Orwell....nobody forced him????? hmmmm....we all know that it was the old colonel made this deal with CBS! And he only did that for the money. The spending habbits of Parker and Elvis were so high, that the parker was forced to sign that deal, no matter how bad of shape Elvis was in. We all know that Parker on some day walked into Elvis' room and saw that Elvis' head was in a bucket of ice and that he was very sick, in no shape to go on stage...the reaction of Parker? He told the bodyguards and Dokter Nick, that the man has to be on stage in the next few hours, no matter what!
Cause Parker allready tought about the money problems, when they had to cancel the concerts, and he needed that money soooooooo badly.
If only elvis had lost this colonel parker back 1976...maybe and i say maybe, Elvis lived a lot longer! He needed a long break from all those concerts, and had to come back in a much stronger way than the last 3 years of his life...but that never happend, he went on stage in june 1977 to this **** special, for the love of his fans, not for that old money man Parker.
In fact if you look back, Parker did the same thing in the 60's, he almost killed the biggest entertainer/singer in Hollywood, by letting him do the most silly movies ever made in the late 60's. And in the 70's Parker started good, letting his man made his comeback in Vegas, than the movie TTWII and than the on tour shows across the country, wich they also filmed in 1972 and that movie won a golden globe! And from there on the new york shows and as a pure Highlight the Aloha shows, a show that was watched by 1,5 billion people!! and after that show Parker made the worst mistake ever for a entertainer he put Elvis back in Vegas to do same old trick from the last 4 years..and made him a oldies act... to do hits from the past in concert for the next 4 years...instead of making a deal to do a world tour, the demand for this was so high, but the demand of money for Parker was even higher, infact it was so high that nobody could meet that price the colonel asked, even worse: He sold the complete catologue prior to 1972 back to RCA...so all the profits from the recordings prior to 1972 went to RCA instead of the artist who made those recordings famous: Elvis Presley!!!.
How stupid can you be? And 3/4 years later they needed money again...and what came of that? YES that CBS SPECIAL.