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- Facts about the King of rock and roll
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Facts about the King of rock and roll

Date Added: July 27, 2010 12:54:31 PM
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(1) Elvis married Priscilla Beaulieu in 1967 after 7 years of courtship. They have one child, Lisa Marie, born in 1968. They separated in 1972, Priscilla had custody of there daughter.

 

(2) Elvis was blond,Until his late teens.

 

(3) (17) Elvis played one of his first shows On 30 July 1954, at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis. He was so nervous, that his legs started to shake. The flares Elvis that wore only exacerbated the shaky movement. The girls went wild,so Elvis decided to keep the shaky-legs routine in his future shows.

 

(4) Elvis was delivered 35 minutes after his twin Jesse Garon.

 

(5) Elvis's father, Vernon Presley passed away on June 26, 1979.

 

(6) Elviss maternal grandmother was Jewish, so in the mid-sixties, Elvis added a Star of David to his mother’s gravestone.

 

(7) Elvis Presley's identical twin Jesse Garon, died at birth.he was named after Vernon's father,Jessie D Presley.

 

(8) Elvis met President Nixon at the White House,On the 21st December 1970, Elvis had initiated the meeting with a six-page letter to the President, Elvis spelt out his desire to be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. During Elvis's meeting with Nixon, he denounced The Beatles as being ‘UN-American’ for their open drug-taking and anti-Vietnam politics. Nixon reminded Elvis of his need to “retain credibility”. Nevertheless, he is said to have given Presley a ‘Special Agent’ badge.

 

(9) Elvis had a pet chimpanzee,named scatter.

 

(10)Elvis only performed “Unchained Melody” during the last 6 months of his life.

 

(11)Elvis raised $75,000 for the Kui lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii from sales of audience tickets from the rehearsals from the Aloha from Hawaii Special. and raised over $65,000 towards the building of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor from a benefit concert in Hawaii.

 

(12) The first unofficial Elvis recording was made in 1953, Elvis had stopped by at the sun records,the Memphis recording service,it was ran by Sam Phillips, while he was out,Sam's assistant Marion keisker helped Elvis to make a demo acetate of when your heart aches begin and my happiness

 

(13) Elvis' grandmother,Minnie Mae Presley, lived at Graceland.

 

(14) The first riot that followed an Elvis Presley concert was on may 13Th 1955 in Jacksonville,fl, Elvis had finished a show by saying,Girls i wll see you backstage.

 

(15) members of the Memphis Mafia sported diamond and gold rings,that were given to them by Elvis, which had a thunderbolt and TCB had been imprinted. TCB stands for “Take Care of Business”.

 

(16) Elvis mother Gladys died on August 14 of 1958 of acute hepatitis. Elvis was able to get back to see her just before she died.

 

(17) From 1970 till Elvis's death in august 1977, Elvis went touring in concerts all over the United States, around 1,000 concerts in total. Elvis had long engagements at the Las Vegas International Hotel each year. He made history with these elaborate shows, breaking box office records.

 

(18) Elvis was interred next to his mother at Memphis's Forest Hill cemetery, on the 18Th august 1977. but there was an attempt to steal his body,so they were both reburied in the grounds of Graceland.

 

(19) Elvis lost his original wedding ring, shortly after he married Priscilla,but Priscilla soon bought him another ring, the original ring was never found.

 

(20) Elvis's favorite games were Scrabble, Yahtzee,and Monopoly,

 

(21) Elvis's voice range was over 8 octaves.

 

(22) Elvis had a strong belief in extra terrestrial life and claimed that he had seen several UFOs.his interest started when his father had an unusual sighting on the day Elvis was born.

 

(23) On October 2nd 1954,Elvis made his only appearance on the (grand ole opry,)the audience were unimpressed and prompted opry officials to suggest that Elvis should go back to driving a truck

 

(24) Elvis gave $1,000 dollars annually to each of 50 Memphis charities for many years.

 

(25) Elvis wore size 11 shoe and was 6ft tall.

 

(26) In 1954, when Elvis was cutting some early records at Sun Studios,In 1954, he auditioned for an amateur gospel quartet called the Songfellows.but They turned him down.

 

(27) When Elvis was alive he made millions ,but accountants believe if he had lived for another six months, he would have been bankrupt.

 

(28) Elvis started making movies in 1956,his first film was "Love Me Tender". after returning from the army in 1961 he abandoned singing to live audiences and turned exclusively to film making.

 

(29) A local radio show In 1947, offered 12-year-old Elvis the chance to sing live, but he was too scared to go on.

 

(30) Elvis was honored,when he was in the Army, by his commanding officers for his cheerfulness,drive and continually outstanding leadership ability.

 

(31) While performing on the Milton Berle show in 1956, Elvis was advised not to use his guitar, "Let 'em see you, son." Elvis's gyrating hips caused outrage,but Within days Elvis was nicknamed Elvis the Pelvis.

 

(32) The long stretch of highway 51 south,part of which runs in front of Graceland,was officially renamed Elvis Presley boulevard in June 1971.

 

(33) King Creole was Elvis favorite movie out of all of them.

 

(34) Elvis sometimes signed "Elvis" on a female fan's left breast and "Presley" on the right.

 

(35) Elvis wouldn't allow anyone to eat fish at Graceland. he hated fish and couldn't stand the smell.

 

(36) Some of Elvis’s jumpsuits weighed more than two stone.

 

(37) Elvis's hair colour was brown.

 

(38) when Elvis was passing a petrol station he saw an attendant being attacked by two youths. He quickly got out of his limousine and took up a karate stance. when they saw it was Elvis it calmed them down.

 

(39) Elvis enjoyed sitting around the pool .And for entertainment he used to float light bulbs on the pool and shoot at them.

 

(40) In the Summer of 1953, Elvis drops into (Sun Studios) The Memphis Recording Service,and records My Happiness and That’s When Your Heartaches Begin. it cost $4.00.

 

(41) Elvis came to the UK once,in 1960, at a stop over at Glasgow's Prestwick airport, when he returned from military service. The airport now has an Elvis Bar.

 

(42) There are currently 350 different Official Elvis Fan Clubs worldwide.

 

(43) Elvis's favourite aftershave was Brut. favourite soft drink was Pepsi.and favourite toothpaste was Colgate.

 

(44) Elvis has sold over 1 billion albums worldwide,and has over 100 gold/platinum awards for his singles and albums within the United States and is by far the most popular artist ever. His records, Cd's, and movies continue to sell well even today.

 

(45) Elvis's favourite snacks were fried peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches, double decker cheeseburgers, and lemon meringue pie.

 

(46) Elvis's Gospel recordings won him three Grammy Awards.

 

(47) Elvis liked to collect statues of the Venus de Milo.

 

(48) Elvis first met Priscilla Beaulieu on September 13, 1959, at a party at Elvis home in Bad Nauheim, Germany during his stay in the army.

 


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