August 16 marked 40 years since Elvis Presley died, and this article gathers a list of changes since then, across hospitality, from the price of a pint of beer to the facilities found in the average hotel room then priced at around £10/night, from 99p lunches to the ubiquity of smoking everywhere including the kitchens, from the lack of fire alarms to the placing of matches in every room – but little else.

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