We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Elvis Presley, and now we’re back with part two! Check out seven more facts about the king of rock and roll, and prepare to be amazed!
Number Seven: He Has a Strange Connection to Jeff Buckley. One of Elvis’ favorite spots to hang out was on Beale Street, located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was allegedly the birthplace of the blues. In 1997, decades after Elvis’ died, the body of singer and songwriter Jeff Buckley washed up on that very same street.
Number Six: The Story of Scatter. Before he became wildly famous, Elvis had a chimpanzee who he named Scatter. He was able to train Scatter to look up women’s’ skirts.
Number Five: His Death Beat His Bankruptcy. Some rumors allege that if Elvis would have lived just six months longer, he would have had to file bankruptcy. However, we’ll never be able to know for sure.
Number Four: The Robert Sillerman Story. You might be aware that Rober Sillerman owns the mega hit TV show American Idol, but did you know he also has a connection to Elvis? In 2005, Sillerman bought an 85 percent stake in the Elvis Presley Enterprises. This means that Sillerman has control of both Elvis’ name and likeness.
Number Three: The Drug Cocktail. Many people are aware that Elvis ingested drugs before he died, but do you know just what drugs were in his system? Doctors found the following drugs in his system when he died: morphine and Demerol (painkillers), Chlorpheniramine (antihistamine), and Placidyl and Valium (tranquilizers). Doctors also found quaaludes, codeine, Ethinamate and one more barbiturate in his system.
Number Two: He Liked His Bacon Burnt. This is quite a polarizing topic. Elvis apparently liked his bacon burnt to a crisp. Some people might call him crazy and others will agree that affirms his genius.
Number One: His One-Night Stand. According to an associate, Byron Raphael, Elvis had a one-night stand with sex symbol Marilyn Monroe in 1956. However, the relationship did not continue, as Elvis thought Marilyn was a little too tall for him.