Elvis Related Interviews

Joe Krein has interviewed many of Elvis’s family, friends and musicians over the years. Find them here to listen and learn more about not just Elvis the entertainer, but Elvis the man.

Many of the interviews on this page from year 2000 and earlier and it shows some times in the qualities of the sound.But we did our best .

The next interview will be an interview from 2001 with Larry Geller.

Ronald Dean McDowell (born March 25, 1950) is an American country music artist and songwriter. He is best known for his 1977 song “The King Is Gone”, a tribute to Elvis Presley, who had recently died.[3] From that single onward, McDowell charted more than thirty Top 40 hits on the Billboard country music charts, though he never experienced further pop success after “The King is Gone.” Two of his singles – “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation” — reached Number One on the country charts, while eleven more reached Top Ten. He has also released more than twenty studio albums, and has been signed to Curb Records since 1986.

 Ed Hill

Legendary Southern gospel singer Ed Hill, a former member of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, passed away last week.

J.D. Sumner of the Stamps Quartet asked Ed to manage his talent agency and music companies, and in 1973 was asked to sing baritone temporarily until a permanent voice could be acquired. His temporary singing engagement turned into five years of fulltime service with the Stamps Quartet – which included singing backup for Elvis Presley.

Ed, along with The Stamps, sang backup with Elvis through 1977 – and he is famously known for being one of the voices who would announce at the close of an Elvis performance … “Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night!”

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One of the most outspoken representatives of the first American Rock Culture of the mid-50s, Kay Wheeler formed the very first documented National Elvis Presley Fan Club in the world. She was a teen-leader in the early rock & roll movement who stepped out in the media and dared to represent Elvis and the scandalous new rock & roll to the outraged adults of the boring, sterile Eisenhower generation in the mid-50s. Kay was also a girl friend and a promoter of Elvis Presley in his early career – whom Gladys Presley, Elvis’ mother favored as a candidate for Elvis, with the comment “Kay reminds me of myself when I was young.”Kays Official Home Page http://www.kaywheeler.com/kayhome.html

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Bill Baize who sang tenor with J D Sumner and The Stamps between 1971 and 1976 for Elvis Presley ( Far Left )

gospel singer. Bill Baize. Gospel Singer. Bill Baize, one of the most dynamic evangelists in America today, has been called “one of the greatest tenor singers of our day”. The late Elvis Presley once said of Bill “… He has one of the most splendid voices in the world”. During his life, many years spent as a professional singer who has shared the spotlight with the world’s greatest entertainers

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Sandi Miller super Fan that got very close to Elvis as friends. Great stories retold by someone that was there.

Butterworth (February 23, 1956 – March 6, 2018) was an American actress, best known for starring opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 musical comedy Paradise, Hawaiian Style, when she was 10 years old. Butterworth’s career as an actor and performer was brief; however, during that short time, she received critical acclaim.

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Dowling, the world’s foremost collector of Elvis records, has selected 226 exciting covers from 37 different countries for this one-of-a-kind collection. Elvis Presley is perhaps the most recognizable rock icon in the history of popular music. click on banner

Mindi Miller was born on July 10, 1950, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for “Body Double” (1984), “Amazons” (1986), and “Hell Up in Harlem” (1973). Miller wears many hats including singer, actress, model, film and television star. She has also charmed many Elvis Presley fans with her recent appearances at fan festivals in the United States and the United Kingdom. Miller was a girlfriend of Elvis’s in 1975 and 1976. her first interview and their relationship was in 2001 for the production of “The Definitive Elvis”. ( Don Wilsons Hollywood Beat)

John Wilkinson memorial show January 11 ‘2013 by Lee Dawson and Joe Krein.John Wilkinson (1945–2013) was an American guitarist best known for performing with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and The New Christy Minstrels in the 1960s and 1970s. After Wilkinson once performed on a television show in Los Angeles, he received a phone call from Elvis who asked him to join his TCB Band. He went on to perform more than 1000 times with Elvis as his rhythm guitarist until Elvis died in 1977.

