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Elvis Trivia!

These are all of the Elvis Trivia facts I’ve ever posted;

  • In his senior class “Who’s Who”, Elvis was not mentioned at all.
  • None of the tracks Elvis recorded at Sun Records contain the phrase “Rock and Roll”
  • Elvis once recorded the song “Froggy Went A-Courtin”
  • “Brut” was Elvis’ aftershave lotion of choice.
  • The FBI has well over 600 pages of files on Elvis.
  • Elvis had a pet chimpanzee, who had a reputation for drinking booze and accosting women.
  • Alex Romero choreographed the dance scene in Elvis’ movie “Jailhouse Rock”, many people believe it was Elvis himself who choreographed the number.
  • King Creole was Elvis’ favorite movie that he did, it also the first movie he shot on location.
  • Elvis drove a truck for Crown Electric before becoming famous, he was also a movie usher.
  • Elvis didn’t like to wear jeans in his adult life because he had to wear them as a child and had grown to hate them.
  • Elvis was a natural blond. His black hair? Result of frequent dying.
  • Elvis was born on Old Saltillo Road, in Tupelo Mississippi
  • Elvis was born at 4:35am, 35 minutes after his stillborn twin brother, Jesse, was born.
  • Elvis was overprotected by his mother since he was her only child. This caused Elvis’ great love for her and his depression at her death.
  • The original color of Elvis’ pink cadillac? Blue. He had it specially painted for his mother.
  • Elvis, though overall an average student, failed typing.
  • Elvis’ song Rock-A-Hula Baby, labeled by RCA Victor, was known as ‘Twist Special’
  • Elvis’ song “The Impossible Dream” is from the Broadway production of ‘Man of La Mancha’
  • Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ manager, once sold ‘I Hate Elvis’ buttons.
  • The Jungle Room in Graceland served as a double function of a makeshift recording studio and a den.
  • In the film “Elvis In Tour” Elvis said “I got to please the crowd, excite them, make them happy.”
  • One of Elvis’ most cherished guitars, with his name on the pick guard, was a 1956 Gibson J200.
  • The swimming pool scene with Elvis and Ann Margret in “Viva Las Vegas” was filmed at the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas.
  • Elvis and Colin Powell met while Elvis was serving in the military.
  • Immediately before co-starring with Elvis in “Viva Las Vegas,” Ann Margret starred in “Bye Bye Birdie,” a film loosely based on Elvis being drafted
  • The song “Im Left, Youre Right, She’s Gone” was the first Elvis recording made with drums.
  • Elvis’ favorite dessert? Jello. At least according to an indication he made in early 1956
  • Elvis paid Ralph Wolfe Cowan $10,000 to paint his portrait.
  • The first Elvis single released from a recording made in front of a live audience? “Memories” 
  • When he first became popular Elvis said the best thing about being successful was the money.
  • RCA did not issue any singles from Elvis’ second LP; “Elvis”
  • Between late 1958 and early 1961, Elvis did not have any film song hits
  • Jimmy Day was the steel guitar player featured on many of Elvis’  early shows
  • Elvis appeared in the “Peanuts” comic strip in 1956
  • Elvis’ first girlfriend was Dixie Locke
  • Elvis often sang Gospel to prepare for a recording session
  • Variety magazine gave Elvis the title “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1956
  • Gladys Presley (Elvis Presley’s mother) had a dog named Sweetpea
  • The jeweler Schwartz&Ableser designed the “TCB” necklace Elvis gave to family and friends.
  • Elvis’ self-titled debut album is history’s first Gold Record Award-winning LP.
  • RCA Victor paid $35,000 for Elvis’ contract from Sun Records.
  • The first original song Elvis recorded that was not a remake of someone else’s hit was “Youre a Heartbreaker”
  • Elvis had over 50 stereo speakers aboard his Convair jet.
  • Elvis was paid $1,000,00 for his 1969 Las Vegas 57-show engagement.
  • At one point in time in 1975, Elvis and his father, Vernon, were both hospitalized in adjoining rooms.
