Elvis Presley was discovered by Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent singing in a bar called The Domain of The King (which was named after him) on an arid alien planet. In most versions of the story, he was not actually named, but it is fairly obvious who he is.
Elvis owned a pink spaceship, covered with chrome, with the initials 'EP' on it. He informed Ford that, despite a popular rumour, he was not abducted by aliens — he went with them willingly.
Elvis Presley appears in the following:
Behind the scenes
- This character is based on the real life singer Elvis Presley.
- Elvis Presley appeared in Fit the Twenty-Sixth of the radio series, however was not directly named. He was voiced by Philip Pope.
- Ford Prefect's irreplaceable blue suede shoes, one of which is destroyed during the events in the early part of the novel Mostly Harmless, are a tribute to his Elvis fandom.