Murdoch can be considered the person who pushed Elvis Presley into suicide.
Elvis Presley saw Nick Adams as one of the cast of Rebel Without a Cause
they were friends until Nick Adams death in the middle 1960s
became the biggest living star while Adams fell from movies to TV and
eventually, he was one of the first to go to Japan to make Godzilla
what’s left? Bisexuality
Nick Adams – Rebel Without a Cause to American in Godzilla Movies
Nick Adams daughter – published Nick Adams memoir of Elvis, which he would have used the typewriter given to him by James Dean
an item that was missing from the house when Adams body was found.
I have been really curious to get this book, since it might explain a gap in the Elvis cannon.
Elvis having had the rumored affair with Nick Adams makes sense. The James Dean worship and I expect that Elvis – once the terror of girls to the point that they teased each other with taunts of “Elvis likes you”.
it makes sense that sexuality is a multi coded sequence and that expression of same is a product of the nature of nurture and the nurture in the nature.
So Elvis, being a sensualist and an emotive amplifer – makes sense that he would be bisexual – and given the stories shared by the memphis mafia in trying to make Elvis to be the pervert… well. they were the ones doing what he said. it was a group effort.
and every Memphis Mafia member, no matter what lurid stories they did publish always said that there was more they would take to their graves, as if it was not obvious. eh.
this expanded paperback oversized edition of The Rebel and the King.
It was smaller than I expected given the size of the hardcover.
The image quality is exceptionally poor and there are a pitiful number in the book, compared the photos taken by Nick Adams – and the matter of the film footage he took of Elvis at the Tupelo concert.
Anyway. it was limited to the 1956 year of Nick Adams’ diary.
Focusing on the Natalie Wood publicity date and the Tupelo Homecoming concert – and nothing less than a sentimental testimonial to the Goodness of Elvis. Including that knowing Elvis had made Nick a better person.
It was a sentimental essay by Nick Adams, who also wrote for gossip and more lurid magazines about his hollywood scene.
this was a well known image of Nick and Elvis from Memphis
It was a more touching story about a daughter coming to grips with her Father, his desperation for fame and how close he came to it.
That he was a capable actor, who went from bit parts to supporting roles, fell from movies to television, then, the Oscar Incident and his final career of Japanese Schlock Horror – which naturally are cult classics.
Nick Adams died of a drug overdose within days of the birth of Lisa Marie to Elvis and Priscilla.
Anyway, the book is low quality printing with spelling errors, and even the cover is a lower quality image than the hardcover.
Recommended for: a very sentimental and unique view into the Audubon Drive Memphis, the home the teenager bought for his parents.
Before becoming too famous and moving out of the City to the estate known as Graceland.
consider all the celebs who trashed hotel rooms or even hotel floors.
The Cotton Club. For over forty years the Cotton Club stood as the most influential and diverse performance venue in the region.
It was once the only profitable venue for a band to stop between Dallas and Los Angeles.
The club/dance hall was actually in the city of Slaton, located in
the Southeast part of Lubbock County about 15 miles outside of Lubbock
on Highway 84. It was owned and operated by Lubbock native Ralph Lowe
and his family and according to the book Rockin Across Texas by Stanley
Oberst, the club booked the best talent that waltzed through West Texas
from Bob Wills to Harry James.
The Cotton Club was unique because of its blindness to race, color and
musical genre, presenting artists such as Little Richard, Elvis, and
Willie Nelson among many others.
Some of the earliest film footage of Elvis was shot there of this
performance and backstage by local, Ben Hall. Ben would later write
‘Blue Days, Black Nights’, one of the first songs recorded by Buddy
Holly in Nashville after he signed with Decca and subsequently his first
release. On later dates Ben also shot backstage film footage there of
Buddy, Sonny Curtis, Don Guess, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
Ralph Lowe’s daughter, Pat, would go to the club after school and fix
sandwiches for the night’s patrons. She would also let Buddy Holly, Mac
Davis and others slip in thru kitchen to see Elvis perform.
