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Good Rockin' Tonight

Esposito, Joe and Oumano, Elena

Published by Simon & Schuster, 1994
ISBN 10: 0671795074 / ISBN 13: 9780671795078
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Title: Good Rockin' Tonight

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: VG

Dust Jacket Condition: VG

Signed: Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book plate inside on fep, Signed "Joe E" by author. Bookseller Inventory # 007865

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Synopsis: The book Elvis fans have long awaited--the intimate, honest recollections of Presley's closest confidant and road manager, who was with him through the best and worst of times, and knew him better than anyone. The book contains 16 pages of rare photos from the author's private collection.

From Kirkus Reviews: Esposito may not tell all, but he comes close in this brutally honest, yet loyal, memoir of his days with the King. From when they met in the Army to the afternoon when he was one of the first to discover the dead body of Elvis Presley where he had collapsed from his toilet throne (Esposito was the one who raised his pajama trousers to avoid embarrassment), Presley's right-hand man was in a position to know the inside scoop. He and Oumano (Paul Newman, 1989) describe Elvis as being like a little boy who spent his wealth making himself and the people around him happy. The anecdotes are endless as this pivotal member of the ``Memphis Mafia'' comes clean on the partying Elvis's parade of girlfriends and his suitcase full of sexy videotapes and Polaroids of Priscilla (Esposito handed it to her the moment she arrived at Graceland for the funeral). Esposito tells of the Elvis who stopped passersby to give them money or gifts, who would decide suddenly that ten or so of his friends all needed Harleys to race around Bel Air, who would not flinch at buying a car for family or friends who were loyal to him, and who made an infamous visit to see President Nixon. But he also gives up the goods on the Elvis who was hopelessly self-indulgent, constantly demonstrating his dubious karate skills, buying people off with expensive gifts rather than admitting he was wrong, and finally dying a prisoner in his own bedroom, uninterested in facing new challenges and addicted to prescription drugs. Video rentals of Girls! Girls! Girls! are sure to surge so people can look for the scene in which Elvis sports an erection in his too-tight pants. While apologetic and loyalist at times, Esposito doesn't let the King off too easy. (16 pages of b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour) -- Copyright 1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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