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Colonel Thomas Andrew Tom Parker (June 26, 1909January 21, 1997) born Andreas Cornelis (Dries ) van Kuijk, was a Dutch-born entertainment impresario known best as the manager of Elvis Presley.

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Hank Snow's account of meeting Colonel Tom Parker for the first time. It took place about a mile and a 1/2 from her…
On this day in 1955, after a month of booking gigs in larger venues in Dallas and Houston, Colonel Tom Parker...
Chaille is like Stanhope's Colonel Tom Parker, and we the fans thank him…
Elvis Presley with manager Colonel Tom Parker at his last concert Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, June 26, 1977.H…
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Colonel Parker asked Henry and me to come to Elvis' suite and have break...
It's a Country & Western weekend at Heartwood, starting with Colonel Tom Parker & the American…
"To quote the late colonel sanders, I'm way to drunk to taste this chicken" -Parker
Memorial at St Bedes to Colonel Parker who died 1837
Colonel Parker Managed Elvis’ Career, but Was He a Killer on the Lam?
"...the killer had scattered a thin layer of pepper around the body before fleeing..." Col. Tom Parker's dark past.
We would like to congratulate our 2016 Cadet Vice Wing Commander Adam Parker on his promotion to Cadet Colonel!
Another enemy of was the self-proclaimed "Colonel" Parker who ill-advised him both on going to the army & marrying *** Cilla.
One of them justified his trade buy asserting he's no Colonel Tom Parker. High aspirations reached for and grasped.
The experienced voice of Boxing that is Colonel Bob Sheridan is calling for a Joseph Parker victory
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Colonel Bob Sheridan picks Parker to win by knockout (News)
JK Rowling is wrong to defend Donald Trump T.Rump is Colonel Tom Parker's twin!
VIDEO: talks with Colonel Bob Sheridan on & the World Heavyweight title
You asked: Why did Elvis never play UK? . A: Colonel Parker was an illegal immigrant & couldn't travel internationally. True story
Got your tickets yet? Local n'er do well made good, Colonel Tom Parker and the americanpour hit…
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Colonel Parker is ready for Fan Day, are you?
chickens "dancing" on a hot plate was Colonel Parker's most successful act before Elvis apparently.
Billy Gardell to Play 'Colonel Parker' in CMT's Adaptation of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: Mike amp Molly star Bill...
The worst thing you ever did. Was let colonel Parker, get is grumpy millts on Elvis Aron Presley
On 8-19-74 offered the male lead in Oh, if only! Darn you, Colonel Parker.
I want 50% of all profits like Colonel Tom Parker. |DA
I would have taken colonel Parker for a long ride Down a dirt road To put Elvis in the ground over greed
I hope I'm remembered for representing the king. Its important that people don't forget, I do more for the king than colonel parker did,
On this day in 1955, Colonel Tom Parker became Elvis' Manager.
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You need to start dressing like Colonel Parker again.
Elvis was playing dead on his yacht waiting for Colonel Tom Parker to die. His new Album is in all walmart locations
People took advantage of him - Colonel Parker, Doctors, hang ons. No more romantic song then "Love Me Tender."
Wondering if Colonel Tom Parker really had his best interests at heart
"You know I had dinner w/Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Parker once," said my dad, every other day, when I was a kid. "I know, Dad, I know..."
Sources say that his manager Colonel Parker turned down lucrative offers for him to perform abroad because Parker was an illegal immigrant
Rock and Roll's "Strange But True"... Contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with...
On August 15, 1955, signed his first managerial contract with Colonel Tom Parker.
August 15, 1965: Elvis, Vernon, and Colonel Parker visit the USS Arizona memorial to lay a bell-shaped wreath...
1955 - signed a management contract with "Colonel" Tom Parker.
Fam jam... Colonel Tom and brother Dan play for exclusice Parker family audience
Al Gore called Oliver North "the colonel of untruth" Mr. North was counting on contributions from "the extra-chromosome right wing."
I can't understand anything Colonel Parker says. Ever.
I love the idea of Blondie filling the Colonel Tom Parker role here
Colonel Sanders has been to visit today.
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Chef Nick & host of are mixing up a Colonel Parker Milkshake!
I spy the coffee gang.somebody get Colonel Parker @ Palo Duro Canyon…
Sam Phillips and Colonel Parker are tied for the top slot on the influence list.
Harlem Heat is at Colonel Parker and Sister Sherri’s wedding complaining about the lack of neck bones.
i fear for the likes of Benard Parker as well
It's an honorary title, like Colonel Tom Parker.
Join us in wishing Colonel Francis W. Parker a Happy Birthday!
