Is William Shatner an unrecognized genius?

27 Sep

All the talk in the media about “Rocket Man” has made me reflect about William Shatner, whose cover you can see below. I remember, years ago, hearing an interview with Shatner where he asserted, without any trace of irony, that his music would someday be appreciated as genius.

Clearly this has been the case for some artists; rejected in their life times, only to be recognized years later. Could Shatner be right? What are the probabilities that he will be extolled in the future? My guess is that such a reappraisal is rather unlikely.

But, you be the judge:

2 Responses to “Is William Shatner an unrecognized genius?”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol September 27, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    If not a creative genius, then at least an early spokesman for legalization of weed.

  2. Kathy H September 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Loved the video!! Very entertaining. Part of me thinks that Shatner must have meant that Elton John and or Berrnie Toppen were genius. I’ve always loved Elton John’s music. Shatner’s interpretation grew on me as the song continued. Very entertaining, but would not rank in the “genius” category.

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