Gary Revel Talks MLK Assassination Investigation


Manage episode 295918119 series 1247027
By Ash Brown - Ash Said It® and Ash Said It® Daily. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Special investigator Gary Revel discusses his inquiry into the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The fascinating story of his investigation and what he unearthed became the inspiration for the original song, They Slew the Dreamer was briefly included in his recent book, To Live or Maybe Not. Now, his remarkable journey is being developed into a motion picture, They Slew the Dreamer: MLK-The Gary Revel Story. Gary Revel, whose extraordinary history of investigations into the killings of MLK, JFK and RFK make him a compelling guest. Revel is also a songwriter, musician and author. “The worst times in our lives are often roads to the best times, waiting ahead. Stay safe and prayerful, as you find your way into tomorrow.” – Gary Revel A single bullet silenced the voice, but not the dream, of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Whether or not James Earl Ray pulled the trigger and why has been the subject of speculation for more than five decades. In 1977, 27-year-old special investigator Gary Revel, in association with the House Select Committee on Assassinations, launched his own search for the unvarnished truth about King’s assassination. Danger, intrigue and murder followed. Revel’s journey took him into Brushy Mountain Prison, where he met and became a personal confidant to the accused assassin, James Earl Ray. From there, Revel followed the clues wherever they led, including Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; Miami, Florida; and other undisclosed locations. Along the way, Revel had to navigate chaotic twists and turns as he uncovered information pointing to what he refers to as the involvement of organized crime and the highly placed people in the U.S. government. Revel also lost his younger brother and an associate to murder during his investigation. The captivating story of his investigation and what he unearthed is now being developed into a feature motion picture, They Slew the Dreamer: MLK-The Gary Revel Story. Revel’s quest for the truth also became the inspiration for the song, “They Slew the Dreamer,” and is introduced in his book, To Live or Maybe Not. More than 30 years after his investigation into Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, Revel continues to “shine the light of truth into the darkest halls of injustice”; and finds he can’t quit until the world knows what he found. Songwriter, musician, author and special investigator Gary Revel was born in Florala, Alabama, and he formed his first band when he was 15. In the midst of a promising career in music, Revel found himself investigating the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in association with the U.S. government’s House Select Committee on Assassinations. Revel continues to release and distribute music via his Jongleur Music company as well as developing motion pictures via his Jongleur Pictures company. He is also the author of My Angel from Heaven, Milestones, Grempk and Don’t Stop Dancing: Stranger Than Fiction, his investigation into the life of Michael Jackson. Gary is also founder of Mother Nature Festival Live Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. For more information, please visit To hear or to download the song, “They Slew the Dreamer,” please visit To Live or Maybe Not Publisher: Jongleur Books ISBN-13: 978-1097923304 ISBN-10: 1097923304 Available from About the show: ► Website: ► Need Goli Gummies? ► For $5 in ride credit, download the Lyft app using my referral link: ►For discount Pangea Products: ► Want the ‘coldest’ water? ► Become A Podcast Legend: ► Review Us: ► SUBSCRIBE HERE: ► Instagram: ► Facebook: ► Twitter: ► Blog: ► Pinterest: ► Newsletter: #atlanta #ashsaidit #ashsaidthat #ashblogsit #ashsaidit® Ash Brown is a gifted American producer, blogger, speaker, media personality and event emcee. The blog on showcases exclusive event invites, product reviews and so much more. Her motivational podcast "Ash Said It Daily" is available on major media platforms such as iTunes, iHeart Radio & Google Play. This program has over half a million streams worldwide. She uses these mediums to motivate & encourage her audience in the most powerful way. She keeps it real!

2928 episodes