September 24, 1995
Web posted at: 1:30 p.m. EDT
YORBA LINDA, California (CNN) -- Presidential brother Roger Clinton (225K AIFF sound or 225K WAV sound) kicked off the opening of a "Rockin' the White House" exhibit at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Saturday with a foot-stompin', bipartisan performance. (1.3M QuickTime movie)
There were no other live performances for the brand new show, subtitled "Four Decades of Presidents and Popular Music." It features memorabilia such as a Bill Clinton saxophone, along with videos and still photographs -- including the famous shot of Elvis Presley's meeting with Nixon and a more recent shot of Michael Jackson with Ronald Reagan.
The library says the Elvis-Nixon picture from December 1970 is the most requested photo in the history of the national archives. The library also says Nixon was the first president to welcome rock bands to the White House. For example, the Temptations and the Turtles played at daughter Tricia's masquerade ball in 1969.
The exhibit runs through June 2.
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