Elvis and Johnny.
The toured together, certainly did pills together and they both loved the same girl.
Elvis toured the country circuit on the bill with the Carter family and he was pretty sweet on June.
To me, the interesting thing is that Johnny Cash gets hero kudos for his lifelong battle with drugs.
But Elvis doesn’t. People continue to deny he was abusing drugs to this day.
How do they not notice the pills he took where not the medicine drugs that treat illness.
But rather the secondary drugs that deal with symptoms – pain, energy, tranquillizers and sleep. These where the pills Elvis was taking and abusing.
These were also the pills that I was abusing and how I found myself at 44 years, 360 pounds and weeks away from my own heart attack and probable death on my bathroom floor.
it wasn’t Elvis’ fault that he became that Vegas Jumpsuit guy
it was the fans fault; because they/we accepted whatever the studio factory churned out of the performing workhouse that they burned out
with repetition and stagnation instead of growth
Perhaps it’s more correct to measure Elvis’ impact not only by the works he left us
but by all those who became artists because they were inspired by him
and the ones who were inspired by them and so on
with apologizes to John Lennon
before Elvis there were whole separate worlds of music
but after Elvis, not so much, everyone copied him
before him, no one had heard of being a rock star
now everyone wants to be one, whatever their job
which is why
there really can never be another Elvis.