In 1955 Colonel Tom Parker Became Elvis’ Manager, And He Took Up To 50 Percent Of The Singer’s Wages

Elvis Presley is known and loved the world over for ushering in the era of American rock ‘n’ roll. And even to this day, Elvis-mania persists, even though the star himself passed away back in 1977. Yet even devoted fans of the King may not know everything about the man who helped earn him his crown. That controversial figure made millions for himself, too, thanks to the talents of his young charge.