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Nashville Marathon : June 4-8, 1970 | Elvis Articles
Elvis Presley's Nashville Marathon: June 4-8, 1970: top: David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, Elvis Presley, Al Pachuki, Jerry Carrigan; bottom: Felton Jarvis, Chip Young, Charlie McCoy, James Burton.This focus led to some of the finest recordings of Elvis' career, including hits such as 'Suspicious Minds', 'In the Ghetto' and 'Kentucky Rain', and two impressive albums in 'From Elvis in Memphis' and 'Back in Memphis'.
Nicknames of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia”
Nicknames of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia”• "Birdy": Lamar Fike A charter member of the Memphis Mafia, Lamar toured with Elvis starting in 1957. He accompanied Elvis on his army deployment in Germany in 1958-1960. As a Nashville music company executive, he found numerous songs for Elvis to record in the ’60s and ’70s. Alan Fortas said Elvis called Lamar “Mr. Bull,” then later “Lardass,” “The Wrestler,” “Buddha” and “The Great Speckled Bird.” According to Lamar,