Based on precedented research and interviews, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker includes revelations and insights into rock music's most renowned and notorious manager.
Revelations abound in this telling biography packed with new information that guarantees it will receive wide attention. Included is evidence that Elvis was not drafted into the Army, but rather entered through a Parker-engineered enlistment. Dickerson also shows that Elvis's well-publicized trip to Washington, DC to visit President Nixon was not a drug-induced display of mental deterioration, but rather a desperate plea for help. Parker (1909-1997) apparently had a plan to cut the late country great Hank Snow out of his management deal with Elvis and Parker also made sure that Elvis never toured Europe due to the Colonel's own status as an illegal immigrant.