Who's the King, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, the Beatles?

Jul 8, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Associated Content

Who's the king of the three leading major players of the past half century? That is a tough one to decide, but one must consider carefully the accomplishments and the styles in order to make a conclusion.

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#7696 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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Elvis was reported to duty in March of 1958.
He spent time at Fort Hood in Texas for basic training.
Elvis was in Germany when his mom passed in August of that year.
It was still summer.
By the winter of 1959, Elvis had to stay awake in the cold.
Something he was never used to. He popped pills to stay awake.
But other soldiers were doing the same thing.
Elvis wasn't addicted to drugs before his mother's death.
He may have tried them but that wasn't addiction, was it?
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You're missing one important point, which is that just because Elvis took prescription drugs after his mother passed away doesn't make him addicted. Your contention is that Gladys's passing caused Elvis to take drugs and become addicted to drugs--Right?! The bottom line is that you have no evidence suggesting that Elvis took drugs while in the Army because of his mother's death. In fact, Elvis's close Army buddy, Joe Esposito, has said nothing about Elvis taking uppers and sleeping pills because of his mother's death. Also, Elvis actually began taking amphetamines in the mid-1950s, which is obviously before his mother passed away. Your attempt to claim that Elvis first began taking drugs in the Army after his mother's passing is simply incorrect.

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#7697 Feb 15, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>She did not keep a low profile on purpose. She tried to get into show business, she had an agent. And she did use Elvis in every way. The interviews when he died, the Graceland tours, etc. That is how she got her own face on the screen and let to her first show business jobs. She certainly did use him.
She wasn't doing those things for Elvis, she was doing them for herself.
Yes, but she was not in show business before Elvis died.

Obviously, she kept the Presley name.

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#7698 Feb 15, 2013
By the way, it would be understandable if one reason Elvis took uppers and downers while in the Army was to help him sleep and wake because of the sorrow and stress he felt over his mother's death. However, this would not mean he because addicted and it certainly is not the case that he began using drugs while in the Army since he actually began using amphetamines in the mid-1950s, not the winter of 1959. But again, I have never heard Joe Esposito say that Elvis used drugs in the Army in order to cope with his mother's death-but again, it could be one (1) of the reasons, but I have never head any member of the MM say it.

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#7699 Feb 15, 2013
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By the way, it would be understandable if one reason Elvis took uppers and downers while in the Army was to help him sleep and wake because of the sorrow and stress he felt over his mother's death. However, this would not mean he became addicted and it certainly is not the case that he began using drugs while in the Army, since he actually began using amphetamines in the mid-1950s, not the winter of 1959. But again, I have never heard Joe Esposito say that Elvis used drugs in the Army in order to cope with his mother's death-but again, it could be one (1) of the reasons, but I have never head any member of the MM say it.

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#7700 Feb 15, 2013
Xcaliber wrote:
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You're missing one important point, which is that just because Elvis took prescription drugs after his mother passed away doesn't make him addicted. Your contention is that Gladys's passing caused Elvis to take drugs and become addicted to drugs--Right?! The bottom line is that you have no evidence suggesting that Elvis took drugs while in the Army because of his mother's death. In fact, Elvis's close Army buddy, Joe Esposito, has said nothing about Elvis taking uppers and sleeping pills because of his mother's death. Also, Elvis actually began taking amphetamines in the mid-1950s, which is obviously before his mother passed away. Your attempt to claim that Elvis first began taking drugs in the Army after his mother's passing is simply incorrect.
You seem to have a lot of faith in what Joe Esposito doesn't say?

Elvis passed an army physical with flying colors, didn't he?

Elvis saw a doctor to calm him down after Gladys funeral.

That is what I've read.

Before that, there is no evidence that Elvis ever abused drugs.

Gladys mixed pills with her alcohol but Elvis was not taking them.

Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge were his army buddies.

They were after the fact.

