The impressive suit of the “Aztec Sun” that Elvis Presley wore in his last concert

Elvis Presley wore the legendary Aztec Sun Stone Jumpsuit inspired by Mexico in his last concert (Photo: Instagram / @elvis)

Elvis Presley, the king of Rock n Roll, He gave one last concert before he died, and it was on June 26, 1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.United States, one more stop on the tour where he could already be seen distressed by the problems of his private life, as well as drug abuse.

Behind the scenes, the CBS company was preparing the recording of a musical special called CBS TV: Elvis In Concert, so several of the scenes above the various stages of the tour showed each element of the presentations in detail.

Particularly striking was the mixture of suits, rather jumpsuits designed by Gene Doucette and that combined colorful stones with extravagant chains and huge belts that made them one of a kind, and in time, they were brought to Graceland for display.

Elvis' impressive suit was one of his favorites and it was also very comfortable (Photo: Getty Images)
Elvis’ impressive suit was one of his favorites and it was also very comfortable (Photo: Getty Images)

One of them, the Mexican Sundial, also known as the “Aztec Suit”, adorned with the original “Mexican Sundial Belt”, It showed on its forehead a reinterpretation of the Aztec Sun Stone, one of the most famous pre-Hispanic national art pieces.

The suit, of course. designed by Gene Doucette in the year of 1974, when it first appeared on the Tahoe tour, it was dusted off again for its last tour, wearing it at more than a dozen concerts, including the last show in Indianapolis.

Doucette revealed in an interview with BK Enterprises Canada that for him, the misnamed “Calendario del Sol” or “Aztec Calendar” is an impressive piece. To the center, front and back, Between golden embroidery and multi-color glassware, you can see the god Tonatiuh.

Along the legs, on the other hand, with finishes in the same colour, made a tribute to the Chrysler towerat that time one of the most impressive located in New York City, United States.

As if the legend behind the suit was not enough, it also revealed that there is only one version of the suit (Photo: Getty Images)
As if the legend behind the suit was not enough, it also revealed that there is only one version of the suit (Photo: Getty Images)

“He was always one of her favorites, and he looked amazing when he walked the stage. When the light hit the sun directly, it lit up his face and shoulders, which was impressive.” explained.

In addition, he revealed that the way the suit was made gave the King of Rock much more comfort when he began to gain weight,s could be adjusted with the belt and opened by a zipper that exposed his chest.

As if the legend behind the suit were not enough, he also revealed that there is only one version of the suit, since no replicas were made, nor did he make several for the artist to use, it was always the same, and now it is exhibited in his home.

Elvis Presley wore the legendary Aztec Sun Stone Jumpsuit inspired by Mexico at his last concert (Photo: Facebook / Elvis Presley fans of Nashville)
Elvis Presley wore the legendary Aztec Sun Stone Jumpsuit inspired by Mexico at his last concert (Photo: Facebook / Elvis Presley fans of Nashville)

Was the December 17, 1790 when they found, in the Plaza de Armas of Mexico City, the so-called Aztec Sun Stone, erroneously called the Aztec Calendar over the years.

Through the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) it has been explained that it is “an iconographic stone that commemorates the time created and destroyed by the gods. An image of the cosmogonic order created by the Mexicas”.

The solar disk is represented as a succession of concentric rings that contain different elements related to the time record. In the center is the god Tonatiuh, who was the solar god, and the same one that Elvis Presley represented in his clothes.

Elvis Presley wore a reinterpretation of the Aztec Sun Stone in the suit he wore at his last concert. PHOTO: HECTOR MONTAÑO/INAH/CUARTOSCURO.COM
Elvis Presley wore a reinterpretation of the Aztec Sun Stone in the suit he wore at his last concert. PHOTO: HECTOR MONTAÑO/INAH/CUARTOSCURO.COM

It was the conquerors, after the fall of Tenochtlitlán, who placed the monolith in the Plaza Mayor, where it remained for many years without even being touched until Fray Servando Montúfar, arguing that it was a work of the devil, he had her buried in the second half of the 16th century, according to the text Sun stoneby the archaeologist Bertina Olmedo Vera.

After a couple more moves, the sculpture was transferred to the Anthropology National Museumin the Bosque de Chapultepec, when the year was 1964, and until now it has not moved again.

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The impressive suit of the “Aztec Sun” that Elvis Presley wore in his last concert