☆ELVIS: STATE FUNERAL OF THE KING,1977 ☆ 2 DAYS AFTER EP’s DEATH
Written by megarock on August 19, 2019
August 18, 1977: Funeral services for Elvis Presley are held at Graceland. Inside are 150 mourners, outside are 75,000 more. Presley was entombed in a white marble mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis near the grave of his mother, Gladys, but would be re-buried at Graceland the following November at his father’s request.
Elvis was given the honour of a state funeral. An estimated 500,000 people as well as 1000 Police officers lined the streets of Memphis as his hearse drove b…
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