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When the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll returned from his stint in the Army, he was welcomed home by none other than the Chairman of the Board.

Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, two of the most beloved and respected voices in music, teamed up for a television special back in 1960, and the show resulted in a truly unique and
special duet. In celebration of Sinatra’s 100th birthday on Saturday, December 12, the Graceland Blog takes a look at this historic “Welcome Home Elvis” special.

It was announced in July 1959 that Elvis would appear on Frank Sinatra’s variety show upon his release from the Army. He didn’t’ have to wait long: He was released on March 5 and
returned home to Graceland on March 8, and the show was taped on March 26.

“The Frank Sinatra Timex Show” – the variety show was sponsored by Timex –  was filmed at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. Elvis traveled to Miami on March 21, and
rehearsed for several days before the March 26 taping.

Read more at the Graceland Blog