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The Elvis Connection
Is Jerry related to Elvis?
In 1958, Elvis was
inducted into the Army and received his famous haircut at Fort Chaffee,
Arkansas, adjacent to Fort Smith, the town where I grew up. From time to time, we
would receive calls from people, often young women, asking if Elvis was
there. My mom would answer the phone and ask the caller to hold on, then
she would yell out, "Jerry, is Elvis here?" "No, mom,
he's not", I'd yell back. My mom would relay the information to the
caller and we would all have a good laugh.
I get emails from time to time asking about my Elvis
Well, there's another Jerry Presley who IS related to the King, and is
a terrific performer in his own right. I've had the pleasure of talking to and corresponding with my "cousin"
Jerry. I'm honored to share the
same name but he's the one who makes music, I just listen to it. He is
way more famous and far more talented than I am. The other Jerry Presley
performs on a regular basis in Branson,
Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
Can you imagine a world without hypothetical questions?