George Klein

1935 - 2019 (Age 83)


George Klein was a Memphis radio DJ and television host, and Elvis Presley's best friend. Klein and Presley met while they were attending Humes High School in Memphis and became lifelong friends. While Presley achieved international fame as a musician, Klein helped spread the word about rock and roll on WHBQ radio and on Memphis TV's "Talent Party" program. But the two remained close: Each man served as best man at the other's wedding, and Klein was a pallbearer at Presley's funeral. Presley nicknamed his friend "GK," and that nickname led to Klein's DJ moniker, "The Geeker," used even in recent years on his Sirius XM show, "Elvis Time." A fixture of the Memphis music scene with a 64-year career on the city's airwaves, Klein was a member of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

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George was a longtime and loyal friend to Elvis who passed his wonderful memories on to all of us who loved Elvis. Since our trips to Graceland beginning in '78, we always enjoyed his events at Memphis State. He will be truly missed and Memphis will never be the same without him. He will always be in our hearts for always and ever. TCB

Was so sorry to learn of George's passing last week. I listened to his show all the time on Elvis radio and was privileged to get to meet him some years ago at the studios at Graceland. He was a true friend to Elvis and always lifted him up in his radio broadcasts. My condolences to the family, as George will truly be missed by all who knew him and listened to his show.

You lead a great life GK. Rest in peace..

To the Klein family, friends: Our heartfelt condolences .He open the door for many,his services were appreciated. May your fond memories bring joy of heart, because the God of comfort ,will comfort you during the difficult days ahead.

Thank you for sharing your memories. Nothing like having Geeker in my spearkers.

Elvis loved you, and you loved Elvis, a friend to all of us Elvis fans, your radiant smile and super Radio voice like no other, you blessed us with your kindness and love.
Thank you for making me feel so special when you said that "I looked like a Movie-Star while posing for pictures in front of your Radio booth across Graceland! In 1993, my husband and I married on the outdoor stage across Memphis, you congratulated us when we gave you the news, and told my husband, "Be

Thank you George. Say hi to the King!

A class act and a loyal friend to Elvis

My condolences go out to Georges family and friends. May God comfort you in your time of loss. 2 Cor. 1:3