JFK Assassination
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Ben

Ringsted, Denmark

#1 Nov 8, 2011
Is there any info on Elvis reaction to the JFK killing?
In the book, Elvis Day by Day, it only say he was watching the news together with Ann-Margret at his Perugia Way home...

AJR

Burlington, IA

#2 Nov 8, 2011
I have NOT read this book:

http://www.jfkmontreal.com/john_lennon/Chapte...

Billy Stanley, revealed Elvis’s preoccupation with Kennedy’s murder in a 1989 book, Elvis, My Brother, by Billy Stanley and George Erikson. The following is an excerpt:

Elvis, like any major entertainer or politician, had a deep-seated fear of assassination. The Sharon Tate murders had happened very close to Elvis’s Trousdale Estates house in 1969. Afterward Elvis had told me, "Man, that could have been me. That could have been you. That could have been my family!" He was obsessed with John F. Kennedy’s assassination; he had videotaped the Zapruder film of the event and watched it for hours and hours, speculating about what really happened. He was shocked by the Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, crying, "Oh man, when is this thing going to end?" The fear that some lone madman, hidden in crowds of thousands of fans, would find him an easy target was one that he would have to overcome every time he walked onto a stage.19
AJR

Burlington, IA

#3 Nov 8, 2011
http://www.jfkmontreal.com/john_lennon/Chapte...
I DID read Alana Nash book about Col. Parker :

Elvis reportedly believed Lee Harvey Oswald did not murder President Kennedy. He also believed and Robert Kennedy’s death was the result of a conspiracy. The following is an excerpt from The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, by Alanna Nash:

The upbeat mood was shattered barely three days later when Robert Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles. His murder threw Elvis into an emotional spiral. Already a conspiracy theorist—reinforced, perhaps, by the Colonel’s Sam Cooke story—Elvis showed [Steve] Binder* that he was "quite well read" on the subject. "He told me all the books to read—he was convinced it was not Oswald who killed [John] Kennedy, and he was obsessed with the plot to assassinate RFK."20

Elvis died on August 16, 1977, while the House Select Committee on Assassinations was underway. The Committee’s primary objective was to re-investigate the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
Adam

Hayes, UK

#4 Nov 8, 2011
Hello AJR, Ben
I've been reading your posts here, I would like to invite you to some other forum, your opinions n discussions would be an asset there, I really hope you join me there, what do you think?
Ben

Ringsted, Denmark

#5 Nov 8, 2011
Thanks AJR.- interesting read. It seems Elvis like many others were fascinated with what really happened that day in Dallas. Not surprising he must have thought about this...and probably also if some madman in a crowd would do the same to him.
Maybe Col. Parker used the Sam Cooke story to keep Elvis in control.- or others try to take advantage of the situation..
http://www.elvicities.com/~epmfiles/bookselvi...

But Elvis also said he would not let that get in the way to perform.
Still, it seems Elvis did get caught up in this whole conspiracy about the JFK killing which still is a hot topic for many today.
l wonder if it is true that he videotaped the Zapruder film 'cus there would not be a VCR to play it on back then...hmmm

It's also interesting to hear that after they took Kennedy to the hospital they first said He was still alive, it just goes to show that conflicting information can happen even to a high profile death.
AJR

Burlington, IA

#6 Nov 8, 2011
I think much of the time when high profile deaths occur, there's conflicting information. Besides the shock & denial ,there always seems to be people not sure just how many details are to be made public. So, conspiracy theories occur.

I'm sure most of us would have been more cautious as a public figure after these deaths occured. So the stories energed that Elvis started wearing a bullet proof vest.

As to the Zapruder film...even I had tapes back then I could watch on a home screen. Mine were mostly family things though....;}

Adam: Depends on what kind of forum you have in mind. I'm kinda partial to trying to find truthful answers, not speculation. Don't like name-calling , fussing & fighting that goes on at most of these places either. Everyone needs to make up their own minds on things.Since all of this is in the past; it shouldn't affect anyones lives today, IMO. Elvis just was/is a fascinating person...:}

nina

Canada

#7 Nov 8, 2011
Elvis had early VCRs - which means video cassette recorder

as opposed to the VHS or Beta format ones specifically.

The tapes Elvis would have had were the one inch video machines that tv studios used to record broadcast programs.

that's why we have footage of live tv - they would record it via camera pointed at a monitor and recording to a one inch tape machine.
Adam

Hayes, UK

#8 Nov 8, 2011
hostility n fighting are an every Elvis forum trademark :) I can see you are handling a couple of bullies here very well, that other site is in peace now, a bit slow for recovery :), in addition it has some self-controlling tools for harassment, like deleting the post/profile you n others see it had caused bickering..
the site has lots of potentials, Elvis Memorial wall, Chat lobby, discussion board, photos, videos, youtube...everything.
here is the link:

http://www.elviscommunity.com/service/display...

and Nina, gracelandgroupies n all others please come and join , I am an old member there,I see all of you will be an asset and I'm positive you will enjoy the site.
AJR

