspired 'Imagine', the utopian anthem that became John Lennon’s signature song.

At times this mere suggestion divides Presley’s legion of fans.

Go here to our EIN spotlight where EIN contributor Paul Simpson investigates this fascinating possibility...