Posted: Jul 14, 2008 8:32 pm
George Klein graduated from Humes High in 1953 with Elvis. Klein was the treasurer of the graduating class. He was not a part of the "Memphis Mafia" insofar as the partying and all went with Elvis, but he was always a close friend. His show, Talent Party, was extremely popular, especially the WHBQ-cuties that danced in (OMG) two-piece bathing suits during the show. Local bands would play during the hour, between clips from national bands. Throughout the 70s he was the number one popular radio show. In the late 70s however, during a local contest (sort of like the Flyer's Best of Memphis Poll), there was controversy that he had initiated ballot rigging. He was fired.