Top 10 Things to Know

Elvis Presley

10.

Elvis was regarded by fellow high school students as a "trashy kid who sang hillbilly music."

9.

Elvis served in the Army after he was already famous.

8.

Elvis bought Franklin Roosevelt's presidential yacht.

7.

Elvis had a pet chimp named Scatter who would drink whiskey and scotch.

6.

Elvis was a black belt in Karate.

5.

He ate nothing but meatloaf, tomatoes, and mashed potatoes for two years.

4.

Not only was Elvis a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln's great-great-grandfather, but also a distant cousin to Jimmy Carter.

3.

Elvis was one of twins, but his brother Jesse was a stillborn.

2.

When Elvis first met his future wife Priscilla, she was only fourteen years old.

1.

Elvis Presley was second in the Forbes list of top-earning dead musicians behind Michael Jackson.