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Me and a Guy Named Elvis

Author : Jerry Schilling,Chuck Crisafulli
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 381 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2007-07-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781592403059

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Me and a Guy Named Elvis by Jerry Schilling,Chuck Crisafulli Pdf

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 : George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli
Publisher : Crown
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2011-01-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780307452757

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Elvis: My Best Man by George Klein,Chuck Crisafulli Pdf

The touching story of thirty years of friendship between George Klein and the King that “offers an insider’s view of Presley the man as opposed to Presley the singer, actor, and icon” (Associated Press). “You capture the essence of Elvis not only in dialogue, but also in giving the reader a sense of his personality, humor, and his spirit of play.”—Priscilla Presley When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later 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. During Elvis’s rise to fame and throughout the wild swirl of his remarkable life, Klein was a steady presence and one of Elvis’s closest and most loyal friends until his untimely death in 1977. In Elvis: My Best Man, a heartfelt, entertaining, and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of Elvis Presley and the early days of rock ’n’ roll, George Klein writes with great affection for the friend he knew about who the King of Rock ’n’ Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. This fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history overflows with insights and anecdotes from someone who was in the middle of it all. From the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis’s iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to making sure that Elvis’s legacy is fittingly honored, GK was a true friend of the King and a trailblazer in the music industry in his own right.

Last Train To Memphis

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Abacus
Page : 723 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2020-04-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780349144450

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Last Train To Memphis by Peter Guralnick Pdf

This is the first of two volumes that make up what is arguably the definitive Elvis biography. Rich in documentary and interview material, this volume charts Elvis' early years and his rise to fame, taking us up to his departure for Germany in 1958. Of all the biographies of Elvis - this is the one you will keep coming back to.

Careless Love

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2012-12-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316206723

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Careless Love by Peter Guralnick Pdf

Hailed as "a masterwork" by the Wall Street Journal, Careless Loveis the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography. Winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award Last Train to Memphis, the first part of Guralnick's two-volume life of Elvis Presley, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "a triumph of biographical art." This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unravelling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It's a breathtaking revelatory drama that for the first time places the events of a too-often mistold tale in a fresh, believable, and understandable context. Elvis' changes during these years form a tragic mystery that Careless Love unlocks for the first time. This is the quintessential American story, encompassing elements of race, class, wealth, sex, music, religion, and personal transformation. Written with grace, sensitivity, and passion, Careless Love is a unique contribution to our understanding of American popular culture and the nature of success, giving us true insight at last into one of the most misunderstood public figures of our times.

If I Can Dream

Author : Larry Geller,Joel Spector,Patricia Romanowski
Publisher : Avon Books
Page : 346 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1990
Category : Music
ISBN : 0380710420

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If I Can Dream by Larry Geller,Joel Spector,Patricia Romanowski Pdf

A long-time confidante of Elvis Presley reveals intimate details of the legendary performer's dreams and disillusionments, showing his disintegration due to drugs and the harm he inflicted on himself

Once Upon a Time

Author : Jonnita Brewer Barrett
Publisher : Brewbar Publishing
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0985805609

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Once Upon a Time by Jonnita Brewer Barrett Pdf

Singer Anita Wood was Elvis' steady girlfriend from 1957-1962. This heartfelt memoir by Anita's daughter covers many key moments Elvis and Anita shared together, plus traces Anita's journey in show business.

Elvis and Me

Author : Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Page : 221 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2022-08-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9798212227056

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Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley Pdf

The inspiration for the major motion picture Priscilla directed by Sofia Coppola, this New York Times bestseller reveals the intimate story of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, told by the woman who lived it. Decades after his death, millions of fans continue to worship Elvis the legend. But very few knew him as Elvis the man. Here in her own words, Priscilla Presley tells the story of their love, revealing the details of their first meeting, their marriage, their affairs, their divorce, and the unbreakable bond that has remained long after his tragic death. A tribute to both the man and the legend, Elvis and Me gives Elvis fans the world over an unprecedented look at the true life of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll and the woman who loved him.

A Little Thing Called Life

Author : Linda Thompson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2016-08-23
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062469762

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A Little Thing Called Life by Linda Thompson Pdf

Award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson breaks her silence, sharing the extraordinary story of her life, career, and epic romances with two of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic, modern American superstars—Elvis Presley and Bruce Jenner For the last forty years, award-winning songwriter Linda Thompson has quietly led one of the most remarkable lives in show business. The longtime live-in love of Elvis Presley, Linda first emerged into the limelight during the 1970s when the former beauty pageant queen caught the eye of the King. Their chance late-night encounter at a movie theater was the stuff of legend, and it marked the beginning of a whirlwind that would stretch across decades, leading to a marriage with Bruce Jenner, motherhood, and more drama than she ever could have imagined. Now, for the first time, Linda opens up about it all, telling the full story of her life, loves, and everything in between. From her humble beginnings in Memphis to her nearly five-year relationship with Elvis, she offers an intimate window into their life together, describing how their Southern roots fueled and sustained Graceland’s greatest romance. Going inside their wild stories and tender moments, she paints a portrait of life with the King, as raucous as it is refreshing. But despite the joy they shared, life with Elvis also had darkness, and her account also presents an unsparing look at Elvis’s twin demons—drug abuse and infidelity—forces he battled throughout their time together that would eventually end their relationship just eight months before his untimely death. It was in the difficult aftermath of Elvis’s death that Linda found what she believed was her true home: the arms of Olympic gold medal—winner Bruce Jenner. Detailing her marriage to Bruce, Linda reveals the seemingly perfect life that they built with their two young sons—Brandon and Brody—before Bruce changed everything with a secret he’d been carrying his entire life, a secret that Linda herself kept for nearly thirty years, a secret that Bruce’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner has finally laid bare for the world. Providing a candid look inside one of the most challenging moments of her life, Linda uncovers the struggles she went through as a woman and a mother, coming to terms with the reality of Bruce’s identity and resolving to embrace him completely no matter what, even as it meant they could no longer be together. And yet, despite her marriage unraveling, her search for love was not over, eventually leading her to the legendary music producer and musician David Foster—a relationship that lasted for nineteen tumultuous years, resulting in a bond that spurred her songwriting career to new heights but also tested her like never before. Filled with compelling and poignant stories and sixteen pages of photographs, A Little Thing Called Life lovingly recounts Linda’s incredible journey through the years, bringing unparalleled insight into three legendary figures.

