what made elvis great and was he the best rock & roll singer ever?

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EARLIER TODAY I fielded an­other ques­tion on the Quora plat­form: “What made Elvis Presley great and was he the best rock and roll singer ever?” Rather than tax my mind trying to come up with some­thing clever, in­stead I re­called to the best of my ability—keeping in mind that I may be suf­fering with in­cip­ient Denny Crane Syndrome—a re­view that was forty-six years old.

Here is my en­tire 43-word an­swer to the ques­tion as it ap­peared on Quora ear­lier today (Au­gust 12, 2018):


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In 1972, one of the non-rock magazines—I think it was Stereo Re­view—re­viewed Presley’s re­cently re­leased album HE TOUCHED ME by saying (and I am para­phrasing from memory), “If you don’t get Elvis by now, you prob­ably never will.”

That still stands . . .




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His voice made him great and yes he was the best rock roll singer ever and also the best singer ever.By the way I loved the He Touched Me album and I am not very im­pressed with the re-worked album just out Where No One Stands Alone.The Kings Gospel music was al­ways his most heart­felt and purest vocals.

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