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#7701 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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You seem to have a lot of faith in what Joe Esposito doesn't say?
Elvis passed an army physical with flying colors, didn't he?
Elvis saw a doctor to calm him down after Gladys funeral.
That is what I've read.
Before that, there is no evidence that Elvis ever abused drugs.
Gladys mixed pills with her alcohol but Elvis was not taking them.
Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge were his army buddies.
They were after the fact.
Apparently, since Joe's statements don't agree with your claims you feel a need to try to undermine his credibility and insinuate that he's lying. Joe was actually there with Elvis and was a close friend. Now, where and who are you getting your information from? Or are you just trying to establish your own, unsupported theory? Though Elvis saw a doctor to calm him down, doesn't mean he began abusing drugs.

Who claims Elvis abused drugs while in the Army?

Are you asserting that Elvis abused drugs from the time his mother passed away until his death? Because if not, your entire theory falls apart. If so, has anyone who knew Elvis ever said that he abused drugs as a result of his mother's passing?

There is simply no evidence to support your claims.

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#7702 Feb 15, 2013
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>How many versions of this movie are out there???? In the second version I just saw on the internet, she did not say, "you didn't have to rape me". The scene went like this.
Elvis said afterward, "that's what you've been bitching about, isn't it(meaning no sex_? Isn't that what you waned?"t
Priscilla says, "Not like THAT, Elvis!"
That's the second version I've seen of the movie.
Obviously, the line was taken out.

But it it still there in my videotape.

Priscilla was in charge of the television production.

She didn't have a problem with the word then.

Because most people realize that she was saying it in anger.

Idiots read too much into things.

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#7703 Feb 15, 2013
Xcaliber wrote:
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Apparently, since Joe's statements don't agree with your claims you feel a need to try to undermine his credibility and insinuate that he's lying. Joe was actually there with Elvis and was a close friend. Now, where and who are you getting your information from? Or are you just trying to establish your own, unsupported theory? Though Elvis saw a doctor to calm him down, doesn't mean he began abusing drugs.
Who claims Elvis abused drugs while in the Army?
Are you asserting that Elvis abused drugs from the time his mother passed away until his death? Because if not, your entire theory falls apart. If so, has anyone who knew Elvis ever said that he abused drugs as a result of his mother's passing?
There is simply no evidence to support your claims.
I've met Joe Esposito and found him to be an assh*le.

Again, you take too much of what Joe doesn't say as valid evidence.

It is because Esposito changed his story so many times.

Lamar Fike and Red West actually knew Gladys.

Elvis wasn't going to tell his army buddies that he was on pills.

He certainly wasn't talking to grown men about his mother.

How would Esposito know?

I still think that Gladys death caused Elvis's lifelong addiction.

That is how I read it.

Elvis did not take her death well and he was never the same again.
Jim

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#7704 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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I've met Joe Esposito and found him to be an assh*le.
Again, you take too much of what Joe doesn't say as valid evidence.
It is because Esposito changed his story so many times.
Lamar Fike and Red West actually knew Gladys.
Elvis wasn't going to tell his army buddies that he was on pills.
He certainly wasn't talking to grown men about his mother.
How would Esposito know?
I still think that Gladys death caused Elvis's lifelong addiction.
That is how I read it.
Elvis did not take her death well and he was never the same again.
Your personal opinion of Joe Esposito is irrelevant to Elvis's personal life. It's understood that Elvis did not take his mother's death well, but what evidence do you have that her death caused Elvis to become a drug addict? You have none! Esposito was there, you weren't. You still haven't stated where you're getting your information from as far as your theory or some author's theory that Elvis became a drug addict as a result of his mother's death. It is one thing to take drugs, but another thing to call someone a drug addict. Again, your whole premise is that Elvis became a drug addict as a result of his mother's death--Right? For some reason you don't like to answer specific questions; instead, you personally attack Joe Esposito and his credibility.

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#7705 Feb 15, 2013
Jim wrote:
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Your personal opinion of Joe Esposito is irrelevant to Elvis's personal life. It's understood that Elvis did not take his mother's death well, but what evidence do you have that her death caused Elvis to become a drug addict? You have none! Esposito was there, you weren't. You still haven't stated where you're getting your information from as far as your theory or some author's theory that Elvis became a drug addict as a result of his mother's death. It is one thing to take drugs, but another thing to call someone a drug addict. Again, your whole premise is that Elvis became a drug addict as a result of his mother's death--Right? For some reason you don't like to answer specific questions; instead, you personally attack Joe Esposito and his credibility.
I didn't personally attack Joe Esposito but the dude is as assh*le.

