What a Creep: Colonel Tom Parker

Colonel Tom Parker: The Creep Who Created & Destroyed The King – What a Creep

What a Creep Season 16, Episode 9 Colonel Tom Parker There is no way to talk about Elvis Presley without talking about his manager/agent/public relations officer and overall CEO, CMO, and COO of all

What a Creep

Season 16, Episode 9

Colonel Tom Parker

There is no way to talk about Elvis Presley without talking about his manager/agent/public relations officer and overall CEO, CMO, and COO of all things for Elvis Inc–Colonel Tom Parker. I recently caught the Baz Luhrmann version of Elvis and was shocked at Tom Hanks’ version of Parker–a Stay Puff Marshmellow Man who seemed more annoying than a malevolent Creep who was part of the reason his only client died an early death and could have been far more secure in financial manners. Today we will discuss the LIES this man told his entire life about his past, what he told Elvis, and the wreckage it caused. 

Sources for this episode 

Tom Parker Wiki

Vanity Fair

Smithsonian

Den of Geek

Bustle

The New York Times

Grunge.com

The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley by Alanna Nash (2003)

Sun Records (Season One)

Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley (1985)

Elvis and The Colonel  TV Movie(1993)

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