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13 Shocking Secrets You Don’t Know about “Elvis Presley”

Do you love Elvis Presley? Do you want to discover more about him? Elvis Aaron Presley, or just Elvis Presley as he is commonly known, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States on January 8, 1935 and died on August 16, 1977. He was one of the most famous and influential American musicians and actors during the 20th century. Elvis Presley is also known among people as The King of Rock and Roll or just “The King” for being one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. He started his journey in the world of music in 1954 when he was just 19 years old and he recorded his first song at Sun Records with producer Sam Phillips. One of the greatest and most famous songs recorded by Elvis Presley is “Heartbreak Hotel” which is his first RCA single and was released on January 27, 1956 to be the best song in the United States, the first million-seller for Presley and one of the greatest songs of all time. Here are more secrets about Elvis Presley who is widely known as the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.

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1 Almost died when he was a baby: When Elvis Presley was just 15 months old, he was almost dead and this was caused by the Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak that struck the Southeastern United States in April 1936.

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2 Is a popular password among computer users: There are many passwords which are used by computer users and “Elvis” is one of the most popular passwords among them.

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3 Dyed his eyelashes: It seems that dyeing hair, sometimes through using shoe polish, was not enough for Elvis Presley and this is why he was dyeing his eyelashes as well. Dyeing eyelashes was not a good idea as it caused health problems to Elvis Presley later in his life which means that you should not try this at all.

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4 Trusted only one man to cut his hair: Elvis Presley did not trust anyone to cut his hair except for just one man who was his mother’s hairdresser. This man who was called “Mr. Gill” was ready to travel to any place to cut Presley’s hair and he kept many of the trimmings to be sold later at auctions after Presley’s death.

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5 Was an avid collector of guns: Elvis Presley was obsessed with collecting and carrying guns of all types and he had 37 guns, rifles and a machine gun. He was known for shooting at TV sets whenever he saw Mel Torme or Robert Goulet on the screen because he hated them very much.

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6 Performing with pistols for protection: Being obsessed with carrying guns was not the main reason that made Elvis Presley perform with a pistol hidden in each of his boots while being on stage. It was because he received a kidnap-assassination threat which forced him to appear with pistols in his boots while performing.

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7 Loved Johnny Cash: Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash were friends who loved each other very much to the extent that they used to impersonate each other.

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8 Drug abuse was the main reason behind his death: Prescription drug abuse for several years was highly responsible for destroying Elvis Presley’s life and ending it too early as it severely damaged his health and led to his death on August 16, 1977 when he was just 42 years old. It is also said that having an enlarged heart for a long time along with polypharmacy killed Elvis Presley.

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9 Was so nervous & unable to perform: One year before Elvis Presley’s death, the deterioration of his health was very clear to the extent that he was so nervous while being on stage, could not normally talk, was impossible to understand and unable to perform any of his significant movements which disappointed his fans.

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10 A book killed Elvis Presley: Who believes that just a book can completely destroy the life of someone and kill him? This is exactly what happened to Elvis Presley when the book “Elvis: What Happened?” was released on August 1, 1977, just two weeks before his death. The book, which was co-written by three of Elvis’ former bodyguards, comes to reveal more secrets about the personal life of Elvis. Elvis Presley tried to stop publishing the book through offering money to the publishers, but they refused. Releasing the book resulted in increasing the ailments from which Elvis suffered such as high blood pressure, enlarged colon, glaucoma and liver damage.

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11 His main physician killed him: Dr. Nichopoulos, who was the main physician of Elvis Presley, was believed to be responsible for Presley’s death and this is because of the shocking fact that he had prescribed over 10,000 doses of narcotics, amphetamines and sedatives in Elvis’s name in just the first 8 months of 1977. This resulted in suspending the physician’s license for three months and then permanently revoking it in the 1990s.

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12 He expected his death: The death of Elvis Presley was shocking for many people especially his fans because he died early and his death was not expected to happen at this young age. On the contrary, Elvis Presley expected that he would be the same like his mother who died in her 40s.

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13 Selling his autopsy tools: One of the most shocking secrets to know about Elvis Presley is that the tools which were used during his autopsy appeared to be sold at auction which shocked many of his fans. The autopsy tools included needle injectors, aneurysm hooks, arterial tube, forceps, lip brushes and rubber gloves. All of these tools were pulled from the sale, not because it is an awful thing to sell such items, but because of doubting the authenticity of the autopsy tools.

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