Elvis’ long time friend and comedian Jackie Kahane died in 2001, he was 79. He’s one of the few people around Elvis that has never received much attention. That’s a shame; Jackie was a very nice and funny guy! Like Colonel Parker use to say: “He’s a very funny man who can make all age groups laugh without embarrassing anyone"
EU Productions will release a tribute CD to Jackie Kahane entitled "Reading Of The Diary" on Friday March 28th. This release will contain an in-deep interview with Jackie Kahane, some rare recordings of Elvis and his group on tour and last but not least the very funny recording of the reading of the diary. The story behind this "Diary" is that Jackie kept a diary on every tour he was on with Elvis. When the tour was over, he, the band and all the crew people would have a party (not attended by Elvis) were Jackie would read the diary and make fun of some the things that happened on the tour. This time (July 1976) Jackie “interviewed” Felton Jarvis (who’s dressed up as Elvis and acting like him).
1 Reading Of The Diary
2 Interview With Jackie Kahane
3 Elvis On Tour Talk