I have read book after book, article after article, post after post.... all over-analyzing Elvis. Elvis was Elvis. He was a man who was gifted with brilliance, although he was born into poverty. He shot to fame very very quickly. He was idolized by most of the people of his generation and beyond. I think those are things that we can agree on.
About his relationships with others, we can only speculate. We have reviled those around him. We have defended them. We have speculated how he felt about him. We all have our opinions, but who has the truth? There is only one, and unfortunately he is no longer with us. And, I doubt whether he could give us a coherent summation of who was and who wasn?t truly acting in his interests, without thought of themselves. We can analyze the actions of those who were his ?friends.? I put that in quotations because we don?t actually know the truth of whether they were friends or hangers-on, whether they were true loves or just trying to trade on his name. We can have our opinions, and we do. Can we leave his memory intact without besmirching his and others? motives? No, evidentally we can?t. We don?t know who he truly loved, with the exception of his mother and his fans.
We should remember Elvis, the glorious enormously larger-than-life man with a talent that will last through time, because he had more than all the others that followed put together. As time passes, will those that follow us forget him? I doubt it. He was an entire package: looks (beyond compare!), voice (a gift from God), the moves (exactly always right)....and, I suspect a greater acting talent than he was given credit for. He had an enormously wonderful sense of humor and of the ridiculous, a love for people (especially children and those that were less fortunate than he was), generosity that wouldn?t stop, a love of his Lord and Savior, a quest for knowledge..... he was so very Elvis!
But, will we stop at that? No, we won?t. We will continue to seek what made him tick and who really loved him and who he really loved..... the discussion continues...... because he was Elvis...
Yes, some people had the opportunity to meet Elvis before he was famous, and loved him dearly, good indication of the man, telling.
Without the trappings? I sense a man who is special, who loves animals, people, who is generous, loving and masculine. Has a caring outlook on life and others, which is rare and to be treasured. One who adores his daughter, the only other person I know, who would blow in horses nostrils, besides me, lol. (Friend's horses come back for more everytime we visit, too) (The horses, I mean, hehe).
Huge four days coming up, byeeeee.
Thank you for your nice words.
Going on how you interact here, your family would love you very much. You are a wise man.
NOW.......I'm outta here! lol
However desperate Elvis was for funds to pay Cilla her divorce money, you could say he was a sap for selling his artist performing rights back catalogue to RCA in 73.
Back in 1981 Lisa Marie And Cilla Sued Col. Tom Parker For Rights Of Elvis Music, and they won some rights to his music up to 1972, I think they sold it back To RCA In 1990's, That's we see alot Of Soundboards Releases on Imports Labels, they they anction them off To highest bit To help to keep graceland nice, the upkeep for it was at half million a year in early 1980's, that's why she open graceland to the fans keep graceland live.
Need we say more? Elvis is now part of music history and no matter how the future generation accept his legacy only time will tell. One thing is for sure there is only one like him and there will never be anyone like him. It does not matter if you are a fan or not you must admit the beautiful fact that he never really left the building because the legacy he left behind will always be in our mind and heart forever
This thread sure has taken off in all directions as they usually do.
Conclusion from all the posts: Elvis was neither a sap nor was he in total control of his life. He did the best he could do with what he had to deal with.
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I read something, or a story is shared, sometimes things that are mentioned by yr friends in passing, I do it too, or have the same habits or likings.