Although it has been 100 years since Colonel Parker was born in Holland, the city of Breda - birthplace of the Colonel, aka Andreas van Kuijk - sees no reason to honor him with "the Tom Parker Street". The official request was discussed this week, and rejected. One of the arguments against a "Tom Parker Street" is that the Colonel denied or at least tried to hide his Dutch roots for many years, he even changed his original Dutch name. Also, Colonel may have played an important role in the life of Elvis but he never prided himself with being a citizen of Breda and, consequently, he therefore never contributed to the history of the city.
No Street For Colonel Parker In HollandAugust 27, 2009 | People
theoldscudder wrote on August 27, 2009
Why not name a sewer after the old b-----d.
Steve V wrote on August 28, 2009
How about a dark alley or tunnel leading to the underground? Better yet, a cematary. More appropriate I think.
Cher wrote on August 28, 2009
How about an honorary prison cell?
Judy_Fairytale wrote on August 28, 2009
Good!! I'm glad they have seen sense. He was a murderer who deserves to rot in hell. Elvis may well still be alive today if Parker hadn't worked him into the ground.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on August 29, 2009
LOL,well said Cher ! Just the mention of his name sickens me !