Eleven Facts You Didn’t Know About Elvis Presley

Posted on Tuesday January 5th in


The whole world knows Elvis Aaron Presley as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, a lover of peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches and a professional hip shaker. “Give us something new,” you say? We here at Brooklyn Bowl are
all about keeping it fresh, and these 11 facts about the King will leave you all shook up and ready to rock at A Night of 1,000 Elvises at the Bowl on Friday, 8 January!

1. Elvis was a black belt in karate.

2. As a teenager, Elvis styled his hair using Vaseline.
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3. Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, but didn’t write any of them.
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4. One of Elvis’s favourite snacks was burnt bacon.
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5. Elvis was really good friends with Johnny Cash. Just take a moment to picture that awesomeness.
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6. Elvis wrote a six-page letter to President Nixon in which he had spelt out his desire to be made a “Federal Agent at Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
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7. Elvis was a natural blond but rumour has it his movie idol was Tony Curtis, who had shiny black hair.
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8. Elvis recorded 15 songs with the word blue in the title.


10. Elvis never performed outside of North America.
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11. Elvis’s signature “shaky legs” dance was a result of his stage fright. Who knew!
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