In 1973, Superfoot, whose education includes a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Ball State University and a master’s degree (1976) in kinesiology from Memphis State University, suffered what many considered to be a career-ending injury. However, one of his friends, the late Elvis Presley, moved Superfoot into Graceland and called upon a renowned acupuncturist from Los Angeles to treat his friend. The result was simply amazing.

Jo Cathy Brownlee and Elvis (1975) The young lady in the red coat may look like just another Elvis fan, but she’s none other than JoCathy Brownlee who dated Elvis for a few months in 1975. On their first date he surprised her with a brand new car. “And Elvis said to me, ‘Honey, I hope this one is OK.

Mar 18, 2017 · Shirley Dieu met Elvis Presley in 1975. After becoming friends, she would spend the next 3 years touring and vacationing with him. In this exclusive Interview with Sergio Biston, Shirley tells her amazing story and how she became the ‘Memphis Mafia Princess’.

Patsy Andersen, former 22 year employee of Elvis Presley’s Gracelandwould like to sell a dress worn by Lisa Marie Presley as a baby. The adorable baby dress worn by Lisa is in perfect condition and has been cared for with love. From Patsy Andersen: ” Todd Morgan and I did the very first exhibit of Elvis and Lisa, and I chose this little dress as part of the exhibit.

Marty Harrell on trombone In addition to his band, he also had backup female vocal group, The Sweet Inspirations, who played with Elvis on both concert and studio sessions. The Grammy award winning four-some backed up Aretha Franklin before moving over to Elvis.

Stephen M. Shutts, of Rockology, has been pursuing memorabilia from a business perspective, since 1990…specifically Elvis Presley memorabilia. His interest in Elvis began at a very young age.Stephen would eventually see Elvis in concert four times, first in 1974.

Duke Bardwell | Elvis‘ Bass Player January 1974 through 1975. 

Michael Jarrett who wrote “I’m Leavin'” and “I’ll Be Home On Christmas Day”.

RON BRANDON was the 17 year-old radio engineer for Tupelo’s WTUP station who actually recorded the interviews and the famous performance. After reading an EIN review, radio personality Ron Brandon contacted us asking is we knew the whereabouts of Charlie Watts who conducted the Elvis interviews at Tupelo Fair in 1956.

Her legendary cousin was Elvis Presley where she learned first-hand about paying life forward through charities in One’s community. Edie Hand (formerly Edith Blackburn Hand) lives near Birmingham, Alabama but her heart is in Hollywood,

Sam Thompson has had many jobs in his life, he’s been a police officer, lawyer, judge and music producer but the job he remembers most fondly is the time he spent as Elvis Presley’s ‘baby-faced’ personal bodyguard.

Mackey Hargett is a close cousin to Elvis Presley. Mackey resides in Northern Itawamba County and has shared many of the photographs that he took during the 20 years he spent at Graceland with Elvis. Mackey is the main contributor to the book, The Roots of Elvis Presleyby Julian Riley

Patrick Lacy is more than an Elvis fan. He has spent nearly 10 years researching, writing and talking to some of the most credible — and incredible — sources in the strange, claim-filled world surrounding the myths and legend of Elvis.

Stig Edgren has been creating and staging productions on a universal scale for over four decades. His reputation for world-class events and musical concerts is renowned, and his productions are always known for their creativity and vision. 

 British conductor and arranger Robin Smith debuted Elvis Live in Concert in the United Kingdom in the fall 2016 and it toured throughout Europe and Australia. The show proved so successful that Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises 

Elvis Presley recorded at least 24 songs at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, between 1953 and 1955. The recordings reflect the wide variety of music that could be heard in Memphis at the time: bluesrhythm & bluesgospelcountry & westernhillbillyrockabilly and bluegrass. Because of the recordings’ historical significance in the foundation of rock and roll music, they were inducted into the U.S. Congress’s National Recording Registry in 2002.[1]

Guitarist Richard (Dick) Eliot’s musical career has spanned five decades. Thirty-three of those years he performed in Las Vegas and world-wide, where he played for all of the Sinatras, Tony Bennett, Elvis PresleyDean MartinSammy Davis Jr., Liza MinnelliShirley MacLaineNancy Wilson, and Barbara Streisand, and many more.

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