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GUEST,Sidewinder. BS: Who do consider to be a genius? (137* d) RE: BS: Who do consider to be a genius? 28 Jun 05

From what I have read; for every bad deal the Colonel made, for whatever reasons, he contrived masterstrokes that meant more money for less work in the sixties and still had the declining Presley on top dollars for live appearances in the seventies.Whatever his shortcomings as a manager he is still perceived to be the best artist manager in music history.Which, in his chosen field, seems to afford him some credit and maybe he was a genius.He arrived in the US a penniless imigrant and died a multi millionaire by his own machinations and manipulations he earned the respect of a worldwide industry and could call in favours from the "movers and shakers" for decades. He also kept Elvis under control despite everyone around him saying "Elvis did what he wanted, when he wanted" he never escaped the Colonel and handed over 50% of his earnings willingly! A svengali, a hustler, a carnival barker, a dog catcher, a promoter, a businessman, a genius?



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