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Elvis: My Best Man Softcover Book

When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn't have known how important the new kid with the guitar-the boy named Elvis-would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. During Elvis's rise to fame and throughout the wild swirl of his remarkable life, Klein was a steady presence and one of Elvis's closest and most loyal friends until his untimely death in 1977.

In Elvis: My Best Man, a heartfelt, entertaining, and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of Elvis Presley and the early days of rock 'n' roll , George Klein writes with great affection for the friend he knew-about who the King of Rock 'n' Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. This fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history overflows with insights and anecdotes from someone who was in the middle of it all. From the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis's iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to making sure that Elvis's legacy is fittingly honored, GK was a true friend of the King and a trailblazer in the music industry in his own right.

"George, bravo! I learned some new things about you and your life, especially the earlier years. I feel you capture the essence of Elvis not only in dialogue, but also in giving the reader a sense of his personality, humor, and his spirit of play. . . I know that Elvis would be proud that you've remained his loyal and lifelong friend."-Priscilla Presley


  • Written By George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli
  • Softcover
  • 320 Pages
  • 7.84(w) x 5.28(h) x 0.69(d)
  • Released: January 2011

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Margie A.
My Best Man

Was the best book about Elvis - can really see that George Klein was a great friend to Elvis and of Elvis

Linda C.
Elvis My Best Man

Great!. I love Elvis! Everything about him is interesting to me, especially info from his best friends. He has been a big part of my life for over 65 years. and he always will be. I just love him!

Linda Y.
Great Book

Awesome insight into George and Elvis' friendship, great stories!

kadence w.


Sandra S.
My book of Elvis, that GK wrote about him and Elvis.

I'm reading it now,love that to.

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