Sour grapes? Rationalization? Who knows? Who cares?
Maybe I wasn't designed to be rich. Or famous. I can still remember the advice from our producer, Phil Gernhard, in 1966. Phil preached, more than once, "Make sure that you enjoy it when you have your first hit. It never feels that good again."
Fifty years later and I'll never know.
Funny, sometimes I find myself feeling sorry for Elvis.
Phil took his own life four or five years ago. Wealthy. Lots of hit records.