Lacker And Moman On George Klein's Tapes

The Elvis Information Network site published commends by Marty Lacker and Chips Morman on the announcements by George Klein he had "raw" tapes from the American Studio in his possession.

Chips Moman said the only way George had that tape from American with the unsweetened songs cut there is to have taken it from the studio without permission.

Chips also said that George had sent him another tape with some songs on it claiming it was Elvis singing and wanted Chips to authenticate it as Elvis. Chips refused because it wasn't Elvis. Chips' comment to Marty Lacker is, "I thought George loved Elvis, why would he want to pass some impersonator off as Elvis and want me to authenticate it when he knew it wasn't Elvis."

Chips also said if George tried to release the unsweetened American songs he would take legal action against George.

Marty Lacker said: My own opinion that if George did that he'd have a legal problem with BMG and EPE also. I doubt he'd do that."
Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Mar 25, 2008 
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Dixieland Rock (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 28, 2008report abuse
Glad to hear Lacker & Moman weigh in on this. Well said.
gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 27, 2008report abuse
I think he over blows his time with Elvis and is out for money. I remember hearing him on Sirius with Charlie Hodge saying how much they both meant to each other and then when Charlie dies George doesn't even have the courtesy to show up at the funeral.
Jumpin Jehosaphat (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2008report abuse
Georgie is the King of the hangers on now if he can come up with something real like a Lost Sun Session tape, or an alternate for July 2nd 1956, Like Hound Dog, Dont Be Cruel, any way you want me then George would be a National Hero. But he is like a Jack in the Box, keep winding him up and he pops out holding a bag of beans (Non Magical) which maybe he can trade for a Donkey and ride out of town.
lonnie beale (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2008report abuse
totally agree with Harvey with exception that in my opinion Elvis was ONLY surrounded by scum bags. As these scum bags get older and/or more desperate for money/one up man ship their claims get more ludicrous and their actual part in Elvis' history more exaggerated.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2008report abuse
George is certainly not as bad as some of the scumbags Elvis had hanging around him, but he isn't doing himself any favours by claiming he has tapes of this nature. Surely any "unsweetened" Memphis '69 tapes he might have must be things that have been bootlegged by now. Thing is, George and people like him don't keep up with what's going on in the "import" world like we do, so he probably thinks he's sitting on something really rare. How many times have we heard that sort of thing before? I'd be more interested to know which "interview" tapes he says he has.
al shookup (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2008report abuse
George Klein reminds me of one of those little birds that live off the backs of the Hippos....taking advantage of the scraps where they can but not contributing much in the great scheme of things!
weemus (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2008report abuse
I have never trusted Klein. From the beinning, when he would pop up for a photo op with Elvis, he was always bragging and claiming a familiarity with him you could tell was overblown. It's no surprise he's trying to horn in again. - Col. Lonnie Fain, Weemus Studio
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2008report abuse
i believe it was marty that pushed elvis to do the song
Presleygirl (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 25, 2008report abuse
I've heard George Klein on his radio show on SIRIUS say several times that he had some Elvis tapes and "discussed" with BMG and/or EPE to purchase them and they never came up with enough money to make George happy. If George does have these unreleased tapes of Elvis then why doesn't he just release them for the fans he claims to care about. Why is always about money? I know George has had money problems in the past, but isn't he doing well now? I remember him also saying he had tapes of Elvis singing duets with either Glen Campbell or BJ Thomas or someone like that, I really can't remember who he said now. Is George for real or full of a lot of hot air? I would like to think that his love and concern for Elvis' memory and Elvis' fans is true and sincere, but I sometimes wonder. I like to listen to his stories, but sometimes wonder if he doesn't add to a little bit. According to George, Elvis wouldn't have recorded "Suspicious Minds" had it not been for George strongly suggesting Elvis record it. Is that true?

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