Elvis: And the Memphis Mafia

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Aurum Press, Limited, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 792 pages
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This vivid oral biography of Elvis Presley is based on the recollections of three members of the Memphis Mafia, the entourage who accompanied Elvis every day, from 1956 to his death in 1977. These were the men closest to Elvis, the ones who knew him bestóBilly Smith, Elvisí first cousin; Marty Lacker, foreman of the Memphis Mafia; and Lamar Fike, who joined the army with Elvis. Together, they offer rare insights into the greatest legend of them all, from the phenomenal successes to the long, devastating decline. It is†a uniquely revealing portrait of a tragic figure whose immense talent changed the course of American music and culture.

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User Review  - Snailes - Goodreads

A very concise account of Elvis Presley's life and career, albeit with a lot of trivia and gossip. The authoress is biased because she has been fascinated with Elvis since her early childhood, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Read this if you've ever thought it would be cool to be famous. Poor Elvis, everywhere he turned people wanted something from him and he had no inner peace to turn to whatsoever. His friends all say ... Read full review


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A feature writer for "Entertainment Weekly", "USA Weekend", and "The New York Times", Alanna Nash is a longtime chronicler of popular culture. She is the author of five books, including "Elvis Aaron Presley: Revelations from the Memphis Mafia" and "Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch", which was the basis for the feature film "Up Close and Personal". Named one of the "Heavy 100 of Country Music" by "Esquire" magazine, Nash holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the Society of Professional Journalists' National Member of the Year in 1994. Please visit the author's website: www.colonelparker.com

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