One time Elvis was entertaining her and they played Tic/Tac/Toe on
one of the white tablecloths. Ralph, the owner got angry, had it washed,
and then took .75 cents from Elvis’ check that night for the
scottymoore.net/lubbock.htmlHe would later recall that he “eventually got to meet Elvis in Lubbock. … Billboard columnist Ren Grevatt that “without Elvis Presley none of us would have made it. … Elvis, Scotty and Bill returned to Lubbock and performed at The Cotton Club.
“Miracle of the Rosary” is truly miraculous in its own way, in the fact that it was published at all. Doubly so that it was recorded by Elvis – the only song about the Rosary to ever be recorded by a major artist and released on a major label. It is also a bit of a miracle Elvis remembered it for over a decade, after hearing it only once. And it is miraculous and mysterious that two Pentecostal boys felt called to record a song about one of the most sacred Catholic devotions and sacramentals.
EIN: Chris, please tell us the Chris Matthews story, your background etc.
I am Australian and 54 years old. For most of my working life I have
been a watercolour artist. I have also had a long time interest in
writing. My first novel, Al Jazzar, ( a spy thriller set in Israel and
Jordan ) won a major Australian literary prize and was published in
EIN: How would you describe your three books about Elvis?
CM: THE NAME CODE books are unlike any other books ever written about Elvis Presley.
number of authors over the last thirty years have commented on or made
investigations into the messianic and religious imagery that has become
increasingly associated with both the life and the memory of Elvis
Presley. The questions have often been asked: Why do tens of thousands
of people gather annually in semi religious ceremonies to remember the
‘King’? Why is Elvis often depicted with a halo? Or bearing a cross? Or
having the flaming Sacred Heart of God beating in his chest? Why is
Elvis often directly compared to Jesus? Why, in ridicule or reverence,
is only Elvis made the focus of such veneration?
None of these questions has ever been satisfactorily answered before. Now THE NAME CODE books offer completely new insights and break new ground in understanding the Elvis Presley phenomenon. They present evidence that secret messages are encoded in some people’s names. Foremost among those people whose names do carry secret messages is Elvis Presley himself. THE NAME CODE books fill more than 1700 pages and display 1700 examples of name messages. The books are complex, comprehensive and very confronting.
EIN: How long did your research take?
CM: Ten years, about three of which were dedicated full time to the project.
EIN: What are your credentials for this type of research and what is your background with the Hebrew language?
I have had a 40 year interest in Middle Eastern history, politics and
religion. I did a basic Hebrew study course during my first 6 month
visit to Israel in 1974.
I have visited or lived and worked in
Israel 9 times since then. The last three of these visits were for the
purpose of researching THE NAME CODE books.
EIN: How did you discover there were hidden coded messages in the Elvis Aaron Presley name?
Quite by accident. I had long been intrigued and amused by the commonly
seen images of Elvis depicted with halo, angel’s wings, Sacred Heart
etc. Utilizing this public fixation, I decided to feature Elvis as an
Archangel in a satiric novel I was writing. In order to further justify
his angelic elevation I decided to look for …or fabricate some sort of
farcical hidden message in his name. Because Hebrew is a ‘holy’ language
it seemed a good place to start. So
I started translating Elvis’
names into Hebrew. I was rather stunned with the happy ‘coincidences’ I
uncovered. By coincidence, the exact Hebrew word for a shining Angel
was to be found perfectly enclosed in the reverse reading of ‘Presley’.
EIN: What is the fundamental basis for the Name Code?
CM: All secret ‘codes’ by definition involve a systematic deviation from the actual language on which they are based. (If the language was not modified in some way… there would be no code to ‘decode’.) The most cunning feature of The Name Code is that it incorporates two very different languages: Hebrew and English. It is their clever interaction that masks the fact that coded messages are hidden in some names.
EIN: Please describe the Name Code methods.
