He wasn’t nuthin’ but a hound dog, and if he was alive today he would be a very old hound dog. Had the king not died on the throne he would be 83 years old today…and that’s 581 in dog years!  Happy Birthday Elvis!

When you talk about Elvis the numbers are staggering.  TV Guide reports:

--Records sold: More than one billion.
--Number of gold, platinum or multi-platinum albums: 63
--Number of #1 pop singles: 18
--Number of people who tuned in to the 1973 special "Elvis: Aloha
from Hawaii," via satellite: 1.5 billion
--Number of Elvis stamps printed to date: 500 million
--Number of Elvis fan clubs at the time of Presley's death: 65
--Number of active Elvis fan clubs today: 625

Now, blow out those celebratorial candles and try your hand at a little Elvis trivia.

What song earned  Elvis his 1st Gold Record? Ans: "Heartbreak Hotel," 1956.

How many films did  Elvis make? Ans: 33 (31 movies and 2 Documentaries).

Three of  Elvis' movies were filmed in Black and White... which ones were they? Ans: "Love Me Tender," "Jailhouse Rock" and "King Creole."

When did The Beatles visit Elvis at his California home? Ans: In August of 1965.

What was  Elvis' Dad's middle name? Ans: It was Elvis... (Vernon Elvis Presley).

All true Elvis fans have their personal list of favorites but according to RCA Records, a compilation of fan rankings reveals these Top 10 Most Loved Elvis hits

Top-10 Elvis songs, ranked by fans (source: RCA Records):
10. 'Can't Help Falling in Love,'
9. 'All Shook Up,'
8. 'It's Now or Never,'
7. 'Don't Be Cruel,'
6. 'Are You Lonesome Tonight,'
5. 'Mystery Train,'
4. 'Heartbreak Hotel,'
3. 'Hound Dog,'
2. 'Suspicious Minds,'
1. 'Jailhouse Rock.