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Selected Timeline of Elvis Presley since 1977

Magazine article Business Perspectives

Selected Timeline of Elvis Presley since 1977

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


On June 26th, Vernon Presley died.


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


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

On June 7th, Graceland opened for tours.


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


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.


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


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


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


The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum was opened in Graceland Plaza.


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

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