Fearing he had been forgotten, Presley defied Parker and made a comeback television special.
Over the summer he taped the television special that was released on December 3 to high ratings.
It's soundtrack reached #8 and produced his first Top Twenty single "If I Can Dream" (#12, 1968) since 1965.
February 1, 1968 their only child Lisa Marie was born, exactly nine months after the wedding.
June 28 Elvis began taping a Christmas special for NBC Television, dressed in his black leather. He returned back to the top of the American Entertainment scene.
With this success Presley turned to performing in Las Vegas.
On October 9, 1973, after 5 years of marriage Elvis and Priscilla were divorced. It was Elvis who filed for the divorce, as token gesture to save Priscilla the embarrassment as she was the mother of his daughter, Lisa Marie, who only 4 years old at the time.
"My worst memory, and the worst day of my life has to be the day Priscilla took Lisa Marie away from Graceland," says Schilling. "To this day, that image still haunts me..."
"It was I very sad day for all of us," says Schilling. "I remember how Elvis just stood in Lisa's bedroom and watched in silence as Alberta (Graceland's cook) helped Priscilla pack Lisa's clothes and toys into several suitcases... Elvis said nothing, but I could the pain in his eyes," recalls Schilling.
"Suddenly, he yelled out to me and Joe (Esposito) to help Priscilla put the baggage into the car. Elvis just couldn't bring himself to carry the bags out to the car, himself," whispers Schilling.
Until that finally moment, Elvis was still composed, but when it was time to bid farewell to his daughter, Elvis broke down and cried as he swooped his beloved Lisa into his arms.
Elvis held Lisa tight for a very long time. "Be a good girl, Button-head," whispered Elvis. (Button-head was Elvis' pet name for Lisa) "You come and visit often, you hear," said Elvis trying to hold back the tears.
When Lisa Marie was 8-years-old, her proud father, Elvis, gave his beloved child a mink coat and a diamond ring. Elvis spoiled their little girl so much that Lisa Marie would throw tantrums when she returned to her mother after a Daddy visit, screaming, "I wanna go back to Graceland!"
There, Elvis allowed Lisa Marie to tear around in her own golf cart until 4 a.m. "She was a terror when I got her back," says Priscilla.
Presley married her first husband Danny Keough on October 3, 1988.
They had two children together, Danielle Riley (born May 19, 1989) and Benjamin Storm (born October 21, 1992). Presley divorced Keough on May 6, 1994.
On August 10, 2002 she married Nicolas Cage, someone well-known for his Elvis-obsession. They were together for only three months and divorced in 2002 (Cage later remarried).
In 2005 Presley was said to be dating her guitarist, Michael Lockwood.
The story of her parents' life together and her birth and childhood until her father's passing in 1977 was recounted in her mother's 1985 book, Elvis and Me.
KING: Were you very close to your father?
LISA-MARIE PRESLEY: Yes.
KING: It was a daddy-daughter kind of thing?
L.-M. PRESLEY: Yeah, very much.
KING: What was he like as a father?
L.-M. PRESLEY: Very adoring, very sweet. Very -- I mean, I knew that he was crazy about me.
KING: Did you know what he was to the world at 9?
L.-M. PRESLEY: Yeah. You know, in some weird way I definitely got sort of grooved into the whole idea early on. So I don't know how that happened. It just kind of -- it just was -- that was my life. I didn't know any different.
∙ Her debut album To Whom It May Concern was certified Gold.
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