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Elvis

Elvis

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35 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42, but the iconic singer lives on in the hearts of many. To mark the anniversary, here's 35 facts about The King.
35 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42, but the iconic singer lives on in the hearts of many. To mark the anniversary, here's 35 facts about The King.

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Published by: The London Free Press on Aug 15, 2012
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35 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at the age of 42, but the iconic singer lives on in the hearts of many. To mark the anniversary, here’s 35 facts about The King.

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Price of Elvis’s first guitar
His mother bought it for his birthday

Elvis owned guns

He had a black belt
in karate, which he earned in 1960

Owned a

pet chimpanzee
named Scatter
(11 kg)

2

Army medals:
One for expert marksmanship and the other for sharpshooting.

2 years
2.95 $1

Elvis was in the army for
1958–1960

25 lbs
He married Priscilla Beaulieu in

Some of Elvis’s jewelled jumpsuits weighed more than

Gold/ platinum awards for singles and albums within the U.S.:

15

songs of his had “blue” in the title

44
Once spent

Rebel Without a Cause

By 1955, Elvis had seen

1967 14
Priscilla was only

They were divorced in

times

1973

when she first met Elvis

It cost Elvis

100+
Elvis recorded Elvis won 3 Grammy awards for gospel music

It was done at Sun Studios in Memphis, where he recorded “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” as a gift for his mother, Gladys.

$4

to record his first two songs

600+ songs
He didn’t write any of them.
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY

$100,000

on one vacation to Hawaii in 1977

$5,000,000

There was

in his account when he died

dyed his hair

Elvis

2

concerts were performed outside the U.S.
Both were in Canada.

Albums sold worldwide:

Heartbreak Hotel
was his first No. 1 song, released on Jan. 27, 1956
He spent

Purchased Graceland for:

1,000,000,000+
$500,000
Graceland value after his death:

Jan. 16, 1935
42
He was

Born on:

Elvis was actually a twin, but his brother, Jesse, was stillborn

Elvis was in movies

weeks at No. 1 in 1956

25 Love Me Tender
His first No. 1 hit movie was
Released on Jan. 27, 1956

31

$100,000 in 1957

6 eggs

made up his daily omelette

6’1” 11
(185.4 cm)
An autopsy detected

Height:

Shoe size:

Aug. 16, 1977
The day Elvis died of heart failure

350 lbs

He weighed

10

di erent drugs in his blood

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