James Dean couldn't sing, but Elvis could do both (act & sing - see "King Creole").Originally Posted by howardrobardhughes
The person most responsible for EP's rise to fame was a dual effort based upon the partnership of The Col. & Elvis (which is exactly how The Col. viewed things). They needed each other, especially in the beginning. Elvis, however, eventually outgrew The Col. & his ways .... yet was successful in spite of it to the very end. Together, they (EP & The Col.) wrote & changed history.
No single person was single-handedly responsible for EP's fame, including Sam Phillips or The Col.. Each (and others), however, played critical roles at different critical time periods that made it all work out in the end. It all depends on what time period you are talking about, as to who played the critical role. The only one constant, from start to end, ............ was ELVIS.
- Capt. "EL."