Elvis Presley in GERMANY.On October 1, 1958, Elvis arrives in Bremerhaven, Germany to stay for 18 months during his military service.
Elvis would be away from the media, officially for almost two years of his life. Colonel Parker's maneuver, his manager, was to try to clean up his image as an artist, at a time of absolute success and fame. A moment that was very important in his career because he was being reciprocated by his fans... the other, more mature audience criticized him and questioned his music, his movements, his appearance.
Everything was strange and contradictory, but the truth is that Elvis's artistic life was put on hold for two years... We will never know if this was really necessary, so soon or if another solution could have been found.
But the truth is that Elvis Presley arrived as the greatest artist and also returned to Memphis in March 1960. His image before the most conservative public was already closer and different, he had earned everyone's sympathy by serving his country like any young American.
His life changed radically as a result of these circumstances and where he settled from October 4 in the town of Bad Nauheim, where he would live with certain privileges unlike the rest of the soldiers. In September 1959 he would meet the 14-year-old girl he would later marry, Priscilla Beaulieu.