Insider to share how Nixon came to meet Elvis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The man who arranged the White House meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon is sharing his memories of how it came to happen during Elvis Week activities in Memphis.

A panel titled Elvis Insiders is set for Monday at Graceland, and the list of participants includes former Nixon aide Egil "Bud" Krogh.

The 1970 encounter produced what the National Archives says is the most requested image from its trove.

In the photo the two are shaking hands as a smiling Nixon looks at Presley while the singer, wearing one of his famous large belt buckles and a cloak, gazes toward the camera.

Elvis Week is expected to draw 75,000 fans to mark the 35th anniversary of Presley's death.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 166033766 -
Gray Television, Inc.