linda thompson and david briggs

linda thompson and david briggs

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becky

Courtice, Canada

#1 Feb 16, 2008
does naybody know when linda and david briggs started there romance?? I saw somewhere that it was before she left elvis??
becky

Courtice, Canada

#2 Feb 16, 2008
Anybody oops
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#3 Feb 16, 2008
becky wrote:
does naybody know when linda and david briggs started there romance?? I saw somewhere that it was before she left elvis??
IM PRETTY SURE IT STARTED BEFORE SHE LEFT ELVIS. I DONT KNOW IF ELVIS KNEW OR NOT THOUGH.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#4 Feb 16, 2008
From a interview with Linda...

"*Was there anyone in particular that you were able to share the difficult times with? David Brigg's (Elvis' piano player at the time) became a close friend didn't he?*

Actually, we shared a romantic relationship for over two and a half years and we remain friends as well. You see, in all honesty, there was no way of really meeting anybody. It was Elvis' world and we lived this kind of reversed life where we were awake all night and asleep all day. I was around the same people all the time so it was natural that when I left, a gravitated to someone who I had been close to and shared things with. We both had a common love of Elvis too. We both loved him very much and found it sad to watch him self-destruct."

http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_lin...
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I asked the same question as the topic of this post at allexperts awhile back.... since I had heard the same from a friend years ago that was close to a few of the MM....and here is the reply I got.

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Question
QUESTION: I have heard that Linda Thompson actually started her romance with ELVIS' piano player David Briggs before she left Graceland. Is that true?

Yes, that is true. When Elvis found out that they were having an affair, he walked out on stage one night and literally unplugged David Brigg's keyboard.
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#5 Feb 16, 2008
TCB-girl wrote:
From a interview with Linda...
"*Was there anyone in particular that you were able to share the difficult times with? David Brigg's (Elvis' piano player at the time) became a close friend didn't he?*
Actually, we shared a romantic relationship for over two and a half years and we remain friends as well. You see, in all honesty, there was no way of really meeting anybody. It was Elvis' world and we lived this kind of reversed life where we were awake all night and asleep all day. I was around the same people all the time so it was natural that when I left, a gravitated to someone who I had been close to and shared things with. We both had a common love of Elvis too. We both loved him very much and found it sad to watch him self-destruct."
http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_lin...
__________
I asked the same question as the topic of this post at allexperts awhile back.... since I had heard the same from a friend years ago that was close to a few of the MM....and here is the reply I got.
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Question
QUESTION: I have heard that Linda Thompson actually started her romance with ELVIS' piano player David Briggs before she left Graceland. Is that true?
Yes, that is true. When Elvis found out that they were having an affair, he walked out on stage one night and literally unplugged David Brigg's keyboard.
LOL THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNNY TO SEE.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#6 Feb 16, 2008
EP4LYF wrote:
<quoted text>LOL THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNNY TO SEE.
I think it took a lot to get the good natured fellow mad...but if Elvis was mad at you...he had quite the temper from all I have ever heard or read.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#7 Feb 16, 2008
IMO
I still haven't been able to find anything really concrete for an actually date the romance of L.T. and D.B. started. I sincerely believe that their romantic "interest" in each other (at very least)... started before she packed her bags at Graceland.
becky

Courtice, Canada

#8 Feb 16, 2008
TCB-girl wrote:
IMO
I still haven't been able to find anything really concrete for an actually date the romance of L.T. and D.B. started. I sincerely believe that their romantic "interest" in each other (at very least)... started before she packed her bags at Graceland.
yes carole l think that too. Why is it that every woman except ann found other men after being with elvis for awhile. Couldn' they see elvis was elvis and loved him the way he was and undertood him better. I feel that linda left only cause of the simple reason she was carring around with david and elvis became to know about it.Elvis didn't bug girlfriends houses so me thinks that elvis wanted linda gone and not that linda left.
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#9 Feb 16, 2008
becky wrote:
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yes carole l think that too. Why is it that every woman except ann found other men after being with elvis for awhile. Couldn' they see elvis was elvis and loved him the way he was and undertood him better. I feel that linda left only cause of the simple reason she was carring around with david and elvis became to know about it.Elvis didn't bug girlfriends houses so me thinks that elvis wanted linda gone and not that linda left.
I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT BECKY. IF ELVIS NEW ABOUT DAVID THEN I COULD SEE HIM WANTING TO GET RID OF HER. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALL SHE DID WAS SPEND ELVIS' MONEY BY GOING SHOPPING.
becky

Courtice, Canada

#10 Feb 16, 2008
EP4LYF wrote:
<quoted text>I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT BECKY. IF ELVIS NEW ABOUT DAVID THEN I COULD SEE HIM WANTING TO GET RID OF HER. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALL SHE DID WAS SPEND ELVIS' MONEY BY GOING SHOPPING.
it just seems odd that elvis would buy linda a house not long after them going separte ways. Linda was great at spending elvis money, just before they broke up she really went a bit nuts.

