Elvis Presley fans young and old flocked to a new exhibit at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum last Friday to see Elvis' stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos. The special exhibit 'A New Side Of Elvis' opened in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The items include a walnut-size 41-carat ruby and diamond ring, a 25.5-carat opal ring and a sapphire pinkie ring.
Visitors lined up to watch a video montage and check out Presley's 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle and the white suit that he wore when he performed the song "If I Can Dream" in a television special.
More than 40 artifacts are on loan from Graceland including the rehearsal schedule from his famed 1971 Lake Tahoe performances, and a wallet-sized Army induction portrait from Fort Chaffee, Ark., where he reported in 1958.
Presley's status as a rock and roll icon is singular. Writer Lester Bangs may have said it best when he quipped: “I can guarantee you one thing - we will never again agree on anything as we agreed on Elvis.”