Linda Thompson Interview -. Elvis Aaron Presley - January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. Died August 16, 1977 (aged 42) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Resting place Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Education L.C. Humes High School Occupation Singer, actor Home town Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Spouse(s) Priscilla Beaulieu (m. 1967; div. 1973) Children Lisa Marie Presley
Elvis Presley & Linda Thompson “Mommy”: Linda Thompson In the summer of 1972, George Klein introduced 22-year-old Linda Thompson to Elvis at the Memphian theater. She soon became his live-in girlfriend and primary caregiver for the next four years. Eventually, Elvis’s bizarre behavior became too much for Linda to handle, and she finally left Elvis in November 1976.
Linda Thompson: "He was the best entertainer I ever saw on stage. Better than Sammy Davis, and I love Sammy Davis. Better than Sinatra. Elvis had an electricity. You know, when Elvis came out on stage, it became electric. And the way people responded to him was such that, you know, I never saw that kind of response toward any other performer."