In 1980, Phil Lynott recorded a tribute to Elvis Presley. In 1988, Darren Wharton recorded a tribute to him. Wharton had joined Thin Lizzy as keyboard player aged only seventeen. He went on to form his own band, Dare.
The song's title is a reference to some artwork in which the band members were portrayed as playing cards; Phil was the King Of Spades.
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The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."