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dezembro 19, 2010

Facts about Elvis Presley

  • Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • The FBI had over six hundred pages of files on Elvis Presley.
  • During his sophomore year, Presley worked in his high school library.
  • Parents: Vernon Elvis and Gladys Love Presley.
  • Elvis is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".
  • When the Beatles first came to the United States in 1965, Elvis Presley was the only person they wanted to meet.
  • Elvis' first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit.
  • Elvis Presley purchased his famous Graceland mansion in 1957. 
  • Lisa Marie Presley is the only child of singer Elvis Presley.
  • Graceland is the second most-visited house in the United States after the White House.
  • Elvis Presley is one of only few artists, include Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, inducted into both The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and The Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Elvis Presley has been inducted into 4 music halls of fame.
  • Presley was diagnosed with glaucoma in the 1970s.
  • Presley's debut album earned him his first gold album award.
  • Elvis Presley made the first ever musical video of all time: Jailhouse Rock (1957).
  • Elvis Presley may be the single most important figure in American Twentieth century popular music.
  • August 18, 1977, Elvis was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis.
  • Presley's first movie, Love Me Tender, premiered on November 16, 1956.


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