Like all other people in modern western civilization, I grew up listening to Elvis. Like most musicians, I spent countless hours learning how to play his songs.
I never would have expected that I would one day have the chance to sit down with one of his closest friends to talk about his life. I had that opportunity recently when Jerry Schilling invited me up to his beautiful home in theHollywood hills (purchased for him by Mr. Presley) to talk about the King of Rock and Roll.
The Atlantic just published the story that resulted from our conversation. You can read the full piece here.
Let me know what you think.
Special thanks to John Meroney and Hannah Mitchell for your assistance and support.