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Elvis: My Best Man

When George Klein was in the eighth grade, he couldn t have known how important the new kid with the guitar the boy named Elvis would become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. In this heartfelt, entertaining and affectionate memoir, George Klein writes candidly about their friendship, which began at school and continued through Elvis s rise to fame and the wild swirl of his tumultuous life, right up until the singer s tragic death. Writing with the authority of someone who was in the midst of it all, from the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars and butting heads with Elvis s iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, GK reveals who the King of Rock n Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. Full of anecdotes and first-hand accounts of some of the most defining moments in Elvis s life, this book captures the true essence of the man behind the music. It is a fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history.
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A unique and candid memoir by one of the King's closest lifelong friends


About the Author

GEORGE 'GK' KLEIN is a Memphis native and a pioneering disc jockey and television host. He and Elvis met in the eighth grade at Humes High in North Memphis, and they became lifelong friends. Today, Klein hosts a program for Sirius XM Radio's Elvis channel, Memphis Sounds for WYPL-18 TV, and the Elvis Hour for WMC radio in Memphis, where he lives with his wife, Dara. He misses Elvis every day. CHUCK CRISAFULLI is a veteran entertainment journalist and author, most recently of Go to Hell- A Heated History of the Underworld, and Me and a Guy Named Elvis, with Jerry Schilling.


"GK was there from the beginning, and there 'til the end. This book is fact." * Jerry Lee Lewis * "This memoir has the authentic twang of someone who was really there to see it all...If you like Presley, you'll love this book" -- Mike Simkins * Daily Mail *

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