Object StatementNewspapers (2), newspaper clippings (4), transcription pages (2), relating to the death of Elvis Presley. paper, made in Australia / United States of America, 1977-1978
Physical DescriptionCollection of newspapers and newspaper clippings announcing the death of Elvis Presley, August 17, 1977 and his birthday the following January 1978.
Newspaper in broad sheet format, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, Wednesday morning edition, August 17, 1977, no 229. 'Death captures crown of Rock and Roll - Elvis dies apparently after heart attack'.
Newspaper in broad sheet format, Memphis Press-Scimitar, Memphis, Tennessee, Special Edition, Wednesday August 17, 1977. 'A lonely life ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard. Memphis leads the world in mourning the Monarch of Rock and Roll'.
Tabloid newspaper front page from The Daily Mirror, Sydney, New South Wales, Late final extra edition, Wednesday August 17, 1977. 'Elvis Dead. Rock King's heart attack'.
Tabloid newspaper special photo tribute from The Daily Mirror, Sydney, New South Wales, late final extra, Thursday August 29, 1977. Colour wrap around lift out.
Tabloid newspaper front page clipping from The Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Wednesday August 17, 1977. 'Elvis dead. Heart attack at 42'.
Broad sheet newspaper clipping from Memphis Press-Scimitar, Memphis Tennessee, Saturday January 7, 1978. 'Elvis' fans in Memphis to say Happy Birthday'.
Two pages out of a notebook transcribed by Irene Combe with the words from Elvis Presley's grave. 'ELVIS / AARON / PRESLEY / JANUARY 8, 1935 / AUGUST 16, 1977 / SON OF / VERNON ELVIS PRESLEY / AND / GLADYS LOVE PRESLEY. / FATHER OF / LISA MARIE PRESLEY./ HE WAS A PRECIOUS GIFT FROM GOD / WE CHERISHED AND LOVED DEARLY / HE HAD GOD-GIVEN TALENT THAT HE SHARED / WITH THE WORLD AND WITHOUT A DOUBT / HE BECAME MOST WIDELY ACCLAIMED / CAPTURING THE HEARTS OF YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE / HE WAS ADMIRED NOT ONLY AS AN ENTERTAINER / BUT AS THE GREAT HUMANITARIAN THAT HE WAS / FOR HIS GENEROSITY AND HIS KIND FEELINGS / FOR HIS FELLOW MAN. / HE REVOLUTIONIZED THE FIELD OF MUSIC AND / RECEIVED ITS HIGHEST AWARDS. / HE BECAME A LIVING LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME / EARNING THE RESPECT AND LOVE OF MILLIONS. / GOD SAW THAT HE NEEDED SOME REST AND / CALLED HIM HOME TO BE WITH HIM. / WE MISS YOU SON AND DADDY. I THANK GOD / THAT HE GAVE US YOU AS OUR SON. / TCB / VERNON PRESLEY'