Elvis Facts

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Miss. to parents Vernon Presley and Gladys Presley.

Mother Gladys bought him his first guitar at age 12 in 1947.

Elvis's first #1 song was "Heartbreak Hotel" in March,1956.

Elvis starred in his first film "Love Me Tender" in 1956.

On March 24, 1958 he was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffe, near Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Elvis married Priscilla Beaulieu in 1967 after 7 years of courtship.

Elvis performed an early 60's concert in Hawaii, and donated all the proceeds to help build the USS Arizona memorial.

Elvis had 18 Billboard #1 Songs, the first "Heartbreak Hotel" in March, 1956; the last, "Suspicious Minds" in September, 1969.

The time from 1970 till his death in 1977, Elvis spent touring in concerts all over the United States - around 1,000 concerts total.

Elvis had two full face-lifts and rhinoplasty during the mid-1970s.

Elvis's aftershave of choice was Brute.

More people watched, Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (1973), than watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.

In 1973 he was the biggest tax payer in the USA.

The last song Elvis performed in public was "Can't Help Falling in Love".

Elvis owned a pet chimpanzee named "Scatter".

Elvis died totally unexpectedly on August 16, 1977 at the age of 42 from a heart attack, prescription drug abuse being indicated as a cause.
Elvis has sold over 1 billion albums worldwide.

His mansion, Graceland, is the 2nd most-visited house in America. The first is the White House.

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