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Posted by Bernard Porter: 01/06/16
Listen to his music, watch segments of his movies. Elvis’s style and music evolved over the years, he changes with it and then leads the style.
He loved to sing, after some of the arena shows he would rent a rehearsal venue and the entire band and background singers were invited to come and accompany the king, as he sang old gospel standards. They, of course, all did – I’ve seen some of the footage of those rehearsals and the way they respect him during those long- long after-shows is that of a king!
I had the chance (when I was representing Jerry Lee Lewis) to work with Elvis lead guitarist James Burton as he was playing guitar for Jerry.
What an incredible person, musician and what an experience that was.
Elvis did a lot to help people from giving them cars, money shelter and inspiration. He’s one of the greatest artists that have ever lived and he loved the Lord.
He didn’t have any mentors or friends that were brave enough to be honest with him (#challengetheking) or maybe he just wouldn’t listen.
The king drifted and sadly fell victim to prescription drugs and alcohol. In his late career he let his health go and had a horrible diet and this lead to death.
I mean no disrespect to Elvis, but I’m sure he would want me to tell you to – to work hard at your craft, believe in yourself, always have trusted people around you, hold each other accountable and take care your body like a temple. Be sure you have someone around you, you know will be honest with you. If everybody is telling you that everything is perfect … then somebody is lying!