Elvis, As I Knew Him

By Kenny Hicks

With Edward Korgan


Elvis, "As I Knew Him," is an authorized biography of a young man who served as a valet for Elvis Presley for approximately two years from early 1973 to late 1974.

Ken Hicks worked for Elvis as one of his personal valet's. His personal contacts with the 'King" were recorded in many interview sessions between the author Ed Korgan and himself. Ken spent almost 24/7 hours with Elvis for the time he worked with him. At present time you can purchase the book in report form as an original manuscript. It is being copyrighted.

In November, 2010 I cruised on the Carnival Fascination (Elvis Presley Cruise) and met a few of the persons mentioned in this story. Jerry Schilling, a lifelong friend of Elvis's, described Ken as "one of us." Ken was a member of the Memphis Mafia while he worked with Elvis. He received his TCB necklace personally from Elvis. Ken's story begins a few years before he was asked by J.D. Sumner to go to work for Elvis and keep an eye out for the Stamps, which was the back-up quartet in the Presley entourage. The story is a true story and looks at the relationship between Elvis and his valet.

I hurried over to the coffee shop and found J.D. Sumner at a table waiting for me. He looked up at me for a long ten seconds.

Than he said to me, "you know I would never do anything to hurt you, right." I nodded and said, "yes, sir." He continued, You're fixing to get a call from up-stairs and Elvis is going to offer you a job. You are going to take it!"

   The book is printed in report form 11 1/2 x 8 inch pages. There is a total of approximately 45 pages. Until the book is picked up by a publisher I am selling this story in this format. It is well done and you will enjoy the stories that were given to me by Ken Hicks. This book can be ordered by mail. The book sells for $15.00 and that includes mailing. If you are interested in a copy of this book contact me at:

    The book is now published on Amazon.com Kindle. You can purchase it instantly under the Kindle rules. Search for it by name.


  Listen to Ken Hicks, Elvis's valet, explain the workings of the Presley organization on CD tapes and in his own words. CD's are not available yet.   Joe Esposito spoke first. "Elvis, Ken has decided he is going to come to work for us."

  Elvis looked up and said, "well fancy that, ain't that a surprise."

Elvis said, "Ken, have you ever had a new car like this before?" I said no. He turned to me and said, "Well, you have one now, Happy Birthday!"

He turned and reached into the glove compartment and pulled out the bill of sale and handed it to me. It would be titled in my name.

   Hicks explains many of the different incidents and little tricks they, as employees in the organization, would try or do to live under the Presley influence.
I remember, as I went to his room thinking. "Oh, God, what is going to happen now." I knew if he ever got into his little bag of getting weird that I would be in for a long night.

He cam out of his dressing room and he had on a pair of black leather pants, a leather vest, about $200,000.00 worth of necklaces and diamonds, dark sunglasses and a turban. If you have ever seen the movie "Harem Scarem" it was the turban he wore in that movie.

What happens after that is unbelievable.

As I hit the door, I knew he went out, he came flying through it screaming at me, "Ken, I want to bury that GD car!" I said, "huh?" I didn't know what he was talking about so I hollered back to him, "what car?" He came back to me, "that car I bought for Linda. I just shot it dead!"






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