Director remembers landmark Elvis Presley performance

May 11, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: 9NEWS

The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway will celebrate the 46th anniversary of Elvis and Priscilla Presley's Palm Springs honeymoon next weekend.

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Carly

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May 11, 2013
 
Rather a sad but true read.
luv elvis

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May 12, 2013
 

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It was rumored that after that concert, Elvis was found sitting on his balcany at his hotel stoned out of his mind. He had let the drugs go for two months, but the pressure was just too much.

He did look wonderful at the show and he moved enough to invoke some reaction. He evidently had gotten used to not useing the muscles in his legs and arms and it caused him some immobility. People wanted to see him go down on his knee, lean back, swivel his hips and jump around and he just was not able to do that. But he still sang great and I tink was the best looking and beautiful person in the world as man others did at that time.

I believe Elvis had mental issues (bipolar perhaps, chronic depression) and also physical dealing with the liver disease his family had genetically - although drugs and drink make it worse - his MOM drank, her liver disease killed her. Elvis's colon was evidently huge from "back up waste" and with liver not working properly it caused lethargy and confusion just like somebody with beginning of dementia - he evidently did have a lot of pain - problem was he DECIDED what meds he could mix - and he did become severely addicted to the drugs and the good feelings he got from them.

Many people today are addicted to their drugs, they just don't have to travel all over the US and entertain screaming audiences - they are not junkies, just people in pain who need their meds..

Some side effects of meds certainly could be insatiable hunger causing weight gain along with fluid retention and backed up colon (HORRIBLE SWELLING from medical conditions though) not true fat...
King Elvis

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luv elvis wrote:
He did look wonderful at the show and he moved enough to invoke some reaction. He evidently had gotten used to not useing the muscles in his legs and arms and it caused him some immobility.
Oh, for God's sake, Elvis didn't move much in Aloha because he was NERVOUS!

He'd been moving as usual in ALL his shows up to November '72, his last show before Aloha and also in Honolulu, and was moving again as usual the first show after Aloha later that January in Vegas.

He was still into karate and was as active as ever during that time.

FFS, what a crackpot idea.

It is truly a pity he went straight back to the drugs immediately and with gusto after the show.

(Excellent article).
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luv elvis wrote:

I believe Elvis had mental issues (bipolar perhaps, chronic depression)
And you'd be wrong.
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although drugs and drink make it worse
Elvis barely ever drank, so you're wrong again.
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Well done, Carol.
What does this mean?
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luv elvis wrote:
It was rumored that after that concert, Elvis was found sitting on his balcany at his hotel stoned out of his mind. He had let the drugs go for two months, but the pressure was just too much.
He did look wonderful at the show and he moved enough to invoke some reaction. He evidently had gotten used to not useing the muscles in his legs and arms and it caused him some immobility. People wanted to see him go down on his knee, lean back, swivel his hips and jump around and he just was not able to do that. But he still sang great and I tink was the best looking and beautiful person in the world as man others did at that time.
I believe Elvis had mental issues (bipolar perhaps, chronic depression) and also physical dealing with the liver disease his family had genetically - although drugs and drink make it worse - his MOM drank, her liver disease killed her. Elvis's colon was evidently huge from "back up waste" and with liver not working properly it caused lethargy and confusion just like somebody with beginning of dementia - he evidently did have a lot of pain - problem was he DECIDED what meds he could mix - and he did become severely addicted to the drugs and the good feelings he got from them.
Many people today are addicted to their drugs, they just don't have to travel all over the US and entertain screaming audiences - they are not junkies, just people in pain who need their meds..
Some side effects of meds certainly could be insatiable hunger causing weight gain along with fluid retention and backed up colon (HORRIBLE SWELLING from medical conditions though) not true fat...
You don't bother to mention that Elvis had had pain in his knees since the middle 60s. That may have been the reason he was not moving around much. And he did have chronic depression every since Prisiclla left him.
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luv elvis wrote:
It was rumored that after that concert, Elvis was found sitting on his balcany at his hotel stoned out of his mind. He had let the drugs go for two months, but the pressure was just too much.
He did look wonderful at the show and he moved enough to invoke some reaction. He evidently had gotten used to not useing the muscles in his legs and arms and it caused him some immobility. People wanted to see him go down on his knee, lean back, swivel his hips and jump around and he just was not able to do that. But he still sang great and I tink was the best looking and beautiful person in the world as man others did at that time.
I believe Elvis had mental issues (bipolar perhaps, chronic depression) and also physical dealing with the liver disease his family had genetically - although drugs and drink make it worse - his MOM drank, her liver disease killed her. Elvis's colon was evidently huge from "back up waste" and with liver not working properly it caused lethargy and confusion just like somebody with beginning of dementia - he evidently did have a lot of pain - problem was he DECIDED what meds he could mix - and he did become severely addicted to the drugs and the good feelings he got from them.
Many people today are addicted to their drugs, they just don't have to travel all over the US and entertain screaming audiences - they are not junkies, just people in pain who need their meds..
Some side effects of meds certainly could be insatiable hunger causing weight gain along with fluid retention and backed up colon (HORRIBLE SWELLING from medical conditions though) not true fat...
Notice that your post started "it was rumored". This was a rumor, yet you pass it on as if it were fact.

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