More than 40 artifacts are on display
Elvis Presley fans new and young have a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to experience. The exhibit opened on Friday in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises and includes more than 40 artifacts loaned by his Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN including stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos.
Other items include a walnut-size 41-carat ruby and diamond ring, a 25.5-carat opal ring and a sapphire pinkie ring.
Presley was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 1986 as the “undisputed King of Rock and Roll.” It also says Presley holds the most Top 40 hits with 104 and the most Top 10 hits with 38.
The Associated Press says that visitors lined up to watch a video montage and check out Presley’s 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle and the white suit that he wore when he performed the song “If I Can Dream” in a television special.
Presley’s Army service, which began in 1958 in Fort Chaffe, AK, is the headliner of the exhibit that includes his fatigue shirt, his induction orders and his signed receipt for an M1 rifle.
There’s also the script for a 1968 NBC special and a 1971 souvenir menu for Presley’s shows in Lake Tahoe.
The Presley exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH is updated every two years with loaned items from Graceland.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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