I believe the biggest blow to Elvis life was the day he lost his mom which unfortunately happened almost at the peak of his career. After he lost his mom, things have changed significantly. He became a new kind of man who seems to be helpless and alone like a lame duck vulnerable to a lot of things. Her separation from Priscilla could have aggravated more her already depressed condition that leads to the used of prescribed drugs. He loves his mom very much and she was his inspiration and guiding light. Her lost triggered the lost of motivation to move on . His life became too mechanical and routine
I think they both did, but it started get off the track slowly after his mother passed away, so I'd say that affacted him the most.
"You can knock me down, step in my face,
slander my name all over the place"
- But don't YOU step on my blue suede shoes -
*You walk past me- I can feel your pain-Time changes everything -One truth always stays the same - You're still you - After all - You're still you *
Well, I have heard that he first started taking drugs(medicine) when his mother died..after that, he lost control over some things.
Yes, that was the biggest blow in his life, because he was very unusually close to his mother.
On the other hand when Priscilla left...oh well, this is something that we will never know the way he felt, because some say that he fell in depression only because of his ego and others say that he really loved her and that's why.
But we also mustn't forget that it wasn't only Cilla that was leaving, but his little daughter Lisa - Marie too.
I think he felt empty without them two, especially because of his view and beliefs in marriage. I don't think he excepted that to happen to him and when it did....
I also think he felt even worse when he realized that it was his fault of the separation.
Last edited by marijaep; 09-16-2007 at 08:11 AM.
I feel that the death of Elvis' mother started a whole chain of events in his life where the depression began, the heavier intake of drugs etc. The disappointment in his film career was another and the breakup of his marriage all contributed to deeper depression and apathy towards his career.
His mom----they were very close.
"Man,I just work here"
EP 1968 ComaBack
Don't underestimate the influence of the army concerning the drugs.
Elvis depended on his mother I think. It's very difficult to come to grips with such a loss. It's difficult for me to comprehend how a person could be affected like that - but I know others love their late parents and never had a conflict to that extent of 'I'd love to kill you' or something like that. I don't even think one of Elvis' parents would look at him like he was the ugliest thing in the world.
all the goons I left behind, memories still linger..