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Col. Tom Parker Home and Office for Sale - John Dunn

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MADISON, TN -- Elvis Presley is one of the world's most popular singers. Some people would credit part of Elvis' success to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Now, you can own a part of that partnership.

Colonel Tom Parker was the man behind the king. The colonel managed, promoted and helped build Elvis' career. He did it all from his home and office in Madison, Tennessee.

If you listen closely you may just hear the sounds of Elvis coming from the walls of the home on Gallatin Road. There are pictures showing rock and roll's biggest star posing with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The two of them crafted a career that's difficult to fathom.

"I guess some of the most momentous decisions in American entertainment history happened right here in this basement," says owner Steve North. Attorney Steve North now owns the colonel's office, but much of the original charm remains. You will see the pine paneling, the entertainment bar, and pink, black and aqua-tiled bathrooms.

Gone are the 35 tons of Elvis memorabilia that used to sit here. There are no more fan letters, gold records, and jumpsuits.

The Ed Sullivan show was a hallmark of Elvis' career. The colonel made that deal, along with thousands of others, from his basement office. "The Colonel said how much, and Ed Sullivan said we're going to pay you more than we've ever paid anybody...$50,000. Colonel said that's about right for much for the boy?," says North.

The colonel's home and office is now for sale. The listing is on ebay with a starting bid of $100,000. Music historian Stephen Shutts is leading the sale. "It's staggering to think of the career that was generated out of this building," says Shutts.

Colonel Tom Parker died in 1997, 20 years after Elvis, but the building where music history was made remains. Now it's ready for a new chapter.

The only things left in the house when Steve North bought it from Colonel Tom's office manager were a silver and black brush and two razors. We can't say for sure that Elvis ever used them, but North likes to think, it's possible.

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