17 Amazing Facts About Elvis Presley: The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Here we listed some interesting and less known facts about Elvis Presley

1- When he died in 1977, there were about 170 Elvis impersonators. It is estimated that there are more than 250,000 worldwide today.

2- When Elvis met President Nixon in 1970 and snapped one of the most famous photos of the twentieth century,

3- In August 1992, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Elvis 110 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums and singles, the largest presentation of gold and platinum record awards in history

4- His last words, according to then-girlfriend Ginger Alden, were, “Okay, I won’t,” as he assured her he wouldn’t fall asleep in the bathroom.

5- Some of Elvis’ favorite foods were biscuits and gravy, potato and cheese soup, meatloaf with mushroom gravy, and beefsteak tomato.

6- While he was serving in the army overseas, the Germans nicknamed him “the rock ‘n’ roll matador”.

7- Elvis was a huge fan of The Tonight Show until Johnny Carson joked that he was “fat and forty”.

8- When Elvis met boxing icon Muhammad Ali, he gave him one of his robes and declared the boxer “The People’s Champion”

9- Presley, his parents, his grandmother, and his gold palomino quarter horse, Rising Sun, are all buried at Graceland.

10- Elvis told his friends and people close to him that he was going to die like his mother in his forties. Ironically, on August 16, 1977, the date of his death, Elvis was only forty-two.

11- An online poll in the late 1990’s showed that “Elvis” was one of the most popular computer passwords in the United States at the time.

12- Presley’s idol was Tony Curtis

13- As a teenager, Elvis worked as a porter at the Löw State Theater in Memphis

14- At the age of ten, Elvis took part in a children’s talent show and sang “Old Shep”

15- Presley recorded between 600 and 1,200 songs, depending on whether the list includes unfinished works, alternate versions, bootlegs, etc.

16- The first time Presley made a recording, it was for his mother. He paid Sun Studio $4 to write two songs – “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” – as a gift for her.

17- In 1936, one of the deadliest tornadoes in history killed more than 216 people in Tupelo, Mississippi. One of the survivors of this deadly tornado was fifteen-month-old Elvis Presley.

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