REMEMBERING ELVIS: A look back at 'The King' in Las Vegas
Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977
On this day in 1977 the world lost an icon. Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, died on Aug. 16, 1977. Presley was one of the most successful entertainers in Las Vegas. Clark County reports he sold out 837 consecutive shows over a seven-year period, between 1969 and 1976, in Sin City. This gallery contains some photos from the Associated Press archives of the King in Vegas over the years.
** FILE ** Elvis Presley is shown at the International Hotel where he made his first public stage appearance in 9 years in Las Vegas, Nev., in this August 1969, file photo. One month after debuting a surreal re-creation of the Beatles' musical career, Cirque du Soleil announced plans Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, to open an Elvis Presley-themed show on the Las Vegas strip. (AP Photo/file)Photo by: Anonymous/ASSOCIATED PRESS In this April 30, 1956, file photo, Elvis Presley is shown at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. One of the first stages Elvis sang on has been refinished during the renovation of the auditorium at his elementary school in Tupelo, Miss., the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Friday, July 21, 2017. Elvis Presley Birthplace employee Judy Schumpert says the rock 'n' roll king's time at Lawhon was instrumental in helping him pursue music as a boy. Schumpert says Presley's fifth-grade teacher, Oleta Grimes, entered him in his first talent competition.(AP Photo/File)Photo by: AP Liberace, left, is shown with his brother George Liberace, center, and Elvis Presley, at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on April 30, 1956. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Piano virtuoso Liberace is shown playing the guitar with Elvis Presley at the piano in November 1956 at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. (AP Photo)Photo by: AP Presley, bride and wedding cake - This May 1967 file photo of Elvis Presley and his new bride Priscilla cutting the cake at their wedding reception in Las Vegas is transmitted for use as desired on the anniversary of his death. (08/11/1978)(AP Photo)Photo by: ASSOCIATED PRESS