rare: Elvis, Colonel Parker and members of the Memphis Mafia

"Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by.

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 Jaycees - January 1971, Elvis was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of America. Elvis, with Bill Morris, Red West, Sonny West, Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling.

The Jaycees - January Elvis was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of America. Bill Morris, and Elvis surrounded by the Memphis Mafia bodyguards (shown in the photo are Red West, Sonny West, Joe Esposito and Jerry Schilling.

Joe Esposito, a former road manager for Elvis Presley and a longtime member of the Presley inner circle known as “The Memphis Mafia,” has died at age 78.

Elvis Presley aide Joe Esposito dies at 78

Joe Esposito Longtime Elvis Presley Aide Dies at 78 Esposito was one of two best men at the singer's 1967 wedding to Priscilla Wagner and a pallbearer at his funeral.

Elvis and some of the Memphis Mafia. In this photo is Red West and Joe Esposito, both were very good friends of Elvis'. Unfortunately Elvis and Red West fell out just months before his death. Red was fired because he was getting very heavy handed with people trying to get to Elvis. He then decided to write a book with his cousin and another member of the MM called "Elvis What Happened?". This crushed Elvis, he felt betrayed.

Elvis leaving his Philadelphia hotel in june 24 1974 with Joe Esposito and his Memphis mafia.

Wednesday, April 20, 1960: Elvis, Charlie Hodge (obscured), Joe Esposito and Delbert "Sonny" West are pictured aboard a train heading to Hollywood to film his first post-Army movie "G.I. Blues". On Monday, April 18, 1960 EP and his pals had boarded their Hollywood-bound train at Memphis Central Station. Take a look inside the FTD book "Elvis Presley From Memphis To Hollywood": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPFEND8Ovmo

Wednesday, April 20, 1960: Elvis, Charlie Hodge (obscured), Joe Esposito and Delbert "Sonny" West are pictured aboard a train heading to Hollywood to film his first post-Army movie "G.I. Blues". On Monday, April 18, 1960 EP and his pals had boarded their Hollywood-bound train at Memphis Central Station. Take a look inside the FTD book "Elvis Presley From Memphis To Hollywood": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPFEND8Ovmo

Nicknames of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia”.  Hog Ears was Alan Fortas rss

Nicknames of Elvis Presley’s “Memphis Mafia” "Hog Ears": Alan Fortas Alan was…

Elvis arriving at Lake Charles, may 4, 1975 with Jerry shilling, Joe Esposito ans Red West

Elvis Presley arriving at Lake Charles in the early morning hours of May With Jerry Schilling, Joe Esposito and Red West.

An early member of the Memphis Mafia crew, Cliff Gleaves worked on movie sets and toured with Elvis in the 1950s. He spent some time with Elvis in Germany in 1959. For several years after that, Cliff occasionally would show up at Graceland.

An early member of the Memphis Mafia crew, Cliff Gleaves worked on movie sets and toured with Elvis in the He spent some time with Elvis in Germany in For several years after that, Cliff occasionally would show up at Graceland.

Elvis Presley, Red West, Glen Campbell and Richard Davis at George Klein's wedding, December 5, 1970

Elvis Presley, Red West, Glen Campbell and Richard Davis - George Klein's wedding, December 1970

Left to right: Ray Sitton, Joe Esposito, (unknown), Bullets Durgam, Colonel Parker, Mrs. Parker, Elvis, Larry Geller, George Klein, Alan Fortas, Marty Lacker, Richard Davis – in front of the Colonel’s office at MGM Studios

January 21 1997 – ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager and agent died (Photographs) – Elvis Presley

1962 Elvis taking a break with the -memphis mafia  - 1962 it happened at the world's fair

Elvis with his infamous TCB (Take Care of Business) Memphis Mafia entourage playing cards.

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