He never had any credibility because changes his stories.

He first claimed that Elvis was found in bed.

Then he had to go into details on how Elvis died in the bathroom.

He should've kept his mouth shut.

He did not know Gladys or did he know Elvis in the fifties.

Elvis jumped on Glady's coffin as they lowered it into ground.

He had to be sedated.

Pain wasn't something Elvis liked and drugs numbed the pain.

He liked the feeling of being high and liked being asleep quickly.

In my opinion, that is how it started with the lost of his mom.

In all my years as an Elvis fan, I see no evidence before that.

Drug addicts always increase their drug intake under stress.

And periods of Elvis's life certainly supports that.

Anyway, I know that Elvis wanted his mom to have everything.

He loved her very much and had to go though life without her.

It was guilt and anger about him not being there all the time.

Elvis blamed himself. He certainly didn't blame his mother.

He was very self destructive and stubborn.

He knew he was bound to die.

But he handled his pain and drug addiction brilliantly.

Elvis never talked about his mother from the stage with his fans.

He didn't talk about his mom to Joe Esposito.

How would he know what Elvis really felt?

Elvis was a man and he didn't spill out his guts like a woman.

He kept it inside and Glady's death never left him.

He never healed properly.

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#7706 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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I didn't personally attack Joe Esposito but the dude is as assh*le.
He never had any credibility because changes his stories.
He first claimed that Elvis was found in bed.
Then he had to go into details on how Elvis died in the bathroom.
He should've kept his mouth shut.
He did not know Gladys or did he know Elvis in the fifties.
Elvis jumped on Glady's coffin as they lowered it into ground.
He had to be sedated.
Pain wasn't something Elvis liked and drugs numbed the pain.
He liked the feeling of being high and liked being asleep quickly.
In my opinion, that is how it started with the lost of his mom.
In all my years as an Elvis fan, I see no evidence before that.
Drug addicts always increase their drug intake under stress.
And periods of Elvis's life certainly supports that.
Anyway, I know that Elvis wanted his mom to have everything.
He loved her very much and had to go though life without her.
It was guilt and anger about him not being there all the time.
Elvis blamed himself. He certainly didn't blame his mother.
He was very self destructive and stubborn.
He knew he was bound to die.
But he handled his pain and drug addiction brilliantly.
Elvis never talked about his mother from the stage with his fans.
He didn't talk about his mom to Joe Esposito.
How would he know what Elvis really felt?
Elvis was a man and he didn't spill out his guts like a woman.
He kept it inside and Glady's death never left him.
He never healed properly.
So you think calling someone an "assh*le" is not a personal attack. I think this is where it's becomes obvious you have a screw loose.

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#7707 Feb 15, 2013
Octopus Do you think maybe you might of got wrong impression of Joe Esposito ? Sometimes you come across as opinionated ,crude and mean spirited! Once people get to know you they see some very nice qualities too!=)

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#7708 Feb 15, 2013
Xcaliber wrote:
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So you think calling someone an "assh*le" is not a personal attack. I think this is where it's becomes obvious you have a screw loose.
I've actually met Joe Esposito and thought he was an assh*le.

It doesn't exactly mean that I have a screw loose.

The dude was smug and obnoxious. That was my take on him.

I'm not attacking him saying that I want him dead or anything.

There are a lot of assh*les in the world and Joe Esposito is one.

The dude simply uses his association with Elvis for profit.

He really has nothing new to say because he changes his stories.

Whatever.

I've met a few Elvis's musicians and friends and they were decent.

Joe Esposito wasn't.

I had the misfortune to be in the same room with Dr Nick.

I totally ignored the old bastard and walked out on him.
King Elvis

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#7709 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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I've actually met Joe Esposito and thought he was an assh*le.
Sonny West told me the same thing when I met him about Joe.

None of the guys liked him ever, and no one trusted him.

He wasn't Southern, for a start. They just didn't like the boy from Chicago.

Diamond Joe, my ass.

I wouldn't trust him as far as I could spit.

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#7710 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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I've actually met Joe Esposito and thought he was an assh*le.
Once again, you personally attack him.

