Talk:Connie B. Gay

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DYK nomination[edit]

I don't understand[edit]

"Gay booked a young, relatively unknown singer who was described as a "devastating combination of Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, and Billy Daniels" by Dorothy Killgallen's syndicated column. Gay, who knew Colonel Tom Parker, also knew that Elvis Presley was a rising musical force that Killgallen's column could not stifle."

A devastating combination of Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, and Billy Daniels sounds like it was meant to be a compliment - how was the column trying to stifle Presley? Richerman (talk) 09:14, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

That is an interesting perspective and I can follow your reasoning that it could be taken as a compliment. I am reworking the article's passage because I think I misunderstood the portion where the source prose stipulated "in spite of being described as" and assumed a negative connotation where there was none intended. Thanks for mentioning this. 76Strat String da Broke da (talk) 10:46, 3 November 2012 (UTC)