Few who attended Indianapolis’ Market Square Arena on June 26, 1977, could have possibly known that they were witnessing a piece of history. But that was the date of Elvis Presley’s final ever live concert. Indeed, less than two months later, the King of Rock and Roll would be dead.
As you would expect from the days long before cameraphones, footage of the show remains relatively scarce. But the details that have emerged suggest that the music icon did his live farewell in style. And that he appeared to sense that he might not ever return to the stage, too.
Indeed, the historic show sure was an emotional one. As well as delivering strong renditions of his biggest chart hits and several well-chosen covers, the musical pioneer also welcomed a whole host of pivotal figures in his life to share the spotlight. So here’s a closer look at that momentous concert.