Even as his fame grew, and he embarked on relationships with an endless parade of beauty queens - which Colonel Parker ensured were exploited for maximum press coverage - Presley was on the look-out for young 'cherries' as he called them.Among the first was Jackie Rowland, 14, whose mother Marguerite took her to see a Presley concert in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1956.Paul Anka’s long awaited autobiography, “My Way An Autobiography”, and album “Duets”, featuring duets with Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Celine Dion and more are out now.Get your copy of “My Way An Autobiography” HERE Get your copy of “Duets” from Amazon HERE and i Tunes HERE View full post Head over to Taste Of Country for an exclusive preview of “Crazy”, Paul’s duet with Willie Nelson, which is featured on Paul’s forthcoming Duets album.Pre-order your copy of Duets from Amazon HERE and i Tunes HERE.View full post To mark the forthcoming release of Paul Anka’s “Duets” album Paul has made an exclusive free download of “Find My Way Back To Your Heart”, which features on the album, available. View full post Paul Anka’s long awaited autobiography, “My Way An Autobiography”, and album “Duets”, featuring duets with Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Celine Dion and more are out now.Most famously there was his future wife, Priscilla Beaulieu, who was just 14 - ten years his junior - when they met in September 1959.Although sexual from the start, their relationship was portrayed as a sweet and innocent triumph of love across the age divide.
Fearing that he might not measure up to their expectations, Presley became ever more paranoid about his skills as a lover - hence his fascination with virgins who would not demand full-on sex and could not compare him to other experiences.
She was 13 when she began hanging around the gates of Presley's home on Audubon Drive, in a fashionable suburb of Memphis.
'He didn't pay any attention to me then, but when I was 14, he noticed me,' she said. It really was.' Along with her friends Gloria Mowel and Heidi Heissen, both also at that 'magical' age, Frances was invited to private pyjama parties in Presley's bedroom.
Often these star-struck youngsters were distraught that their idol had not tried to go further and Raphael had the job of letting them down gently.
'I'd say: "He'll call you again." Of course he never did, but with some of the younger ones he'd be like the tooth fairy, slipping hundred-dollar bills into their school books.' Even in those more innocent times, it seems remarkable that the girls' parents allowed them to attend such unorthodox sleepovers.