Elvis Trivia

01. Elvis’s mother Gladys died on August 14th 1958 , and was buried on August 16 , the very date on which the King himself would die 19 years later (August 16th 1977).

02. Elvis bought over 800 cars during his lifetime. (I read that in magazine about cars and I don’t now if that is true.)

03. At Graceland on August 12, 1992, RCA and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) posthumously awarded to Elvis 110 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and singles, the largest presentation of gold and platinum record awards in history.

04. It is estimated that Elvis Presley has sold over one billion record units worldwide, more than any individual or group in the history of recorded voice. To give the figure some perspective, that’s enough for every person in America to have four Elvis albums or singles in their collection, or enough for one out of every five people on earth to have one. Laid end to end, these one billion albums and singles could encircle the earth at the equator twice – and then some!

05. Elvis – Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite , was seen in 40 countries by one billion to one-and-a-half billion people worldwide, and made television history. It was seen on television in more American homes than man’s first walk on the moon.

06. Elvis received 14 Grammy nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).

3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee, 38116
Original address was:
3764 Highway 51 South, Memphis, Tennessee
Telephone: EX 7-4427
(one of Elvis’ unlisted numbers at the time.)

306 Old Saltillo Road, East Tupelo, MS
The tiny home that Vernon Presley built with $180 in materials. It was Elvis’ birthplace.

510 1/2 Maple Street, East Tupelo, MS
Rented house, November 1940.

Pascagoula, MS
From May to June of 1943 Vernon took work in the ship yards on of Mississippi Gulf coast. The family was so homesick they soon moved back to Tupelo.

Berry Street, East Tupelo, MS
The Presley family bought this 4-room house on August 18, 1945 for $2,000, putting $200 down
and making payments of $30 month plus 6% interest.

Commerce Street, Tupelo, MS
They moved to this address July 18, 1946. They had no longer been able to make the payments
on their home on Berry Street and had been forced to sell it.

Mulberry Alley, Tupelo, MS
This home was near the fairgrounds in an area known as Shake Rag.

1010 North Green Street, Tupelo, MS
Documents show this address in September 1947.
370 Washington Street, Memphis, TN
Elvis’ first home in Memphis was this rooming house where they paid $11 a week to live.

572 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN
May 14, 1949 – Around this date they move to another rooming house. The rent was $9.50 a week.

185 Winchester Street, Apt. # 185, Memphis, TN
Sept. 20, 1949 Elvis and his family were accepted into this Memphis Housing Authority property called Lauderdale Courts. This two-bedroom apartment cost them $35 a month. In February 1952 they were allowed to sign a new lease with the rent raised to $43 a month. By Nov. 17, 1952 they were evicted because
they made too much moneyto live in assisted housing. The combined family income was $4,133.

698 Saffarans Street, Memphis, TN698 Saffarans Street, Memphis, TN
Records show the family was living here during January 1953.

462 Alabama, Memphis, TN
By March 1953 the family was living in an apartment in this home for $50 a month.

2414 Lamar Ave., Memphis, TN
In 1955 the family lived here.

1414 Getwell, Memphis, TN
In September 1955 this was their address and they paid $85 a month in rent.

1034 Audubon Drive, Memphis, TN
March 12, 1956 Elvis was making enough money to purchase this home for his family for $29,500
from the Welsh Plywood Corporation.
3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN
On March 25, 1957 Elvis purchased his beloved Graceland for $102,500 from
Mrs. Ruth Brown Moore. This was his permanent home until he died here on August 16, 1977.906 Oak Hill Drive, Killeen, TX
Home Elvis rented in 1958 during basic training at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Goethestrasse 14, Bad Nauheim, West Germany
Home Elvis rented in 1959/60 while serving in the US Army in Germany.

525 Perugia Way, Bel Air, CA
Elvis rented this home twice. September 1960 to November 1961 and January 1963 – 1965.

10539 Bellagio Rd., Bel Air, CA
Elvis rented this home from November 1961 to January 1963.

10550 Rocco Place, Bel Air, CA
Elvis rented this home in February 1966.
1174 Hillcrest Ave., Beverly Hills, CA
Elvis and Priscilla bought this home in November 1967 for $400,000.

144 Monovale, Holmby Hills, CA
Elvis and Priscilla bought this larger home in December 1970 for $339,000.

1350 Leadera Circle, Palm Springs, CA
Elvis leased this home on September 21, 1966

Camino del Norte, Palm Springs, CA
Elvis and Priscilla rented this home in April 1968 while looking for one to buy.

845 Chino Canyon Rd., Palm Springs, CA
Elvis and Priscilla bought this home in April 1970 paying $13,187.83 down and signing a mortgage for $85,000.

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4 Responses to Elvis Trivia

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  4. Melba Altsisi says:

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