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The greatest artistic loss of Elvis's career

Poll ended at Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:21 am

The mediocre musical movies of the 60's
5
15%
Loss of a world tour
13
38%
Not getting rid of Colonel Parker when the damage begun
16
47%
 
Total votes : 34

Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:29 am

JerryNodak wrote:I'm sorry, Greg, but for those of us who live in "podunkville" those tour stops were heaven. We don't all live in major cities.

Had Elvis lived long enough to stop in say, Fargo, ND, a city of about 85,000,after they built the Fargodome, I can assure you it would have been sold out. People would have come from hundreds of miles around.

FYI: Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton have appeared there.



Jerry, I say that in good fun, as I like small American cities and towns as much as anyone, but thinking about Elvis' career, it wasn't 1955 anymore. He should have been partaking of the whole planet, like the superstar he was.

And I'm not saying he shouldn't have toured the nation, but he did that..to death.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:24 pm

Never touring overseas got my vote.
Elvis lost his creative side toward the end, and a overseas tour would have really got him excited and healthier i believe.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:24 am

Elvis lost his creative side toward the end, and a overseas tour would have really got him excited and healthier i believe.


Elvis was not in any sort of physical condition to take on a large-scale international tour in 1977. No matter how excited he may have been at the idea of touring outside of the U.S., his condition would have stood in the way. Some fans will argue that he would have cleaned up in 1977 with such a great new challenge ahead, but it is a lot more complicated than that. He needed professional help; it wouldn't have been a simple case of flushing pills down a toilet.

International dates should have taken place earlier in the 1970's. It seems as though he was past the point of no return in 1977.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:40 am

midnightx wrote:
Elvis lost his creative side toward the end, and a overseas tour would have really got him excited and healthier i believe.


Elvis was not in any sort of physical condition to take on a large-scale international tour in 1977. No matter how excited he may have been at the idea of touring outside of the U.S., his condition would have stood in the way. Some fans will argue that he would have cleaned up in 1977 with such a great new challenge ahead, but it is a lot more complicated than that. He needed professional help; it wouldn't have been a simple case of flushing pills down a toilet.

International dates should have taken place earlier in the 1970's. It seems as though he was past the point of no return in 1977.


I agree. It should have happened long before 1977.

After the December 31st Concert of 1976 Elvis should have demanded a year off to get healthy and rest. Unfortunatley none of this happened!

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:14 am

After the December 31st Concert of 1976 Elvis should have demanded a year off to get healthy and rest. Unfortunatley none of this happened!


In theory this should have happened prior to 1976, but sadly Elvis was in no emotional or financial state to take such a position.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:36 am

Two peas in a pod. Elvis and The Colonel. Cannot imagine one without the other. :)

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:32 pm

Chalk and cheese more like.

Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:47 am

it's parkers fault by the 70's he had elvis's nuts in a vice. per say e should have told him to get out. but parker was gonna sue him.