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380450 08: American politician US President Richard Nixon (1913 – 1994) and Rock and Roll musician Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) shake hands during a meeting at the White House, Washington DC, December 21, 1970. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Craig Shemon here, with the Shemon and Sheppard Show, playing Wiki-Pete-ia every weekday at 4:45-ish on ESPN Southwest Florida!  On this day in 1977 Elvis Presley passed away.   We will remember this sad occasion by pitting  Pete against an audience member.  May the best man or woman win Elvis Presley Trivia!

In case you are not fortunate enough to be lucky caller number nine at 239-337-ESPN, then you are in luck!  Play at home and dazzle your family!  Stump your co-workers with useless knowledge!  Amaze your friends with your newfound intelligence!  Below are the actual questions AND ANSWERS heard during Wiki-Pete-ia on our show.

Elvis Presley might have been the greatest entertainer of all time.  He came on to the scene about the same time as the Beatles.  Many thought his hip-swinging dance moves were too R-rated for the day.  In fact, TV networks would refuse to show him below the waste during his performances.   Despite that, millions of fans could not get enough of him as his records skyrocketed to the top of the charts.  Even his mediocre movies did fairly well at the box office.  Elvis was a once-in-a-lifetime performer but his reliance on drugs cost him his life too soon.  Today, we remember the King of Rock and Roll with Elvis trivia.   So, let’s play Wiki-Pete-ia!   Good luck!

Craig Shemon

  • 1. ELVIS' MIDDLE NAME?

  • A: AARON

  • 2. ELVIS' TWIN BROTHER'S NAME?

    He was stillborn.

  • A: JESSE GARON PRESLEY

  • 3. ELVIS BOUGHT A HOME ON 14 ACRES IN MEMPHIS CALLED WHAT?

  • A: GRACELAND

  • 4. NAME ELVIS' MANAGER?

    He reportedly took half of Elvis’ earnings.

  • A: COLONEL TOM PARKER

  • 5. IN WHICH BRANCH OF THE MILITARY DID ELVIS SERVE?

  • A: THE ARMY

  • 6. ELVIS' FIRST HIT ON THE U.S. BILLBOARD CHARTS?

  • A: HEARTBREAK HOTEL

  • 7. HOW MANY ENCORES DID ELVIS GIVE DURING A LIVE CONCERT?

    Elvis has left the building.

  • A: ZERO

  • 8. NAME ELVIS' DAUGHTER?

  • A: LISA MARIE

  • 9. WHAT TWO PRESIDENTS WAS ELVIS RELATED TO?

  • A: ABE LINCOLN (HIS GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER IS AN ANCESTOR TO ELVIS). JIMMY CARTER IS A 6TH COUSIN ONCE REMOVED.

  • 10. WHAT MUSICIAN ONCE BROKE INTO GRACELAND BEFORE HE WAS FAMOUS?

  • A: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN