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    How many people did Elvis lose?

    In his life time before he passed? This should be good trivia.
    How many friends, relatives, loved ones died before he did?

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    or left his world
    It's hard NOT to imagine Elvis as perfect; how else could someone be THAT good looking, THAT talented, THAT generous & THAT charismatic

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    Yeh, that's what I meant, should have been clearer.

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    The only thing I know is that he lost his mother and Judy Tyler who was a friend of his.

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    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?

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    to me it seems that it was a constant given in his life, Losing people. It began alreaddy with Jessie
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    Bill Black, is the only other one i can think of right now.
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    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.
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    Dan Blocker was also a friend of Elvis. He died in 1973. He play in Bananza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    Dan Blocker was also a friend of Elvis. He died in 1973. He play in Bananza.

    Actually, Dan passed away in 1972.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelD View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by monk37 View Post
    while I doubt Elvis dwelled on Jesse the way the Kurt Russell movie showed


    He did not. It was made up for the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Thank you for some information that not wise,friends.

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