Paul McCartney is stuck on the 50's era Elvis.I agree with you 100 percent,Octo,Elvis's 1962 single `Kiss Me Quick'was not a favorite of mine,either,but Elvis recorded many GREAT songs during this period,also,such as `Marie's the name[his latest flame],`Are You Lonesome Tonight',`Little Sister',his great version of `Fever',his terrific version of `Memphis,Tennessee',`It Hurts Me'[which should have been the A side of the `Kissin'Cousins'single],his exquisite version of the 1945 Katy Lester record `Love Letters',and many others,but King Elvis is splitting hairs once again,Kingie,A CRITICISM IS A CRITICISM,WHEN MCFARTNEY CRITICISED ELVIS MUSICALLY,THAT'S A CRITICISM,BUT ELVIS NEVER CRITICISED ANY ARTIST,EITHER THEM OR THEIR WORK,PERIOD,but the wonderful thing in all this is that Elvis is enjoying the last laugh,much to the jealous Mccartney's chagrin,no doubt,peace out.
He listened to what others were telling him and never went beyond.
That really is not Elvis's fault that Paul continues to miss out.
It is really too bad but it is his loss.
John Lennon never lived long enough to hear the Elvis bootlegs.
His opinion of Elvis would've certainly changed.
However, Elvis did acknowledge The Beatles by covering some songs.
The sixties seem to be Elvis's least favorite decade with critics.
But it was because of some of the bad soundtrack material.
Of course, it is much more complex and not all cut and dry.
You would have to take the time to listen through it.
Many great performances scattered about.
The seventies were even better but you can't force it on folks.
If you like Elvis, you can find the real him.
Elvis was the most brilliant artist that ever lived and I know it.
I don't care what an idiot might claim.
BTW, that National Enquirer magazine is horrible.
They had a photo of Shelia Ryan and billed it as being Ginger.
It had nothing about the music.
But all about Elvis's drug addiction.
It reads like a late seventies tabloid.