AN ELVIS Presley superfan who met 'The King' three times has written his autobiography.

Todd Slaughter, from Poole, has been involved with the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club since 1962, running the organisation for decades.

During lockdown he decided to put pen to paper and document his life.

Todd said: "For many years Elvis fans have asked me to write a behind-the-scenes book about my experiences running the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain.

"I was fortunate to meet Elvis three times at events."

His book is called 'Elvis And More - The Spoils Of War'.

Todd, who had a heart transplant 26 years ago and recently spent ten days in Poole Hospital with pneumonia and pleurisy, said: "For more than sixty years every pop star has stolen either a big chunk or a little inflection from Elvis and many are proud to admit capturing some of his wizardry.

"Elvis cast a spell on everyone who has a love for musical entertainment.

"For me there was, and still is, life outside of my Elvis bubble. Throughout my autobiography I tell about my life, my family and my failures – at least some of them.

"I share my adventures, trials and tales as a nobody who attempts to make a difference.

"I have stumbled through bad luck, bad health and bad people to celebrate the rare successes and my love of life, despite those who dislike me.

"I cherish those who have cared for, loved and helped me."

Elvis Presley, affectionately known as the king of rock and roll would have turned 86 on Friday (Jan 8, 2021) had he not died in 1977 after a cardiac arrest in his bathroom in Graceland, Memphis.

On October 28, 1956, the star received his polio vaccine on America's 'The Ed Sullivan Show' while millions watched on television, in a bid to convince teens and young adults that they needed the vaccine to protect others from the deadly virus.