  • Elvis participated in the writing of “You’ll Be Gone” and “That’s Someone You Never Forget”
  • In Elvis talk “belly wash” means Pepsi.
  • Elvis’ astrological sign was Capricorn.
  • "Everything’s going to be all right" are the last words spoken by Elvis’ character in "Love Me Tender"
  • It only took 20thCentury Fox three days to recover the money they invested in “Love Me Tender”
  • Elvis had a pet turkey.
  • Elvis’ pet turkey’s name was “Bowtie”
  • Elvis’ great-uncle was mayor of East Tupelo
  • In “Stay Away, Joe” Elvis sang the song “Dominick” to a bull.
  • Elvis had a Great Dane named “Brutus”
  • Elvis’ pet chimpanzee had the “skills” to drive a car.
  • Elvis was cautious of flying in airplanes at the beginning of his career because he had previously flown in an airplane that had nearly crashed.
  • Elvis was asked to sing without moving on the second take of his first recording session at RCA.
  • "The Hillbilly Cat" was a nickname given to Elvis.
  • Elvis usually signed checks “E.A. Presley”
  • Elvis and his band did 29 takes of “Cant Help Falling In Love” before they were happy with the results.
  • The  “G.I Blues” soundtrack album stayed on Billboard’s album chart for 111 weeks.
  • Though at times he received song writing credit, Elvis never composed a song.
  • Colonel Parker once claimed to not know Elvis’ military salary because he did not receive a commission of it.
  • Elvis’ album “Moody Blue” was released just weeks before his death.
  • In Elvis talk ice cream is “iddytream”
  • Elvis graduated high school in 1953
  • At a concert in Asheville, N.C. on July 22,1975, Elvis tossed his guitar into the audience
  • Elvis was the first rock entertainer to have a Christmas album top the charts
  • The first time Elvis sang “Jailhouse Rock” on tv was in 1968
  • In mid-1954, Elvis regularly performed with the Tiny Dixon Band
  • The original working title of Elvis’ fifth film “G.I Blues”, was “Christmas In Berlin”
  • Elvis once served as the announcer of a series of radio commercials for RCA portable Victrolas
  • The original working title of Elvis’ second film “Loving You”, was “Lonesome Cowboy”
  • In 1971, Elvis had the greatest number of pop charted LP albums (8)
  • 1974 was a very unusual year in Elvis’ career because he made no studio recordings.
  • Elvis’ favorite time of year was Christmas.
  • Contrary to some reports, Elvis was not the first white artist to appear on the Sun Records label
  • Elvis was the first one in his immediate family to graduate from high school
  • The last recorded words from Elvis, before shipping out to Germany were “I;ll do my very best.”
  • Before Elvis was inducted into the Army, the Navy offered to create a specially trained “Elvis Presley Company” if he joined the Navy.
  • Elvis recorded the song “One Night” in 1957. It was not released until 1983 due to its ‘risque nature’
  • Elvis’ last #1 pop single was “Suspicious Minds”
  • Elvis only recorded for Sun Records for one year.
  • Elvis once kept several donkeys in his empty swimming pool at Graceland.
  • Elvis’ ranch, “Circle G” was called “Twinkletown Farm” before he bought it.
  • One of Elvis’ pet names for himself in the 1950s was “The Thing”
  • Elvis’ last recording for Sun Records was “Mystery Train”
  • The cellblock number that Elvis’ character occupied in “Jailhouse Rock” was 21
  • Elvis considered appearing in “A Star is Born” opposite Barbra Streisand
  • The working title of Elvis’ film “Charro!” was “Come Hell, Come Sundown”
  • The Memphis newspaper once ran the headline “They often call him Speedo but his real name is Elvis Peedo.” after Elvis got a speeding ticket.
  • Elvis drove a Scout jeep as his primary duty while he was in the military
  • It was common to hear the phrase “Elvis has left the building” after one of Elvis’ early performances to discourage fans from going backstage.
  • Elvis opened at the Sahara in Lake Tahoe at a higher per week salary than he earned at the International Hotel in Las Vegas.
