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'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:30 am

Apparently, Yeats had some quiet competition in 1977.


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"My Memories of Elvis: A Poem" by The Colonel (October 15, 1977)
1978 edition


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"My Memories of Elvis: A Poem" by The Colonel (October 15, 1977)
1980s edition


It's clear Elvis' manager loved him very, very much.
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Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:39 am

Thanks for sharing, never seen this before. In a way it's kind of sweet, and shows a human side to him even though it's, well, it speaks for itself. You can just tell the Colonel penned this can't you haha! Do we know what this poem actually used for?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:18 am

The Colonel "sold" a few signed Poems years ago.....got mine just for the front cover!....(poem is on the back).....
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Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:22 am

Whenever I think of Andreas "Dries" van Kuijk, "sweet" immediately springs to mind.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:26 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Whenever I think of Andreas "Dries" van Kuijk, "sweet" immediately springs to mind.

:D :D :D

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:26 am

I wasn't aware the poem was written for purposes to be sold in that manner. I retract my comments I first made! It was just another way for him to make another few dollars, it was obvious really. Little time was spent on that shoddy poem, at first I just presumed it was so poor because Parker probably wasn't a talented poet, a very tasteful person and English wasn't his native language.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:29 am

the full sp wrote:I wasn't aware the poem was written for purposes to be sold in that mannter. I retract my comments I first made! It was just another way for him to make another few dollars, it was obvious really. Little time was spent on that shoddy poem, at first I just presumed it was so poor because Parker probably wasn't a talented poet, a very tasteful person and English wasn't his native language.

Yep, it was money....again!

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:49 am

That brought tears to my eyes.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:48 am

And The Colonel wasn't allowed to assist creatively in the studio?

What a shame!

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:03 am

All kidding aside, I remember Todd Slaughter saying that Col' was writing a book, and that Col' was quoted as saying "I loved That Boy"

Actually, there is some footage of Elvis getting his hair cut/shaved for the Army and Col' coming over and rubbing and patting his head in a Reassuring way..it is..Hmmmmmm....endearing, in a way... :D

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:38 am

Whenever I think of Andreas "Dries" van Kuijk, "endearing" immediately springs to mind after "sweet."

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:21 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Whenever I think of Andreas "Dries" van Kuijk, "endearing" immediately springs to mind after "sweet."

I think of his strong sense of fashion and strong bond with LBJ.

Tom Parker = carny man, manager, compulsive gambler, lover, & POET.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:33 am

Postscript
On the gambling table at the casino
Whether it be Vegas or Reno
Knowing my milking cow is always there
I can bet anything everywhere.
And now that he is gone away
I would have a hard time to bet another day

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:35 am

All rights reserved. Nice touch.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:00 am

It reads as if a 12 year old girl has written it.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:43 pm

That's so touching. I can imagine ol' Colonel writing it with tears in his eyes..

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:48 pm

He probably got paid by RCA, Paramount and MGM for giving their movies/ songs a plug!

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:57 pm

He was a black & white figure.
Loving and caring for family & friends.

And a pain in the ass for anybody else.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:52 pm

Very touching. :lol: On that card at the bottom there is a logo which reads The Colonel says Visit Graceland. I wonder when that card was issued as the house didn't officially open until what.... 1982?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:17 pm

Not saying the Colonel was a Psyco but ....


Psycopaths and Murderers write poems for their past victims too



You are reading far too much into these typed out words


Epstein wanted the Beatles to keep touring they refused,Elvis should have fired this Control freak no later than the Fall of 68 and not made those last movies and stayed under the wing of Binder.
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Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:54 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Apparently, Yeats had some quiet competition in 1977.


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"My Memories of Elvis: A Poem" by The Colonel (Oct 15, 1977)


It's clear Elvis' manager loved him very, very much.


To me his management skills were as bad as this piece of poetry... Well, it gives us something to think about: some of the movie songs were actually not better than this poem from our Colonel so why didn't he write some movie songs himself? Then they would not have Freddy Bienstock to rob off some songwritters because they already owned the copyright and we never would have noticed the difference :wink:

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm

FTD is the best thing that Happened to Elvis fans. At least we still get unreleased soundboards and outtakes. Support the label and stop being spoiled, whining about peanuts!



Lot more at stake SONY have to get some projects out that appeal to more than just this ever diminishing fanbase.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:43 pm

Colonel was one strange man.

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:44 pm

mysterytrainrideson wrote:Colonel was one strange man.



Do you have one original thing to say?

Re: 'Colonel' Tom Loved Elvis --> He Wrote A Poem

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:54 pm

ekenee wrote:
mysterytrainrideson wrote:Colonel was one strange man.



Do you have one original thing to say?

And your point...