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   ELVIS PRESLEY    1935-1977

When I played music, 
I let the music play my body.

Sometimes referred to as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll" or "The King", he was one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat.


His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popular and controversial, as did his uninhibited stage and television performances, with tracks like Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock.  His other genres included gospel, blues, country and ballads.

PETER: Have you ever appeared on Earth since your death in 1977?
PRESLEY: Yes.  Primarily I appeared to my sweet wife and daughter, just to let them know that I apologized for not being very nice to them while I was around, and to keep 'a stiff upper lip' [Peter, the interviewer, is British] with all of the problems that would be visited upon them because of the hoopla concerning my passing.  I also told them to move on.
PETER: How could you come back as Elvis?
PRESLEY: All of Earth's linear time exists at the same time.  There is no such thing as time for us, so I could go back and re-live that particular role as Elvis.  I could do it within that time frame, choosing to alter slightly some of the experiences that were had.
PETER: How do you take on physical form when you are back Home?
PRESLEY: In most cases we're just energy.  We communicate by using our intention and create what you would call mind-communication.  The appearance of physicality is only used whenever some beings transition but don't realize they are energy.  But I can send music into someone's mind.  You know, when you're going down the street and you hear one of my songs, and it's not playing on the radio - that's me sometimes just having fun.
PETER: You could take black rhythm-and-blues music and make it popular with whites as well.  You did that brilliantly, but immediately found you were in a racial storm about "race music." How did you feel about that?
PRESLEY: I thought it was funny.  I was born at a time and in an area when whites didn't mix with blacks.  To me they were beautiful people.  They had a sense of who they were, and within their art, of who we all could be, instead of those stuffed shirts, the white folks.  We could, in baring our soul, give so much help to other people.  Those [whites] who were around did not want to say that they could learn anything from people they considered their inferiors.  For me, it was a key to the soul.  I had to change it a little bit, morph it a little bit, so it was more accepted, but it was the same core energy that I used.  I reached people because they thought I was just this good old Southern boy and they accepted it from me because I was white.
PETER: Does everyone have lessons to learn on Earth?
PRESLEY: Some 99.99% of the people have to.  Every now and then there's one who comes down just to relax.

Toni comments: This was a smooth interview.  His spirit is very comfortable with its identity as an individual soul.  It's a comfort level which he is trying to make available to others, especially children returning Home.  I felt a little bit of underlying shyness, but also the bravado of the showman.

Peter comments: The heart of Elvis was found in his childhood - the shy, over-protected little white boy who wandered into the cheerful presence of local black musicians and discovered himself as a person through listening to, and then playing, their evocative rhythms and sounds.

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