Elvis Presley memories
John D. Pritchchett
Photo gallery: Happy birthday, Elvis
BLUES: Elvis Presley, 23-year-old rock and roll singer and movie actor, comforts his mother Gladys as his father, Vernon E., looks on. The scene took place last night when photographers were admitted to the Presleys' Memphis home on the eve of Elvis' induction into the army. (AP-Photo/fg/stf/fg) 23.03.1958
Vernon Presley Interview from 1978 - EIN 2012 trasnscript
He did take sleeping pills, because he felt that he needed eight to 10 hours of sleep to perform well. Not too long before he died, he had a very complete physical examination. The doctors discovered that he had some liver damage, a colon problem and high blood pressure. That worried me more than the rest. Elvis took prescribed medicine for his blood pressure and may have taken an occasional painkiller. [Editor's note: Conﬁrming what Mr. Presley has said, the ﬁnal autopsy repor...