The Colonel wasted no time getting Vernon to sign a contract that wasn't in his best interest.<quoted text>Yeah you're probably right about Elvis not knowing. If he had known, he probably would have fired him, because he wouldn't have been able to trust him. I bet Elvis was turning over in his grave, if he could see what that a**hole was doing with his music after he passed away. It still puzzles me how he gained so much control over Elvis's music. When Elvis died, that should've ended any control he had, over Elvis's music.
Vernon Presley died in 1979.
By 1980, Priscilla sued Tom Parker and he had to pay the estate only five million or some other ridiculously low amount. But what it did do was it stated that Parker had no rights to Elvis's name and image anymore. The dude was a crook. I wish Elvis had fired him but he accepted Parker's management agreements.