35 Burst results for "Elvis Presley"
Paul Anka Recalls His Time Working With the Rat Pack
"Paul anka. It's so great to see you. I wanna ask you. You're sitting in front of a zillion gold records Where they happen to be your gold records for the most part of my keble michael jackson elvis presley other artists have been involved with most part a lot of those that are from nineteen fifty seven on. Now you worked with the folks. You you've mentioned. I mean i should mention this upfront. If i were better my job recently you've worked with drake the weekend Michael boob lay andrea bocelli. Olivia newton john. We were talking about your time with sinatra. How did it end up that you were working with what we today. Call the ratpac. No greater fan of dean martin than yours. Truly amazing that you knew these men. Well we have to go back to the beginnings you know the record business and the business that i was in was primarily run by the boys the boys mafia whatever and that was cool. There are great work for we knew what a position was but they ran everything they own the clubs the only record companies etcetera so when i started beginning success for young I realized who was working for. I realized you know how i was to be myself and i started working to copacabana. Which was the testing ground in new york city. I was successful. And i got the word that now that new york went very well. We're sending out to vegas to the boys and you're gonna work in vegas. So what year are we talking about. Big apartment what year we talking about. Fifty eight nine hundred fifty. Started sophie tucker. Which was i guess. My audition did well with her. And then it evolved into the sixties started working sands right from their youngest kid. Never worked there and here. I was with all these guys. Were my idols realizing that. Bobby darin frankie avalon still these kid idols. But we knew this at the end and we realized that we had to evolve survive into something else thus we had these guys that we looked up dean martin sammy and break so i like to sand started working and guys mentored me. They took me in. Because that's making money for them indirectly directly. The boys ran the place and we became very very
Debra Winger Quit 'a League of Their Own'
"A hollywood actress is coming for. Madonna debra. Winger everyone gets you. We'll says she quit a league of their own because of the material girl. Deborah was set to play gena davis his role but she told the telegraph that she thought madonna getting cast. Return movie into an elvis presley film. So she bought out. Don't worry she got her. When deborah was asked about madonna's performance in the movie. She pulled her petty lever and said i think her acting career has spoken for itself.
When Pat Boone Met Elvis Presley
"Brooklyn high school. This is the fifties you are the big star. You've got three major hits on the charts you perform a brooklyn high three thousand kids and you're opening act is a nobody named elvis aaron presley. Yeah whatever happened to that guy. Well he's around no memory. He's not around a personally but anyway bill randle knew that sun records on which elvis had made one record had been sold to. Rca victor or they had sold the contract or elvis presley to rca. Victor and he hadn't even made a record yet for rca. His first record was heartbreak hotel but he hadn't recorded it yet. What he had recorded was one song to songs. On both sides of a record on sun records out of memphis a little label down there south and was recording not recording but performing on the louisiana hayride a radio show like the grand opera but outta shreveport louisiana louisiana hayride and And so a bill. Randle ask him and got elvis. Whoever was managing to come to cleveland so he could be introduced to the to the teen audience at salk where i was the headliner and going to perform and when he picked me up at the airport bill randle. He's he said is gonna come up from shreveport to to open the program for you tonight and named an a. He's a any told me who who was. What's his name. He said elvis presley. You haven't heard of him. And i said no i have. I heard a record of is on the jukebox in dallas. But i said bill. He's a hillbilly. I mean this was a bill. Monroe song blue moon of kentucky. Keep on shine and it's not rock and roll. I said is going to go over. Well tonight he said well we'll find out because he knew that he'd been signed. Rca victor was excited about this newcomer. So but i was backstage at high school when elvis and his entourage of about three guys came in lamar fi. Thank charlie hodge. Maybe one of his musicians to musicians. And so elvis walked in and his collar turned up his hair long. And kinda grease in then over too long but slipped back in his pants long over some scuffed up white. Black shoes said hi elvis. I'm pat boone's mention and any extended his hand but he didn't shake hands. Just let me shake his hand. Nobody his mom and daddy hadn't instructed him. How a man shakes as he disliked you shake
How Many Songs Have Questions in the Title?
"Many great songs have a question in the title. It was a lot more than i thought. There was just looking at their suggestions. I was thinking. Oh maybe there's twenty songs that are like that are popular amand. We i was seeing. You know up to fifty one hundred tests. Ask a question in the tidal. And i did a google search found a list that had over a hundred song titles and so what i did is i said okay. I don't know this one. i don't know this one. I don't know this one. And i got it down to eighty now. How many of these are regan. Considered great will be an interesting discussion. Why don't we start with bob on. How many do you think we are going to vote as great fifty four gary thirty seven scott forty five in junior fifty five. I would have said like sixty so. These are in alphabetical. Let's get started with. Ain't that a shame fats domino. Yes that's the highly recognizable song eight that is like rain. Years did the great cover. I'm drawing a blank. Cheap trick all right. Are you lonesome tonight. Elvis presley tuna. Going back to the oldies bill bailey. Won't you please come home. Well that's the real name of axl rose. He'll name. I would vote for that. Just because papa's delicate condition was a movie where jackie gleason starred and. That's a silly song. I would vote for it. But i don't think anyone else we'll give it any love anybody else so yes on that one. Very old timey. It's a song idea recognize. It's a song. I know okay so we have two but three no
Imagine How Pure We Could Be Without Instant Feedback
"I was watching an elvis presley documentary on netflix yesterday. And i think it was bruce springsteen who made the observation that elvis's early stuff like he's really really early stuff was truly special because it was pure and it was free at that point. He hadn't really heard himself on the radio very much and so he wasn't totally aware of what he was doing and how he was sounding he wasn't self conscious about it but of course as he hurt himself more he starts to analyze that more and review his performances more. And so you lose that spontaneity. You lose that purity. And what i found interesting about that was that we leave today. In a world of instant feedback and we sort of think that instant is good that that constant analytics of the data that we've got is great but maybe if you take the overtures example. Maybe it's actually holding us back. Maybe it's actually preventing us being pure us. And i think there's probably something in that
Real vs Urban Legends
"This podcast was inspired by mike. Who sent me an email. Asking are true mysteries of the pacific northwest. Nothing more than urban legends inspired by a book. I checked out from the rogue valley metaphysical library and trying to answer that question. The book was written by an authority. Who shall remain nameless. The book contains some events that are no more than a figment of someone or an urban legend. Like the dog that ate a tiny cell foam and every time someone called stomach would rain. Some were started by celebrities like mickey rooney claiming that he had influence walt disney to call his cartoon mouse mickey mouse. Then there's urban legend about elvis presley giving a harley davidson motorcycle to actor james dean. Well sorry. none of these happened before. I reveal my favorite urban legends. I need to explain how i separate real and true from something invented by a person with an ulterior motive or an urban legend occasionally. I do find a witness or participant to an event that can't be explained away and are willing to talk about it but that's the exception not the rule. Most people are reluctant. Admit that they saw ghost or heard strange laughter when they were home alone for fear of being ridiculed. When event is brought to my attention or intrigued by a story on the internet my search for sources begins. I'll start with the photograph of a pterodactyl that appeared on the internet that allegedly dates back to the american civil war in eighteen. Sixty four courting to the story behind the mystery. Image giant flying creature was shot down by soldiers around eighteen sixty four. near the city of vicksburg. The story says it's soldier said the creature was like some kind of unknown bird monster in a surprising. Twist of the story. A second photograph appeared on the internet. That showed a similar scene. A pterodactyl surrounded by men in front of a barn. Now the people. I talked to when i contacted. Authorities said several newspapers in virginia said that one photograph in front of the barn was fake. Now if you drop me. A line kit k. chrome g mail dot com. I'll send you a copy of the two photographs. You can decide for yourself in my research. I found that the photograph of the pterodactyl matched one. That was seen by somebody in eugene oregon just a few years ago about twenty eleven
'Elvis' Has Left the... Sign? Vandals Hit Singer's Birthplace
"Elvis has left the sign well it's true how much is Elvis worth in this case it's about a thousand Bucks that is what officials at his birthplace in tupelo Mississippi are offering as a reward to to track down those who swiped the name Elvis off the sign welcoming people to the Elvis Presley birthplace museum and chapel the missing name was discovered over the weekend leaving the site without Presley's first name written out in his own handwriting but officials say they are not sure when it was taken it isn't the first time it has happened either three months ago the entire sign was stolen and was just recently replaced I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
The Argument for Urban Legends
"Today am based on popular demand. I'm repeating podcast. I call the argument for urban legends. And i originally was inspired to produce that podcast by a book. I checked out from the rogue valley. Metaphysical library libraries located national and oregon. It was written authority shall remain nameless but contain some events that are no more than a figment of someone's imagination like the dog that ate tiny cell phone and every time someone called his stomach woodring. Some were started by celebrities like mickey rooney claiming that he influenced walt disney to call his cartoon mouse mickey mouse. Then there is the urban legend about elvis presley giving a harley davidson motorcycle. Actor james dean. Sorry if never happened. But before. I reveal my favorite urban legend. I need to explain how i separate real and true from something invented by a person with an ulterior motive occasionally do find a witness or participant to an event that can't be explained away and they're willing to talk about it but that's the exception not the rule. Most people are reluctant to admit that they saw ghost or heard strange laughter when they were home alone for fear of being ridiculed. One advantage brought to my attention. Or i'm intrigued by a story on the internet. My search for sources begins. I'll start with the photograph of a pterodactyl that appeared on the internet that allegedly dates back to the american civil war in eighteen sixty four. According to the story behind the mystery image a giant flying creature was shot down by soldiers around eighteen. sixty four The city of exper- the story says soldiers said the creature was like some kind of unknown bird or monster
Your Brain on Facts: Trivia Round-Up
