Elvis Presley Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th May 2015

Quote: "I'm not pregnant now. But eventually, yeah. I have a bunch of work stuff to do and then we'll see. I probably want like three. Two or three, but less than five and more than one." Elvis Presley's granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, is eager to start a family with her new husband, Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Peterson. The couple wed in February (15).


8th January 2015

Fact: Garth Brooks celebrated what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday on Thursday (08Jan15) by paying tribute to The King while co-hosting popular U.S. morning show Today. The country music superstar revealed his keyboard player used to work with Elvis and gobbled The King's favourite snack, grilled cheese and peanut butter sandwiches, during the segment.


18th December 2014

Fact: Tv mogul Oprah Winfrey is a distant cousin of Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley.


23rd September 2014

Fact: Elvis Presley's granddaughter has been given a huge acting boost after landing a lead role in director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming Tv series The Girlfriend Experience. Riley Keough, who appeared in Magic Mike and The Runaways, will portray a high-end New York call girl in the drama, according to IndieWire.com. The series will be based on the director's 2009 film of the same name.


16th September 2014

Fact: Comedian Jimmy Fallon stood in for the late Elvis Presley for a duet with veteran entertainer Barbra Streisand on Monday (15Sep14) during her first appearance on America's The Tonight Show in more than 50 years. The funnyman and Tv host donned an Elvis-style wig to perform Love Me Tender with Streisand, before switching to a black Stetson to portray country star Blake Shelton for a rendition of I'd Want It to Be You, and then channelling Michael Buble to sing It Had To Be You. Fallon's vocal skills during the duet medley prompted his superstar guest to quip after the segment, "I can hardly tell the difference...! That was actually good." Streisand's real all-star collaborations appear on her new album, Partners.


24th June 2014

Fact: Elvis Presley fans will be able to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the King's first rock n' roll recording in Memphis, Tennessee with a string of events planned for the big day on 5 July (14). Bosses at Sun Studio, where the late icon laid down vocals for a version of That's All Right back in 1954, will launch an exhibit tied to the track's anniversary, while local musicians will also honour the superstar by performing his songs at a concert at Levitt Shell, where he completed his first professional gig. Elvis died in August, 1977.


26th March 2014

Fact: A British Tv show has unravelled Elvis Presley's genetic code in an effort to gain extra insight into the singer's death. Bosses of Channel 4's Dead Famous Dna tracked down samples of the singer's hair and used it to sequence his genome, which revealed he had several genetic mutations which may explain a number of the Blue Suede Shoes singer's health woes, including an enlarged heart and struggles with glaucoma and poor eyesight.


8th January 2014

Fact: Elvis Presley would have turned 79 on Wednesday (08Jan14).


20th November 2013

Fact: The licensing rights to Elvis Presley's name and likeness have been sold for a reported $125 million (£83.3 million) to Authentic Brands, a company which also owns Marilyn Monroe's image rights.


29th October 2013

Fact: Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough plays Justin Timberlake's angry lover in his new Tko video. The model drives a truck dragging a helpless Timberlake through a desert in the Ryan Reichenfeld-directed promo.


15th October 2013

Quote: "You know, I think there's talk about that going on right now." Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie reveals to Tmz.com that discussions have begun about a big screen biopic about the King of Rock 'n' Roll.


12th October 2012

Fact: Elvis Presley's former home in Beverly Hills, California has been put on the market for $12.9 million (Gbp8 million). The Hound Dog hitmaker bought the four-bedroom mansion with his ex-wife Priscilla in 1967.


17th September 2012

Fact: Elvis Presley's widow Pricilla is set to make her debut in a classic British pantomime this Christmas (12). The actress will play the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in London alongside Harry Potter star Warwick Davis.


4th August 2012

Fact: Bosses of the U.K. version of The X Factor are planning a spectacular stunt for the series this year (12) by enabling contestants to perform with holograms of late singing legends such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, according to Britain's The Sun newspaper.


14th June 2012

Quote: "I didn't originally want to act. I wanted to be a director." Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough had planned on a career behind the camera before finding fame as an actress, making her film debut in 2010's The Runaways.


