There was a suggestion in the "A Star Is Born" thread that maybe Elvis would make a good topic of chat.
Personally, I was never a big fan of the whole thing surrounding him at the beginning of his career back in the 50's. He was handsome and made some nice rocking music, but he was just ok with me. I was more into Buddy Holly and Jerry lee Lewis and Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee. (Yes, I'm an eldergay.)
I did not appreciate how good he was until years after the bloom was off his rose. Even then, I preferred to listen to him rather than see him. There was a phoniness about his performances that irked me.
Anyhow, I was skeeved out by his "romance" with 14 year old Priscilla. It just seemed very odd to me that her family would allow her to live with him at such a young age. Of course, Gladys and Vernon were around to watch over the couple, but the whole thing was strange. They apparently had Lisa Marie exactly 9 months after their wedding day (or close to it) and the story was that Elvis rarely if ever again had sex with Pris once she became a Mama.
There were also later stories about him having a fetish for very young girls wearing white cotton panties. It was said that he liked to watch them wrestle through a 1 way mirror. I have never read any bios of Elvis so some of this stuff may be from them. You will have to enlighten me. Someone mentioned repressed homosexuality in that other thread. That's a new one to me.
Col Parker certainly had a hold on this guy for all of his career and it's a shame that Elvis was such a naive kid when he was first starting out in the biz. Who knows what he could have accomplished with a better manager at his side?