Elvis: My Best Man
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When George Klein was thirteen, he couldn't have known how important the new kid in class - the one 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 close friendship, which began at school and continued through Elvis' rise to fame and the wild swirl of his tumultuous life, right up to 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 and hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis' iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, GK reveals who the King 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 the legend's life, Elvis: My Best Man captures the true essence of the man behind the music.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, ports.
  • 0753539535
  • 9780753539538
  • 1,098,136

About George Klein

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.show more

Review quote

"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 Mailshow more

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"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"show more

Back cover copy

'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.' DAILY MAIL Sat in a Memphis classroom aged 13, George Klein couldn't have known how important the new kid in school - the one with the guitar, the boy named Elvis - would become in his life. In this heartfelt, entertaining and affectionate memoir, Klein writes candidly about their close friendship, which began at school and continued through Elvis's rise to fame, right up to the singer's tragic death. Packed with anecdotes and first-hand accounts of some of the most defining moments in the legend's life, Elvis: My Best Man captures the true essence of the man they called the King. 'GK was there from the beginning, and there 'til the end. This book is fact.' JERRY LEE LEWIS 'George Klein is something else. Through the years, George has been right there. He's got the great stories and he's always talked about Elvis and presented him with great dignity.' TOM PETTYshow more

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