"Let's kick this off with a fact number one about the guinness world record. It only costs five dollars to apply for a guinness world record but if you want an official adjudicator with a stop watching a clipboard to come watch you do it. That'll run ten thousand dollars. An adult queen bee's body can be twenty five percent ovary by wait until sixteen. Seventy people thought that high f- life revolved around a king. Be a shocking assumption. I know until one was examined under a microscope. And the biologist was surprised by the size of the king's ovaries skylight. Charlie see-saw half moon regretful. Climb silence mill and patriotic shorter art racehorses. They were nicknames for the guillotine. Oh fellow brainiacs. I'm dan pugh. And i'm shana harrison. According to the oxford english dictionary. Elvis has left. The building is used to express. The finality of situation on a person has died or made a dramatic or notable exit as early as nineteen fifty-six the phrase was commonly used as a public announcement at the end of singer elvis presley's concerts to inform the fans. There was no possibility of his performing another encore so it was a literal usage. The phrases earliest figurative use was an allusion to his death on august sixteenth. Nineteen seventy seven. My favorite is to use it. When tents argument has just ended and both of the people in a storm off and then me and the other bystanders. All like oh. That was really weird. Yeah i could really lighten the mood. Join us on a whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase on bunny trails word. History podcast the groundbreaking movie. Akira was the most expensive anime when it was created in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight costing seven hundred million yen or about six point three million dollars five point. Three million euros adjusted for inflation. That's about fourteen million dollars today
"elvis presley" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"World that he had passed away at such a young age to be known as the king of rock and roll. You know elvis had to have made a huge impact over his short lifetime. But let's go back to where it all started in nineteen thirty five elvis. Aaron presley was born on january eighth nineteen thirty five and tupelo mississippi there. He was raised by loving working class. Parents named vernon and gladis. Who had very little money. The money was always tight. Elvis grew up in a very close family made up of his parents grandparents. Aunts uncles and cousins who all live near one another in tupelo but even with very little money vernon and gladis did their best to provide for their son who is the center of their lives. As a child. Elvis attended the assembly of god church with his family and the music and preaching meant a lot to him. Music played a huge role in his childhood. Black blues players influenced him in his neighborhood and country. Music was on the radio at eleven. Elvis stood on a chair and saying old ship into a microphone at a fair talent show broadcast the talent show over the radio. Elvis one the fifth prize for his prize. Elvis received five dollars in fair ride tickets at age. Eleven elvis received his first guitar. He actually wanted a bike but since his parents couldn't afford it. His mother talked him into getting guitar. Instead it costs twelve dollars ninety five cents two years later. Elvis sang the song leaf on a tree with his guitar for his junior high class. To say goodbye to all his friends soon afterward. His parents packed their belongings in a trunk strapped to the roof of their car and move to memphis tennessee. In search of a better life other members of the presley family would follow. Shortly after elvis and his parents lived in the poor neighborhoods of north memphis live continued to be very hard for the presley family. His parents had many jobs trying to make ends meet in high school worked at various jobs to help support himself in his parents. The presley family remained close and together attended the assembly of god church as a teenager. Elvis continued to be known for his singing with his guitar. He to all the black blues and gospel he could find he also attended the all night white and black gospel shows that were held downtown. He grew his hair long. Slicked it back and let his sideburns grow. He was very different from other kids. A good natured misfit. In highschool elvis nervously sang with his guitar at a student. Talent show much to his amazement he got more applause than anyone else and one that summer. He dropped by the memphis recording service and sang and recorded the song my happiness. And that's when your heartaches begins for four dollars as a birthday present for his mother. This was the first time that elvis met record producer. Sam phillips in nineteen fifty four before his career music took off. Elvis was a truck driver for the crown electric company while attending night school where he studied to be an electrician. Later that year. Elvis received a call from sam phillips to come back to the studio to try singing a song. Sam hope to put out on a record record is a big black disc. The people used to use the listen to music. They sat it on a record player and played the music back to them. Similar to a cd but bigger and black they recorded without you. But sam didn't like it. Sam asked him what he could sing. Elvis ran through several popular songs. Elvis meta guitar player. Scotty and a bass player bill to form a band but nothing really clicked until july fifth nineteen fifty four when they played a song called. That's all right. This song backed with the blue moon of kentucky became the first of five singles elvis recorded and released in the summer of nineteen fifty. Four elvis scotty and bill started performing together with scotty acting. As the group's manager. Elvis continued to work as an electrician as the group played in small clubs throughout the south. Elvis quit his job in october. Nineteen fifty four and focused only on his music. He appeared for the first time on the louisiana hayride which was alive saturday night country music radio show. They broadcast the show over the radio. Which is another way. People listen to music at that time. Elvis later signed a one year contract for fifty two saturday night appearances which was a big break but kept him from traveling outside the south and nineteen fifty five. He continued to tour with scotty and bill and the same year drummer. dj for join their band. Just as elvis was becoming more and more popular. Huge crowd showed up for his shows. Sometimes the police had to be called in to control the crowds. This was very handsome and girls all around had crushes on him. Elvis became more popular and people all around the country knew about him in nineteen fifty five. He signed his first contract with. Rca records for forty thousand dollars. Which at the time was huge a year later when he was twenty one of us recorded the song heartbreak hotel he would be his second billboard number one single the same year. Elvis bought an expensive home for himself his parents and his grandmother to live in the house which became known as graceland is now a national historic landmark and over. Five hundred. Thousand people visit it. Every year elvis appeared in concert for the first time outside the united states during four shows in canada then he began filming his third movie jailhouse rock and later loving you and both were very popular. Elvis served in the army for two years and lived in germany there he met priscilla velu. Who would later marry in nineteen sixty seven just a few weeks after leaving the army. Elvis was back in the studio recording new music and after he married priscilla their first child. Lisa marie presley was born. They remained married for six years. Before divorcing in nineteen seventy-three. Elvis continued to put out new music and films for much of his career. He made thirty one films and released twenty three albums with four of them becoming number one he also released eighteen soundtrack albums seven live albums to spoken word albums and twelve company albums. He won hundreds of awards for his music and films over the years and will remain forever. Known as the king of rock and roll. Elvis has been inducted into five halls of fame. Rock and roll country gospel rockabilly and rb. He sold over one billion records worldwide. Do you like to sing. Plan instrument if you haven't yet you should try seeing is a fun way to express yourself. You can start by singing along with the favorite song and you can get better by practicing elvis practicing at church and with his family. He also learned the guitar by practicing and then he performed in front of others. He was very nervous at the time but he kept doing it and getting better and better like elvis. Try something new and practice. This is how everyone talented becomes very good at what they do. Thanks for listening to this episode about elvis presley the king of rock and roll and be sure to tune in next monday for a new episode..
Point scores twice as Lightning edge Blue Jackets 3-2
"The lightning picked up a three two win over the blue jackets is Brayden point scored twice including the game winner with four oh six to play I felt like I had some some jump tonight in no I thirty minutes and jump in when when we're skating that's when we create chances and you know I thought I thought tonight we we had a lot of long time limits plays in zone points game winner came sixty six seconds after Ricky Ross Colton knotted the score for the bolts Eric Robinson scored to give Columbus a one goal lead with nine oh six remaining before the lightning ended a three game losing streak I agree that's Leschi stopped thirty seven shots for the lightning well Elvis Presley cans made thirty one saves for Columbus the wind keeps the lighting in a first place tie with the Panthers in the central division I'm Dave Ferrie
Cam Marston Interviews Karen From The Takeover Show
"Hey everybody welcome to cheers to business. I'm cam marston. If this voice sounds different than what you're expecting that's because this is a takeover show and you're gonna listen to me interview. Karen simmons today. She's been behind the mic for years. Driving this podcast today. She's behind the mic answering questions. That i'm gonna pose to her. Karen thank you and welcome to your show. Thank you so much for having me. This is going to be fun. Well i've never been asked questions on my own. Podcast and i would be nervous. I hope you're a little bit nervous because those nerves. Bring out some crazy responses. We don't know exactly where this is going to go. You obviously have not listened to my show show. I've been a guest on. And i think if there are no holds barred. Let's get started. What of these people who've been listening to you for years. What would surprise them about you. Elvis presley kissed me on the forehead. When i was a child. What else i grew up with. No air conditioner heat with my brother and sister in a skiff going in mobile bay with my dad of fish literally jumped into our boat. Here we go. These are great stories here off the top of my head. No kidding this without even trying cut mama's kitchen on fire. Yeah you've got these great stories so in flash forward. How many years later you've bought and sold in owned in participated in how many different businesses from a woman that caught her mama's kitchen on fire to the ceo. Cfo of how many different businesses now currently cfo of six of which i own fitting companies fifteen companies. All right. take me from elvis kissing you on the forehead to participating in fifteen different companies. I mean it's just a remarkable story. What do people need to know about you. Well you do what you have to do. How do you define that. You don't get grading you treat fairly and you keep after you're not scared to jump. Yeah i think that scared to jump is something that so many people and i'm raising my hand here. Metaphorically deal with what's out there. We don't know how far the bottom is but you seem to do it without hesitation. That can't be the case you've got to evaluate you've got a measure you've got to analyze you. Don't just jump. Sometimes i have and sometimes to my detriment. You're not gonna have parachute every time. But i do have deep faith and so when you listen to whatever is inside of you telling you something. Unless they're weird little voices then. That's god trying to tell you the right thing to do so when my gut gets excited and it looks like a win win win. I don't believe in two inns. I believe in three wins. Who wins win number. One me you've and everybody around us. I see okay. The community the customer. Whoever it may be if you find a need and you price it fairly and it's a win win win. You have a successful business. I don't care what you're doing. When did you get interested in if i read the bio correctly accounting. Got you kind of your start in this. Tell me why that rose to the surface in your world. I was hungry. Well you could have. Let's say become a welder. You could have got helmet a drug dealer. You could have become an actress. You could become a heating and cooling specialist since you seem to value heating and cooling without having it as a child until it paper and toilet paper. I don't know what a toilet paper specialist looks like. Let's not talk about it. But what would but of all the things you could have launched into. Why accounting are you figures person. Do you love a balance sheet in la balance and i love fairness and it makes sense. A numbers don't lie. And i actually started college. Off in chemical engineering. Okay so but i started alleger. Twelve with one of my dad's businesses to make sure. I got paid for doing the work that i was doing. And so started alleged. Not knowing i had a ledger are just made sense. And so chemical engineering kicked my butt. And because none of those letters and those tables are in the actual words they represent which makes no sense to me and said then. I started partying lost scholarship.
