elvis as don juan, cad, and womanizer (but not a hound dog)

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THE PRIVATE LIVES of other human be­ings rarely in­terest me. This in­cludes the people I deal with every day along with the people I enjoy as artists, ath­letes, en­ter­tainers, and even politi­cians. Con­se­quently, I don’t read many bi­ogra­phies and rarely write about peo­ple’s lifestyles. 1

When I write bi­o­graph­i­cally about a mu­si­cian on my Rather Rare Records blog, their sex lives or the drugs they used only in­terest me to the de­gree that it af­fected their music and cre­ativity. READ MORE

cybill shepherd gives elvis a little heads up

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MOTLEY NEWS IS A WEBSITE that fea­tures cur­rent news, sto­ries of in­terest, humor, and photography—“a motley of what’s in the news today!” On May 24, 2012, they ran a fea­ture ti­tled “Wikipedia’s Lamest Edit Wars.” While the ar­ticle was un­cred­ited, all the an­swers given to the var­ious com­ments were cred­ited to Michelle at Motley News. READ MORE

country music fans were always divided on elvis

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IN A RECENT ARTICLE, I broke Elvis fandom down into sev­eral dis­tinct groups, or gen­er­a­tions. In re­sponse, John Ross (over­seer of The Round Place In The Middle web­site) posted a pair of ob­ser­va­tions in the Com­ment Sec­tion. I started to an­swer his points in that sec­tion, but re­al­ized that I had a bit to say on the sub­jects. READ MORE