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

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

Jerry Schilling, Chuck Crisafulli


On a lazy Sunday in 1954, twelve-year-old Jerry Schilling wandered right into a Memphis contact soccer online game, merely to find that his workforce was once quarterbacked by means of a nineteen-year-old Elvis Presley, the neighborhood teen whose first list, "That’s All Right," had simply debuted on Memphis radio. the 2 turned quick pals, at the same time Elvis became the world’s largest famous person. In 1964, Elvis invited Jerry to paintings for him as a part of his "Memphis Mafia," and Jerry quickly discovered himself dwelling with Elvis full-time in a Bel Air mansion and, later, in his personal room at Graceland. Over the following 13 years Jerry could paintings for Elvis in a number of capacities — from bodyguard to picture double to co-executive manufacturer on a karate movie. yet greater than anything he used to be Elvis’s shut good friend and confidant: Elvis relied on Jerry with keeping his existence while he obtained loss of life threats, he requested Jerry to force him and Priscilla to the medical institution the day Lisa Marie used to be born and to accompany him through the recognized "lost weekend" while he traveled to fulfill President Nixon on the White apartment. Me and a man Named Elvis seems to be at Presley from a friend’s point of view, delivering readers the guy instead of the icon — together with insights into the artistic frustrations that result in Elvis’s abuse of prescription medication and his tragic loss of life. Jerry bargains never-before-told tales approximately existence within Elvis’s internal circle and an emotional recounting of the nice occasions, demanding occasions, and exact occasions he and Elvis shared. those bright stories may be beneficial to Elvis’s thousands of lovers, and the compelling tale will fascinate a good wider viewers.

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