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ELVIS PRESLEY TRIVIA

1) What was Elvis' first #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard pop charts?


"Heartbreak Hotel" was Elvis' first #1 hit on the US Billboard pop charts and also earned him his first gold record. Bill Clinton's first US presidential campaign received a much-needed boost when he played this song on the saxophone as a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show.

2) What single did Elvis record after suing Priscilla for divorce on January 8, 1973?


Perhaps Elvis' most introspective and personal song, "Separate Ways" was recorded shortly after suing Priscilla for divorce and expresses the King's emotions in regards to separating from his wife.

3) Elvis memorized every line from what George C. Scott movie?


Elvis memorized every line from Patton, the movie for which George C. Scott won the Academy Award for best actor and famously refused to accept it.

4) What was the name of Elvis' twin brother who died at birth?


Elvis Presley's twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. Elvis grew up as an only child.

5) What was Elvis' favorite sandwich?


Presley's legendary love for "peanut butter and 'nanner sandwiches" probably helped lead to his oversized waistline toward the end of his life.

6) How many encores did Elvis usually give?


Elvis Presley never gave an encore at his concerts. Instead, the lights would come up and an announcer would say, "Elvis has left the building."

7) Why was Elvis' mansion called "Graceland"?


The name "Graceland" came with the mansion, from the days when it was originally used as a church.

8) What Elvis hit single was based on an 1861 classical piece entitled "Aura Lee"?


The melody for "Love Me Tender" is based on "Aura Lee", a ballad written in 1861 by W.W. Fosdick and Geo R. Poulton. RCA Records received over 1 million pre-orders for "Love Me Tender", making it the first single to ship as a gold record before it was released.

9) Which of the following did Elvis earn in 1960?


Elvis was first introduced to Karate in the army and earned his first-degree black belt in 1960 under Chito-Ryu stylist Hank Slemansky. Later, Elvis trained in a Memphis dojo under Master Kang Rhee, who bestowed upon him a seventh-degree black belt, before Elvis opened his own center, the Tennessee Karate Institute.

10) What was the name of Elvis' daughter?


Lisa Marie was Elvis' only child. Sole heir to her father's estate, she developed a career in the music business and issued three albums of her own.

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