You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hungarian

The mayor of Budapest says Elvis Presley will be declared an honorary citizen of the city and have a landmark named after him because the singer supported Hungary’s anti-Soviet revolution of October 1956 by singing the gospel standard Peace in Valley during his last appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In addition, Mayor Istvan Tarlos points out Elvis’ recording of Viva Budapest, the fact that Hound Dog was really about the strays that roam the city, and that Love Me Tender speaks to Hungarians pounding veal to tenderize it for BĂ©csi szelet, their version of Wiener schnitzel.

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