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Good Rockin' Tonight: Twenty Years on the Road and on the Town with Elvis Hardcover – 1 Oct 1994
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Joe Esposito was best man at Elvis' wedding, along with another best man, Marty Lacker. Joe met Elvis while serving together in the US Army in 1958, and began work for Elvis immediately upon their discharge in 1960. He 'served the king' for the next seventeen years, until Elvis' untimely death in 1977.
With this in mind, I recommend this book to fans who wish to hear the stories from someone who was very close to Elvis. And the truth is sometimes uncomfortable, but at least you hope the events and incidents as described by Joe are not made up or sensationalized.
For me, Joe's only offence is that he was sympathetic to Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As most fans know, Parker's greed and mismanagement greatly contributed to Elvis' early demise, and Joe's praise of Parker is unforgivable. I also sensed some animosity towards Elvis in some parts, but I tend to attribute that to the feelings of guilt in failing to protect Elvis from the elements that eventually claimed his life. And that goes to all who wrote their books about their association with Elvis. Rightly or wrongly, they all blamed Elvis.
A recommended read, but expect to be irritated on one or two occasions.
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