“You hear a lot of talk these days about family values. Well, we’re sure that Elvis would have had an interesting perspective on the controversy. He believed deeply and strongly in the sacredness of the nuclear family. His love and respect for Gladys and Vernon was boundless. His generosity towards them was legendary. He often said, “Whatever I own, they own.” Part of his drive to succeed was undoubtedly the desire to make them proud of him as he was of them. In military terms, mission accomplished.” Excerpt from collection card #325 from The Elvis Collection.
I hope you enjoy this video by Katie's Unidentified Projects: Elvis and his mother Gladys-This Lady That Gave Me Life. The first song, "Mama", written by Dudley Brooks with lyrics by Charles O'Curran, was recorded by Elvis on March 28th, 1962, and the second song, "A Mother's Song", is by T. Carter Music.