Thank you Wizard, I'm happy to contribute.
This is an essentiel story to me, and your info on colonel Parker sure is all new to me. Always seen him as an all American character. His Dutch
background and the murder suspecions I've never heard about. But I remember as a teen in the early 60's he was seen as the tough business guy, who
actually owned Elvis. But then again that was what manegers was suposed to be back then. That image didn't soften before a quer like Brian Epstein
I remember though, we never forgave the colonal for making Elvis sing sentimental soft songs. Actually I think that was what made the Brit-wave
We've heard the real stuff, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, It's All Right My Mama, etc. that was the REAL music. And dangerous obvious.
I also remember there was an American radio DJ at the time, who lead a virtual crusade against this new "savage music". I don't rember his name.
Can anyone come up with it?
But I do remember, concerning Elvis and drugs, a society doctor at the time refered to as "doctor feel-good". He had a Greek name, I think I'll be
able to google him. And bring some stories on his connection with Elvis, cause if anybody killed Elvis, it was him, addicting him to a wide range of
But that DJ, was 'Freedmann' the name? I really would like to investigate, cause if there was ever any hidden agenda to kill the music, to declare
it "un-american" it was through him. And most likely he would have had connections to federal and secret services.
Not denying colonal Parker had, it's just as likely, considering the transformation Elvis underwent from a mid-fifties rock'n roller, who in the
early sixties via his gospelsongs was turned into a casterated crooner.
Sure they killed Elvis, first his expression, and when they saw what he'd set free couldn't be subdued, they had to kill his body, the Icon itself,
is a very likely thought. But Icons don't die, I guess they just didn't knew.
Like Bruce Springsteen said years later: Elvis liberated the bodies of Americans, as Bob Dylan liberated their minds.
Originally posted by searching_for_truth
How many rock stars really died in a way that can be considered suspicious? Can't think of anyone as of now. But it would be interesting to
Any death cause stated as "heartfailure" is suspecious, especially when the victim is famous. As for rockstars, it's always easy to connect it with