FROM ELVIS TO ELVIRA MY LIFE ON STAGE, by Richard Sterban (Author), Steven Robinson (Author)
Publisher: Richards & Southern, INC.; 1st Ed. edition (2012)
How does a kid from Camden, NJ grow up loving Gospel quartet music? How does he find himself touring the nation singing backup to Elvis Presley? And why would he decide to leave it all behind? The book includes many great Elvis stories and stories about The Oak Ridge Boys that have never been told.
Prior to joining The Oak Ridge Boys in 1972, RICHARD STERBAN sang with various groups, eventually joining J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, which afforded him the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to sing with Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, singing with him every night on stage, recording with him, and appearing in one of his movies (Elvis on Tour). It was during this time in the midst of Elvis’ heyday that Richard was offered the position as bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys, and he had to make a major decision—remain on the big stage or chase his own dream. This period of Richard’s life is covered in detail in his new book, From Elvis to Elvira, co-written with Steven Robinson. Baseball has also been a longtime passion for Richard. For many years, as a part owner of the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers AAA club). He now serves as the team’s “official ambassador.” Because of his longstanding interest in weather (he enjoys watching the Weather Channel!), Richard recently recorded public service announcements for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio network, the “voice” of the National Weather Service. Richard is also the “voice” for the Classic Country channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.