Elvis died on the 16 August 1977, and since then, there have been a bunch of stories coming out about the “King of Rock n Roll.” We’ve compiled a list of some of the weirdest and wildest stories.

He Enjoyed Sexual Games Over Intercourse & Liked Little Feet

This story comes from multiple sources and while not all of it may be exactly true, there is likely at least some truth to it. So, let’s start with the intercourse thing, Elvis would often do anything but have penetrative sex. According to Linda Thompson, Elvis’ girlfriend from 1972 to 1976, said that he wasn’t in a rush to take her virginity and went as far as to say that he would “preserve” her chastity for as long as deemed necessary. He did eventually take her virginity though.

Elvis has been reported to have said that “I’d never break a virgin – there’s enough prostitutes around.” June Juanico, who almost married Elvis in 1956, said that not even she had sex with him but that they made love in “their own special way.” Juanico said that Elvis wanted the first time to be special and they wanted to wait until marriage. It’s not that crazy considering it was 1956 after all, the decade in which his dancing was deemed too risqué for general audiences.

Allegedly, Elvis was a foot man. He liked to fondle and suck women’s toes. Elvis’ entourage was specifically instructed to find women with “itty-bitty” feet. In fact, two of his girlfriends had the nickname “Bitty” in reference to the size of their feet.

Albert Goldman, an Elvis biographer, suggested that this was the result of Elvis discovering prostitutes during his military service. “[He] discovered prostitutes and picked up the intense fear of sexually transmitted diseases which led to claims that he had a morbid fear of sexual penetration.”

Alanna Nash suggested in her book, Baby Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women Who Loved Him (2010), that because of his fear of STD’s, he wouldn’t actually go inside women, never undressed, and would rather watch elaborate tableaux (scenes) that often involved feet.

Adding to this evidence is Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla. She claimed that Elvis was a huge germaphobe, “When he drank his coffee, he would always drink it close to the handle and not anywhere else, because everywhere else other people would drink. He was religious about it, so it was always his cup.”

A germaphobe to the extreme it seems.

Grounding a Flight When "Hamburger Jones" Tried to Steal Sexy Polaroids of Himself & Priscilla

This is a weird one. This story comes to us from Elvis’ stepbrother, Rick Stanley. Stanley tells the story like this. There was a member of Elvis’ entourage who apparently had no real role except getting Elvis hamburgers, earning him the nickname “Hamburger Jones.” One morning, Elvis was positive that someone had stolen money and intimate polaroids of himself and Priscilla. Who had done it? Well, there was only one guy missing in the whole entourage, Hamburger Jones.

Now someone in the entourage suggested that Jones had gone to the airport. They rushed to the airport to find Jones on a plane to Memphis. Elvis flashed one his many police badges to the airport staff and demanded that the plane be prevented from taking off. For whatever reason, the airport complied, and Elvis’ bodyguards dragged Hamburger Jones off the plane.

“We race back to the hotel,” said Stanley, “and Elvis’s people drag Hamburger James into the elevator, up to Elvis’s suite and throw him down on the couch. Elvis walks up, and the crowd of people kind of parts. Hamburger James is sobbing like crazy and scared to death… Elvis reaches over while Hamburger James is looking straight at him, scared to death, and slaps him twice. Like in the movies, A slap, and then a backhand. Pow! Then pow! again. Then the most amazing thing happened. Hamburger James got a funny look on his face and wilted like a baby. He cried and cried. Like his heart was broken. He said he was sorry he stole, and he would give it all back, and he knew that he had done something that he couldn’t ever be forgiven for.”

Elvis started crying as well and said to Jones, “Why didn’t you let me know if you needed money? Why didn’t you let me know if you wanted to go back to Memphis? I would have given you money. You didn’t have to steal from me.”

Elvis allowed Jones to keep his job, but Jones wanted out, so Elvis gave him a few weeks’ salary and drove him back to the airport.  

He Owned an Alcoholic Chimpanzee

So, Elvis owned a bunch of weird animals, but none were weirder than the chimp, Scatter. Scatter was a TV-star at a local Memphis TV station, but the act was getting old and so Scatter’s owner sold him to Elvis.

Turns out a monkey hanging out with Elvis’ entourage was likely to pick up some bad habits. Scatter would hide in the bathroom when a woman was using it and pop out to scare them. This always got a big laugh. He also used to lift up girl’s skirts constantly. Which also got a big laugh. Scatter also developed a taste for beer and whiskey so became a regular party animal.

One time, Scatter bit Elvis’ butler, Jimmy, quite badly on the finger. The entire house was furious, and Elvis walked up the monkey calmy and said, “You coconut-headed mother f****r, you better get downstairs in your cage. And you’d better not bite anyone anymore, either.” The monkey obeyed and went downstairs looking sad. Once the monkey was gone, Elvis apparently rolled on the floor laughing.

That Nixon Thing

So, Elvis wanted to meet the then President of the United States, Richard Nixon. His reasons for doing so were detailed in a letter to the President, “I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good… I would love to meet you just to say hello if you’re not too busy.”

Another part of the reason was that Elvis collected police badges and he wanted a badge from the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and to be named “Federal Agent At Large.” But Priscilla said the real reason was that the badge “represented some kind of ultimate power to him.” In her memoir Elvis and Me, she wrote, “With the federal narcotics badge, he [believed he] could legally enter any country both wearing guns and carrying any drugs he wished.”

Aides to the president wrote later that the badge was an honorary one, but Elvis thought it was the real thing.

The whole thing became retroactively ironic considering Elvis’ reliance on prescription drugs which as a former employee of Elvis’ later explained, he saw as different and separate to illegal drugs like marijuana.

He Was Prescribed 10,000 Doses of Various Drugs in 1977 Alone

Elvis’ reliance on prescription drugs is common knowledge at this point but not everyone knows just how many he was taking. Elvis’ physician, Dr. George Nichopoulos (Dr. “Nick), prescribed him opiates, barbiturates, and sedatives. When Elvis died, the official report cited the cause of death to be heart failure.

Coroners found in his body high doses of the opiates Dilaudid, Percodan, Demerol, Quaaludes, and codeine. Dr Nick was implicated in his death and in 1980 his medical license was suspended by the state of Tennessee. According to the charges, Dr Nick prescribed 12,000 doses in the last 20 months of the singer’s life. Elvis carried three suitcases full of them when he travelled.

Dr Nick stated that the amount was due to his entire entourage taking them. In 1981, Dr Nick was charged with 11 felony counts of overprescribing drugs but was acquitted. His medical license was revoked in 1995, though.

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