Elvis, My Best Man

George Klein is working on a new book on Elvis. The working title is "Elvis, My Best Man" and the book is due out in about 18 months. In an interview with Elvis Australia, George said "He was best man at my wedding. That's the working title. It will be from day one, from the first meeting in 1948 until today. It will have inside stories that people don't know and pictures people have never seen. You'll hear the whole, true story. I waited because there were so many books and stories that came out about Elvis after he died and into the eighties and I just didn’t want to get caught up in that circus.
Source: Elvis Australia / Updated: Jul 28, 2006 
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sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2006
Invisible because there were too many capitals in the text
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2006report abuse
I am a little surprised at the vitriolic comments laid at GK. He is probably one of the most loyal of the so called "Memphis Mafia" in my mind. We all applauded Jerry Schilling and some even praised Sonny West. There's no doubt the reason anyone writes books is to make money, I think he has a great story to tell.
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 5, 2006report abuse
Got a New title for your book Georgie.......name it after your Sun Single UT Party.....part 1 U-TELL (UT)...BUT WHAT U TELL will most likely be U-trash (UT Party 2)... donate the Proceedes to a Charity it your a straight guy...and proove your not a hang on...or as some wouid say a Kling On...you know like in the room on the second floor in the mansion where the end came.
sunrecords56 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 30, 2006report abuse
Good old Georgie Klein another official Elvis hanger on... funds must be low, time for a book...i guess he did'nt sell enought copies of his SUN Recording UT Party UT Part 1 and UT Party 2 ... I's like to see the pictures... but who would believe his words
June (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2006report abuse
It doesn't matter if Mr. Klein was not so close to Elvis in Humes. I can't see that they could have been, they were too different. But, this book would still be very interesting. As far as I know, he has never said a bad word about our hero and he is always very gracious to Elvis fans. That alone is worth the price of the book.
elvislady (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2006report abuse
i will read some reviews on this one before i buy it. i think it will be interesting.
Elvisy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2006report abuse
George Klein's book will be very interesting I'm sure since he really was close to Elvis and seems an honest man.Can't wait for it! By the way I read somewhere that JD Summner was so fed-up by all the rubbish and untruths written about Elvis that he made a dvd before he died saying that" he would like to clear-up many untruths which were written by so called friends and family.He had kept silent too long! His words not mine ok? We all know JD was Elvis' trusted friend and adviser. Anyone knows about this dvd? I would love to get it. Please let me know
PTCJones (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
I hear GK mention this book quite a bit on Elvis Radio in which he has his own show twice a week. He originally had a couple of tentative titles for the book and at one stage he wanted people to call for which one they preferred. His reminiscences are essential listening when coming home from work on Friday afternoons. I can't wait for this book, he was there right at the beginning.
Bill E. Burk (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
George Klein has been "going to publish" this book since we first tried to interview him for our own book, Early Elvis: The Humes Years, (now in its 3rd printing), in 1990 ! He's insisting on a $1 million advance from any publisher, when, in fact, all Priscilla Presley got for her book was $750,000. If ... his book does eventually get printed, I will be quite interested in seeing all the photos of him with his best friend Elvis during their Humes days. Meanwhile, don't hold your breath for this release.
MauriceColgan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
George greeted us warmly at a Casino in Tunica Mississippi back in 2002 when we were introduced to him. He had interrupted his work to meet us. We spoke about Elvis for a while, we took some photos of George, and he gave us his business card in case we ever wanted to contact him. I look forward eagerly to reading his book. He was a life long friend of Elvis.
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
I look forward to this book as well, I'm sure the George has a few interesting stories to tell. I find it very sad that some people choose to just mention the aspect of money when every new book is announced.
The Memphis Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
I think that it would be good to have a book from someone who was a good friend of Elvis. I expect this book will have a lot of fond memories of Elvis and I would welcome a book like that. Too many books have been written by people who claim that they really knew Elvis, well, in the case of George Klein, I think he was a close friend and did know him well. I have only ever heard Mr Klein speak of Elvis in a positive way, so I look forward to this being published.
Martin DJ (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
Who needs money? He does.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2006report abuse
Well what to say ?

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