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):
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 . . .