Thousands of Elvis Presley fans will hold a candlelight vigil at Graceland on August 16, to mark the 35th anniversary of the King’s death.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 devotees from all over the world – including Japan, England and Germany – will gather at Presley’s home overnight, processing through the Presley family cemetery and will leave flowers and other mementos at the singer’s grave site. This week and next The Comfort Inn Memphis will share trivia, fun facts and information about the big Celebration know as Elvis week. Enjoy!
Interesting Elvis Trivia Facts
- Elvis held Gen. D. MacArthur in very high regard.
- “Brut” was Elvis’ aftershave lotion of choice..
- Elvis had many collections including many statues of Venus de Milo and Joan of Arc.
- The FBI has well over 600 pages of files on Elvis.
- Roy Orbison recorded a song that he dedicated to Elvis entitled “Hound Dog Man”.
- Elvis was 12 years old when he got his first guitar in 1946. It was a birthday present from his Mother and it cost $12.95 at the Tupelo Hardware Store.
- Elvis liked to read. Two of his favorite books were The Holy Bible and The Impersonal Life.
- Elvis enjoyed many sports but his favorites were football and raquetball.