Johnny Cash and Andy Kaufman Perform Very Different Impressions of Elvis Presley 20 Years Apart

In 1959, legendary singer/songwriter Johnny Cash let down his hair and performed a an imitation of someone doing an impression of Elvis Presley singing his hit song Heartbreak Hotel.

20 years later, comedian Andy Kaufman performed a straight impersonation of Elvis, coincidentally on the 1979 Johnny Cash Christmas Special.

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