Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

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Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley

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Instead, he took a little punishment and ended up with four new fans, something I witnessed over and over again. Jerry was also there for some pivotal moments and gives us his memories of them - meeting the Beatles, meeting Nixon, the Star is Born meeting with Streisand. 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. I have a teacher friend who has the uncanny ability to make me feel better about myself than I ever should.

Schilling goes to great lengths to sanitize Elvis's flaws and his own by glossing over many of the details about Elvis's infidelities, his immorality and his well-documented drug abuse. I agree with you when you said Elvis had too many creative dissappointments very sad, he would have been the next James Dean, Marlon Brando he had depth in his acting career. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. A man of great talents, but also a man who struggled mightily to find a balance in his life between his creative passions and the real-world challenges he constantly faced. 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.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. His stage jumpsuits had originally been designed to accommodate his intensely physical performances. I still believe that if Elvis had dumped the Colonel, he could have given more of himself to his movies, traveled overseas and made top-selling records again. I picked this up on audiobook because I'm KIND OF excited about that Elvis biopic coming out by Baz Luhrmann (yes, Romeo + Juliet Luhrmann). Memphis was also home to WDIA, the first station in the whole country to have a black on-air staff, even though the station itself was white-owned.

His personal life is also presented in what I suspect to be a better light than it probably was, only confessing to being unfaithful to his wife once. Ako volite Elvisa, svakako preporučam, no mislim da bi svakako trebala pročitati i Priscillinu knjigu i vidjeti onu "drugu" stranu priče. where else can you read about the King giving karate lessons to Liza Minnelli in a hotel room while Chubby Checker and porn star Linda Lovelace looked on? One habit of Elvis' that was not a joke was his insistence that his own music never be played inside Graceland. I will admit that I was nervous to read another book on this subject, especially by a friend (there are not many who remain in my life from this time period, as Jerry does), but this book is by far my favorite.

There was maybe one mention of a closed-door meeting with Elvis and the Colonel, which the Colonel came out the victor. I understand that Elvis chose these folks to be around him, so he had a saying in who was around him, and yet, the majority of these men were happy to be yes men to him, happy to mooch on his generosity and enablers of his poor choices. Schilling has the goodswhere else can you read about the King giving karate lessons to Liza Minnelli in a hotel room while Chubby Checker and porn star Linda Lovelace looked on? He bought an out-of-service Convair 880 jet… He immediately rechristened it the Lisa Marie… the interior was refurbished to his very specific design requirements.

What makes "Me and a Guy Named Elvis" most extraordinary is the deep level of love and friendship the two men shared. But I still have to wonder how Jerry could become friends with the Colonel and respect him for what he had done for Elvis. Off the slopes, Elvis spent a lot of time with … Denver policemen he had met on past trips to the city.Elvis worked incredibly hard to achieve what he did, and if my book accomplishes anything, I want it to remind people what a revolutionary force he was in kicking down barriers - between different kinds of music and between people of different races - and in opening up a whole new world of possibilities for us with the gift of rock and roll. I don't think the intent was to chronicle every single detail of his day-to-day with E but to give a sense for the real man and the friendship. Jerry Schilling foi o anjo da guarda de Elvis, de Lisa Marie e, até os dias de hoje, é um grande amigo de Priscilla. He also downplays so many critical moments in his relationship with Elvis, such as the various times when he made the decision to leave Elvis's inner circle (as though this were just matter-of-fact).

I feel that the Colonel prevented him from exercising those attributes and contributed to his drug abuse and death. It is an account of two good-ole-boys from Memphis who begin their journey orchestrating touch football games, but end up touching each other's lives meaningfully even beyond the tragic death of the man known as the King. Ona 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 teenage whose first record, "That's All Right," had just debuted on Memphis radio. It’s still fairly easy to find the classic conspiracy theory that he didn’t actually die (complete with various accounts of sightings).We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. but have warm hearts toward the oppressed of all classes; *but they hide their feelings, and allow people to think what they please*. Every single time I have lunch with him, go see a movie or a football game, I realize how lucky I am to have him as a friend. Only Jerry can tell us what it was like to be with Elvis at every stage of his life, and what it was like for his friends and family when Elvis was gone.



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