Elvis returns to the Valley

Some of you might remember his last performance at ASU, or what you were doing on August 16th, 1977, when he passed away at his beloved Graceland .

From the days of being called the hillbilly cat to just the "King" are captured as a new exhibit in the Artist Gallery of the Musical Instrument Museum . It traces three decades of the American icon with instruments, stage outfits, and movie memorabilia.

Elvis was known for his love of guitars and his priceless acoustic Martin D-28 that he played at his last concert was restored by the MIM's Conversation Lab to mint condition and on display.

For Elvis admirers like Kathi Denton the exhibit is like walking back in time and remembering the last time she saw the King at ASU in 1977. She recalls Elvis signing his last song of the concert, Can't Stop Falling in Love. "It was beautiful, it just felt like his heart was in it, you didn't want the concert stop, and it was just amazing." Says Denton.

Three Decades of the King exhibit is a must see for any Elvis fan or fan of Rock and Roll. The King may be gone, but his lasting effect is still seen and felt through out the world.

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 East Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix AZ
480.478.6000

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