Revelations from the Memphis Mafia by Alanna Nash - AbeBooksI was actually stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something". He was, and is supreme". Elvis, the icon, is arguably one of the most potent symbols of popular culture". He would watch The Student Prince which was set in Heidelberg, over and over again. He loved the power of the big voices. And he loved big orchestras. He liked real dramatic things".
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No one who reads this symphonic blending of three proud, ribald, sad and ultimately wistful voices can fail to be profoundly moved. 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 A real in depth look at the life of Elvis Presley as told by his bodyguards. It had a lot of interesting facts that I have never read anywhere else and I have read lots of books on Elvis.
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The "Memphis Mafia" was the nickname given by rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley to a group of friends, associates, employees and cousins whose main functions were to accompany, protect, and serve Elvis from the beginning of his career in until his death in Several members filled practical roles in the singer's life. For instance, they were employed to work for him as bodyguards or on tour logistics and scheduling. In these cases Elvis paid salaries, but most lived off fringe benefits such as gifts, cars, houses and bonuses. Over the years, the number of members grew and changed, but for the most part there was a core group who spent a lot of time with the singer.