Elvis, Linda and Me

Author : Jeanne LeMay Dumas
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 155 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2007-03
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 9781600080364

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Elvis, Linda and Me by Jeanne LeMay Dumas Pdf

This special, limited edition, features 70 Full-Color, Never-Before-Seen Photos from Graceland. Millions of Elvis fans all over the world fantasized what it would have been like to know The King. Jeanne LeMay Dumas lived that dream. As Miss Rhode Island, Jeanne met Miss Tennessee Linda Thompson at the 1972 Miss USA Pageant. Striking up an instant friendship, Jeanne moved to Memphis and lived with Linda. As fate would have it, the two young beauties soon met Elvis Presley, and within a few months, Linda moved into Graceland as Elvis's girlfriend. An unforgettable four-and-half-year odyssey had begun... In Elvis, Linda & Me, Dumas offers an intimate portrait of her relationship with Elvis and Linda, recounting the night Linda met Elvis to their breakup just months before Elvis's death. Jeanne saw it all she toured the country with Elvis, worked as one of his secretaries in the office behind Graceland, and even threw sleepovers at Graceland with Thompson. Elvis, Linda & Me recalls...

Good Rockin' Tonight

Author : Joe Esposito
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2016-08-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1501158724

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Good Rockin' Tonight by Joe Esposito Pdf

After nearly two decades as Elvis Presley’s right-hand-man, Joe Esposito gives readers an honest and vivid memoir filled with stories and answers as he recalls the wondrous and exciting life of the King. Joe Esposito first met Elvis Presley in the Army in Germany where they would play football together and travel to Paris for the Holidays. When their days as soldiers were done and Presley moved on to a life on the road and a star in Hollywood, he brought Esposito with him as his road manager. For the first time, Elvis’s closest confidant, best friend, and the unofficial don of the infamous Memphis Mafia is pulling the curtain back on his time with Elvis in order to set the record straight and tell readers what life with the King was really like. This fond and honest memoir shares the good and the bad of life on the road with Elvis, from the concerts to the parties and all the women in between. Complete with sixteen pages of rare photographs, Good Rockin’ Tonight answers the unanswered questions about the life of Elvis Presley, from his long years in Hollywood to his tragic descent into drugs and all of the relationships he made along the way.

Being Elvis

Author : Ray Connolly
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page : 478 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2016-11-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781474604581

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Being Elvis by Ray Connolly Pdf

The perfect companion to Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming biopic Elvis, a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler. What was it like to be Elvis Presley? What did it feel like when impossible fame made him its prisoner? As the world's first rock star there was no one to tell him what to expect, no one with whom he could share the burden of being himself - of being Elvis. On the outside he was all charm, sex appeal, outrageously confident on stage and stunningly gifted in the recording studio. To his fans he seemed to have it all. He was Elvis. With his voice and style influencing succeeding generations of musicians, he should have been free to sing any song he liked, to star in any film he was offered, and to tour in any country he chose. But he wasn't free. The circumstances of his poor beginnings in the American South, which, as he blended gospel music with black rhythm and blues and white country songs, helped him create rock and roll, had left him with a lifelong vulnerability. Made rich and famous beyond his wildest imaginings when he mortgaged his talent to the machinations of his manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, there would be an inevitable price to pay. Though he daydreamed of becoming a serious film actor, instead he grew to despise his own movies and many of the songs he had to sing in them. He could have rebelled. But he didn't. Why? In the Seventies, as the hits rolled in again, and millions of fans saw him in a second career as he sang his way across America, he talked of wanting to tour the world. But he never did. What was stopping him? BEING ELVIS takes a clear-eyed look at the most-loved entertainer ever, and finds an unusual boy with a dazzling talent who grew up to change popular culture; a man who sold a billion records and had more hits than any other singer, but who became trapped by his own frailties in the loneliness of fame.

Elvis and Ginger

Author : Ginger Alden
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 475 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101616130

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Elvis and Ginger by Ginger Alden Pdf

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Elvis Presley’s fiancée and last love tells her story and sets the record straight in this deeply personal memoir that reveals what really happened in the final years of the King of Rock n' Roll. Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story… In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life. Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden. INCLUDES PHOTOS

My Life with Elvis

Author : Becky Yancey,Clifford L. Linedecker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1977
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 0312558341

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My Life with Elvis by Becky Yancey,Clifford L. Linedecker Pdf

Elvis Presley's private secretary provides revelations about goings-on at Graceland, the headquarters of the Presley empire, and about the legendary superstar's generosity and relationships with his father, women, and friends.

Me 'n Elvis

Author : Charlie Hodge,Charles Goodman
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Rock musicians
ISBN : 0916693007

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Me 'n Elvis by Charlie Hodge,Charles Goodman Pdf

Ann-Margret

Author : Ann-Margret,Todd Gold
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1995-02-01
Category : Entertainers
ISBN : 1857978072

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Ann-Margret by Ann-Margret,Todd Gold Pdf