14th June 2012

Quote: "It's really a sweet thing... a lot of people tell me stories... about different Elvis shows they went to." Actress Riley Keough never tires of hearing fans' recollections of her grandfather, rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley.


6th June 2012

Fact: Bosses at Digital Domain Media Group, the entertainment company behind the Tupac Shakur's virtual appearance at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in California in April (12), have teamed up with the owners of the Presley brand, Core Media Group, to develop a series of Elvis Presley holograms to appear in film, TV and multi-platform productions.


10th May 2012

Fact: An Andy Warhol portrait of Elvis Presley sold for a massive $37 million (£23.1 million) at a New York auction on Wednesday (09May12). The silkscreen painting, dubbed Double Elvis (Ferus Type) and depicting the King as a cowboy, went under the hammer at auction house Sotheby's.


25th October 2011

Fact: Elvis Presley, late comedian John Belushi and beloved U.S. personality Dick Clark are to become virtual stars in a new online adventure game, called Retro World. The free-to-play programme will debut on Facebook.com before expanding to mobile phones and Google.com.


14th March 2011

Quote: "I think it's great. They should be doing Elvis music on there one time... I think it would be great, why not." Priscilla Presley hopes Glee bosses produce an episode dedicated to Elvis.


2nd March 2011

Fact: Civic officials in Budapest, Hungary are to name one of the city's famous squares after Elvis Presley and make The King an honorary citizen - as recognition for his support for the country's anti-communist uprising in 1956.


16th November 2010

Fact: Bruno Mars' father once ran an Elvis Presley memorabilia store in Oahu, Hawaii.


22nd October 2010

Quote: "When I came home after being in England so long I wanted to drive by and see where it was... I had several birthdays there. She (my mother) said, 'It's right across the street...' and I drove and it literally is... I don't even know how to describe that, how that felt... These things keep happening in the universe and I'm like, 'OK... what is it that I need to know?'" Lisa Marie Presley was chilled to find that the mansion where Michael Jackson died was across the street from her late father Elvis Presley's former California home.


14th October 2010

Fact: The guardians of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate have offered to fly rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena and his partner to Memphis, Tennessee for an official tour of The King's home after learning the 34 year old is a huge fan. Pena, a diabetic who suffers from hypertension, asked rescuers to pipe in Presley classics to his collapsed shaft to help him relax during his two months underground.


11th August 2010

Fact: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum is to mark its 15th birthday by holding a special exhibition based on the year Elvis Presley turned 21. A collection of photos of Presley taken during 1956 will be displayed at the venue in Cleveland, Ohio from 13 September (10), along with a new collection of the star's possessions, including his clothes.


6th August 2010

Fact: A part-time Elvis Presley impersonator called Elvis D. Presley is running for Governor in former U.S. President Bill Clinton's home state of Arkansas.


28th June 2010

Fact: Hollywood actor Bill Murray entertained attendees at pal Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (26Jun10) when he took to the stage in a full Elvis Presley costume. The star, who hosted the event, emerged between sets dressed in an Elvis-style white jumpsuit, complete with sunglasses and a large glittering medallion to pay tribute to the King, before introducing John Mayer to the stage.


30th March 2010

Quote: "He was like high-octane energy... He had all this stuff in him and he was, like, charged up... He invited me some place that I decided not to go; I just didn't want to be another notch in his gun." Raquel Welch dismisses reports she romanced Elvis Presley - but she was a big fan of the music icon.


17th November 2009

Fact: A company in California is formulating a line of fragrances based on the DNA of dead celebrities including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe. The firm will make the perfumes using a "secret process" involving DNA tests performed on clippings from a celebrity hair collector.


8th November 2009

Fact: The brains behind acrobatic circus troupe Cirque du Soleil have created a new tribute to Elvis Presley, which will open in Las Vegas in December (09). Viva Elvis will debut at the Aria Resort & Casino at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter complex.


19th October 2009

Fact: A clump of hair believed to have been cut from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the army in 1958 has sold for $15,000 (£10,000) at an auction house in Chicago, Illinois.


