Colonel Parker & Elvis Presley

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. Elvis Aaron Presley (1935, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. 5.0/5

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ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC August 15th (Don't forget to LIKE/FOLLOW AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION and PULL DOWN and CHECK RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS to make sure you get your daily posts of daily history everyday). 1955: Elvis Presley attended a meeting in Memphis with his manager Bob Neal, Colonel Tom Parker and Vernon Presley, at which a new contract was signed that named Colonel Parker as "special advisor" with control of virtually every aspect of Elvis' career. Parker was not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch immigrant named Andreas Cornelius van Kujik, whose honorary title was given to him in 1948 by Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. He was a flamboyant promoter whose pre-Elvis experience included shows called The Great Parker Pony Circus and Tom Parker And His Dancing Turkeys and was a veteran of carnivals, medicine shows and various other entertainment enterprises. 1958: Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago were married at Buddy's parents' home in Lubbock, Texas. 1960: "It's Now or Never" became Elvis ...
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 . ...
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.
Today in Elvis Presley History. 1958 - Colonel Parker announced that Elvis Presley's single "One Night" had sold...
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 ...
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!
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
December 12,1960 Stayed on the charts for 5 weeks "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" By Elvis Presley Music by Lou Handman and lyrics by Roy Turk. It was written in 1926, first published in 1927 and most notably revived by Elvis Presley in 1960 (with the title spelled Are You Lonesome To-Night?) Morgan's version was followed by the best-known recording, by Elvis Presley, recorded on April 4, 1960 along with I Gotta Know, and engineered by Nashville sound pioneer Bill Porter. For this recording, guitarist Scotty Moore played on Elvis` acoustic guitar; the Gibson J200 model. Reportedly, Colonel Parker (it was one of his wife's favorite songs) persuaded Elvis to record his own rendition of this song. Elvis' version was based on the Blue Barron Orchestra version from 1950 with spoken segment. It went on to be one of the biggest-selling singles of 1960, peaking at number one on the Billboard pop chart for six weeks and peaking at number three on the R&B charts. Elvis, occasionally during live performances, would rand ...
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.
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.
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.
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