Elvis Presley, Larry Geller, Colonel Parker discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
In nineteen sixty nine he was gambling a million. And a half a day. By one account and that came in from quote from Larry Geller. So he had to come he. Had to always push Elvis and pushing and pushing and pushing and it was even in Vegas I mean he'd be there. For two months and he worked two shows and night sometimes three seven days a week In an hour and twenty five minutes or so and he was the. Whole show, it's. Not like you're a bass player in a band. Like Aerosmith or something or drummer where if you have an off night. Everybody else can carry you so he has such. A high Sch high energy. Show and he was so tired by the time he got off, the stage he was about cross. Eyed and, Colonel Parker's just said as long as we keep doing dates everything will be fine, well you know the The it started to. Badly Elvis started to be, in poor health in one time. In particular he was inundate just. Before he had he had to. Perform a date an escaped, me and it was I think it was Saint Louis Saint, Louis no, I'm sorry it was Louisville was Louisville. And it was it was nineteen seventy six and Elvis is in bed almost comatose and he's moaning in Dr neck is trying to revive him and. He's he's dunking is head in. Ice water to try and it's a train revive him and this is a, quote I'm paraphrasing something you Larry Geller one of, Elvis is really good friends. Had headset in one video he said that you know, Parker comes in and liberty Geller gets off and he says you know. They meet face to face and Neil. Larry great is going to see what what is going, on here and you. Can't, let this, go Wanton human so he walks in. The door closes he's in in. The bedroom talking, to Dr, and accomplished for a couple of minutes he comes out and, he tells, Larry Geller the only thing that matters. Is it that man is onstage to tonight that's the only thing that matters turns around walks out So this is what you have on your hands and did Elvis. Performance night he did he did even. His last concert is voice never failed, them and the you look at a guy in you know look it's easy to. Look at Elvis in the condition he was. In his last concert he here looking at a very sick man and. Elvis had a birth defect he had a, twisted colon So you know here's this guy who couldn't this is. One of the reasons he wasn't on. A toilet he hadn't had a bowel movement in weeks which is why he. Was so. Loaded up. And they discovered that at the, autopsy so we're. Starting to get into the cover up which, should we, go, to the coverage yet or I wanna just touch. On one more thing before that. And that is we were talking about his work with the FBI I wanna. Talk about operation fountain pen What was that all about Well as I, said before in seventy six Elvis was the, biggest tax payer in Tennessee and he was Elvis Presley. Almost filed bankruptcy that year he was really in is really. In a bad financial way so, his father had seized his his father had seized his. Finances trying to make himself And He hit a plane l. wanted a bigger and better. Plane that's just kind of the way it. Is you, know I, mean this was a bigger and, better sorta. Guy you, know he didn't have one reunion to have. Five it was, like so for. Him so I wish I. Could so he had. This it was called hound dog. Too he named it hound dog to it was the Jetstar and it was one of those first planes and they were selling it in nineteen seventy. Six so he's still. Own I think channel nine hundred thousand dollars or..