81 year old Henry Fredriksson (Sweden) sings like Elvis Presley!
Clip from SVT, Swedish Television: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/halland/82-arige-henry-sjunger-elvis
Born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1988, Elvis earned an estimated $15,000,000.
Elvis collected statuettes of Joan of Arc and Venus de Milo.
Elvis ate nothing but meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and tomatoes for a period of two years.
Shoe size: 11D
Height: 6' 0"
Elvis's idol was General Douglas MacArthur.
Elvis memorized every line from the George C. Scott movie Patton.
Favorite after-shave: Brut
Elvis received a special agent badge for the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs from President Richard Nixon.
Elvis considered J. Edgar Hoover the "greatest living American."
Elvis owned 18 TVs, including one installed on the ceiling over his bed.
Elvis was thrown out of the Grand Ole Opry in 1954.
When he died, Elvis's estate was valued at $10,000,000.
Elvis had an identical twin. Born stillborn, the twin was named Jessie Garon and rumour has it that mother Gladys saw the tragedy as a sign that her living twin was destined for great things.
Aron or Aaron? The correct spelling of Elvis's middle name has baffled fans for years. The fact is that Elvis was apparently named Aron (just the one 'a') after his stillborn twin Garon. However, rumour has it that when Elvis wanted to change the spelling to the more traditional Aaron, he found it had always been spelt that way due to a bureaucratic error. Later, knowing that Elvis preferred the traditional spelling, his father chose Aaron for his tombstone.
Elvis's musical talents blossomed when he was given an acoustic guitar for his eleventh birthday. The young Elvis, however, was disappointed - he had wanted a bicycle. However he persevered and taught himself to play a few chords, strumming away to blues and gospel songs, and the legend was born.
Elvis used to be a truck driver, earning $1.25 an hour. His real ambition, however, was to become an electrician and he started evening classes to gain the necessary skills.
Aside from three concerts in Canada, Elvis never performed outside the United States.
Elvis's first public singing performance was made at the age of ten at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show, where he sang 'Old Shep' (a song he later recorded.) The young King didn't win.
Elvis once wrote a letter to President Nixon in which he asked to be appointed as an undercover narcotics cop. Nixon gave Elvis a honorary Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge - a presentation which, in the light of his death (where heavy drug use was suspected), turned out to be pretty ironic.
Elvis had to pay for his first song recording - forking out a fee of around $4. He had wanted to record to see what his voice was like.
Elvis's legendary manager Colonel Tom Parker was really called Andreas van Kuijk.
Elvis gave money to several charities, each year giving $1,000 or more to each of 50 Memphis-area charities, as well as many other donations in Memphis and around the country. Most of his charitable donations were kept secret
Name: Elvis Presley
Born: January 8, 1935 Tupelo, Mississippi
Siblings: A twin brother that was stillborn named Jesse Garon Presley
Parents: Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley
High School: Humes High School
First record for Sun Studios: "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine" on September 25, 1954.
Elvis made his first network TV appearance: "Stage Show" hosted by the Dorsey brothers on July 5, 1954. Elvis, Scotty Moore and Bill Black (the Blue Moon Boys) sang "That's all Right(mama)."
Elvis' first commercial record release: July 19, 1954 "That's all right(Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
Elvis' first Screen Test: April 1, 1956 Paramount Studios. A scene from "The Rainmaker"
His first film: "Love me Tender"August 23, 1956
He signed the movie contract with Paramount Pictures: April 6, 1956.
Elvis purchased Graceland: March 1957
His first record for RCA: "I Got a Woman" on January 27, 1956. However it was not the first to be released.
His first record to hit #1 on the charts: "Heartbreak Hotel," which was also his first to actually be released by RCA
Inducted into the Army: March 24, 1958
The famous haircut: March 25, 58
Spouse: Priscilla Beaulieu whom he married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967
Children : Lisa Marie Presley born February 1, 1968
The day he was found dead by Ginger Alden: August 16, 1977
Graceland opened to the public: June 7, 1982
Quotes About Elvis
“Without preamble, the three-piece band cuts loose. In the spotlight, the lanky singer flails furious rhythms on his guitar, every now and then breaking a string. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side to side and his entire body takes on a frantic quiver, as if he had swallowed a jackhammer.”
May 15, 1956