Fred Segal, Los Angeles celebrity fashion retailer, dead at 87
"Fashion retailer. Fred segal died. His publicist says. He died from complications of a stroke. Seagal opened his first shop in west. Hollywood in nineteen sixty one settling jeans and flannel andrew ellis fans including the beatles diana ross and elvis presley fred segal was eighty seven
Hours after Dubois trade, Blue Jackets beat Lightning 5-2
"Elvis Presley can stop thirty shots for the blue jackets scored three times in the first period of their win over the lightning five two Nick Foligno Mikhail Grigorenko and Vladyslav gabber cop provided first period goals with Felino beating Andre vest Wesche seventy seconds after lightning defenseman Victor Hedman opened the scoring early in the contest I don't remember fully when I saw an opening a player at my wheel house and finance it's much just put on that saccharin skin Eric Robinson added third period goals to help Columbus Securus what are the two game set the jackets played hours after sending disgruntled center Pierre Luc dubois to the jets for forward Patrick lining a Jack Russell that I. D. very
Elvis Presley's Graceland starting virtual tours
"Graceland is going digital CBS NEWS, Jennifer Keiper explains. Doing another model can't make it to Tennessee to tour of Graceland because of the cove in 19 pandemic for $100, the home of Elvis Presley is offering live online to our tour's starting on January 27th. Graceland says online visitors will be able to see inside the home and it's meditation garden where the king is buried. You'll also get to see the late performers jet and take a virtual stroll through the entertainment complex. Jennifer Keiper CBS News
Benjamin Keough Laid to Rest at Elvis Presley's Graceland 3 Months After His Death
"Benjamin Keogh, who is the son of Elvis Presley, is daughter Lisa Marie. Has been buried next to the music star at his iconic home in Memphis, Graceland he passed away a few months ago. Ah Yoko Ono by the way,
Country star and hit Elvis songwriter Mac Davis dies at 78
"Musician mac Davis has died in Nashville after heart surgery he was seventy eight I marches are a letter with a look at his career Nick Davis scored hits in pop and country music with songs like baby don't get hooked on me stop and smell the roses and it's hard to be humble he wrote in the ghetto and a little less conversation for Elvis Presley and I believe in music I hit for the group gallery Davis even co wrote songs later in life with Bruno Mars in the vici he had a TV series in the nineteen seventies the mac Davis show starred in the football film north Dallas forty and appeared in the Will Rogers follies on Broadway country singer Kenny Chesney says Davis was joyous funny and created a family around him
Taylor Swift tops a Whitney Houston Billboard record
"Wass again. I'm just And Taylor Swift new album. Folklore is Number one on the Billboard 200 album chart for 1/7 week, which means Taylor has spent more time at number one than any woman in history. Eating the late great Whitney Houston who had held the record since 1987. The top solo male artist, is Elvis Presley, The overall leader, The Beatles. Stacy Brooks, Katie. Our news.
Stolen Moments With Harold Sherrick
"Recoup here on the imbalance history of rock and roll Marcus how you doing not bad. How about yourself today? Well I'm doing good but I'm a little nervous because we're trying something different. Today we're going to combine an episode of five favorites with a studio gas well, not in the studio on zoom? Resuming. With Harold Cherokee, he's got a great book called stolen moments. How many years Herald were in La is a seem to time I was born in La so in La for sixty three years. Only been back here for three years moved back here three years ago. where. Were you living before? While I was living in the San Fernando Valley in Sherman Oaks. Dan Is area that you. which is just just over the hill to Hollywood, which is about fifteen minutes from where I live great place to be mad that close you know was wonderful. As a kid growing up there, where did you live and how did you first start plugging into the whole strip in the scene and everything that was going on there? I was born in L. A. Downtown La but then as a kid. Moved to Glendale California which is just right. Next door. They're nice sleepy little town and I basically grew up there went to high school there the whole bit and was there up until like nine hundred ninety and that I but I moved to the valley when I got married a second time and Just. been there all my life and. I was well connected when I was a kid started going to concerts when I was twelve. I concert was the Beatles. Hollywood ball no. That was all I. I went to the last la which was August. Twenty nineteen, sixty six and that was the Beatles Esta left. Day before the last one, which was candlestick. But that was my first concert. That right in the second row air right there. Six dollars? Ticket dollars can you actually hear the Beatles because? I HAVE THEM IN DC and said, the girls were screaming so loud that she couldn't hear the Beatles from where she was sitting in the stadium Yakking you know here and there it wasn't obviously crystal clear. You did have screamed grounding out of most of the time, but you could hear your somewhat mind blown dude, that's all I wanNA say or I'll deal mind-blowing. Well, that'll be a great entry into rock and roll life for anyone. And Talk to us a little bit about the book you were taking pictures around the L. A. Seen for quite a number of years in have some stunning captures in this book in all, it was going to concerts as a kid I used to play around with little Brownie camera when I was nine and ten years old and so eventually when I was able to graduate up to actually getting a decent camera which was. Like nineteen, Seventy, eight, seventy, nine, eighty at one. I really started pushing myself into the into the scene as best I could. It's all proven yourself in the beginning paying your dues you know you're not getting paid when you start out, it wasn't the solely for the money was the for the love of the whole thing. I always had a visual of capturing a great moment. You know whether it was in concert or meeting. Somebody in a hotel room that's what I started doing. Did you build a black and white dark room in your house? My father had a black and white dark room. Yeah. I didn't my house. I had a friend that helped me out a lot a couple of friends that end our rooms and I would bring my films as soon as I shot it the next morning I was there almost at the crack of dawn. We gotta get this process you know right away. That's awesome. You know would do the proof sheets and then big out of print I'd have sometimes I'd have to send something out right away most of the time in the beginning, it was just doing it and getting it done. So I could actually look at what I shot. That's all part of the beginning anyway trial and error is how you learn from a day to day thing you know 'cause I'm self taught I didn't go to school for it and I just I always wanted to do that. You know just take pictures because my father. Was, a newspaper man you were for hearst for the Herald, examiner in La A., and that's how I of got into it. When I was a kid was he would always take me down to the office I used to look at all the photos and the photo room with saga offers, and then I go to the pressroom and watch the paper roll off the presses at night with the greatest greatest experience you know the newspaper game sets how I got into want shoot black and white for falls. What was the first concert? You Shot Elvis Presley Whoa. Seventy six year before he died he he never he didn't come to L. A. and seventy-six closes. He came Long Beach Arena and I had tickets through a friend who is very well connected into Elvis and getting good tickets. So we had some really good seats and that time I think I'd be twenty five bucks to see John a few pictures. They didn't really come out that well. So that's why nothing has really been seen on that because I nothing came out that good at all.
"elvis presley" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Mystery man is height- also looks to be the same as Elvis's though it's hard to tell for sure since only as upper body is visible as for his face it does bear resemblance believers also point out that his head twitch is reminiscent of the move the king sometimes made while singing ballads side-by-side videos of the extras hedger and Elvis's do look similar but on the other hand it's not an especially unit two years before home alone was called heartbreak hotel in that movie set in nineteen seventy two a young boy kidnaps Elvis surprise for his mother who is in the hospital it is a striking coincidence that after directing a movie about Elvis Chris Columbus's next film would sts.
