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While on stage Elvis said.
The young man only guitar is one of the finest guitar players I've ever met.
His name is James Burton.
Ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome rock and roll hall of Famer James -- -- -- Okay.
Talk about having you on the show I felt like there's an interview that was -- son Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney on Saturday Night Live.
Where he couldn't get the questions -- he was just going -- And I'll be honest with the and that's what I was afraid I would have having you on the show that I would have -- he's -- down moments and wouldn't be able to talk as -- -- guitar player.
To be in the same room with he was a pretty big deal you're -- man I'm telling you all of our guys are pretty jazzed up about you being here today.
This is big thing for us so thank you for coming in and humor in.
Guys like me in the rest of this man it's a pleasure to have you.
-- -- -- That speech -- But I'm very honored to be here thank.
Elvis inviting you to play guitar for him -- started out age fourteen professionally Louisiana -- -- -- sixteen Ricky Nelson you're -- his band and then.
You were playing with the greats like -- Frank Sinatra I mean everybody that ever has been heard you were playing with a during the sixties.
Elvis Presley said he wanted you to play guitar for the new -- he was creating first come back.
The TCB taking care of business plan that's correct.
You're in a struggle -- -- playing with Frank Sinatra and -- first at a turning down what choice chairman of the board the king of rock and roll not many people have that problem.
Well -- it was an honor when I was called it.
-- really I had to make it.
Very busy and recording studios.
So recorded with -- lot of artists and -- had talked to my classes to see if how that would permit me to be away from home.
And then so anyway -- made your decision to if you do ahead and open things without.
And you were with him until he died as one of his guitar and seven.
Well what's the greatest memory you have -- -- -- what is it do you think of when you think of Elvis Presley your time with him I just.
Remember -- wonderful great person -- life and really.
True friend to me I mean he was fantastic.
And -- just working with -- being in this presence.
He was truly.
The wonderful Christian man and then.
Really an honor to be with him in flavors and for nine years.
Used to talk about that he would carry around with him and Rick Stanley mentioned this a Bible.
I mean most people don't associate Elvis Presley read the Bible but he now -- the thing around any one of the -- everybody about it.
That's true you know we would do two shows night in Los Vegas -- to Hilton and he really about us upstairs -- this week.
After the second show and -- he would want to do.
Sing gospel all night just sing gospel music and that he would come out of his room with the -- When you walk over to him sit down and Jay's son and stamps and a real musicians singers turn them you can -- -- -- And then after -- they would get to say yeah that was your opponent.
Talk whom -- about the lord you know he would.
Brings about -- out with him and he was sit there and quote scripture Belle -- Word for word from his amazing.
And we were he was very excited to put the word -- each and everyone else.
And it was one of and he was also a practical Joker he liked to play pranks on people -- yeah.
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