Elvis Presley (The King of Rock & Roll) Crown Coin Display Gift Set 1977
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The display contains the 1977 Jubilee crown!
The crown is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and the item is housed in a display/protection case, which can be removed for framing if so desired.
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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer, musician and actor. He is often known simply as Elvis, and is also called "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King".
Presley began his career as a singer of rockabilly, performing country and rhythm and blues songs. He developed a combination of country music and blues with a strong back beat, and an energetic delivery - one of the earliest forms of rock & roll. He also had success with ballads, country, gospel, blues, pop, folk and even semi-operatic and jazz standards. In a career of over two decades, Presley set many records for concert attendance, television ratings and records sales. He subsequently became one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music.
Though his appearance had worried many for several years, his death shocked his fans worldwide. Only in the ensuing years did it emerge that Presley had complex and chronic health problems, perhaps most significantly, severe and enduring prescription drug addiction. His death sparked national mourning, and controversy regarding the circumstances.
Even though it is now thirty years on people remember what they were doing when the news broke that The King was dead.
The Year That Was 1977…
• On 7 January, the Charter 77 Declaration is published. Signed by more than 200 Czech intellectuals (including playwright Václav Havel), this calls on the Communist regime to honour its human rights obligations • On 5 July, Pakistan's prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is overthrown in a military coup led by General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq • On 12 September, Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness movement in South Africa, is murdered while in police custody • From 19 to 21 November, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat pays a surprise visit to Israel, where he addresses the country's parliament and calls for peace • The first cases of Aids occur in New York (but remain unidentified until 1981) • Films include two science-fiction blockbusters: George Lucas's Star Wars and Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of a Third Kind • In Britain, the Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen' expresses the punk rock movement's feelings during the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II • Elvis Presley, aged just 42, dies suddenly at home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee •
• Football League Champions were Liverpool, leaving Manchester City in the runners up spot • Liverpool missed out on the double as Manchester United defeated them 2-1 in the FA Cup Final • The Grand National winning horse was ‘Red Rum’ • The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse was ‘Davy Lad’ • The Epsom Derby winning horse was ‘The Minstrel’ • Golf's British Open was won by Tom Watson • Oxford won the Boat Race by seven lengths over Cambridge • Snooker’s Embassy World Championship Final ended John Spencer (England) 25-12 Cliff Thorburn (Canada) • F1 Champion was Niki Lauda driving for Ferrari • The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Bjorn Borg of Sweden (mens) and Virginia Wade of Great Britain (ladies) • American Sport - Super Bowl XI from the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California: Oakland Raiders 32-14 Minnesota Vikings – NBA Championship: Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers – Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees 4-2 Los Angeles (MVP Reggie Jackson) •
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