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‘Elvis Presley obsessed with teenage girls’

Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, was a womaniser who was obsessed with teenage girls and had a penchant for those who looked like his mother, a new book claims.

world Updated: Mar 21, 2010 23:11 IST

Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, was a womaniser who was obsessed with teenage girls and had a penchant for those who looked like his mother, a new book claims.

According to Baby, Let’s Play House: Elvis Presley and the Women who Loved Him, the American icon, who rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution, wasn’t quite a gentleman.

“Since his arrival in Germany, the sheer volume of women with whom he’d had some kind of relationship, whether sexual or emotional, bordered on the pathological,” says the book, authored by Alanna Nash.

“In Germany Elvis was fascinated with the idea of real young teenage girls, which scared the crap out of all of us. There was at least one affair with a 15-year-old and a 23-year -old he met was deemed ‘too old’,” his friend Lamar Fike says.

In fact, on the evening that Currie Grant, a former airman who had been friends with Elvis, introduced Priscilla Beaulieu to the rock star, then doing his military service in Germany, it was immediately apparent the singer was enchanted with the schoolgirl who later became his wife, ‘The Sunday Times’ reported.

“Grant found him kissing her against a wall. By 8.30 pm, according to several people in the house, Elvis had taken her up to his bedroom. They did not emerge until 1 am,” the author says.