"elvis presley" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Viewing they reportedly came by to smooth out the hair and make sure it remains as pristine as possible could be that the moisture some of the funeral goers noticed were remnants of hair product or something else us to touch up the body in regards to the name the spelling may not be suspicious as it first appears beginning in nineteen sixty six when Davis was thirty one years old he changed the spelling of his middle name he told his father that he wanted to spell the errand with two as because of the biblical connotations in the Bible Aaron was a prophet the brother of Moses there is also documented evidence that Elvis signed his middle name name with as especially after nineteen sixty six after elvis explain this to his father he began signing his middle name with two as an and even started the process of changing official state records to the new spelling in doing so he found that for some reason the state records already listed his tame with today's thus as Vernon explained to the press Aaron was spelled with an extra a on the headstone because Elvis preferred that smelling but by all accounts Elvis also thought of his unborn brother often as well would he or his father really wanted to change the name he was given to honor his brother according to his father yes there's no reason to believe there is a deeper meaning behind the spelling of Elvis's name other than the explanation given by Vernon even if there was some hidden explanation they're still nothing to suggest it could be connected to Alice's yeah maybe not but there's still the matter of the Elvis sighting in the Memphis airport to contend with unfortunately like the rumors about the black helicopter there is no evidence to back this story up the logic certainly doesn't line up with how one might expect Elvis to fake his death surely with his resources the most famous musician in the world wouldn't have needed to go to the airport and brought down alight and buy his own ticket it's possible Elvis just made an obvious mistake it also could be the case that he did disguise himself in some way but the Nisa through it after all he would have had to have been disguised for only one man to notice him more than likely that's because if this man at the airport it existed at all he was not elvis but there's a bigger problem with the report than its internal logic author Patrick Lacy who wrote the book Elvis decoded interviewed Memphis airport officials in two thousand six he found that international flights were not even available out of Memphis in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven this would have made it impossible for someone to book a flight to Buenos I raise that year despite this the story along with many other baseless rumors have been repeated uncritically for decades and tabloids mainstream news reports the story of the airport was only the first and therefore was one of the most repeated it's true the airport citing was impossible all we can go on are the very unusual aspects of elvis funeral and burial because of that I give this theory a four out of ten the specifics writing in the airport doesn't seem likely but jeans testimony is persuasive on the other hand the alternate explanations for the colonels behavior and the spelling of Elvis's name on his headstone are all plausible it's also undeniable that Elvis possessed the influential contacts and wealth too Shaka's death if he had wanted to he had a cadre of loyal friends and family who might have been willing to cover for him that's true but without any proof not much can be confirmed on the other hand our next theory may provide more insight into Elvis's possible motivation for bowing out of public life it also provides a more specific citing for us to investigate our second theory asks whether the king could not only still be alive today but still be performing music in front of our eyes this theory focuses on Bob Joyce a pastor who preaches in Benton Arkansas Pastor Joyce frequently sings during his sermons and is a talented musician adherents of this conspiracy claim that pastor joyce is elvis in disguise the main evidence is that Pastor Joyce looks sounds similar to the king his baritone a- similar and he sings plays with a friendly charisma that is certainly Nissin of Elvis on supporters of the theory online also claimed that he plays guitar in an idiosyncratic way similar to the king a side by side the auto show Pastor Joyce and Elvis both flaring out the fingers on the right hands on the up strokes when strumming it's true that there are parallels but between the two men and while it's impossible to know what Elvis might have looked like if he had lived to grow older it's easy to believe that he might have been up assembling Pastor Joyce further supporting the case is pastor choices occupation Elvis remained committed to the Protestant Christian faith he was raised within throughout his life if he did decide to voluntarily exit public life he might have sought work in a rural church mid would certainly be a far cry live from the stresses of his celebrity Elvis probably would have been attracted to life as a pastor he grew up singing gospel music and the we hated the pressures that came with fame he certainly maintained the love for performance. It's likely that if Elvis did fake his death he would still need an outlet for his musical talent there's also the fact that since nineteen seventy seven the pastor joyce has lived what Elvis desired most in his final days on normal life the chance to raise a family away from prying eyes with something Elvis lusted after he wanted to get back to the quiet southern lights off of his childhood but there are more than a few problems with the theory there's a lot to prove before we can believe pastor Joel ace is actually Elvis Presley we'll dive deeper into the eerie similarity ace after this now back to the story so far we've discussed the oddities of Elvis Presley's death in nineteen seventy seven and the possibility that it was a hoax designed to free the star from the pressures of fame we've also explored some of these circumstantial evidence that suggest Elvis may have begun a new life as a pastor in Arkansas now known as Pastor Bob Joyce while the pastor bears some physical and vocal clarity to elvis their obvious discrepancies in the theory. Firstly while it's impossible to know how Elvis might have aged in the forty two year years since one thousand nine hundred seventy seven it's my opinion that pastor Joyce's missing some of Elvis's prominent characteristics he appears shorter than elbow this was in the shape of his nose seems vastly different the pastor also has brown eyes while Elvis had blue many people feel the same though there are just as many who think he bears an uncanny resemblance to the star if Elvis did hypothetically want to escape from public life it's out of the question that he could have gotten plastic surgery to alter his appearance slightly was for the is all it would take a couple of colored contacts is going to get plastic surgery to alter his appearance it seems like he might have wanted to more drastic change rather than subtle modifications to his nose but there's a more obvious way to bunk this theory pastor Joyce himself has said flat out on many occasions that he is not Elvis Presley Ali Pastor Joyce is aware of the rumors and has not encouraged them but that's exactly what he do if he really was elvis what doesn't make much sense as the fact that pastor Joyce is in his sixties and not his eighties as Elvis would be if he alive today and Pastor Joyce claims to be in his sixties it's true that he looks more like a man in his sixties than the typical eighty year old mother Elvis was always conscious of appearance it's not completely out of the question that Pastor Joyce could be older than he claims to be but there are photos of Pastor Joyce as a younger man with his daughter and wife as well as witnesses who grew up with the pastor at hearings of the conspiracy acknowledged that pastor Joyce existed before Elvis's death but they believe Elvis took or bought his identity and in fact they believe there are two pastor choices this makes the conspiracy a lot more complicated since there's only a physical and vocal similarity between Elvis and astor joyce it's hard to justify such a convoluted theory it also begs the question why go through so much trouble to in person family of his own but that further calls into question his motivation for faking his death he already had a family of his own though he was no longer married his daughter Lisa Marie Presley was only nine at the time of his death by all accounts Elvis was doting father and loved spending time with her even for a break from the hassles of his fame would he have abandoned his young daughter to start a new family in Arkansas it's possible Lisa wasn't kept in the dark about her father's death for the scheme to work there would have presumably been a lot of collaborate ration- between Elvis and those close to him it doesn't seem likely that a nine year old could be trusted with a secret like that especially since the you're Presley family faced so much scrutiny following Elvis's death it's possible that she wasn't informed until she was older or that Elvis believed his pretty would harm Lisa Marie if he stayed in the spotlight either way I'm not sure he had a strong enough motive to leave one family behind and begin another I think I have to give this theory a three out of ten pastor Joyce's voice does resemble Elvis's but given his repeated Niles and is documented passed before nineteen seventy seven it doesn't feel like there's much hard evidence here the Knicks theory might be a little more convincing once definitely the most intriguing one we've explored this episode it contends that Elvis made a cameo in the film home alone star Macaulay Culkin adherence believe the King's appearance in the movie is a clue to true fans that he still lives on like the possible misspelling of his middle name on his headstone the intention was supposedly to assure his dedicated followers that he was still live and kicking the first so called clue in the movie can be found in the name of Culkin's character Kevin mcallister if you rearranged the letters in that name you get the Anagram I damn elvis alternately as journalist Dan OC points out the letters can arrange so far that doesn't exactly constitute convincing proof after all the letters can also be rearranged to spell the name of football a player Mike Evans or musician Nick Cave you could also spell I am Steve which could be a reference to beloved fictional character Steve Kerr call valid point but this is only the first of many clues that suggest the movie is connected to Elvis the next can be found in the Elvis's signature look though the voice on the record Kokin sings too is an Elvis's he did do rendition of White Christmas on his very first Christmas album making it possibly the second reference to the king in the film but that's not all not by a long shot the kicker comes about midway through the movie not long after the lip sync seen here Culkin's mother in the movie played by Catherine O'Hara is in the airport desperately trying to get a flight back to Chicago she pleads with a ticketing agent to find a flight there are many extras in the background of the busy terminal but one man is position shinned more prominently than the others he stands slightly to the right behind Catherine O'Hara is taller than O'Hara and looks to be in his forties X.'s head to the side briefly almost like an involuntary twitch of his neck some believe this extra is Elvis Presley in disguise in nineteen ninety Elvis would have been fifty five years old which would match the approximate age of the extra in the film the.
