Fact or the twisted truth of Elvis Presley
The King’s first guitar, at age 10 or 11, cost $7.75 - 12.95. This sounds expensive to me for the 1940's.
He was a huge comic book fan. A man of good taste.
His natural hair color was sandy brown or blond, but he dyed it black. Excellent choice.
His favorite aftershave to impress the ladies was Brut. I’m more of an Old Spice or Abercrombie kind of girl.
In August 1965, The Beatles visited Elvis at his home in California and joined him in an informal jam session that tragically wasn’t recorded. I wish this would’ve been recorded. I would’ve so bought it.
Aside from gyrating hips, he had other moves. He was a black belt in karate. I wonder if Maroon 5 ever thought of calling their song, Moves Like Jagger, ... Moves Like Presley. It has a nice ring to it, I do believe.
Some of Elvis’s bejeweled jumpsuits weighed more than 25 pounds. Why would anyone want to wear something so heavy? Yikes.
In 1977, there were 170 Elvis impersonators. By 2002, there were 85,000. At that rate of growth, by 2019 a third of the world’s population will be Elvis impersonators. Holy cow!
His last concert was at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 26, 1977. So sad. :(
I've been in league bowling for years with my hubby and inlaws. When I first started out, my hubby bought me a ball with Elvis Presley's pic on it. When I'd bowl, sometimes my ball would veer off and away from the bowling pin I'd intended to knock down.
My father-in-law would say in a loud voice for the entire bowling alley to hear, "Elvis has left the building."