I really have a mixed feeling about these MM guys. On the one hand Elvis needed this safety zone with childish macho guys. On the other hand they were also reason that Elvis was so lonely and out of contact with the real world.
Also other people around him like fellow artists, Lisa Marie, co-actors, songwriters, Priscilla and many others, call the guys from the MM things like 'scum of the earth'. According to many artists the MM held Elvis back (in an artistic way).
I really wonder how Elvis life would have been when the people in the Memphis Maffia were a bit more concerned about Elvis his intrest instead of making fun. Challenge him a bit artisticly, talk about the purpose of life, religion, etc. Things that Elvis obviously missed so much with his inner circle of people.
Of course when the MM visit meetings nowadays, they are cleaning their doorstep and do everything to make them look good.