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

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Jerry is one of the very few people who had the opportunity to know Elvis long before he became "the king," and he spent over two decades as a member of Elvis's most trusted group of friends - the Memphis Mafia. It's been 45 years since Elvis' death, and I'm currently enjoying the Elvis "Revival" that Baz Luhrmann's movie has brought.

I found the insight to Elvis never really socializing outside of his inner circle, the first hand personal side of Elvis, and the Beatles meeting very interesting. In the fall of 1964, when I first went to work for Elvis after a decade of friendship with him, I was a few practice teaching credits shy of becoming a history teacher. Jerry does a very admirable job of giving fans a chance to really see Elvis not as just a superstar entertainer but also as a man who had personal dreams, vulnerabilities, doubts, and challenges as a human being. Volim taj stari nostalgični zvuk 50-tih i 60-tih godina prošlog stoljeća, a on je jedan od najvećih začetnika upravo takvog zvuka i glazbe. 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.

I know some ‘insiders’ are still out to cash-in on his fame when they spill details (whether it be in a book or in film), but I might still get glimpses of the legendary truth here and there. Schilling Elvisa naravno opisuje kao "dobrog tipa", ali isto tako ne osporava da je kralj od samih početaka bio ovisan o tabletama. I have a teacher friend who has the uncanny ability to make me feel better about myself than I ever should. 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.Jerry Schilling was a friend of Elvis for years and is still involved in developing Elvis projects, including projects with EPE. 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? A little long winded on the same subjects but you could tell the author really loved to tell these stories.

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. Ako volite Elvisa, svakako preporučam, no mislim da bi svakako trebala pročitati i Priscillinu knjigu i vidjeti onu "drugu" stranu priče. He sounds like someone who is so generous because he wants to be not because it would have looked good in the papers.And I’m glad I read this one, because it had such a lovely story to tell: that of a close friendship between the author, Jerry Schilling, and Elvis, that spanned their entire adult lives. 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. By the time Warner Bros rolled out their biopic of Elvis in mid-2022, and even though it starred the beloved Tom Hanks as The Colonel, I opted for the depth of a book and the lens of friendship. Jerry had the keys to the kingdom, the keys to the King's houses, to the King's cars, to the heart of what made Elvis a King in the first place. One night in Las Vegas, he passed a lounge where a burly singer was "overdoing the Elvis vibrato just a bit," the author says.

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