Before Paul Kevin Curtis was accused of sending letters tainted with ricin to members of Congress and the president, the Corinth, Mississippi man adopted the persona of many different 50s and 60s-era rock'n'roll icons in performances at local events. One day, he was Elvis in a satin suit. The next he was a bearded Hank Williams. Then, he was Johnny Cash in sunglasses.
Below, watch the best impersonations by Curtis, who reportedly has a three-octave range and was a seven-time finalist for the Memphis impersonation contest "Images of the King."
Elvis's "Don't Be Cruel"
Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman"
Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire"
Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues"
Curtis sometimes ventured to the 21st century, performing this tribute to Kid Rock wearing the rocker's trademark fedora back in 2010:
And he sang Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" to a tiny crowd at the local Booneville, Miss., Fall Festival in 2009. "Wake up," he yelled to the crowd.
In the videos, Curtis calls himself the "Master of Impressions KC," the same initials that adorned the letters laced with ricin.