Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Remembers George Klein

February 5, 2019
Press Release
Elvis’ high school friend “GK” was a friend to many

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) paid tribute to Memphis disc jockey George “GK” Klein, a friend of Elvis Presley since they met at Humes High School at age 13. Klein was a groomsman in Elvis’ wedding and was a pall bearer at his 1977 funeral. Klein died Tuesday evening at 83.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“George Klein was a friend of Elvis, a friend to many and a friend of mine. A member of the Memphis Mafia and always TCB, George kept Elvis’ music at the forefront from the days of “Jailhouse Rock” to “Elvis Time” on SiriusXM satellite radio. He was always a nice guy and we were mutual friends of the late Irvin Salky. His was a life well lived and he will be missed.”