3rd September 2009

Fact: The music of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and CARL PERKINS is heading to Broadway. A new show, titled Million Dollar Quartet, is set to hit New York City in the spring (10). The stage spectacular is inspired by a 1956 jam session between the four legendary musicians and will feature classic hits like Presley's Blue Suede Shoes and Cash's I Walk The Line.


25th May 2009

Quote: "I wanted to see the powerful, mystical Elvis that had crash-landed like a burning star on to American soil. The Elvis that was bursting with life. That's the Elvis that inspired us to all the possibilities of life. And that Elvis was gone, he has left the building." Bob Dylan couldn't face meeting Elvis Presley in the 1960s.


5th May 2009

Fact: U2 frontman Bono has recorded a 14-minute poem he wrote about Elvis Presley. The epic recital will be broadcast on British radio next week (beg11May09).


7th April 2009

Fact: Rapper Eminem is back to his cheeky ways - the star pokes fun at celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, Amy Winehouse, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Aniston and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer on his new song WE MADE YOU. The video for the track, which sees Eminem dressing up to parody the stars, debuted online on Monday (06Apr09).


3rd March 2009

Quote: "When I was eight, I fancied myself a combination of ELVIS, Chuck Norris and Richard Pryor. I'm not kidding." Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson on his entertaining visions for himself as a child.


8th January 2009

Quote: "When ELVIS expresses himself vocally, there's a lot of moisture around and sharing a microphone with him can be challenging, and when he sings 'My aim is true...' he is right." Rocker Sting on performing duets with pal Elvis Costello.


31st December 2008

Quote: "Our version (of the Cleopatra story) will be like an Elvis musical in 3D. It's a total rock 'n' roll, 1966 aesthetic - like Viva Las Vegas meets Tommy." Director Steven Soderbergh plans to channel rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley for his $30 million (GBP20.5 million) new 3D musical CLEO, featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Egyptian queen and Hugh Jackman as her lover, Marc Anthony.


4th December 2008

Fact: Country music singer Martina McBride revived the memory of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley on Wednesday (03Dec08) when she sang alongside a 1968 video of the star performing holiday tune BLUE CHRISTMAS on U.S. show Good Morning America. MCBride overdubbed vocals to create the duet for new album Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, where the King is paired with singers Carrie Underwood, AMY GRANT and Olivia Newton-John.


15th October 2008

Fact: Swedish rock guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has joined the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley in Hollywood's RockWalk after being inducted into the hall of fame on Monday (13Oct08).


23rd September 2008

Quote: "Now and again I get a shock of realisation that I'm standing on the same stage that he stood on; that I'm dressing in the same dressing room he used. Sometimes I get an irresistible urge to wiggle my hips." Barry Manilow is thrilled to be performing at the Las Vegas Hilton, where Elvis Presley once performed.


22nd September 2008

Quote: "That to me was like when Matisse turned his back on painting and decided that everything he wanted to say artistically from now on could be said by a few simple shapes cut out of paper. It was as if ELVIS had left Vegas in the 70s and started to play with the punks." Sean Lennon on his late father John Lennon forming THE PLASTIC ONO BAND in 1969 with his widow, Yoko Ono, before the dissolution of THE Beatles.


18th September 2008

Quote: "When you first get your royalties, you do stupid things with money. I do own a pair of ELVIS’ headphones. I bought them from (auction house) Sotheby’s, and I don’t know what I was expecting to hear... You realise they’re just a pair of crappy old headphones.” Noel Gallagher on the odd memorabilia items he has collected.


9th September 2008

Fact: Avant-garde rockers THE Flaming Lips are shortlisted alongside music legends including Elvis Presley and J.J. CALE in a public vote to decide Oklahoma's official State Rock Song. The band's single Do You Realize is among ten tracks in the running for the honour.


6th September 2008

Fact: Elvis Presley's application for a concealed-gun permit for the state of California has sold for $81,740 (GBP44,200) at an auction in London. The sale also offered a management contract signed by the Beatles and Brian Epstein, which sold for $426,000 (GBP230,300).


