Elvis Presley facts

Elvis Presley is considered the best-selling individual artist of all time, with over 500 million records sold.

Elvis Presley didn’t write any of his songs.

Elvis Presley failed a music class in High School.

Elvis Presley was naturally blonde. He dyed his hair black.

Elvis Presley was just 22 years old when he paid US$102,500 for Graceland, the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades.

Elvis Presley hated John Lennon and wanted to beat him up for his anti-war stance.

All three Grammys Elvis Presley won, were for his gospel songs.

In 2012, Elvis Presley’s underwear was auctioned off but no one bought it.

Elvis Presley had a twin brother that died at birth.

Elvis Presley never performed outside of North America.

Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are distant cousins.

Elvis Presley bought Franklin Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, the Potomac, for US$55,000.

Elvis Presley once asked his limo driver, “Do you own this limo or do you work for the company?” He responded, “I work for the company.” Elvis said, “Well, you own it now.” The limo driver’s tip was the limo.

A young Elvis Presley was once told: “Stick to driving a truck, because you’ll never make it as a singer.”

Elvis Presley was a karate black belt.

Only one home in the U.S. receives more visitors per year than Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland: the White House.

Freddie Mercury wrote “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” in 10 minutes as a tribute to Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker used to sell both ‘I love Elvis’ and ‘I hate Elvis’ badges at his concerts.

In 1977, 3 men attempted to steal Elvis Presley’s remains for ransom. That’s why his body was moved to Graceland where they are monitored by security.

Bob Dylan didn’t speak to anyone for a week after Elvis Presley died.



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