Being Elvis Presley’s close friend came with perks. Joe Esposito befriended Elvis in the Army, and the decades that followed thrust Esposito into the world of entertainment. He worked as Elvis’ bodyguard and road manager. He worked on Hollywood movie sets. He was one of the few people in attendance during a quiet meeting between Elvis and the Beatles.
Esposito is scheduled to sign books at Elvis Explosion 2013, which kicks off this Friday at the La Crosse Center.
Elvis Explosion September 6th - 8th, 2013. 300 Harborview Plaza La Crosse, WI 54601
“To the day Elvis died, they were just best friends,” said filmmaker Tom Jikomes, who is working on a documentary with Esposito. “He describes Elvis as the greatest entertainer that ever lived.”
The three-day event is expected to draw thousands of Elvis fans,
interested in seeing one of the largest Elvis impersonator competitions in the country.
Esposito will sign copies of “Elvis: Intimate and Rare,” a personal collection of never-published stories and photos. Esposito’s books offer an uncommon vantage point into the life of a superstar, Jikomes said.
The two met while serving in Germany, after a game of football, and immediately formed a close bond.
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