Elvis Presley’s manager felt that his songs and movies became less popular because of hypnosis
While he was huge in the 1950s, Elvis Presley’s songs and movies were less popular for a while in the 1960s. Interestingly, his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, blamed this on hypnosis. Here’s a look at why Parker thought the singer had been hypnotized by someone close to him.
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In her book “Elvis and Me,” Priscilla Presley delves deep into the spiritual side of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. She reveals that he was involved with Hindu, New Age and Christian literature. He held Bible readings with fans in his living room. He also took spiritual advice from his barber, Larry Geller.
In the mid-1960s, the singer went through a bit of a career lull, during which he starred in a number of notorious movies. One of them was “Clambake.” During the filming of the movie, he tripped over a cable and was hospitalized. Parker saw this as a good time to make some changes in his client’s life.
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“The Colonel decided to use the accident to curtail some of Elvis’ other activities,” Priscilla wrote. “He wanted Elvis to give up his preoccupation with esoteric philosophies, which the Colonel considered irrelevant to Elvis’ acting career and harmful to clear thinking.”
Who Colonel Tom Parker thought hypnotized Elvis Presley and harmed the success of his songs and movies
More specifically, Parker was concerned about the singer’s interest in spirituality. “Elvis’ spiritual quest had not gone unnoticed,” Priscilla added. “Everyone from the entourage to the film crews was aware of a change in his personality during the years he was studying with Larry Geller. Elvis’ lively personality was now passive and he was becoming more introverted. The mischievous games he had once played on movie sets were replaced by busy pursuits. Elvis buried his head in…. This story is a short summary. I hope you enjoyed it.