On February 14, 1973 Elvis Presley visited Muhammad Ali’s before a fight in Las Vegas, Nevada to give him this “Elvis Style” robe that says ‘The People’s Choice” on the back in rhinestones and jewels. Ali thanked Elvis for the robe then went directly to the Las Vegas Convention Center for his fight that night against Joe Bugner.
In 2006, this commercial below was made for BBC Radio 2 showing Elvis Presley on stage introducing his backing band. Elvis then introduces, Marvin Gaye (singer), Jimmy Page (lead guitar), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar), Keith Moon (drums), Sheryl Crow (bass) and Stevie Wonder (piano).
When The Clash released the “London Calling” album in 1979 they paid tribute to “The King” Elvis Presley with the pink and green lettering on the cover from Elvis’ debut album.
The cover of The Clash album “London Calling” is considered one of the best album covers of all time. It’s a blurry photo of Paul Simonon smashing his bass on the stage of The Palladium in New York City on September 21, 1979 during “The Clash Take the Fifth” US tour.
In 1956 Dolores Hicks using the stage name of ‘Dolores Hart’, was signed to play a supporting role as the love interest to Elvis Presley in the 1957 release Loving You and for the 1958’s King Creole. Here’s some shots of Dolores and Elvis…
The upper floor of Elvis Presley’s home “Graceland” is not open to visitors out of respect for the Presley family and partially to avoid any improper focus on the bathroom which was the site of his death.
Victory or Death. Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose has the emblem and phrase tattooed on his left arm. The saying dates back to the Ottoman Empire and also has ties to “The King” Elvis Presley himself.
In the Movie Grease, “Rizzo” (Stockard Channing) leads the girls in the teasing song, “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee.” Standing in front of a picture of Elvis, she uses the lyric. Coincidentally, this scene, was filmed on August 16, 1977 – the date of Elvis Presley’s death.
From November 5, 1971 through September 3, 1973 Elvis Presley performed in concert with this customized Gibson Dove acoustic guitar with an Ebony finish and Elvis Presley inlaid in script on the rosewood fret board. When Elvis began his tour on March 1, 1974 in Tulsa, Oklahoma he performed onstage for the first time with this Ebony 1968 Gibson J200 guitar with the same sticker.
One of rarest Kurt Cobain guitars a Mark IV-style Mosrite Gospel was sold at auction came in it’s original case bearing the words “NIRVANA” and “FUCK ELVIS” in white paint.