There are a lot of people reading this that have never heard of the name “Elvis Aaron Presley” but back in his day he was the Justin Timberlake of the 60’s and 70’s. Not understandably there are a lot of people that love “the King of Rock and Roll” and they just want their pets to like him as well. So some of them resort to playing dress up…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Elvis Presley
10 – “I know, I know. You just can’t help falling in love with me!”
FACT: The name ‘Elvis’ is an old Norse word meaning ‘wise’ and Elvis’s middle name on his birth certificate was ‘Aron’, but on his grave it says ‘Aaron’, this is because its how he preferred the spelling of it.
9 – “A ring around my neck? Nah, this is a collar.”
FACT: Elvis loved and indeed owned countless pets over his life. From birds, dogs and horses. But the strangest of all was his pet chimpanzee, Scatter! Not only did the chimp have a strange habit of pulling up girls dresses (yes I said up, as in under their armpits), but it also developed a taste for Scotch and bourbon and would often be very drunk.
8 – “I’m more chase the rock than Jail house.”
FACT: This post is more relevant than you might think. Because Elvis once sang on the Steve Allen Show in 1956 and he sang “Hound Dog,” singing to an actual Basset hound! Sadly the dog never howled once, meaning no comedy effect was added.
7 – “Fancy staying the night at the Heartbreak Hotel?”
FACT: It is estimated that over 550 million Elvis commemorative stamps have been sold worldwide, and only 124 million of them have never used on postage.
6 – “If you have food, you are not going to be lonesome tonight.”
FACT: In Jacksonville, Florida 1955 Elvis actually caused a riot because he had finished a show by saying, “Girls, I’ll see you backstage.” and that caused tens of thousands of women to charge the backstage area and overwhelm the guards.
5 – “I only drink from the toilet, I don’t eat on it.”
FACT: Just 7 years before the release of his first album in 1948, Presleys family has serious financial problems and had to move to a low-rent, poor quality housing area. Good things come to those who wait it seems.
4 –”I’m not going to bite anyone! You lost just have suspicious minds.”
FACT: It is estimated that there are over 450 Elvis fan clubs worldwide and they are located in 45 countries. Strangely over 31% of those countries have fan clubs despite Elvis never having played in the country.
3 – “Can we have a little less conversation, a little more action in a dog walking style please.”
FACT: With over 120,000 listeners worldwide there are 2 radio stations that only play Elvis Presley songs! They are SiriusXM, and Elvis Radio if you are interested in looking them up.
2 – “I would just like to tell everyone i have left the building….for a wee!”
FACT: Unlike today’s stars and celebrities selling out at the drop of a hat, Elvis’s only ever did 1 TV commercial in 1954. It was for a firm making Doughnuts, and his only line was: “You get ’em piping hot after 4am.” Bless him. I am sure if Pepsi was around back then, they would have snapped him up.
1 – “I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time.” (Sorry, it had to be done)
FACT: In 2013 Elvis as 2nd in Forbes list of top-earning dead musicians! Coming in just behind the king of pop himself Michael Jackson, Elvis despite his demise being 1977 still managed to earn an estimated $55million!