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September 18, 2018

Elvis Presley 'sings' with daughter Lisa Marie and their duet is pure gold

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Lisa Marie Presley's duet with her father Elvis Presley was released last month. The promotional single is titled "King of Rock and Roll." 

Her agency released an accompanying video and releasing the song was a dream come true for the 50-year-old singer. "King of Rock and Roll was first released in the late sixties and was included on his "How Great Thou Art" album. 

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For Lisa Marie's special release, the latest album also includes duets with Jim Murray, Cissy Houston, Bill Baize and Edd Hill, and will include 14 gospel songs from Elvis' archives. 

Lisa said: "This was his favorite genre – no question about it. He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel."

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This is not the first time Lisa Maria "performed" a duet with her late father. In the late nineties, she digitally combined their voices for a recording of "Don't Cry Daddy", which was released as part of a tribute concert in honor of the 20th anniversary of her father's death. 

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For the 30th anniversary, Lisa Marie joined recorded "In the Ghetto" in the same manner." Before watching her amazing performance, have a quick look at five unexpected facts about her famous father, the talented Elvis Presley.

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5. ELVIS SERVED IN THE ARMY

He was drafted in the military at the age of 23 and attended basic training at Fort Hood in Texas. HIs mother passed away during his time in the military and Elvis was granted emergency leave. He was shipped to Frieberg in West Germany soon after. 

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4. HE ONLY PERFORMED WITHIN U.S. BORDERS

Even though much of his sales were generated outside the States, Elvis never performed in other countries with the exception to Canada in 1957.  

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3. HE BOUGHT GRACELAND AT A YOUNG AGE

Elvis was only 22 years old when he purchased Graceland in 1957 and it cost him a cool $102,500. The property spans 14 acres and served as him a personal home base for more than twenty years. Lisa Marie inherited the iconic landmark in the early nineties when she turned 25. 

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2. HE BOUGHT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT'S YACHT

He purchased Roosevelt's presidential yacht, which served as the former president's "floating White House during the thirties and forties, for $55,000, nineteen years after Roosevelt passed away. 

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1. ELVIS HAD A TWIN

Elvis was born only minutes after his identical twin brother, Jesse Garon. Jesse was stillborn and buried in an unmarked grave the following day. He had no other brother or sisters.  

LISA MARIE'S DUET FEATURING ELVIS PRESLEY

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