Years Later, Priscilla Finally Admits What Elvis Used To Ask Her For
Elvis Presley is the undisputed king of rock’n’roll and one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. The legend that has inspired at least 85,000 imitators around the world was known for bringing rock into mainstream media with its live concerts and dance moves – its iconic look certainly helped it to do so.
If you know a lot about Elvis Presley, the less known and more mysterious aspects of his career and his private life are really fascinating. Read on to find out the amazing facts about the King of Rock.
1. Just Average?
Not everyone immediately recognized the talent of the King of Rock. At school, Elvis Presley’s music teacher told him he was mediocre. Presley was kind of a loner and his classmates often made fun of him because he played “hillbilly music”.
Maybe that’s why he was so intimidated about performing in public when he was a child, even though he was known to be an eccentric and extremely confident artist later in life.
2. The King Met His Wife When She Was 14
Shortly after he was drafted into the army, the king of rock ‘n’ roll was stationed in Germany. It was there that he first laid eyes on the stunning Priscilla Beaulieu, whom he would eventually marry.
Priscilla was just 14 years old at the time, and Presley was 24. Entering a romantic relationship with one of the biggest stars in the world came at an emotional cost to the young girl, as you’ll soon learn. During that time, they were both smitten by each other but they knew the implications of entering the relationship because she was only 14. They simply had to wait. On top of that, Elvis was bound to go back to the States and they had to figure something out…
3. Elvis Didn’t Really Want A Guitar
The king of rock wasn’t always interested in rock – or music, for that matter. In fact, he didn’t get his first guitar until he was 11 years old. Right after he got it, Presley learned to play and he played well.
The king originally wanted a rifle instead of a guitar, but his mother made sure he didn’t get his hands on one. Of course, that would prove to play to his advantage. As you’ll learn, though, Presley would never lose his interest in firearms. Over the years, he had compiled an extensive collection of guns and rifles and a lot of those pieces were put up for an auction after his death and they were sold for a small fortune.
Read on to learn about the not-as-shy Elvis.