What Elvis Presley Ate – Sunday Meatloaf. The King of Rock and Roll was born 77 years ago on January 8, 1935. What better way to celebrate than with a recipe from the Presley Family Cookbook? But first, a little history! Though not an observant Jew, Elvis was aware of his ancestry. As a child, he was told to hide his Jewish roots because of existing prejudice against Jews. Even though they hid their family history, Elvis’ mother Gladys was apparently proud of their Jewish heritage.
If you were born in 1958, that year with Elvis in the Army, older boomers could write to him at special addresses provided to members of The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club - Elvis got more mail then the Army had ever seen - it had to be re-routed to his state-side fan club office.