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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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' abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death. 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?

Really, this was (according to Schilling) the reason Elvis got married, forced to by Colonel Parker to force Elvis to grow up and create a more adult image.It is a captivating, well-written, and un-crucifying account of many historic moments that shows the real birth and evolution of Rock and Roll and how it bridged the racial divide. I love your honesty you did not feel the need to sensationlize Elvis's affair but touched briefly on the leading ladies in his life. U mnogim recenzijama drugih Elvisovih knjiga, a posebno one Priscille Presley, pročitala sam da ga Schilling opisuje u malo boljem svijetlu od onoga kakav je zaista bio. One of my bucket list requests would be to one day get to spend a day - or two - just hearing all the stories from those who knew him best.

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. Jerry Schilling, autor ove knjige, imao je priliku upoznati Elvisa kao dječak na igralištu u Memphisu, kada ga je Elvis pozvao da s njime zaigra nogomet. Their entire world, upbringing almost - because they were all kids when they started hanging out - was about protecting Elvis. What Jerry Schilling has written in Me and a Guy Named Elvis is an account of one man’s experience, a personal memoir that, while it places its narrator squarely in the midst of historic events, never claims credit for those events in the way that so many self-serving memoirs are inclined to do.Through the words of this book I grasped that Elvis began to loose his humanness because people talked to him like he was this super hero but he was just a guy that had major talent. Elvis had taken you on a journey of the rise of fame, places, celebrities you got to meet, and the birth of his beloved daughter, Lisa Marie. but have warm hearts toward the oppressed of all classes; *but they hide their feelings, and allow people to think what they please*. 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.

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. But there were other times when you could sense just how tired he’d become of night after night of one-night stands, and when you could see what a toll it had taken on him.This is exactly how I pictured Jerry Schilling after finishing his book "Me and a Guy Named Elvis: My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley". Ako volite Elvisa, svakako preporučam, no mislim da bi svakako trebala pročitati i Priscillinu knjigu i vidjeti onu "drugu" stranu priče. 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. 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. During that time I have read quite a few Elvis biographies; however, this one stands out at the top of the list due to Jerry Schilling’s sincerity and close tie to Elvis Presley -the man- as well as the entertainer.

Along with Joe Esposito, Red West, Sonny West, Charlie Hodge, and Marty Lacker, Jerry dedicated his life to helping and protecting his friend. stormed into the lounge, walked right up onstage, hoisted his cane like he was going clobber the guy and said, 'If you're going to do it, do it right. 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.

And sure, some of the details Jerry depicts -- from Elvis' generosity to his drug addiction -- are common knowledge, but it is his simple prosaic style and ability to make those around him shine that makes this account a gem.



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