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12 Shocking Facts You Probably NEVER Knew About Elvis Presley!

#12. Elvis recorded 15 songs with the word "BLUE" in the title

#11. On his 11th birthday, Elvis received a guitar. This was a massive disappointment. He'd been hoping for a bike!!

#10. Elvis's favorite sandwich was peanut butter, bacon, banana, and honey! (Umm...is it just me, or does that sound DELICIOUS!?)

Hmm...nope, it's not just me. Elvis totally agrees.

#8. After Presley’s first TV appearance in 1956, Jackie Gleason said, “The kid has no right behaving like a sex maniac on a national show.”

#7. When Elvis and The Beatles met for the first time, a giant rock-n-roll party did NOT ensue. In fact, all parties involve remember the encounter as pleasantly low-key, if not a bit awkward.
Source: The Guardian

#6. Elvis was really good friends with Johnny Cash, and the two used to impersonate each other. Can you imagine??!

#5. When Elvis Presley met President Nixon in December of 1970, he read aloud a six-page letter to the President, in which he revealed his desire to be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Presley accused The Beatles of being ‘un-American’ for their open drug-taking and anti-Vietnam politics.
Nixon reminded Presley of his need to “retain credibility”. Nevertheless, he gave Presley a ‘Special Agent’ badge.

#4. In 1954, just two years before his big break, Elvis auditioned for an amateur gospel quartet called the Songfellows... And they turned him down. (So, never give up!)

#3. Elvis wore a cross, the Hebrew letter chai, and a star of David around his neck. “I don’t want to miss out on heaven due to a technicality,” he said.

#2. Elvis wasn't only The King Of Rock And Roll...he was also a black belt in karate! If you were lucky enough to see him in concert, you might wind up getting a free demonstration.

#1. Elvis once cracked up in the middle of a performance!! The King gets a bad case of the giggles at about 0:52