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"That some of the events after his passing were suspicious there were onion affirmed reports of a mysterious helicopter landing behind graceland hours before his body was found at the funeral his longtime manager and business partner Colonel Tom Parker behaved strangely but there were more signs that things were not all they seem to be these alleged clues led to the formation of our first conspiracy theory that Elvis Presley did not really die in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven instead the theory argues he faked his death possibly to escape the pressures of fame we've already debunked some of the more tenuous aspects of the theory but there is other stronger evidence for the idea one of the best arguments for this theory can be found in the testimony of Elvis's con thin and longtime member of his entourage Gene Smith Author Gail Brewer Giorgio best known for her books is Elvis allies have and the Elvis files wrote the gene stated Elvis's body looked strange in the casket reportedly gene told Gail The corpses saw had smaller and smoother hands than elvis he also claimed that Elvis's sideburns look glued on and his nose cricket according to him the eyebrows and hairline also looked skew not how he remembered his cousin considering the fact Elvis and Jean were very closed for much of their lives it is significant for gene to say that Elvis's remains looked suspicious and the appearance the corpse was not the only oddity Jean pointed out he was also one of nine pallbearers and he stated that the coffin was unnaturally V. so much so that made his knees buckle Elvis's coffin was made of copper making it heavier Dan the average coffin which is commonly made of stainless steel or wood but gene went further than claiming the coffin was just a little hefty he said it was so heavy that the nine men had trouble lifting it all together though Elvis was reportedly two hundred and fifty pounds at the time of his death it's highly unusual for a coffin to weigh so much according to Rolling Stone magazine the total.
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"Morning light streamed through stained glass into a small church in rural Arkansas a crowd fell through the heavy double doors Chris greeting each other and winding their way through the wooden pews soon every seat in the house was full some of the older churchgoers looked around excitedly to each other and scrolled through their phones then suddenly a solemn hush fell over them as an elderly bearded pastor approached the pulpit the pastor had a battered Orange Guitar slung around his neck he held it casually expertly in both of his hands after a moment of silence every pair of is in the room turn towards the man and he began to play for the next two minutes. The crowd was wrapped the pastor sang along to the guitar in a deep smooth baritone his voice was gravelly captivating and full of emotion as the song faded the congregants began to clap one of the stranger stood up from her beat tears streaming down her face she called out with a shaking passionate voice thank you elvis welcome to conspiracy theories apar- cast original every Wednesday we dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events and search for the truth I'm Carter Roy and I'm only Brandenburg and neither of us are conspiracy theorists but we are open minded skeptical and curious. Don't get US wrong sometimes.
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"Up with his rock and roll lifestyle. She didn't really want to take with the upper downers he gave her but to reject the pills would be to reject Elvis himself. He wouldn't slowdown for anyone the prospect of going through the day without taking pills no longer even entered. Elvis's mind he thought they were harmless and often told Priscilla Priscilla that his own doctor had prescribed them he promised her they were nothing like hard drugs. Priscilla eventually took the pills but it was still difficult for a young woman to navigate the bizarre Hermetic World Elvis had created. She was constantly surrounded by older men who didn't know oh how to interact with her. Elvis got jealous when anyone talked to Priscilla at all also his entourage mostly ignored her meanwhile elvis gradually gradually became more distant. He still disliked his own musical output and was getting bored with the paint by numbers films he was cast in. He fought his internal emptiness by spending impulsively he bought motorcycles custom motorhomes anything to keep him distracted. Elvis also made powerful friends eventually his charm and lasting influence one over even the most reluctant including in conservative government figures but all the diversions and contacts in the world ultimately didn't lessen the burdens of his Personal Life Priscilla Assila now twenty two years old was getting more assertive and was adamant that they should get married soon. Elvis loved Priscilla but also uh-huh liked being a bachelor all this time he had continued to date women behind Priscilla's back but finally he bowed to the pressure it proposed just before Christmas in nineteen sixty six on fortunately the months leading up to the wedding not exactly happy ones. Elvis's Elvis's drug issues and feelings of emptiness started a spillover from his personal life into his professional one up until nineteen sixty sixty seven that had never been a problem no matter how disappointed he was and whatever film he was in Elvis always behaved himself onset but all of a sudden he felt like a laughing stock he couldn't bring himself to get out of bed and taken to binge eating and drug consumption Russian to get himself through the days he was overweight strung out and his hair looks terrible like a wig with Elvis's prophets now endanger. You're the colonel finally stepped in he summoned the members of Elvis crew and gave them an earful he even fired a few of them and and Elvis didn't defend any of his companions after that confrontation Elvis return to keeping his obligations he he married Priscilla in May of nineteen sixty seven. They had a month long honeymoon and the two grew closer than they had ever been before. Priscilla's enlist bliss was interrupted when she learned she was pregnant. She became terrified. The pregnancy would make her undesirable to Elvis Elvis for his part was euphoric at the news. He couldn't wait for his daughter's birth. On February first of nineteen sixty eight Lisa Marie Presley Ashley was born but after the baby's birth Priscilla's worst fears were confirmed. Elvis claimed it was impossible for him to be sexually attracted to a woman with a child no matter what she did. He refused to become intimate with Priscilla for months after their daughter was born. The rejection lowered her self esteem considerably by nineteen sixty nine her relationship with Elvis had grown incredibly distant then Dan that year he embarked on a comeback tour after a successful TV special with Elvis away from home touring their elation ships soured even more priscilla new Elvis had been cheating on her for years and she was desperate for emotional support in one thousand nine hundred seventy one she had an affair with a karate teacher named Mike Stone the affair continued for months until Priscilla officially the filed for separation in February of Nineteen seventy-two learning about the affair TUC Elvis by surprise for a while he genuinely couldn't understand what had pushed priscilla away after this Elvis became even more depressed and fell deeper into drug drug addiction in binge eating in the following four years he continued to tour but his professionalism was long gone on he didn't treat anyone well except for his doctors who injected him with special cocktails of uppers downers that allowed him to get through the day eventually he needed the injections multiple times a day just to be able to get up and move around his medical problems became severe and he secluded himself in his bedroom in nineteen seventy seven at the age of forty two he saw only his doctors and the occasional girlfriend but somewhat incomprehensibly despite his deteriorating health. Elvis still thought he could make another return to public life. He planned to take take a plane to Memphis and begin another tour on August Sixteenth nineteen seventy seven the tour would never come to pass in retrospect introspects. It seems bizarre that if Elvis's health really was so dire he would commit to a major tour even so that's apparently what he did did that morning. He woke up dazed and aching like he always did he had taken to shots of drug cocktail before noon which gave him the energy to walk around but after only a few hours he needed a third injection then told his girlfriend. Ginger Alden that he was going into the bathroom to read he didn't come back out and after a while ginger went to check on him. She found him on the floor in a puddle of his own vomit. A doctor was called but there was nothing he could do. Elvis was dead. He passed away with a clogged colon and overworked heart and fourteen different drugs in his system but for some this wasn't the end of the story soon after Elvis supposedly died and in the decade since legions of fans have claimed to have spot of the king all around the United States and even in movies. Our first conspiracy claims that Elvis faked his own death as a way to escape his fame. It's undeniable that his popularity was at the root of many of his personal problems. Could he have arranged the overdose as it's a cover up and flown to Bermuda to get away from it all our second conspiracy targets a specific man still alive today who bears a striking striking physical and musical resemblance to the star instead of going to promote a could elvis instead have retreated to Arkansas given a strong Christian faith might start a new life as a pastor. Our third conspiracy focuses on a different elvis assiting adherence often believe Elvis has been secretly communicating the fact that he's alive to fans since his supposed death. Could one of these clues have shown up in the Nineteen Ninety family movie home alone could Elvis be the mysterious extra who was featured in a scene scene at the beginning of the film throughout his life. Elvis constantly surprised his critics. His talents charisma and work ethic led him to dominate the music industry in ways. No one thought possible. His fame may have caused his collapse but if there's one thing Elvis proved during his life it was that he should never be underestimated whether or not he continues to live on his is legacy endures. thanks for tuning into conspiracy sheet series. We'll be back on Wednesday with a new episode. 