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    Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    http://members.fortunecity.com/sivle...an/peopart.htm

    Just read yourself. I don't know how old this article is and if you guys already know about it, but I am really speechless. I think that Lacker guy only wants to get money through allegedly happened Elvis stories.

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    Ok I just got info from Marty himself that he sold the story as pure fiction but the newspaper made it look like it was real.
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    Well, good lord is about all I can say on this one!!!

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    That's a tabloid....there's no truth to this.

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Quote Originally Posted by n-gageboy View Post
    http://members.fortunecity.com/sivle...an/peopart.htm

    Just read yourself. I don't know how old this article is and if you guys already know about it, but I am really speechless. I think that Lacker guy only wants to get money through allegedly happened Elvis stories.

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    Ok I just got info from Marty himself that he sold the story as pure fiction but the newspaper made it look like it was real.
    That is how ridiculous stories get started in the first place...he should have never told a "pure fiction" story like that in the first place. Marty is smart enough to know how press reporters and tabloids can take something and run with it.

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    That was pretty stupid of them to do that

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    That's a tabloid....there's no truth to this.
    I agree Diane.
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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    It's already been said that the story has been twisted around by this particular writer to make it look like they think Elvis faked his death. Billy was there at the funeral and was a pallbearer. Marty wrestled with wanting to go but decided to stay home because he didn't want to see Elvis in the casket nor see him being interred - plus, when she heard the news, his then-wife, Patsy Lacker, had a nervous breakdown so....he stayed home and watched the whole thing on television just like everyone else.

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    I only had to hear the name Marty Lacker and then I just snooze.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpsuit Junkie View Post
    I only had to hear the name Marty Lacker and then I just snooze.....
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    This is tabloid journalism at its worst-Lacker and Billy have written or helped write several books, and in none of those "on the record books"
    do they make any such claims. Someone twisted a few tidbits to make this story sound on level.
    Why people constantly try to raise the issue of Elvis being alive, Elvis faking his death is totally beyond reason.
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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Actually Marty and Billy both told that story. It's in Rev.of MM. No idea which came first; the tabloid or Nashs book.In my opinion, it wasn't funny either time.

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    I guess some people will never believe Elvis died. I've heard it so long it's beginning to aggrevate me. In my opinion, he's gone. Do I wish he was still here? Of course . But, until someone can offer proof positive I think he deserves to RIP. I won't allow Marty and Billy to forget their part in this though. There's a lot that's not true that's been published about Elvis. Just enjoy his music, that's real.

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    Albert, you have made my day, if ever there was a reason to believe Elvis was alive Bill Beeny is the remedy. Beeny makes me laugh so hard it makes my sides hurt lol

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Someone pointed these out to me the other day. Knowing a few people from Memphis, these are the ones people should listen to. I got a kick out of listening to them.



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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    these boys are not the sharpest tools in the shed....



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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    Someone pointed these out to me the other day. Knowing a few people from Memphis, these are the ones people should listen to. I got a kick out of listening to them.


    Thanks for sharing, really interesting to hear the story from news reporters that actually brought the news in '77
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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    You're welcome ,Albert. A little different than some of the stories I've heard.
    Their accent reminded me of the early years when Elvis did his first interviews.
    It was pretty neat to hear that Mrmphis did give Elvis his privacy too. I guess they were used
    to all the crazy stories that went around then.Wish we could hear more from them.

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    Re: Marty Lacker and Billy Smith claim that Elvis faked his death ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    Actually Marty and Billy both told that story. It's in Rev.of MM. No idea which came first; the tabloid or Nashs book.In my opinion, it wasn't funny either time.

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    Jeanine,

    Wrong, my friend. I believe that Billy loved Elvis too much to spread lies about him - although, I believe that some of the things that were mentioned in "Revelations From The Memphis Mafia (especially by Lamar) did NOT need to be said. Neither one of them ever claimed in EAP: RFTMM that Elvis ever faked his death. The ONLY time that they mentioned anything of the sort was when they said that Elvis was fooling around with the idea of "switching roles" with someone who was terminally ill and have that person die and Elvis could just go off somewhere else and be by himself. But, naturally, when they went out of the gate one night at Graceland, no one noticed Elvis and they drove back through the gate and the fans finally recognized him and he was happy. Billy Smith's exact words to him were, "Yeah, you really want to get away from it all, don't you?"

    In other words, the story is a complete and utter and silly fabrication - there is no truth to it whatsoever. This sounds like something that a writer like Steve Dunleavy would write - but it's not truth. Elvis is gone.

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