Ivory Joe Hunter
While visiting Memphis, Tennessee, in the spring of 1957, Ivory Joe Hunter was invited by Elvis Presley to visit Graceland.
The two spent the day together, singing 'I Almost Lost My Mind' and other songs together. Hunter commented, 'He is very spiritually minded ... he showed me every courtesy, and I think he's one of the greatest'.
Joe was a prolific songwriter. Some estimates say that he has written more than 7,000 songs. Among them are two that Elvis Presley put in the top twenty: My Wish Came True and Ain't That Loving You Baby.
Elvis Presley recorded the following six Ivory Joe Hunter songs;
Ivory Joe Hunter developed lung cancer and died in Memphis in 1974.