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Elvis Presley's Health Problems and Last Studio Sessions

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In 1972, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley got separated and its effect took on October 9, 1973. He was now slowly and slowly becoming unwell. He used to rely heavily on overdoses.

He was then hospitalized, unconscious from the effects of Demerol addiction. The reason behind his failing health was his tight touring schedule. He kept on doing many concerts and ultimately engaged himself extremely busy.

One famous keyboardist Tony Brown reported that at University of Maryland, Presley fell out of the limousine, to his knees. People jumped to help but he used to push them all. In one more incident, Guitarist John Wilkinson said that during the tour at Detroit, he watched Presley in his dressing room, just draped over a chair, unable to move.

On July 13, 1976, Vernon Presley, who h ad become deeply involved in his son's financial affairs—fired "Memphis Mafia" bodyguards Red West, Sonny West, and David Hebler.

On this incident some suggested that the singer was too cowardly to face the three by his own. And some suggested that bodyguards were dropped because their rough treatment of fans had prompted too many lawsuits or they were becoming more outspoken about Presley's drug dependency.

In 1973 session he produced 18 songs but in the following year he did not even entered the studio. Presley then returned into the studio in March 1975, but, Parker's attempts to arrange another session toward the end of the year were unsuccessful. In 1976, RCA sent a mobile studio to Presley's home so that Presley can have two full-scale recording sessions, but that effort too went in the vain.

Hence, due to health problems he was able to record the entire contents of six albums between July 1973 and October 1976, of which "Promised Land", "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" and "Moody Blue" were huge success.

The story was same with his singles as well. Eight studio singles from this period released during his lifetime were top ten hits on one or both charts of which four were in 1974 alone.

By FW Editor


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Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 06 April '10


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