Paul McCartney leaves guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave

The former Beatle left the plectrum in Graceland 'so Elvis can play in heaven'

Paul McCartney left a guitar pick on Elvis Presley’s grave this weekend (May 26).

Posting on his Twitter account, the former Beatle left the plectrum on the The King of Rock N’ Roll’s grave and said it was “so Elvis can play in heaven”. He also toured Graceland, Presley’s Memphis mansion.

McCartney was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his Out There tour, which opened in Brazil this week and will visit six countries, including the US, Poland, Italy, Austria and Canada. During the shows so far, the singer has been playing a career-spanning setlist including songs never performed live before, such as ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’ and ‘All Together Now’.

Earlier this month, Macca wrote a letter of support to Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina, who has announced that she is going on hunger strike after being refused the right to attend her own parole hearing. The former Beatle has also written another letter in support of jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who was last month denied parole. The letters have been sent to Russian officials, asking them to consider releasing the two incarcerated women.