Today marks the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. One of the most popular musical icons of the 20th century, Elvis transformed popular music and had an unprecedented effect on popular culture.
His meeting with RN in 1970 produced some of the most iconic photos of the era — the most powerful man in the world met, by sheer happenstance, for 15 minutes with the most popular force in American music. The backstory is enough to produce a few laughs… Read it all in The Day Elvis Met Nixon  from Egil “Bud” Krogh, the man who made it happen.

Jimmy Byron is a Marketing and Communications Assistant at the Richard Nixon Foundation. He is a second-year student at Chapman University.