Colonel Parker on Elvis' death: 'This changes nothing'
This story has been told in part in many novels about Elvis and in whole in ...
oh his songs were great, but Colonel Parker wasnt very nice :)
I worry she's starting up see herself as this Colonel Tom Parker type figure
Need another bourbon-filled Colonel Parker shake from For breakfast. Right now.
Doug Ford is at the very least the Colonel Parker of
he taught journalism and was in charge of the colonel. He was surround by girls 😳
Some folks might not know that had 3 managers during his career:. Scotty Moore. Bob Neal. Colonel Tom Parker
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Our new addition the the Elvis Movies Experience, Colonel Parker...
Welcome our new addition to The The Elvis Movies Experience... Colonel Tom Parker!
An anguished Meng caresses the fallen Colonel Parker and spirits him away to Asgard.
He's the Colonel Tom Parker of the standup world.
Filming my bit as Colonel Tom Parker today. Have my hat and cigar, now where did I leave my blue suede shoes . . .
Colonel Robert Parker has to be high on my list of most underrated managers in wrestling history. The gimmick was schticky but I dig it.
There is no Obama administration. There is an Obama campaign. And that campaign is part of an organization built around a single figure; Obama Inc. Obama Inc. has more in common with the type of organization built around a celebrity like Beyonce than a conventional political organization. It can handle everything from fundraising, branding to viral marketing, but like the inner circles of top celebrities, the most influential person in the organization is the one who can soothe, pamper and cater to the celebrity’s mercurial personality. Valerie Jarrett’s role as CEO of Obama Inc. confuses those who expect a more conventional arrangement. Jarrett is less *** Cheney and more Colonel Parker or Helen Kushnick; a powerful enigmatic figure ruthlessly dedicated to her star whose power comes from his dependency.
Charro!,  Part 2 of 2   Elvis Presley's twenty-ninth movie was "Charro!", a western filmed in Arizona during the late summer of 1968. At the time, Elvis had just finished taping his 1968 television special, "Elvis", which would air in December.  He was looking great and grew a full beard for this rugged role. Elvis' entourage, as well as his manager Colonel Parker, got into the spirit and also grew beards. The working title of the film was "Come *** Come Sundown".   Barbara Werle played Sara Ramsey, the sherriff's wife. This was not Werle's first time to work with Elvis - she had had roles in the Elvis films "Tickle Me" and "Harum Scarum". This longtime character actress played many roles in both film and television productions. Among her credits are the films "The Battle of the Bulge" and "The Rare Breed" and television series such as "The Virginian", "Ironside", and "Laredo".   Paul Brinegar played the town barber Opie Keetch. Although he had a long career as a character actor in shows like "Perr . ...
Ian Adam and Colonel Parker at the show in St. Pete
My English professor reminds me of Colonel Parker and idk if that's good or bad 🙈
ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? This song was written in 1926 by Roy Turk and Lou Handman. Al Jolson recorded it in 1927. The soliloquy portion of the song was inspired by a speech of Jacques in Shakespeare's "As You Like It", Act II Scene VII. Elvis recorded it on April 3, 1960 at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Elvis' manager Colonel Parker rarely made suggestions about his musical choices, however, this song was a favorite of his wife Marie's and the Colonel did suggest that Elvis record it. The master was a splice of two takes. It shipped out on November 1, 1960 with "I Gotta Know" as its flip side "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" hit for 6 weeks in its 16-week run on Billboard's pop singles chart in the USA. It peaked at in a 10-week run on the R&B singles chart and peaked at in a 6-week run on the country chart. On the British pop singles chart it peaked at for 4 weeks in a 15-week run. The recording received three Grammy Award nominations for 1960: Record of the Year (winner was Percy Faith's "Theme From A Summer ...
Hey young brother, just wanted you to know that spiritually I'll be @ yer spectacular hoedown New Year's Eve! Really wish I could make it up to celebrate with you & the rest of the crew I haven't met yet-one day soon. I promote y'all like Colonel Parker here in southern Florida. My friends & such enjoy yer sound tremendously. Yer music is original, creative & *** kickin, so stay in that zone. Forget the haters, focus on Him & just keep kickin it young son! Y'all are going to hit the 'Big Time'-no doubt. And send this ol man a large t-shirt for Xmas, big shot.
Ah well. You can be the Colonel Parker to their family band.
On this day December 21, 1957 after visiting and conferring with Colonel Parker, Elvis attends the Grand Ole Opry accompanied by Jordanaire Gordon Stoker, who takes him to a clothing store, where he purchases a tuxedo for the evening. He spends the night chatting comfortably with performers backstage, making a brief appearance to wave at the audience. Before leaving for Memphis, he changes back into his old clothes and throws the tuxedo in the trash.
