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Invented a 65 thousand calorie sandwich, used to shoot the TV when he didn't like the programme, and died on the toilet. To paraphrase Ian Flemming's description of James Bond, he's what every man wants to be, but what no man can be.

 

One particularly great story I read that was told by one of his memphis mafia was the day he was driving past a petrol station and saw 2 blokes having an argument.  A stoned Elvis got out of the car and approached the 2 bloses and performed a few karate moves in their direction for reasons known only to himself.  The 2 blokes ended up getting their photo taken with him before he got in his car and drove off.  Legend

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Invented a 65 thousand calorie sandwich, used to shoot the TV when he didn't like the programme, and died on the toilet. To paraphrase Ian Flemming's description of James Bond, he's what every man wants to be, but what no man can be.

He actually fell off the toilet, crawled several feet, vomited and then  actually died on the bathroom floor :)

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Joyce Bova, one of his many...erm.. bits on the side whilst married to Priscilla tells a story of when Elvis was in Washington DC one winters night in 1970, with her and a couple of bodyguards in the back of a stretch limo, as they drive through a particular rough part of town Elvis spies a doughnut shop and politely asks the driver if he would pull up and go get him some doughnuts,so they park up, the driver goes into the shop and  there were  quite a few of the locals hanging round outside and when they saw the stretch limo they all wondered if there was a big star inside they all gathered round the car, Elvis steps out and starts signing autographs, Joyce thinking that Elvis was going to get mugged shouts Elvis to get back in the car, while the bodyguards clamber out, Elvis is regaling the ever growing crowd with jokes and someone notices all the rings and asks how much they cost, so Elvis shows off a bit "This one costs $20000, this one costs $10000, this one was $25000, this one costs $12000.. and this" says Elvis opening his jacket and pulling out a pistol "....This makes sure that I'm gonna keep them". Classic!

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Anybody watching this programme with Joanna Lumley about him? He was fucking brilliant.

 

What happened to Prescilla though, her head appears to have been replaced with a pair of old tyres.

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Watching this made me wonder if he actually played the guitar himself (not necessarily in that song, just generally) and it turns out he did. Although not an expert at all, apparently Johnny Cash commented that he was a great rhythm player and would happily listen to his rhythms all day long.

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Maybe it's because I'm a bad Wool, but I've never really understood why all Scousers seem to get off on this.  It does nothing for me.

 

Me neither and i'm a Scouser. I understand his enormous relevance in musical history, but i'm afraid his music mainly leaves me cold. 

 

Apart from that one with the gibberish lyrics about "i can shake a chicken in the middle of a room"  - that's decent to be fair.

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Some great stories about his generosity with people he never new.

 

housekeeping department at the hospital. She rode the bus back and forth to work. One day as she was walking past a car dealership down Union Ave from the hospital she saw a stretch limousine parked almost right on the sidewalk. All eight doors were opened; she stuck her head in to see what the inside of a Limousine looked like. She saw the bar and the interior of the limo and was duly impressed as she said “Oh my God what a beautiful car.”

 

The dark haired man in the driver’s seat turned around and said “Oh you think so?” It was Elvis. He then looked at the man in the front passenger seat and said “Order her one just like it.”

 

Elvis was cruising around Memphis with his friend Eddie Fadal one day in the early 1960’s when he remembered he had to make a very important call. He checked his pockets for a dime, but couldn’t find one. Fadel didn’t have any change either.

 

A man was walking by just then and saw the two men searching there pockets. He produced a dime and gave it to Elvis. While Elvis made the phone call, he asked Fadel to follow the stranger and get his name and address so that he could send him a little thank-you note.

 

Three weeks later, the kind stranger received a letter of thanks. Elvis wrote that he wanted to repay him for his good deed, and so the mortgage on his house was now paid in full! The man was utterly speechless.

 

In the mid 1970’s a couple whose wedding was coming up in a few weeks’ time found out that Elvis was scheduled to appear in their town. They were both avid Elvis fans and had sworn that the next time Elvis was close, they would go see him. They bought tickets and resumed finalizing their wedding plans. The day of their wedding the couple exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony. The reception was held directly afterward. Halfway through the evening one of their relatives asked how the Elvis show was. The new bride dropped her champagne glass when she remembered that Elvis’s show was that very night. They had missed Elvis! The bride started to cry and her new husband tried to console her. If she had looked at her tickets and seen the date she would have postponed their wedding!

