This shot taken in 1961, shows the look that gained  Elvis' and his guys the Memphis Mafia nickname.

This shot taken in of Ray Sitton, Alan Fortas, Elvis and his cousin, Gene Smith on the other side of the car.

THE MEMPHIS MAFIA: Elvis and Vernon Presley, Charlie Hodge, Red and Sonny West, Marty Lacker, Lamar Fike, George Klein, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling, Sam Thompson, Dick Grob and Georges Nichopolous (Dr. Nick).

LARRY KING (January Remembering Elvis Presley with the Memphis Mafia Lamar Fike, Elvis' tour manager

Elvis wrote "Philosophy for a Happy Life" for the only female "Memphis Mafia" member and  (long time friend) PATTI PARRY.

Elvis wrote "Philosophy for a Happy Life" for the only female "Memphis Mafia" member and (long time friend) PATTI PARRY.

Elvis with Jim Brown on the movie set "Roustabout" with members of the Memphis Mafia - Billy Smith is far left. | "Elvis Was A Crazy Boss .... stories of the Memphis Mafia and stories from people who were with Elvis day and night. Everyone was fired by Elvis at some stage (although Jerry Schilling swears he was the only guy not to be fired). Elvis had a bad temper and in a rage would fire some or all of the guys, only to forget some hours later. On one such occasion in Los Angeles he fired…

Elvis with Jim Brown on the movie set "Roustabout" with members of the Memphis Mafia - Billy Smith is far left.

Elvis’ hump party in Germany: Half way through his time in the service

Elvis’ hump party in Germany: Half way through his time in the service (with Vernon, Red, and Lamar.first members of the MEMPHIS MAFIA)

Elvis with four of his body guards...aka Memphis Mafia...the others were cut out of the photo.

Elvis with four of his body guards.the others were cut out of the photo.

Elvis with some of the Memphis Mafia bodyguards - Joe Esposito is next to Elvis

Elvis with some of the Memphis Mafia bodyguards - Joe Esposito (on Elvis' left hand side) and Jerry Schilling (next to Joe)

The ORIGINAL photo! From left to right: Alan Fortas, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis (sitting), Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge, June 1968.

From left to right: Alan Fortas, Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis (sitting), Lamar Fike, Joe Esposito and Charlie Hodge during the making of Elvis's Comeback Special (NBC) - June 1968

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