TIL that Elvis Presley’s breakout hit Heartbreak Hotel was inspired by Alvin Krolik, a depressed divorcée who was killed while robbing an El Paso liquor store. Krolik had claimed he walked a “lonely street.” It became the Heartbreak Hotel’s gloomy address and one of the song’s most memorable lines.

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