I think this is a funny story Lamar Fike tells:
After a few shows out in Vegas, Elvis started cutting them short again. He’d barely wait for the applause to end before he’d start another song. Or he’d get on these long, rambling jags where he’d just talk. After one of those, we got in another fight. He did 45 minutes and left the stage, and I roared into that dressing room. I said,” Well, you topped yourself. You did the lousiest show I have ever seen you do in your whole life. He turned around real quick and said,” You’re fired. I said,” that’s fine with me”. And I went upstairs and started packing. In a little while, Elvis came up to the penthouse. He yelled, “Lamar”. I said,” what is it? Joe came around and said,” Elvis wants to talk to you. I said,” I don’t want to talk to him.” Elvis yelled we need to talk this over.” I yelled back,” what are you going to do, whip me?” Elvis said,” will you meet me halfway down the hall?” I said, No, I’m fed up with this stuff Joe said, will one of you guys give in?” Elvis kept on yelling until I HAD to come out. It was soooo funny, we met literally halfway and hugged and Elvis said, Look Lamar, I love you so we made up the book: Elvis and the Memphis Mafia pg529.
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