Times Square Gossip has just learned that within the next two weeks LAMAR FIKE and his forthcoming book FIKE: AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY-ON ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD, that he finished earlier this year with celebrity-bio-writer MARK BEGO, will have secured a major distribution deal exclusive to a major retail operation throughout the U.S. Initial reports say that the book will be carried as an exclusive item, in much the same way that the new 'greatest hits' CD from CHRISTINA AQUILERA is available only at Target. According to Fike, "We've spent some time ascertaining the best distribution and most effective route for this book ... and, what with the shrinking economic picture and book and record stores going under daily, this looks to be the best direction for us. The book is a fitting tribute to Elvis and those halcyon days. There's been a lot written and said, that quite honestly, never happened. I was there ... so, consider this is a first-person account. David Bowie is there; Rock Hudson is there; and, so is Marilyn Monroe."While the project has been thoughtfully and lovingly written about while being written, this is the first deal to actually get it out. "I know the fans have been waiting for this one ... but, I wanted to take the care and effort to do it for the fans ... the best way possible." Also, look for Fike to wing his way to being a judge on a current BIG talent contestant show. "Hell, I'm ready for it. I've wanted to do it, but I wanted to do it with the right people.


Anonymous said…
looking of Mr. Fike for a newspaper article. Anyone know where he is?

Thank you.

Mark H. Stowers
Professional Writer
Jeff Schrembs said…
Lamar Fike is a quality human being, friend, and a man. Elvis was blessed to have friends like him and Billy Smith, Marty Lacker, Red West, Larry Geller and others.
THANK YOU Lamar Fike for all you have shared with the Elvis Community Worldwide AND for what you have withheld. Take care and God bless.
Jeffrey Schrembs, Elvis Presley Historian