WHAT IF ELVIS HAD NEVER BEEN BORN? But everyone — well, almost everyone – has missed Elvis’s greatest achievement.

Well, one of them: I remember some years ago having drinks with then-Tennessee Attorney General Bill Leech. He said that in the early ’50s he was working in Memphis and used to take his girlfriends to hear some guy sing; he didn’t like the singer that much, but he seemed to get the women pretty heated up. It was pre-fame Elvis.