Here is a letter from the "Correspondence, Love Letters & Advice" column of the November 3, 1977, issue of ROLLING STONE:
You're to be commended for your in-depth but unsensationalist issue about Elvis Presley (RS 248). The King -- and he surely was -- is dead. It's a grief we all share.
I'm hoping that your readers are aware of the fact that another great American artist just died, too: Robert Lowell, our finest poet. Now the rest of us must go on, and mourn with dignity, consoled by their unkillable voices.
Los Angeles, California