British musician and singer Sir Paul McCartney left a personalized guitar pick on the grave of Elvis Presley during the weekend. The star said he did so, so that Elvis could play the guitar in heaven. That same weekend, the singer visited the home of Elvis Presley and paid respect to The King.
McCartney posted a photo of himself as he held a personalized guitar pick, which he laid on Presley’s grave. On Sunday, May 26, 2013, McCartney toured Graceland, Presley’s Memphis mansion, while he was on the North American leg of his ‘Out There’ tour. This trip also marks the first time McCartney visited Tennessee in 20 years.
The ‘My Valentine’ singer also posted a photo of himself while he posed with a guitar with Elvis’s name written on the fretboard. The Beatles and Elvis were considered as rivals in chart history and the band from Liverpool played with Presley in Memphis.
The two icons met in 1965 in LA at a top secret location, when a music journalist who had links with both stars, organized the meeting. Elvis had a huge influence on McCartney and John Lennon. The release of Elvis’s first British single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ in 1956 led Lennon to form his own group, the Quarrymen.