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"His fellow soldiers he also frequently did favors for his friends ends and acquaintances but even Elvis couldn't handle everything after all he was still living in a foreign country trying to grieve his mother managing managing his absentee music career and performing his duties as a GI. It was all too much but one day and while practicing army maneuvers at the Bay's he received the solution to his chronic exhaustion a sergeant noticed that he was on the verge of collapse and offered him an amphetamine tablet to stay alert Elvis's decision to take the pill would have repercussions for the rest most of his life at the time the side effects of amphetamine pills were not well understood. Many in the medical community considered them to be miracle miracle drugs the sergeant told Elvis the drugs gave him boundless energy and the only side effect was dry mouth. He also said they worked to suppresses appetite which one elvis over it always been image conscious and like his mother worried about his weight. It didn't take long for the pills to become part of Elvis's everyday routine. They allowed him to stamp as late as he needed to and still have energy despair on the weekends hands. They helped him stay cheerful when interacting with fans in energetic during army exercises he convinced many other soldiers to try them them and insisted his friends read and Lamar get in on the action as well. This was just another requirement of the job. Being a member of Elvis's. Mrs Entourage meant you did what he wanted. You liked what he liked and you didn't ask questions thanks to his endless money and fame Elvis. Louis seemed capable of anything he got a generous prescription for amphetamines from a doctor and took advantage of every special privilege. He was offered by the army a month. After his mother's death. Elvis finally felt that he had retaken some control over his life. He had a place that felt like home home. In West Germany with his secretary Elizabeth he had a close female companion to supplement his weekly nightstands. The only thing he lacked act was the deep emotional support his mother had provided for this. He turned back to the colonel. Elvis wrote to his manager almost daily. Eh the colonel sent back messages of support and kept Elvis in the loop about his business dealings not that Elvis was particularly interested in in the details of the business as long as he had some money and fans. He didn't mind leaving the rest of it to Colonel Parker. The colonel took this tacit tacit encouragement and ran with it. He made it his mission to keep Elvis happy. While he was deployed he sent Elvis pep talks by mail where he told hold in the entire country was proud of him for doing his duty. As a soldier he spent hours on end promising Elvis that his career still had life in it and and making the arrangements to keep his fans content he spent so much time Elvis that he didn't take on a single other client even while Elvis this was abroad thanks to his unflagging efforts. Elvis began to think of the colonel as the one person he could truly rely on on the other hand and he argued with members of his entourage who thought he was becoming an arrogant big shot by nineteen fifty nine a year and to Elvis's two year deployment his friend Red West had reached a breaking point he felt elvis through his fame around to get special treatment and didn't like how the Fateh means made Elvis loud and excitable at all hours of the night read tried to confront Elvis about his behavior behavior but the discussion only devolved into a shouting match in May read went back home to the states he was quickly replaced by another one of Elvis's friends cliff leaves. Elvis wasn't short on potential dates either. One of the main duties of his entourage had become come to recruit women around town to go on dates with him in August of nineteen fifty nine fourteen year old Priscilla Bo. You found herself on a date with the now twenty four year old. Elvis that evening. She came to a party at a house. Elvis was renting in Friedberg Friedberg. Germany has was usual on his first dates. Elvis sang for her and introduced her to his kindly grandmother. He was surprised just by her young age but wasn't deterred. He treated her courteously and at the end of the night the astor come back again on their second date. Elvis spent some time with her in his bedroom. Priscilla was nervous but it wasn't what she expected. Elvis just sat next to her on the bed and todd with her for a few hours not long after that. The pair started seeing each other almost every night. Elvis's friends plans were perplexed at his intense interest in Priscilla. It didn't normally get that close with women. Elvis didn't have much of an explanation other other than to say that he found her beautiful and unusually easy to talk to eventually they started sleeping in the same bed together though according to Priscilla shila she and Elvis did not have intercourse their time together grew even more intense but it was also short lived. Elvis's deployment mint ended in nineteen sixty and he left Priscilla in West Germany while he went on a comeback tour in the United States. Priscilla assumed she would never see him again but Elvis promised they would have a future together but that was still a far off dream in the short term. Elvis was concerned with getting back home. When his plane landed back in the states he received a screaming reception from thousands of fans at the airport? He could hardly believe it. The colonel's plan had worked. Elvis was back and bigger than ever but soon soon he would learn that the higher he climbed the further. He had to fall up next. Elvis yields to pressure on all sides leading to a growing internal emptiness now back to the story in nineteen sixty twenty five year old. Elvis Presley returned home after a two year military re-deployment in Germany. He worried that his career would be over after being away for so long but thanks to the expert management of Colonel Parker. He came back more popular than ever since songs had been slowly eat out over the course of Elvis's hiatus. The fans clamored for more Elvis gave them what they want it but after his comeback he shifted his primary focus to acting for the next several several years he starred in a spate of popular films including G. I blues and Blue Hawaii none required very deep performances but most performed performed well at the box office at first Elvis had ambitions of pursuing some big dramatic rules but is more serious movies did not outsell as well. Meanwhile the colonel was always in his ear persuading him to go back to fluffier more formulaic parts but just because the the film's weren't emotionally demanding didn't mean elvis wasn't working hard. He was onset twelve hours a day and toured in between roles he always always showed up on time and did his job as well as he could with a non stop traveling and performing wore him out the only thing that sustained him where the amphetamines by now he was taking them constantly. Unfortunately the non stop drug intake made Elvis irritable and his temper grew shorter than ever before once on a road trip with his entourage. Another driver flipped Elvis off as he drove by hi. Elvis responded by commanding his driver to speed up when they caught up to the guy who and flipped them off. Elvis pulled a derringer pistol from his jacket jacket and waved it around the rest of his entourage had to rush to calm him down there was genuine tension in the car until Elvis finally only holstered the weapon and smiled as if nothing had happened another temper flare occurred while Elvis was playing pool with his friends sunny a woman who was visiting wanted to leave the house but Sonny's car was blocking her in. She has sunny if he could move his car and Elvis told her to ask someone else since they were in the middle of a game on the woman didn't know anyone else in the house so after few minutes of wondering what to do she asked Sonny Sunny again. Elvis suddenly exploded in rage and through his pool stick at her meanwhile. The state of his professional career wasn't exactly helping his mood at the colonel's directive he was only performing songs to accompany movies because these songs these were the most profitable and easy to arrange for years these soundtracks comprised almost all of Elvis's musical output. Elvis didn't particularly Kalihi like the generic work but he was convinced by the kernel that it was what his fans wanted after all it continued to sell well. Elvis ultimately allowed himself to be convinced that his job was to make music that sold as much as possible but that left him searching coaching for fulfilment in other areas since he had returned to the US in one thousand nine hundred sixty he had been writing regular letters to Priscilla in nineteen nineteen sixty two at the age of twenty. Seven Elvis decided that since Priscilla was almost eighteen the time was right for him to see her again he flew the now seventeen year old out to Memphis from Germany twice that year all this time he had been thinking about her in his lowest moments and worked hard to impress her when she visited for her part. Priscilla was still head over heels for him. Elvis said groomed her to see him as a kind of mythical figure and she was determined to do whatever it took to stay in his good graces. Elvis gave her in phetamine so she could keep up with him and his entourage in sleeping pill so she could come back down again one day. She was feeling unnaturally. The anxious Elvis gave her two big red pills and said they were to calm her down. She slept for two straight days. When she awoke doc. She found a terrified Elvis standing over her. He thought she was in a coma and was going to die. Priscilla dealt with the situation with poise as always no matter the obstacle. She was determined to be what Elvis wanted. After her second visit Elvis this negotiated with her parents who finally agreed to allow her to finish her senior year of High School in Memphis but Priscilla's new life in Tennessee was not exactly a dream come true. Elvis was out of the state shooting movies for most of the time she she lived at the graceland mansion with Elvis's father and his wife. They instituted strict rules which she resented. She hated the fact that she we still had to go to school to. She was always waiting for Elvis to come back home. When he was back. Things got better. She was allowed a lot more freedom and Elvis doted on her. She and Elvis slept in the same bed every night but priscilla claimed they still didn't have sex. Wchs Elvis was waiting for the right time. He said he wanted it to be perfect. He also wanted her to be perfect. As always always Elvis sought devotion and loyalty over everything else he consciously shaped Priscilla into the kind of woman he wanted her to be he bought her fancy clothes and gave her directions to improve her looks he hired a dentist to put porcelain over her teeth and dyed her hair black so that it looked more like his own he also subjected her two hours of lectures on how his ideal woman should behave the but above all the biggest thing he demanded of Priscilla was that she keep.
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"Now back to the story. Love me tender. Love me sweet we Let me go in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight twenty three year old. Elvis Presley was struggling struggling to adjust to life after the untimely death of his mother Laddis. His public fame clashed with his desire to get back to his music as as quickly and quietly as possible what made it worse was. The feelings of guilty felt after his mother died. She had passed at the young age. forty-six because of liver problems caused by heavy drinking and diet pills elvis was forced to wonder if he hadn't been the most famous musician position on the planet which she had been under so much stress of course in reality glance loved her son and was overjoyed with with his success. Elvis supported both her and his father and worked tirelessly to improve their lives but immediately following gladys's Addison's death his friendships were frayed by jealousy and family and friends regularly came to him for favors and financial help was any if this fame worth his mother's life Elvis was at the lowest he had ever been even so he wasn't allowed to take more than a week's leave live from military service right after his mother's funeral he was deployed to West Germany in September nineteen fifty eight in Germany. He became a driver for a platoon sergeant getting used to the demands of the army especially fresh off his mother's. The death was hard but soon he was afforded some special privileges which made it all a little more bearable though the entire idea of his enlisting when was to live as a regular soldier. It was functionally impossible for him to do that. Completely fans mobbed him wherever you went even in Germany even the army realized that having him at the base full-time would be counterproductive. He was allowed to live off base in rented. You doubt the entire top floor of a fancy hotel. He then said about filling the rooms with people he felt he could trust he flew out his father grandmother grandmother and two of his friends. Red West and Lamar Feick to come stay with him. He also recruited a personal barber dentist and a driver has was his tendency. He was creating a separate insular world away from the responsibilities of the outside at the hotel. He was the boss even his father couldn't tell him what to do. After all he was the one paying for everyone to be there. He made use of his authority and had his friends pick up dry cleaning and presses army uniforms. He was generous with his money and time but also didn't take kindly okay when people refuse to do what he asked his usual rejoinder was. You don't like it. There's the door his mood swings. Put everyone around him. I'm on edge. Everyone knew he was dealing with a lot of stress and so they learned to act unfailingly upbeat around him because Elvis supported boarded them financially his friends and even his father were at his mercy used the money to manipulate them when they questioned him or didn't do what he asked. If there was one thing elvis hated it was being told no on the other hand his Moody Nece was balanced by moments of extreme aimed generosity he donated money to buy extra equipment and trips home for.
