40 Years Ago Today - Springsteen Jumps the Graceland Wall

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40 Years Ago Today - Springsteen Jumps the Graceland Wall

Forty years ago tonight, the Boss tried to meet the king.

The night of April 29, 1976, Bruce Springsteen performed in Memphis to support his album "Born to Run." Sometime after the show - either late on April 29 or in the early morning hours of April 30 - he decided to pass by Elvis Presley's Graceland.

As legend has it, he saw lights on and decided he wanted to meet Elvis Presley. He jumped the wall and ran up the hill to the mansion, where he was stopped by security guards at the front door. Elvis wasn't home, and Springsteen was politely escorted off the property.

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Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 12:07 PM
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