HOW FAMOUS WAS ELVIS? That was the question on Quora. Once upon a time, that it was fairly easy to answer: According to Jerry Hopkins, whose Elvis – A Biography (1971) was the first biography of the man, a global survey showed that more people in the world recognized Elvis by his first (or given) name—and that included you-know-who!—than READ MORE
THE QUESTION ON QUORA was “How famous was Elvis?” How does one address that question? Assume the person who posed it is very young and only knows Elvis by name and doesn’t want to do any research, or assume the questioner is having a lark to see what kind of response he could elicit?
Of course, I had to try my hand at supplying an answer, which you will find indented between the images below:
This is the picture sleeve for Do The Clam / You’ll Be Gone that RCA Victor released in Italy in 1965. READ MORE
IT’S QUORA QUESTION TIME and the question was “Was Elvis Presley as talented as people portray him to be?” I’m afraid that I have little or no truck with—and isn’t that a wonderful idiom, “have no truck with?” (look it up here)—questions of this nature, but I took what I hope is the polite and humorous approach in answering it. READ MORE