Letter: Poetry with a bullet: Presley's pop songs

Michael Bywater might have been kinder to Elvis if the "King" had died eating quail's eggs and sundried tomatoes.

The sheer pretentiousness of most jazz "followers" from the duffel-coated Fifties to the dying embers of John & Cleo in the Nineties, at least in England, made sure such as Elvis and the Beatles found huge empathy with our young.

The hilarious sentence placing jazz musicians as "sternest guardians of artistic purity" says it all. Save us from droning hours and endless miserable jangles, and their "knowledgeable" exponents.

Pat Hodgson