MusicThoughts

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I received a special delivery letter from Colonel Parker (Elvis' manager) with a note saying, "Dear Jerry, we expect you here by the weekend. Enclosed you'll find your contract for the new movie score and the recording sessions that are to follow."

However, behind the cover letter was this blank page with just the space outlined for Parker and I to sign and date. There as no contract!

So, I spoke with him on the phone and when I pointed out to him that there had been a mistake he said, "What mistake?" I said, "Well there's a page for the signatures but I don't see any contract." He said, "That's the contract!" I said, "Tom, there's nothing written on the page."

He said, "Well, boy, you just sign it. We'll fill it in later!"
Jerry Leiber