From "Hound Dog", to "Jailhouse Rock", to "Can't Help Falling In Love", Elvis Presley sang some of the most iconic music of the twentieth century. He won over hearts across the continental US, and to this day, remains one of America's most beloved musicians. Here are fascinating facts most people probably didn't know about the legendary Elvis Presley.
Elvis Presley had a twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley,who died at birth. Elvis was successfully delivered, approximately 35 minutes later.
27. Apparently, greatness runs in his DNA.
Presley was a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln's great-great grandfather, Isaiah Harrison.
26. What I would give to have been a fly on that wall...
When The Beatles came to America in 1965 there was only one person they wanted to meet: Elvis. On Friday, August 27, 1965, they got their wish and, according to John Lennon, spent an entirely enjoyable evening at the Presley home in Bel Air, California, talking, singing and laughing with each other.
25. Were they hoping for a postmortem concert, or?...
Elvis' body was placed in a family crypt in Memphis on Thursday, August 18, 1977. Eleven days later, however, an attempt was made to steal his body but the plan failed and three men were charged with trespassing and released on bond. Because of this incident, Vernon Presley, received approval from the Memphis Adjustment Board to allow re-interment of the bodies of Elvis and his mother, Gladys Presley to the Meditation Garden behind Graceland, which took place, on Sunday, October 2, 1977.
24. Hopefully the King found what he was looking for.
The book he was reading at the time of his death was "The Scientific Search for The Face of Jesus" by Frank O. Adams, (Psychical Aid Foundation, USA, 1972).