And he has, he swears, the DNA evidence to prove it.
He first met Elvis in High School and went on to work for Elvis as a bodyguard until Red West is also a talented composer and actor who still appears in award-winning movies.
It is certainly the best interview with Red West and at times devastatingly honest. It is certainly the best interview with Red West ever published.
Over ten years go Lillian Cumming of The Elvis Touch Glasgow fan club provided a marvellous transcript of the interview, which EIN ran in one of our member-only Elvis fan club newsletters.
After a recent suggestion from an EIN member we now present this fascinating interview for Elvis Week EIN thanks Lillian Cumming once again for her hard work in providing the transcript.
Red West was a top athlete and served time as a U.
Today he is probably best known to American film audiences for his role as Red in Road House, alongside Patrick Swayze. By Red West was already acting as a driver for Elvis and his band members as they toured the Southern states performing their early live concerts. Terrible news as Red West, yet another of Elvis' very best friends, has died after suffering an aortic aneurysm at Baptist Hospital.
An ex-Marine, Golden Gloves boxer, karate instructor and genuine tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold at least in his later yearsWest said it was his protective streak that motivated him to co-write "Elvis: As Elvis' friend, driver and bodyguard, Red West was among Presley's closest associates during the singer's meteoric rise, Army tour of duty, Hollywood stardom, late s so-called comeback and s decline.
West's father, Newton West, died the same day as Elvis' mother, Gladys, which strengthened the men's bond. Elvis attended Red West's wedding photo rightbut was too late to act as best-man as planned.
West always defended his work for Elvis, while Vernon Presley said the firings were an attempt to cut Presley's expenses. So this is just in time. In a episode of "Memphis Beat" a TNT crime series set but not shot in Memphis, West played a cancer-stricken inmate serving time for the murder of the father of the series' star.
Red West and his wife, acting coach Pat West, had celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on July 1. A Messick graduate who met her husband while she was working as a secretary for Elvis, Pat West said Red had complained of pains Sunday afternoon and was taken to Baptist Hospital. Early Tuesday he died after suffering what she described as an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
According to most sources Red West was born on Nov.Feb 12, · With 17 chart-topping songs and four hit movies to his credit, Presley had teenage girls around the globe clamoring to touch his blue-suede shoes. and affection,” she would write in her. Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American 20th century popular music.
Not necessarily the best, and certainly not the most consistent. But no one could argue with the fact that he was the musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level. More than any of Elvis' hit songs, the stirring opening notes of "Hound Dog" instantly conjure up the indelible image of the wild, uncontrolled singer with the sideburns and the jumping beans in his jeans.
Record Sales It is estimated that more than one billion Elvis Presley records have been sold worldwide.
The chance to write songs for country superstars like Kenny Rogers and to record an album with music legends who also recorded with Elvis. or that he might own them because, after all, Elvis. Nick from Garland, Tx Elvis may not have written any songs by himself, but he did co-write "Love Me Tender" with Vera Matson. Jennifer from Tallahassee, Fl I love to hear him sing in the movies. Bye, Bye, Birdie was a great spin on his being drafted. Elvis had sandy-coloured hair when younger and dyed it black as a teen. He preferred it black until after his ‘68 comeback special. Following his return to live performing, Elvis’s hair wasn’t actually black.
From his early sessions at Sun Records to the end of his career and beyond, Elvis albums and singles enjoyed strong sales across every format–vinyl, cassette, CD and digital.
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The former members and estates of Led Zeppelin, its label, and/or whoever bought the rights to each individual song own them.
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