The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit centered on the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. Considered by many to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, the exhibit is slated to open on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
The exhibit will be located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall and will feature items that recall his army career, his 1968 “Elvis” television special and his appearance in Lake Tahoe
Over forty items are on loan from Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee and represents many elements of Elvis’ career. Items include his 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle, personal jewelry and a new film created specifically for the exhibit showcasing various performances from his career.
Additional exhibit highlights include
• The “If I Can Dream” suit, c. 1968. The white suit Elvis wore when he performed this song in the Elvis television special. It was also pictured on the cover of a soundtrack album
• A rehearsal schedule for Lake Tahoe performances, c. 1971. Throughout Elvis’ career, he held concerts most often in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe
• His ID bracelet and several rings
• His official U.S. Army induction portrait (wallet size) that was taken and issued upon his arrival for basic training, c. 1958
Stop by the Museum Store to check out the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee T-shirt Collection, which includes a one-of-a kind Elvis silkscreened shirt that highlights his unique place in music history. The Collection is also available at rockhall.com beginning Friday, November 22.
For further information, visit www.rockhall.com.
About Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is the undisputed King of Rock and Roll. He rose from humble circumstances to launch the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence. In the words of the historical marker that stands outside the house where he was born: “Presley’s career as a singer and entertainer redefined popular music.”
About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities. For more information visit www.rockhall.com.