Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:49 pm
SuspiciousMind wrote:Nobody is saying that he should not be held responsible. What is being said is that he was above the law which he was, and would not have been held responsible.
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:15 pm
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:50 am
Mike Eder wrote:All I feel on the matter is Elvis is made worse than he is on this thread but by the premise that he had the demented nature of a Spector. not drugs.
To add my 2 cents, I don't think Elvis had a problem with illegal drugs. Frankly what he was eventually getting from his doctors was far, far, worse compared to his dabbling with pot, or acid, As for being a cocaine abuser, even if he went through a period with it, I don't think it played any real role in his demise. It doesn't matter anyway what kind of drugs the guy took, he had an addiction and it's not anything to scorn him for.
What I find alarming is that he is judged on it and so many other personal things in 2013. What matters is that Elvis Presley was one of THE great artists of what I consider to be the golden age of music. Sure his life is open to discussion, but the guy had a heart far more warm than Phil's. Gross speculation on what "COULD" have happened doesn't mean anything. Phil was a fantastic producer, I and others will continue to enjoy his work on a purely musical level, but his legacy won't ever lose the taint of what he did. My hope is that Elvis' work doesn't get similarly tainted, he did nothing to deserve it.
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:57 pm
Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:22 am
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:51 pm
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:52 pm
rjm wrote:Hey, I'm no saint, I am NOT "bashing Elvis." But the truth is the truth.
He was ill. Addiction is an illness. A lot of people like to make believe it doesn't exist. Or think it reflects on "bad character."
rjm (oh, and he "defended himself" on stage in 1974)
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