How ironic! Almost right before he got his big break with his first record, he was rejected by a gospel group he wanted to join. The reason: they thought he couldn't really sing...
As a present for his 11th birthday, the young Elvis really wanted a bicycle. He was given a guitar instead – a huge disappointment for the young boy, at first. Had he only known how much this gift would influence the course of his life…
Elvis Presley was meant to be a twin at first, but Elvis‘ brother Jesse „Jessie“ Garon Presley should be a stillborn child. Elvis‘ second name Aaron, is reportedly an homage to his brother's second name.
Believe it or not – we almost lost the unmatched "King of Rock & Roll“ to the electronics industry. Previous to his career as a musician, Elvis worked as a truck driver for the Crown Electric Company where he started an apprenticeship as an electronics technician!
"The King" actually was a fair-haired man. According to several reports Elvis did not like his fair hair, so he dyed it black. Maybe his legendary black mane is one of the long list of reasons, why all the ladies fell in love with him...
On the 1st of May in 1967 Presley married his love Priscilla in Las Vegas. They had gotten to know each other in 1958 in Germany, where Elvis was stationed while serving in the military. She had been only 14 years old back then!
With the exception of five concerts he played in Canada in 1957, all locations of the countless official concerts he played over the course of his career were within the borders of the U.S.A..
The "King of Rock & Roll“ had an unusual taste: Elvis‘ favorite sandwich was topped with peanut-butter, bacon, bananas and honey. Would you be brave enough to taste-test it?!
Elvis was one of very few Americans in due course, who had karate skills on the black belt level. The amount of people who had that same skill level were estimated to be at around 100 persons within the U.S. at that time.
Songs like "Love me Tender“ lead to Elvis' amazingly big success. All the more perplexing is the fact, that Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock & Roll“ and ladies‘ man for life, did not write a single one of his over 600 songs by himself! Nevertheless, his performances will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace!