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Elvis Pilot Ron Strauss Interview

Elvis Pilot Ron Strauss Interview

October 30, 2022

Ron Strauss began his career as a pilot after working on C-141s during the Vietnam War as a flight engineer. 

He was initially hired by an airline to fly the Convair 990, but also flew the Convair 880 during jobs with different airlines in the early 1970s. 

In 1975, Ron was hired to fly Elvis’ personal Convair 880,   the Lisa Marie, which he used to tour the US for two years before his death in 1977

Ron's life is the subject of a new book  written by award winning author Sally Hoedel

The Title is 

Destined to Fly

From Iowa to Elvis

I’m delighted to say that Ron joins me on the show today to share his memories of working as Elvis personal pilot

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Elvis Co-Star Marlyn Mason Interview

Elvis Co-Star Marlyn Mason Interview

May 27, 2022

Marlyn co-starred with Elvis in the 1969 movie "The Trouble with Girls"

In this interview Marlyn shares her memories of her time working with Elvis.

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Elvis’ back up singer Terry Blackwood interview

Elvis’ back up singer Terry Blackwood interview

February 10, 2022

Terry Blackwood is the son of Doyle Blackwood, original co-founder of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. 

Terry's distinctive vocal styling has been featured on many chart topping singles 

Terry joined the imperials qt in 1967 and two years later in 1969 the group were picked by Elvis to sing with him on his return to live performances that July.

 The Imperials continued to sing back-up for Elvis until the fall of 1971, and can be seen in the movie Elvis 'That's The Way It Is'.

 They recorded in the studio with him in May / June 1971, when Elvis recorded the Grammy Award winning album 'He Touched Me'.

I’m delighted to say that Terry joins me on the show now to tell me more about working with Elvis.

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Elvis‘ Friend & Bodyguard Sam Thompson Interview (Concluded)

Elvis‘ Friend & Bodyguard Sam Thompson Interview (Concluded)

October 7, 2021

First part of Sam's interview here https://youtu.be/J-SElFFHrtw

In this concluding part of my interview with Sam he tells me about confronting Elvis about the medications he was taking. The traumatic events of August 16th 1977, the casket photo and what happened at Graceland the days following the funeral.

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Elvis‘ Bodyguard & Friend Sam Thompson Interview

Elvis‘ Bodyguard & Friend Sam Thompson Interview

September 30, 2021

Sam Thompson was a Police Officer in Memphis when his Sister Linda began dating Elvis in 1972. Linda introduced Sam to Elvis and they hit it off straight away.

Sam joins me on the show to share his memories of his friendship and working for Elvis.

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Larry Geller- Elvis Movies,The Beatles & Colonel Parker

Larry Geller- Elvis Movies,The Beatles & Colonel Parker

July 29, 2021

Larry Geller is an American writer, hair stylist, and public speaker.He was a spiritual advisor and personal hairstylist to Elvis Presley.

He was the person in whom Elvis confided in matters of the spirit Larry first met Elvis in 1957

It wasn’t until 1964 that their paths crossed again and he became a full time employee with Elvis.

In Part two of this interview,Larry tells me about the deep conversations he had with Elvis about the movies he was forced to make and what he really felt about his Manager Colonel Parker.

Larry was present the night The Beatles visited Elvis in 1965 and tells me what happened at the meeting

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The Elvis I Knew- Larry Geller Interview

The Elvis I Knew- Larry Geller Interview

July 22, 2021

Larry Geller is an American writer, hair stylist, and public speaker.He was a spiritual advisor and personal hairstylist to Elvis Presley. He was the person in whom Elvis confided in matters of the spirit.

Larry first met Elvis in 1957. 

It wasn’t until 1964 that their paths crossed again and he became a full time employee with Elvis.

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Ann Moses appearance in Elvis:That’s The Way It Is + Other Stories

Ann Moses appearance in Elvis:That’s The Way It Is + Other Stories

July 2, 2021

First part here https://youtu.be/NA4rXhm2JJU

In this second part of my interview with "Tiger Beat" editor Ann Moses she tells me all about her appearance in the Elvis movie "That's The Way It Is" , seeing him live on stage on opening night in Las Vegas on August 10th 1970.

She describes getting kissed by him during the show. Ann also describes seeing Elvis in later years and explains why she feels Elvis' popularity is as strong today as it was when he was alive.

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Ann Moses meets Elvis at the 1969 Press Conference

Ann Moses meets Elvis at the 1969 Press Conference

June 24, 2021

Ann Moses was editor at “Tiger Beat Magazine” from 1966 – 1972.The Magazine grew to be the hottest teen magazine in the US 

She became an instant Elvis fan on seeing him for the first time on the Ed Sullivan show in 1956. 

She sat on the  edge of the stage during taping of Elvis’1968 NBC TV Special, toured Elvis’ and Colonel Parker’s offices,and attended Elvis’ opening show on July 31st 1969 at the international Hotel, Las Vegas.

 Ann then had the ultimate experience of meeting Elvis at the press conference that  followed the show.

I’m delighted to say Ann joins me on the show to tell me more.

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My Friend Elvis By Nick Adams-Allyson Adams Interview Part 2

My Friend Elvis By Nick Adams-Allyson Adams Interview Part 2

May 27, 2021

 In this second episode Nicks Daughter, Allyson, shares more stories about Elvis and Nicks friendship,including the truth about Elvis and Natalie Wood and Elvis reaction to the news of Nicks death at the young age of just 36.

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