Priscilla Presley’s Elvis and Me show is billed as an “intimate interview format” where she will answer questions in November.
According with Herald Sun August 16 this year marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death, aged just 42. Elvis and Priscilla were married for six years and had daughter Lisa Marie Presley before divorcing in 1973.By Cameron Adams,
Elvis and Me takes place at The Star Gold Coast on November 4, Crown Theatre Perth on November 6, Crown Palladium Melbourne on November 9 and The Star Event Centre in Sydney on November 12.
Tickets go on sale this Friday and are priced at between $110 and $230, with some venues having a VIP dinner option for $400.
Meanwhile the 28th July A three-CD set “Elvis Presley–A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings.”
Elvis had a love for what were then called “downers”: barbiturates, sleeping pills, painkillers, the combination of which will induce a sleepy, calm euphoria.
In addition to the ten drugs found in his system at the time of death, Elvis was known to have tried Dilaudid, Percodan, Placidyl, Dexedrine (a rare “upper,” then prescribed as a “diet pill”), Biphetamine, Tiunal, Desbutal, Escatrol, Amytal, Quaaludes, Carbrital, Seconal, Methadone, and Ritalin.
It’s hard to imagine one of the biggest figures in rock ‘n roll being so strongly against drugs—mostly because he wasn’t. Elvis, at this point, was already heavily addicted to prescription drugs. He was at the White House because he wanted to do more drugs.
Elvis wanted a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge. His wife, Priscilla Presley, explained, “With the federal narcotic badge, he could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.”
After telling Nixon his worried about drug cultures, Elvis asked the Nixon for a badge. Nixon promised he’d get him one, and Elvis, surprised that his plan had worked, got so excited that he hugged the president.
A few years later, Elvis, with his Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge still on him, died