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Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:37 pm

There's a long held myth in the Elvis world that Elvis shot at a TV upon the appearance of Robert Goulet. This is untrue. At the time of the incident Elvis was watching an episode of 'Cannon' featuring Goulet and was in fact aiming for Willliam Conrad but missed. Elvis and Robert went on to become firm friends and had a TV Special planned for the fall of 1977 had it not been for the fateful events of that August.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:21 am

Plans for an Elvis sculpture at Mount Rushmore alongside the four United States Presidents were dropped when Colonel Parker demanded a $250,000 'Technical Consultancy' fee and a space for a concession stand to sell Boxcar products.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:29 am

When he wasn't singing or sleeping Elvis was a keen cook. However, his range was limited and he served up the same 3 course meal every time: Pate on toast, Meatloaf and chips, rice pudding with a blob of jam.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:39 am

Elvis' favourite form of exercise was the 'sit-up'. Charlie would hold his feet to the floor, Larry Geller would hold his knees together while Joe Esposito would support his neck. Red West and Dave Hebler would lift him off the floor to a crunch position before gently bringing him down. His record was 3 sets of 4.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:33 am

Delboy wrote:Elvis' favourite form of exercise was the 'sit-up'. Charlie would hold his feet to the floor, Larry Geller would hold his knees together while Joe Esposito would support his neck. Red West and Dave Hebler would lift him off the floor to a crunch position before gently bringing him down. His record was 3 sets of 4.

Awesome ,thats like power sets

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:36 am

Delboy wrote:When he wasn't singing or sleeping Elvis was a keen cook. However, his range was limited and he served up the same 3 course meal every time: Pate on toast, Meatloaf and chips, rice pudding with a blob of jam.

The rice pudding with a blob of jam is one of my speciality dishes too,but i also like a little butter too

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:16 pm

After Priscilla accused Elvis of not being thoughtful enough when buying Lisa Marie's birthday presents Elvis took action and invented the game 'Buckaroo' in 1970. The game went on to become an international phenomenon though due to poor management Elvis never received a penny in royalties.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:02 pm

Britney Spears has won the part of Ginger Alden in the new movie of her yet be released book. Ginger, who became Elvis' fiancé in 1977 after winning a raffle is said to be delighted with the appointment. The movie starts shooting next year. Paul Lichter will play himself.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 pm

When he wasn't singing, sleeping or cooking Elvis was a keen womaniser. In fact, he had so many notches on his bedpost he had to employ a full-time carpenter to maintain the woodwork in his bedroom.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:05 pm

Delboy wrote:Britney Spears has won the part of Ginger Alden in the new movie ...


... and she hopes to meet Elvis in person on the set.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:16 pm

When he wasn't singing, sleeping, cooking or womanising Elvis was a keen Lego fan. In fact, the original Raquetball building was made by Elvis using Lego but he ran out of bricks so the building had to be completed by more traditional methods.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:57 pm

When he wasn't singing, sleeping, cooking, womanising or playing with Lego, Elvis was a keen magician. In fact he taught David Copperfield everything he knew. The fact that Copperfield refuses to acknowledge this continues to rile Elvis fans to this day.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:07 pm

Elvis only cried twice in his life. Firstly when his Mother passed away and secondly when he received the script for 'Stay Away Joe'.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:22 pm

The fact that Elvis never toured Europe has been blamed on Colonel Parker's lack of a passport. This is not true. He was deported in 1960 by the then French President Charles De Gaull for stealing the Lido Paris night act (as recorded by Guralnick). French/American relationships have never been the same since!

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:46 pm

Elvis invented the 'one inch punch' six months before Bruce Lee claimed he did. However, Presley's effort was discounted because he only hit Charlie Hodge who would have fell anyway.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:58 pm

When he wasn't singing, sleeping, cooking, womanising, playing Lego or performing magic tricks Elvis was a keen gardener. In fact, all of the trees in Graceland were planted by Elvis himself.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:39 pm

Unbeknownst to his parents Elvis took out a night course in wrought ironing and designed and installed the Graceland gates himself.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:51 pm

Elvis was lined up to replace Johnny Carson on 'The Tonight Show' in the mid seventies. However, elvis' penchant for sleeping during the day meant he slept in during his first show and was subsequently fired.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:29 pm

It's a little known fact but Elvis invented the Raleigh Chopper. During some downtime after the 1968 special Elvis was criticised by serious music media (Rolling Stone, The Beano etc) for being a lazy artist and a lazy Father. Elvis sprung into action and invented the Chopper. However, Charlie Hodge lays claim to the Chipper and Aunt Delta owns The Tomahawk.

Re: Elvis - Fun Facts

Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:09 pm

Elvis lost the role of 'Butch' in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' to Paul Newman because of his inability to ride a bike (essential to the key 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' scene). This was due to his parents buying him a guitar instead of a bike for his 13th birthday. However, Elvis went on to become a successful musician. So, swings and roundabouts. Fortunately Elvis had learned how to master the bike by the time of 'Elvis That's The Way It Is' in 1970, only to give it away to a drunk fan in Luxembourg. :roll: