Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

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Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby Colin B » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm

1st August:

It was 43-years-ago today that the book: Elvis - What Happened ? was released in the US in 1977.

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He hardly had time to read it...
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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby Juan Luis » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:15 pm

I think he got hold of advance transcripts of some of it. And since May or June, it was already starting to get serialized on a tabloid. His mind must of been in a dark place, the body soon followed.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby The Swamp Fox » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 am

I still have my original copy.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby STEVE MORSE » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:11 pm

The Swamp Fox wrote:I still have my original copy.


But, is it an original . . . or a copy ? :lol:

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby colinc1968 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:02 pm

I've got an original copy

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby The Swamp Fox » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:39 pm

STEVE MORSE wrote:
The Swamp Fox wrote:I still have my original copy.


But, is it an original . . . or a copy ? :lol:

Original. I got it from my elderly neighbor when I was a boy, in the 70s.


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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby cadillac-elvis » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:56 pm

At the time, I wasn't into books or even Elvis books.
I was more about the music so it was off my radar.
I never got it til a few years later around 1980.
At the time , I was oblivious to the timing
and relevance of the book.
I still think had there been no book, there
quite possibly have been no death.
I think the over all stress he was going under at the time
facing his fans for the first time with fans knowing the man
way behind the image, put a strain on him, and he took more meds than he might have otherwise.


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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby Hard Rocker » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:29 pm

The biggest problem with the book was that it came 4 years too late.


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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby Lou A. » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:26 am

Very disturbing at the time to a long time Elvis fan unacquainted with the allegations In the book.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby elvis-fan » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:27 pm

cadillac-elvis wrote:
I still think had there been no book, there
quite possibly have been no death.

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Elvis' body and drug habit were already too far gone to make that claim. There had already been several close calls... this time no one was around to save him.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby John » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:53 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
cadillac-elvis wrote:
I still think had there been no book, there
quite possibly have been no death.

.
Elvis' body and drug habit were already too far gone to make that claim. There had already been several close calls... this time no one was around to save him.

I think that even if Ginger had got to the bathroom really quickly, she would have been too late.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby Colin B » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:13 pm

cadillac-elvis wrote: I still think had there been no book, there quite possibly have been no death.
elvis-fan wrote:.
Elvis' body and drug habit were already too far gone to make that claim.
There had already been several close calls... this time no one was around to save him.
John wrote:I think that even if Ginger had got to the bathroom really quickly, she would have been too late.


Agreed, it was a fatality waiting to happen...
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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby cadillac-elvis » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:34 pm

John wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
cadillac-elvis wrote:
I still think had there been no book, there
quite possibly have been no death.

.
Elvis' body and drug habit were already too far gone to make that claim. There had already been several close calls... this time no one was around to save him.

I think that even if Ginger had got to the bathroom really quickly, she would have been too late.


I've been thinking of this recently and the way Ginger tells it is that he wanted to go to the bathroom to read.

Did he often go to the bathroom to read before sleeping? Or was this a one off thing?

Linda Thompson would know this as well.

Was this the only time he ever went to the bathroom to read?

I wonder if this was a pattern and so Ginger thought no big deal.

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Re: Anniversary - Elvis - What Happened ?

Postby John » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:44 pm

cadillac-elvis wrote:
John wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
cadillac-elvis wrote:
I still think had there been no book, there
quite possibly have been no death.

.
Elvis' body and drug habit were already too far gone to make that claim. There had already been several close calls... this time no one was around to save him.

I think that even if Ginger had got to the bathroom really quickly, she would have been too late.


I've been thinking of this recently and the way Ginger tells it is that he wanted to go to the bathroom to read.

Did he often go to the bathroom to read before sleeping? Or was this a one off thing?

Linda Thompson would know this as well.

Was this the only time he ever went to the bathroom to read?

I wonder if this was a pattern and so Ginger thought no big deal.

I don't know. It's years since I've read about any of that stuff.


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