In honor of today here's my song I wrote for my step dad Colonel Parker Military Man Love you
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In dezember, 20, 1957 Elvis Presley picked up his draft notice and went to Sun Records. In the evening Elvis left for Nashville to deliver the Colonel's Christmas present in person: a red Isetta sports car. “It is snug,” observed Colonel Parker.
No one I hate more right now than colonel Parker
I like the look of this one, The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal,
This is an audition I did today for a Christmas show at Universal Studios. Yes, an Elvis Christmas. A man has to eat. There was a herd of Elvi present. Almost everyone had on a white jumpsuit, dyed black hair, and shades. I wore normal clothes. Willie Nelson braids. It was classic. The Spirit got all over me and I got real emotional at the end of the song. Every Elvis in the auditorium stood and applauded. That was fairly cool because all of the other Elvi, were only applauded by their agents. I did not get the gig due to refusal of buying a white jump suit and cutting my hair off to wear some Elvis hair. I was swamped with "Colonel Parkers" ( Elvi agents). I may do some cuts on an Elvis album...
Colonel Tom Parker was my best friend. Man the dude is so cool- Elvis
This is nuts!!! I would love to hear Mr. Parker explain this with an answer other than coincidence
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Today in Elvis Presley History. 1958 - Colonel Parker announced that Elvis Presley's single "One Night" had sold...
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On this day December 13, 1958 Colonel Parker suggests an idea for a movie to Hal Wallis. It would be set in Hawaii, since the Colonel writes Hawaiian music looks as though it may be the coming trend, and there is no question that Elvis has the voice for it. The story concerns a gang of unscrupulous promoters who con Elvis into singing with some native Hawaiians while all the while surreptitiously recording him. The Colonel tells Wallis he is also working on a second idea, in which Elvis will play a founding brought up by a bend of gypsies who travel around and sleep outdoors, which will give Elvis a chance to play the kind of rugged character he is good at.
THIS DATE IN ROCK MUSIC HISTORY September 21 1957 - Elvis Presley loses backup musicians Scott Moore (guitarist) and Bill Black (bassist) due to a salary dispute with Colonel Parker, Presley's manager. 1959 - The Isley Brothers' very first single "Shout" made its debut. 1964 - Elvis Presley was appointed as a special deputy sheriff in Memphis. 1965 - "You Really Got Me" was released by The Kinks. The Moody Blues performed at a concert in London at the Royal Albert Hall. 1968 - The duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hit number one on the R&B chart for the 4th week in a row with "You're All I Need To Get By". The Bee Gees shot up to the top 10 on Billboard's charts with "I've Gotta' Get A Message To You", up 14 spots to number 9. 1970 - Santana releases it's all-famous album "Abraxas". 1974 - Jeff Baxter joins the Doobie Brothers as a guitarist. 1985 - Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" hits number one on the Billboard Charts. They also hit the number one spot on the albums chart with thier album "Brot ...
Just read a review in the Hollywood Reporter on "MY FATHER AND THE MAN IN BLACK" a documentary about Johnny Cash and his agent directed by Jonathan Holiff. The reviewer said no one is interested in a Stars' agent or manager. Reviews everywhere else are fantastic. Alanna Nash wrote a great book on the life of Colonel Parker and I heard the same remarks from various studio execs. Shows you how out-of-touch some 'so called experts' are with the general public. I thought Holiff's film about his father was great!
Jerry Weintraub was Elvis' promoter and Concerts West assigned him to work with Colonel Parker, Elvis' manager.
Despite his meta-legendary status, believe it or not, I still think Elvis Presley was underrated. He had a voice with perfect pitch, so there was no need for him to practice, he could open his mouth and sing. He also had a 4 Octave range (the same as an opera singer). He was stifled from offering the even greater potential than the awesome talent he displayed, down to Colonel Parker. The man controlled Elvis rigidly, never let him leave America for example (Parker was an illegal Dutch immigrant, thus wouldn't be allowed back in the US). Moreover, he stole all of Presley's money, leaving Priscilla and Lisa-Marie penniless. Priscilla built her money from nothing, giving it to her daughter. Random rant over!
Notes 1. ^ The writer called Elvis "a hillbilly cat", poked fun at Elvis's closeness to his mama and insinuated Elvis was "talented but simple." Summarized by Earl Greenwood, The Boy Who Would Be King, p.155. 2. ^ Guralnick, Last Train to Memphis, p.13. 3. ^ Patrick Humphries, Elvis The Hits: The Secret History of the Classics, p.117. 4. ^ Elaine Dundy, Elvis and Gladys, p.71. 5. ^ See Guralnick, p.13. 6. ^ Robert Rodriguez, The 1950s' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities (2006), p.87 7. ^ See Rodriguez, The 1950s' Most Wanted, p.87. 8. ^ Guralnick, p.478. 9. ^ Guralnick, p.480. 10. ^ In a personal letter of August 25, 1958 to his secretary, Colonel Parker wrote that "Nicky Admas [sic] came out to be with Elvis last Week wich [sic] was so very kind of him to be there with his friend ... Judy Spreckels also came all the way to Memphis to be with Elvis for the Funeral [,] this was very kind of her also. And I know Elvis did appreciate this so very mu ...
