Paul McCartney leaves guitar pick on 1st visit to Graceland
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage during his "Good Evening Europe" European Tour, his first since 2003, at Olympic Hall in Moscow, Russia. Former Beatle Paul McCartney has asked a Russian judge to release members of the Pussy Riot punk group from prison. In letters dated Monday and posted online by the group's supporters, McCartney asks for parole to be granted to Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, currently serving two-year sentences for an impromptu protest in Moscow's main cathedral. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
Memphis, Tenn. • Paul McCartney made his first visit to the one-time home of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll and left a gift behind.
According to the official Twitter account of the former Beatle, McCartney dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave and said it was “so Elvis can play in heaven.”
The lifelong Elvis fan toured Graceland, the Memphis mansion, on Sunday.
He was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his “Out There” tour.
The show at FedExForum marked McCartney’s first visit to the city in two decades.
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