That is an interesting and valid point KPM. There is definitely a target audience for each Elvis book. Not only that, as vast as Elvis' audience is, there is alot to go around. A different take/viewpoint for each audience.
Daddy, I miss you more every day. You will always be my hero..
well you've peaked my interest enough to where I just bid on it on ebay.......lol...
l hope you enjoy it kelly, that book made elvis look terrible in my opinion.
I definitely think that male Elvis fans would appreciate the book more than female fans. For one, it is told by the 3 males therefore has a male perspective. Secondly, the stories told are the kind of stuff that guys normally appreciate more than woman. Stories about, womanizing, partying etc... Seems like the kind of topics that appeal to men more. I do think that Marty and Lamar tend to lay it on thick whether talking about Elvis generosity or his womanizing, they do seem to go to the extremes a bit. Billy, on the other hand i though brought a very even perspective and balanced it all out. Most of the stories that these three relate had been published many years before in other books...it's not like they violated any kind of privacy of Elvis. These topics that some are calling taboo had been previously written about and discussed over and over in tv specials etc... It is entirely possible that they were trying to cash in and if you want to rake them over the coals for that then go right ahead. Towards the end, Billy was closer to Elvis than anybody and true he was his first cousin. Seems awkward that they would wait all those years to wait to cash in on their friendship with Elvis..I mean what year was Revelations published.....96 or 97?
I like KPM's statement that it seems Elvis is the only one who never gets the benefit of the doubt.
I knew that Marty had done several projects but Lamar I only thought had been paid a fee by Goldman. not doubting you, but what other things has Lamar been involved with beside the Revelations and Goldman book? I'm out...be back tomorrow to follow up.
I was referring to the videos which came out All the Kings Men and the many tv shows which they appeared on since 77 in which they got fees. Also books in which they may have been an unnamed source. I mean IMO there is no doubt most of these guys have made Elvis a good part of making their living over the last 30 years in one way or another. Good or bad. For better or worse.
I am wanting to read these books for form my own opinion. I will read them "without my rose colored glasses" though. I will see them for the trash they are - if they are - and try and read between the lines....I've only read one Elvis book so far by jerry schilling and I liked it very much. he was honest in what he was saying in my opinion.....he seemed to truly care for Elvis and was very hurt when Elvis died...because as he said...he never thought it would happen and he'd never see him again. It was always, "see you later Jerry" when they parted. Never did he think he wouldn't be able to.......have a nice night everyone.
I have the full set of All The King's Men in VHS and I can't believe I watched all of them and wasted my money - same trashing of Elvis as in their books.
Here we go again.
The same can be said of people who post comments like the two just posted about the MM.
If there such aholes as has been said......why did Elvis hang out with them and boy would you get some suprise if you met Elvis, rather than the Disney character some people seem to think he was.
The Sun Never Sets On A Legend...
I'm sorry if my post offended anyone.It's just these people make me so angry.
Did any of the MM write a book bout their life with Elvis, when Elvis was still alive?