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Elvis and the Memphis Mafia Paperback – 1 Aug 2005
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'Gripping' -- Daily Express
'The best Elvis book written to date' -- Uncut
A monumental oral biography filled with raucous joy, aching loss and terrible poignancy, Elvis Aaron Presley is the first book to capture the King - the man and the phenomenon - in his full complexity. Through revealing interviews with three of Elvis's closest friends, who were also his protectors and rescuers, Nash achieves the first true mapping of Elvis's psyche. Billy Smith - Elvis's first cousin and the person he reputedly loved most after his own mother -, Marty Lacker - best man at his wedding and foreman of the 'Memphis Mafia', the handpicked group of gatekeepers and confidants - and Lamar Fike - touring crew member who accompanied Elvis to the army - were with Elvis from his teens to his final days and provide unique access to the greatest of all legends. The revelations sweep through every aspect of Elvis's life, from the childhood seeds of his drug dependency, through his fear for his mother's life and his plan to change his identity, to his bizarre self-mutilation. No one who reads this symphonic blending of three proud, ribald, sad and ultimately wistful voices can fail to be profoundly moved.See all Product description
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I must admit once you got into the book it is difficult to put down, I am not a fan but did like some of his recordings. What made the book more interesting was that we have been to Graceland's so could relate to locations in the book. While doing the tour at Graceland's a fan or not the Quantity of Gold & Platinum discs is Very impressive indeed, hundreds of them.
Its a pity he was badly advised by many close people around him, a must read book!
So the crucial difference between this and other so called body guard books (e.g. "Elvis What Happened?"), or worse still the infamous Goldman book, is that events in Elvis's life are placed chronologically and within a context.
There is no escaping the fact Elvis's final years of 1976 / 77 were tragic. But one gets a deeper understanding here of how that came about. Highly recommended.
Sometimes it goes on and on about Elvis's finances, which are a bit boring - I enjoyed the
Juicy bits about his philandering and the general 60s vibe which is very well remembered and described.
There are just a few paragraphs about his supposedly faked death and as the book was written quite a few years
ago, most of the guys narrating are now dead.
However, I enjoyed this book immensely.
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