The 35th anniversary of the life and times of Elvis Presley continues in Memphis with the largest exhibition launching at Graceland in 2012.
“ICON: The Influence of Elvis Presley Presented by Fender” opened March 1, 2012 and will be open until February 2013.
Run by the Graceland archives team with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, this exhibition features 75 artifacts from the Cleveland museum, along with stuff from the collections of many of today’s biggest stars in music who have been influenced by Elvis.
You can check out Bono’s get up from U2’s Zooropa performances, Bob Dylan’s leather jacket from “Real Live,” a 1970s James Brown’s jumpsuit and vestand bits and pieces from superstars such as Elton John, Trisha Yearwood, Joan Jett, Wanda Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Beatles and Katy Perry.
And “Elvis on Tour” follows the 40th anniversary of the Golden Globe award-winning documentary of the same name. An in-depth look at Elvis’ tour. Take a look at the King’s Golden Globe award, jewelry and stage clothing worn by Elvis Presley live, plus rare shots and video footage.
Sounds great! We’re going!