The Day Elvis Presley Died • Told By Joe Esposito

Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto • Live
7,622 plays

In The Ghetto • Live, Las Vegas, February 1970
From the CD Polk Salad Annie (2004 Follow That Dream Records/FTD)

Elvis Presley Mourners Killed

AUGUST 18, 1977

"I can’t believe Elvis is really dead," Alice Hovatar was telling Patrolman W.C. Greenwood early Thursday, August 18, as she and Joanne Johnson passed the time with idle conversation in front of Graceland Mansion.

It was about 3:30 a.m., and moments later the two 19-year-olds from Monroe, La., would be killed instantly by a driver in a no-traffic lane who, police and witnesses said, seemed drunk and appeared to have floorboarded his accelerator just before plowing into the group.

Officer Greenwood looked up in time to jump out of the way.

Miss Hovatar and Miss Johnson didn’t. Neither did 17-year-old Tammy Baiter, who was in critical condition Thursday night at Methodist Hospital.

A horrified crowd of about 1,000 watched in disbelief as the three bodies were hurled and dragged along Elvis Presley Boulevard.

About a block away police stopped the car, which witnesses said was traveling more than 50 mph when the driver deliberately hit the girls. After a brief scuffle with officers, the driver, Treatise Wheeler, 18, was arrested and later charged with second-degree murder.

 

October 26, 1976 • University Of Dayton, Dayton, OHApproximate attendance: Unknown 

October 26, 1976 • University Of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Approximate attendance: Unknown 

Elvis • On Tour 1970

Elvis • On Tour 1970

A Note, From Elvis • Las Vegas Hilton 1970sFrom the book Elvis By The Presleys 

A Note, From Elvis • Las Vegas Hilton 1970s
From the book Elvis By The Presleys 

Elvis & Priscilla Presley • December 1970

Elvis & Priscilla Presley • December 1970

Unchained Melody • 1977

Unchained Melody • 1977

Elvis Presley - Pledging My Love
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Pledging My Love • Released July 1977
From the album Moody Blue (1977 RCA Records)

The Memphis Mafia • Graceland, October 1970

The Memphis Mafia • Graceland, October 1970

Cincinnati, OH • June 25, 1977With Ginger Alden and Joe Esposito

Cincinnati, OH • June 25, 1977
With Ginger Alden and Joe Esposito

December 31, 1975 • Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MIApproximate attendance: 60,500!

December 31, 1975 • Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI
Approximate attendance: 60,500!

Elvis With Lisa Marie • 1971

Elvis With Lisa Marie • 1971