And the facts are: He was there--You weren't!

And once again you have failed to site sources for your conjecture.

Now, who's the real "assh*le".

Hint: Look in the mirror!

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#7711 Feb 15, 2013
jim - wrote:
Octopus Do you think maybe you might of got wrong impression of Joe Esposito ? Sometimes you come across as opinionated ,crude and mean spirited! Once people get to know you they see some very nice qualities too!=)
I don't hate Joe Esposito, Jim.

I even had my picture taken with him.

He was not too friendly like he was a tyrant.

The Sweet Inspirations, Glen Hardin, DJ Fontana, Lisa Marie...

All nicer than Joe Esposito.

It must be his personality that I did not care for.

He was rude to all the Elvis fans, not with me personally.

I've met Jerry Schilling also at the Memphis airport.

He was with George Klein and I ignored George completely.

Who says that I have to like everybody?

Yes, I'm crude and opinionated at times.

But I'm glad that you see that I can be nice also.

It is cool that you like the rare Elvis CD's I've sent you.

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#7712 Feb 15, 2013
Xcaliber wrote:
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Once again, you personally attack him.
And the facts are: He was there--You weren't!
And once again you have failed to site sources for your conjecture.
Now, who's the real "assh*le".
Hint: Look in the mirror!
What sources would I site for my opinion?

Again, what would Joe Esposito know about Elvis and Gladys?

He was not there.

My opinions are based on Elvis's behavior at Gladys funeral.

Where is your evidence that Elvis did drugs before that?

Joe Esposito?

The same guy that changes his stories every ten years?

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#7713 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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What sources would I site for my opinion?
Again, what would Joe Esposito know about Elvis and Gladys?
He was not there.
My opinions are based on Elvis's behavior at Gladys funeral.
Where is your evidence that Elvis did drugs before that?
Joe Esposito?
The same guy that changes his stories every ten years?
Joe would know a lot more than you.

What are your sources for the 4th time?

Answer: Yourself. lol!

Also, this is not about Elvis and Glayds--This is about your accusation that Elvis immediately became a drug abuser after his mother dies, which you have failed to substantiate.

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#7714 Feb 15, 2013
King Elvis wrote:
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Sonny West told me the same thing when I met him about Joe.
None of the guys liked him ever, and no one trusted him.
He wasn't Southern, for a start. They just didn't like the boy from Chicago.
Diamond Joe, my ass.
I wouldn't trust him as far as I could spit.
Joe Esposito is a compulsive liar and very sneaky.

I'd bet he gave information to Col Parker behind Elvis's back.

I sensed something not right with Joe Esposito.

Like he knows something and is holding it back.

That is why he keeps changing his stories.

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#7715 Feb 15, 2013
octo wrote:
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I didn't personally attack Joe Esposito but the dude is as assh*le.
He never had any credibility because changes his stories.
He first claimed that Elvis was found in bed.
Then he had to go into details on how Elvis died in the bathroom.
He should've kept his mouth shut.
He did not know Gladys or did he know Elvis in the fifties.
Elvis jumped on Glady's coffin as they lowered it into ground.
He had to be sedated.
Pain wasn't something Elvis liked and drugs numbed the pain.
He liked the feeling of being high and liked being asleep quickly.
In my opinion, that is how it started with the lost of his mom.
In all my years as an Elvis fan, I see no evidence before that.
Drug addicts always increase their drug intake under stress.
And periods of Elvis's life certainly supports that.
Anyway, I know that Elvis wanted his mom to have everything.
He loved her very much and had to go though life without her.
It was guilt and anger about him not being there all the time.
Elvis blamed himself. He certainly didn't blame his mother.
He was very self destructive and stubborn.
He knew he was bound to die.
But he handled his pain and drug addiction brilliantly.
Elvis never talked about his mother from the stage with his fans.
He didn't talk about his mom to Joe Esposito.
How would he know what Elvis really felt?
Elvis was a man and he didn't spill out his guts like a woman.
He kept it inside and Glady's death never left him.
He never healed properly.
Again, no sources. You haven't cited one source who has said that Elvis became drug addicted because of his mother's death. Can you name one?! Hello!!

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