I don`t smoke or drink: Presley says in vintage interview

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011, 16:52 PM IST

Los Angeles: Elvis Presley avoided bad habits like smoking and drinking and loved cars and movies, a 1956 interview of the King of Rock and Roll has revealed.

The audio recording shows a sweet and soft-spoken 21-year-old Presley at the threshold of fame, dreaming of conquering the world with his music and finding the girl who can take away his loneliness, reported People magazine.

"I don`t smoke and I don`t drink, and I love to go to movies.

Maybe someday I`m going to have a home and a family of my own, and I`m not going to budge from it. I was an only child, but maybe my kids won`t be," he tells his listeners in a recording included in a five-disc box set featuring interviews and live and studio recordings , due out September 27.

He also addresses the question that every American girl would soon wonder about, "Am I in love? No. I thought I`ve been in love, but I guess I wasn`t. It just passed over. I guess I haven`t met the girl yet, but I will."

Presley had another love in the meantime: cars.

"The first car I ever bought was the most beautiful car I`ve ever seen. I parked it outside of my hotel the day I got it. I sat up all night just looking at it. And the next day, well, the thing caught fire and burned up on the road."

Presley, whose hair style and dance moves are almost as famous as his music, also explains why he can`t stand still when he`s singing.

"Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers and some people just sway back and forth. I just sort of do them all together, I guess," he says.

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