Elvis Presley was a big Monty Python fan. His favourite film was The Holy Grail. It was in his video recorder when he died.
In 1957, Elvis was rushed to a Los Angles hospital after swallowing a porcelain cap from one of his front teeth which then lodged itself in one of his lungs.
Sheet metal worker Louis Balint punched Elvis at a Hotel in Toledo claiming that his wife's love for the singer had caused his marriage to break up. Balint was fined $19.60 but ended up being jailed after he was unable to pay the fine.
In 1957, Elvis purchased the stately mansion 'Graceland' in Whitehaven, Memphis. He paid $102,500 for the property which had previously been used by the Graceland Christian Church.
In 1958, Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog', exceeded three million copies in the USA, becoming only the third single to do so ( Bing Crosby's White Christmas & Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer by Gene Autry being the other two).
In 1988, Hound Dog was named the most played record of all time on American Juke Boxes.
Elvis became the first rock 'n' roll artist to be honoured by the US Postal Service with a commemorative stamp.
Elvis has scored 21 UK No.1 singles, had 130 UK hit singles and spent over 1170 weeks on the UK singles chart. Making him the No.1 act of all time.
In 1997, a report showed that Elvis was the worlds best selling posthumous entertainer. With world-wide sales over 1 billion, over 480 active fanclubs and an estimated 250,000 UK fans still buying his records.
In Switzerland it is illegal to cut a front lawn while dressed as Elvis Presley.
The lightest Elvis ever weighed as a six foot tall adult was 170 lbs in 1960 following his discharge from the U.S. Army. The heaviest was at the time of his death, which was 260 lbs.
Elvis became a karate blackbelt in 1960 and went on to use karate moves in his stage shows.
Preseucoila imallshookupis is a species of gall wasp derived from the Elvis Presley song 'All Shook Up'.
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.
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