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Any thoughts on Colonel Tom Parker?
He wasn't a Colonel
His name wasn't Tom or even Parker
He was Dutch, probably illegal and wanted for murder in Holland
*Absolutely a big gambler and apparently in debt to the mob who ran Vegas at that time so it was 'Get Elvis' or bang bang!
Elvis wanted to break contact with 'Parker' Parker wanted $3 million and Elvis backed off. On the death of Elvis 'Parker' opened a museum of Elvis stuff. Priscilla and Lisa Marie (the chief beneficiary) had to pay nigh on $3 million to get it off him to remove any rivalry to Graceland.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
crook, manipulator, big gambler, can only imagine what would have happened to elvis if it wasnt for him. none of those terrible movies for a start . why elvis stuck with him is anybodies guess.
- 13AcrossLv 79 years ago
Almost all Elvis's best material was recorded before Parker got his claws in him. Elvis spent far too much of his career singing mediocre songs in trashy films.
- 9 years ago
He was a crook.
He was a gambler who used Elvis to pay his gambling debts.
- MurzyLv 79 years ago
he guided Elvis through a big portion of his career