Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Elvis Presley smoked Pot, According to Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson says in 1974, one of Elvis' doctors suggested marijuana to relieve Elvis' eye pressure from secondary Glaucoma, which he'd been diagnosed with sometime before the couple met. 

Linda says there was no such thing as legal pot back then. She says that's all Elvis had to hear was that a doctor recommended it and Elvis was all in!

Linda says it wasn't the first time Elvis used pot, but this time he wanted to use it with her. He had his own sources for it.

She told Elvis, "yeah but it's not legal, honey."

Elvis said, "I know that, but if it keeps me from going blind"

She recalls one night in "OUR" bedroom at Graceland, Elvis tried to get her to take a hit.

She had no interest. She was straight.

Elvis was persuasive.

"It's just relaxing. It will just relax you." Elvis said.

Hurting from his cheating, after 45 minutes she caved in. The temptation wore her down.

She was hoping it would would soothe her and silence her inner worries.

Elvis instructed her on how to inhale and hold the smoke in her lungs.

Soon, they both were very silly and laughing.

Soon she started to panic, feeling crazy, out of control. Linda says her heart was racing.

All the blood seemed to rush to her head.  She opened a window at Elvis' Graceland mansion, and proclaimed, " God, I know you're punishing me for smoking marijuana. And if you'll just let my brain come back to me, I'll never do that again, Do you hear me, God? Never Again!"

She went back to the bedroom and told Elvis. But the panic came back.

She was OK the next morning but it was later revealed to her the couple smoked Colombian Hashish which is stronger than pot.

Linda says to her knowledge, Elvis did this for 3 months!

Linda says even a year later she suffered panic attacks from this. She read up on Cannabis and learned some people especially those who don't drink or do anything else, and are not used to being out of control suffer on going panic attacks.

Linda has NEVER smoked since that night promising God she wouldn't.

Linda Thompson recalls a TEMP at Graceland taking advantage of Elvis while he was unconscious

In 1976, Linda Thompson recalls one night at Graceland, waking up and Elvis wasn't in bed.

She says, "Knowing he was under the strong influence of his sleeping medication, I was immediately concerned, and so I went on a search and rescue mission. Finally, I peeked my head into Lisa's room, she wasn't staying with us at the time. But there he was lying on a daybed.

He was sprawled across the sofa, completely out of it, with his pajamas fly open while a Graceland temp kissed him.

I could see the back of head head moving but it looked like he was asleep, or barely clinging to the edge of consciousness."

Linda cleared her throat and the girl jumped, falling to the floor. Linda says the girl said it wasn't what it looked like.

While Elvis struggled to open his eyes enough to look up and focus on her.

She recalls Elvis said, "You should have knocked". Linda said, "Should've knocked? I live here. I shouldn't have to knock. Or walk in to find you kissing another girl."

Elvis says, "I wasn't kissing her. She was kissing me."

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sammy Davis Jr. Recommended Elvis Presley for In The Ghetto says Linda Thompson

In her new book, A Little Thing Called Life, Linda Thompson talks about Elvis' legendary song, In The Ghetto. She says Elvis shared this deeply personal story about his beloved song.

Linda says, "As Elvis told me, when his good friend Sammy Davis Jr. was given that song by it's writer, Mac Davis, Sammy turned it down,"

Linda says Elvis told her Sammy couldn't do it because he never lived that lifestyle.

She says Sammy is to have said, "But I'll tell you who did. Elvis Presley."

So Mac Davis gave the song to Elvis. Sammy went on to cover it says Linda.

She says. "But the definitive version was recorded by Elvis who could sing it with such authority and feeling because he had lived in the ghetto.

He'd experienced first hand the desperation and injustice of that kind of life. Anyone who knows the song only has to think of the recurring line,"And his Mama cried," to be reminded of the powerful love he had for his Mama."

Linda Thompson shares Presley family secret - Elvis' beloved Mama, Gladys was illiterate!

Linda Thompson reveals a PRESLEY family secret in her new book, A Little Thing Called life.

