October 19, 1970

Oct19On this day in 1970, Elvis Presley ordered a dozen 14-karat gold rings that he and his wife Priscilla had sketched out a design for.

The pendants featured the letters “TCB” set around a lightning bolt. Designed as totems for the Memphis Mafia (and also for security issues), the symbol stands, in Elvis’ words, for “Taking Care of Business in a Flash”.

They would eventually come to symbolize the ’70s era for Presley.

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