Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor.


Elvis was born in 1935. (AUDIO: Grand Theft Cosmos)

The Eleventh Doctor claimed that he taught Elvis how to play the guitar, but he never got it right, especially G. (GAME: Blood of the Cybermen)

The Doctor also lent Elvis a mobile phone at some point before their thirteenth incarnation. By 1 December 1955, Elvis let Frank Sinatra borrow his mobile, against the Doctor's wishes. (TV: Rosa)

In 1956, he performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York. The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler attempted to see it, but mistakenly landed in London just before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. (TV: The Idiot's Lantern)

The Eighth Doctor had a 1957 stratocaster signed by Elvis. (PROSE: The Taint)

Elvis had more pre-download Number One hits than the Beatles. (TV: 42)

The Doctor and Elvis recorded their performance of "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?" They were going to release it as a single, but Colonel Tom wouldn't let them. (PROSE: Ghosts of India)

Impact and influences[]

During a visit to 1400 BC, Peri convinced sculptors repairing the Great Sphinx in Memphis, Egypt to give it the face of Elvis, the only "king from Memphis" she knew. This anachronism was corrected centuries later when one of Napoleon's troops shot off the Sphinx's nose. (AUDIO: The Eye of the Scorpion)

One of Hamlek Glint's robot crew was named Elvis. Years later, he posed as a robot by the name of King to avoid detection but Rose was able to make the connection. (PROSE: The Resurrection Casket)

In the mid 24th century, New Memphis and Elvis the King Spaceport were dedicated to the musician. (PROSE: Judgement of the Judoon)

The DJ on Necros played the Elvis Presley song "Blue Suede Shoes" on his radio show. (TV: Revelation of the Daleks)

In the 30th century, the body bepple fad enabled at least one person to assume the shape of Elvis. (PROSE: Original Sin)

The creators of EarthWorld believed Elvis was literally a king of Earth. Sam Jones had shown Fitz Kreiner what would become of Elvis due to his eating habits. Fitz preferred to remember Elvis as he had been. When Fitz insulted Venna Durwell's grasp of 1960s history, he joked that she'd given Elvis green Wellington boots instead of blue suede shoes. (PROSE: EarthWorld)

Other references[]

The Seventh Doctor cited Elvis as one of the great people who would never exist if the First Rani managed to carry out her plan. (TV: Time and the Rani)

Korky Goldsmith suggested Elvis as being more worthy than the Beatles of travelling halfway across the galaxy for. (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men)

Gita Chandra claimed to have seen Elvis once. (TV: The Vault of Secrets)

The Tenth Doctor, realising Jacey's plan was to kill the members of Pakafroon Wabster in order to boost their record sales, compared it to when Elvis died. (COMIC: Interstellar Overdrive)

Derek was one of the best Elvis tribute act in the cosmos. (COMIC: Bite of the Morphuse!)

The Eleventh Doctor described John Jones jumping out through a window as Elvis leaving the building. (COMIC: What He Wants...)

A life-size painting of Elvis adorned a wall in the interior diner facade of the TARDIS piloted by Clara Oswald and Ashildr and where Clara and the Twelfth Doctor met for possibly the last time after he deleted most of his memories of her. (TV: Hell Bent)

The Twelfth Doctor once offered to take Clara Oswald to see Elvis in Las Vegas. (COMIC: Doctor on the Menu)

When attempting to oppose Krasko's efforts to change history by preventing Rosa Parks's historic bus ride, the Thirteenth Doctor called Elvis to arrange for another bus driver to get a trip to Las Vegas so that James Blake would be forced back to work when Krasko had arranged for Blake to have the day off. (TV: Rosa)

In a parallel universe, the Doctor and his granddaughter Susan met Elvis. (AUDIO: A Storm of Angels)

Due to the shape of Fester Cat's mouth, Paul Magrs thought that Fester looked like Elvis. (PROSE: The Story of Fester Cat)

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