Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Elvis was a performer, not an artist.
Didn't even write his own songs. I guess one needs to first set the criteria that defines an artist.
But I think trying to compare musical artists of "today" (Beatles, etc) with those of past gone eras (Beethoven, etc) is like trying to compare ballplayers of today with those at the turn of the 20th century. Quite Different times.