Magazine article Business Perspectives

Selected Timeline of Elvis Presley since 1977

Magazine article Business Perspectives

Selected Timeline of Elvis Presley since 1977

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1977

On August 16th, Elvis is pronounced dead on arrival at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

1979

On June 26th, Vernon Presley died.

1981

The Elvis Presley trust hired Jack Soden to plan and execute the opening of Graceland to the public and oversee the total operation.

1982

Priscilla Presley spent Elvis' last $500,000 to refurbish Graceland and open it to the public.

On June 7th, Graceland opened for tours.

1983

Graceland acquired the shopping center plaza across the street from the mansion.

1984

Elvis' personal jets, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II JetStar, which Vernon Presley had sold in 1978, were brought back home to Memphis in a joint venture with the current owners.

The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF) was formed (initially known as the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation).

The 1984 W. C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis recognized Elvis for "keeping the blues alive in his music - rock and roll." The Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award presented in 1984 recognized Elvis' influence on country music.

1985

Priscilla Presley's autobiography, Elvis and Me, hit the bookstands.

1986

Elvis was among the first group of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1987

Elvis was honored with the first posthumous presentation of the Award of Merit by the American Music Awards.

1989

The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum was opened in Graceland Plaza.

1991

Graceland was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. …

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