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"It really does help. This is our first episode on the death of Elvis Presley the king of rock and roll role and one of the best selling solo artists in music history. Elvis changed the face of music and pop culture forever but his unprecedented sedated fame came with pitfalls he fell victim to loneliness and drug addiction and officially passed away in nineteen seventy seven at the young age age of forty two but since then he's been reportedly spotted all over the United States some fans believe the king never for really died and instead went into hiding to escape the stresses of public life this week will examine the rise and fall of Elvis Louis Presley. We'll explore the circumstances that led to his supposed untimely death and the key people in his life at the time next next week. We'll examine why the death of Elvis has attracted the attention of conspiracy theorists will discuss the theories on what could have happened. Elvis if he survived five after nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven and the clues that indicate may still be alive today. Elvis Aaron Presley rose from humble beginnings. He was born in Tupelo Mississippi on January eighth nineteen thirty five. He was a twin but his brother Jesse Presley was stillborn. Elvis's parents gladys and Vernon were poor. They had trouble trouble making ends meet and partially relied on government assistance to support the family but Elvis was the apple of his parents is and they always ensured award he had enough to get by during his adolescence and into adulthood he became very close to his mother relying on her as a source of emotional support during his rise to fame in search of work. The Presley family moved to Memphis Tennessee in nineteen forty eight when Elvis was thirteen eighteen years old though he had sung in church for years and had learned to play rudimentary guitar in Tupelo Elvis started to take music more seriously in Memphis. He spent hours a day practicing guitar and before he graduated high school he was occasionally performing in public public when he was eighteen years old in nineteen fifty three. You got a day job driving a truck for electrical company. He devoted all of his off time to singing and playing later that year Elvis went to the studios at Sun Records. He claimed he wanted to rent some time and record award a couple of songs as a gift for his mother who loved to hear him saying but while there he took the opportunity to try and make connections as with other musicians he asked the receptionist if she knew of any groups that were looking for a singer when she asked what kind of singer he was. Elvis responded. I don't sound like nobody after listening to Elvis record the songs for his mother. The receptionist passed his name name onto the head of the studio. Sam Phillips Phillips had long been searching for a white man who could sing like a black artist in his words. If he could ever find such a singer he would make a billion dollars at the time. There was a great prejudice against music written and Dan performed by black musicians. Especially in the American South radio stations was white. Dj's commonly refused to play music by black singers and groups few black performers were able to find success selling records both black and white audiences but San Dan Phillips. A white man loved music by black musicians. He knew that if he could find a way to deliver music like that to white audiences this would sell a ton of records when he listened to Elvis Demo. He thought he may found the singer. He'd been searching for still the factory main that Elvis's voice was largely untrained. Phillips called him back to the studio in nineteen fifty four when when Elvis was nineteen after hearing him sing again phillips felt Elvis had potential but needed more practice he called in to experienced musicians Scotty Moore and bill black to help him find a good song for Elvis to record after hours of trial and error. Elvis performed the blues hit. That's all right by Arthur crude up. A groundbreaking black singer guitarist phillips found Elvis's rendition condition sensational. He sent her according to a Memphis radio show with a few days. It became a local hit after the success of that's that's all right. Elvis began touring in the southern United States by the next year nineteen fifty five. He had become a star music promoter colonel. Tom Parker found Elvis captivating. The colonel booked him on country musician. Hank Snow's tour in February. Tom Parker would come to play a huge role in Elvis's career but he was a figure shrouded in mystery. Though the colonel claim to be from West Virginia Virginia he was actually born in the Netherlands in nineteen o nine back then his name was Andreas. Cornelius van Calc Parker got a job on the docks in Rotterdam when he was sixteen years old working on ships going from the Netherlands to America though it's never been conclusively collusively proven it's likely he jumped ship and emigrated to America at the age of twenty around nineteen twenty nine from their Parker worked a variety of jobs in the truth about his life. Story is largely unknown at different times. He claimed to have served in the army and worked at a carnival at some point. Though Parker started working in music promotion Elvis's manager considered the colonel to be a marketing genius and yes. He worked his magic fast soon. The colonel had gotten. Elvis booked on some high profile tours and he was subsequently promoted to be the singers special advisor. The tours propelled Elvis to new heights of fame. His performances got more sophisticated fueled fueled by his newfound confidence at first his legs twitched in his hips wade as part of a nervous tic on stage after noticing noticing that some women in the audience swooned when he moved his hips he refined his twitches into choreographed maneuvers his hips gained him the the screams of his fans in the ire of jealous man despite efforts by conservative religious figures to claim Elvis was leading teenage girls into sexual temptation. His popularity continued to soar this was the beginning of what would become a lifelong problem for Elvis it. It seemed like everybody either hated or loved him. No one can treat them. As a normal person his fans worship the ground when he walked on while the worst of his critics treated him as an agent of the devil sent to morally corrupt children at every concert he he went to he was followed by legions of angry detractors. Sometimes so many that are police guard had to be hired Elvis's manager the jury stated that Teenage Boys Jealous of their girlfriends admiration of the singer formed small groups and tried to jump him after performances. Even in the early days of his fame. This was enough to make elvis withdraw to balance out the critics he started deliberately surrounding himself with people who did whatever he asked his behavior was encouraged by sycophantic friends who bent over backward backward to indulge his every whim though it's important to note some of the descriptions of Elvis's behavior during this time we're given far after the fact it could be the case that some of these assessments were made in hindsight and he didn't feel very personally isolated at the time still. It's it's unquestionable that Elvis's inner circle closed quickly and tightly he cultivated an environment where his word was law to help help him manage the demands of fame. Colonel Parker was always on call. It was thanks to the colonel's constant work behind the scenes that Elvis List secured inexpensive contract with RCA and was promoted so heavily over the next year. Elvis came to trust the colonel more and more why march of nineteen fifty six elvis had appointed the colonel as his personal manager now with total influence over music's the biggest rising talent he booked elvis on a relentless tour and engineered a lucrative seven year movie contract with paramount. Elvis was quickly becoming a phenomenon of national importance. He was in a different league than almost any other artist at the end of nineteen in fifty six his singles accounted for nearly half of our C- as single sales. RCA was a huge label so is no mean feat but his wide appeal was about to become a liability in January of Nineteen fifty seven he turned twenty two and got served a the military draft notice though the US was in a period of peace a small percentage of men were drafted each year and were required to serve refer a minimum of two years serving in the military meant. Elvis likely wouldn't be allowed to perform for at least two years. Most in the music industry considered the draft notice the end of his career. They were certain his popularity wouldn't survive a two year hiatus. The colonel on the other hand believed that if Elvis served and refused to accept special treatment he could change his critics minds and return to civilian life life more famous than ever on the move was risky it relied on Elvis keeping his fan base during the hiatus by stockpiling new songs songs in releasing them intermittently while he was deployed a plan which could be catastrophic. If the sound of popular music changed significantly in in the next two years even so elvis trusted the colonel and agreed to his plan in March of nineteen fifty eight Elvis was sent to Fort Hood Texas for Training Army Life was difficult. He genuinely wanted to be seen as a regular soldier but he he was the most famous musician in the world. Just like on the outside. Many of his comrades were starstruck they offered him as he walked through the barrack's. Those that were not fans gave him a wide berth not ready to consider him one of their own. It seemed that there was no where in the world Elvis Presley could go without facing the pressures of fame at the same time he constantly worried that his career as has a musician was over in August of nineteen fifty eight. Elvis's mother gladys was hospitalized after her liver failed she had started drinking heavily from stress after Elvis was drafted and had been taking diet pills to lose weight it seems Elvis wasn't the only one who felt pressured by his stardom. His mother's obsession with her weighed was brought on by tabloids. The combination of the pills with alcohol caused her to develop cirrhosis. Elvis obtained leave from the army and was by his mother's bedside when she died on August fourteenth at the age of forty six just like that the biggest source of support and his life was gone he would try to fill that hole left behind signed with drugs with drink with money and most of all with women but nothing would work. Elvis would spend the rest of his known life if chasing a feeling of contentment that just wasn't there next. Elvis tries to process his mother's is death while dealing with the stresses of his military commitments and fame dragons dragons sea serpents giant Stevens. 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"elvis presley" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"The crowd was almost too thick to push through the reporter grunted as she shoved her way to the gates outside Graceland through the bars. She saw the breathtaking white mansion stretch out before her usually the house looked peaceful idyllic and full all of life but today it was at the center of a screaming mob of fans policemen and journalists the curtains had been drawn and all the doors had been locked now. It just looked empty. It had been hours since Elvis. Presley was reported dead but it seemed no one could believe it. It was impossible. Elvis was more than a man he was an institution. He was larger under than life and now he was dead. Just like any other man the reporter strain to get a better view of the side of the house. Does she had missed all the action. There was nothing left to see except the mourners who periodically erupted in Wales coming coming here had been a mistake. The reporter decided she should just turn around and leave. There was no story here anymore but just as she it was turning to go she caught a glimpse of a man walking out from behind the house she blinked and he was gone but it hadn't been just her the whole crowd had seen him a mysterious man who looked a lot like Elvis Presley. Welcome to conspiracy theories apar- cast original. I'm Carter Roy and I'm only Brandenburg every Wednesday. We dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events and search for the truth..
