If you could meet Elvis Presley, it would happen like this, according to Joe Esposito, Elvis' CO-best man and road manager of 17 years.
"He'd walk right up to you, shake your hand and say, 'Hi, I'm Elvis Presley,' like you'd never heard of him. That's just how he was,'" said Joe Esposito. Joe, who lives in Las Vegas, stayed with his brother while shooting interviews for a documentary, 'One Day, Two Legends' that is being produced via a shared Joe Esposito company, JRE Entertainment.
Producer Tom Jikomes of Gurnee is filming the documentary, which tells the story of the day the Beatles met Elvis. He's been working on it for three years, and it is transforming into a story about the kinship Elvis and Joe shared. Jikomes hopes the film will be released to cable television by Aug. 27, the day the Beatles and Elvis met nearly 50 years ago.
The Elvis Joe knew – not the legend who even The Beatles were nervous to meet, but his best friend – was a kind-hearted person who wanted to be good to everyone, and didn't want anyone to think he was somehow special.
Joe was scheduled tomorrow July 1 to continue production with LouiseHarrison, Beatle George Harrison's sister.
Tom Jikomes was born on the exact day the two legends met. As a huge Elvis fan, it was a dream come true for him to meet Joe when working on another project 10 years ago.
When Jikomes discovered that Joe had not only planned the meeting, but drove The Beatles to meet Elvis at his Los Angeles home, he was amazed that no one had thought to explore the subject before. No photos, videos or audio exists of the meeting, so Joe is one of the few people who can tell the story.
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source: Elvis Information Network