Col. Francis W. Parker was born in the village of Piscataquog, town of Bedford, New Hampshire. He was born opposite the mansion of General Fredrick Stark, grandson of General John Stark, the Revolutionary hero. Colonel Parker's ancestry is traced back into the early Colonial and Revolutionary periods in our history. His great-great grandfather, Major John Goff(e), was an officer in the American Revolutionary War. The famous Colonel John Goff, the father of Major John Goffe, was the earliest settler in Manchester. Goff's Falls and Goffstown, were named after him. He was a famous hunter, and an officer in the siege of Louisburg. He took an active part in the French and Indian war. Colonel John Goffe trained General John Stark and Gen. Sullivan in military tactics and prepared them for their duties as officers. Colonel Parker's grandfather, William, was the founder of the village of Squog -a landing place for boats. William Parker was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He was a drummer under General John St ...
Lisa Matthews status share. Some exciting news for ALL ELVIS FANS. We now have confirmed and secured a date for our show Starring myself ELVIS THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE to appear at the WORLD FAMOUS LONDON PALLADIUM ON Sunday APRIL 7TH 2013. ( In 1970, the Palladium attempted to have Elvis Presley himself to perform 14 shows over a period of 7 days. This would have been Elvis's first overseas appearance, unfortunately Colonel Parker declined.) :( This will be a landmark event for all Elvis fans and a dream come true for myself, therefore when tickets do go on sale I will be asking for all Elvis fans and my loyal supporters to kindly back and support me. Tickets are not on sale yet, however they will be towards the end of the month. As soon as they are I will announce on here and also the event page (link below) As you can imagine myself and team are very excited about this, and we hope you are also. Take care and thank you. Chris
The original rock star, Elvis Presley, had Colonel Tom Parker, an ex-carnival barker who believed in both Elvis as a talent and a means to further himself in the wild new world of entertainment. His motto: Promotion! Promotion! Nothing was too outrageous and gaudy was the norm. The Rockin' Saints also had someone who believed in them. Taxi driver, Sam Scott never worked a carnival crowd but he knew the value of promotion even if it was on his modest terms. He was our Colonel Parker.
Backstage with his dad Vernon and Colonel Parker in Honolulu on November 18, 1972 READ MORE AT:...
Today is Friday, September 21, 2012 Today in Elvis Presley History 1953 - Elvis Presley returned to Precision Tool where he operated a drill press for $1.55 an hour. 1957 - Bill Black and Scotty Moore quit over salary disputes with Colonel Parker. Black did work on three more sessions with Elvis Presley in 1958.
So I shouldn't sign them up? I was banking on being the Colonel Parker to their Elvis.
Elvis Presley died on this date in 1977 at the age of 42.A magical voice was silenced.A versatile voice which ventured into country,pop,gospel,and blues.Presley was greatly influenced by African American artists like Fats Domino and Little Richard.Sam Phillips of Sun Records got Elvis' career going in 1954.RCA Victor signed him to his first record deal,a deal arranged by his manager,Colonel Tom Parker.Presley's first record,"Heartbreak Hotel" became a hit in 1956.The Colonel steered Elvis to movie roles as well.He also debuted in his first movie in 1956,"Love Me Tender",with Debra Paget and Richard Egan.A controversial appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" created an uproar that Colonel Parker wanted,and Elvis became a star.My two favorite Elvis songs? "Crying in the Chapel"because you feel the Gospel influence that he incorporates in his own style,and,from the motion picture,"Blue Hawaii","Can't Help Falling in Love".The best selling solo artist in the history of popular music.
Born of the union of Peta Nocona Comanche chief and the daughter of Colonel Parker, Cynthia Ann Parker, Quanah Parker was the last great chief of the tribe of his father. Quanah's mother is captured, nine years old in 1836 during a raid on Fort Parker in Texas. It is then raised by the tribe as the ...
I remember old Colonel Parker, he loved to watch Army and Navy football games, loved to go to the cherry blossom festival in DC, always had a stack of maps for traveling, and had a huge stack of playboy magazines, just for the literary content.
A second interview with Colonel Parker, this time at the launch of the Elvis stamp in the USA.
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