Me and a Guy Named Elvis

Author: Jerry Schilling,Chuck Crisafulli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered into a Memphis touch football game, only to discover that his team was quarterbacked by a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the local teenager whose first record, "That’s All Right," had just debuted on Memphis radio. The two became fast friends, even as Elvis turned into the world’s biggest star. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to work for him as part of his "Memphis Mafia," and Jerry soon found himself living with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his own room at Graceland. Over the next thirteen years Jerry would work for Elvis in various capacities — from bodyguard to photo double to co-executive producer on a karate film. But more than anything else he was Elvis’s close friend and confidant: Elvis trusted Jerry with protecting his life when he received death threats, he asked Jerry to drive him and Priscilla to the hospital the day Lisa Marie was born and to accompany him during the famous "lost weekend" when he traveled to meet President Nixon at the White House. Me and a Guy Named Elvis looks at Presley from a friend’s perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon — including insights into the creative frustrations that lead to Elvis’s abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death. Jerry offers never-before-told stories about life inside Elvis’s inner circle and an emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. These vivid memories will be priceless to Elvis’s millions of fans, and the compelling story will fascinate an even wider audience.

Elvis: My Best Man

Author: Chuck Crisafulli,George Klein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448112621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3988


When George Klein was thirteen, he couldn't have known how important the new kid in class - the one with the guitar, the boy named Elvis - would become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. In this heartfelt, entertaining and affectionate memoir, George Klein writes candidly about their close friendship, which began at school and continued through Elvis's rise to fame and the wild swirl of his tumultuous life, right up to the singer's tragic death. Writing with the authority of someone who was in the midst of it all, from the good times at Graceland and hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis's iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, GK reveals who the King really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. Full of anecdotes and first-hand accounts of some of the most defining moments in the legend's life, Elvis: My Best Man captures the true essence of the man behind the music.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Elvis: My Best Man

Author: George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753539535

Category:

Page: 306

View: 6373


"When George Klein was in the eighth grade, he couldn't have known how important the new kid with the guitar the boy named Elvis would become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. In this heartfelt, entertaining and affectionate memoir, George Klein writes candidly about their friendship, which began at school and continued through Elvis's rise to fame and the wild swirl of his tumultuous life, right up until the singer's tragic death. Writing with the authority of someone who was in the midst of it all, from the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars and butting heads with Elvis's iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, GK reveals who the King of Rock 'n' Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. Full of anecdotes and first-hand accounts of some of the most defining moments in Elvis's life, this book captures the true essence of the man behind the music. It is a fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history."

Blue Suede News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rock music

Page: N.A

View: 608


My Cross to Bear

Author: Gregg Allman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006211204X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2779


For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

Elvis

Author: Jerry Osborne

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 340

View: 7888


A comprehensive transcription of every public word ever uttered by Elvis uses interviews, monologues, and recorded phone conversations to piece together an "autobiographical" account of The King's life. 35,000 first printing.