Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 16th

Last Photo of Elvis Presley
This image is the last known photo of Elvis Presley, taken at 12:28 Am on August 16, 1977, hours before he was found dead at Graceland
August 16, 1977 -->
Shortly after midnight Elvis returns to Graceland from a late-night visit to the dentist.Through the early morning of the 16th he takes care of last minute tour details and relaxes with family and staff. He is to fly to Portland, Maine that night and do a show there on the 17th, then continue the scheduled tour. He retires to his master suite at Graceland around 7:00 AM to rest for his evening flight. By late morning, Elvis Presley is dead of heart failure. It is announced by mid-afternoon. In a matter of hours the shock registers around the world.

August 18, 1977Funeral
Learn more about the life and times of Elvis with our book-DVD display @ the library or visit booklist from Madison Public Library.

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