“The first time I met him was when I went to Graceland in 1962 for Christmas. And, she says, ‘And beyond with George.”. “I’ve been speaking with him at the hospital.” “At Humes High School, George was the president of the class. What's more, it could be layered over any outfit and worn all year round! + Plus Bonus DVD Audio. Or check out affordable alternatives from Asos, Levi’s, Anthropologie and Maison Margiela below. His sense of humor. Revenge is a dish best served chilled! Because you weren’t just working for him at that time. In the early 1980s, she co-wrote all of the songs on Carl Wilson's 1981 solo album Carl Wilson, as well as a few of the songs on his 1983 solo album Youngblood. That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member. The last time she saw him was when she presented him his Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Award. George was just nice to him. Priscilla desperately asked him to 'make it stop' as his wife Ruth Langsford had her head in her hands in despair. [2] When she joined, the lead singer of the Sweet Inspirations was Cissy Houston, the mother of Whitney Houston and dynamic soprano featured on Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t no way”. The TV presenter, 59, was evidently very excited to be chatting to Jailhouse Rock hitmaker's widow about his career and how she navigated life with him. George knew we were coming and, thank God, he was having a good day. He was just a great human being. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Priscilla Presley, 74, cut a chic figure in a stylish black coat while leaving Wogan House in London alongside close friend Jerry Schilling, 77, on Saturday. He knew everyone from every era, whether it was Hollywood, Memphis, early days, later days, George was right there.”, George, he says, “was always nice to me. They had gone to Humes High School.”, Elvis and Klein “kept their friends close to their hearts over the years.” Schilling went on to work as a music manager for acts such as the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Billy Joel, and as a film editor and television producer in Hollywood. X Factor: Celebrity's Megan McKenna discusses FINALLY being... Bear Grylls is compared to a '70s PORN STAR' by amused fans... 'I have to show my script to a lawyer!' Klein, a radio and TV personality - and the King’s buddy - died Feb. 5 at the age of 83. On Tuesday the duo are set to co-host Elvis In Concert in Cardiff, where the music of the King of Rock 'n' Roll is reimagined with a huge live orchestra. She died on 24 December 2010, in Canoga Park, California, after an illness, at the age of 69. Team of independent, international election observers say they found zero evidence of fraud or voter... How Trump INCREASED his support among black Americans, Hispanics and college graduates in presidential... SARAH VINE: The epic outfits. You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect. The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in the appeal of the case March 1, 2010. EXCLUSIVE - Who stole BBC's forgeries? And he had opportunities out here in Hollywood with the top radio station. Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling click to enlarge George Klein with Cindy Schilling, former Shelby County Mayor Bill Morris, Pat Kerr Tigrett and Jerry Schilling at … Tempted to splurge? And when he had the TV show at WHBQ he was the first person in Memphis to have black artists on his station. Jerry has had a long-time association with Elvis since 1954 and even managed Elvis and Priscilla's daughter Lisa Marie. Priscilla added a smart pair of black trousers and black shoes, with a glimpse of her sparkly top seen peeking above her coat. “He has been my dear friend since the beginning - when my mother was his babysitter and we lived across the street from each other on Leath Street in North Memphis - 777 and 780. Triggered: Don Jr. rages at Republican '2024 hopefuls' for not publicly backing his father as White House... HENRY DEEDES: 'Satanist!' Click (right) to invest in the best. Published: 15:10, 23 November 2019 | Updated: 16:28, 23 November 2019. And he introduced me to family and friends. She recalls them saying to each other, “You Got it right, Mister.”. Two words you just know if you live or ever lived in Memphis. Which was not a good day normally. I think Klein knew everything about Elvis. ", “I was his friend sounding board. She's been in the UK to promote the upcoming Elvis In Concert in Cardiff. He didn’t get to tour overseas. And those glacial ways with her husband. Schilling would say, “Yeah, George, tell Coach Cal what we think.”, All the basketball players knew Klein and called him “GK” and “The Geeker.’ He was loved across the board.”, People outside of Memphis knew him, too, Schilling says. He had so many friends that embraced him and vice versa.”, Elvis and Klein “had their own language,” Priscilla says. Fake bank statements that convinced Diana's brother his own aide was... Anatomy of an IRA murder: The brutal shooting of an RUC officer barely made the news - even though he was... How an army of curtain twitchers outsmarted Adolf's spies: Wartime Britain was awash with German agents. We held hands. “Cindy (Schilling’s wife) and I went out to the Memphis Jewish Home. Myrna Yvonne Smith (28 May 1941 – 24 December 2010)[1] was an American songwriter and singer. “It’s just hard to believe that he’s gone. When it comes to trenches, this British brand really is the crème de la crème, and we love Mollie’s classic camel version. While performing on the 'Elvis: The Concert' European tour in March 2010, Myrna developed pneumonia which eventually led to kidney failure and a stroke. Hi guys: The appeared in good spirits as she greeted fans outside the London venue, Unexpected: Priscilla's outing came one day after she was left aghast when Eamonn Holmes showed off his impression of Elvis in front of her on Friday's edition of This Morning. Jeffrey Keith Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is an American former businessman and convicted felon best known as the CEO of Enron Corporation during the Enron scandal.In 2006, he was convicted of federal felony charges relating to Enron's collapse and eventually sentenced to 24 years in prison. He just didn’t want to leave Memphis.”, Then there’s the unmistakable George Klein voice. What made Klein special? He hired people he trusted. It wasn’t like they were best friends in high school, but George was nice to him. That hypnotic gaze. 1-16 And fans were left cringing as they took to Twitter to discuss his 'embarrassing' imitation, as they watched the show unfold. He was charitable. Jerry and I started dating in 1973 and so I got a chance to spend more time with Elvis than others. Klein said he never went with him to eat at the Arcade, but he told me about the type food Elvis liked to eat. Elvis was telling her who his friends were. The presenter teamed a pair of leather ankle boots with black trousers, a vibrant orange knit, topping off her look with a rather lavish coat by Burberry. [1], https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Myrna_Smith&oldid=979807286, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 September 2020, at 22:20. Now we want to expand and enhance our work. Over the years I called him at his home or work to verify something about Elvis or find out something about the King for a newspaper story.