sorry for my typo erros in my above post. forgot to proof read, lol
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#11 Feb 16, 2008
becky wrote:
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it just seems odd that elvis would buy linda a house not long after them going separte ways. Linda was great at spending elvis money, just before they broke up she really went a bit nuts.
sorry for my typo erros in my above post. forgot to proof read, lol
DID LINDA STILL HAVE CONTACT WITH ELVIS BEFORE HE DIED? IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT LINDA WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT LISA RANG AND NOT PRISILLA ON THE DAY ELVIS DIED. SO MAYBE THEY DID HAVE CONTACT.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#12 Feb 16, 2008
EP4LYF wrote:
<quoted text>DID LINDA STILL HAVE CONTACT WITH ELVIS BEFORE HE DIED? IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT LINDA WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT LISA RANG AND NOT PRISILLA ON THE DAY ELVIS DIED. SO MAYBE THEY DID HAVE CONTACT.
I have read in one of her interviews that she called and checked up on him (with the help, family, or MM???) a couple times after the breakup. In the interview (link below) she says she wrote him a letter in November 76 before Christmas... but it does not mention any other contact after the breakup and before the day he died in August of 77.

http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_lin...
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#13 Feb 16, 2008
TCB-girl wrote:
<quoted text>
I have read in one of her interviews that she called and checked up on him (with the help, family, or MM???) a couple times after the breakup. In the interview (link below) she says she wrote him a letter in November 76 before Christmas... but it does not mention any other contact after the breakup and before the day he died in August of 77.
http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_lin...
I THINK HER BROTHER SAM WAS STILL WORKING FOR ELVIS SO MAYBE SHE KEPT IN CONTACT THAT WAY TOO.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#14 Feb 16, 2008
EP4LYF wrote:
<quoted text>I THINK HER BROTHER SAM WAS STILL WORKING FOR ELVIS SO MAYBE SHE KEPT IN CONTACT THAT WAY TOO.
Yes, You are probably right...I forgot about Sam.
samantha kaye

AOL

#15 Feb 17, 2008
EP4LYF wrote:
<quoted text>I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT BECKY. IF ELVIS NEW ABOUT DAVID THEN I COULD SEE HIM WANTING TO GET RID OF HER. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALL SHE DID WAS SPEND ELVIS' MONEY BY GOING SHOPPING.
i agree. the maids even said how vans would pull up to the house loaded with clothing not to mention the money she charged when they broke up. don't really think she left him anyway..bet it was the other way around..read where she wanted the hollywood life anyway and don't think he wanted that in someone. you can tell by the clothing she is wearing in most of their photos together.. looks like she was always wanting to be noticed.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#16 Feb 17, 2008
samantha kaye wrote:
<quoted text> i agree. the maids even said how vans would pull up to the house loaded with clothing not to mention the money she charged when they broke up. don't really think she left him anyway..bet it was the other way around..read where she wanted the hollywood life anyway and don't think he wanted that in someone. you can tell by the clothing she is wearing in most of their photos together.. looks like she was always wanting to be noticed.
To be fair to Linda...When Elvis brought her to Vegas she said in one of the interviews that all she had fancy to wear were the type gowns she wore in her pagent contest. Elvis sent her to a shop in Vegas where "to be noticed" type clothing was sold (can't remember the name of the shop off the top of my head) so Elvis liked to show off his girl friend a bit, I believe.
charla

Tyler, TX

#17 Feb 17, 2008
I too think she wanted to be noticed, and loved to shop for clothes!:) just by looking at the pictures of her, I get that feeling, I know I put alot of links in my posts, but i'd hate for someone who was interested in any of it not to see them... I bet everyone here's seen most of it anyway since they're fans of Elvis too.
so here's her interview with Larry King, where she says Elvis "helped her out'' when they went their seperate ways; that he had another girl on another floor of the hotel and that she knew this. So from the outside looking in I bet he also wahttp://www.kki.pl/elvisal/in terview_with_linda_thompson.ht mnted to end the relationship,probably.
in another thread on this forum, someone had put a link up to a 'rare elvis' site, and it has great pictures, alot of her (and all her nice clothes!) She was a beauty queen though...into pageants. And from what we know yes Elvis did like to show off his girlfriend, let them get hair done/nails, the best clothes...he just loved to give,was so generous (not just with girlfreinds of course.) I keep finding different things he did to help others and am amazed, he was a great great person.
charla

Tyler, TX

#18 Feb 17, 2008
http://www.kki.pl/elvisal/interview_with_lind...
sorry , this is what I was trying to put above :)

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#19 Feb 17, 2008
IMO
Thanks Charla. I don't disagree at all with you.
Linda liked nice things and even after Elvis...she has always moved in circles to keep celebrity and nice things coming her way.:)

Even though I see a lot of these links as I am an Elvis nutcake and search the net for anything Elvis,:).... many will enjoy the links you offer up.... so don't be shy about it.:)
queenie

Colwyn Bay, UK

#20 Jun 30, 2009
for anybody who hasn't alread done so, you can send Linda a friend request on Facebook and once accepted you can see the photos she has uploaded - some with Elvis and many recent ones

How is she so wealthy?

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