Was Elvis Welsh?How often, while listening to the music of Elvis Presley, have you found yourself transported from the Music State to the Land of Song? The passionate intensity, the poetry and lyricism, the Celtic good looks, the unintelligible lyrics surely, you think to yourself, this fellow must be Welsh? Well, youre not the only one to think so. There is, apparently, a school of thought [of course I use the word thought loosely] that maintains that Elvis Presley was indeed of Welsh extraction. This theory, based largely on the resemblance of the name Presley to the Welsh placename Preseli (English: Prescelly), was recently aired in the Guardian newspaper, prompting the following letter to the Editor:
Sadly, the letter was not published.
© 19992001 Harry Campbell (except letter)
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