Marty Lacker attended Humes High in the same grade as Elvis Presley. Elvis being at the edge of the crowd to the centre of the group
In 1961, Lacker would be formally employed by Elvis, be co-best man in 1967.
Lacker pushed Elvis into Studios where he was challenged and produced his best later work.
He published one book about Elvis in the 1980s – Portrait of a Friend – and currently does a column on the Elvis Information Network site.