1st September 2008

Fact: Documentation showing Elvis Presley's fingerprints will go up for sale in the It's More Than Rock and Roll memorabilia auction in London on 4 September (08). The prints appear on Presley's application for a concealed gun permit, and are thought to be the only set from the rock legend in existence.


16th August 2008

Fact: Thousands of Elvis Presley fans held a candlelit vigil at the late star's Graceland grave in Memphis, Tennessee, in the early hours of Saturday (16Aug08) to mark the anniversary of the legendary rocker's death. Presley died at Graceland on 16 August, 1977.


14th August 2008

Fact: Photographs of Elvis Presley's first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 are to go on sale. The intimate backstage shots of the late star will be made available to the public at VintageKingPictures.com.


12th July 2008

Quote: "I've been listening to loads of songs. I sob my heart out to ELVIS' SHE'S NOT YOU. I've got a song for every occasion." Amy Winehouse reveals her passion for the music of Elvis Presley.


28th May 2008

Fact: Actor James Gandolfini's SOPRANOS' wardrobe will be auctioned alongside Janis Joplin's mugshot, poems handwritten by late rocker Jim Morrison, and a cane owned by Elvis Presley with a brass eagle top that can be removed to reveal a hidden dagger. The New York auction - set for 25 June (08) - will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers help and assistance to U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.


1st May 2008

Fact: Pop star RYAN CABRERA, who is engaged to marry Elvis Presley's granddaughter RILEY KEOGH, is a co-owner of hip Los Angeles club Goa.


26th March 2008

Fact: A new Elvis Presley exhibit at his former Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee features a pair of bongo drums the rock 'n' roll star's his ex-wife PRISCILLA bought him one Christmas for just $35 (GBP17.50). The new collection was unveiled on Monday (24Mar08).


21st February 2008

Quote: "Stanley Kubrick, I'm still holding out for, 'cause I think he's alive. He's a very clever guy - he's just hiding. Him and Elvis are going to make a movie together." Funnyman Jack Black is convinced director STANLEY KUBRICK and rock star Elvis Presley are not really dead.


20th February 2008

Quote: "I just don't think that would be appropriate." Priscilla Presley insists she won't be jiving to any of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley's hits as she competes on the new season of hit celebrity reality TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS.


12th January 2008

Fact: ENCHANTED star James Marsden's late father-in-law, DENNIS LINDE, wrote Elvis Presley hit BURNING LOVE.


20th December 2007

Fact: JOHN C. REILLY has filmed a bawdy festive video as his new movie character DEWEY COX from the spoof rockumentary WALK HARD. In the promo, the Elvis Presley-like crooner performs the song FOR CHRISTMAS, THE PEOPLE WANT COX in a living room decorated for Christmas.


18th October 2007

Fact: The Hard Rock theme park opening in South Carolina in 2008 will feature a three-storey 'Mount Rockmore' featuring the faces of John Lennon, ELVIS, Jimi Hendrix and BOB MARLEY.


3rd September 2007

Fact: A quirky new Las Vegas revue features little people who impersonate stars like Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and MILLI VANILLI. The Little Legends show is currently previewing at the Krave club.


25th August 2007

Fact: Lisa Marie Presley has used the latest studio technology to record a duet with her late father, ELVIS. Proceeds from the new version of IN THE GHETTO, which will be made available as a download online, will help fund the ongoing post-Hurricane Katrina recovery effort in New Orleans, Louisiana.


16th August 2007

Fact: Rock n' roll legend Elvis Presley died 30 years ago on Thursday (16Aug07). He passed away in 1977, aged 42.


15th August 2007

Fact: The last film Elvis Presley saw before his death in 1977 was Roger Moore's James Bond movie THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.


7th August 2007

Fact: SUSPICIOUS MINDS has topped a poll of favourite Elvis Presley songs. The hit - his last U.S. number one - beat off JAILHOUSE ROCK and ALWAYS ON MY MIND in a survey commissioned by Britain's Radio Times magazine to mark the 30th anniversary of Presley's death on 16 August 1977.


