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    Surprising "fact"

    I was listening to the "Steve Wright Show" on BBC R2 yesterday and on the show there is a segment where they announce unusual facts. One of yesterday's 'facts' was that "the trucking company for which Elvis worked for before becoming famous was owned by Frank Sinatra."

    Have I missed something here cos I've never heard of this one before has anyone else?
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    No, I haven;t. That is very interesting.

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    I don't think Frank owned this company. Seems highly unlikely!

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    Elvis drove a truck, but wasn't he employed by Crown Electric - driving their trucks? What other trucking job did he have?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_burrows View Post
    "the trucking company for which Elvis worked for before becoming famous was owned by Frank Sinatra."
    Totally untrue.

    Totally.
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    That has to be one of the goofiest rumors that I have heard in quite awhile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    Totally untrue.

    Totally.

    Totally agree.


    That has to be one of the goofiest rumors that I have heard in quite awhile!
    I felt like emailing the show to tell them they need to check their sources before they present their 'facts'.
    No wonder I hear "non" Elvis fans say such utter rubbish about our man.
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    Good luck with e-mailing. I have e-mail a few correcting them and most don't take it well. There are so many mistakes in facts it is unreal. I don't think they care like the fans do. As far as I know the only one who drove truck for a short time was Vernon.

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    False, for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_burrows View Post
    I was listening to the "Steve Wright Show" on BBC R2 yesterday and on the show there is a segment where they announce unusual facts. One of yesterday's 'facts' was that "the trucking company for which Elvis worked for before becoming famous was owned by Frank Sinatra."

    Have I missed something here cos I've never heard of this one before has anyone else?

    It's not true. Someone (as usual) didn't check their 'facts'....



    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    Totally untrue.

    Totally.

    Exactly. This is a good example of how false rumors and stories get started regarding Elvis.....

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    Quite a stretch I think.....but since Frank was associated with Mafia and trucking was a big deal to mafia types............nah

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    LOL LOL LOL Thats a funny one !!!! NExt time one of us is in Memphis they should find out ..
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    The only way I can see Frank Sinatra involved in any way in a trucking company in Memphis is if the company was owned by a large corporation back then and perhaps Frank owned some of that corporations stock. That would make him "an" owner-but not a direct owner. Just a guess.

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