Elvis items featured at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In this Nov. 25, 2013 photo, a custom motorcycle is displayed in the Elvis exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Over 40 new items on loan from Graceland, excluding the cycle, will be displayed when the exhibit reopens. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Old-time Elvis Presley fans and lots of newer, younger ones flocked to a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Friday to see his stylish ID bracelet, custom-made motorcycle, eye-catching rings and military mementos.
The exhibit opened in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises and includes more than 40 artifacts loaned by his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn.
The items include a walnut-size 41-carat ruby and diamond ring, a 25.5-carat opal ring and a sapphire pinkie ring.
In this Nov. 25, 2013 photo, Andre Sepetavec installs a double-necked guitar in the Elvis exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
The rock hall inducted Presley in 1986 and calls him "the undisputed King of Rock and Roll."
The rock hall says he holds records for the most Top 40 hits with 104 and the most Top 10 hits with 38.
"Elvis was the creator, he was the beginning," said fan Peter Webster, 72, of Portland, Maine, while visiting the rock hall during a family holiday gathering in Cleveland. "There were other people who sang rock 'n roll music before he did, but he brought rock 'n roll music onto the stage."
In this Nov. 25, 2013 photo, a rare Gibson double-necked guitar belonging to Elvis Presley hangs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Visitors lined up to watch a video montage and check out Presley's 1975 custom made SuperTrike motorcycle and the white suit that he wore when he performed the song "If I Can Dream" in a television special.