As the tour producer for Elvis Presley throughout the 1970's, Charles Stone had the rare opportunity to be closely associated with both Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker.
Charles flew with Elvis and his associates on Elvis' personal plane, The Lisa Marie, from city to city each time Elvis went on tour. Being in the unique position of travelling with Elvis and also managing the personal details of each tour, Charles experienced daily life in Elvis' world and also developed a close working relationship and close friendship with Colonel Parker and the entire TCB gang.
"Working and traveling with Elvis on the Lisa Marie was the experience of a lifetime. He touched my life in a way that can never be duplicated."
Charles began his career in entertainment in the mid 1960’ as a booking agent and worked with popular acts such as Little Richard, Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong, and the Coasters.
In the late 1960’s Concerts West recruited Charles to promote artists such as Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Grand Funk, Three Dog Night, Frank Sinatra and eventually Elvis Presley.
Although Charles has worked with many amazing talents throughout his career, and has years of memories and personal stories to share, nothing compares to his time spent on tour and in Vegas with Elvis, the Colonel, and all the enthusiastic, supportive fans. There is nothing he enjoys more than having the opportunity to relive his Elvis years as he shares his memories and experiences during frequent speaking engagements around the world.
Charles lives in Dallas, Texas and is currently involved in entertainment and artists management where he continues to promote the Elvis legacy.
Charles' book, "My Years with Elvis and the Colonel" is both informative and entertaining and gives an inside peek into the Elvis we all knew and loved.
Elvis Presley Houston, Texas - June 5, 1975