Unplugged & Totally Uncut
Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Linda Thompson A Little Thing Called Life

September 2, 20166 min
Unforgettable relationships have shaped Linda Thompson’s life—two breathtaking love stories that this refined Southern Bell has kept private, until now. Born and raised in a small suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, Linda was determined to make it as an independent woman in the 1970s American South. Using the scholarships she won with beauty pageant titles, the brainy beauty queen attended Memphis State University. Only twelve credits shy of her degree, she met Elvis Presley. For the coed and the King, it was love at first sight. While Linda became Elvis’ muse, he encouraged her to devote herself to her songwriting—a passion that would blossom into an award-winning career. For nearly five years, these creative soulmates lived happily in Graceland, raising Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie. But Elvis’ drug use and erratic behavior eventually split them apart, just eight months before his death. Moving to Los Angeles, Linda nurtured her music career and became a star on the long-running variety sh

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