Charlie Franklin Hodge

Charlie Franklin Hodge

Birth
Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Death 3 Mar 2006 (aged 71)
Pigeon Forge, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 13522791 · View Source
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Musician, Elvis Presley's close friend and confidant. Charlie first met Elvis on the transport ship from the New York to Germany, September 1958, although they appeared together on a Red Foley show in 1956. They stayed friends until Elvis' death in August 1977. Charlie was the guy who sang back up, played guitar, handed Elvis water and gave him scarves on stage during the shows in the 1970s. Also, Charlie had a big influence on the song lists of the seventies shows. He used to suggest song titles to Elvis. Charlie also played himself in several of Elvis's movies.

Bio by: Dustin Raymond


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dustin Raymond
  • Added: 4 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13522791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie Franklin Hodge (14 Dec 1934–3 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13522791, citing New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .