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|Vintage Nashville Newspapers #005
of News & Music Events from 1963-Present
1977: Elvis Presley dies at his Graceland Mansion, Fans To
Rock Legend At Graceland Today from the Nashville Banner
Memphis - The large iron gates at Elvis Presley's estate will swing open here this
afternoon for the publics fleeting and final glimpse of the rock 'n' roll legend who died
Tuesday of an apparent heart attack.
The body of the 42 year old singer, whose swift death rivaled his meteoric rise to fame in
the 1950's, will lie in state from 3-5 pm at his mansion "Graceland" for public viewing.
Private services for his family and immediate friends will be a 2pm at the mansion. The
body is under heavy guard at Memphis Funeral Home where employees reportedly were
not allowed near Presley's bronze casket............
Daughter Phones Death Message
"This is Lisa. My Daddy is dead." The quivering voice on the phone belong to
nine-year-old Lisa Marie Presley who was breaking the tragic news of her famous fathers
death of his former sweetheart Linda Thompson..............
Pictures: A 1973 picture of Elvis at a Nashville concert, and devoted fans line the gates
of his Graceland mansion.
Elvis Presley dead at 42. The was big news, the King is dead. I was in Biloxi Mississippi
when I heard the news. I had recently turned down a chance to see Elvis in Mobile
Alabama, one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in my life. This was at a time when
bands like Boston and Led Zeppelin filled the radio airwaves, and I just didn't think Elvis
was cool at that time in my life. What was I thinking?
I did eventually go to Graceland (many times) to see the home and grave of Elvis, after
his death. I last went to Graceland while in Memphis for a 1992 Paul McCartney concerts
at the Memphis Liberty Bowl. I have several pages of Elvis pictures in Nashville (and
Memphis) on my www.TennesseeConcerts.com concert web site.
|Nashville Banner - August 17, 1977 - Nashville Tennessee
FANS TO VIEW ROCK LEGEND
AT GRACELAND MANSION TODAY
|Vintage TV Coverage: Elvis Presley is dead (08-16-1977)
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