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 best—Billy Smith, Elvis’ 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  - Caryn.Rose - LibraryThing

My dirty little secret is that I have read pretty much the majority of Elvis tell-all books over the years. So as part of preparing for a trip to Memphis this summer, I felt like I needed to read ... Read full review

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More of a conversation in book form. Interesting. 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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