50 Popular Facts about “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley

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26Elvis' Scientology Hate

Elvis' Scientology Hate

When Elvis Presley’ girlfriend tried to introduce him to Scientology, he said, “f*ck those people as there’s no way I will ever get involved with that son-of-a-b*tchin’ group. All they want is my money.”

27. In January 1964, Elvis Presley bought President Franklin D Roosevelt's yacht, USS Potomac (AG-25) for $55,000. He later gave it to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital for a fundraiser and sold that hospital for $65,000.

28. Elvis was quite gifted in martial arts. He reached the level of First-Degree Black Belt. His instructor said, “In martial arts, he wasn’t Elvis, The Entertainer. He was Elvis, The Black Belt, with 15 years of experience.”

29. Elvis Presley allied himself with FBI director, Edgar Hoover and once encouraged him to have John Lennon thrown out of the US. Presley was annoyed with Lennon because of his anti-war stance. Lennon hated President Lyndon B Johnson for raising the stakes in the Vietnam War.

30. Elvis Presley was an official captain of the Memphis Police Department and even had dashboard police lights for his cars. In the 1970s, he was known for pulling people over and lecturing them on safety before giving them an autograph and letting them go.

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31Liberace's Advice to Elvis

Liberace's Advice to Elvis

After seeing Elvis in a concert in Las Vegas, Liberace suggested ‘The show needs more glitz.’ He advised Elvis to wear flashy costumes. Elvis took the advice and began sporting gold lame jackets and jeweled white jumpsuits.

32. During his visit to the While House in 1970, Elvis Presley brought in a commemorative Colt .45 gun to gift to President Nixon, much to the dismay of the Secret Service.

33. According to the National Archives that maintains the record of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon at the White House, Elvis said, “The Beatles had been a real force for anti-American spirit.” He claimed that “the Beatles came to this country, made their money, and then returned to England where they promoted an anti-American theme.”

34. When Elvis Presley met President Nixon at the White House, he asked for a DEA badge because he believed “With the federal narcotics badge, he could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.”

35. Elvis Presley once released an album named “50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong,” which is also known as “Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 2.”

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36Fool's Gold Loaf Sandwich

Fool's Gold Loaf Sandwich

One night, Elvis Presley flew to Denver and back because he was craving for a sandwich named “Fool’s Gold Loaf.” It’s an 8,000 calorie sandwich which is made from a hollowed-out loaf filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly, and a pound of bacon.

37. Elvis Presley received many death threats. Once he went on stage with two guns, hidden in his right boot and waistband. Once he even used his karate skills to eject an invader off the stage.

38. Later in his life as Elvis Presley battled with his addiction of prescription meds, Linda Thompson one day found him so drugged up that he was unconsciousness, passed out, and drowning in a bowl of chicken noodle soup. She immediately sprang into action, held his head up by his hair, and started to clean his throat, pulling out chunks of food.

39. In 1974, Presley expressed interest in covering Dolly Parton's "I will always love you". Even though Dolly was initially thrilled about the proposal, she refused it when she found out she would have to sign over half of the royalties to Elvis.

40. When Elvis Presley made his 3rd appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, he was only filmed dancing from the waist up because of a rumor that he had been hanging a small soda bottle down his pants "to create the illusion of a large, swinging endowment."

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41Evlis Saved USS Arizona Memoria

Evlis Saved USS Arizona Memoria

When Elvis Presley was filming the movie, “Blue Hawaii,” he performed a benefit concert to raise money for the memorial to the USS Arizona, which had been sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was one of the longest concerts of his career and he refused to comp tickets and even made admirals pay full price to attend the show.

42. In 2012, a librarian at a high school in Tupelo, Mississippi discovered a library card in the back of an old book signed in 1948 by a then 13-year-old Elvis Presley. It is the oldest known autograph by Elvis.

43. Elvis’ chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer and whiskey and pulled clothes off the women. He bit people and went bathroom into his hands and threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike once electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod and he even claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue.

44. The FBI kept numerous files on Elvis Presley, which included a report that Presley was a danger to American youth for his "motions and gestures, like those of masturbation or riding a microphone."

45. Elvis Presley had severe constipation that plagued him throughout his life and his prescription abuse only made it worse. He probably even died of constipation. He died in 1977, while straining on the toilet. His autopsy report revealed that he had an enlarged “megacolon,” horribly impacted with clay like material from a barium X-ray procedure he underwent four months earlier

46Elvis' Drug Prescription

Elvis' Drug Prescription

In the first eight months of 1977 alone, Elvis Presley's doctor prescribed him more than 10,000 doses of sedatives, amphetamines, and narcotics.

47. Elvis Presley stopped a mugging 53 days before he died. While passing near a gas station in his limo, when Elvis saw two men beating up a teen, he got out and assumed a karate stance, and challenged the fighters to take him on. The men were so thrilled that they had stopped immediately.

48. Elvis Presley's last words were "Okay, I won't" when his girlfriend asked him not to fall asleep on the toilet.

49. Elvis Presley's autopsy and toxicology reports are the property of the Presley estate and are sealed from public view until 2027, which would be 50 years after his death.

50. Elvis Presley’s 1968 song “A Little Less Conversation” was only a minor hit when it was released. 25 years after he died, the 2002 remix of this song by Junkie XL, became a worldwide hit, topping the singles charts in nine countries and was awarded certifications in ten countries by 2003.

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