i didnt say the others werent talented.I Said 'particularly' talented. I wasnt trying to put the others down or elevate Aretha especially. I was talking about straight up musical talent. The others did incredibly well with the talent they had and you are right they moved their generation and i loved their music. But just in my personal opinion, Elvis's voice was nothing special just as Mick Jagger or David Bowie's voices were/are nothing special but their personalities comes through in their performance and they sell themselves very well. Some people have great stage presence like Rod stewart and you just warm to them and that i guess is a talent but its not musical talent but i am not entrenched in my thinking. I am willing to be persuaded otherwise.