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Sinatra had started to understand that he needed to do pop songs, which he hated, he was a purist of the standards. He hated Presley, and only liked me because I made money for the mob in Vegas. When my record company caught wind of it, they were pissed that I did n’t keep it for Paul Anka -LRB- left -RRB-. I said, ‘ Hey, I can write it, but I ’m not the guy to sing it. ’ It was for Frank, no one else.
I spent time with Elvis Presley and watched Elvis Presley self-destruct, elvis Presley was a good guy, a Southern gentleman, a little nave, but Elvis Presley started to lose it — Elvis Presley got locked into that cocoon, the comfort of the posse, the aluminum foil on the windows and no sun. I told Elvis Presley, ‘ It’s not your kind of song, ’ but it meant a lot to Elvis Presley.