2nd August 2007

Fact: GRACELAND, the home of the late Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee, is undergoing a $250 million (GBP125 million) makeover. New additions will include a designated visitors centre and a 500-bedroom Heartbreak Hotel.


16th July 2007

Quote: "I wore Elvis' ring but nothing ever happened between us. My father was on the road with me." Singer WANDA JACKSON didn't get a chance to take things further with one-time boyfriend Elvis Presley.


27th April 2007

Fact: The footage of Elvis Presley that provided Celine Dion with an eerie duet at the Idol Gives Back charity TV special on Wednesday night (25Apr07) came from The King's 1968 Comeback Special - filmed the year Dion was born.


23rd January 2007

Fact: Signed photographs of every Oscar-winning actor and actress since the awards began will go under the hammer in London next month (FEB07). Autograph hunter ALAN ROBINSON is hoping to make over GBP1 million ($1.95 million) from his collection of 10,000 signatures, which include that of Elvis Presley, Greta Garbo and Grace Kelly.


15th January 2007

Quote: "My uncle was an ELVIS impersonator and I was head of his security. I would come out and act tough." Actor Ryan Gosling landed his first 'job' when he was just eight.


6th November 2006

Quote: "I'm not built to be a celebrity. I met ELVIS and John Lennon, and I was an idiot, a complete moron. I think of myself as a plumber." Meat Loaf insists he's an anti-celebrity.


23rd September 2006

Fact: DR CYRIL WECHT, the pathologist hired to investigate the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son DANIEL, has also investigated the deaths of Elvis Presley and murdered child beauty queen JONBENET RAMSEY.


9th September 2006

Quote: "I look good, but I probably have the insides of ELVIS." David Hasselhoff insists he may look good on the outside, but his years of living in the fast line might have taken their toll internally.


19th August 2006

Fact: Elvis Presley's favourite jewellery item was a 1973 Christmas gift from his girlfriend LINDA THOMPSON - a diamond-studded Maltese cross with the lovers' birth stones.


17th August 2006

Fact: Elvis Presley's ex-girlfriend LINDA THOMPSON turned TV reporter yesterday (16AUG06) to host a visit to the dead star's Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee, on the 29th anniversary of the King's death. Thompson lived with Presley at Graceland during the last four years of his life.


28th July 2006

Quote: "I have seen children in more than 40 countries and never stopped. I can make people smile. I watched ELVIS do it. I watch Muhammad Ali do it. Now I can do it too." David Hasselhoff is determined to ease the pain and suffering of children all over the world.


18th June 2006

Fact: Elvis Presley remains the world's top-earning dead celebrity, according to Forbes magazine's annual star finance list. The King earned a whopping $52 million (GBP28.9 million) from beyond the grave during the past 12 months.


15th June 2006

Fact: Grizzled country greats Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings are to be honoured on Los Angeles' Rock Walk next month (JUL06). The two singer/songwriters will place their handprints into the cement on Sunset Boulevard, where peers like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley have left their mark.


16th May 2006

Fact: An X-ray of Elvis Presley's chest, taken in 1973 when The King was suffering from congestion, is going up for auction at New York City's Planet Hollywood restaurant on 17 June (06).


24th March 2006

Fact: Elvis Presley's nighttime habits are the focus of a quirky new exhibition at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis After Dark, which opened on Monday (20MAR06) includes a TV Presley shot with a gun - the only such appliance kept by the estate.


21st January 2006

Fact: <p>The Memphis, Tennessee studio where Elvis Presley recorded HEARTBREAK HOTEL is being demolished to make room for an autodealership parking lot. </p>


17th October 2005

Fact: <p>A blue silk shirt that once belonged to Elvis Presley was stolen from the State Fair of Texas last week (12OCT05). The shirt was being exhibited at the event. </p>


24th September 2005

Fact: <p>Inxs' new frontman JD FORTUNE used to play a young Elvis Presley on a US Legends tour. </p>


23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Elvis Presley's teenage granddaughter RILEY KEOGH has been signed up as the new face of Christian Dior. </p>


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