Jerry Weintraub: How I Fooled Elvis Presley

One of your early triumphs was managing Elvis Presley’s tours. On one of the first concert dates, you narrowly avoided a complete disaster in Miami.
Jerry Weintraub: When I first met Elvis he said, “Don’t ever put me in a show that’s not sold out.” When I got to the first show and there were 5,000 seats left in a10,000-seat arena for the matinee. The only thing I could figure out was to take the seats out. He asked me when he came into the show, “How we doing?” I said, “Every seat is full.” I didn’t say, “Sold out,” I said, “Every seat is full.”

Via The Wrap