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The Surviving Half Of "Elvis & Ginger"

Penguin Books

Elvis Presley's electrifying entry into popular culture contrasted sharply with his muted exit: discovered dead on a bathroom floor, overweight, drug-addled, and in poor health. 

Ginger Alden discovered Elvis on that bathroom floor. 

She was the last of Elvis's loves; he had given her an engagement ring in their months together. 

Alden recounts their whirlwind romance and strange existence in her book Elvis & Ginger.

She joins us for a look back at those months.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.