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Elvis, Robert Goulet and Mars

23 Mar 2012, 21:04 UTC
Elvis, Robert Goulet and Mars
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by Douglas Messier Parabolic Arc Managing Editor Rumor has it that Elvis Presley hated — just hated — singer Robert Goulet. It seems that while Elvis was in Germany serving in the Army, the velvety voiced singer was putting the moves on one of King’s girlfriends back home. And so began a lifelong enmity between [...]

Elvis' frenemy, Robert Goulet (Credit: Vera Goulet)
by Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor
Rumor has it that Elvis Presley hated — just hated — singer Robert Goulet. It seems that while Elvis was in Germany serving in the Army, the velvety voiced singer was putting the moves on one of King’s girlfriends back home. And so began a lifelong enmity between the two former friends.
One day, the story goes, Elvis was watching television when Goulet appeared on it. Rather than just changing the channel like any other mortal, the King took out his revolver and shot out the television screen, sending sparks everywhere and members of his Memphis Mafia diving for cover.
Did this actually happen? Yes. But, Goulet said that he was actually friends with Elvis and that he didn’t take the shooting personally:
He also shot 50 other people. They ...

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