Elvis without Parker

Say they never met or some public-spirited citizen informed the Immigration Service and he was deported to Holland.
 
Only a matter of time before he finds another manager. Hopefully a better one who will keep him busier recording and touring instead of wasting time making dumb movies. Maybe even someone who will keep all the yes men away from him and not let him turn into a walking pill bottle.
 
Only a matter of time before he finds another manager. Hopefully a better one who will keep him busier recording and touring instead of wasting time making dumb movies. Maybe even someone who will keep all the yes men away from him and not let him turn into a walking pill bottle.
An important thing to remember about "Colonel Tom Parker" is that he was in this country illegally. See my post at https://www.alternatehistory.com/fo...-is-arrested-for-murder.465552/#post-18748008:

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Trying to leave the Netherlands in 1929, Andreas van Kuijk is arrested for murder​

So there's no "Colonel Tom Parker." http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...eer-but-was-he-a-killer-on-the-lam-108042206/

Effects on Elvis Presley's career? Elvis said toward the end of his life "I don't think I'd have ever been very big if it wasn't for him. He's a very smart man." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Tom_Parker
But having the Colonel as manager also had its downside, as Ed Ward notes in The History of Rock & Roll, Volume One, 1920-1963, p. 178:

"Elvis drove downtown to pick up his draft notice, stopped in at Sun to show it off, and then went back to Graceland, where his friend George Klein saw the notice and asked what he was going to do. "Man, I don't know," he told Klein. "The Colonel says we might could get a deferment to make King Creole [his next film], but he says I probably got to go." The Colonel was adamant that no boats should be rocked at any time in Elvis's career, for a good reason that didn't surface for many, many years: everyone knew he'd bought his "Colonel" title, but he wasn't Tom Parker at all. He was Andreas van Kuijk, a Dutch citizen who'd escaped the law (perhaps, as his sister later surmised, for indictment for murder) and stowed away on a ship to America in his late teens. He wasn't an American citizen, didn't have a passport because he was in the country illegally, and, thus, would never leave the United States and deflected all the government's gaze away from Elvis and, by association, himself. Throughout Elvis's career, he paid their taxes with the simplified Form 1040, although it meant giving up loads of deductions he could have claimed (and, at a 50 percent management fee, wildly disproportionate to the 15-20 percent other managers charged, taking money out of his own pocket), and refused huge offers to have Elvis appear overseas. For all of Colonel Tom Parker's bluff and colorful image, Andreas van Kuijk lived in a world of fear. Colonel Tom knew people who could do things for Elvis. Van Kuijk didn't dare call them..." https://books.google.com/books?id=nBnyCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA178
 
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