Burlington, IA

#9 Nov 8, 2011
Adam : You have a point ; in that every Elvis forum I've been on has their share of "fights." It's why a few of us made our own private forum so we could talk . Helps when you're the one "in control".....;} I think a couple of people I know visit Elvis Community occasionally. Am trying to get part of a book scanned to show some friends. Will wander over there when I can. TY, TYVM ...:}

I don't mind discussion. Just not into debate ,as some call it. IMO, there's nothing to debate . You can take what's said by someone or go find your own credible proof...for others to believe or not.
No reason to argue IMO, as Elvis isn't here to tell us himself. And he might stretch it himself on occasion if he were.....;}
GRACELANDGROUPIE

Siloam Springs, AR

#10 Nov 8, 2011
Adam wrote:
hostility n fighting are an every Elvis forum trademark :) I can see you are handling a couple of bullies here very well, that other site is in peace now, a bit slow for recovery :), in addition it has some self-controlling tools for harassment, like deleting the post/profile you n others see it had caused bickering..
the site has lots of potentials, Elvis Memorial wall, Chat lobby, discussion board, photos, videos, youtube...everything.
here is the link:
http://www.elviscommunity.com/service/display...
and Nina, gracelandgroupies n all others please come and join , I am an old member there,I see all of you will be an asset and I'm positive you will enjoy the site.
tHANKS I JUST MIGHT DO THAT!

Since: Mar 11

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#11 Nov 8, 2011
Alanna Nash is, as always, full of crap.

Elvis never discussed the JFK conspiracy, and indeed hated Oswald for what he did.

What he did ALONE.
AJR

Burlington, IA

#12 Nov 9, 2011
It would be ignorance on the part of anyone to think Elvis wasn't affected by Kennedy's assassination.Most of the world was, especially here in the US. I remember it well & was in school at the time. We were all sent home & watched the funeral etc. on TV.And yes, it was in conversation for a very long time.
Did it make Elvis realize he was more vulnerable to being killed himself? No idea, but any public personality would have thought of the possibility I'm sure.

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Nov 9, 2011
I didn't say he wasn't affected. Clearly he was.

But he never fell for the whole conspiracy crap.

The Warren Commission got it right the first time - one man, one gun, alone.
nina

Canada

#14 Nov 9, 2011
Presley Fan wrote:
I didn't say he wasn't affected. Clearly he was.
But he never fell for the whole conspiracy crap.
The Warren Commission got it right the first time - one man, one gun, alone.
Elvis was too smart to get involved in scientology too
Ben

Ringsted, Denmark

#15 Nov 9, 2011
Presley Fan wrote:
I didn't say he wasn't affected. Clearly he was.
But he never fell for the whole conspiracy crap.
The Warren Commission got it right the first time - one man, one gun, alone.
I don't believe that. The head shot came from the front. Oswall could not have made all those shots that quickly.
Texas Governor John Connally and his wife said they heard two shots which were fired almost at the same time.You can not reload that quickly.
I believe there were 4 shots.
One that missed the car.(The shot Connally heard)
One, that got both kennedy and Connally from behind
Then two shots almost fired at the same time hitting Kennedy in the head..the famous, back and to the left, back and to the left quote from the JFK movie.
Anyway we will probably never know for sure...there has been too many stories about that day.
Ben

Ringsted, Denmark

#16 Nov 9, 2011
Presley Fan wrote:
Alanna Nash is, as always, full of crap.
Elvis never discussed the JFK conspiracy, and indeed hated Oswald for what he did.
What he did ALONE.
Was it not Alanna Nash who wrote that Col Parker left his country 'cus he was involed in a murder? or some BS like that?

Yar' Elvis like many others must have hated Oswald back then....but even so I can't really see him as a conspiracy guy.
Ben

Ringsted, Denmark

#17 Nov 9, 2011
AJR wrote:
I think much of the time when high profile deaths occur, there's conflicting information. Besides the shock & denial ,there always seems to be people not sure just how many details are to be made public. So, conspiracy theories occur.
Agree...there are many similarities with the day Elvis died. And thats why some will look closely at everything that happened to find somthing that don't add up and think they are hiding something. E.g like he didn't die ect...

Since: Mar 11

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#18 Nov 9, 2011
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>
Was it not Alanna Nash who wrote that Col Parker left his country 'cus he was involed in a murder? or some BS like that?
yes.

Total rubbish.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#19 Nov 9, 2011
Ben wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe that. The head shot came from the front. Oswall could not have made all those shots that quickly.
Texas Governor John Connally and his wife said they heard two shots which were fired almost at the same time.You can not reload that quickly.
I believe there were 4 shots.
One that missed the car.(The shot Connally heard)
One, that got both kennedy and Connally from behind
Then two shots almost fired at the same time hitting Kennedy in the head..the famous, back and to the left, back and to the left quote from the JFK movie.
Anyway we will probably never know for sure...there has been too many stories about that day.
You have fallen for all the conspiracy BS.

Each and every one of the theories has been tested and dismissed.

Google Penn and Teller BULLS**T JFK for details.
AJR

Burlington, IA

#20 Nov 10, 2011
Penn & Teller :Libertarian BS ......;}

"Bullshit! isn't journalism, exactly. The show is one-sided by design: P&T's field interviewers rarely confront their subjects with the evidence against them."

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