  • One billion to 1.5 billion people are estimated to have seen “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii” when it first aired.
  • Elvis did not attend the 1957 premiere of his movie “Jailhouse Rock” [his co-star Judy Tyler had recently passed, causing him not to go to the premiere.]
  • It was his work on the ballad “I Was The One” that Elvis referred to as one of the proudest moments of his early recording career.
  • After the 1968 “Elvis” TV special, Elvis requested of Colonel Parker to return to live concert performing.
  • "Mama Liked The Roses", "My Boy", and "My Way" were all Gold Record singles for Elvis.
  • Elvis’ Graceland has 8 bedrooms.
  • The day that Elvis was inducted into the Army was known to fans as “Black Monday”
  • In one interview when asked what he would do if ‘everything folded up tomorrow’, Elvis’ reply was “Go back to driving a truck.”
  • Elvis’ monthly salary in the army was $83.20
  • "Loving You" was the first Elvis movie in Technicolor.
  • Elvis did not do live concerts by the end of the 1950’s because the crowds were too difficult to control.
  • The inscription on Elvis’ mother’s gravestone reads “She Was the Sunshine of Our Home”
  • To ensure his fans that he had survived a 1959 car accident that totaled his BMW, Elvis donated a pint of blood to the Red Cross
  • Elvis’ most critically acclaimed performance as an actor was in “King Creole”
  • To prepare for his first movie role, Elvis learned everyone’s lines.
  • Graceland is listed on the American National Register of Historic Places.
  • Running nearly two hours (116m), “King Creole is Elvis’ longest film.
  • Elvis coveted his 1932 Roadster and once said this about it; “I wanted it so bad… I think I’ll never crave anything so much again!”
  • Five months before filming begins, Elvis publicly (and mistakenly) promotes his first film roles as being with Burt Lancaster in “The Rainmaker”
  • The first home Elvis and Priscilla bought together is located in Beverly Hills
  • Elvis’ pet chimpanzee was named “Scatter”
  • The first song Elvis recorded where he sang in another language was “Wooden Heart”
  • One recording Elvis insisted never be issued on record was the song “Dominic” from his movie “Stay Away, Joe”
  • At the end of an Elvis concert in May of 1955 in Florida, Elvis may have trigged a stampede by fans when he said, “Girls, I’ll see you backstage.”
  • After his Army haircut, Elvis said “Hair today, gone tomorrow.”
  • Elvis often recited Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech over the years.
  • Elvis first dog was named “Boy”.
  • Before being renamed to honor Elvis, Elvis Presley Blvd. was called “South Bellevue Blvd.
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  • 10,000 people visited Elvis’ gravesite on the first anniversary of his death.
  • Elvis’ girlfriend, Linda Thompson, appeared on the TV show “Hee Haw”
  • "The Alternative Aloha" was an album featuring music from the ‘Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii" Concert.
  • ZZ Top has covered Elvis’ hit “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”
  • The cake at Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding was 5 feet tall.
  • Tokyo celebrated ‘Elvis Presley Week’ prior to the broadcast of “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii”
  • Elvis was nominated for 14 Grammys
  • Graceland is 17,552 square feet. (Not including any outbuildings)
  • Elvis installed gold-plated seat belt buckles on his Convair 880 jet
  • Elvis tore  his pants while entertaining Fabian at Graceland while demonstarting his karate moves.
  • Elvis’ signature closing song for his concerts during 1969-1977 was Cant Help Falling in Love
  • Elvis’ film Charro! is the only film where he does not sing.
  • There was a standing order to deliver fresh flowers weekly to Gladys’ grave from March of 1960 until Elvis’ death.
  • When Elvis was young his favorite superhero was Captain Marvel, Jr.
  • Gladys Music, Inc. was one of Elvis’ music publishing companies
  • "Elvis Presley Sun Records" was written on Elvis’ 1951 Lincoln.
Trivia Fact;

One of Elvis’ army orders when he took leave time to visit Paris in 1960 was “No Hitchhiking”