CM: Expressed in brief and using the name ELVIS PRESLEY as an example the Name Code methods are as follows:
(1) Write the name forward and backward in Hebrew as one chain of letters. (ELVISPRSLYYLSRPSIVLE…)
If one recognizes words within the chain of letters that appear to be
unusually biographically descriptive or follow some other theme, then
introduce new word breaks to try and form these words into a
(3) If a message is found to exist, the
syntax or grammatical construction will tend to follow the English
language format, not the conventional Hebrew structure. The message must
be translated and read from the Hebrew script one word at a time into
English. If one tries to read it in Hebrew from start to finish as one
Hebrew sentence, it won’t make sense.
(4) Hebrew has no words
such as ‘a’, ‘is’ or ‘an’. They need to be added to the message where
needed as happens with every conventional Hebrew into English
Tryggvason (Canada) – Elvis fan, Skeptic and Atheist: This is the most
hysterical book I have ever heard of. And his debunkers challenge shows
just how flawed his thinking is. The entire name code concept depends on
the existence of a god – any god -existing. And there is no evidence
for and no logic behind such an existence.
This name code is not proof of a god which proves the name code is real. That’s a circular fallacy. This book belongs with the intelligent design and creation science books in that they all use science sounding words in a non-science context – like very earnest ghost hunters. The only sad part is that this theory lacks the cleverness of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Bible, allegedly from a God: π=3 (1 DIGIT).
Human concoction using the biblical characters: π = 3.141 (4 DIGITS) best attempt.
Human machine, no God belief needed: π = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510… (2.7 BILLION DIGITS AND COUNTING).
If you examine the numerical values of each of the Hebrew letters of Gensis 1:1, and the numerical value of the words called the Gematria Value, and apply them to this formula:
The number of letters x the product of the letters Divided by: The number of words x the product of the words
28 (2.3887872 x 10^34)/ 7 (3.0415353 x 10^17) = 3.14155 x 10^17
You get 3.1416 x 1017. The value of π to four decimal places!
A ring is symbolic of the infinite inside of the finite. We can measure the diameter & the circumference of the ring. However, Pi is an infinite number. If Pi is infinite then somewhere inside that sequence of numbers in chronological order of association is: your birth date, your address, social security number, driver licence, phone number(s) & every number ever associated with you! The Almighty Infinite God wants to reside inside us!
Nina From Canada, eh+1+Ronnie Brucewhat you have done is math circle jerk of using a small dataset with predictable repeats, that informs nothing and predicts less. ho did a word/numbers game with hebrew and decided Elvis Presley was the real son of god, and, as for where went wrong: “π=3”
The Armchair Spaceman🙂 well it’s a good song on so many levels, it’s one of those which defines Rock n Roll from The Blues. 😉
Nina From Canada, ehthe writers did not want the job, so they wrote it expecting to be fired and they didn’t think elvis would do it or get it, but by his delivery, he did. it was the same as all the other songs and no one seemed to consider there’s never been coed jails, eh.
jailhouse rock was the peak of the rocksplotation genre with it being
the bad boy makes good flip side of his Loving You, accidentially got
famous, and the most accurate elvis bio pic with Elvis being elvis and
the exploitation manager character trope being established.
Joan Poh I did ….remember that jail’s all single sex…which was why I was rather amused when the lyric had a come-on line….haha!!
Nina From Canada, eh the writers were the same who wrote Hound Dog. Big Mama’s original the woman about her cheating man, Elvis, said cheating man to himself.
The Armchair SpacemanI never even noticed it’s ”gayness” till you pointed it out.. Wow. Respc’ to Elvis for taking it on in that era.. and that nation.. a whole new respect for him as a free thinking artist 🙂
it was a while before I did too, and honestly, there are no co-ed jails. Elvis’ same delivery to this other songs I think helped hide and make it more subversive at the same time. it is that looking it right in the face and still not seeing it. there certainly were rumours about him at the time and he was certainly bisexual. (Nick Adams in particular, his having been a James Dean sidekick) most of his memphis mafia guys revealed a lot of the partying in their various books and said there was a few things they’d never tell, and that was the only thing left really.
