Meet Murray

Murray Silver, Savannah's goodwill ambassador and leading authority in spririt In all its formsMurray M. Silver, Jr. is a fifth generation Savannahian. He worked in the late 60’s as a promoter for rock bands like Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and others. While going to law school he transitioned from promoter to journalist in the 70’s and 80’s touring with acts such as Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Elton John, and Peter Gabriel. Some of these treasured photographs now adorn book covers and hang on some pretty famous walls.

Returning to Savannah in 1998, Silver authored Behind the Moss Curtain and Other Great Savannah Stories intending to turn them into Savannah movies.The events surrounding the title story led him to pursue an interest in the paranormal and he has produced and appeared in several television programs on PBS, GPTV, the History Channel and Travel Channel. He also associate-produced a television series, "Southern Haunts,” currently airing on PBS. His appearance on Ghost Adventures with Zac Bagans remains one of their highest rated episodes today.

Silver is recognized as an expert on the subject of Spirit and regularly appears on syndicated radio programs devoted to the paranormal and as a featured presenter at Mensa conventions, where he has been routinely voted by participants to be their favorite speaker.

His new release, Ghosts: What They Is and What They Haint is scheduled for release later this year. Sign up here to get early notification.
 

FUN Facts about Murray

Although his blog and Facebook pages are most revealing, there are still some facets of Murray that are not qidely known. Here you get a glimpse…

  • Murray's best friend was Murray's Silver Spike, a fun, intelligent and sweet English bulldog that shared his life weith Murray during 12 loving years.
  • Before firefighters arrived, Murray attempted to rescue a neighbor from a car accident turned into a blazing fire. Unable to open the doors, both his hands were burned, a reminder he carries that in life you have to seize the moment, act fast. You do what is in your reach and ability, and you do your best.
  • Murray's mantra: if you're not having fun, do something else- that includes (especially so) your job.

 

Read the full bio here

            In 1982, Silver published his first book, Great Balls of Fire: The Uncensored Story of Jerry Lee Lewis (Morrow), which was adapted to the big screen by Orion, in 1989. In doing so, Silver became the first Savannah writer in history whose first book was an international bestseller and the subject of a major motion picture. Savannah awarded him with a Murray Silver Day!

            In 1990, Silver undertook the autobiography of Dr. George Nichopoulos, personal physician to Elvis Presley, and the man widely regarded to be responsible for the singer's death. Their book, Who Killed Elvis Presley?, turned into an international scandal before it could be published, and was later incorporated into Silver's memoirs, When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama (Bonaventure, 2005).

            In 1988, mutual friend Richard Gere introduced Silver to His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. At the Dalai Lama's request, Silver set aside the business of his life to write about China's oppression of Tibet and to sponsor tours of Tibetan Buddhist monks who perform their sacred chants and dances at colleges and museums. In 1998, Silver was tour manager for Sacred Music, Sacred Dance, and also personally responsible for packing and transporting the Mystical Arts of Tibet Exhibit, which featured personal sacred objects of the Dalai Lama. An honor difficult to forget.

            Returning to Savannah in 1998, Silver authored Behind the Moss Curtain and Other Great Savannah Stories intending to turn them into Savannah movies.The events surrounding the title story led him to pursue an interest in the paranormal and he has produced and appeared in several television programs on PBS, GPTV, the History Channel and Travel Channel. He also associate-produced a television series, "Southern Haunts,” currently airing on PBS. His appearance on Ghost Adventures with Zac Bagans remains one of their highest rated episodes today.

            Silver is recognized as an expert on the subject of Spirit and regularly appears on syndicated radio programs devoted to the paranormal and as a featured presenter at Mensa conventions, where he has been routinely voted by participants to be their favorite speaker.

            Murray co-founded a publishing firm focused on Southern history. He balances his position as America's most sought after commentator on Spirit with his writing including his recent books Behind the Moss Curtain, When Elvis Meets the Dalai Lama, and Tech's Luck, the Story of Jim Jim through Continental Shelf Publishing. His new release Ghosts, What They Is and What They Haint book is scheduled for release later this year. Sign up here to get early notification.