Larry Muhoberac

Larry was born in Louisiana, and began playing accordion and piano at age 5

He went on the road with Woody Herman when he was only 20 years old

He moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1959 and met Elvis when Muhoberac’s band played 2 of Elvis’ charity benefits. He moved to the west coast where he became a studio musician. It was around this time, that Larry was recruited by Elvis to play piano on his movie soundtracks.

He is widely known as Elvis’ first touring piano player. After a lonbg hiatus, Elvis had decided to play live concerts again and His first live gig with Elvis was on July 31, 1969, at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the TCB (takin’ care of business) band, he was an elite member of Elvis’ touring entourage who included stellar players like James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), John Wilkinson (rhythm guitar) and Ronnie Tutt (drums). He would act as Elvis’ musical director and keyboardist for 10 years.

Muhoberac retired from the touring band and was replaced by Glen Hardin in 1970

After leaving Elvis, Larry arranged and conducted for a wide variety of artists, including Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Tanya Tucker, Ray Charles, Ray Coniff, and Barbra Streisand and many more.

He also composed many TV show themes including the soap opera “The Bold and The Beautiful”

Larry emigrated to Australia in 1986. He suffered from dimentia in his later years and passed away in December of 2016. His funeral was attended by many industry artists who paid homage to Muhoberac’s genius.

His 2 sons are also in the music business, and stay busy doing studio work and music production.