The British rocker said he left behind the pick "so Elvis can play in heaven," according to the Associated Press. He also posted a picture of himself at Graceland holding one of Elvis' Gibson guitars.
McCartney performed a concert in Memphis on Sunday as part of his "Out There" tour. This marked his first visit to the city in 20 years, the Associated Press reported.
"Welcome to #Memphis and have a great show tonight," read a message posted on Presley's official Twitter page, along with a reTweet of McCartney's guitar pick photo.
Elvis, one of the biggest music icons of our time, died on Aug. 16, 1977 at age 42. In 1958, after after releasing No. 1 singles such as "Don't Be Cruel," "All Shook Up" and Love Me Tender" -- which was also the title of his movie debut -- he was drafted to the U.S. military. He spent part of his service in Germany and returned home in 1960 and continued his music and acting career.
by Corinne Heller