Elvis Lives! The King’s Grandson Looks Exactly Like His Rockstar Granddad
Birth Of The King
Seeing people who look like Elvis Presley is nothing new. Since the death of the King, loyal followers have been impersonating him, to the point where Elvis impersonation is a legit career path. However, all impersonators pale in comparison to Elvis’ grandson, Benjamin Keough. He recently posted a photo and the physical similarity to the King of Rock ‘N Roll are uncanny.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, to Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley. Elvis had an identical twin brother who arrived stillborn nearly 35 minutes before the King. The unborn Presley was buried in an unmarked grave nearby. Throughout his career, Elvis searched desperately for the whereabouts of his twin brother’s final resting place. The Presley genes are strong — you’ll know what we mean when looking at his parents.
Spreading The Presley Gene
Mother Gladys was welcomed to this world in 1912 to Bob and Doll Smith in Pontotoc County. Vernon Elvis Presley arrived four years later to Jesse D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood. You can’t deny the strong familiar facial features between father and son. Little did they know, their facial features would be amongst the most iconic in the world when Elvis was discovered.
Becoming A King
In 1953, Elvis went into Sun Records to rent their studio to record “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartache Begins” as a gift for his mother. She wanted to “see what he sounded like.” By 1956, the King recorded “Heartbreak Hotel” with RCA. From there, Elvis was booked on CBS’s Stage Show and became a sensation. It wasn’t long before he met the love of his life, Priscilla.
Passing The Family Name On
Seven years after they met, Elvis and Priscilla were married in a brief Las Vegas ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel. In her biography, Priscilla admits she was a virgin until the night she and Elvis wed. There is doubt about this claim, but there is support in the fact their daughter Lisa Marie was born almost exactly nine months later. It was up to Lisa Marie Presley to continue the genetic legacy of her family.
Fall Of The King
On August 16, 1977, Elvis was discovered dead in Graceland due to increased drug abuse. He was buried in the backyard, which has now become a popular destination for pilgrims and super fans. Lisa Marie mourned the loss of her father and became the sole heir to Elvis’ estate. Elvis’ only child would grow up to follow in her father’s footsteps.
Lisa Marie’s Offspring
She began a music career and eventually met musician Danny Keough before having two children. Lisa Marie and Danny had their daughter Danielle Riley Keough in 1989. The young Presley granddaughter became an actress and model. Three years later, their son Benjamin Keough was born. As he got older and gained more recognition, Benjamin’s features began to transform into a familiar face…
When asked about the resemblance, Lisa Marie shared, “He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny.” Take the latest look of the young Presley grandson and take a trip back to the Heartbreak Hotel…
A Splitting Image Of Elvis
Ben Keough could possibly be the best Elvis impersonator alive. With the pronounced jaw and pouty lips, one can hear a faint voice singing “Love Me Tender” in the distance. Even though he never met his grandfather, he must feel closer to him than anyone. Ben could have a successful career emulating his grandfather, but Grandma Priscilla might disagree with that decision.
Only One Impersonator That Matters
Priscilla has been very vocal against the plethora of unrelated Presley impersonators that line the streets of Vegas and walk through the halls of Graceland. And it’s not because they remind her of her late husband. She believes they only cheapen his memory. We wonder how she’s going to feel once this new Elvis-themed business opens in Las Vegas.
Priscilla is going to have to bite her lip once a new Elvis Presley-themed wedding chapel opens in Las Vegas. Elvis and his loyal impersonators have been synonymous with Las Vegas weddings for decades. We will hopefully see Ben at the opening of the wedding chapel dawning his grandfather’s famous costume. It’s perfectly plausible for him to do so considering Priscilla doesn’t favor “unrelated” impersonators, right?