– like, do you remember that movie “The Crying Game” and how the thing was to not tell the thing, so my immediate thought was, what gay thing is it?
I once played my fave melissa etheridge song five times in a row and realized it was a stalking song.
lots of rock concerts caused riots, but so did King Creole, an Elvis Movie
1959: While Elvis Presley’s popularity in the U.S. was arguably at its all-time peak, Mexico was in the midst of a huge anti-Elvis backlash.
Tijuana tabloids called him a racist and homosexual, after the singer reportedly told gossip columnist Federico de León “I’d rather kiss three black girls than a Mexican.” A Mexican woman in the same column was quoted saying “I’d rather kiss three dogs than one Elvis Presley.”
When Elvis’ movie King Creole screened in May 1959 at the Américas Cinema in Mexico City, newspapers who’d advertised the film under the title Melodía Siniestra (Sinister Melody) reported a “riot” occurring.
Mexican counterculture novelist Parménides García Saldaña wrote a short story, “El rey criollo,” about the screening where several hundred gatecrashers reportedly shredded the seats and threw lit papers onto patrons from the balcony.
The Cine Las Americas unleashed a series of negative diatribes against youth in the press and the broader society. As in so many other cities, the new rock and roll music was described as “demonic” and as perverting youth and turning them away from the presumably preferable habits of Mexican families. The government even took the extraordinary act of encouraging the National Institute of Fine Arts to prepare a list of acceptable songs. This was distributed to all broadcasters in the country, and they were forbidden to play songs that were not on the list.
Fortunately the storm was short lived and parents were eventually convinced that the music was innocuous and even Elvis went in for a much more mellow take on Mexico. G.I.Blues, released in 1960 was a wide commercial success, despite being largely a conservative capitulation. And by the time Fun in Acapulco was released in 1963, teenage rebellion had entirely moved on to different and far more rebellious outlets.
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Elvis returned the call from Red West and for the first time after the firing they had a long talk. Red taped this conversation. There was the overall tone of regret on both sides, and Elvis speech patterns indicted extreme stress, distress and depression; often deflecting into song titles or lyrics, reaching for what he wanted to say directly.
Elvis never confronted Red directly, but simply said: ” If you need me for anything, I would be more than happy to help out. You do whatever you have to do. I just want you and Pat to know I’m still here.”
whoever transcribed this version took it out as nonsense
why it wouldn’t occur to someone that Elvis had lost the ability to
communicate and so was trying to in the only way he knew how – songs
wasn’t singing – he was talking – so he just said the song title that
conveys the feelings and ideas that he was trying to express
and even fans, who pour over his every utterance
failed to understand the significance of what had become of Elvis
what I hear is Elvis begging Red to keep protecting him, drawing on the
friendship that the employer/ee relationship was based in
and Elvis not understanding Red and his family’s financial wellbeing situation
because he mostly rants about everyone around him using him as a bank
Dr Nick got Elvis into racquetball. So when Dr Nick and Joe Esposito got an idea to to a health fitness around racquetball – at first, Elvis thought he was just endorsing it to be Presley Center Courts, then he discovered on the hook for major money – and this is a subject he refers to in his last conversation with Red West.
As Elvis’s career went on, Red an Sonny West were fired by the singer’s dad. They had started speaking out about Elvis’s drug problems, eventually publishing a book about it called Elvis, What happened?. It came out a few weeks before Elvis died in August 1977.
Red West died on Tuesday at the age of 81, two months after his cousin Sonny, who died on May 24.
Twenty-five years after his death, an album of Elvis
Presley‘s best selling songs entitled “Elvis – 30 #1 hits”, tops the
Billboard album chart.
ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits is a must-have release for any
Elvis Presley fan. While he had plenty of great songs that aren’t
featured here, this collection truly is the definitive one to own.
There’s not a single bad song here and it’s lengthy enough to give you
value for money. The whole vinyl package is fantastic and it looks as
good as it sounds. They don’t make artists like Elvis anymore and they
probably never will again.