Thompson Family To Write A Book

By August 2007, Linda and Sam Thompson hope to have their memoirs in writing. For years and after the divorce with Priscilla, Linda was Elvis’s girlfriend. Her brother Sam worked as a bodyguard for Elvis in the late seventies.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jan 6, 2007 
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see see rider (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2007report abuse
Just what the world needs is another book on Elvis's life. What could she possibly have too say that hasn't already been said a billion times or more I mean come on? If I had all the money from all the books that's ever been written & sold about Elvis's life since he passed away on August 16th 1977 H*** I'd be rich. I mean..everbody and their brother that ever knew the man has written a book for cryin' out loud...and they ALL pretty much talk about the same thing but from each one's different point of view. Then they all sit around and talk about how each other's book lied & didn't tell the whole truth and nothin' but the truth. Personally, I don't think any of them knew their backsides from a hole in the ground..and they all were there. And before anybody gets the wrong idea...Nooo, I don't claim to know everything about the man myself, but you'd think for so many people that were there and has written books, they'd get their facts straight and not be talkin' about how each other's books didn't get the story right.
Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 24, 2007report abuse
Anything to make a buck!!!!!!!
tigerpawl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 23, 2007report abuse
I think this will be an above average book. I am sure that Sam Thompson will tell the truth about Elvis since he was a Deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff Department in Memphis before joining the Memphis Mafia. And after Elvis passed away he became a judge in Memphis. So I believe he will be honest with the readers. And I do hope that Linda tells about what Elvis really thought about Priscilla. The movie Elvis and the Beauty Queen wasnt a very good move because it was low budget and had Don Johnson before Miami Vice playing Elvis. Don Johnson does not potray Elvis very well. If the movie was remade and done right it could be a big hit. I am sure when you read the book you will find that Linda Thompson loved Elvis for who he was and did everything she could to help him. Remember it was about less than a year after she left him that he passed away. She probably tried harder to help Elvis than anyone else around him because everyone else was doing the same things Elvis was doing. Elvis would had not died on August 16 1977 if Linda would had been there instead of Ginger Aldean. I saw an interview with Ginger Aldean the other day and you could just tell she was not that interested in Elvis. Think about it Ginger parents sued the Presley after Elvis died because he made a verbal promise to her parents.
stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 18, 2007report abuse
Who should he have ran into? Toulous Lautrec? - Hardly.....besides: in MY book Elvis in Paris they talk about the january 1960 and of june 1959; just like everyone already knows. Since I don`t think the book is too much of a bestseller as it is...but no big surprise to me.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2007report abuse
Actually, he's been in Paris three times and not two. It's well documented with a lot of pictures in the book "Elvis in Paris". But, as usual, he stayed with his buddies.
stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2007report abuse
Well, Paul from France, especially you should know Elvis has been around a little while he was in Europe, been to Paris twice, to Munic and some other neat places near his "home" in Bad Nauheim; he was there to serve in the Army, not to go out and party. And also in Vegas he met quiet a few collegues, so you can`t judge him for being uncreativ, just because he didn`t like the hotshot parties thrown in these circles.....went to Hawaii, `cause there he could at least move a little more freely without being pestered by thousands of people who came out from everywhere to get a glance or even an autograph, which he respectfully gave. I don`t see that fair to judge him and say he sort of couldn`t handle meeting other singers and musicians; he was one of the few who kept his band pretty much the same over many years; and he was more than intelligent, so maybe he just didn`t think he`d find good listeners and people to conversate about his favorite subjects in his times out. Reading your lines makes me think you consider him unable to deal with other people; wrong, he done better on that than most of his fellow collegues. And was very social, too.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2007report abuse
Steve... I can't agree more. An artist is like a sponge, and needs to be in contact with different people and different ways of thinking to "feed" him. Unfortunately, Elvis was not strong enough to be confronted with others. Even when in Germany, he stayed at home with his guys. I was stunned when I heard him in his press conference when he returned home in 1960, telling he didn't go to restaurants during his stay in Germany. It's sad and explain in part the lack of creativity at the end of his career. He built his own jail and can be blamed for this.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2007report abuse
I have to say that in the 70's I thought Linda was just about the hottest woman I had ever seen. I was hoping Elvis and her would marry. LIke some others on this site, I saw that TV show with her sons also. She didnt come off as very intelligent and I dont hold her in the same regard. I must now say that I think ELvis needed a whole new group of friends & woman around him. He really needed to get out of thet enclosed circle he was in. Pity, he didnt hang out with more musical cohorts like Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, & Roy Orbison did. I think they are more respected by many musically because they did. I think Elvis would have grown as an artist and be more revered if he did this.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2007report abuse
Hey i'm broke how can i make some quick cash, hmmmm i think i'll write a book about elvis i'll tell about the time we shot paper clips at the monkey at the frankfurt zoo who's to say it aint true , where you there to disprove it? of course not, it was the elephant we shot the clips at. anyway once its a book, the suckers will beleive it and i'll put some picture in it make it look cool and charge 29.95 us for it, wow ill be rich
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 9, 2007report abuse
What I say basically is that it's generally good to criticize Priscilla, Sheila Ryan, and other women who shared some times (and some other things;-) with Elvis. I know now that Linda has no class and is totally stupid. I don't know why fans treat her better than the others. There is no obvious reasons for this. We have to admit that, maybe, Elvis was very bad when it came to chose his friends or his lovers. But he was a hell of a good singer, anyway. :-)
stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2007report abuse
I think it is more than fair to give Linda a chance to write about her lifetime with Elvis; there has been so many others that already have and didn`t mean near as much to him as she has. And her brother has done a good job so far by publishing the private taped songs Elvis sang in his home with the guitar - just for fun. I think it is allright and I will by the book for sure. Both of them don`t seem tasteless or bold to me and I don`t think they`ll write a bold book, I expect a sophisticated and down to earth book comming out of the two. They don`t make a secret about it, what all Elvis has done for them and their family either, I think they`re honest about his generosity towards the Thompson Clan. And I hope their gradefulness shines thruout the book.
