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What Happened During the Last Four Years of Elvis Presley’s Life?

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, passed away on August 16, 1977, of a heart attack that was likely brought on by his addiction to barbiturates. But what lead to his untimely demise, and who is to blame? In the last four years of Presley’s life, he had been prescribed about 19,000 doses …

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Did Alice Cooper Point A Loaded Gun at Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley had a deep appreciation for firearms. This was something not everyone knew about. He owned a wide range of guns, and this loving relationship with his weapons established an unforgettable initial encounter with Rock and Roll Musician Alice Cooper.  Elvis Presley told Alice Cooper to point a loaded gun to his head so …

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How Long Did It Take Freddie Mercury to Write His Tribute to Elvis Presley?

It’s not a secret that Freddie Mercury, the frontman of the iconic band Queen, was a genius when it came to writing music. His work is known all over the world. But did you know he wrote a tribute song to the King of Rock and Roll? Freddie Mercury wrote the song “That Crazy Little …

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In 1993 the US postal service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Elvis Presley’s 58th birthday. Fans mailed envelopes with first-day issues of the stamp to fictitious addresses so that they would receive their letters back, marked with the words “return to sender”.

Return to Sender (song) “Return to Sender” is song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley and performed in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The song was written by Winfield Scott and Otis Blackwell to suit Presley’s rock and roll musical style, in which the singer laments his relationship with a spiteful partner. The song released …

In 1993 the US postal service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Elvis Presley’s 58th birthday. Fans mailed envelopes with first-day issues of the stamp to fictitious addresses so that they would receive their letters back, marked with the words “return to sender”. Read More »

Elvis’s autopsy revealed morphine, Demerol, chlorpheniramine, Placidyl, Valium, codeine, Ethinamate, quaaludes; an unidentified barbiturate, diazepam, Amytal, Nembutal, Carbrital, Sinutab, Elavil, Avenal, and Valmid.

Controversy Around Elvis Presley’s Death at 42 Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, in the bathroom of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42 at the time of death. He had been on the toilet but had fallen off onto the floor, where he lay in a pool of his own vomit. …

Elvis’s autopsy revealed morphine, Demerol, chlorpheniramine, Placidyl, Valium, codeine, Ethinamate, quaaludes; an unidentified barbiturate, diazepam, Amytal, Nembutal, Carbrital, Sinutab, Elavil, Avenal, and Valmid. Read More »

Elvis Presley’s manager sold “I Hate Elvis” badges as a way to make money from people who weren’t buying Elvis merchandise

Colonel Tom Parker Thomas Andrew “Colonel Tom” Parker (born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk; June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) was the Dutch-born manager of Elvis Presley. Their partnership was uniquely successful, Elvis being an entirely new force in popular music, and Parker an entrepreneurial genius able to market him. At age 18, Parker had …

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The Pearl Harbor memorial development had slowed to a halt, only for Elvis to jump in and contribute 50,000 dollars through his “Aloha from Hawaii” benefit concert.

How Elvis Presley Saved the USS Arizona Memorial The battleship USS Arizona sank after being bombed when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. More than one thousand of the ship’s sailors lost their lives with at least 900 of them still rest with the submerged ship. In the 1950s, plans took shape for …

The Pearl Harbor memorial development had slowed to a halt, only for Elvis to jump in and contribute 50,000 dollars through his “Aloha from Hawaii” benefit concert. Read More »