Boston Phoenix, March 18, 1986

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Burying Elvis


Boston Phoenix letters page

To Joyce Millman:

How is it exactly, as you state so unequivocally in your Elvis Costello piece (Arts, March 4), that Costello's "Elvis is king" proclamation seemed "like a brash and scrappy dance on Elvis Presley's still warm grave," when in fact Mr. Presley had a few months to go on this planet when My Aim Is True was released? The point being, the Elvis campaign was intended as a gibe, a poke, not an "unceremonious burial." The name Elvis Costello was the choice of Stiff Records; and Declan MacManus went along for the ride. Regrets? He's had a few.

How about you, Joyce?

Oh, and he didn't revert to Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus. He was born without "Aloysius" — added it later.

— Dawn Larson
Brighton


Joyce Millman replies:

No regrets. By the time My Aim Is True hit Billboard's album charts, Elvis Presley was well and truly dead; what I said was that the "Elvis is king" legend seemed a certain way, not that it was intended a certain way. I'll stand by that observation. I'll also stand by my report that "Aloysius" is part of the album's credits, which is all I did report. When the point is how many times MacManus has changed his name, who cares whether he's changed it another time?

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Boston Phoenix, March 18, 1986


Reader Dawn Larson quibbles over details in Joyce Millman's review of King Of America.

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