 

Her husband promised to take her to Elvis’s show the following night. The next evening they put on their wedding attire and went to the show. Charlie Hodge, one of Elvis’s dearest and oldest friends, saw the couple and approached them. They told Hodge their story, and he went backstage and relayed it to Elvis. The couple took their seats and eagerly awaited Elvis’s appearance. When the “2001: A Space Odyssey” theme began, the bride nearly fainted. During the show, Elvis stopped singing, looked into the audience and asked where the newlyweds were. Shocked, the couple jumped up. Elvis looked at the groom and joked, “Don’t you have anything else to do tonight?” The bride answered, “No way!”

 

Elvis sent word to have the couple meet him backstage. When the show ended, they were escorted to his private dressing room where they were introduced to Elvis by Charlie Hodge. Elvis presented the newly weds with his version of a wedding gift, a Cadillac & a check for $10,000 Elvis told them that he was flattered that they wanted to postpone their wedding just to see him.

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I hate how that story refers to Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss as the '2001 A Space Odyssey Theme'. 

 

The boy wrote it about 100 years before the film came out.

 

Great entrance music though, Aretha Franklin used to have her band play it in the early 70s.

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I hate how that story refers to Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss as the '2001 A Space Odyssey Theme'. 

 

The boy wrote it about 100 years before the film came out.

 

Great entrance music though, Aretha Franklin used to have her band play it in the early 70s.

 

Yes.

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Elvis takes some amount of stick on this forum, I've seen one person (Usher), who shall remain nameless stating that The Pet Shop Boys version of You Were Always On My Mind was better than his & now I've seen some other people comparing the King of Rock & Roll to George (pink fingerless gloves) fucking Michael.

 

Anyway, here's Elvis on his '68 Comeback Special, tearing it up like a motherfucker...

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1z4NPoIoI

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Andrew Ridgley was a more talented musician than Prince. Prince only played any instrument you could imagine, Andrew could pretend to play a guitar. Genius at work.

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Elvis takes some amount of stick on this forum, I've seen one person (Usher), who shall remain nameless stating that The Pet Shop Boys version of You Were Always On My Mind was better than his & now I've seen some other people comparing the King of Rock & Roll to George (pink fingerless gloves) fucking Michael.

 

Anyway, here's Elvis on his '68 Comeback Special, tearing it up like a motherfucker...

 

rs-118771-a402e2a84b7e0833b91c04d2e85f1b

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1z4NPoIoI

 

 

I'm a fan of the Pet Shop Boys and I think their version of "Always on My Mind" is ace. Obviously, it's not a patch on Elvis' version, though.

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Elvis takes some amount of stick on this forum, I've seen one person (Usher), who shall remain nameless stating that The Pet Shop Boys version of You Were Always On My Mind was better than his & now I've seen some other people comparing the King of Rock & Roll to George (pink fingerless gloves) fucking Michael.

 

Anyway, here's Elvis on his '68 Comeback Special, tearing it up like a motherfucker...

 

rs-118771-a402e2a84b7e0833b91c04d2e85f1b

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1z4NPoIoI

Scared me you bumping this thread Mark, I thought he'd died.

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I like George Michael in fairness.  There's only one King though. 

 

One of the greatest songs ever recorded imo. 

 

 

 

Ace Vocal

 

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Elvis takes some amount of stick on this forum, I've seen one person (Usher), who shall remain nameless stating that The Pet Shop Boys version of You Were Always On My Mind was better than his & now I've seen some other people comparing the King of Rock & Roll to George (pink fingerless gloves) fucking Michael.

 

Anyway, here's Elvis on his '68 Comeback Special, tearing it up like a motherfucker...

 

rs-118771-a402e2a84b7e0833b91c04d2e85f1b

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV1z4NPoIoI

 

Out of Rep Mook mate. That is so fucking good though. Sex

 

 

 

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