Visitors to Elvis Presley’s Graceland on the historic day of July 5 will receive a free limited-edition poster by noted rock ‘n’ roll artist Joe Petruccio. Posters will be available one day only at Guest Services in the ticketing area inside the Graceland Plaza. One poster per party/group while supplies last.
Featuring art created especially for 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll, the prints showcase a young Elvis Presley early in his career clutching his favorite guitar, a 1956 Gibson J200 with the phrase “He Rocked the World.”
On July 5, 1954, Elvis walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. DJ Dewey Phillips played the song on July 8 on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up. Rock ‘n’ Roll was born and the music world changed forever.
Fans can also enjoy a special Elvis-themed fireworks display, celebrate at Sun Studio, explore 60 years exhibits in Memphis, see the new Hard Rock Cafe's location on Beale Street, and take an Elvis-themed tour around Memphis. More information on all of the 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll events and exhibits are listed in our EVENTS section on Graceland.com.