In the summer of 1956, twelve-year-old Jerry Osborne brought home a 78-rpm cardboard record titled Elvis Presley -- The Truth About Me. For Osborne, this disc, with its two minutes of Elvis speaking to his fans, kicked off forty-four years of collecting records, tapes, and CDs of anything Elvis spoke into a microphone.
Elvis and Jerry eventually met and became friends in 1967, when both men were living in Memphis.
Jerry Osborne is the author of more than seventy books on recorded music and entertainment personalities. Among his best-selling titles are The Official Price Guide to Records and The Official Price Guide to Elvis Presley Records & Memorabilia.