By two of them—Allan Freed and Dick Clark— were battling it out for supreme influence over pop music nationally. It was just four months later that Clark soared into the national spotlight when the ABC television network picked up his show, renamed it American Bandstandand began airing it nationally on August 5, A major success from the beginning, Bandstand ran weekday afternoons throughand then moved over to Saturday mornings.
How much do you know about Elvis Presley? Below are twenty trivial facts about the late King of Rock and Roll:. Elvis once had a pet chimpanzee by the name of Scatter, who was known to relish on booze and wreak havoc.
Selected back issues of FREE online newsletter. Some fans have very strong opinions about some people such as Priscilla, Charlie Hodge and indeed Dick Grob. One can ask the question whether it is fair to judge these people like we sometimes do, since in reality we were not there — and yet they were.
From the Elvis Information Net site:. In summary, Raphael claims he worked for Elvis in and he procured countless girls to climb into bed with Elvis, including some rather well-known movie stars. First off, Raphael worked first in the mail room for the William Morris Agency.
Please refresh the page and retry. This was the day Elvis Presley came to my wedding, on 11 December He rented a house for his honeymoon and his manager, Colonel Parker, arranged for a police car to sit outside for security.
Didn't have a clue. These are among the affirmations - many of them new, and all of them fleshed out more fully than could have been expected, much less desired - of Albert Goldman's morbidly fascinating biography. It does no disservice to the book's substance or tone, I think, to say that it renders history's most popular singer as an enormously babied creep.
The package, the parcel, the meat house, the fruit basket, the lunchbox, or just plain old junk - call it what you will but the bulging male crotch has a long and noble history in popular music. Generations of hormonal girls and even some boys have long stared at glossy posters hanging above moistened teenage bedsheets, and sighed longingly at the thought of what mysterious pleasures lay behind the zippered fly. Before the internet, before the iPhone, before sex tapes and the widespread consumption of free pornography, a well defined package visible only through a thin layer of pant material could be the making or breaking of a wannabe pop Adonis.
From his debut on the Louisiana Hayride through his death at age 42, Presley was afforded the double-edged opportunity to indulge his sexual appetite via a mind-boggling array of Memphis beauty queens, Hollywood leading ladies, and adolescent fans such as year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the onetime Queen of Del Valle Junior High. Music journalist Alanna Nash's Baby, Let's Play House is a well-researched chronicle of the King and his consorts that's appropriately juicy without being unnecessarily salacious. Here we learn that Presley nicknamed his uncircumcised penis "Little Elvis," had a brief fling with future Faster, Pussycat!
A comic book hero called Captain Marvel Jr, whose adventures he enjoyed as a kid. Check out the resemblance. Pic: PA Photos.
To many people the lasting image they have in their mind of Elvis Presley is that of a sweaty overweight man in an immaculately crisp white jumpsuit flopping around on a stage in Vegas. Now the move that reportedly made Elvis such a hit with fans of the female persuasion was his patented dick-thrust, a move Elvis used liberally on stage throughout his career but perfected during his Jailhouse Rock days. As you can clearly see from this publicity image we have in now way altered to make Elvis dick look bigger. To explain, before he took to strangling his dong with tight leather or an eagle-themed jumpsuit, Elvis wore looser fitting clothing seemingly just to highlight the outline of his giant throbbing Elvis-cock.