Benjamin Keough | Elvis Presleys Grandson
- Benjamin Keough : Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.
- Grandson of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
- Brother of Danielle Riley Keough.
Ben Keough, despite sporting bright aqua colored hair, also carries the very dominant Elvis Presley gene inheriting the famous pout and baby blues eyes that his mother Lisa Marie also dons.The resemblance is spooky to say the least, because given the year, if Ben Keough would dye his locks jet black he would be identical to his late grandpa, The King of Rock and Roll', Elvis Presley.
The resemblance isn't lost on Lisa Marie, either. In 2012, Lisa told CMT that she is sometimes 'overwhelmed' when she looks at Ben and sees her late father.
'He does (look so much like Elvis)!' she said. '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'.
Interestingly enough, while Benjamin Keough is a dead ringer for grandfather Elvis Presley, his grandmother, Priscilla Presley, isn't too keen on unrelated impersonators. When she spoke about the opening of a new chapel bearing her husband's name, Priscilla assured that Elvis impersonators would not be part of the experience.
'This is all first-class', she told the Associated Press recently. 'This is not a joke. The wedding chapel is not a joke'.
Priscilla Presley added that she believes impersonators only cheapen his memory.
'Elvis had a lot of dignity. Elvis had a lot of class', she said. 'He was a beautiful specimen of a man'.
Benjamin Keough isn't the only one of Elvis Presley's grandchildren attracting attention. His sister, Riley Keough, has played a few roles in Hollywood and made headlines briefly in 2013 when rumors circulated that she stole Robert Pattinson away from Kristen Stewart. Those reports turned out to be false, though Riley made headlines again this year when she married her fiancé, Ben Smith-Peterson.
Lisa Marie’s children, Benjamin and Riley, prepare to cut Elvis' five-tiered birthday cake; January 8, 2010.
Benjamin Keough : Elvis Presleys Grandson.
Benjamin Keough - Elvis Presleys Grandson.
Above photos courtesy of Christine.
We have been asked the question; 'Why does Ben Keough wear a star of david?'
Our answer is; we do not know, but his grandfather, Elvis did. He would joke that he did not want to miss out on heaven on a technicality. Also Elvis had the star placed on the monument at Gladys grave.
There was also Jewish ancestry, as noted in our Presley Family History: 1669-1935 article.
Benjamin Keough, Lisa Marie and Riley Keough New Years Eve 2010.
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Elvis Presley Family History
Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.