"elvis presley" Discussed on Death by Misadventure: True Paranormal Mystery
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"elvis presley" Discussed on Death by Misadventure: True Paranormal Mystery
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"elvis presley" Discussed on KPCC
"King is about Elvis Presley. But it's hardly a straightforward biography. It's more of a cinematic quilt enter cutting archival footage with modern day interviews, many of which were conducted with musicians in the back seat of Elvis's Rolls, Royce, while the filmmakers, drove it across the country. Down drag Rena. The documentary has a Grammy nomination for best music film and directly join me in studio to make the case that Elvis Presley's life mirrors, America itself. What could be more American than Elvis Presley who better represents the American dream here. You have a country boy from the Mississippi, delta, the poorest of the poor who because of his own talent and his own persistence, and vision and ambition and all those good things rises to become what the king what more could fulfill the American dream than that. So as Elvis grows up, we watch Elvis in America work in parallel. They both rise like a meteor. They both end up with power for which they're not prepared. They both struggle with the undertow of that power. And so they start reaching out for all kinds of quick fixes to deal with these fractures of the soul. And as we look ahead into how this world has to be made better. We ourselves have to make ourselves less seduce people, but our by money and buy other things that are quick fixes. I want to talk a little bit about cultural appropriation and a black music by Elvis in the movie. King of rock and roll.
"elvis presley" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"To that and elvis presley and all of what symbolizes sort of crossed wires with that an innocence over the years well that's deep stuff so can can you spell out i guess the theory that you use in your film to address some of what you're talking about giving voice to the voiceless and exploring who the american dream is four as it pertains to elvis presley will it begins really with just understanding elvis's zone contradiction i mean sure he isn't embodiment of the american dream he comes out of nowhere and he will rise and rise and ultimately become what the king but that's a contradiction because the whole point of the american dream is that we broke off from a king we broke off from the king of england wearing no more kings and queens and i'm not just being cute with the language the idea that a country boy should become a king means that a country boy is really just driving to get ahead until he can leave that stuff behind him but we're supposed to love all that stuff of the people by the people for the people town meeting barn raisings people cheekbyjowl together in a struggle to make the world better that's what made this country special for the world that's what made us most beautiful and enduring and so to imagine that elvis presley should rise and become a king this is in many ways poetically why the film is structured the way that it is as you may know we we drove elvis presley's nineteen sixty three rolls royce across america and that caller was chosen not by accident it isn't a sweetness del jiggle detroit car that we would drive down memory lane this is a car built for king and in the end of lost and broken king who has lost his way from the country boy days and he's entered something far more complex and contradictory this rolls royce across the country where we sorta see this collected in the film there's just such a wide array of how people view what the american dream is reese apprised by by how have wide ranging that meaning can be for people well you know what we chose to do with the car was to take it on a road trip that would follow in a poetic way l his own life path so we began in tupelo mississippi where he's born in that sticks of mississippi and then he then travels as we did to memphis tennessee where he will become elvis he'll launch on the scene and blow people away for what he's bringing to the table and then he'll go to nashville where he'll start to become a more national phenomenon but it'll kind of come at a cost the cost of some of the raw authenticity and then he'll go to new york with just gets even bigger in his signals beamed out to the whole world mike myers is in the film and he talks about in the way in which elvis presley at that point kind of brands americanise for the world he sort of begins to tell the american narrative to millions and millions across the globe beamed out in almost imperial way and then of course we travel to hollywood where elvis has sort of beginnings of his unwinding and unraveling and then it all sort of goes really south in vegas so the car goes all the way across the country and what we wanted to do in each place where elvis had rested his head.
"elvis presley" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Oh yeah the king that is the king that's elvis presley pitifully suede shoes the first song you here on his first studio albums came out in nineteen fiftysix a time of great change in the united states the population was exploding there was this real sense of growth and there was a feeling like the country was on the brink of something big and then along came who to this day really persona fis america for a lot of people he came from very little he worked really really hard and in nineteen fifty six he was about to become one of the most famous people in the world but as you might know after his meteoric rise came his tragic fall you see all of that unfold in new documentary called the king which traces elvis presley's life and death and uses it as a metaphor for the american dream do gene directly wrote directed and produced this film and as you're about to hear the metaphor uses let's actually more relevant and complicated than ever red bull go simple ways you elvis presley means a lot of different things to a lot of different people when you were growing up what did elvis mean to you i was in love with elvis growing up i mean there are even high school yearbook pictures of me somewhere that i'll never show anybody of me trying to dress like elvis and to my hair like him and sort of embarrassing things like that but it came out of a deep love of not just elvis but of a certain style feeling that i had for what seemed maybe more inspired time than the seventies in reagan eighties that i was coming of age in there's some flaws in that but i didn't know about the flaws at the time so my first love of elvis is he's the embodiment of that which one feels so strongly about the american dream the opportunity the chances for an everyday person to rise when did you become aware of some of the flaws i guess that you're mentioning with with elvis being a representative of the american dream it came in parallel with my own developing sense of the shortcomings in the american dream itself i come from holocaust refugees and refugees from russia onto his ours so we had all come to this country i'm i'm born here but my my parents and grandparents are are effigies and they came here because of the american dream and so that's beautiful but then they also came here as sensitive people could see very quickly that it wasn't an american dream for everybody you know it was really for white men ray only only a certain range of white men not even ourselves as immigrants and so there was a certain need to understand right away and it was taught to my brothers and myself that our lives would only make sense if we were champions for the voice less if we understood that this still was a work in progress here so my whole grownup life has been devoted to that and elvis presley and all of what symbolizes sort of crossed wires with that in innocence over the years well that's deep stuff so can can you spell out the theory that you use in your film to address some of what you're talking about giving voice to the voiceless exploring who the american dream is four as it pertains to elvis presley will the begins really with just understanding elvis zone contradiction i mean sure he isn't embodiment of the american dream he comes out of nowhere and he will rise and rise l timidly become what the king but that's a contradiction because the whole point of the american dream is that we broke off from king we broke off from the king of england swearing no more kings and queens and i'm not just being cute with the language the idea that a country boy should become a king means that a country boy is really just driving to get ahead until he can leave that stuff behind him but we're supposed to love all that stuff of the people by the people for the people town meeting barn raisings people cheekbyjowl together in a struggle to make the world better that's what made this country special for the world that's what made us most beautiful and enduring and so to imagine that elvis presley should rise in become a king this is in many ways poetically why the.
"elvis presley" Discussed on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast
"Very early gamble i mean there's always on the famous elvis presley be pipe pippa i remember elvis presley back in the date and he was singing a song to me he said gambo i've got to send you what a minute songs i said hip knee elvis that's how i talked to him i don't know webuye voice i'm gonna eat some pop out again what is to some kevin jerry thomas what's second he did a bit westwood i pulled welcome back back so you were saying something about office elvis presley said to me campbell i've written a sung i've called it prison rock i said what won't elvis why not call it jailhouse rock i rest nice has way so you say you came up with skippy wow on i laid polka pechiney sounds like he wouldn't have been a successful without you no way would here been as successful if he have spoken so poem camper chidi friend of the dead rockstars i gotta go 'cause i don't know how to do my ball bbc ladies and gentlemen areas andy pizzas what a young you had friends on your hair was in the broom cub but now he's pizzas he flies around the house business class minimum not always first class now if you'd like to follow andy on instagram on the finally has changed his name instagram from andy slash periences oborne nine hundred eighty nine now on instagram you can find on the under get this i'm the pizzas or one word and they has fourteen point one thousand followers full thousand of which came from this very show when those lost on i four thousand so i'm very grateful to everyone listening to radio x g read type tarrant yeah he was you know this new i didn't know this vote was he missed the i always it was an ongoing guy i didn't miss the fact check that you actually date retired yeah well it was they do it and everything isn't toby we'll around a lot naked on stopping on the back.
"elvis presley" Discussed on The Popcast With Knox and Jamie
"But here's the thing such as though has five sisters okay so let me see if you can guess which one is her twin their names are gabriella racquel ghazi allah rafi allah patricia my instinct says cross yellow or gabriella but i am going to go i'm going to go all the way i'm gonna go patricia it is of course church appearance doing it was like they had to this one i found a lotta twin parents do they don't know that they're having to and so they really don't know what to name the second one world and the situation i know and they're like we have all these beautiful exotic brazilian name and then let's switch the nurses name patricia great that's what you're like we knew kevin was coming but them courage kevin incurred la so one of the most famous people who had an identical twin was elvis presley this this is the one i didn't know about oh my gosh stillborn earns his at identical twin jesse again one of those names was not planned which one i think it has to be jesse because i think they look i think it's elvis you're saying elvis presley doesn't have a great i've seen you have the goggles of previous knowledge with elvis in a vacuum if you know all of us rosalie you be like elvis okay coming less weirdly think probably elvis was the name of the manufacturer at the hospital bed it was on the bottom of the mug that the moments adventures area cool that's that's fair also scarlett johansson has a twin brennan who wasn't advisor to the obama campaign my favorite the misery went to the one i didn't know about the diesel i didn't win broader you guys fendi easel has a twin brother named paul vincent province and is an editor in hollywood they are not identical thank goodness for paul right like i wanna know more about the relation and they're very close apparently so i wanna know more on everything about van and paul i wanna know okay over under.