August 14, 2012 11:04 AM | By Francis Whittaker
35 things you never knew about Elvis

35 facts for the 35th anniversary of the King's death



Elvis Presley (© Reuters)
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This week marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, and the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll remains a course of constant fascination for music fans around the world.

But there are still plenty of amazing pieces of trivia about the singer that you may not have heard. Click through our gallery to find out 35 of the most surprising!

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Aug 16, 2012 9:05AM
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I remember the day Elvis died.  I came home from work and my babysitter told me he had died.  My most favorite singer was gone and I was devastated.  I still love his music to this day.
Aug 16, 2012 10:05AM
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i hate people who have never listened to elvis yet claim instantly that the crap they listened to is somehow better... they all use stupid excuses like "he's fat" or "he died on the toilet" really stupid things to say about the greatest music legend ever.
Aug 16, 2012 4:02PM
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I was so devastated when the greatest entertainer of all time died.  To this day I still get "goose bumps" when I look at different shots of him.  He was so handsome and talented.  No matter what great talent appears in the years ahead no one will ever be able to fill his shoes (blue suede or otherwse)!  I still love him.
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I personally find the impersonaters offensive in their so called tributes to Elvis......there will never be another Elvis! They are like maggots riding on his shirtales looking for their 15 minutes of fame. Yuk!
Aug 16, 2012 11:21AM
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Yes, He was always GREAT....   I still adore him and have all kinds of things around the house from him... I want to go on a Elvis cruise this next year...  Has been a blast  every year , I have heard...   He sure was special and treated his MOM so GREAT.... 
Aug 16, 2012 11:37PM
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It is a sin, yes, a sin to blacken the name of someone dead. It is Written that they are not here to defend themselves and so it is not to be done. This is a sickening defamation (the caloric comparison) with nothing but malice to back it up. Shame on your editors & contributors. May they gain 75 lbs., immediately. Elvis is King!
Aug 16, 2012 9:29PM
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when the music started at an elvis concert and he walked out on stage everyone got goosebums there has never been another entertainer who comes anywhere near the charisma of elvis
Aug 16, 2012 7:08PM
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You can tell that the people who run google are either kids or art fags. They will put up the stupidest **** on google home page like someone's birthdaywho has been dead for 200 years that nobody knows who the hell they are or what the hell they did. But, when it comes to Elvis's 35 anniversity of his death there is NOTHING ON THE HOME PAGE!!! WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT!!??

Aug 16, 2012 10:12AM
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   a message to ELVIS one night whit you this is what i'm loking for in heven baby...
Aug 16, 2012 10:29AM
Aug 16, 2012 1:01PM
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Elvis is a legend. His sweet smile. I was born on January 8th and my oldest grandson was born on August 16th, how great is that!



Aug 16, 2012 10:51AM
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We visited the home in Memphis for the 25th was FAB Elvis carried a way in life made the World Love him that smile and care carries out over his Daughter Lisa who we all adore just to know she cares for us enough to allow us into her world her Daddy's Home HOW kind is that like her Dad his world was our world. A kinder family  to the World is hard pressed to find. Bless you ALL

Aug 16, 2012 11:44PM
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Elvis was a Heinz 57! Proof that mingled people rule - naturally, as he had a little bit of all of us in him. Through his mother he shared not only British blood but Jewish and Cherokee (and only God knows for sure how many other lines) which is why he wore a crucifix, a Star of David and the le chaim medal. He was proud of all he was, knowing Creator makes no mistakes.
Aug 16, 2012 10:36AM
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He supported the american auto industry....GM and Ford...Great choices!!!!

 

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