Don Wilson's Hollywood Beat
The person who received the last letter Elvis Presley wrote two weeks before his death was Don Wilson, I met Don when he came to Channel 13 in 1976, the station wanted to interview him when they found out that Elvis Presley, years before had taken him under his wing after his Mother, Father, and sister were killed in a horrific car accident...what a whirlwind life since then, he is going to share with us his own personal stories from his office in Los Angeles...you can't miss this it's an exclusive for the Cindy Cochran Show...
Glen Campbell appeared on my radio show in 1995.
Cindy Cochran and Don Wilson at KTRK-TV 13's News Department in Houston, Texas.
Wayne Jackson and Don Wilson after an airing of "Mystery Train" in 1992. Wayne was a member of the legendary Memphis Horns.
Don Wilson and Mac Davis
Singers / Radio personalities Celia McRee and Don Wilson at a party in 1992. Celia and I hosted separate shows, I had "Mystery Train" and she hosted "Indian Talk". Celia is a direct descendant of Pocahantas. Celia and I also hosted a morning show together called "Rock Waves".
Dennis Muirhead and Billy Swan when they appeared on my radio show in 1992.
If you are an Elvis Presley fan you do not want to miss this show...one of Elvis' closest confidantes and his Road Manager, Joe Esposito passed away a few weeks ago and Don Wilson our L.A. and Elvis Presley connection was a very close friend of Joe...so many stories and information you won't read in the fan magazines...exclusively for the Cindy Cochran Show listeners.... Enjoy a tribute to Joe... Type your paragraph here.
Don Wilson is my guest checking in with us from L.A.. Elvis Presley took Don under his wing when he lost his entire family in a car crash...Don brings our audience a side of Elvis and personal memories that few ever knew...Hear a 1970 press conference with Elvis right before he appeared at the Houston Rodeo... Can't miss this one!
Elvis' aide Lamar Fike was one of my first interviews in 1992.
"My favorite radio program is 'The Cindy Cochran Show". I listen to Cindy faithfully. It's fast paced radio and I hope you will check Cindy and her show out!" - Don Wilson
After I appeared on the BBC, I received this nice note from Tom Greenard.
Don't miss this show...Don Wilson is my special guest and his experience as a teenager with Elvis Presley as a mentor is absolutely fascinating...but his being in L.A. and a Republican is the most fascinating to me...what a story and worldview...Join us!
My mentor is George Klein the legendary DJ on WHBQ Radio in Memphis. GK would have me on his show from time to time and I have filled in for him at Marlowe's in Memphis albeit a long time ago. GK appeared on my radio show and in documentaries that I worked on. GK is now on Sirius Elvis Radio.
Willie Nelson and Don Wilson in Memphis, 1992.
One of my major influences, especially on radio is Wink Martindale. A legend in his own time.
Don Wilson hosting the "Mystery Train" radio show in 1994. The catch phrase was "You're riding on the Mystery Train and you never know what's around the bend!".
Don Wilson with guest Red West in 1995. Red told of his years with Elvis Presley and of his own acting career.