Few who attended Indianapolis’ Market Square Arena on June 26, 1977, could possibly have known that they were witnessing a major piece of history. But that was the date of Elvis Presley’s final live concert ever. Indeed, less than two months later the King of Rock and Roll would be dead.
As you would expect from the days long before camera phones, footage of the show remains relatively scarce. Yet the details that have emerged suggest that the music icon did his live farewell in style. And, perhaps, that he appeared to sense that he might not ever return to the stage, either.
The historic show was certainly 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.