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Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:43 pm

gerard1983 wrote:geroge kline,


Were you in a hurry...?.. :wink:

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:08 pm

I wouldn't necessarily consider Dave Hebler as one of the Memphis Mafia... unless anyone that worked for him at any point in time is considered a member... aren't Dick Grob and the Stanley bros. still around? I guess you could consider Al Strada as well then...

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:14 pm

Sam Thompson

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:23 pm

Larry Blong

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:46 pm

how many of the MM are still alive....that havent written a book about Elvis?....

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:09 pm

gerard1983 wrote:Joe esposito,Sonny and red west, billy smith, marty lacker,geroge kline,larry geller,dave hebler... have a missed anyone?

How could you forget Arthur Hooten?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:34 pm

Is Hamburger James still around?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:31 pm

midnightx wrote:Is Hamburger James still around?



Yes, he is.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:32 pm

What of his replacement, Kenny Hicks?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Found this on the net while searching for something else

quote

none of the MM guys would have had any movie credits if they hadn't been extras in Elvis' movies.

and probably would have been regular blue collar guys - and nothing's wrong with that - in Memphis.

Red West would not have been a songwriter and actor nor would Sonny have had an acting career

Charlie Hodge would have continued on the regional country & western circuit as part of a quartet

Lamar Fike would not have gotten into music publishing

Joe Esposito would not have been a tour manager for a variety of acts if not for his Elvis/Parker connections

Jerry Schilling's movie production career was the same

and none of them would have ever had a book published

unquote

That last line is so true!

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Red West would not have been a songwriter

Not sure who said this but I don't agree...

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:56 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
gerard1983 wrote:Joe esposito,Sonny and red west, billy smith, marty lacker,geroge kline,larry geller,dave hebler... have a missed anyone?

How could you forget Arthur Hooten?


"Arthur-itis."

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:13 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
Red West would not have been a songwriter

Not sure who said this but I don't agree...

+1



Maybe not having a career in film and/or television but would have as a songwriter. Red was a talented songwriter, and would have written songs without knowing Elvis.

Who knows, maybe being around Elvis held Red back from writing more than he did.

Image

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:22 pm

midnightx wrote:Is Hamburger James still around?

I think I saw him at Burger King cooking handburgers with Elvis the other day.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:29 pm

zolderopruiming1 wrote:Found this on the net while searching for something else

quote

none of the MM guys would have had any movie credits if they hadn't been extras in Elvis' movies.

and probably would have been regular blue collar guys - and nothing's wrong with that - in Memphis.

Red West would not have been a songwriter and actor nor would Sonny have had an acting career

Charlie Hodge would have continued on the regional country & western circuit as part of a quartet

Lamar Fike would not have gotten into music publishing

Joe Esposito would not have been a tour manager for a variety of acts if not for his Elvis/Parker connections

Jerry Schilling's movie production career was the same

and none of them would have ever had a book published

unquote

That last line is so true!

No, it's not. Anyone may publish a book.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:50 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
zolderopruiming1 wrote:Found this on the net while searching for something else

quote

none of the MM guys would have had any movie credits if they hadn't been extras in Elvis' movies.

and probably would have been regular blue collar guys - and nothing's wrong with that - in Memphis.

Red West would not have been a songwriter and actor nor would Sonny have had an acting career

Charlie Hodge would have continued on the regional country & western circuit as part of a quartet

Lamar Fike would not have gotten into music publishing

Joe Esposito would not have been a tour manager for a variety of acts if not for his Elvis/Parker connections

Jerry Schilling's movie production career was the same

and none of them would have ever had a book published

unquote

That last line is so true!

No, it's not. Anyone may publish a book.

The Doc is right.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:28 am

It's not about not being allowed to publish a book, it's about they would not have been interesting for any publisher.
What could they write about, how they cook hamburgers at the Burger King?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Ed Parker?

Has anyone else in the MM left the building sense this was last updated?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:47 pm

Dixieland Rocks wrote:Ed Parker?

Has anyone else in the MM left the building sense this was last updated?

If I'm not mistaken Ed died in December 1990 during a flight either to or from his native Hawaii. IIRC it was a heart attack.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:51 pm

EPA4368 wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
Red West would not have been a songwriter

Not sure who said this but I don't agree...

+1



Maybe not having a career in film and/or television but would have as a songwriter. Red was a talented songwriter, and would have written songs without knowing Elvis.

Who knows, maybe being around Elvis held Red back from writing more than he did.

Image


I don't think so.

You have to consider that Red West wouldn't have been in the entertainment industry without Elvis.

And his two most successful songs were recorded by Elvis.

That being said it's very hard to get into showbusiness a lot of people that are in this business are related to someone that's how they got into it.

Red has acknowledged that without Elvis he wouldn't have been in it so I don't see why everyone is picking on him.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:50 pm

brian wrote:... a lot of people that are in this business are related to someone that's how they got into it...

Really? A lot?

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:52 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
brian wrote:... a lot of people that are in this business are related to someone that's how they got into it...

Really? A lot?


Yes.

I'm surprised you don't know that.

I could name a lot of people.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:55 pm

brian wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
brian wrote:... a lot of people that are in this business are related to someone that's how they got into it...

Really? A lot?


Yes.

I'm surprised you don't know that.

I could name a lot of people.

Fire away...

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:04 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
brian wrote:
elvis-fan wrote:
brian wrote:... a lot of people that are in this business are related to someone that's how they got into it...

Really? A lot?


Yes.

I'm surprised you don't know that.

I could name a lot of people.

Fire away...


Are you sure you want me to do that?

I am right and by doubting what i'm saying you are just setting yourself up for an epic fall.

Re: How many of the MM are still alive?

Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:13 pm

gerard1983 wrote:Joe esposito,Sonny and red west, billy smith, marty lacker,geroge kline,larry geller,dave hebler... have a missed anyone?


According to Marty Lacker, George Klein was never considered a Memphis Mafia member.