Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:22 am
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Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:05 am
norrie wrote:I'm sure Elvis would have been happy he signed for the right man.
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:43 am
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:45 am
Elton wrote:Cool Doc....I'am just glad Elvis did not take Denny's advice!
Elvis wasn't happy with every guest who came by the Beverly Wilshire that week, though. He was looking forward to a visit from Faron Young, a country and now film star whom Elvis considered to be one of the cooler of the country guys he'd toured with early on. But Elvis was none too pleased when Young showed up accompanied by another, older guy. I didn't catch the other guy's name, but we all sat around the suite and talked pleasantly for a while before Elvis said he had other business to get to. He and I walked Faron and his friend down the long hallway to the door, and I hear the friend say to Elvis, "Do me a favor and mention me to Colonel Parker -- maybe we could do some work together."
Elvis said he would, goodbyes were said, and then the two left. As Elvis shut the door, he turned to me.
"God damn that SOB. That f---in' bastard."
"Elvis, what's wrong with you?"
"Don't you know who that was with Faron?"
"That's Jim Denny. The motherf---er that kicked me off the Grand Ole Opry."
He went on and on, just cussing away. In from of Faron, Elvis had been perfectly nice to Denny, who was now working as a talent manager and music publisher. But once they were gone, I heard him work himself into a foul-mouthed tirade unlike any I'd ever heard come out of him. Elvis would forgive, but he never forgot.
George Klein, with Chuck Crisafulli, Elvis: My Best Man:
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley (New York: Random House, 2010), p. 103-104
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:01 am
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Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:40 am
Joe Car wrote:Thanks Doc! I can understand Elvis' reasons for having such disdain for Denny!
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