Linda says Elvis confided in her that his beloved Mama, Gladys Presley could not read or write.

Gladys was illiterate, according to Elvis' one time girlfriend.

Linda says, "Elvis told me his mother could not read or write, and that when people asked her for her autograph after he became famous, she could have only signed with an X, but she didn't want to do that."

Linda said Gladys would just slip off in a back room to cover for herself. Once out of sight, she had someone write her name for her.



This is something I never heard before. And honestly, I'm not sure I needed to know this.

Look, EVERY family has secrets. And LOYAL families keep those secrets in the family.

Elvis loved his Mama more than himself. I seriously doubt he would want us to know this.

I think this would hurt him very much.

And honestly, this isn't hers to tell. She is NOT a Presley.

Elvis told her this in confidence.

And knowing how much Elvis loved his Mama.....no way should this have been repeated.

For me personally, this was one of the worst things told in this book.

There are many delightful stories in this book.

A few things I don't think needed to be said but it's Linda's story to tell.

In this case, it wasn't her place. In my opinion, Elvis would be hurt by this.

Yes, it's understandable especially the time Gladys came up in but still......if your family has secrets, you know!

And people today do not have the PRIDE of generations past. And that's a sad thing.

None of Elvis' FAMILY, guys or girlfriends who knew Gladys ever said a thing like this.

So while I am not saying Linda is fibbing, I am saying they knew it was not to be said as it would hurt Mrs. Presley and Elvis deeply.

James Burton asks for prayers for son Jeff Burton

Message from James and family:

Jeff has suffered a heart attack and is fighting for his life. He is conscience and heard the doctor talking to him. 

We are asking all of our prayer warriors to pray for his heart to get well and that he is fully healed.

 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23. "And Jesus cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick." Matt 8:16. Please pray with FAITH...not fear. "The prayer of faith WILL heal the sick, the Lord will raise you up." James 5:15.

We know that God works miracles everyday and we know that He has plans for our son Jeff.

Please pray in faith that God will heal Jeff completely. 

We believe that He can and He will heal Jeff.

"Jesus said if 2 of you in faith agree about something and pray for it, it will be done by my Father in heaven" Matt 18:19. "Jesus said what is impossible with man is possible with God" Luke 18:27.

We have the best fans, the best friends and the best prayer warriors in the world and we are coming to you as a family of believers to ask for your continued prayers for our son Jeff.

We are so thankful for all that you have done for us in prayer and we ask for your continued prayer support.

James and I and the entire family truly appreciate each and every one of you more than you could ever know. And we know that heaven is truly hearing all of our prayers. We will provide updates as they come in. We love you all and we thank you all again and may God bless each and every one of you.

The Burton Family.

James Burton, Jeff Burton, Skyler Burton, and Taylor Burton playing Burning Love at the James Burton International Guitar Festival.

Please keep Jeff and the Burton family in your thoughts and prayers.

God, please bless this family!

James and his family are THE MOST Charitable people!

Jeff has been down such a long road and we need to pray for a full recovery for him!

James Burton Foundation

Justin Bieber covers Jerry Lee Lewis' Sun Records hit Great Balls of Fire (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber skipped the VMA's yesterday to sing Karaoke in LA. Justin chose legendary Sun Records artist, Jerry Lee Lewis and his smash hit, Great Balls of Fire.

 Justin Bieber singing Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis at karaoke bar in LA - August 28, 2016

Great Balls of Fire was written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. The Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 recording was ranked as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone. The song sold one million copies in its first 10 days of release in the United States and sold over five million copies, making it both one of the best-selling singles in the United States, as well as one of the world's best-selling singles of all time.

Jerry Lee Lewis's original recording, which was recorded in the Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee on October 8, 1957, was producing by the GODFATHER of Rock n Roll Sam Phillips, using Roland Janes on guitar and JM Van Eaton on drums.

It's nice to see Bieber appreciates good music!

And I'm sure he's done Jerry Lee proud!

It would be great to see a duet between the two!   

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