Who was Elvis Presley’s controversial manager? – 2017

Who was Elvis Presley’s controversial manager?

Colonel Tom Parker

Answer: The portly, cigar-chomping Colonel Tom Parker controlled Elvis’ career for two decades, helping him achieve enormous success while at the same time taking commissions of as much as 50 percent of the entertainer’s earnings and drawing criticism that he was holding Elvis back creatively.

A number of sources have suggested that Elvis’ manager, Colonel Parker, turned down lucrative offers for the singer to perform abroad because Parker was an illegal immigrant and feared he wouldn’t be allowed back into the U.S. if he traveled overseas.

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