My Years With Elvis And The Colonel by Charles Stone which is definitively the very first book about 'Elvis & The Colonel' that is written by a guy who was there. The storyline is based on Charles' memories, unlike some previous Colonel books that were based on false assumptions and fabricated stories told by a third party. We all know that with the passing of Colonel Parker in 1997, not only the person of Colonel Parker was gone forever, but also gone were all of his memories. During his lifetime, neither 'the Colonel' nor his righthand man, Tom Diskin wrote a book about the times with Elvis.
Even though Elvis has been dead for more than thirty-one years now, Elvis fans still hunger for more and detailed background information ...
... especially about the concert years.
Charles Stone, who was born November 8, 1943, and grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas, didn't know when he started to work for Concerts West, that one day he would work with Colonel Parker and the Elvis entourage. As tour producer for the Elvis Presley Tours in the 1970's, Charles Stone also worked closely with Colonel Tom Parker. His inside view of the business details of the Colonel and how to manage and handle the Elvis deals was something special.
Charles Stone (bottom right corner) during the Elvis concert March 11, 1974 - Hampton, VA.
Charles was one of the few members who was inducted into the Colonel's 'Snowman's League' - a mysterious accommodation of the Colonel. Still 'Taking Care Of Business' in the Elvis world, tour producer, Charles Stone, shares his memories with Elvis fans worldwide. Along with Charles' memories, the book will present a number of private shots of Elvis on stage, a look 'behind the wall' at the Colonel's private home in Palm Springs, rare shots of the sound systems, speakers and mixing boards taken and contributed by sound engineer, Bruce Jackson, and, of course, paperwork. For the very first time, Charles Stone opens his original tour books, showing you reprinted documents and paperwork that gives you an inside view as you have never before had into the details of how the tours were produced and how things were arranged.
The rare pictures, along with the paperwork that has never before been seen, will give you a new perspective and a close-up look at how the Elvis Tours were produced. This is definitively the very first book about 'Elvis & The Colonel' that is written by a guy who was there. The storyline is based on Charles' memories, unlike previous Colonel books that were based on false assumptions and fabricated stories told by a third party.
Like the previous releases 'Elvis on Tour '75' book by Sandi Pichon and Sue McCasland's 'World's Best Kept Secret – Elvis Live at Del Webb's Sahara Tahoe' this new Charles Stone book will have the same high-quality premium paper stock. This hardcover book has the same measurements like the 'Behind The Image 2' book by Bud Glass and has a total of 128 pages. The book has been created by our professional designer Regina Wiegand and has a fresh, vivid artwork – the well known Praytome Publishing style has been enhanced.
This book and its paperwork will give you an inside view as you have never before had into the details of the Elvis Presley tour production.