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Elvis Crucified

August 30, 1987

Sharbutt's article was the truest, most factual evaluation of Presley's talent (or better yet lack of) that I have ever read.

I could only disagree with him on one point: He wrote that Elvis "played some guitar." Presley didn't "play" any guitar, he strummed the instrument while he was bellowing into a microphone.

The maestro who passed away recently (I think his name was Segovia, but I'm not sure) and Roy Clark "play" the guitar; Elvis wasn't talented enough to set up their music stand.

PAUL M. WILLIAMS

San Diego

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