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MissyM
12-13-2008, 03:19 PM
In his life time before he passed? This should be good trivia.
How many friends, relatives, loved ones died before he did?

riley
12-13-2008, 03:29 PM
or left his world

MissyM
12-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Yeh, that's what I meant, should have been clearer.

renapap05
12-13-2008, 03:58 PM
The only thing I know is that he lost his mother and Judy Tyler who was a friend of his.

Diane
12-13-2008, 04:16 PM
Other than his mother, I have to mention Jesse his twin since the loss of him caused a lot of emotional trauma to Elvis' mother and therefore passed on to him as well.

Nick Adams died but I don't know how much that affected Elvis if at all..sure it did some since they spent some time together. I'm not sure if Gene or Junior Smith passed while Elvis was still alive?

Diane

riley
12-13-2008, 04:28 PM
to me it seems that it was a constant given in his life, Losing people. It began alreaddy with Jessie

hounddog
12-14-2008, 12:34 AM
Bill Black, is the only other one i can think of right now.

Getlo
12-14-2008, 01:02 AM
Jessie really doesn't count as Elvis had no recollection of him and - despite the rumours - I don't believe he even thought of him much.

As for losses of friends and family, some include:

Gladys
Jessie D. Presley (Vernon's dad)
Bill Black
Dewey Phillips
Johnny Smith (uncle)
Carroll "Junior" Smith (cousin)
Travis Smith (uncle)
Judy Tyler
Steve Sholes
Bobby Darin
Jim Reeves
Patsy Cline
Nick Adams
Patrick Biggs (Delta's husband)
Bobbi Mann (cousin)
Red's father, whom he knew (died the same day as Gladys)
Johnny Burnette (singer, friend from High School)
Lloyd Copas (cowboy singer and friend)
Albert Hand (not a friend, but an acquaintance. Elvis sent a telegram to the British fan club upon Hand's death in '72)
Buddy Holly
Al Jackson (Stax drummer in '73, friend; murdered in '75)

... among others.

JoelD
12-14-2008, 04:28 AM
Dan Blocker was also a friend of Elvis. He died in 1973. He play in Bananza.

Tony Trout
12-14-2008, 06:37 AM
Dan Blocker was also a friend of Elvis. He died in 1973. He play in Bananza.


Actually, Dan passed away in 1972.

monk37
12-14-2008, 07:35 AM
I think a couple of Elvis' cousins - Smiths - suicided


Also, the Elaine Dundee book, Elvis and Gladys - said that Gladys miscarried a later pregnancy

so while the twin death may not have played large in Elvis' mind, it would have impacted Gladys and how she treated him


he may have felt more driven to succeed to compensate for the twin loss - this is supposedly common for so called twinless twins


as did Nick Adams suicide


while I doubt Elvis dwelled on Jesse the way the Kurt Russell movie showed

MissyM
12-14-2008, 01:00 PM
Good job Get, I knew you'd come through.
Tracey Smith
Bobby Smith

Getlo
12-15-2008, 07:02 AM
Dan Blocker was also a friend of Elvis. He died in 1973. He play in Bananza.

Source please?

They may very well have met, but a friendship is dubious.


while I doubt Elvis dwelled on Jesse the way the Kurt Russell movie showed

He did not. It was made up for the movie.

Brian
12-16-2008, 03:11 AM
Jessie really doesn't count as Elvis had no recollection of him and - despite the rumours - I don't believe he even thought of him much.

As for losses of friends and family, some include:

Gladys
Jessie D. Presley (Vernon's dad)
Bill Black
Dewey Phillips
Johnny Smith (uncle)
Carroll "Junior" Smith (cousin)
Travis Smith (uncle)
Judy Tyler
Steve Sholes
Bobby Darin
Jim Reeves
Patsy Cline
Nick Adams
Patrick Biggs (Delta's husband)
Bobbi Mann (cousin)
Red's father, whom he knew (died the same day as Gladys)
Johnny Burnette (singer, friend from High School)
Lloyd Copas (cowboy singer and friend)
Albert Hand (not a friend, but an acquaintance. Elvis sent a telegram to the British fan club upon Hand's death in '72)
Buddy Holly
Al Jackson (Stax drummer in '73, friend; murdered in '75)

... among others.

I don't think Elvis ever met Patsy Cline

Getlo
12-16-2008, 04:24 AM
I don't think Elvis ever met Patsy Cline

According to Honky Tonk Angel, The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline by Ellis Mansour.

p200 - Patsy has a photo of she and Elvis at a fundraiser. She calls it "my special portrait".

p25 - Patsy attended the Grand Ole Opry (in the audience) on April 10, 1953*. Ernest Tubb took her backstage and introduced them.

* The date for this alleged meeting may very well be wrong, and probably is.

mozzarella
12-16-2008, 03:42 PM
It's really interesting that Red's father passed the same day as Gladys. I've always thought: what a surreal 'coincidence'.
And Ginger's granddad in February 1977. Not being a close relative but it happened.

beckelvis
12-16-2008, 07:34 PM
Thank you for some information that not wise,friends.