Six Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Elvis Presley

The King of Rock `n` Roll, Elvis Presley has always been an interesting read. Many youth today are intrigued by the “King”. He was only 42 years old. Still, Elvis Presley has immortalized himself in his films and music. Today the singer and actor from Memphis would have been 80.

Do you know that Elvis believes in Numerology? In his later years, he actually consulted numerology to guide him through many situations. For sure, you too would be intrigued by number readings like the 1010 angel number guide. And while you stand in awe about this fact, below are more facts about Elvis Presley.

1. Elvis Presley didn’t write a single song himself

Even though Elvis Presley is the second songwriter on songs like “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Love Me Tender”, he mentioned to a journalist that he never wrote one of his songs himself. Manager Parker’s business acumen was the reason Elvis was still listed under the song credits. Songwriters were only allowed to work for Elvis if they gave up the full rights. A system that eventually collapsed: well-known songwriters increasingly refused to work with Elvis Presley. A huge opportunity for the youngsters. Artists like Mac Davis or Dallas Frazier started their careers with Elvis songs.

2. Elvis Presley has never given a concert outside of America

He was perhaps the first internationally successful music act. Still, Elvis Presley never performed outside of North America. After all, he made it to Canada for five concerts. The reason for this was his manager Tom Parker. He had come to America illegally in the 1920s and was afraid that once he left the country, he would no longer be able to enter the country. Although Elvis Presley went through a lot of money as a result, Parker was by his side as a manager until his death.

3. Elvis Presley’s stage outfits were inspired by martial arts

Even if you didn’t really see that towards the end of his career: Elvis Presley had a black belt in karate. His passion for martial arts also inspired his legendary stage outfit, the jumpsuit. At the end of the 1960s, Elvis Presley first appeared in Las Vegas and wanted to differentiate himself from show greats like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. A jumpsuit cost Elvis Presley around $ 10,000; meanwhile, the Elvis outfits are auctioned for up to $ 300,000.

4. Elvis Presley met Led Zeppelin to compare the watches

In 1973 the hard rockers of the band Led Zeppelin were at the height of their careers. It should be a special year for Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. In Los Angeles they got an audience with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – and were initially speechless. Elvis eased the mood by swapping his $ 5,000 watch for John Paul Jones. Not a good deal, because it had no diamonds, but a picture of Mickey Mouse on the digit square.

5. Elvis Presley’s BMW 507 was originally white

Besides Priscilla, Elvis Presley had only one big love: cars. He gave his mother a pink Cadillac from his first money, and his fleet included motor legends such as the Mercedes Benz 600, a Ford T-Bird and a Stutz Blackhawk. During his time in Germany, he drove a BMW 507, which returned to the BMW plant in Munich in July 2014. The car was originally white. Legend has it that Elvis Presley had it repainted to hide the lipstick marks of its female fans.

6. Elvis Presley flew 1,300 km for a sandwich

Elvis loved food. The fatter the better. A fact that you could see at the end of his career. At the beginning of his military service in 1960, he weighed around 70 kilograms, when he died in the late 1970s it weighed 120 kilograms. He has always been a good eater, in his mid-20s he was able to eat eight cheeseburgers, two sandwiches with bacon and three milkshakes. Elvis Presley only made one commercial in his life. For donuts. Graceland was the official stop of the Pepsi truck. And one night he flew from Memphis to Denver in his private jet, only to eat a very special sandwich, the Fool’s Gold loaf.

Source: GQ magazine