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2007report abuse
PaulFromFrance and nrbl- I couldn't agree with you more! I can't look at Linda in the same light since I saw her on that show with her sons and David Forster. Unbelievable!!
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2007report abuse
nrbl... You're right... the man who was unable to deal with the brainless children was David Foster.
This show was very embarassing to watch.
nrbl (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2007report abuse
I also have to agree with Paulfromfrance, i also saw that show a few times and Linda was married to david foster, her sons where from bruce jenner, the show i watch had the two boys using all of lindas things given to her by Elvis to make somekind of a freak show with all Elvis related things on davids mansion front lawn just to piss off david and linda just seems to be fine with all the mockery of it all. So long story short i doubt very much that i will be buying her book, it just seems that now she needs the money since she divorced david.
PaulFromFrance (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2007report abuse
Few years ago, I had only good feelings about Linda. Then, I watched a TV-Show called "The prince of Beverly Hills" or something like that. The "stars" of the show were Linda with her former husband (Bruce Jenner ?) and her two sons. I've never seen a bunch of perfect idiots and selfish people like them. These morons have all the money they want, but don't know what to do with their lives. It was unbearable. I've lost all respect for her. So... I think I'll pass this book.
Elvisy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
Linda was and always will be a wonderful person. A person Elvis loved dearly and trusted. For that matter even Lisa has a deep liking for Linda. Who would'nt? Shes seems such a lovable person. I guess if she were to write the whole truth it would make the book very interesting indeed as, she does have a whole lot to say. But now ,since time has passed and considering she meets with Lisa and Pricilla,she won't be able to really tell all. All I can say is go ahead Linda girl we are waiting and hoping its been long overdue anyway!
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
Give the girl a break its been over 30 years and she hasnt said all tht much only a few interviews here and there not forgeting that awfull film she put here name to. I for one would buy here book its about time she wrote one I just hope she tells the truth.
chicken (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
Sorry just can't get excited about another 'My life with Elvis' book. Does reading this make the music sound better, No.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
chrisc: A very interesting point, I was unaware of the "praising Elvis" quote, indeed it appears I have been ignorant of just how close to EPE she is getting. A real shame, that's another side of the story we won't get the truth about. Hope your wrong though, after all, repectable people in that part of the Elvis world are very few and far between.
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
I also like Linda, and will be interested in the book. If you are not interested then it is pretty obvious that you don't need to buy and read it. TCB to all!
chrisc (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
Linda clearly has links with EPE now, after her appearance in the Insiders meeting of August 06 and her bit of self-promotion actually inside Graceland, where she alluded in surprising manner to Elvis's eating habits and to his taste in home decoration. She must also have been given the OK to promote her sons' CD at the Insiders meeting. Her son Brodie was also seen for a short while apparently dating Nicole Richie. All of this looks like typical Scientology technique - draw in anyone who might do you damage so that it's harder for them to speak the full truth of what they might know; show them how you can help them to get on with useful promotion. So don't expect Linda or Sam to speak as fully and clearly as they might have done if left to themselves. I imagine Priscilla would have been quite alarmed when Linda first said she was writing a book "because I haven't sufficiently praised Elvis", probably fearing revelations of all the things Elvis would have told Linda.
June (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
Always liked Linda and saw her many times when I worked for Marvin and Barbara Davis. I don't think it was easy for her towards the end but, I wish she had stayed with him.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
But how many books from the i was there gang can one person read?
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
This one is long overdue. Linda is probably the most respected of all the original gang, and the fact that she has been very honest in interviews in the past means we should get a very interesting story. I hope they include the full account of how her family were treated by Elvis' estate after his passing, that side of things really needs to be told to a wider audience. Obviously the book's timing is deliberate, but so what: you would have to be a moron to release anything about Elvis at any other time. This should be one of the more interesting stories to be told, and certainly better than reading Joe Esposito's fiftieth version of events.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
Well of course they will write a book....2007....$$$$$$.....get the picture ?

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