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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Jerry Schilling has spent forty years in the entertainment industry as an actor, a film editor, producer, and a manager for such acts as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Billy Joel. 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. Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. Jerry Schilling has captured the beauty of my father’s spirit in a way that has never been done before. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

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. There is a common theme of how Elvis was a very generous and spiritual person who throughout his trials and tribulations remained loyal to his family, friends and fans. At heart, they are lonely, they are misunderstood, and they seldom reap the reward for the good they do while they are living. Along with Joe Esposito, Red West, Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, and Marty Lacker, Jerry dedicated his life to helping and protecting his friend.One habit of Elvis' that was not a joke was his insistence that his own music never be played inside Graceland. 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).

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. There were a handful of memoirs that highlighted friendships of famous people, and this was one of them. I have a teacher friend who has the uncanny ability to make me feel better about myself than I ever should.

As a lifelong Elvis fan, I've listened to countless recordings, watched every film, and read every book and article about him that I could find. 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. Kind of dreaded reading it, afraid it will be a dry slog of general Elvis history, but it was quite entertaining, and a different view of Elvis and his friendships with people. 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. He is best friends with Priscilla, so we only get tiny fragments of her in the memoir and all of them are positive.

The story begins in Memphis, TN where 12-year-old Jerry starts playing football with a group of neighborhood teenagers, which happens to include a 19-year-old truck driver named Elvis.But more than anything else he was Elvis' 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. Their entire world, upbringing almost - because they were all kids when they started hanging out - was about protecting Elvis.

Ever since I was little I remember going to my grandmas house and watching Elvis's movies and hearing his songs. 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. Sami dolazak u Graceland, šetnja kućom i dvorištem gdje je Elvis živio, zaista su mi pobudili emocije i zainteresiranost, te sam odlučila malo više kopati i istražiti njegov život. He sounds like someone who is so generous because he wants to be not because it would have looked good in the papers.He let Jerry’s dad visit and participate, and brought Jerry’s wife into the fold once he got married. This revival has triggered me to go into another Elvis rabbit hole, and to live my best Elvis life at the moment. 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.



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