Hear from Elvis' Piano Man, Glen D. Hardin, at Elvis Week 2016

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Hear from Elvis' Piano Man, Glen D. Hardin, at Elvis Week 2016

When Elvis needed the best piano player to join the TCB Band, he looked no further than Glen D. Hardin.

Glen spent many years on the road and in the studio with Elvis, also appearing alongside him in his iconic TV special, "Aloha from Hawaii." Glen will share his memories of working with Elvis at An Afternoon with Elvis' Piano Man, Glen D. Hardin, on Monday, August 15 during Elvis Week. 

Glen, a Texas native, grew up with Joe B. Maudlin and drummer Jerry Allison, both members of Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets. After Holly's death, Glen played with the band and became an honorary member. In addition to writing hit songs, he was also in-demand session pianist, and he worked with the likes of John Denver, Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Linda Ronstadt.

Elvis called Glen in 1970 and asked him to join the TCB Band to replace Larry Muhoberac. Glen toured and recorded with Elvis until 1976. He also arranged many of Elvis' hit songs, like "Let It Be Me," "The Wonder of You" and "I Just Can't Help Believin.'" Elvis would decide to do a new song on a whim, and he and Glen would often stay up overnight working on arrangements. 

After working with Elvis, Glen worked closely with Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

Glen and musician Andy Childs will share stories and music at the Elvis Week event on August 15. Tickets are on sale now - get your tickets today!

Check out the clip of Glen and Elvis from "Aloha from Hawaii" below.

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 1:07 PM
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