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Where did Elvis get the idea for sideburns?

Wed May 14, 2003 5:14 pm

Who was the influence behind the sideburns? I heard Elvis liked them because he saw truck drivers with them. I also think I read once that he got the idea from seeing Tony Curtis in movies! Elvis certainly wasn't the first to sport them, but he has always been known for wearing them. This was certainly part of the shock of his Army haircut to our popular culture- the sideburns were gone- and for a very long time afterward!


Wed May 14, 2003 6:05 pm

Yes, I had always heard that he liked the look as most truckies wore sideburns in those days.


From the Elvis Presley Radio Special US BMG promo cd

Thu May 15, 2003 2:20 am

"I just always wanted to when I was growing up. I always wanted to grow 'em because they make you look a little older and I always.. I just always liked them."