Joe Guercio


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Musical Director, Arranger

Joe Guercio is best known for the 8 years he served as Elvis Presley’s musical director, beginning in Las Vegas in 1969. He formed the orchestra that backed Elvis and his band on every tour until the King of Rock’s passing in 1977. Joe arranged Elvis’ stage introduction and wrote the 6-note fanfare that began each of his live concerts during that time. Joe also conducted several other singers in his career and arranged hit songs for Steve & Edie, Barbara Streisand and Gladys Knight.